April 10 – Today In Rock Music History

Brian Setzer, Brain Setzer Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Birthday April 10

Musician’s Born On April 10

1911 Martin Denny (Quiet Village)
1921 Sheb Wooley (Purple People Eater)
1932 Nathaniel Nelson (Flamingos)
1936 Glen Campbell (Rhinestone Cowboy)
1940 Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers)
1940 Ricky Valence (Tell Laura I Love Her)
1947 Bunny Wailer (Wailers)
1957 Steve Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs)
1959 Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)

Brian Setzer, Brain Setzer Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Birthday April 10

Deaths On April 10

1958 Chuck Willis
1962 Stu Sutcliffe (original Beatle)

Brian Setzer, Brain Setzer Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Birthday April 10

Number 1 In The Charts On April 10

1965 Freddie and the Dreamers: I’m Telling You Now US 45
1968 Cliff Richard: Congratulations UK 45
1976 Frampton Comes Alive US LP
1982 Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast UK LP
1993 Suede : Suede : UK LP
1993 Depeche Mode : Songs of Faith and Devotion : US LP

Brian Setzer, Brain Setzer Stray Cats, Brian Setzer Birthday April 10

Various Music Events On April 10

1956 Nat King Cole badly beaten up on stage before a white audience in Birmingham, Alabama

1967 The Who begins a six-day season at Brian Epstein’s Saville Theatre, with Jimi Hendrix on the bill

1967 Paul McCartney visits Beach Boys’ recording session, producing Vegetables

1970 Doors singer Jim Morrison is dragged offstage by keyboardist Ray Manzerak during a concert in Boston, when Morrison screams to the audience, ‘Would you like to see my genitals’

1970 Paul McCartney announces he’s quitting the Beatles, is forming ‘McCartney Productions’, and that he’s bought the film rights to Rupert the Bear.

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