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April 30 – Today In Rock Music History

April 30, 2010

Musician’s Born On April 30

1927 Johnny Horton (Battle of New Orleans)
1933 Willie Nelson (country singer)
1943 Bobby Vee (Take Good Care Of My Baby)
1953 Merrill Osmond (Osmonds)

Deaths On April 30

1966 Richard Farina (US folk singer)
1983 Muddy Waters (blues guitarist)
1993 Mick Ronson

Number 1 In The Charts On April 30

1966 Rolling Stones: Aftermath UK LP
1966 Young Rascals: Good Lovin’ US 45
1977 Glenn Campbell: Southern Lights US 45
1983 Spandau Ballet: True UK 45
1983 Michael Jackson; Beat It US 45
1988 Starlight Express: Theme from Starlight Express UK 45
1988 Erasure: The Innocents UK LP

Various Music Events On April 30

1954 The Metropolitan Disc Jockey Club and Association of Broadcasting is launched in the US with a New York press party

1958 Carole King released The Right Girl (b/w Goin’ Wild), her first ever single on ABC Paramount

1964 Beatles receive $140,000 dollars for the sale of brand-name bubble gum in the USA.

1965 Bob Dylan opens his UK tour in Sheffield

1965 Kinks begin their first headlining UK tour, supported by Yardbirds.

1968 The Kaleidoscope Ballroom opens on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles with Jefferson Airplane and Canned Heat.

1970 Allmann Brothers’ road manager Twiggs Lyndon arrested for murder. He stabbed a club manager for breach of contract.

1978 Rock against Racism Rally held in Victoria Park, featuring Clash and Tom Robinson

1980 Film McVicar, starring Roger Daltrey, premieres in London.

1992 Madonna’s bustier is stolen from “Fredrick’s Of Hollywood” while Los Angeles is gripped by rioting and looting, following the Rodney King verdict, . A $1,000 reward is offered for its return

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April 30 – Today in Beatles History

April 30, 2010

1964
Concert at the Odeon, Glasgow.

1965
The Fourmost move into cabaret, with bookings set for the Flamingo in Darlington, the Cabaret Club in Manchester, and La Dolce Vita in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1969
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.15pm. Playback of recently recorded titles.
Studio 3. 7.15pm-2.00am. Recording: ‘Let It Be’ (overdub onto take 27); ‘You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)’ (overdub onto take 30). Mono mixing: ‘You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)’ (remixes 1-3, from take 30). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
Recording of single version lead guitar solo for ‘Let It Be’. John and Paul record vocals and sound effects for ‘You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)’.

Dispute between ATV and the Beatles for the control of Northern Songs Ltd.

1997
Abbey Road Studios. Recording of ‘Standing Stone’ by theLondon Symphony Orchestra begins. Paul attends.

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April 29 – Today In Rock Music History

April 29, 2010

We Miss You Michael!

Michael Karoli, Can Guitarist, Michael Karoli Birthday April 29

Musician’s Born On April 29

1899 Duke Ellington (band leader)
1928 Carl Gardner (Coasters)
1931 Lonnie Donegan (UK King of Skiffle)
1936 Albee Cracolici (Mystics)
1942 Klaus Voorman (Manfred Mann)
1943 Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys)
1947 Tommy James (Crimson and Clover)
1948 Michael Karoli (Can)
1958 Simon Edwards (Fairground Attraction)
1968 Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips)
1973 Mike Hogan (The Cranberries)

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Deaths On April 29

1935 Leroy Car (blues singer)

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Number 1 In The Charts On April 29

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

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Various Music Events On April 29

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

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.

1993 Barry White appears on “The Simpsons.”, as a cartoon character!

1995 Rap artist Tupac Shakur,serving a jail term for sex abuse, marries Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility.

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April 29 – Today in Beatles History

April 29, 2010

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1964
‘Please Please Me’ LP, 58th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
‘With The Beatles’, 23rd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Morning. Photographic session with Beatles’ wax figures at Madame Tussaud’s.
Evening. Concert in Edinburgh.

Gene Loving ends stay at the Harrison household in Liverpool.[28 April?]

1966
Studio 3. 5.00pm-1.00am. Recording: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (over dub onto take 15). Mono mixing: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (remixes 1-3, from take15). Recording: ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ (overdub onto take 11). Producer:George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

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1967
6th and last performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

Alexandra Palace and Pavilion, London. Evening. ’14 Hour Technicolor Dream’, benefit event for ‘International Times’,underground newspaper. Yoko Ono is one of the performers. John attends part of the event.

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1969
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: ‘Octopus’s Garden'(overdub onto take 32). Stereo mixing: ‘Octopus’s Garden’ (remixes1-4, from take 32). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt;2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.30pm. Playback of recently recorded titles.

1972
John Lindsay, New York mayor, asks the federal authorities permission for John and Yoko’s permanent residence in the US and the deportation processes to be canceled.

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April 28 – Today In Rock Music History

April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Kim!

Musician’s Born On April 28

1945 John Wolters (Dr. Hook)
1953 Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
1968 Daisy Berkowitz (Marilyn Manson)
1969 Mica Paris (My One Temptation)

Deaths On April 28

1975 Tom Donahue (inventor of ‘Progressive Radio’ format)
1980 Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 28

1958 David Seville: Witch Doctor US 45
1960 Anthony Newley: Do You Mind UK 45
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

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)

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

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April 28 – Today in Beatles History

April 28, 2010

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1963
Brian and John fly to Spain for a 12-day vacation.

1964
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Filiming for Associated-Rediffusion’s ‘Around The Beatles’.

The Pilgrim Theatre Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of the opening directors.

Gene Loving ends stay at the Harrison household in Liverpool.[29 April?]

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1965
‘Ticket To Ride’ number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Studio 2. 5.00-7.50pm. Recording: ‘Eleanor Rigby’ (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 14 into take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Henry Moss cuts the mono version of ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

5th performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

1974
Mark Lapidos approaches John with an idea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the US, to become the Chicago Beatlefest. John answers him: ‘I’m all for it. I’m a Beatle fan too.’

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1975
Ringo sings ‘No No Song’ with Dick and Tom Smothers, for the US TV show ‘Smothers Brothers Show’.

1997
UK single release: ‘Young Boy’.
Germany single release: ‘Young Boy’.

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April 27 – Today In Rock Music History

April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Ace!

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Musician’s Born On April 27

1932 Maxine Brown (Browns)
1932 Casey Kasem
1947 Anne Peebles (I Can’t Stand The Rain)
1948 Kate Pierson (B-52s)
1951 Paul ‘Ace’ Frehley (Kiss)
1959 Sheena Easton (9 to 5/Morning Train)
1959 Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants)

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Deaths On April 27

1972 Phil King (Blue Oyster Cult)

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Number 1 In The Charts On April 27

1963 Little Peggy March: I Will Follow Him US 45
1967 Sandie Shaw: Puppet on a String UK 45
1974 Chicago: Chicago VII US LP
1985 USA for Africa: We are the World US LP
1991 Amy Grant: Baby Baby : US 45
1998 Boyzone : All That I Need : UK single

Various Music Events On April 27

1961 Del Shannon debuts on UK chart with Runaway

1967 Bee Gees debut on UK chart with New York Mining Disaster

1967 Traffic enters US charts with debut LP Mr. Fantasy

1968 Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson released in the US

Ace Frehley, Kiss, Ace Frehley Birthday April 27

1975 511 pot-smokers busted over course of five-night series of concerts by Pink Floyd at a sports arena in Los Angeles

1976 David Bowie delayed for several hours when his special train is stopped on the Russian-Polish border. Customs confiscate Nazi books, memorabilia, etc. Bowie states Britain would benefit from a fascist leader and says he would eventually like the job himself.

1977 Southside Johnny and Asbury Jukes make their movie debut in Behind the Lines, the story of a struggling underground newspaper

1981 Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach at Marylebone Registry Office

1990 The American leg of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” world tour starts. Bowie says this tour will be the last time he will perform his old hits like “Golden Years” and “Fame.”

1990 Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses marries Don Everly’s daughter, Erin. The marriage lasts 27 days.

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April 27 – Today in Beatles History

April 27, 2010

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1964
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Rehearsal for ‘Around The Beatles’.

US single release: ‘Love Me Do’/’P.S. I Love You’.
US single release: ‘A World Without Love’, 1st of Peter and Gordon.

‘In His Own Write’ is published in the USA.

The Searchers, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Cilla Black, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Dusty Springfield and Gerry and the Pacemakers promise to give their services in a series of concerts to raise money for the building of the Pilgrim Theatre.

The share capital of NEMS Enterprises Limited is increased from the original 100 pounds to 10,000 pounds, with the creation of 9,900 ordinary shares. Each Beatle receives 250, Brian 4950 and Clive 3950 of them.

Broadcast of performance for ‘Ready Steady Go’ (filmed 20 March 1964).

Gene Loving stays at the Harrison household in Liverpool.

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1965
The Paramounts sign an agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.

1966
‘Rubber Soul’, 21st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 3 (control room only). 6.00-11.30pm. Mono mixing: ‘Taxman’ (remix 1, from take 12); ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ (remix 6, from take 10); ‘Mark I’ (working title of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’) (remixes 1-9, from take 3).
Studio 3. 11.30pm-3.00am. Recording: ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ (takes 1-11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

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1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-12.45am. Recording: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ (remixes 1-4, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
A session is booked for May 3. Emerick and Townsend excuse themselves for being booked for other session, with the Wurzels, that same day.

4th performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

1969
Abbey Road. Recording: ‘John And Yoko’ [re-make].

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1970
John is cleared of the indecency charge in the High Court and the case is dismissed. John’s lithographies return to the London Arts Gallery.

1981
Marriage of Ringo and Barbara Bach, at the Registrar’s Office, Marylebone Road, London. Paul, Linda, George and Olivia attend.

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April 26 – Today In Rock Music History

April 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Roger Taylor!

Musician’s Born On April 26

1886 Ma Rainey
1938 Duane Eddy (Rebel Rouser)
1938 Maurice Williams (Zodiacs)
1942 Bobby Rydell (Sway)
1945 Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth)
1947 Pete Ham (Badfinger)
1960 Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
1971 T-Boz (TLC)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 26

1969 Hair soundtrack US LP
1975 B.J. Thomas; (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song US 45
1980 Blondie: Call Me UK 45
1986 Roxy Music: Street Life: 20 Greatest Hits UK LP
1986 Van Halen: 5150 US LP
1991 Amy Grant : Baby Baby : US single
1997 Depeche Mode : Ultra : UK LP

Various Music Events On April 26

1964 Phenomenal audience response as Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brian Poole and Cliff Richard appear at NME poll-winners concert.

1964 Rolling Stones release their first LP

1977 Studio 54 disco opens in New York

1978 Ringo Starr stars in his first TV special in America – an updated version of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper

1980 Studio 54 disco in New York closes

1980 Beat release first digitally recorded single, Mirror in the Bathroom on Go Feet label

1982 Rod Stewart mugged and robbed of his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

1982 Joe Strummer of Clash goes missing.

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April 26 – Today in Beatles History

April 26, 2010

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1963
UK LP release: ‘Please Please Me’ (stereo version).
UK single release: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’/’I’ll Be On My Way’, 1st record by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
Performance for the New Musical Express Poll Winner’s Concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Filmed by ABC-TV.
Other acts: The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Dave ClarkFive, Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Gene Loving, Louise Harrison Caldwell and George’s motherpresent at the concert and the Beatles dressing room before the show,Gene records interviews with the Beatles, and after the show thethree go to Liverpool.

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1966
Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.45am. Recording: ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ [re-make] (takes 3-13, overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.00am. Recording: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

3rd performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

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1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 15th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’, number 1.

Richard Asher disappears.

2.30-4.15pm. 2nd stereo mix of ‘John and Yoko’. 1st work of Richard Langham back with the Beatles.
Studio 2. 4.30pm-4.15am. Recording: ‘Oh! Darling’ (overdub onto take 26); ‘Octopus’s Garden’ (takes 1-32). Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Recording of 1st Paul’s vocal trial for ‘Oh! Darling’. 1st session of Richard Langham back as 2nd engineer, returning from Europe.

1978
Recording of NBC-TV’s show ‘Ringo’.

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