April 9 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve!

Steve Gadd, Steve Gadd Drummer, Steve Gadd Birthday April 9

Musician’s Born On April 9

1932 Carl Perkins (Blue Suede Shoes)
1943 Terry Night (Grand Funk)
1944 Emil Stucchio (Classics)
1945 Steve Gadd
1961 Mark Kelly (Marillion)

Steve Gadd, Steve Gadd Drummer, Steve Gadd Birthday April 9

Deaths On April 9

1998 Brook Benton
1998 Dave Prater (Sam and Dave)
1997 Laura Nyro

Steve Gadd, Steve Gadd Drummer, Steve Gadd Birthday April 9

Number 1 In The Charts On April 9

1966 The Righteous Brothers: Soul and Inspiration US 45
1977 Abba: Dancing Queen US 45
1983 David Bowie: Let’s Dance UK 45
1988 Pet Shop Boys: Heart UK 45
1994 R Kelly : Bump N’Grind : US single
1994 Take That : Everything Changes : UK single
1994 Pink Floyd : The Division Bell : UK LP
1994 Pantera : Far Beyond Driven : US LP

Steve Gadd, Steve Gadd Drummer, Steve Gadd Birthday April 9

Various Music Events On April 9

1964 Rolling Stones make their first live national UK TV appearance, on Ready, Steady, Go.

1965 Rolling Stones’ dress sense attacked by E.M. Roberts, a Welsh headmaster, who is particularly critical of corduroy trousers. He said it was a ‘disservice to the young if adults interpret freedom as a complete disregard of the rules’.

1969 Emerson, Lake and Palmer perform their first concert at the Speakeasy, London

1973 Wings’ My Love released in US, on way to No. 1

1977 Peter Gabriel scores debut solo hit with Solsbury Hill

1989 37 years after his US chart debut with 3 O’Clock Blues, B.B. King finally enjoys UK success, entering chart at No. 12 with U2 on When Love Comes to Town.

1989 Bill Wyman and Mandy Smith announce that they are to marry

1997 Soundgarden announce that they are to disband

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