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Flashback: 18th of October

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Naked John Lennon is named the top US magazine cover

The Rolling Stone front cover, taken by Annie Leibovitz and showing Lennon curled around Yoko Ono, was picked by editors, artists and designers. The magazine was published a month after Lennon's murder in December 1980. The society picked its favorite images at its conference in Puerto Rico to mark the 40th anniversary of its awards ceremony.

Buggles are at #1 on the UK singles chart

Video Killed the Radio Star is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club for their album English Garden, and later by British group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes. The track topped sixteen international music charts.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first gig

The first official appearance of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience", invited by French singer Johnny Hallyday, was at the Novelty in ร‰vreux, France. Six days later the band played their first UK gig at a private showcase at the Scotch of St James.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1987

Zac Efron

died 1931

Thomas Edison

born 1979

Ne-Yo