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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:21 PM
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April 7th in music history
1908: Orchestra leader Percy Faith is born in Toronto. In the 1950s, he has three #1 pop hits: "Delicado," "Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)," and "Theme From A Summer Place."

1915: Billie Holiday--arguably the greatest female singer ever--is born in Philadelphia.

1922: Jazz musician Mongo Santamaria is born in Havana. After a stint with Perez Prado's orchestra, Santamaria sets out on his own and has a top ten hit in 1963 with "Watermelon Man."

1928: Blues shouter Jimmy "T-99" Nelson is born in Philadelphia. His "T-99 Blues" is a #1 R&B hit in 1951.

1935: Country singer Bobby Bare is born in Ironton, Ohio. His hits include "The All-American Boy" (inadvertently credited to Bill Parsons)," "Detroit City," and "500 Miles Away From Home."

1937: Doo-wop singer Don Julian is born in Houston. His group, the Meadowlarks, enjoy a West Coast R&B hit with 1955's "Heaven and Paradise."

1956: Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" debuts on the Billboard pop chart.

1959: Marty Robbins records "El Paso."
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:26 PM
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1. But more Importantly, It's John Oates (of Hall and Oates)' birthday.


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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:29 PM
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3. Hall and Oates...BLEAH!
:puke:
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:30 PM
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5. Yeah, I couldn't resist that.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:26 PM
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2. A few more...
1998 Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

1995 Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen's carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.

1974 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Bennie and the Jets,'' Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to ``Candle in the Wind,'' an ode to Marilyn Monroe.

1970 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Let It Be,'' The Beatles. The song enters the Hot 100 at No. 6, higher than any previous entry on Billboard's pop singles chart.

1968 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Honey,'' Bobby Goldsboro.

1951 Folk star Janis Ian (Janis Eddy Fink) is born in New York City. She has a No. 3 hit in 1975 with ``At Seventeen.''

1920 Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:29 PM
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4. Nice addition! Thanks.
:yourock:
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:31 PM
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6. Candle in the Wind didn't come out until the '80's
At least that is when it became popular....was it really originally put out in the 70's??????
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:34 PM
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7. Well, it was on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released in, what? 1974?
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:40 PM
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8. Yes, you are right....
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000001DQI/inkto...

Of course I hated Elton in the 70's....thought I was too cool for wimpy music like that...LOL Now I think he is a great artist...age mellows you.
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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9. Led Zeppelin Play Charlotte
Thus introducing the south to the pestilence of Rock and Roll and beginning the ruination of god fearing bible belt youth. :P



http://www.led-zeppelin.com/spotlight/charlotte1970.htm...
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:03 PM
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11. I daresay "the pestilence of Rock and Roll" hit the South...
...long before anyone ever heard of Led Zppelin! After all, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis all came from Dixieland.
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NewHampster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:24 PM
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13. You are correct
But I think of all of them as quite a different form of rock than Zep.

and besides, can't anyone on DU take a joke anymore.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:28 PM
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14. I won't take a joke! You can't me me take a joke!
GET THE GODDAMNED JOKE AWAY FROM ME! AAAAAARRRRRRGH!!!
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:58 PM
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10. 1724 First performance of Bach's St. John Passion...
...at Nikolaikirche in Leipzig.

1726 Birth of English music historian, organist and composer Charles BURNEY. His four volume History of Music was published in 1776-1789. d- 1814.

1763 Birth of Italian composer Domenico DRAGONETTI. d- 16 APR 1846.

1783 Death of German composer Ignaz Holzbauer at age 71, in Mannheim.

1792 French composer Rouget de Lisle completes La Marseillaise.

1805 First performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 3, Eroica in Vienna.

1848 Death of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.

1863 US premiere of Mozart's Symphony No. 40. Brooklyn Philharmonic, Theodore Thomas conducting.

1876 Premiere of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda including the popular Dance of the Hours in Milan.

1891 Death of Phineas T. Barnum, U.S. showman. Famed for his amusements and spectacular circuses, he also brought Swedish operatic soprano Jenny Lind to tour America in 1850.

1893 First performance of a work by an American woman composer by a major symphony orchestra. Margaret Ruthven, Boston Symphony.

1899 Birth of French pianist and composer Robert CASADESUS in Paris, to a prominant musical family. d- 19 SEP 1972.

1920 Birth of Indian sitar player and composer Pandit Ravi SHANKAR in Benares, India. Father of pop-diva Nora Jones.

1923 Premiere of Renaldo Hahn's operetta Ciboulette at the Thtre des Varits, in Paris.

1924 Birth of Japanese composer Ikuma DAN.

1928 Premiere of N. Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 10, in Moscow.

1931 Birth of American composer and teacher Donald HARRIS in St. Paul, MN.

1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific opens on broadway, runs for 1925 performances.

1959 Birth of American composer John KENNEDY.

1965 Birth of American composer Russell PLATT.

1965 Premiere of H. W. Henze's opera Der junge Lord 'The Young Lord' at the Deutsche Oper in West Berlin.

1970 Birth of Norwegian pianist Leif Ove ANDSNES.

1975 MET Opera debut of American soprano Beverly Sills, ("Bubbles" Silverman) in Rossini's The Siege of Corinth.

1994 Premiere of John Harbison's Cello Concerto. Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting in Boston.

2003 Premiere of Yehudi Wyner's Commedia. Richard Stolzman, clarinet and Emmanuel Ax, piano, in Princeton, NJ.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:04 PM
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12. I'm going to take a wild guess here.
You like classical music, right? :+
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:54 PM
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15. Brilliant deduction!
:beer:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:57 PM
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16. John Oates' birthday too
"El Paso" is the shit.
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