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21st April 2016, Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ […]

On April 21, 1973, Alice Cooper’s LP “Billion Dollar Babies” reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album would only stay at #1 for one week and it was the first and only time that an Alice Cooper LP would top the charts. How many of you still have your […]

Happy birthday to Iggy Pop. 1947, Born on 21st April 1947, American singer-songwriter, musician and actor (real name James Osterberg). Member of The Stooges and solo artist, Pop is sometimes credited with the invention of stage diving. Hits include: ‘Lust for Life’, ‘The Passenger’, ‘Real Wild Child’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’. Read it […]

20th April 1991, Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90s bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single ‘Itchycoo Park’, plus 1968 No.1 UK album ‘Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake’, Humble Pie, […]

He was Rock and Roll Royalty. Steve Marriott was a founding member of The Small Faces and Humble Pie. His career had many ups and downs, from selling out major arenas to collecting bottles to get cash. In 1990, Peter Frampton had got Steve to agree to do some more Humble Pie recordings in LA. […]

Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut solo LP “McCartney” in the US on April 20, 1970. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier. It was issued on Apple Records in April after McCartney had resisted attempts by his fellow Beatles to have the release delayed to allow for Apple’s previously scheduled titles, […]

20th April 1969, Session drummer Benny Benjamin died. One of ‘The Funk Brothers’ played on many Tamla Motown hits including, The Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. The film ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Motown’ released in 2003 features his work. Read it here

On April 20, 1968, five guys made their stage debut at the Vestpoppen, in Kastrup, Denmark. The five guys were Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Rod Evans and Nick Simper. Let us be the first to say Happy 50th Birthday to Deep Purple!!! What one song truly defines the band to you? Read It […]

Jethro Tull released their third LP “Benefit” on April 20, 1970. It was the first Tull album to include pianist and organist John Evan – though he was not yet a permanent member of the group – and the last to include bass guitarist Glenn Cornick. Recorded in a better studio than the previous albums, […]

20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother’s favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the […]


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