April 20 – Today In Rock Music History

Craig Frost, Grand Funk Railroad Keyboards, Craig Frost Birthday April 20

Births

1929 Bob Braun (Til Death Us Do Part)
1939 Johnny Tillotson (Poetry In Motion)
1948 Craig Frost (Grand Funk)
1951 Luther Van Dross (Stop To Love)

Craig Frost, Grand Funk Railroad Keyboards, Craig Frost Birthday April 20

Deaths On April 20

1991 Steve Marriott

Number 1 In The Charts On April 20

1974 M.F.S.B.: T.S.O.P. US 45
1985 USA for Africa: We Are the World UK 45
1991 Wilson Philips: You’re In Love US 45

Craig Frost, Grand Funk Railroad Keyboards, Craig Frost Birthday April 20

Various Music Events On April 20

1959 Thirteen-year-old Dolly Parton releases Puppy Love in the US – her first single

1960 Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood to film GI Blues

1968 Deep Purple play their first live show in Jastrup in Denmark

1974 Paul McCartney releases Band on the Run single in the US

1981 John Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas) jailed on soft-drug offenses

1985 Dire Straits hit UK chart with So Far Away

1985 Simple Minds’ (Don’t You) Forget About Me hits UK chart.

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