April 29 – Today In Rock Music History

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Michael Karoli, Can Guitarist, Michael Karoli Birthday April 29

Musician’s Born On April 29

1899 Duke Ellington (band leader)
1928 Carl Gardner (Coasters)
1931 Lonnie Donegan (UK King of Skiffle)
1936 Albee Cracolici (Mystics)
1942 Klaus Voorman (Manfred Mann)
1943 Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys)
1947 Tommy James (Crimson and Clover)
1948 Michael Karoli (Can)
1958 Simon Edwards (Fairground Attraction)
1968 Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips)
1973 Mike Hogan (The Cranberries)

Michael Karoli, Can Guitarist, Michael Karoli Birthday April 29

Deaths On April 29

1935 Leroy Car (blues singer)

Michael Karoli, Can Guitarist, Michael Karoli Birthday April 29

Number 1 In The Charts On April 29

1972 Roberta Flack: First Take : US LP
1978 Bee Gees: Night Fever : UK 45
1995 Various : The Lion King (OST) : US LP
1996 George Michael : Fastlove : UK single

Michael Karoli, Can Guitarist, Michael Karoli Birthday April 29

Various Music Events On April 29

1936 First television interview takes place with actress Peggy O’Neill interviewed at the Ideal Home Exhibition, London

1962 Five days after his son Steve Allen drowns in his home swimming pool, Jerry Lee Lewis returns to the UK for his first visit since the scandal of his marriage to his fourteen-year-old cousin.

1963 Andrew Loog Oldham signs Rolling Stones in management deal.

1965 Gerry and the Pacemakers begin US tour at Brooklyn Fox Theatre

1967 Aretha Franklin’s Respect released in US

1967 Fourteen-hour Technicolour Dream event held in London at Alexandra Palace (with Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Pretty Things and Arthur Brown).

1972 John Lindsay, Mayor of New York, makes a personal plea to US Immigration Authorities not to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

1979 Chris Rea debuts on UK LP chart with Deltics.

1993 Barry White appears on “The Simpsons.”, as a cartoon character!

1995 Rap artist Tupac Shakur,serving a jail term for sex abuse, marries Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility.

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