Here we are again people! History lessons!
Did anyone find yesterdays ‘April Fool’? I’m not telling!
So, This day in History 2nd April…
1964, The Beatles had their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ With advanced sales of over 2.1 million, it holds the record for the greatest advanced orders for a single in the UK.
1965, The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s ‘Joe Loss Pop Show.’
1966, A charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas And The Papas, The Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind.
1969, Bruce Springsteen’s new group Child made their live debut at the Pandemonium Club in Wanamassa, New Jersey.
1970, Phil Spector completed final editing and mixing for The Beatles Let It Be album, 16 months after the ‘Get Back project had begun.
1977, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Rumours.’ The album is Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release; along with winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, the record has sold over 45 million copies worldwide.
1981, CBS records launched the ‘Nice Price’ series of back catalogue albums in the UK. The first batch priced at £2.99 included early albums by Bob Dylan, Santana, Billy Joel, Abba, Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel.
1997, Joni Mitchell was reunited with Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.
1999, The Black Crowes played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. Joshua Harmon, a teenager sitting in the second row sued the band a year later for $5,000 claiming significant hearing loss.
2013, Coldplay beat the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles to the top of a BBC Radio 2 poll to find listeners’ favourite album of all time. ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’, Coldplay’s second album, which was released in 2002, came top of the list. Keane’s ‘Hopes And Fears’ took second place, with Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ in third. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ came fourth, while The Beatles’ 1967 classic ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ could only manage eighth place. The poll was held to tie in with the recent BBC season The Golden Age of the Album.
Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Marvin Gaye, singer, songwriter who had a 1968 US No.1 & 1969 UK No.1 single with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and a 1982 US No.3 & UK No.4 single with ‘Sexual Healing’. Gaye was a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late 1950s, and then signed with Motown Records subsidiary, Tamla. He started off as a session drummer, but later ranked as the label’s top-selling solo artist during the 1960s. He was crowned “The Prince of Motown” and “The Prince of Soul”. He was shot dead by his father on April 1st 1984.
1953, Born on this day, David Robinson, The Cars, (1978 UK No.3 & US No.35 single ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’, 1984 US No.3 & 1985 UK No.4 single ‘Drive’).
I remember this from my school days… The slow song at the end!
The Cars – Drive
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