22 April

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2020 At the Jersey 4 Jersey virtual benefit concert, surviving members of Fountains of Wayne reunite (from their homes) with Sharon Van Etten to pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger, who died of coronavirus three weeks earlier. Bruce Springsteen also performs, and Bon Jovi debut a new song called "Do What You Can." The event raises nearly $6 million for coronavirus relief.

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

2011 LeAnn Rimes marries actor Eddie Cibrian at their engagement party that's actually a surprise wedding. The couple's controversial affair sparked while filming the 2009 TV movie Northern Lights.

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.

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.

2009 Liz Phair wins her first ASCAP award as Top Television Composer for her work on the teen drama 90210.

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."

2000 N.W.A.'s reunion single "Chin Check" debuts at #71 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This is the group's only single without its core members DJ Yella and the late Eazy-E and their first one with Ice Cube since his departure in 1989.

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 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.

1989 Public Enemy make the video for "Fight The Power," directed by Spike Lee, in Brooklyn. The shoot doubles as a rally, with locals joining in to serve as extras. The song later debuts on the soundtrack to Lee's film Do The Right Thing.

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

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Belushi And Aykroyd Become The Blues Brothers


The Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) make their debut on Saturday Night Live, later becoming the first characters from the show to get their own movie.

They're not so much a comedy act as a musical one, as both Belushi and Aykroyd love to play the blues. For their debut on the show, they play a cover of "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, who they used as the basis for their characters.



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