Roy Orbison

23rd April 1936, Born on this day, Roy Orbison singer, songwriter, who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK No.21 single with ‘Handle With Care’. Orbison died on December 6th 1988.

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Paul Carrack

April 22nd 1951, Born on this day, Paul Carrack, keyboards, guitar, vocals, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single ‘How Long’) Squeeze, (1981 UK No.41 single ‘Tempted’), Mike And The Mechanics, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘The Living years’) and solo hits.

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Glen Campbell

téléchargement22nd April 1936, Born on this day, Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, TV presenter. Hits include ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. As a session musician in the 1960s he worked with Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra. His guitar playing can be heard on ‘Strangers in the Night’ by Frank Sinatra, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’‘ by The Righteous Brothers and ‘I’m a Believer’ by The Monkees. Campbell became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility in 2014 and died of the disease in Nashville, Tennessee on August 8, 2017 at the age of 81.

Deep Purple

April 22nd 1972, Deep Purple scored their second UK No.1 album with Machine Head. The album which features ‘Smoke on the Water’ and ‘Highway Star’, is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre and commercially, it was Deep Purple’s most successful album.

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