April 22 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Peter!

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Musician’s Born On April 22

1922 Charlie Mingus (jazz musician)
1936 Glen Campbell
1937 Jack Nitzsche (Lonely Surfer)
1950 Peter Frampton (Show Me The Way)
1955 Arthur Baker (producer)
1969 Craig Logan (Bros)

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Number 1 In The Charts On April 22

1965 Beatles: Ticket to Ride UK 45
1972 Deep Purple: Machine Head UK LP
1983 David Bowie: Let’s Dance UK LP
1990 Sinead O’ Connor : I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got : US LP
1995 Wet Wet Wet : Picture This : UK LP

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Various Music Events On April 22

1959 Alan Freed premieres his last rock-and-roll move, Go Johnny Go, starring Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens, Jackie Wilson, Eddie Cochran and Flamingos

1961 First annual Country Music Festival held in US, at the 13,000-seater Coliseum in Jacksonville, with Faron Young and Earl Scrubbs

1963 Gene Vincent’s recording contract with Capitol expires. His last recording is a tame remake of Be-Bop-A-Lula

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1965 Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde LP released in the US

1969 John Lennon officially changes his middle name from Winston to Ono in a ceremony on the rooftop of the Beatles’ Apple Building

1977 Jam release first single, In the City

1978 30,000 attend as Bob Marley headlines the One Love peace concert in Kingston for unemployed ghetto kids

1979 Rolling Stones perform two benefit concerts for the blind in Toronto to fulfil terms of Keith Richard’s sentence for heroin trafficking

1989 1927’s That’s When I Think of You hits UK chart

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