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This Day In Rock History – April 3rd

This Day In Rock History – April 3rd

1959
The word “spitball” results in a BBC ban on The Coasters‘ song “Charlie Brown”.   A couple weeks later there’s a change of heart and they start to play the single, that goes to #6 on the UK chart.

The Coasters - Charlie Brown - YouTube


1965

The song is already three years old, but Cannibal And The Headhunters release their version of “Land Of 1000 Dances”, and it gets to #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. Group leader Frankie Garcia reportedly earned his nickname “Cannibal” as a kid when he bit another boy during a fight. 

Cannibal & The Headhunters | Spotify

1971
The hits just keep coming for The Temptations with “Just My Imagination”. The group  would post eleven more songs in the US Top 40 over the next twenty years, but this is their last single with original member Eddie Kendricks, who would pursue a solo career.

The Temptations - Classic Motown

1988

The Traveling Wilburys record in Malibu, Florida. The quintet includes Nelson (George Harrison), Lucky (Bob Dylan), Otis (Jeff Lynne), Charlie (Tom Petty) and Lefty (Roy Orbison), and their first single is a hit with “”Handle with Care”

Traveling Wilburys – The Traveling Wilburys Website

2022

Graham Nash returned to perform his second sold-out night at The Kent Stage

Poster Courtesy Of Raw Sugar Art Studio

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