Monday, April 13, 2020

Music History Today: April 14, 2020

April 14, 2016: Prince’s performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on this Thursday — and unbeknownst to the music legend or his fans, it would also be his last. 
The perfect send-off. Prince’s performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, April 14, was an epic one — and unbeknownst to the music legend or his fans, it would also be his last. 
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The multi-hyphenate performer, who was found dead at his Paisley Park abode in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on Thursday, April 21, gave it his all in his final performance, closing out the night with an emotional rendition of his 1984 hit “Purple Rain.”    
Read more:  U. S. Magazine
April 14, 1966: The Beatles' song, "Paperback Writer," was completed between 2:30 and 7:30 pm. 

The Beatles  Photographer Jean Marie-Périer Paris 1964
The Beatles
Photographer Jean Marie-Périer Paris 1964
"Paperback Writer" was completed between 2:30 and 7:30 pm, with numerous overdubs onto the previous night's take two, including Paul's lead and John and George's novel "Frere Jacques" backing vocal, evoking schoolboy memories of French lessons. The finished recording was mixed into mono.   
Read more:  Beatles Radio


April 14, 1973: Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Houses Of The Holy.
“The key to Led Zeppelin‘s longevity has always been change,” Jimmy Page proclaimed in 1975. This restless sprit enthralled some fans and infuriated others, specifically the type who preferred that the band remain on one sonic plane. 
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin holds a pigeon  that flew into his hand while on stage, 1973
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin holds a pigeon
that flew into his hand while on stage, 1973
Moving past the high-octane thunder of the gods found on their early albums, the folky Celtic mysticism of Led Zeppelin III and the megalithic rock of Led Zeppelin IV, 1973’s Houses of the Holy sounds very much like a band gleefully pondering limitless possibilities
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April 14, 1979: The Doobie Brothers land their second #1 hit with "What A Fool Believes." 
Singer/guitarist Tom Johnston and drummer John Hartman began putting together the band that would become The Doobie Brothers in California in 1969. 
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Singer/guitarist Patrick Simmons and bassist Dave Shogren joined in 1970 and the band began playing in Northern California. With success from their live shows and a set of demos, the band signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1971. 
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