22 April

Pick a Day


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1985 Prince releases his seventh album, Around The World In A Day, the follow-up to Purple Rain. 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.

1980 The Cure release their second studio album, Seventeen Seconds, which features their first Top 40 hit on the UK Singles chart: "A Forest."

1979 Keith Richards serves his punishment for a Toronto arrest on heroin charges when The Rolling Stones play the first of two concerts in Ontario to raise money for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, which is his court-ordered community service.

1979 Alt-rocker Daniel Johns (frontman for Silverchair) is born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

1978 Gerry Rafferty releases "Baker Street."

1978 Bob Marley headlines the historic One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica, the singer's first appearance in his home country since an assassination attempt two years before. At the concert, Marley manages to unite Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley with rival Edward Seaga, who had both been using local warlords to battle for power.

1978 Performing at the Ottawa Civic Centre on the Bat Out Of Hell tour, Meat Loaf falls off the stage and mangles his knee, requiring surgery. He does the next few shows from a wheelchair but completes the tour.

1975 Elvis Presley releases "T-R-O-U-B-L-E."

1972 A crowd of 25,000 attend "Roberta Flack Human Kindness Day" at the Washington Mall in honor of the singer. Human Kindness Day becomes an annual event until 1975, when it turns violent.

1969 On the roof of Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, London, John Lennon has his name legally changed from John Winston Lennon to John Ono Lennon.

1969 The Carpenters sign with A&M Records.

1968 "This Guy's in Love With You" becomes a huge hit after Herb Alpert sings it to his wife on the TV special The Beat of the Brass. The song, written by Burt Bacharach, is released as a single two days later thanks to viewer demand.

1967 Elvis Presley's 23rd film, Easy Come, Easy Go, premieres in Hollywood.

1966 The Troggs release "Wild Thing."

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