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Today in Oldies Music History: April 2

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Today In Oldies Music History: April 2

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Births

1912: Herbert Mills
1917: Lou Monte
1928: Serge Gainsbourg
1938: Warner Mack
1939: Marvin Gaye
1942: Leon Russell
1943: Glen Dale (The Fortunes)
1946: Kurt Winter (The Guess Who)
1946: Leon Wilkerson (Lynryd Skynyrd)

Deaths

1987: Buddy Rich
1998: Cor Van Beek (Shocking Blue)
2003: Edwin Starr
2004: Paul Atkinson (The Zombies)

Events

1957: Elvis Presley appears for the first time outside the United States, performing at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. This and a show the next day in Ottawa would be the only Elvis concerts ever given outside the US.
1966: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass set a chart record when four of their albums make the Top 10 of the Billboard album chart at the same time.
1967: An overzealous audience member throws a smoke bomb onto the stage at the Rolling Stones concert at the Town Hall in Vienna, Austria, leading to a riot and the arrest of 154 fans.
1967: Steve Winwood forms Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason.
1970: The Magistrate's Court in London convenes to decide the fate of John Lennon's recent "Bag One" drawings -- some of which feature genitalia, masturbation, and sex acts -- are, in fact, obscene.
1970: Janis Joplin get tattoos on her wrist and heart, the one on her chest reading "One For The Boys."
1993: Robert Flack guest stars as herself on today's episode of ABC-TV's Loving.
1993: The London tabloids break the news that Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman's son Stephen is engaged to 46-year-old Patsy Smith, mother of Wyman's ex-wife, 22-year-old Mandy Smith.
1997: After 32 years, Joni Mitchell is reunited with her first daughter, Kilauren Gibb. Joni gave the child up for adoption at the start of her career.

Releases

1964: Elvis Presley, Kissin' Cousins
1973: The Beatles, The Beatles 1962-1966, The Beatles 1967-1970
1977: Stevie Wonder, "Sir Duke"

Recording

1942: Glenn Miller, "American Patrol"
1956: Johnny Cash, "I Walk The Line"
1965: Freddie and the Dreamers, "Do The Freddie"
1964: The Beach Boys, "I Get Around"

Charts

1969: Frank Sinatra's "My Way" enters the charts
1971: Janis Joplin's LP Pearl hits #1
1977: Fleetwood Mac's LP Rumours hits #1

Certifications

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