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Today in Rock: April 2

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1939 and 2009.

On this day in 1939 future singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, DC.

On this day in 1952 Dave Bronze, future session man and bass guitarist for a reformed Procol Harum, is born in Essex, England. Also on this day Leon Wilkerson, future bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, is born in Newport, Rhode Island.

On this day in 1956 Johnny Cash, records the song “I Walk The Line”.

On this day in 1961 Keren Jane Woodward, future vocalist for Bananarama, is born in

On this day in 1964 The Beach Boys record the tune “I Get Around”.

On this day in 1966 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass become the first act with four albums in the Top 10 simultaneously. Alpert's LPs spent more weeks at number on that year than The Beatles’ platters.

On this day in 1967 an overzealous audience member tosses a smoke bomb onto the stage at The Rolling Stones concert at the Town Hall in Vienna, Austria, causing a riot and the arrest of 154 fans.

On this day in 1969 Frank Sinatra's “My Way” enters the charts.

On this day in 1971 Janis Joplin's LP Pearl hits number one in the US.

On this day in 1973 the disbanded Beatles release two double compilation albums: The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970.

On this day in 1977 Fleetwood Mac's LP Rumours hits number one in the US. Also on this day Stevie Wonder releases the single “Sir Duke”.

On this day in 2006 Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” makes history by becoming the U.K.'s first-ever No. 1 single to top the chart solely on download sales.

On this day in 2009 “Texas Legend” singer-songwriter/guitarist Freddie Everett dies at the age of 80.

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