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Wow!  What a lot of good stuff in history on this date!


 


Chess Records--lots of great Rock n Roll!


Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon, The Beatles signed to EMI by George Martin, Fats Domino, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt and the future Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, etc., etc....all on one day!


 


Happy April Fool's Day!


 


Tony

Hi Tony


I am noticing that the older I get, the more history I remember  LOL


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I think you and Diane do a great job!  I just thought I was having a senior moment.


Thanks, Luisa

Nah, Luisa.  You're just fine and thanks for the compliment.


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Today in the History of Rock.......




1939

Rudolph Isley was born.



1947

Leonard and Phillip Chess change the name of their fledgling
Chicago record label to Chess, record

www.rockhall.com/inductee/muddy-waters">Muddy Waters

' "I Can't Be Satisfied"
and "Feel Like Going Home."



1949

"Trouble Blues" by

www.rockhall.com/inductee/charles-brown">Charles Brown

enters the R&B charts, which
it tops for 15 weeks.



1949

Granville "Stick" McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine
Spo-Dee-O-Dee" hits the Juke Box chart, becoming the
first Atlantic record to have national impact.



1951



www.rockhall.com/inductee/muddy-waters">Muddy Waters

' "Louisiana Blues"
reaches #10 on the R&B charts.



1956



www.rockhall.com/inductee/roy-orbison">Roy Orbison

's first Sun single, "Ooby
Dooby," is released. Three subsequent singles fail, and
Orbison, dissatisfied with the course of his career, leaves Sun and
moves to Nashville.



1956



www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

's biggest hit, "Long Tall
Sally" released on Specialty Records, tops the R&B chart
for eight weeks and reaches #6 on the pop chart. Eight years later,
in April 1964,

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

' version of "Long Tall
Sally" appears on

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">The Beatles

' Second Album.



1958

"Breathless,"

www.rockhall.com/inductee/jerry-lee-lewis">Jerry Lee Lewis

' third Top Ten single, peaks at
#7.



1961

"Runaway,"

www.rockhall.com/inductee/del-shannon">Del Shannon

's first single, hits #1 in both
the U.S. and the U.K.



1962

Beatles manager Brian Epstein meets

www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-martin">George Martin

to play him a demo tape by the
Liverpool group.

www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-martin">George Martin

signs
www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

to EMI.



1963

After nearly 14 years on the Imperial label,

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fats-domino">Fats Domino

signs with ABC-Paramount when his
contract expires. He'll also record for the Mercury and Reprise
labels during the Sixties.



1964



www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">The Beatles

hold the top five positions in
Billboard's singles chart and the top two positions on the album
chart.



1965

Freddie and the Dreamers reach Number One on the U.S. pop
charts with "I'm Telling You Now," prompting the dance fad
"The Freddy."



1965



www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-jimi-hendrix-experience">Jimi Hendrix

goes to New York with
www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

's band and takes a room at the
Theresa Hotel. Over the next several months, he will play with

www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

,
www.rockhall.com/inductee/king-curtis">King Curtis

, Joey Dee and the Starlighters and
www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-isley-brothers">the Isley Brothers

. He also takes a job with a club
band called Curtis Knight and the Squires.



1965



www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon">John Lennon

composes "Help!" the
title song for

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

' second film. He later confides
that the lyrics are a cry for help and a clue to the confusion and
despondency he feels.



1967

The Gray Line tour company announces the Hippie Hop, a bus trip
through Haight-Ashbury for curious tourists.



1968

Tammy Wynette releases "Stand By Your Man" and
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E".



1971

Linda Ronstadt recruits Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon
and Randy Meisner for her touring band from among a pool of
musicians centered around the Troubadour, a Los Angeles club that is
the center of the nascent country-rock scene.



1971

Bob Welch joins

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fleetwood-mac">Fleetwood Mac

, contributing guitar, vocals and
songwriting. The group rebounds with two exquisite albums released
in relatively quick succession: 'Future Games' (November 1971) and
'Bare Trees' (May 1972).



1971

Atlantic announces the signing of

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-rolling-stones">the Rolling Stones

. The group's recordings will
appear on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.



1972

The "Killer" Rocks On, a new album, returns

www.rockhall.com/inductee/jerry-lee-lewis">Jerry Lee Lewis

to rock and roll.



1973

Johnny Angel (Shelley Fabares) was a hit.



1973



www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon">John Lennon

and Yoko Ono purchase an apartment
at the Dakota on Central Park West and West 72nd Street in New York.



1975

Reba McIntyre records first single "I Don't Want To Be A
One-Night Stand".



1976

The first

www.rockhall.com/inductee/ramones">Ramones

album, entitled
www.rockhall.com/inductee/ramones">Ramones

, is released. Recorded for only
$6,000.00, it contains 14 songs, none over two minutes long.



1979

"Heart of Glass," by

www.rockhall.com/inductee/blondie">Blondie

, becomes the first New Wave song
to reach Number One in America.



1983

Carlos

www.rockhall.com/inductee/santana">Santana

's solo album, 'Havana Moon', is
released.



1984



www.rockhall.com/inductee/marvin-gaye">Marvin Gaye

is fatally shot by his father.



1986

The film 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills', featuring

www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

in a memorable role, is released.



1987

'Tango in the Night', the final studio album from

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fleetwood-mac">Fleetwood Mac

in the classic incarnation that
cut Rumours, is released. It reaches #7 and gives rise to four Top
Forty singles: "Big Love" (#5), "Seven Wonders"
(#19), "Little Lies" (#4) and "Everywhere"
(#14).



1988

MTV begins airing voter registration public service
announcements featuring rock celebrities.



1988

MTV Europe launches its first pro-social on-air campaign, ROCK
AGAINST DRUGS, in which artists talk honestly about their
experiences with and the dangers of drugs.



1990

MTV premiers its first sporting event with on-air highlights of
"MTV's Rock ‘N Jock Diamond Derby," a star studded
fundraiser featuring major league baseball players and come of the
hottest stars of rock ‘n' roll and television.



1991

Facelift, the debut album by Alice in Chains, enters the
charts.



1991

MTV Europe announces 3 new faces: Rebecca De Ruvo (from
Sweden); Simone Angel (from the Netherlands); and Terry Christian
(from the UK) joins MTV's line-up of VJs.



1994

Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, commits suicide.



1994

'Longing in Their Hearts' becomes

www.rockhall.com/inductee/bonnie-raitt">Bonnie Raitt

's second album to hit #1, and it
wins her another Grammy (for Best Pop Album) at the March 1995
awards.






 


Wow!  What a lot of good stuff in history on this date!


 


Chess Records--lots of great Rock n Roll!


Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon, The Beatles signed to EMI by George Martin, Fats Domino, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt and the future Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, etc., etc....all on one day!


 


Happy April Fool's Day!


 


Tony

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Your welcome.  I knew it was wrong because I was dating a guy named John in the 60's and that was my song for him.  In 1973 I was divorced with one kid.  Unfortunately, the info we get isn't always correct.  We try to do our best to check it out but don't always have time to verify everything.


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Hi Janese,


I think you and Diane do a great job!  I just thought I was having a senior moment.


Thanks, Luisa

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Wow   the proof readers on these data lists "got some splainin to do! "


Good checking there J.


D.

Hey D,


The same to you.  Like I told Luisa we check them the best we can.


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Please note:


Johnny Angel was a hit for Shelly Fabares on April 7, 1962 not in 1973 as stated above.  The Carpenters sang Johnny Angel as part of a medley in 1973 on their album Now and Then.


Janese

Wow   the proof readers on these data lists "got some splainin to do! "


Good checking there J.


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Thanks Janese, I thought I  had lost my mind as i remember dancing to that song(Johnny Angel) and in 1973, I was married with kids.  Not much time for dancing then.


Luisa

Hi Luisa,


Your welcome.  I knew it was wrong because I was dating a guy named John in the 60's and that was my song for him.  In 1973 I was divorced with one kid.  Unfortunately, the info we get isn't always correct.  We try to do our best to check it out but don't always have time to verify everything.


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Johnny Angel was a hit for Shelly Fabares on April 7, 1962 not in 1973 as stated above.  The Carpenters sang Johnny Angel as part of a medley in 1973 on their album Now and Then.


Janese

Hi,


Thanks Janese, I thought I  had lost my mind as i remember dancing to that song(Johnny Angel) and in 1973, I was married with kids.  Not much time for dancing then.


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Kurt Cobaine's death has been listed as April 5th not the 1st as listed in the source for today's post above.


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Today in the History of Rock.......




1939

Rudolph Isley was born.



1947

Leonard and Phillip Chess change the name of their fledgling
Chicago record label to Chess, record

www.rockhall.com/inductee/muddy-waters">Muddy Waters

' "I Can't Be Satisfied"
and "Feel Like Going Home."



1949

"Trouble Blues" by

www.rockhall.com/inductee/charles-brown">Charles Brown

enters the R&B charts, which
it tops for 15 weeks.



1949

Granville "Stick" McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine
Spo-Dee-O-Dee" hits the Juke Box chart, becoming the
first Atlantic record to have national impact.



1951



www.rockhall.com/inductee/muddy-waters">Muddy Waters

' "Louisiana Blues"
reaches #10 on the R&B charts.



1956



www.rockhall.com/inductee/roy-orbison">Roy Orbison

's first Sun single, "Ooby
Dooby," is released. Three subsequent singles fail, and
Orbison, dissatisfied with the course of his career, leaves Sun and
moves to Nashville.



1956



www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

's biggest hit, "Long Tall
Sally" released on Specialty Records, tops the R&B chart
for eight weeks and reaches #6 on the pop chart. Eight years later,
in April 1964,

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

' version of "Long Tall
Sally" appears on

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">The Beatles

' Second Album.



1958

"Breathless,"

www.rockhall.com/inductee/jerry-lee-lewis">Jerry Lee Lewis

' third Top Ten single, peaks at
#7.



1961

"Runaway,"

www.rockhall.com/inductee/del-shannon">Del Shannon

's first single, hits #1 in both
the U.S. and the U.K.



1962

Beatles manager Brian Epstein meets

www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-martin">George Martin

to play him a demo tape by the
Liverpool group.

www.rockhall.com/inductee/george-martin">George Martin

signs
www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

to EMI.



1963

After nearly 14 years on the Imperial label,

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fats-domino">Fats Domino

signs with ABC-Paramount when his
contract expires. He'll also record for the Mercury and Reprise
labels during the Sixties.



1964



www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">The Beatles

hold the top five positions in
Billboard's singles chart and the top two positions on the album
chart.



1965

Freddie and the Dreamers reach Number One on the U.S. pop
charts with "I'm Telling You Now," prompting the dance fad
"The Freddy."



1965



www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-jimi-hendrix-experience">Jimi Hendrix

goes to New York with
www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

's band and takes a room at the
Theresa Hotel. Over the next several months, he will play with

www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

,
www.rockhall.com/inductee/king-curtis">King Curtis

, Joey Dee and the Starlighters and
www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-isley-brothers">the Isley Brothers

. He also takes a job with a club
band called Curtis Knight and the Squires.



1965



www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon">John Lennon

composes "Help!" the
title song for

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles">the Beatles

' second film. He later confides
that the lyrics are a cry for help and a clue to the confusion and
despondency he feels.



1967

The Gray Line tour company announces the Hippie Hop, a bus trip
through Haight-Ashbury for curious tourists.



1968

Tammy Wynette releases "Stand By Your Man" and
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E".



1971

Linda Ronstadt recruits Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon
and Randy Meisner for her touring band from among a pool of
musicians centered around the Troubadour, a Los Angeles club that is
the center of the nascent country-rock scene.



1971

Bob Welch joins

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fleetwood-mac">Fleetwood Mac

, contributing guitar, vocals and
songwriting. The group rebounds with two exquisite albums released
in relatively quick succession: 'Future Games' (November 1971) and
'Bare Trees' (May 1972).



1971

Atlantic announces the signing of

www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-rolling-stones">the Rolling Stones

. The group's recordings will
appear on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.



1972

The "Killer" Rocks On, a new album, returns

www.rockhall.com/inductee/jerry-lee-lewis">Jerry Lee Lewis

to rock and roll.



1973

Johnny Angel (Shelley Fabares) was a hit.



1973



www.rockhall.com/inductee/john-lennon">John Lennon

and Yoko Ono purchase an apartment
at the Dakota on Central Park West and West 72nd Street in New York.



1975

Reba McIntyre records first single "I Don't Want To Be A
One-Night Stand".



1976

The first

www.rockhall.com/inductee/ramones">Ramones

album, entitled
www.rockhall.com/inductee/ramones">Ramones

, is released. Recorded for only
$6,000.00, it contains 14 songs, none over two minutes long.



1979

"Heart of Glass," by

www.rockhall.com/inductee/blondie">Blondie

, becomes the first New Wave song
to reach Number One in America.



1983

Carlos

www.rockhall.com/inductee/santana">Santana

's solo album, 'Havana Moon', is
released.



1984



www.rockhall.com/inductee/marvin-gaye">Marvin Gaye

is fatally shot by his father.



1986

The film 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills', featuring

www.rockhall.com/inductee/little-richard">Little Richard

in a memorable role, is released.



1987

'Tango in the Night', the final studio album from

www.rockhall.com/inductee/fleetwood-mac">Fleetwood Mac

in the classic incarnation that
cut Rumours, is released. It reaches #7 and gives rise to four Top
Forty singles: "Big Love" (#5), "Seven Wonders"
(#19), "Little Lies" (#4) and "Everywhere"
(#14).



1988

MTV begins airing voter registration public service
announcements featuring rock celebrities.



1988

MTV Europe launches its first pro-social on-air campaign, ROCK
AGAINST DRUGS, in which artists talk honestly about their
experiences with and the dangers of drugs.



1990

MTV premiers its first sporting event with on-air highlights of
"MTV's Rock ‘N Jock Diamond Derby," a star studded
fundraiser featuring major league baseball players and come of the
hottest stars of rock ‘n' roll and television.



1991

Facelift, the debut album by Alice in Chains, enters the
charts.



1991

MTV Europe announces 3 new faces: Rebecca De Ruvo (from
Sweden); Simone Angel (from the Netherlands); and Terry Christian
(from the UK) joins MTV's line-up of VJs.



1994

Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, commits suicide.



1994

'Longing in Their Hearts' becomes

www.rockhall.com/inductee/bonnie-raitt">Bonnie Raitt

's second album to hit #1, and it
wins her another Grammy (for Best Pop Album) at the March 1995
awards.






 


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