Today, on October 18th, we look back at some major events in music history that have taken place on this day.

In 1926, the legendary jazz singer and songwriter, Chuck Berry, was born. Berry is often regarded as one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, with hits such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven” still being widely celebrated today.

On this day in 1968, the iconic rock band Led Zeppelin played their first show under that name at the University of Surrey in England. Led Zeppelin would go on to become one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, with their blend of blues, rock, and folk music captivating audiences around the world.

In 1986, the rock band Bon Jovi released their third studio album, “Slippery When Wet.” The album featured hit singles such as “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer,” solidifying Bon Jovi’s status as one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980s.

On this day in 2011, the music world mourned the loss of the talented singer-songwriter, Heavy D. Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, was known for hits such as “Now That We Found Love” and “Nuttin’ But Love,” and was a prominent figure in the hip-hop and R&B music scene.

As we reflect on these significant moments in music history that occurred on October 18th, we are reminded of the immense impact that music has had on our lives and culture, shaping our experiences and memories in profound ways.