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April 26, 1986: Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music had the #1 album in the UK with the compilation, “Street Life-20 Greatest Hits.” The LP contained songs by the band, as well as Ferry’s solo hits. It would be at #1 for five weeks; it also peaked at #100 on the US charts. Read the full […]

April 26, 1967: CBS-TV broadcast a special called "Inside Pop — The Rock Revolution." Among the guests that host Leonard Bernstein had on the program was 16 year-old Janis Ian, who sang "Society's Child." A year before the song was banned by some radio stations because of its subject (an interracial love affair). Following her […]

April 26, 1961: Happy Birthday to Chris Mars, drummer for The Replacements! Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158549692308846

April 26, 1980: X released their debut album, “Los Angeles” on the independent Slash Records label. Produced by Ray Manzerek of The Doors, the album featured a cover of The Doors’ song, “Soul Kitchen.” Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158549718073846

April 23, 1975: Reeling from financial difficulties, Badfinger’s guitarist/songwriter Pete Ham hanged himself in the garage of his London home. The band had became embroiled in many internal, financial, and managerial problems and had stopped making music, leaving Ham virtually broke and despondent. He was 27 years old. Read the full article at LOVE IT […]

April 23, 1991: Johnny Thunders, guitarist for the New York Dolls, died under mysterious circumstances in New Orleans, Louisiana. He apparently died of drug-related causes, but it has been speculated that it was the result of foul play. He was 38 years old. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158537143988846

April 23, 1979: David Bowie premiered his new single, “Boy’s Keep Swinging” on the BBC’s TV’s Kenny Everett Video Show. The single would be released the following week in the UK and would peak at #7 on the charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158537151228846

April 23, 1976: Sire Records released the Ramones self-titled debut album. Recorded in January 1976, it took only seven days and $6,400 to complete it. It would peak at #111 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158537176338846

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April 20, 1979: The Undertones released their third single, “Jimmy Jimmy.” It would be the group’s first Top 20 hit, peaking at #16 on the UK singles chart. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158524717813846


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