13 April

Pick a Day


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1946 Soul singer Al Green is born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He is born "Al Greene," but drops the trailing "e" in 1968.

1946 Rock guitarist Roy Loney (of Flamin' Groovies) is born in San Francisco, California.

1945 Rock guitarist Lowell George (of Little Feat) is born in Hollywood, California.

1944 French composer and pianist Cécile Chaminade dies in Monte Carlo at age 86.

1944 Brian Pendleton (rhythm guitarist for The Pretty Things) is born in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, England.

1944 Bass guitarist Jack Casady (of Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna) is born John William Casady in Washington, DC.

1942 Academy Award-winning film composer Bill Conti (Rocky, The Right Stuff) is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

1940 Soul singer Lester Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers) is born in Mississippi.

1934 R&B vocalist Horace Key (of The Tams) is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1913 Western Swing fiddler "Pappy" Wade Ray is born in Evansville, Indiana.

1906 Jazz saxophonist Bud Freeman, who collaborates with Benny Goodman, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1742 George Frederic Handel's Messiah is premiered at Fishamble Street, Dublin. It is part of a charity series of concerts that the composer had been invited to give by the Lord Lieutenant.

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The Wailers Spark Up Interest In Reggae With Catch a Fire


The Wailers, led by Bob Marley, release their fifth studio album, Catch a Fire. The first album on their new label, Island Records, it makes Marley and the Wailers international recording stars and brings reggae music to the forefront.

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