Music History for

April 20


1881 - Composer Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky was born.

1931 - Louis Armstrong recorded "When Itís Sleepy Time Down South."

1935 - "Your Lucky Hit Parade" was first broadcast on radio. It aired for 24 years.

1955 - Bo Diddley made his first appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York City.

1959 - Dolly Parton's first single, "Puppy Love," was released.

1960 - Elvis Presley's returned to Hollywood to film "G.I. Blues."
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1963 - Rick Nelson and Kris Harmon were married.

1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiered.

1968 - The band Deep Purple performed gave their concert debut in Tastrup, Denmark.

1971 - Barbra Streisand recorded "We've Only Just Begun."

1973 - Roger Daltrey (Who) released his first solo album "Daltrey."

1986 - Vladimir Horowitz returned to Russia to perform after being away for almost 60 years.

1991 - Steve Marriot (Small Faces) was killed in a house fire at the age of 44.

1992 - In London, a memorial concert was held for Freddie Mercury (Queen). Elton John, Guns N' Roses, Roger Daltrey, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, George Michael, Def Leppard, and Spinal Tap performed.

1992 - Pavement's album "Slanted and Enchanted" was released.

1992 - The Metallica single "Nothing Else Matters" was released.

1992 - Madonna signed a deal with Time Warner to set up a multimedia company. The deal reportedly made Madonna the highest paid woman in pop music.

1993 - Shania Twain released her self-titled debut album.

1994 - In London, Barbra Streisand began her first tour in 28 years.

1999 - KMFDM released their last album as a group after breaking up the previous January.

2013 - Black Sabbath began their first tour of Australia/New Zealand in 40 years.