SO.CO Team

9 months ago

Today In Music: 28th April

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Yes, yes... we missed yesterday... can I get away with saying that nothing actually happened on April 27th? Cool, we're good then... ahem... so, here's what happened on April 28th in music history.

1960: Eddie Cochran was an American rock and roll musician known for songs such as "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody." He was only 21 years old when he died in a car accident while on tour in England.

 

1963: "From Me to You" was the Beatles' second single to be released in the UK, and their first to reach number one on the charts. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and was recorded in just one day at Abbey Road Studios.

 

1973: "The Dark Side of the Moon" is one of Pink Floyd's most successful albums, and is often considered a landmark in the history of rock music. It features iconic songs such as "Money" and "Time," and deals with themes such as greed, madness, and the passage of time.

 

1986: "Addicted to Love" was a hit single from Robert Palmer's album "Riptide." The song's music video, featuring a band of identical-looking models playing instruments, became one of the most iconic and parodied videos of the 1980s.

2003: Apple turned the music industry on it's head when they launced the iTunes store. By selling individual songs for 99c (79p) each and allowing groundbreaking personal usage rights, they went toe-to-toe with piracy and created an income stream that would come to be worth $8 billion a year.  

 

2017: Harry Styles' self-titled debut solo album marked a departure from his previous work as a member of the boy band One Direction. The album features a more rock-oriented sound, and includes singles such as "Sign of the Times" and "Kiwi."

Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: Pink Floyd by Tom Weschler