Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 19


Blondie
No.1
1975 Stylistics: The Best of The Stylistics UK LP
1980 Rose Royce: Greatest Hits UK LP
1980 Blondie: Call Me US 45
1986 George Michael: A Different Corner UK 45
1986 Prince: Kiss US 45
1997 Chemical Brothers : Dig Your Own Hole : UK LP



Births
1928 Alexis Korner
1942 Alan Price (Animals)
1942 Mark Volman (Turtles)

Miscellany
1960 Elvis Presley sets off to travel by train from Memphis to Hollywood to film GI Blues, having developed a fear of flying
1965 Teenage Command, the film of the TAMI show (Teenage Music International) partly financed by Phil Spector and starring James Brown, the Supremes and the Rolling Stones, opens in London.
Alexis Korner
1970 James Taylor's Sweet Baby James hits US LP chart
1972 Roberta Flack goes gold with First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
1975 Steely Dan's Katy Lied hits US LP chart
1978 More than forty musicians, including Carly Simon, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall, petition Jimmy Carter to halt USA's commitment to nuclear power
1980 Brian Johnson replaces Bon Scott as lead singer of AC/DC
1988 Sonny Bono is inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs.

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