On This Day in Rock: April 4
In 1960, RCA Victor Records announced that it would be releasing all Pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously, the first record company to do so. Elvis Presley’s single, ‘Stuck on You’ was RCA’s first mono / stereo release.
In 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdinck and Cat Stevens played two shows at Bournemouth Winter Gardens, England. was the special guest on the first edition of the UK BBC-TV’s ‘Dee Time’, along with Kiki Dee and Cat Stevens. Jimi Hendrix… and Engelbert Humperdinck… let that sink in a little.
In 1987, Starship started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’, taken from the film ‘Mannequin’, also a No.1 in the UK.
On this day in 1952, Irish guitarist and singer Gary Moore is born, who was a member of Skid Row and Thin Lizzy. As a solo artist he had the 1979 UK No.8 single ‘Parisian Walkways’. His 1990 album Still Got the Blues featured contributions from Albert King, Albert Collins, and George Harrison. Moore died on 6 February 2011 while on holiday in Spain.