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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/19/1982 (www.shewan.co.uk)

Paul Simon And Art Garfunkel reunite for a European tour after the success of their New York Central Park concert the year before. Tensions between the pair caused them to split again before they can tour the US and by the time the album they were working on came out eighteen months later, all traces of Garfunkel’s...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/17/1960 (www.youtube.com)

Rock and Roll pioneer Eddie Cochran was just 21 years old when he was killed after the taxi in which he was riding blew a tire, then hit a lamp post. Cochran enjoyed hits with “Sittin’ in the Balcony” (#18 in 1957), “Summertime Blues” (#8 in 1958) and “C’mon Everybody” (#35 in 1959). Gene Vincent, who recorded...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/10/1962 (2.bp.blogspot.com)

The Beatles’ original bass player, 22 year old Stuart Sutcliffe, died of a brain hemorrhage. Sutcliffe was included in the band because he had the equipment and place to rehearse, although he couldn’t play very well. His girlfriend, Astrid Kirchherr, created The Beatle haircut for Stu, and John and Paul followed soon after....

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/09/2020 (m.youtube.com)

Nearly fifty-five years after placing “Subterranean Homesick Blues” on Billboard’s Top 40 chart, Bob Dylan enjoyed his very first number one hit in the US. “Murder Most Foul”, a song about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in 1963, climbed to the top of the Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales chart thanks...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/08/1994 (images4.fanpop.com)

An electrician hired to install a security system at Kurt Cobain’s residence finds the body of the 27-year-old Nirvana front man lying on the floor of a room above the garage with a shotgun on his chest and a suicide note nearby. Not everyone was convinced his death was a suicide and The Mystery Of Kurt Cobain’s Death is...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 04/07/1956 (alchetron.com)

The Capitol Records Tower opened its doors for the first time. Called “The world’s first circular office building,” the 13-story, 150-foot-high edifice was the tallest allowed in earthquake-prone Los Angeles. Located just north of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the structure was home to Capitol’s offices and...

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