Rock n Roll Birthdays, History & Music Notes for April 4
Hendrix, Nugent, BB King, Buddy Guy jam all night, Foo Fighter takes on role of Iggy Pop in new film, Hangout Fest artists on TV tonight.
1915, Born on this day, Muddy Waters, US blues singer, guitarist, died 30th April 1983. Recorded ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’, ‘I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘Got My Mojo Working.’
1963, Born on this day, David Gavurin, The Sundays, (1997 UK No.15 single ‘Summertime’).
Clive Davis (record executive) is 81
– Is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Gary Moore (guitarist) would have been 61
– Passed away on February 6th, 2011
Craig Adams (bassist) is 51
– Bassist for The Cult
Music on TV tonight
Conan Oâ€™Brien (TBS 11:00 PM ET) Hangout Fest artists Â Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Jimmy Fallon (NBC 12:35 AM ET) Hangout Fest 2013 artistÂ Ryan Bingham
In 1964â€¦As The Beatles established a lockdown on the top fiveÂ chart positions, with â€œCanâ€™t Buy Me Loveâ€ at number one. Billboard
magazine wrote, â€œJust about everyone is tired of Beatles. DiscÂ jockeys are tired of playing the hit group, the writers of trade and
consumer publications are tired of writing about them and theÂ manufacturers of products other than Beatles records are tired of
hearing about them. Everyone’s tired of the Beatles â€“ except theÂ listening and buying public.â€
In 1964â€¦The Rolling Stones released their self-titled debut albumÂ as the antidote to all the Beatle-mania.
In 1967â€¦Paul McCartney advised Beatles publicist and MontereyÂ Pop Festival organizer Derek Taylor that they should book a young
guitarist called Jimi Hendrix for their gig.
In 1968â€¦The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.James Brown appeared on TV and made an appeal for calm and
Jimi Hendrix, B. B. King, Buddy Guy Joni Mitchell, Al Kooper and Ted Nugent met up for an all night blues, folk and rock session at The New Generation Club, New York after hearing the news of King’s assassination.
In 1981â€¦Styxâ€™s Paradise Theater went to number one. It becameÂ their fourth album in a row to go triple-platinum, setting a new sales
In 1987â€¦U2 had their highest debut on the Billboard chart sinceÂ 1980 when The Joshua Tree hit number seven.
In 1990â€¦Gloria Estefan left the hospital after being injured in a tourÂ bus accident the previous month. She had surgery to repair a broken
In 1994â€¦Kurt Cobainâ€™s mother filed a missing persons report aboutÂ her son.
In 2003â€¦Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach was sacked from theÂ touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He wrote on his Web
site, â€œThe producers of the show have elected to let my understudyÂ go on in place of me.â€ He vowed to return to rock ‘n’ roll.
In 2003â€¦The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig in India, inÂ the middle of a monsoon before a crowd of 30-thousand fans.
In 2003â€¦Meat Loaf announced his retirement from music after oneÂ last world tour.
In 2004â€¦Alanis Morissette appeared at the Canadian Juno AwardsÂ in a nude bodysuit during a skit satirizing American attitudes towards
censorship. At the ceremony, Nelly Furtado won Best Single forÂ “Powerless (Say What You Want)” and Nickelback won Best Group.
In 2005â€¦The reunited Queen performed at Rome’s Palalottomatica,Â in spite of a request from city officials to postpone their concert out of
respect for Pope John Paul II, who died earlier in the week.
In 2005â€¦A witness testified that Michael Jackson molested him onÂ three separate occasions in 1990. The now 24-year-old man received
a 2.4-million-dollar settlement in 1994, but was called by theÂ prosecution in Jacksonâ€™s molestation trial
In 2006â€¦Rapper Black Rob was sentenced to seven years in prisonÂ for grand larceny. He was found guilty of stealing a woman’s purse in
In 2006â€¦Hank Williams Jr. surrendered to police in Memphis. He
was wanted on an assault charge after allegedly putting a waitress in
a choke hold at the Peabody Hotel lobby bar.
In 2006â€¦Pop star-turned-American Idol judge Paula Abdul filed a
report with Hollywood police claiming she was thrown against a wall
at a party over the previous weekend.
In 2006â€¦Death Row CEO and jailbird Suge Knight filed for
bankruptcy. A judge recently ruled that Knight owed his former
partner in the rap record label 107-million dollars in unpaid
Revealed Today (via Rolling Stone)
Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins takes on the role of Iggy Pop in the upcoming film about famed NY live venue CBGB’s. The official poster revealed via facebook along with a video of hawkins & Malin Ackerman who plays Deborah Harry.