This is Music History Today for October 30. On this date:
* In 2002, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC was gunned down in a recording studio in New York City.
* In 1987, George Michael released the album Faith.
* In 1984, it was announced that Michael Jackson’s Thriller album had sold over 20 million records. It was accomplished in 100 weeks; the quickest any album had gotten to 20 million.
* In 2003, the musical Wicked premiered on Broadway.
* In 1991, country singer Clint Black married actress Lisa Hartman.
Born on this date:
* Gavin Rossdale of Bush
* Joey BellaDonna of Anthrax
* Jeannie Kendall of the Kendalls
* Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles
* Chris Slade of Uriah Heep
* Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane
* Otis Williams of the Temptations
* Jerry de Borg of Jesus Jones