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Trivia 2018 # 16

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April 20
~ 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie “Viva Las Vegas” premiered.

April 21
~ 2018 - It’s the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY - show your favourite independent record store some love
~ 2016 = Prince passed away
~ 1984 - Phil Collins has his first U.S. # 1 with ‘Against All Odds’
~1947 - Iggy Pop is born

April 22
~ 2018- It’s EARTH DAY
~ 1936 - Glen Campbell was born

April 23
~ 1956 - Elvis Presley debuts in Las Vegas
~ 1976 - The first Ramones album hits stores
~ 1936 - Roy Orbison is born

April 24
~ 1981 - New Order begin work on their first album, Movement, at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England
~ 1942 - Barbra Steisand is born

April 25
~ 1979 - Rock ‘N’ Roll High School starring the Ramones, premieres in Los Angeles
~ 1917 - Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald is born

April 26
~ 1960 - Roger Taylor, Duran Duran drummer, is born
~ 1938 - Duane Eddy is born. Eddy devised a technique of playing lead on his guitar’s bass strings to produce a low, reverberant “twangy” sound. The hit singles – ‘Peter Gunn’, ‘Cannonball’, ‘Shazam’, and ‘Forty Miles of Bad Road’ were some of his best and did their part to help keep the raunchy spirit of rock & roll alive in the late 1950’s. During the 1960s, Eddy launched an acting career, appearing in such films as A Thunder of Drums, The Wild Westerners, Kona Coast, The Savage Seven, and two appearances on the television series Have Gun–Will Travel. In 1986, Eddy recorded with Art of Noise, remaking his 1960 version of Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn”. The song was a Top Ten hit around the world, ranking number 1 on Rolling Stone’s dance chart for six weeks that summer. “Peter Gunn” won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental of 1986. It also gave Eddy the distinction of being the only instrumentalist to have had Top 10 hit singles in four different decades in the UK.


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