This Day in Music - 4/18


18. Apr. 2008, 12:57

1942 - Born on this day, Mike Vickers, Manfred Mann.

1944 - Born on this day, Skip Spence, Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane. He died on 16th April 1999.

1958 - Born on this day, Les Pattinson, Echo And The Bunnymen.

1964 - Born on this day, Mark 'Bez' Berry, Happy Mondays, Black Grape.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The Beatles also held the UK and US No.1 position on this day with 'Can't Buy Me Love'.

1969 - Lulu married Bee Gee Maurice Gibb, Brother Barry was the best man. The couple split in 1973.

1970 - Born on this day, Greg Eklund, drums, Everclear.

1970 - Appearing at London's Royal Albert Hall, Santana, Taj Mahal and It's A Beautiful Day.

1974 - Born on this day, Mark Tremonti, Creed.

1975 - Four Bay City Rollers fans were taken to hospital and 35 others required on site treatment after they attempted to swim across a lake to meet their heroes. The group were making an appearance at a BBC Radio 1 fun day at Mallory Park.

1985 - Wham! became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China.

1992 - Former Findus fish foods factory worker Annie Lennox went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut solo release 'Diva.'

1992 - Def Leppard started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Adrenalize.'

1995 - Oasis drummer Tony McCarrol was told by phone that he was being sacked from the group.

1996 - Bernard Edwards guitarist and producer from Chic, died in a Tokyo Hotel room after complaining that he was feeling ill. Produced ABC, Power Station and Rod Stewart.

2004 - Guns N' Roses were at No.1 on the UK album chart with their 'Greatest Hits.'

2006 - A sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer's Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton's Closet, at New York's Rockefeller Center.


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