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Today In Pop Music: April 7 – Alice Cooper Almost Hung Himself

APRIL 7 BIRTHDAYS

1938 – Spencer Dryden  (Jefferson Airplane/drums – died 2005 – cancer)

1947 – Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’)

1947 – Patricia Bennett (Chiffons – ‘One Fine Day, ‘He’s So Fine’)

1949 – John Oates (Hall & Oates)

1951 – Jania Ian (‘Society’s Child’, ‘At Seventeen’)

1952 – Bruce Gary (The Knack/drums)

ON THIS DAY

1956 – Give our mother network credit for this one as the CBS Radio network premiered the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock and roll show, Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party.

1966 – The Beatles worked on overdubs for a couple of classic tracks that would eventually be included on their album ‘Revolver’, John’s song ‘tomorrow never Knows’, and Paul’s ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’.

1975 – Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore left the group to form his own band, Blackmore.  ahe was replaced by Tommy Bolin.

1979 – The Doobie Brothers topped the Billboard album chart with ‘Minute By Minute’ their first, and only, #1 album.

1988 – During a European tour, something went terribly wrong during a rehearsal as Alice Cooper accidentally hung himself when a safety rope snapped.  he actually dangled for a few seconds before a quick thinking roadie saved him.

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