Saturday, April 16, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 16


David Pirner (Soul Asylum)
No.1
1969 Desmond Dekker: The Israelites UK 45
1977 David Soul: Don't Give Up on Us US 45
1983 Bonnie Tyler: Faster than the Speed of Night UK LP
1994 Bonnie Raitt : Longing In Their Hearts : US LP

Births
1947 Gerry Rafferty (Baker Street)
1963 Jimmy Osmond (Osmonds)
1963 Nick Berry  
1964 David Pirner (Soul Asylum)

Miscellany
1964 Animals debut on UK chart with Baby Let Me Take You Home
1965 Hollies open their first US tour at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn
1966 Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence enters UK LP chart
1966 Walker Brothers hit US chart with Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More
MC5
1969 MC5 dropped by Elektra after group paid for ad in paper slamming a record store for not carrying their LP
1972 ELO play first live gig (at the Fox and Greyhound in Croydon)
1976 Eric Faulkner (Bay City Rollers) takes pill overdose but recovers in hospital
1990 Second Mandela concert takes place at Wembley, featuring Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and Bonnie Raitt.
1993 Paul McCartney headlines an Earth Day concert at the Hollywood Bowl with Ringo Starr, Steve Miller and Don Henley. He hasn't performed there since he appeared with the Beatles in 1965.
1993 Billy Burnette announces he's leaving Fleetwood Mac. He wants to concentrate on recording country music.

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