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20 April 1966, During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’, and a new George Harrison song ‘Taxman’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/the-beatles-revolver/ The Beatles – Revolver | This Day In Music Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164855937760167

20 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, […]

19 April 1986, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I […]

16 April 1970, The Led Zeppelin single ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th […]

16 April 1956, Chuck Berry recorded “Roll Over Beethoven” which was released by Chess Records the following month. It is said that Berry wrote the song in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play pop music. The lyric “roll over Beethoven and tell […]

15 April 2001, Punk pioneer Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Ross Hyman) singer of the Ramones died after losing a long battle with lymphatic cancer aged 49. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/stairway-to-heaven/ramones-joey-ramone-dee-dee-ramone/ Joey Ramone & Dee Dee Ramone | This Day […]

14 April 2009, Former Beatle George Harrison was honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Sir Paul McCartney attended the unveiling outside the landmark Capitol Records building, joining Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty also attended the ceremony. […]

Happy 76th birthday to English guitarist and songwriter Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, born 14 April 1945, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’ and the 1973 US No.4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’. Deep Purple were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a […]

14 April 1972, David Bowie released ‘Starman’ as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who […]

13 April 1965, The Beatles record the song ‘Help!’ during an evening recording session at Abbey Road in London. During an interview with Playboy Magazine in 1980, John Lennon recounted: “The whole Beatles thing was just beyond comprehension. I was subconsciously crying out for help”. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/the-beatles-promo-films/ 7 Beatles Promo Films Not To Be Missed | […]


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