Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Apr12,1933 Tiny Tim#BTD Apr12,1933 #TinyTim (Herbert Khaury) RIP singer, ukulele, remembered for his cover hits "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" which he sung in a high falsetto/vibrato voice. Also sang on The #Beatles 1968 Christmas Record
BTD Apr12,1940 Herbie Hancock#BTD Apr12,1940 #HerbieHancock (Herbert Jeffrey Hancock) keyboardist, bandleader, composer 1983 UK #8 & US R&B #6 "Rockit", one of 1st #jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers. Hancock won 14 #Grammy awards #HBday @herbiehancock
BTD Apr12,1944 John Kay#BTD Apr12,1944 #JohnKay (Joachim Fritz Krauledat) #Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist, frontman for #Steppenwolf 1968 US #2 & UK #30 "Born To Be Wild", 1968 US #3 "Magic Carpet Ride", 1969 US #10 "Rock Me", +4 US & 12 CAN Top40s with 2 CAN #1s and solo artist
BTD Apr12,1946 Ed O'Neill#BTD Apr12,1946 #EdONeill (Edward Leonard O'Neill) actor film/TV, movies such as "Wayne's World" as Glen; TV "Married... with Children" as Al Bundy, "Modern Family" as Jay Pritchett. 1969 signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh @steelers then cut in training camp
BTD Apr12,1950 David Cassidy#BTD Apr12,1950 #DavidCassidy RIP actor, singer, songwriter, guitarist 1971 US #9 & US AC #1 "Cherish", 1972 UK #1 & US #25 "How Can I Be Sure", 1973 UK #1 "Daydreamer", +8 UK, 2 US Top40s & many sold out concerts. TV such as 1970–74 "The Partridge Family" as Keith Partridge
BTD Apr12,1956 Alex Briley#BTD Apr12,1956 #AlexBriley (Alexander Briley) singer, performs the "G.I." role in the disco music group The #VillagePeople 1978 US #2 & UK #1 "Y.M.C.A.", 1978 US #25 "Macho Man" and 1979 US #3 & UK #2 "In the Navy", +5 UK Top40 singles @villagepeople
BTD Apr12,1957 Vince Gill#BTD Apr12,1957 #VinceGill singer, songwriter 4 US Country #1s 1992 I Still Believe in You, Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away, 1993 One More Last Chance, 1994 Tryin' to Get Over You, +42 US Country Top40s & 14 #Grammy. 2017 joined the #Eagles #HBday @VGcom
OTD Apr12,1954 Bill Haley#OTD Apr12,1954 #BillHaley and his Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" at Pythian Temple studios, Written by Max C. Freedman & Jimmy De Knight (James E. Myers) 1952. An anthem for rebellious 1950s youth, in the 1955 film "Blackboard Jungle" and a #1 on pop charts 2 months
OTD Apr12,1957Lonnie Donegan#OTD Apr12,1957 The 'King of Skiffle' #LonnieDonegan is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Cumberland Gap" as a skiffle version of the 1924 folk song. The Cumberland Gap is a mountain pass in the Appalachians at the juncture of the states of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky
OTD Apr12,1958Platters#OTD Apr12,1958 The #Platters are at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Twilight Time" originally an instrumental written in 1944 by the group The Three Suns (consisting of #MortyNevins, #AlNevins and #ArtieDunn) with lyrics by #BuckRam
OTD Apr12,1963Beatles#OTD Apr12,1963 Billed as 'A Shot Of Rhythm and Blues' The #Beatles are 1 of 8 groups at The #CavernClub, Liverpool @cavernliverpool
OTD Apr12,1963Beatles#OTD Apr12,1963 The #Beatles perform at the #CavernClub Liverpool, headlining an eight-hour "Shot of Rhythm and Blues Marathon No. 2" @cavernliverpool
OTD Apr12,1964Mister Ed#OTD Apr12,1964 100th episode of "Mister Ed" airs. "Ed the Chauffeur" Gordon buys a new car. #MisterEd finds out he sleeps standing up, now his feet hurt & wants Wilbur to buy him a car. Ed rents a truck & drives around town. Winnie wrecks the car, claiming to see a horse driving
OTD Apr12,1964Beatles#OTD Apr12,1964 The #Beatles filming at Marylebone Station, London, for the movie "A Hard Day's Night" No fan extras involved
OTD Apr12,1965Beatles#OTD Apr12,1965 The #Beatles are filming the movie "HELP!" Trapped in slow-motion field of Professor Foot's "Relativity Cadenza"
OTD Apr12,1966 Jan Berry#OTD Apr12,1966 #JanBerry of the duo Jan and Dean is almost killed in an accident when Berry crashes his car into a parked truck prior to Dead Mans Curve in LA. Berry is partial paralysis
OTD Apr12,1966 Tom Jones#OTD Apr12,1966 #TomJones is in the hospital to remove his tonsils. The 25yo singer is expected to be out of action for 3wks @RealSirTomJones
OTD Apr12,1967 Jim Brown#OTD Apr12,1967 #JimBrown has his TV acting debut on the #NBC show "I Spy" Season 2 Episode 28 "Cops and Robbers" playing Tommy. Brown's 1st film was 1964 "Rio Conchos" as Sergeant Franklyn @JimBrownNFL32
OTD Apr12,19695th Dimension#OTD Apr12,1969 The #5thDimension starts a 6wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" a medley of two songs written for the 1967 musical "Hair" by #GaltMacDermot with lyrics by #JamesRado and #GeromeRagni
OTD Apr12,1969Beach Boys#OTD Apr12,1969 The #BeachBoys issue a lawsuit against #Capitol Records, claiming $600k in unpaid royalties & $1.5M production fees to #BrianWilson. Ultimately settled and contract with Capitol Records will expire on Jun30,1969 & not renewed @CapitolRecords @TheBeachBoys
OTD Apr12,1970 Dana#OTD Apr12,1970 #Dana starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "All Kinds Of Everything" written by #DerryLindsay and #JackieSmith. Dana won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970. The Irish singers only UK #1
OTD Apr12,1973That'll Be The Day#OTD Apr12,1973 The film "That'll Be The Day" is released in the UK (Oct29 in US), rock stars in the movie are; #DavidEssex Jim MacLaine; #RingoStarr Mike; #KeithMoon J.D. Clover; #BillyFury Stormy Tempest. Ray Connolly created the screenplay based on #HarryNilsson's song "1941"
OTD Apr12,1973That'll Be The Day#OTD Apr12,1973 The film "That'll Be The Day" premieres; Jim leaves home and drifts about until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock 'n' roll. Some stars are #DavidEssex as Jim Maclaine, #RingoStarr as Mike, #KeithMoon as J.D. Clover, #BillyFury as Stormy Tempest
OTD Apr12,1975 Elton John#OTD Apr12,1975 #EltonJohn starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Philadelphia Freedom" written by #EltonJohn & #BernieTaupin as a favor to tennis star Billie Jean King a part of the Philadelphia Freedoms professional tennis team. Elton's 4th US #1
OTD Apr12,1980 Pink Floyd#OTD Apr12,1980 #PinkFloyd is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" Pink Floyd's last week of a 4wk run at #1 @pinkfloyd
OTD Apr12,1981 Bucks Fizz#OTD Apr12,1981 #BucksFizz starts a 3wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with their first #1 single "Making Your Mind Up" written by #AndyHill and #JohnDanter. Bucks Fizz's debut single
OTD Apr12,1983 REM#OTD Apr12,1983 #REM first album, "Murmur", is released by I.R.S. Records. The REM album was rated #8 by Rolling Stone magazines list of 100 greatest albums of the 1980s @remhq @RollingStone
OTD Apr12,1986 Falco#OTD Apr12,1986 #Falco is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Rock Me Amadeus" for the last week of a 3wk run
OTD Apr12,1986 Soul Train#OTD Apr12,1986 The 500th episode of #SoulTrain airs. Series created by #DonCornelius & he served as the shows first host
OTD Apr12,1989 KLOS, David Cassidy#OTD Apr12,1989 #KLOS (95.5 FM) radio in LA, DJs Mark Thompson & Brian Phelps are roasting #DavidCassidy asking "What ever happened to David Cassidy" Cassidy calls and is invited to plays 3 songs live on air. Later 3 record companies offer contracts, Enigma will sign him @955KLOS
OTD Apr12,2007Beatles#OTD Apr12,2007 The #Beatles company Apple Corps settles a $60M royalties dispute with #EMI (Electric and Musical Industries) for unpaid royalties of Beatles LPs between 1994 & 1999 @emimusic