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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, […]

This is a really cool rock history true story. Ten Years After released their 4th LP titled “Cricklewood Green” on April 17, 1970. The band had set out on a tour of the US prior to the recording of this record. Seeing as they were always on the road, at least one of the members […]

On April 17, 1966, The Troggs released their version of “Wild Thing”. The song was written by New York City-born songwriter Chip Taylor, and originally recorded by an American band The Wild Ones in 1965. The Troggs version of “Wild Thing” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1966. The song peaked […]

In 1969, not everybody was ready for Detroit’s MC5. The MC5 had released their LP “Kick Out The Jams” and as most of you know the opening line of the title song was / is “Kick out the Jams Motherfuckers!”. A Michigan record store chain called ‘Hudsons’ refused to stock the record because of that […]

The Rolling Stones released their debut LP simply titled “The Rolling Stones” in the UK on April 16, 1964. The UK version was released on Decca Records. The American edition of the record, with a slightly different track list, came out on London Records on May 30, 1964, with the added title England’s Newest Hit […]

Grand Funk Railroad, or Grand Funk as they were now being called released their 4th LP “Survival” on April 15th, 1971. Like other GF LP’s it was produced by Terry Knight. However drummer Don Brewer was never happy with the drum sound on the album, due to Knight’s insistence of having Brewer cover his drum […]

13th April 1973, David Bowie released his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”. Two hit singles included on the album preceded its release, ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’. More on Bowie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/david_bowie Read it here

Creedence Clearwater Revival released their 7th and final LP Mardi Gras on April 11, 1972. Unlike previous albums, Mardi Gras had Stu Cook and Doug Clifford sharing songwriting and production with John Fogerty, as well as their own lead vocal contributions for the first time. Reviews were mixed to poor, with Jon Landau saying in […]

9th April 1969, Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also […]

Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album “Nashville Skyline” on April 9, 1969. The Columbia Records LP was released as a record, a reel to reel tape and audio cassette. (Fairly early for the cassette format) Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into […]


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