22 April

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2013 Singer-songwriter Richie Havens, who became famous as the first performer at Woodstock in 1969, dies of a heart attack age 72.

2011 Bluegrass singer-songwriter Hazel Dickens, known for her pro-union anthems and feminist songs, dies at age 75 from complications of pneumonia.

2011 At age 51, Bryan Adams becomes a father for the first time when his baby girl Mirabella Bunny is born.

2010 Poison lead singer Bret Michaels suffers a brain hemorrhage, which nearly kills him. After almost two weeks in intensive care, he makes a full recovery. Throughout the ordeal, he leaves his headband on, explaining, "If I'm going out, I want to go out rocking."

2009 Jeff Beck is joined onstage by Rod Stewart for the first time in over 25 years at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

2008 Singer-songwriter Paul Davis, known for his soft rock hits of the '70s, dies of a heart attack just one day after his 60th birthday.

2003 Songwriter Felice Bryant dies of cancer at age 77 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Known for a string of hits with co-writer husband Boudleaux Bryant, including The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "Bye Bye Love."

1999 Sinead O'Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.

1998 Faith No More announce that they are no more.

1993 The Broadway play Tommy, based on The Who's album, opens at St. James Theater.

1989 Madonna's Like a Prayer album hits #1 in the US and stays for six weeks. It's her third consecutive #1 album.

1989 Kid 'N Play's biggest hit "Rollin' With Kid 'N Play" hits #11 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as their debut album 2 Hype (which was released six months earlier) debuts at #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

1988 Barbara "Sandi" Robison passes away from toxic shock poisoning after initially falling ill her during an April 6, 1988 performance in Butte, Montana.

1985 Prince releases his seventh album, Around The World In A Day. It's his first issued on his Paisley Park imprint and primarily recorded at his Paisley Park studios.

1983 Jazz pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines dies at age 79.

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