Thursday, April 14, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 14


Ritchie Blackmore
No.1
1966 Spencer Davis: Somebody Help Me UK 45
1973 Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy UK LP
1979 Art Garfunkel: Bright Eyes UK 45
1979 Doobie Brothers: What A Fool Believes US 45
1990 Tommy Page : I'll Be Your Everything : US single

Births
1935 Loretta Lynn (Country singer)
1945 Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
1946 Patrick Fairley (Marmalade)
1969 Martyn Le Noble (Porno For Pyros)

Deaths
1983 Pete Farndon (Pretenders)
1995 Burl Ives

Pete Farndon (Pretenders)
Miscellany
1954 Midnighters have first big hit since changing their name from The Royals with Work with Me Annie
1956 Little Richard's Long Tall Sally hits top of US R&B chart
1967 With publicity stating them to be 'the most significant talent since the Beatles', Polydor releases Bee Gees' New York Mining Disaster
1967 Denny Laine releases Say You Don't Mind - his first solo single
1968 During a performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Pink Floyd demonstate 'Azimuth co-ordinator', a device for projecting sound from anywhere in the concert hall, called 'more furious madness from the massed gadgets of Auzimenes's.
1969 Following Take II, John and Paul finish The Ballad of John and Yoko, the Beatles single that didn't feature George and Ringo, at Abbey Road
1974 Pete Townshend plays solo for the first time at Roundhouse, London
1980 Gary Numan releases The Touring Principle, the first full-length commercially available video
1984 Michael Jackson's Thriller LP logs 37th week at No. 1 in US - the longest run in pop history

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