Friday, April 21, 2023

Music History Today: April 21, 2023

April 21, 2016: Prince died at age 57 after overdosing on fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid. 

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April 21, 1947: Iggy Pop was born in Muskegon, Michigan.

Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop

One of rock's most influential figures, Iggy Pop is sometimes credited with inventing stage diving. His hits include "Lust for Life," "The Passenger," "Real Wild Child," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog." 
Read more: Wikipedia

April 21 1979: Amii Stewart took over at Number 1 in the US with her cover of "Knock on Wood."

April 21, 1990: Sinead O'Connor topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "Nothing Compares 2 U" for the next four weeks.
Prince wrote and recorded "Nothing Compares 2 U" in 1984 but didn't release it. Instead, he gave it to The Family, a band that was signed to his Paisley Park record label.


They recorded the track for their 1985 self-titled album, their only LP. Their version was never released as a single, and the tune was seldom heard until Sinéad O'Connor covered it five years later. 
Read more: The Guardian

April 21, 2007: Linkin' Park entered the US music chart at its peak position, Number 7, with "What I've Done."
Linkin' Park's second-highest debut on the chart, a title previously held by "Somewhere I Belong," which opened at 47, subsequently became the third highest position for a Linkin Park single on the Hot 100. At the time of its debut, it was only the eleventh song since 2000 to debut at #7 or higher on the Hot 100 and only the third song to do so by an artist that was not from American Idol. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Prince's Death 
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