Blondie

Cover up love’s alibi

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


April 19, 1980

Blondie_album_coverBlondie goes to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Call Me, featured in the Richard Gere movie American Gigolo. The track is also a #1 in the U.K.

ALSO ON THIS DAY:  You don’t have to be cool


 

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Springsteen

Back home to Georgia

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


April 18, 1970

8042c1a1c8f70579ce6625a835a9c033--bruce-springsteen-steel-millSteel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen on lead vocals) plays in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2. Among the songs in the group’s set list is Goin’ Back to Georgia.

ALSO ON THIS DAY:  Let’s start today


 

My fist got hard and my wits got keen

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


April 17, 1970

johnny_cash_folsomWhile performing at the White House at the invitation of President Richard Nixon, Johnny Cash is asked by the clueless president to perform Okie From Muskogee. Cash declines because it is not his song, but had been a hit for Merle Haggard. Instead, Cash sings his #1 hit, A Boy Named Sue.

ALSO ON THIS DAY:  And pretend that he just doesn’t see


 

Just around midnight

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


April 13, 1971

the-rolling-stones-brown-sugar-rolling-stones-recordsThe Rolling Stones release Brown Sugar, from their latest album Sticky Fingers. It is the first LP on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduced the licking-tongue and lips logo.

ALSO ON THIS DAY:  She’s got electric boots a mohair suit