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Trivia 2018 # 17

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Trivia 2018 # 17

April 27 ~ 1957 - Ricky Nelson's first record, "Teenager's Romance," was released. ~ 1976 - David Bowie was detained on a train trip from Russia to Poland because he had nazi books. The books were for research on a project. ~ 1981 - Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach were married in London. April 28 ~ 1999 - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 29 ~ 1899 - Duke Ellington born on this day ~ 1933 - It's Willie Nelson's birthday April 30 ~ 1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock." Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Presley's performance of the song in the film of the same name, choreographed as a dance routine involving himself and a large group of male prisoners, was featured among other classic MGM musical numbers in the 1994 documentary That's Entertainment! III. Some of the characters named in the song are real people. Shifty Henry ...

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Trivia 2018 # 16

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Trivia 2018 # 16

April 20 ~ 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered. April 21 ~ 2018 - It's the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY - show your favourite independent record store some love ~ 2016 = Prince passed away ~ 1984 - Phil Collins has his first U.S. # 1 with 'Against All Odds' ~1947 - Iggy Pop is born April 22 ~ 2018- It's EARTH DAY ~ 1936 - Glen Campbell was born April 23 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley debuts in Las Vegas ~ 1976 - The first Ramones album hits stores ~ 1936 - Roy Orbison is born April 24 ~ 1981 - New Order begin work on their first album, Movement, at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England ~ 1942 - Barbra Steisand is born April 25 ~ 1979 - Rock 'N' Roll High School starring the Ramones, premieres in Los Angeles ~ 1917 - Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is born April 26 ~ 1960 - Roger Taylor, Duran Duran drummer, is born ~ 1938 - Duane Eddy ...

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Trivia 2018 # 15

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Trivia 2018 # 15

April 13 ~ 1973 - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane is release April 14 ~ 1932 - Country singer Loretta Lynn is born ~ 1945 - Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Rainbow & Blackmore's Night fame, was born April 15 ~ 1894 - Famed jazz blues singer Bessie Smith was born. (Highly recommend the movie `Bessie`starring Queen Latifah`) April 16 ~ 1939 - Blue eyed soul singer Dusty Springfield was born ~ 1947 - Gerry Rafferty was born. Scottish singer-songwriter known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl", as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded with the band Stealers Wheel. April 17 ~ 1973 - Eagles - Deperado album was released April 18 ~ 1975 - ZZ Top - Fandango! album was released April 19 ~ 1986 - Prince ascends to the top of the charts with "Kiss". Released as the lead single from Prince and The Revolution's eighth studio album, Parade in 1986. It was ...

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Trivia 2018 # 14

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Trivia 2018 # 14

April 6 ~ 1968 - Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd ~ 1937 - Merle Haggard is born April 7 ~ 1956 - CBS Radio premieres the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed's Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party ~ 1915 - Billie Holiday is born April 8 ~ 1989 - Roxette have a #1 hit with "The Look" ~ 1947 - Steve Howe was born April 9 ~ 1932 - Carl Perkins was born April 10 ~ 1985 - Madonna launches her first tour in Seattle April 11 ~ 1961 - Bob Dylan makes his New York City debut playing Gerde's Folk City ~ 1988 - Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for movie Moonstruck. American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is about a widowed, 37-year-old, Italian-American woman (Cher) who falls in love with her fiancé's (Danny Aiello) estranged, hot-tempered younger brother (Nicolas Cage). Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis play supporting roles. The movie's line "Snap out of it!" ...

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Trivia 2018 # 13

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Trivia 2018 # 13

March 30 ~ 1878 - Harper's Weekly introduces the phonograph to the public ~ 1945 - Eric Clapton was born ~ 1964 - Tracy Chapman was born March 31 ~ 1949 - RCA Records releases the first 45 rpm single ~ 1935 - Herb Alpert was born ~ 1955 - Angus Young of AC/DC was born April 1 ~ 1948 - Jimmy Cliff was born April 2 ~ 1977 - Fleetwood Mac top the charts with their most successful release - Rumors ~ 1979 - Kate Bush's first concert tour begins in Poole, England ~ 1942 - Leon Russell was born ~ 1947 - Emmylou Harris was born April 3 1949 - Richard Thompson was born  April 4  ~ 1978 - 40th Anniversary of Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees. The seventh studio album (eighth overall). The album included "You Belong to Me", which reached #6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and became Simon's fifth Top 10 pop hit. Another track, a remake of The Everly ...

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Trivia 2018 # 12

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Trivia 2018 # 12

March 23 ~ 1993 - Depeche Mode - Song of Faith and Devotion was released March 24 ~ 1973 Alice Cooper tops the U.K chart with Billion Dollar Babies ~ 1949 - Nick Lowe was born today March 25 ~ 2003 - Linkin Park - Meteora was released March 26 ~ 1983 - Duran Duran have their first U.K. # with "Is There Something I Should Know" ~ 1944 - Diana Ross was born ~ 1948 - Steven Tyler was born March 27 ~ 1958 - Audio Fidelity markets the stereophonic records to the public ~ 1970 - Joni Mitchell's 'Ladies of the Canyon' is released. It's the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The title makes reference to Laurel Canyon, a centre of popular music culture in Los Angeles during the 1960s. The album includes several of Mitchell's most noted songs, such as "Big Yellow Taxi", "Woodstock" and "The Circle Game". March 28 ~ 1973 - Led Zeppelin release Houses of the ...

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Trivia 2018 # 11

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Trivia 2018 # 11

March 16 ~ 1926 - Jerry Lewis was born March 17 ~ 1968 - Bee Gees appear on the Ed Sullivan Show ~ 1919 - Nat King Cole is born ~ 1967 - Billy Corgan is born March 18 ~ 1972 - Neil Young has his first # 1 hit with "Heart of Gold'.  Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young's only U.S. No. 1 single.  In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it No. 297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.  The song, which features backup vocals of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, is one of a series of soft acoustic pieces which were written partly as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar and so returned to his acoustic guitar, which he could play sitting down. He also played his harmonica during the three instrumental portions, including the Introduction to the song. March 19 ~ 1946 ...

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Trivia 2018 # 10

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Trivia 2018 # 10

March 9 ~ 1997 - Notorious B.I.G. dies in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles ~ 1942 - John Cale is born March 10 ~ 1973 - Pink Floyd release Dark Side Of The Moon in the U.S. & Canada March 11 ~ 1968 - Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay" goes Gold. Co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title "Dock of the Bay," on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California. He had completed his famed performance at the Monterey Pop Festival just weeks earlier. While touring in support of the albums King & Queen (a collaboration with female vocalist Carla Thomas) and Live in Europe, he continued to scribble lines of the song on napkins and hotel paper. ...

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Trivia 2018 # 9

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Trivia 2018 # 9

March 2 ~ 1963 - The Four Seasons start a run at the top of he charts with "Walk Right Back" ~ 1942 - Lou Reed was born March 3 ~1966 - Buffalo Springfield form in Los Angeles March 4 ~ 1989 - Debbie Gibson (remember her) has a #1 hit with "Lost in Your Eyes" March 5 1963 - Patsy Cline perishes in a plane crash 1984 - The Smith's eponymous debut is released in the U.S. & Canada 1958 - Andy Gibb is born 1970 - John Fruciante is born March 6 ~ Dr. John album 'In The Right Place' is released and soars in the charts with song "Right Place, Wrong Time". March 7 ~ 1975 - David Bowie's 'Young Americans' is released ~ 2001 - Judy Garland's "Over The Rainbow" voted Song of the 20th Century' by the RIAA ~ 1944 - Townes Van Zandt is born March 8 1965 - Bob Dylan releases "Subterranean Homesick Blues' which becomes his first Top 40 hit. It ...

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Trivia 2018 # 7 & 8

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Trivia 2018  # 7 & 8

February 16 ~ 1935 - Sonny Bono was born February 17 ~ 1968 - David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd February 18 ~ 1933 - Yoko Ono is born ~ 1965 - Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) is born February 19 ~ 1957 - Actor ab Hunter reaches # 1 with the song "Young Love" ~ 1978 - Tony Iommi is born February 20 ~ 1946 - J. Geils was born ~ 1697 - Kurt Cobain was born February 21 ~ 1933 - Nina Simone was born February 22 ~ 1989 - Heavy Metal becomes a category at the Grammy Awards, and Jethro Tull take home the award.  The category  name was actually Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s. Metallica, who were expected to win the inaugural award for their album ...And Justice for All, lost to Jethro Tull whose album Crest of a Knave won instead. Also beating out Jane's Addiction, Iggy Pop, as well as AC/DC. The presenters Lita Ford and Alice Cooper slightly ...

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