Thursday, April 28, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 28


Faces
No.1
1966 Dusty Springfield: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me UK 45
1973 Faces: Ooh La La UK LP
1979 Leo Sayer: Very Best of Leo Sayer UK LP
1979 Blondie: Heart of Glass US 45
1990 Carpenters : Only Yesterday : UK LP
1997 Michael Jackson : Blood On The Dance Floor : UK single

Births
1945 John Wolters (Dr. Hook)
1953 Kim Gordan (Sonic Youth)
1968 Daisy Berkowitz (Marilyn Manson)

Deaths
1980 Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)
1981 Steve Currie (T-Rex)

Miscellany
1955 Alan Freed and Coral invalidate his contract as label A&R man only a month after he signed. Freed says he does not have the time to do the job properly.
1963 Andrew Loog Oldham sees the Rolling Stones play for the first time at Crawdaddy, Richmond.
1968 Hair opens in New York (at Biltimore Theatre)
The Police
1973 Roger Daltrey goes into Top 10 for the first time with Giving it All Away
1973 Dark Side of the Moon tops US LP chart for one week for Pink Floyd before going on to become longest-running US chart LP of all time
1978 FM premieres to dismal reviews in Los Angeles and New York
1979 Police enter UK chart with Roxanne
1982 The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from "experts" who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: "I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there's no escaping it. Here's to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan."
1999 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2003 Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack went into rehab. The 17 year old was a patient at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California.

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