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This Day in Rock History

This Day In Rock History – April 18th

April 18 1957 Buddy Knox  hit with the song “Party Doll” when he got called up for six months of active duty with the US Army Reserve. Roulette Records rushed…

This Day In Rock History – April 17th

April 17 1960 A freak traffic accident claims the life Eddie Cochran when the taxi he was riding blew a tire and hit a lamp post. Best known for “Summertime…

This Day In Rock History – April 16th

April 16 1969 This will not help sales.  Elektra Records drops Detroit’s MC5 after the band takes out an ad in a local paper with the company logo and reads…

This Day In Rock History – April 15th

April 15 1956 Mitch Miller made it clear that he hated rock and roll.  He carried a lot of weight in the business as music director at Columbia Records, but…

This Day In Rock History – April 14th

April 14 1969 The Monkees aren’t done with TV yet.  Their special, 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee, airs on NBC with musicians Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll as mad scientists looking for…

This Day In Rock History – April 13th

April 13 1964 Bobby Darin is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 36th Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California. It’s for his role as the traumatized war hero,…

This Day In Rock History – April 12th

April 12 1966 A stellar career path is sidelined when Jan Berry of Jan and Dean rams his Corvette into a parked truck on a side street in Beverly Hills…

This Day In Rock History – April 11th

April 11 1961 Bob Dylan just 19 years old at the time, debuts as a solo artist opening for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City in New York.  Amazingly, a…

This Day In Rock History – April 10th

April 10 1956 The Stratocaster electric guitar is patented by Leo Fender, the heir apparent to his famed Telecaster model. 1962 The Beatles‘ original bass player died of a brain…

This Day In Rock History – April 9th

1860 Okay, don’t listen to this in a dark room.  It’s not rock and roll but opened the door for all future recordings (if only by accident.)   It’s thought…

Mike Olszewski

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