Sunday, April 24, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 24


Status Quo
No.1
1959 Buddy Holly: It Doesn't Matter Any More UK 45
1961 Del Shannon: Runaway US 45
1968 Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World UK 45
1976 Led Zeppelin: Presence UK LP
1976 Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound US LP
1982 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder: Ebony and Ivory UK 45
1982 Status Quo: 1982 UK LP
1993 R.E.M : Automatic for the People : UK LP

Births
1942 Barbra Streisand 
1944 Tony Visconti
1945 Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 Robert Knight  
1954 Jack Blades (Night Ranger)
1963 Billy Gould (Faith No More)
1967 Patty Schemel (Hole)
1968 Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors)
Tony Visconti
1974 Brian Marshall (Alter Bridge)
1982 Kelly Clarkson

Miscellany
1961 Bob Dylan makes his recording debut, playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte's LP Midnight Special. He is paid $50.
1971 Fleetwood Mac announce Bob Welsh as replacement for guitarist Jeremy Spencer.
1990 While constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany Roger Waters road crew discovers an unexploded World War II bomb
1992 David Bowie marries fashion model Iman in a secret ceremony in Switzerland.
1993 Farm Aid 6- Willie Nelson, John Cougar Mellencamp and Neil Young were among 40 artists who played in front of 40,000 people at the concert in Ames, Iowa

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