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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

68 years ago (1947)Iggy Pop is born.
67 years ago (1948)Singer-songwriter Paul Davis is born.
56 years ago (1959)Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is born.
56 years ago (1959)Robert Smith of the Cure is born.
55 years ago (1960)Dick Clark, described as “the single most influential person” in the pop music business, testifies before the congressional committee looking into payola. He admits he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on the show in a 28 month period.
50 years ago (1965)The Beach Boys appear on ABC-TV's Shindig! performing their current hit, Do You Wanna Dance?
39 years ago (1976)Ex-Raspberries lead singer Eric Carmen enters the pop chart with his first and biggest solo smash, All by Myself. It peaks at #2.
22 years ago (1993)Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta.
10 years ago (2005)After more than 30 years in the music business, 36 albums, and eight Grammy awards, Carlos Santana is named a BMI Icon at the 12th annual BMI Latin Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in las Vegas.
3 years ago (2012)It’s the fifth anniversary of Record Store Day, an event conceived in 2008 to celebrate “the unique culture” of independent record stores. Labels use the day to offer limited-edition vinyl records, picture discs, and special artwork. Dr. John’s latest album Locked Down is one of the limited-edition vinyl albums offered in the New Orleans area.
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