10 April

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1989 The Cult release their fourth album, Sonic Temple, which peaks at #10 on the US chart. The album features some of The Cult's biggest hits, including "Fire Woman," "Sun King," "Edie (Ciao Baby)" and "Sweet Soul Sister."

1988 George Michael and Madonna are "honored" at the 8th Golden Raspberry Awards, where the former Wham! singer takes Worst Original Song for "I Want Your Sex," the #2 hit featured in Beverly Hills Cop II, and Madonna is named Worst Actress for her role as Nikki Finn in Who's That Girl. It's Madge's second consecutive win in the category, having landed the prize the year before for her role in Shanghai Surprise.

1986 Linda Creed, the "Lyric Queen of Philadelphia" who wrote hits for The Spinners, The Stylistics, and Whitney Houston, dies of cancer at 37. In 1992, she's inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1984 Singer and actress Mandy Moore is born Amanda Leigh Moore in Nashua, New Hampshire.

1980 Bass guitarist Bryce Soderberg (of Lifehouse) is born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

1979 Italian composer Nino Rota, who won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Godfather Part II, dies at age 67 of heart failure.

1979 Pop singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor is born in Hounslow, London, England.

1976 Stevie Wonder is featured in an ad in Down Beat magazine, endorsing the Mu-Tron III effects pedal, which uses synthesizer envelopes to create a wah effect for guitar. Wonder had used the pedal on his 1973 smash "Higher Ground."

1975 Alt rock singer-songwriter Chris "Ender" Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional) is born in West Hartford, Connecticut.

1973 Led Zeppelin's album Houses Of The Holy is certified Gold.

1970 Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is born Jonathan Davis in New York City.

1970 Elton John releases Elton John, his first album in America and second in the UK. It includes "Your Song" and "Take Me To The Pilot."

1970 R&B singer Kenny Lattimore ("Never Too Busy," "For You") is born in Washington, DC.

1970 Heavy metal guitarist Mike Mushok (of Staind) is born in Manhasset, New York.

1968 Bill Kreutzmann invites Mickey Hart to join Grateful Dead as its second drummer.

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Paul McCartney Quits The Beatles - Sort Of


In publicity materials released to promote his first solo album, Paul McCartney indicates that he's done with The Beatles.

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