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April 17th, 1960 Eddie Cochran died aged 21

On April 17th, 1960, 21-year-old US singer Eddie Cochran was killed when the taxi he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost in Chippenham, Wiltshire whilst touring in the UK.

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 15th, 1967 Frank and Nancy Sinatra at No. 1 with ‘Somethin’ Stupid’

On April 15th, 1967, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Somethin’ Stupid’. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single.

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 11th, 2013 Sir Paul McCartney tops the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians

On April 11th, 2013, Sir Paul McCartney topped the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians with the £680m fortune he shares with his wife Nancy Shevell.

April 10th, 2003 Little Eva dies of cancer

On April 10th, 2003, American singer Little Eva died in Kinston, North Carolina, aged 59. She had the 1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘The Loco-Motion’.

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.

April 4th, 1964 The Beatles are No.1, 3, 4 & 5 on the US Singles Chart

On April 4th 1964, The Beatles held the top five places on the US singles chart, at No. 5 ‘Please Please Me’, No.4 ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, No.3, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, No.2 ‘Love Me Do’ and at No.1 … read more