10 April

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1967 Paul McCartney attends a Beach Boys recording session in Hollywood.

1965 Freddie & the Dreamers' "I'm Telling You Now" goes to #1 in the US.

1960 Hip hop DJ Afrika Bambaataa (of Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force) is born Kevin Donovan in The Bronx, New York.

1960 Katrina Leskanich of Katrina & the Waves is born in Topeka, Kansas.

1959 Brian Setzer (of Stray Cats, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) is born in Massapequa, New York.

1959 R&B singer-songwriter Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1958 Rock 'n roll singer Chuck Willis dies at age 30 of peritonitis.

1958 Bobby Darin records "Splish Splash" and "Queen Of The Hop" at Atlantic Studios in New York.

1957 Ricky Nelson, 16, performs his first single, a cover of Fats Domino's "I'm Walking," on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the TV series he stars in alongside his real-life family. The song quickly climbs the charts and launches his music career.

1957 Bass guitarist Steve Gustafson (of 10,000 Maniacs) is born in Seville, Spain.

1956 Leo Fender patents the successor to his popular "Telecaster" model of electric guitar, this time called the "Stratocaster."

1954 Perry Como's "Wanted" hits #1.

1950 Guitarist Eddie Hazel (of Funkadelic) is born in Brooklyn, New York City.

1948 Bass guitarist Fred Smith (of Blondie, Television) is born in New York.

1947 Reggae musician Bunny Livingston (of Bob Marley & The Wailers) is born Neville O'Riley Livingston in Kingston, Jamaica.

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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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