Singles by Phil Collins

    Phil Collins is one of the most successful artists ever to leave a group and become a solo performer.  In fact, he eclipsed the success of his group Genesis.

    1981:  "In the Air Tonight" (#19)
               "I Missed Again" (#19)
               "If Leaving Me Is Easy"
    1982:  "Thru These Walls"
               "You Can't Hurry Love" (#10, #9 Adult Contemporary)
    1983:  "I Don't Care Anymore" (#39)
               "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"
               "Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning"
               "I Cannot Believe It's True" (#79)

    1984:  "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (#1, #2 for 6 weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart)
    1985:  "Easy Lover" (with Phillip Bailey)--#2, #15 AC
               "Sussudio" (#1, #30 AC)
               "One More Night" (#1, #1 AC)
               "Don't Lose My Number" (#4, #25 AC)
               "Take Me Home" (#7, #2 AC)
               "Separate Lives" (with Marilyn Martin)--#1, #1 AC
    1988:  "In the Air Tonight" (remix)
               "A Groovy Kind of Love" (#1, #1 AC)
               "Two Hearts" (#1, #1 AC)
               "We Said Hello Goodbye" (#34 AC)
    1989:  "Another Day in Paradise (#1, #1 AC)
    1990:  "I Wish It Would Rain Down" (#3, #3 AC)
               "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" (#4, #2 AC)
               "That's Just the Way It Is"
               "Hang in Long Enough" (#23, #38 AC)
               "Do You Remember?" (#4, #1 AC)
    1991:  "Who Said I Would" (#73)
    1993:  "Both Sides of the Story" (#25)
               "Hero" (with David Crosby)--#3 AC
    1994:  "Everyday" (#24, #2 AC)
               "We Wait and We Wonder"
    1996:  "Somewhere" (#7 AC) 
               "Dance into the Light" (#45, #6)
               "It's in Your Eyes" (#77, #6)
    1997:  "No Matter Who"
               "Wear My Hat"
               "The Same Moon"
    1998:  "True Colors" (#2 AC)

    Phil Collins
    1999:  "You'll Be in My Heart" (#21, #1)
    2000:  "Strangers Like Me" (#10 AC)
               "Son of Man"
               "Two Worlds"
    2002:  "Can't Stop Loving You" (#76, #1 AC)
    2003:  "Come With Me" (#16 AC)  
               "The Least You Can Do"/"Wake Up Call"
               "Look Through My Eyes" (#5 AC)
               "No Way Out"
    2004:  "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away" (#5 AC)
    2005:  "You Touch My Heart" (#25 AC)
    2007:  "In the Air Tonight" (re-issue)
               "Against All Odds" (re-issue)
    2009:  "In the Air Tonight" (re-issue)
    2010:  "(Love is Like a) Heatwave"
               "Going Back"
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This Day in Rock Music History: May 1

    1955:  Elvis Presley played three concerts at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans.
    1955:  Leonard Chess signed Chuck Berry to a recording contract.
    1956:  Little Willie John recorded "Fever".
    1956:  Elvis released the single "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and the album Heartbreak Hotel.
    1957:  The Kingston Trio formed.
    1961:  Tony Orlando had his first hit with "Halfway To Paradise".
    1961:  "(Dance the) Mess Around" by Chubby Checker is on the list of biggest movers of all-time.  The song never peaked great , but on this date it was one of the hottest songs around, moving from 79-28.
    1962:  The Beatles began a month-long gig at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.
    1963:  Lesley Gore played "It's My Party" on American Bandstand.

    1965:  The Supremes released "Back In My Arms Again".
    1965:  One of rock's great instrumentals, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" by Sounds Orchestral reached the summit on the Adult Contemporary chart.
    1965:  The Soundtrack to "Mary Poppins" continued to set the pace on the album chart for the third straight week.  Introducing Herman's Hermits was #2, the Soundtrack to "Goldfinger" came in third and the Beach Boys Today!  was #4.  The rest of the Top Ten Albums:  The Rolling Stones, Now!  was #5, the "Sound of Music" Soundtrack was #6, Ramblin Rose spent its 100th week on the chart for Nat "King" Cole at #7, The Return of Roger Miller fell to #8, the Soundtrack to "My Fair Lady" was #9 and Andy Williams had the #10 album with Dear Heart.

    1965:  Herman's Hermits had one of the fastest-rising songs to #1 in the rock era on this date.  "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" debuted at #12 in its first week on April 16, rose to #2 the next week and on this date in 1965 was the new #1 song.  Only 11 songs in history got to #1 quicker.
    1967:  The F.B.I. arrested Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys for avoiding the draft.
    1967:  Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  
    1969:  Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash taped a special for television in Nashville, Tennessee.
    1969:  Neil Young released the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
    1969:  Jimi Hendrix was arrested at Toronto International Airport for possession of narcotics.  He would die a little more than a year later, having not learned his lesson.
    1970:  Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin teamed up for the first time on the album Elton John.
    1971:  The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar".
    1971:  Ringo Starr released "It Don't Come Easy", his biggest hit as a solo artist.
    1971:  "If" by Bread spent a second week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

    1971:  "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night remained at #1 while "Put Your Hand in the Hand" by Ocean would peak at #2.  The Jackson 5 slid up one with "Never Can Say Goodbye".  The rest of the Top Ten:  "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye at #4, Neil Diamond's "I Am...I Said" was song #5, "If" from Bread moved up to 6, the Bells were at 7 with "Stay Awhile", Paul McCartney dropped to #8 with "Another Day", the Temptations came in next with their former #1 "Just My Imagination" and Daddy Dewdrop was a one-hit wonder with "Chick-A-Boom".
    1972:  Paul Simon released his self-titled first album as a solo performer.
    1972:  The O'Jay's were at #1 on the R&B chart with their great song "Livin' For the Weekend".
    1973:  Bachman-Turner Overdrive released their self-titled debut album.

    1973:  It was declared to be "Marvin Gaye" Day in Washington, D.C.
    1974:  The Carpenters performed at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
    1975:  The Rolling Stones announced their North American tour by playing "Brown Sugar" on the back of a flatbed truck while driving down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
    1976:  Leo Sayer played at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
    1976:  The Captain & Tennille released their cover of the Miracles' hit "Shop Around".
    1976:  Barry Manilow had the #1 Adult Contemporary song with "Tryin' To Get the Feeling Again".

    1976:  The Bellamy Brothers had their first and only #1 with "Let Your Love Flow".  Maxine Nighingale had a solid #2 with "Right Back Where We Started From", the Sylvers were up to 3 with "Boogie Fever" and John Sebastian climbed up with "Welcome Back".  The rest of the Top Ten:  The Commodores maintained at 5 with their great song "Sweet Love", Johnnie Taylor fell to #6 with "Disco Lady", Peter Frampton's first hit "Show Me the Way" was at #7, Elvin Bishop had #8 with "Fooled Around and Fell In Love", Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was #9 and Diana Ross soared from 29-10 with "Love Hangover".
    1977:  The Clash began their first tour at London's Roxy Theater.
    1980:  Fleetwood Mac performed in Seattle, Washington.
    1979:  Elton John became the first rock musician to perform in Israel.
    1982:  "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis was on top for a fifth week in a row on the Adult Contemporary chart.
    1986:  Hugo Peretti, writer and producer of many great songs, died at age 70.  Peretti is responsible for "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley, "Twistin' the Night Away" by Sam Cooke, "Shout" by the Isley Brothers, "The Hustle" by Van McCoy, "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by the Stylistics and dozens of other hits.

    1993:  "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston from the movie The Bodyguard was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
    1996:  Ben Folds Five made their U.K. debut at the 100 Club in London.
    1997:  Rick Parfitt, guitarist with Status Quo, underwent a quadruple heart by-pass operation.
    1999:  An exhibition of Paul McCartney's paintings opened in Siegen, Germany.
    2003:  The Dixie Chicks began their tour with opening acts Joan Osbourne and Michelle Branch.
    2003:  Soul great Barry White suffered a stroke after being hospitalized for kidney failure.
    2004:  Usher spent a fifth week at #1 (out of 9) with the album Confessions.
    2005:  Nine Inch Nails closed the show at the Coachella Festival in California.  Others who performed were New Order and Mos Def.
    2005:  Bruce Springsteen's album Devils and Dust debuted at #1 in the U.K.
    2005:  Tony Christie remained at #1 for the seventh week in a row in the U.K. with "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo."
    2005:  Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 debuted at #1 with his debut album "Something To Be".  It was the first time a solo performer from a rock group had ever debut at #1 with his first album.

    Born This Day:
    1929:  Sonny James was born in Hackleburg, Alabama

    1939:  Judy Collins was born in Seattle, Washington

    Rita Coolidge
    1945:  Rita Coolidge was born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1949:  Jim Clench, bassist for Bachman-Turner Overdrive and April Wine; died November 3, 2010
    1953:  Glen Ballard, songwriter on numerous albums including Bad and Thriller for Michael Jackson, and producer on scores of others including Jagged Little Pill for Alanis Morissette.
    1954:  Ray Parker, Jr. of Raydio and solo performer
    1957:  Steve Farris of Mr. Mister
    1959:  Phil Smith of Haircut 100
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Discography: Madonna

    Linda Ronstadt was probably the first female solo performer to put together consistent, solid albums rather than collections of singles with filler music.  Madonna took that to the next level.  Several of her albums are among the best in rock.

    1983:  Madonna (#8)
    1984:  Like A Virgin (#1)
    1986:  True Blue (#1)
    1987:  "Who's That Girl" Soundtrack (#7)
    1989:  Like A Prayer (#1)--her best album, although any of her first four are solid.
    1990:  "I'm Breathless" Soundtrack (#2)
    1992:  Erotica (#2)
    1994:  Bedtime Stories (#3)
    1996:  "Evita" Soundtrack (#2)
    1998:  Ray of Light (#2)--very consistent album
    2000:  Music (#1)--another solid album
    2003:  American Life (#1)
    2005:  Confessions on a Dance Floor (#1)
    2008:  Hard Candy (#1)

    Live Albums:
    2006:  I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (#33)
    2007:  The Confessions Tour (#15)
    2010:  Sticky & Sweet Tour (#10)

    1987:  You Can Dance (#14)
    1990:  The Immaculate Collection (#2)
    1995:  Something to Remember (#6)
    2001:  GHV2 (#7)
    2003:  Remixed and Revisited (#115)
    2009:  Celebration (#7)Source URL:
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This Day in Rock Music History: April 30

    1957:  Elvis Presley recorded the classic "Jailhouse Rock".
    1960:  Fats Domino recorded "Walkin' To New Orleans".

    1960:  The Everly Brothers began seven weeks at the top of the U.K. chart with "Cathy's Clown".  It was the first release from new record company Warner Brothers.
    1964:  The Beatles did two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland.
    1965:  Herman's Hermits and the Zombies began their first tour of the United States.
    1965:  Bob Dylan began a tour in Sheffield, England, a concert that was later featured in the movie Don't Look Back.
    1965:  The Yardbirds and Kinks performed two shows at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough, England.
    1965:  The Rolling Stones topped the U.K. album chart with Aftermath.
    1968:  Al Kooper left the group Blood, Sweat & Tears.
    1970:  Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager of the Allman Brothers, was arrested after stabbing a club manager over an alleged breach of contract.
    1977:  Led Zeppelin played to 77,229 fans in the Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.  It would temporarily break the record for the biggest concert in history (Paul McCartney would later shatter the record.)

    1978:  The Clash played in a Rock Against Racism rally in London.
    1980:  Roger Daltrey's movie McVicar premiered.
    1985:  Phil Collins released the song "Sussudio".
    1988:  Erasure had the number one album in the U.K. with The Innocents.
    1988:  Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd dropped out of the album chart after 725 weeks.

    1999:  Darrell Sweet, drummer of Nazareth, died at the age of 52 after suffering a heart attack.
    2002:  Vanessa Carlton released her debut album Be Not Nobody.
    2003:  Madonna was #1 on the album chart with American Life.
    2004:  Ray Charles made his last public appearance when his recording studio was given landmark status by the city of Los Angeles.
    2005:  Coldplay starred on the first day of the Coachella Festival in California.

    2005:  Cher played the final night of her three-year long Farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl.
    2006:  Gnarls Barkley paced both the singles and album charts in the U.K. with the song "Crazy" and the CD St. Elsewhere.
    2007:  Zola Taylor of the Platters died as a result of pneumonia.
    2008:  Mariah Carey tried again to see if she could keep a man.  She married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas.
    2008:  Gail Renard, the person given the lyrics to "Give Peace a Chance" by John Lennon, sold the copy at a Christie's auction.  The lyrics brought in $790,000, though we know they are priceless.
    2010--Buffy Sainte-Marie received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award in Ottawa, Canada.

    Born This Day:
    1927:  Johnny Horton
    1933:  Willie Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas
    1941:  Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny, who put together one of the top instrumentals of the rock era "Sleepwalk"

    1943:  Bobby Vee
    1948:  Wayne Kramer of the MC5 was born in Detroit
    1953:  Merrill Osmond of the Osmond Family
    1967:  Turbo B. of Snap!  ("The Power")
    1971:  Chris Henderson, guitarist of 3 Doors Down
    1972:  J.R. Richards of Dishwalla
    1973:  Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees
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Discography: John Denver

    John Denver was one of the most beloved performers out there.  He had tons of good hits; I've tried to indicated some of his best albums below...

    with the Mitchell Trio:
    1965:  That's the Way It's Gonna' Be
               Violets of Dawn
    1967:  Alive
    1974:  Beginnings:  John Denver with the Mitchell Trio

    1966:  John Denver Sings
    1969:  Rhymes and Reasons (#148)
    1970:  Take Me to Tomorrow (#197)
               Whose Garden Was This?
    1971:  Poems, Prayers and Promises (#15)
    1972:  Aerie (#75)
               Rocky Mountain High (#4)
    1973:  Farewell Andromeda (#16)

    1974:  Back Home Again (#1)--some filler, but overall a good album
    1975:  Windsong (#1)--a little better than previous album, good but not great
               Rocky Mountain Christmas (#14)--outstanding Christmas album
    1976:  Spirit (#7)--Denver's best album overall
    1977:  I Want To Live (#45)--another pretty good album at a time when his songs became more meaningful
    1979:  John Denver (#25)
               A Christmas Together (#26)
    1980:  Autograph (#39)
    1981:  Some Days Are Diamonds (#32--Denver's lyrics continued to get better
               Perhaps Love (with Placido Domingo)
    1982:  Seasons of the Heart (#39)
               Rocky Mountain Holiday
    1983:  It's About Time (#61)
    1985:  Dreamland Express (#90)
    1986:  One World
    1989:  Higher Ground
    1990:  Earth Songs
              The Flower That Shattered the Stone (#185)
              Christmas, Like a Lullabye
    1991:  Different Directions
    1997:  All Aboard! (#165)
    1998:  Forever, John
    1999:  Christmas

    Live Albums:
    1975:  An Evening With John Denver (#2)
    1976:  Live in London
    1995:  The Wildlife Concert (#104)
    1997:  The Best of John Denver Live (#52)
    1999:  Live at the Sydney Opera House
    2001:  Christmas in Concert (recorded in 1996)
    2002:  The Harbor Lights Concert (recorded in 1995)
    2007:  Live in the U.S.S.R. (recorded in 1985)
    2010:  Live at Cedar Rapids (recorded in 1987)

    1973:  John Denver's Greatest Hits (#1)
    1977:  John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (#6)
    1984:  John Denver's Greatest Hits, Volume 3
    1991:  Take Me Home, Country Roads and Other Hits
    1994:  The Very Best of John Denver
    1996:  The Rocky Mountain Collection
               Reflections:  Songs of Love and Life
    1997:  Celebration of Life (#130)
               Country Roads Collection
    1998:  The Best of John Denver
               Greatest Country Hits
    2002:  Songs for America
    2004:  The Essential John Denver
               Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits (#52)
               A Song's Best Friend
    2006:  16 Biggest Hits
    2007:  The Essential John Denver
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Top 100 Albums of the Rock Era

Singles by Tommy James & the Shondells

    In the late 60's, when CCR, the Doors and the Rolling Stones were in their prime, no one (not even the Beatles) sold more singles than Tommy James and the Shondells.

    1964:  "Hanky Panky"
    1965:  "Hanky Panky"
    1966:  "Hanky Panky" (#1)
               "Say I Am (What I Am)"--#21
               "It's Only Love" (#31)
    1967:  "I Think We're Alone Now" (#4)
              "Mirage" (#10)
              "I Like the Way" (#25)
              "Gettin' Together" (#18)
              "Out of the Blue" (#43)

    1968:  "Mony Mony" (#3)
               "Somebody Cares" (#53)
               "Do Something To Me" (#38)
               "Crimson and Clover" (#1)
    1969:  "Sweet Cherry Wine" (#7)
               "Crystal Blue Persuasion" (#2)
               "Ball of Fire" (#19)
               "She" (#23)
    1970:  "Gotta' Get Back To You" (#45)
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Top Hits Music May 2011 : Hip-Hop and R&B, Latin , Dance/Club Play

This Day in Rock Music History: April 29

    1963:  Publicist Andrew Oldham and agent Eric Easton signed a management contract with the Rolling Stones.
    1967:  Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck and the Walker Brothers played two concerts at Bournemouth Winter Gardens in England.
    1967:  Aretha Franklin released her cover of the Otis Redding song "Respect".
    1968:  The musical Hair opened on Broadway.
    1969:  Ringo Starr added the lead vocal to "Octopus's Garden" for the upcoming Beatles' album Abbey Road.
    1971:  Bill Graham announced he was closing both Fillmores in San Francisco and New York.
    1972:  Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth week in a row.

    1972:  Flack set a record when her album First Take reached #1 on the album chart in its 118th week on the chart.  The album first charted in 1970, fell off the chart on June 13 of 1970 and then re-entered on March 18, 1972 after 91 weeks. The album then climbed to #1 on this date back in 1972.
    1973:  The Bay City Rollers were at the Odeon Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    1973:  John Denver began his weekly "John Denver Show" on BBC TV in the U.K.
    1975:  The Bee Gees released the album that would launch them into superstardom, Main Course.
    1977:  The Grateful Dead played the first of five concerts at the Palladium in New York City.
    1977:  The Kinks were at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    1979:  Van Halen released the single "Dance the Night Away".
    1980:  Black Sabbath appeared in concert for the first time with Ronnie James Dio aboard as lead singer.

    1988:  B.W. Stevenson, who gave us the great song "My Maria" died after heart surgery.
    1988:  After stealing George Harrison's wife from him, Eric Clapton announced that he and Patti Boyd were divorcing.
    1990:  Floyd Butler of the Friends of Distinction died of a heart attack at the age of 49.
    1992:  Sheena Easton collapsed on stage during a performance of Man of La Mancha on Broadway.  The illness was later determined to be an intestinal ailment.
    1992:  Paula Abdul married actor Emilio Estevez.
    1993:  Gilby Clarke of Guns N' Roses broke his hand in a motorcycle accident, causing the group to cancel several concerts.
    1993:  Elite guitarist Mick Ronson, who played for David Bowie, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Morrissey, died of cancer in England.
    1995:  Rapper Tupac Shakur married Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility where he was serving a four-year sentence for sex abuse.  Sounds like a match in heaven--a jailbird and a woman who was looking for the worst man she could find.
    1996:  Phil Spector canceled a recording session with Celine Dion due to lack of a recording contract.
    1998:  Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler broke his knee while in concert in Anchorage, Alaska, delaying the group's tour.
    2003:  The movie Only the Strong Survive, starring Jerry Butler and many other R&B singers, opened in New York.

             The respectable Pearl Jam

    2003:  Pearl Jam purchased a 1,400 square-mile area of rainforest in Madagascar to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions they estimated would be released because of their North American tour.  You wish everyone would act that responsibly.
    2004:  Christina Aguilera canceled her spring tour due to vocal strain.
    2005:  Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary had a bone marrow transplant in her battle with leukemia; she died four years later.

    Born This Day:
    1928:  Carl Gardner of the Coasters
    1929:  Ray Barretto, who played percussion for the Bee Gees and Rolling Stones, was born in Brooklyn, New York
    1931:  Lonnie Donnegan, who wrote the Dr. Demento staple "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It's Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight"; died November 3, 2002 
    1933:  Poet and songwriter Rod McKuen was born; his songs include the #1 "Seasons in the Sun" for Terry Jacks in 1974
    1936:  April Stevens; recorded "Deep Purple" with brother Nino Temple
    1942:  Klaus Voorman, bassist for Manfred Mann and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band; designer of the album cover for the Beatles' Revolver.
    1943:  Fantastic Johnny C Corley ("Boogaloo Down Broadway")
    1945:  Tammi Terrell; died of a brain tumor March 16, 1970

    1947:  Tommy James was born in Dayton, Ohio
    1949:  Francis Rossi of the Status Quo ("Pictures of Matchstick Men"
    1953:  Bill Drummond, musician, songwriter, producer; joined Big In Japan and formed KLF ("3 AM Eternal")
    1968:  Carnie Wilson, daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and future member of Wilson Phillips
    1971:  Tamara Johnson-George of SWV
    1973:  Mike Hogan, bass guitarist for the Cranberries
    1979:  Jo O'Meara of S Club 
    1980:  Kian Egan of WestlifeSource URL:
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Top Hits Music May 2011 : Pop, Rock, Country

Discography: Tom Petty

    (with the Heartbreakers unless indicated)
    1976:  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (#55)
    1978:  You're Gonna' Get It!  (#23)
    1979:  Damn the Torpedoes (#2)
    1981:  Hard Promises (#5)
    1982:  Long After Dark (#9)
    1985:  Southern Accents (#7)
    1987:  Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)--#20
    1989:  Full Moon Fever--solo (#3)
    1991:  Into the Great Wide Open (#13)
    1994:  Wildflowers--solo (#8)
    1996:  Songs and Music from "She's the One" (#15)
    1999:  Echo (#10)
    2002:  The Last DJ (#9)
    2006:  Highway Companion (#4)
    2010:  Mogo (#2)

    Live Albums:
    1977:  Official Live Leg
    1985:  Pack Up the Plantation:  Live!  (#22)
    2009:  The Live Anthology (#51)

    1993:  Greatest Hits (#5)
    1995:  Playback
    2000:  Anthology:  Through the Years (#132)Source URL:
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Songs on "Breakfast In America" by Supertramp

    The classic album Breakfast In America made Supertramp stars in the U.S.  There isn't a bad song on the album.  Here is the lineup:

    Side One:
    1.  "Gone Hollywood"
    2.  "The Logical Song"
    3.  "Goodbye Stranger"
    4.  "Breakfast In America"
    5.  "Oh Darling"

    Side Two:
    1.  "Take the Long Way Home"
    2.  "Lord Is It Mine"
    3.  "Just Another Nervous Wreck"
    4.  "Casual Conversations"
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This Day in Rock Music History: April 28

    1958:  The Big Beat Show, Alan Freed's rock and roll show, had two performances at Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The tour featured Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, the Diamonds, the Chantels, Danny & the Juniors and others.
    1964:  The Beatles recorded their television special "Around the Beatles" at Wembley studios in England.  
    1965:  Barbra Streisand hosted her first television show My Name Is Barbra on CBS-TV.
    1966:  The Kinks appeared at the Mecca Ballroom in Nottingham, England.
    1973:  Faces had the #1 album in the UK with Ooh La La.
    1973:  The album Dark Side of the Moon rose to #1 for Pink Floyd.  It would be the only week the album would top the charts.  Aloha from Hawai'i via Satellite would knock the Floyd off the following week but on this day settled for #2.  Billion Dollar Babies from Alice Cooper fell from 1-3 with the Best of Bread landing at #4.  The rest of the Top Ten:  Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin at #5, War's The World Is a Ghetto, Masterpiece from the Temptations at 7, the Soundtrack to "Lady Sings the Blues" by Diana Ross falling to #8, the Beatles/1962-1966 moving from 23-9 and the Beatles/1967-1970 moving from 24-10.
    1975:  John Lennon was a guest on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show.
    1975:  Ringo Starr sang "No No Song" on The Smothers Brothers Show.
    1978:  Mike Oldfield played the first of two shows at Wembley Arena in London.
    1979:  The Very Best of Leo Sayer topped the UK album chart.

           George Benson had another smash album

    1979:  Minute By Minute by the Doobie Brothers took over from the Bee Gees' Spirits Having Flown on the album chart.  2 Hot! from Peaches & Herb came in at #3 while Dire Straits' debut was at 4.  The rest of the Top Ten:  Desolation Angels from Bad Company, Parallel Lines by Blondie was #6, George Benson had #7 with Livin' Inside Your Love, Supertramp's landmark Breakfast in America landed inside the ten for the first time, the Allman Brothers Band had #9 with Enlightened Rouges and Rod Stewart fell to 10 with Blondes Have More Fun.
    1980:  Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band died of head injuries sustained in a car crash near his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  
    1981:  Steve Currie, former member of T Rex, was killed in a car crash returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal.  He was 33.
    1983:  U2 appeared at the Rochester Institute of Technology Ice Rink in New York.
    1987:  Ray Charles encouraged Congress to increase funding for hearing research.  "My eyes may be my handicap," he said, "but my ears are my opportunity."
    1988:  Pink Floyd was in concert at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.
    1989:  Jon Bon Jovi married high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley.
    1990:  Sinead O'Connor remained at #1 with "Nothing Compares 2 U".  Jane Child had the #2 song "Don't Wanna' Fall In Love", Calloway edged up to 3 with "I Wanna' Be Rich", Lisa Stansfield had #4 with "All Around the World" and Michael Bolton moved up to #5 with "How Can We Be Lovers".
    1991:  Bonnie Raitt married Michael O'Keefe.
    1998:  The Dave Matthews Band released the album Before These Crowded Streets.
    1998:  Stevie Nicks released the boxed set Enchanted.

    1999:  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    2002:  Sugababes had the #1 song in the UK with "Freak Like Me".
    2004:  The Recording Industry Association of America sued 477 people, accusing them of illegally swapping MP3's.  
    2004:  George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.
    2007:  Amelle Berrabah of Sugababes was arrested for assaulting an 18-year-old woman in a Guildford bar.  What kind of people are we giving our money to these days?

    Born This Day:

    1938:  Duane Eddy was born in Corning, New York
    1945:  John Wolters, drummer for Dr. Hook
    1953:  Kim Gordon, bass player of Sonic Youth
    1961:  Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals was born in Birmingham, England
    1968:  Howard Donald of Take ThatSource URL:
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Discography: Celine Dion

    1981:  La voix du bon Dieu
              Celine Dion chante Noel
    1982:  Tellement j'ai d'amour... 
    1983:  Les chemins de ma maison 
              Chants et contes de Noel
    1984:  Melanie
    1985:  C'est pour toi 
    1987:  Incognito
    1990:  Unison (#74)
    1991:  Dion chante Plamondon 
    1992:  Celine Dion (#34)
    1993:  The Colour of My Love (#4)
    1995:  D'eux
    1996:  Falling Into You (#1)
    1997:  Let's Talk About Love (#1)
    1998:  S'il suffisait d'aimer 
               These Are Special Times (#2)
    2002:  A New Day Has Come (#1)
    2003:  One Heart (#2)
               One Fille & Four Types
    2004:  Miracle (#4)
    2007:  D'elles 
               Taking Chances (#3)

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    Live Albums:
    1985:  Celine Dion en Concert
    1994:  A l'Olympia
    1996:  Live a Paris
    1999:  Au coeur du stade 
    2004:  A New Day...Live in Las Vegas (#10)
    2010:  Taking Chances World Tour...The Concert (#1)

    1983:  Du soleil au coeur
    1984:  Les plus grands succes de Celine Dion 
               Les oiseaux du bonheur   
    1986:  Les chansons en or 
    1988:  The Best of Celine Dion
    1993:  Les premieres annes   
    1995:  Gold, Volume 1
               Gold, Volume 2
    1997:  C'est pour vivre 
               The Collection:  1982-1988
    1999:  All the Way:  A Decade of Song (#1)
    2000:  The Collector's Series, Volume One (#28)
    2005:  On ne change pas   
    2007:  Let's Talk About Love/Falling Into You/A New Day Has Come
    2008:  Complete Best
               Ultimate Box
               My Love:  Essential CollectionSource URL:
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