Classic Rock Almanac April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020
Brian Setzer

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ANNIVERSARIES

1962-The Beatles former bass player Stuart Sutcliffe died.

1970-Jim Morrison was dragged off stage by keyboardist Ray Manzarek during a Doors concert in Boston.

1970-27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split.

1970-Elton John released his self titled second studio album.

1976-Peter Frampton went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Frampton Comes Alive'.

1982-Iron Maiden scored their first UK No.1 album with The Number Of The Beast.

2001-Bruce Springsteen won a court battle to keep the rights to his early songs. 

2007-The former home of Johnny Cash burnt to the ground. 

BORN TODAY

1950-Eddie Hazel
guitarist and singer who played lead guitar with Parliament-Funkadelic. died December 23, 1992

1959-Brian Setzer
guitarist, singer, and songwriter, The Stray Cats, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, solo