Monthly Archives: April 2013

Record Store Day

4-15-13          Record Store Day Happy birthday, Dave Edmunds!  (Born 1944).  On 4/15/67 the Jimi Hendrix Experience 45 “Purple Haze” charts at No. 3 in England.  Also on 4/15/67 the Turtles 45 “Happy Together” charts at No. 12 in England.  On … Continue reading

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Universal 100th Anniversary boxed set

4-11-13          Universal 100th Anniversary boxed set On 4/11/64 the Millie Small 45 “My Boy Lollipop” charts at No. 2 in England.  On 4/11/70 the Norman Greenbaum 45 “Spirit In The Sky” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/11/70 … Continue reading

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Sheb Wooley

4-10-13          Sheb Wooley Happy birthday, Sheb “Purple People Eater” Wooley!  A quick check of the internet, and it appears that he was born April 10th 1921 and passed away September 16th 2003. Can’t do better than this, actually: http://www.shebwooley.com/ Along … Continue reading

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Aqualung on Island Records? White Deep Purple cover?

4-9-13 Happy birthday, Carl Perkins!  (Born 1932).  On 4/9/66 the Cher 45 “Bang Bang” charts at No. 3 in England.  Phil Ochs croaks, 1976. Never knew this existed until recently.  All of the other copies I’ve seen have been on … Continue reading

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Seattle WA visit 2013

4-8-13             Seattle Visit 2013 April 4th:  Happy birthday, Dave Hill (of Slade), born 1952.  4/7/79 M (Robin Scott) “Pop Muzik” 45 charts at No. 2 in England. April 6, 1985 Yello “Stella” LP charts at No. 92 in England.  Happy … Continue reading

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Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 7) April 3 – 16, 1980

4-3-13                         Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 7) April 3 – 16, 1980 4/4/58 The Champs “Tequila” 45 charts at No. 6 in England.  4/5/69 the Desmond Dekker 45 “Israelites” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/5/69 The Who … Continue reading

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Leon Russell – Serge Gainsbourg

4-2-13             Leon Russell and Serge Gainsbourg Happy birthday, Serge Gainsbourg! (Born 1928).  Happy birthday, Leon Russell!  (Born 1941).  I had no idea that Serge Gainsbourg shared a birthday with Leon Russell! Leon Russell probably came to my attention first … Continue reading

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April 1980 Cassette

4-1-13                         April 1980 Cassette March 31st:  Happy birthday, Herb Alpert!  (Born 1935).  On 4/1/72 Argent “Hold Your Head Up” 45 charts at No. 5 in England.  Also on 4/1/72 the Neil Young 45 “Heart Of Gold” charts at No. 10 … Continue reading

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