SO.CO Team

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Today In Music: 29th April

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A couple of notable birthdays, and a couple of classic albums... as well as one of the best pop songs ever written. Not a bad haul for April 29th! 

1899: Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader, was born in Washington, D.C. He went on to become one of the most influential figures in jazz history, known for his innovative arrangements and compositions.


1933: Willie Nelson, an American country music singer-songwriter, was born in Abbott, Texas. He has had a long and successful career, known for hits such as "On the Road Again," "Always on My Mind," and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."


1967: The Beatles released their album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the UK. The album is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative in the history of popular music, featuring groundbreaking production techniques and a wide range of musical styles.


1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released their album "Déjà Vu," which became a critical and commercial success. The album featured hit songs such as "Teach Your Children" and "Our House."


1983: Michael Jackson's album "Beat It" won Record of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards. The album "Thriller" had been released the previous year and became one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: Willie Nelson by Phil Stanley