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April 17 : This Day in Music History
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Deaths

1960 : "Summertime Blues" singer Eddie Cochran dies in England when the taxi he is riding in crashes. He was just 21.
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Band Dynamics (1)

2007 : Arcturus officially announces they are splitting up.

Births (14)

1882 : Artur Schnabel
1934 : Don Kirschner
1936 : Tony Bellus
1940 : Billy Fury
1943 : Roy Estrada (Captain Beefheart, Mothers of Invention, Little Feat)
1944 : Bobby Curtola
1948 : Jan Hammer
1954 : Michael Sembello
1955 : Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks singer/guitarist) is born in Leigh, Lancashire, England.
1964 : James Keenan (Tool)
1967 : Liz Phair
1970 : Redman
1974 : Victoria Adams (The Spice Girls)
1997 : Country singer Toby Keith and his wife Tricia welcome new arrival Stelen Keith Covel to the family.

Charts (4)

1971 : Each of the four ex-Beatles has a solo single on the UK chart.
1971 : Three Dog Night's Joy To The World reaches #1, where it will stay for six weeks.
1979 : No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Amii Stewart's Knock On Wood
2008 : With Spirit, Leona Lewis becomes the first British woman to go straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with a debut album.

Concerts and Festivals (4)

1964 : Them (with Van Morrison) make their first concert appearance, at Belfast's Maritime Hotel.
1969 : The first solo concert by The Band is held, in San Francisco, CA.
1970 : Johnny Cash plays for President Richard Nixon at the White House, performing his song "What Is Truth." Nixon requested a song called "Welfare Cadillac," which Cash politely declined to play.
1980 : Bob Marley performs at the Independence Day celebration in Salisbury, Zimbabwe.

Deaths (8)

1960 : "Summertime Blues" singer Eddie Cochran dies in England when the taxi he is riding in crashes. He was just 21.
1974 : Vinnie Taylor (Sha Na Na)
1982 : "The seventh Commodore," long-time manager and dear friend Benny Ashburn, dies from a heart attack. Only a short time later Lionel Richie officially announces his departure from the group to pursue his solo career.
1983 : Felix Pappalardi (Mountain)
1991 : Jack Yellen
1998 : Linda McCartney (Wings)
2003 : Earl King
2008 : Danny Federici (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band)

Incidents (1)

1960 : Gene Vincent is seriously injured in a Wiltshire, England car crash in which Eddie Cochran dies.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

1993 : Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles marries screenwriter Jay Roach in Los Angeles.
1995 : Judy Collins gets married 18 years to the day after meeting her husband-to-be.

Recordings (1)

1958 : Ricky Nelson, "Poor Little Fool"

Releases (1)

1970 : Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, McCartney, in the UK.

TV, Radio, Press (1)

2000 : "I Will Survive" singer Gloria Gaynor makes an appearance on Ally McBeal.
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