Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 20


Dolly Parton
No.1
1974 M.F.S.B.: T.S.O.P. US 45
1985 USA for Africa: We Are the World UK 45
1991 Wilson Philips: You're In Love US 45

Births
1939 Johnny Tillotson (Poetry In Motion)
1948 Craig Frost (Grand Funk)
1951 Luther Van Dross (Stop To Love)

Deaths
1991 Steve Marriott

Steve Marriott
Miscellany
1959 Thirteen-year-old Dolly Parton releases Puppy Love in the US - her first single
1960 Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood to film GI Blues
1968 Deep Purple play their first live show in Jastrup in Denmark
1974 Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run single in the US
1981 John Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas) jailed on soft-drug offences
1985 Dire Straits hit UK chart with So Far Away
1985 Simple Minds' (Don't You) Forget About Me hits UK chart.

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