28 April

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1958 David Seville's "Witch Doctor" hits #1. The song is his first using sped-up vocals to create the squeaky sound that later becomes The Chipmunks.

1956 Rock singer-songwriter Jimmy Barnes, who performs with Cold Chisel and INXS, is born James Dixon Swan in Glasgow, Scotland.

1955 Eddie Jobson (violinist and synth player for Roxy Music) is born in Billingham, England.

1952 Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is born in Rochester, New York. She is raised in Los Angeles, California.

1945 John Wolters (drummer for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in New Jersey.

1943 Soul singer The Fantastic Johnny C, known for the 1967 hit "Boogaloo Down Broadway," is born Johnny Corley in Greenwood, South Carolina.

1941 Ann-Margret is born in Sweden. She has a few hits as a singer but is best known for her movie roles, which include Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas, which she stars in with Elvis Presley.

1940 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000," the title taken from the phone number of the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City.

1934 Delta blues musician Charley Patton dies of a mitral valve disorder.

1924 Jazz singer Blossom Dearie is born in East Durham, New York.

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Apple Launches iTunes Store Selling 99-Cent Songs


Apple launches the iTunes store, the first widely successful legal music download app, thanks to the emergence of the iPod, which lets people take their music with them. At first, the service is available only to Mac users, with the music files encoded in Apple's proprietary format (AAC) restricting where they can be played.

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