April 2 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On April 2

1939 Marvin Gaye (I Heard it Through the Grapevine)
1941 Leon Russell (Lady Blue)
1943 Larry Coryell (US guitarist)
1947 Emmylou Harris
1952 Leon Wilkerson (Lynryd Skynyrd)
1953 David Robinson (The Cars)
1961 Karen Woodward (Bananarama)

Number 1 In The Charts On April 2

1964 Beatles: Can’t Buy Me Love UK 45
1977 Abba: Knowing Me Knowing You UK 45
1977 Frank Sinatra: Portrait UK LP
1977 Fleetwood Mac: Rumours US LP
1983 Pink Floyd: The Final Cut UK LP
1994 Mariah Carey : Music Box : UK LP
1994 Ace of Base : The Sign : US LP

Various Music Events On April 2

1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass have four LP’s in US Top 10, a chart feat never equalled.

1969 Frank Sinatra hits UK chart with My Way, going on to log a total of 122 weeks on chart – the longest run ever

1981 A bottle-shaped children’s book, based on the lyrics of Sting’s Message In A Bottle, is published

1983 U2’s War hits US LP chart

1988 Wishing Well takes Terence Trent D’Arby to the top of the US black charts

1988 Pet Shop Boys hit UK chart at No. 2 with Heart

1997 Singer Joni Mitchell is reunited with Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.

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