Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Abba, Bjorn Ulvaeus Birthday April 25

Musician's Born On April 25

1913 Earl Bostic (US sax player)
1918 Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer)
1923 Albert King (US blues guitarist)
1933 Jerry Leiber (half of Leiber and Stoller writing team)
1945 Bjorn Ulvaeus (Abba)
1945 Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1950 Steve Perrone (Average White Band)
1964 Andy Bell (Erasure)
1969 Darrin Fossella (Liquid Acrobat)

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Abba, Bjorn Ulvaeus Birthday April 25

Deaths April 25

1970 Otis Spann (US blues performer)
1974 Pamela Morrison (wife of Jim)

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Abba, Bjorn Ulvaeus Birthday April 25

Number 1 In The Charts On April 25

1958 Marvin Rainwater: Whole Lotta Woman UK 45
1960 Elvis Presley: Stuck on You US 45
1970 Jackson Five: ABC US 45
1987 Madonna: La Isla Bonita UK 45
1992 Kriss Kross : Jump : US single
1992 Right Said Fred : Up : UK LP
1998 Next : Too Close : US single

Bjorn Ulvaeus, Abba, Bjorn Ulvaeus Birthday April 25

Various Music Events On April 25

1956 Elvis Presley reaches top of US chart with Heartbreak Hotel, his first No. 1

1958 Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen hits UK chart

1977 Elvis Presley records three tracks live (subsequently released on the Moody Blue LP) at Michigan Civic Centre - his last recordings.

1978 Final punk performance at London's 100 Club given by Alternative TV

1981 Wings disband when guitarist Denny Laine quits.

1987 U2 replace Beastie Boys at top of US LP chart with The Joshua Tree

1987 Trio takes Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt into US Top 10 for the first time.

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