Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Music History Today: April 22, 2020

April 22, 1978: Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the 'One Love Peace Concert' in Jamaica. 
The One Love Peace Concert was held on April 22, 1978 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. 
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The concert was held during civil & political war in Jamaica between the 2 major political parties, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). 
Read more: Jamaican History
April 22, 1974: The L.A. group Redbone earned a Gold record for the single "Come and Get Your Love." 
Native American brothers Patrick (bass and vocals) and Candido "Lolly" Vasquez-Vegas (guitar, sitar and vocals) were born in Coalinga, California. Developing as musicians at an early age, the brothers played with Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson at the Monterey Jazz and Pop Festival before relocating to Los Angeles in 1963.  
Read more: Redbone

April 22, 1974: The Who begin filming the movie version of Tommy, with Tina Turner's turn as the Acid Queen being filmed first. 

When producer Robert Stigwood convinced Ken Russell to direct Tommy, the filmmaker embraced The Who as part of his delirious endeavor to bring composers to the big screen and started working on the film adaptation of the band’s rock opera album along with Pete Townshend, The Who’s guitarist and the genuine eminence grise behind Tommy. 
Read more: Score It Magazine


April 22, 1978: Former Stealers Wheel vocalist Gerry Rafferty releases his biggest solo hit, "Baker Street."
“Baker Street” is the second track from Scottish singer Gerry Rafferty’s 1978 album “City to City”, and debatably his most well-known song. The song is named after a street in London and was part of Rafferty’s second solo album “City to City”, which was his first release after a bout of legal issues surrounding the break-up of his old band, “Stealers Wheel” in 1975. 
Read more:  Story of Song


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