April 6 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Michelle!

Michelle Phillips, Mamas and the Pappas Singer, Michelle Phillips Birthday June 4

Musician’s Born On April 6

1937 Merle Haggard (US country singer)
1944 Michelle Gilliam (Mamas and the Papas)
1947 Tony Connor (Hot Chocolate)
1962 Stan Cullimore (Housemartins)

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Number 1 In The Charts On April 6

1957 Perry Como: Round and Round US 45
1968 Simon and Garfunkel: The Graduate US LP
1974 Terry Jacks: Seasons in the Sun UK 45
1979 Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute US LP
1985 Paul Young: The Secret of Association UK LP
1991 Gloria Estefan: Coming Out of the Dark US 45
1996 Take That : Greatest Hits : UK LP

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Various Music Events On April 6

1956 Elvis Presley signs a three-picture deal with Paramount only five days after his first screen test

1957 Frankie Lyman’s I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent released in UK

1959 Ritchie Valens LP (including Donna, La Bamba) hits US chart

1963 Beatles enter UK LP chart for first time with Please Please Me

1963 ABC Paramount record label signs Fats Domino, who has been with Imperial since the start of his career

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1968 Incredible String Band’s Hangman’s Daughter hits UK LP chart

1968 Syd Barrett officially leaves Pink Floyd

1968 Beatles open their Apple Corporation office at 95 Wigmore Street, London

1969 Pete Quaife leaves the Kinks, to be replaced by John ‘Nobby’ Dalton

1971 Rolling Stone Records is formed

1973 Queen sign their first recording contract

1974 Ladies and Gentlement, The Rolling Stones, the first film with quadrophonic sound, premiers at the Ziegfield Theatre, New York.

1979 Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton.

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