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    WEEK 1st - 10th APRIL


    April 10, 1973 : "LED ZEPPELIN"'s "Houses Of The Holy" goes gold.


    April 10, 1982 : "IRON MAIDEN" releases "The Number Of The Beast".The album goes straight into the UK charts at #1.

    April 9, 1997 : 'A&M' Records issues a press release stating that the members of "SOUNDGARDEN" have mutually and amicably decided to disband.

    April 9, 1978 : "TRIUMPH" releases "Just A Game".

    April 6, 1998 : Wendy O. Williams,lead singer of "PLASMATICS" is found in a wooded area near her home,dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.She was 48.

    April 3, 1979 : "VAN HALEN"'s II goes gold.


    April 3, 2002 : "MEGADETH" leader Dave Mustaine announces that due to an injury to his left arm and hand he has decided to exit the band and explore other areas of the music business where he might make a contribution without being able to play his instrument.

    April 1, 1985 : DAVID LEE ROTH leaves "VAN HALEN".


    April 1, 1994 : "NIRVANA" frontman Kurt Cobain commits suicide in Seattle.


    April 1, 1998 : legendary drummer Cozy Powell ("RAINBOW", "BLACK SABBATH") is killed in a car crash near Bristol, England at the age of 50.

    Posted on 2008-04-01 13:19:26 and written by dimitris


    WEEK 1st - 10th APRIL (ROCK BIRTHDAYS)


    April 1, 1934, Jim Ed Brown (The Browns)
    April 1, 1939, Rudolph Isley (Isley Brothers)
    April 1, 1942, Phil Margo (Tokens)
    April 1, 1942, Danny Brooks (Dovells)
    April 1, 1942, Alan Blakely (Tremeloes)
    April 1, 1945, John Barbata (Jefferson Starship)
    April 1, 1948, Ronnie Lane (Faces)
    April 1, 1948, Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers)
    April 1, 1961, Mark White (ABC)
    April 2, 1939, Marvin Gaye
    April 2, 1942, Leon Russell
    April 2, 1942, Phil Castrodale (Reflections)
    April 2, 1943, Larry Coryell
    April 2, 1943, Glen Dale (Richard Garforth) (Fortunes)
    April 2, 1947, Emmylou Harris
    April 2, 1952, Leon Wilkerson (Lynryd Skynyrd)
    April 2, 1961, Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
    April 3, 1928, Don Gibson
    April 3, 1939, Jeff Barry (songwriter)
    April 3, 1941, Jan Berry (Jan and Dean)
    April 3, 1942, Billy Joe Royal
    April 3, 1943, Richard Manuel (The Band)
    April 3, 1943, Joe Vann (Joseph Canzano)(The Duprees)
    April 3, 1944, Tony Orlando
    April 3, 1944, Barry Pritchard (Fortunes)
    April 3, 1949, Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention)
    April 3, 1951, Mel Schacher (? and the Mysterians/Grand Funk Railroad)
    April 3, 1968, Sebastian Bach (Sebastian Bierk)(Skid Row)
    April 4, 1915, Muddy Waters
    April 4, 1936, Margo Sylvia (Tune Weavers)
    April 4, 1942, Major Lance
    April 4, 1948, Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers)
    April 4, 1952, Dave Hill (Slade)
    April 4, 1952, Gary Moore (Skid Row/Thin Lizzy)
    April 5, 1928, Tony Williams (Platters)
    April 5, 1939, Ronnie White (Miracles)
    April 5, 1941, David LaFlame (It's A Beautiful Day)
    April 5, 1942, Allan Clarke (Hollies)
    April 5, 1950, Agnetha "Anna" Faltskog-Ulvaeus (Abba)
    April 5, 1944, Crispian St. Peters
    April 5, 1965, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
    April 6, 1945, Bob Marley
    April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday
    April 7, 1922, Mongo Santamaria
    April 7, 1938, Freddie Hubbard
    April 7, 1938, Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane)
    April 7, 1943, Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull/Blodwyn Pig)
    April 7, 1947, Patricia Bennett (Chiffons)
    April 7, 1949, John Oates
    April 7, 1951, Janis Ian
    April 8, 1941, J.J. Jackson (Jerome Louis Jackson)
    April 8, 1942, Roger Chapman (Family)
    April 8, 1947, Steve Howe (Yes)
    April 8, 1963, Julian Lennon
    April 9, 1932, Carl Perkins
    April 9, 1943, Terry Knight
    April 9, 1944, Emil Stucchio (Classics)
    April 9, 1948, "Chico" Ryan (Sha Na Na)
    April 8, 1948, Phil Wright (Paper Lace)
    April 10, 1932, Nathaniel Nelson (Flamingos)
    April 10, 1936, Bobbie Smith (Spinners)
    April 10, 1947, Bunny Wailer (Neville O'Reilly) (The Wailers)
    April 10, 1959, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)
    April 10, 1959, Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds)
    Posted on 2008-04-01 13:17:06 and written by dimitris