Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Barbra!

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Musician's Born On April 24

1942 Barbra Streisand
1945 Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 Robert Knight (Love On A Mountain Top)
1947 Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull)
1958 Boris Williams (formerly of The Cure)
1959 Bruno Brookes (DJ)
1963 Billy Gould (Faith No More)
1967 Patty Schemel (Hole)
1968 Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 24

1953 Frankie Laine: I Believe UK 45
1959 Buddy Holly: It Doesn't Matter Any More UK 45
1961 Del Shannon: Runaway US 45
1965 Wayne Fontana: Game of Love US 45
1968 Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World UK 45
1976 Led Zeppelin: Presence UK LP
1976 Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound US LP
1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder: Ebony and Ivory UK 45
1982 Status Quo: 1982 UK LP
1993 R.E.M : Automatic for the People : UK LP

Various Music Events On April 24

1953 Guy Mitchell hits UK chart at No. 4 with Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie

1957 Ricky Nelson's first single, A Teenager's Romance, released on Verve in US. Sells 60,000 in three days

1958 Dion and the Belmonts release debut single, I Wonder Why

1959 Your Hit Parade, the Saturday night pop-music show that's been running since April 1935, has its last US radio broadcast.

1961 Bob Dylan makes his recording debut, playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's LP Midnight Special. He is paid $50.

1965 US Top 3 are all from Manchester,
1. Wayne Fontana: Game of Love
2. Herman's Hermits: Mrs. Brown You Have a Lovely Daughter
3. Freddie and the Dreamers: I'm Telling You Now

1971 Fleetwood Mac announce Bob Welsh as replacement for guitarist Jeremy Spencer.

1990 While constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany Roger Waters road crew discovers an unexploded World War II bomb

1992 David Bowie marries fashion model Iman in a secret ceremony in Switzerland.

1993 Farm Aid 6- Willie Nelson, John Cougar Mellencamp and Neil Young were among 40 artists who played in front of40,000 people at the concert in Ames, Iowa

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