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April 17, 1970 Johnny Cash performed at the White House

On April 17, 1970 Johnny Cash was invited to perform at the White House by President Richard Nixon.

April 16th, 1956 Buddy Holly’s 1st single ‘Blue Days, Black Nights’ was released

On April 16th, 1956, Buddy Holly’s first single ‘Blue Days, Black Nights’, was released.

April 14th, 1935 Loretta Lynn is born

On April 14th, 1935, Loretta Lynn, country singer, was born who became the first woman to be named Country Music Artist Entertainer Of The Year.

April 9th, 1966 The Righteous Brothers at No. 1 with ‘(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration’

On April 9th, 1966, The Righteous Brothers started a three week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration’.

April 8th, 1964 The Supremes record ‘Where Did Our Love Go’

On April 8th, 1964 The Supremes recorded ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ at Motown Studios in Detroit. The song would become their first US No. 1 single.

April 7th, 1915 Billie Holiday is born

On April 7th, 1915 Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) the greatest female jazz singer of all time was born.

March 30th, 1963 – Leslie Gore Records ‘It’s My Party’

On this day in 1963, 16 year-old Lesley Gore recorded her breakthrough hit, ‘It’s My Party’. The song produced by Quincy Jones went on to be a US No.1. Lesley Gore died of Lung Cancer earlier this year, February 16, 2015, … read more

March 18th, 1972 Neil Young at No. 1 with ‘Heart of Gold’

On March 18th, 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’.

March 11th 1978, Kate Bush’s Song ‘Wuthering Heights’ in No.1 in UK

On March 11th, 1978 The debut single from Kate Bush, ‘Wuthering Heights’ a song inspired by the Emily Bronte novel, started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

March 10th, 1973 Pink Floyd Release ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ Album

March 10th, 1973 Pink Floyd released ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, their eighth studio album. It would stay on the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history!