Day: April 2, 2018
2nd April 1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single ‘I Get Around’, which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year. The song begins with a multi-part a cappella introduction that quickly shifts into rock-style verses sung by Mike Love and a pop chorus sung in falsetto by Brian Wilson. More […]
On April 2, 1971, Janis Joplin’s LP “Pearl” became the #1 record in the US. It was her first #1 solo album but she never got to see it go to the top as she had passed away before its release. Do you remember the first time you heard this record? Read It Here!
2nd April 1987, One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey’s band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush’s Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums […]
When the new Billboard Album charts came out on April 2, 1977, there was a new #1 album in the US, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac. It only stayed at #1 for 2 weeks when on April 16th, the Eagles “Hotel California” took the top spot for 5 weeks, staying there until May 21st, when “Rumours” […]