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Today in Rock: April 9

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Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1932 and 2009.

On this day in 1932 future singer-songwriter and guitarist Carl Perkins is born in Ridgely, Tennessee.

On this day in 1944 Gene Parsons, future singer-songwriter and musician of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, is born in Morongo Valley, California.

On this day in 1964 Capitol Records reaches an out-of-court settlement with Vee-Jay Records over several Beatles records it claims the latter did not have the right to release.

On this day in 1965 Bruce Johnston joins The Beach Boys as the permanent replacement for Brian Wilson. Also on this day The Beatles release the single “Ticket To Ride”/”Yes It Is” in the United Kingdom.

On this day in 1966 guitarist Jeff Beck collapses onstage at a Yardbirds concert in France. Said their drummer Jim McCarty: "You never really quite knew what was going to happen with him."

King Crimson, Queen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood
King Crimson, Queen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood Courtesy of Original Owner

King Crimson, Queen and Frankie Goes To Hollywood

On this day in 1969 King Crimson makes its debut performance at the Speakeasy in London, England.
On this day in 1973 Queen makes its debut performance at the Marquee Theater in London, England.
On this day in 1985 Frankie Goes To Hollywood opens a European tour in Copenhagen and spends the rest of the year in tax exile from the United Kingdom.

Dave Prater and Soundgarden
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Dave Prater and Soundgarden

On this day in 1988 singer and musician Dave Prater of the soul duo Sam & Dave dies at the age of 50.
On this day in 1997 amidst personal tensions between its band members, Soundgarden announce their break up, which would last for 13 years when they decided to reunite.

Faith Hill, Elton John and Randy Cain
Faith Hill, Elton John and Randy Cain Courtesy of TOO

Faith Hill, Elton John and Randy Cain

On this day in 1999 Faith Hill kicks off her first headlining tour --"This Kiss"--in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On this day in 2008 Elton John gives a fund-raising concert for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
On this day in 2009 Randy Cain, singer for The Delfonics, dies at the age of 63.


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