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The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
The Beatles - Photo by Express / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

April 27th
1966 -  The Beatles use a cool new technique in a recording session at Abbey Road studios. It was in John Lennon's song 'I'm Only Sleeping,' they used a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison.

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5th April 1969: Rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970)
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This Day In Music History

Apr 21st
1969 - Janis Joplin appeared at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The opening act that night was Yes. Joplin was well known for her performing abilities and her fans referred to her stage presence as electric.

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James Taylor - Photo By Larry Busacca / Getty Images
James Taylor - Photo By Larry Busacca / Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

April 20th
1968 - Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. A young James Taylor was among many that  signed up.

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Billy Joel performs onstage at the Honda Center on March 30, 2009 in Anaheim, California.
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This Day In Music History

April 15th
1982 - Billy Joel takes a motorcycle ride that ends when his vehicle collides with an automobile. He has surgery for a broken wrist.

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Pop singer David Bowie prepares to do some mileage with British Rail.
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April 14th
1967 - David Bowie releases his novelty single "The Laughing Gnome." Using music hall stylings and a sped-up voice, the song becomes a hit only in 1983.

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Singer Al Green performs during the 2008 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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April 13th
1946 - Legendary soul singer Al Green is born in Forest City, Ark. Best known for his song "Lets Stay Together," which peaked in the 70's.

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American pop singer-songwriter Neil Diamond relaxes with his guitar. Diamond is shortly to make his film debut in a remake of 'The Jazz Singer'.
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April 8th
1969 - Neil Diamond sets a record at the Los Angeles Forum when he sells out nine shows in a row.

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones performing at Earl's Court, London, 25th May 1976.
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This Day In Music History

April 7th
1962 - While at Ealing Jazz Club, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met Brian Jones for the first time. Jones was calling himself Elmo Lewis and was playing guitar with Paul Jones.

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Rock group Pink Floyd rehearsing at Earls Court, prior to a concert. Singer Roger Waters wears headphones at the front of the stage.
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April 6th
1968 - Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.

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nglish rock group The Who, during their 1966 German/Swiss tour, from left to right; drummer Keith Moon (1947 - 1978), Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (1944 - 2002, bass guitar) and Pete Townshend (guitar).
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This Day In Music History

April 1st
1965 - The Who recorded an appearance for Top Of The Pops at the Manchester television studio. The band then played a gig supporting Donovan at The Town Hall, Wembley, with Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents appearing at the bottom of the bill.

1978 - Paul Simon and Peter Frampton, owners of the soccer team the

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