Today In Music History: 04/14/17

Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 72 today.

On this day in 1963, the Beatles stopped by the Crawdaddy Club to see a new, unsigned band called the Rolling Stones.

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(Photo by Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns)

Record producer Phil Spector married Ronettes lead singer Veronica “Ronnie” Bennett on this day in 1968. She filed for divorce in 1972.

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(Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Talked about the Stones earlier. It was on this day in 1975, that they announced that former Faces member Ron Wood would be replacing the guitarist Mick Taylor, who had departed the band.

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(Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)

On this day in 1979 “What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers was the #1 song.

A New Jersey State assemblyman introduced a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” the official state song on this day in 1980. It instead became Jersey’s “Rock Anthem.”

On this day in 2007, Hawaiian singer Don Ho died of heart failure at 76.

On this day in 2009, my favorite Beatle, George Harrison was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Paul McCartney attended the unveiling outside the Capitol Records building, joining Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani.

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(Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Here’s one for my country music fans. On this day in 2010, George Strait became the first act to place a record in the Top 10, on any  Billboard chart, for 30 consecutive years.  His streak ended in 2012. Here’s his first Top 10 from 1981.


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