April 5 – Today In Rock Music History

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Musician’s Born On April 5

1928 Tony Williams (Platters)
1941 Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention)
1941 David La Flame (It’s a Beautiful Day)
1941 Eric Burdon (Animals)
1942 Alan Clarke (Hollies)
1950 Agnetha Ulvaeus (Abba)
1951 Everton Morton (Beat)
1954 Stan Ridgway (Camouflage)
1955 Janice Long (DJ)
1965 Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Deaths On April 5

1983 Danny Rapp (Danny and the Juniors)
1998 Cozy Powell

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Number 1 In The Charts On April 5

1975 Minnie Ripperton: Lovin’ You US 45
1980 Genesis: Duke UK LP

Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and the animals, Eric Burdon Birthday April 4

Various Music Events On April 5

1958 Irving Feld’s Greatest Show of Stars, with Sam Cooke headlining, begins eight-day tour. Also featured are the Everly Brothers, Royal Teens and Clyde McPhatter.

1962 Drifters’ When My Little Girl Is Smiling hits UK chart.

1967 Paul McCartney flies to US for Jane Asher’s 21st birthday party in Denver, Colorado, carrying a large diamond ring which she later lost

1969 The first International Festival of Country Music takes place at Wembley

1977 Music for the Deep! 115 American musicians and environmentalists take part in four concerts in Tokyo as Japan Celebrates the Whale and Dolphin. There are appearances by Jackson Browne, John Sebastian, J.D.Souther and Richie Havens

1979 Madness change their name from the North London Avengers

1983 Beach Boys and Grass Roots banned by Interior Secretary James Watt from performing at annual Fourth of July celebration in Washington.

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