Friday, April 29, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 29


Avril Lavigne
No.1
1972 Roberta Flack: First Take : US LP
1978 Bee Gees: Night Fever : UK 45
1995 Various : The Lion King (OST) : US LP
1996 George Michael : Fastlove : UK single
2007 Avril Lavigne: The Best Damned Thing No.1 on the US and UK album charts.

Births
1899 Duke Ellington  
1942 Klaus Voorman (Manfred Mann)
1943 Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys)
1947 Tommy James (King Crimson)
1948 Michael Karoli (Can)
1958 Simon Edwards (Fairground Attraction)
1968 Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips)
1973 Mike Hogan (The Cranberries)
1974 Anggun

Miscellany
1936 First television interview takes place with actress Peggy O'Neill interviewed at the Ideal Home Exhibition, London
1962 Five days after his son Steve Allen drowns in his home swimming pool, Jerry Lee Lewis returns to the UK for his first visit since the scandal of his marriage to his fourteen-year-old cousin.
1963 Andrew Loog Oldham signs Rolling Stones in management deal.
1965 Gerry and the Pacemakers begin US tour at Brooklyn Fox Theatre
1967 Aretha Franklin's Respect released in US
Dorothea & Jon Bon Jovi
1967 Fourteen-hour Technicolour Dream event held in London at Alexandra Palace (with Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Pretty Things and Arthur Brown).
1972 John Lindsay, Mayor of New York, makes a personal plea to US Immigration Authorities not to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
1979 Chris Rea debuts on UK LP chart with Deltics.
1980 Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne.
1989 Jon Bon Jovi married childhood sweetheart Dorothea Hurley on the steps of the Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas.
1998 Steven Tyler broke his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska delaying Aerosmith's 'Nine Lives' tour and necessitating camera angle adjustments for the filming of the video for 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.'

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