By: Ron DCMDJ Johnson
Greetings people of Earth!
It’s a lovely April Fool’s Day here at the C4OC Radio Compound and I wanted to share with you the many musical reasons that April First is a great day in music history. Some you know, some you may not as I will cover a wide range of musical genres. I will highlight some of my favorites but please add your own in the comments. I’m sure there are footnotes or some pieces of history that I might leave out so chime in with those too. Although there are many to choose from I will highlight my three picks from this day.
In 1966, The Troggs recorded ‘Wild Thing’ . The song was a number 1 US and number two UK hit in Summer of 1967. The song was recorded in one take on the second take. I don’t know how many bands can do that but check out the result.
In 1975, The Bay City Rollers TV debuted Shang-A- Lang which featured sketch comedy and their musical performances on ITV in the UK. This ran for twenty episodes and you can check out a clip here.
In 1984, Marvin Gaye was killed by his father at his parent’s home in Los Angeles. Gaye attempted to intervene in an argument between his parents. He was shot by Marvin Sr. who used a gun that was given to him by his son just four moths earlier. He was given six months probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter. It was later found that Marvin Sr had a brain tumor that may have caused him to kill his son. Here’s a great song from Marvin Gaye.
Please enjoy this day in music history and go out and make some of your own. Please add any history of note that I may have missed in the comments.
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People of Earth.
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