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Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for April 18th

What a ticket for Bruce cost almost 50 years ago… — The “Wayne’s World” Soundtrack got bumped out of the No. 1 spot by… — Remembering a Sixties producer-pioneer of huge influence…

(Courtesy of Elektra Records)
(Courtesy of Elektra Records)

4/18/1970 (47 years ago) – The concert tonight at the Main Gym, Ocean County College, New Jersey features the band Steel Mill (on lead vocals and guitar is a 21 year old Bruce Springsteen). Tickets cost $2.00. 

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4/18/1992 (25 years ago today) – OK, maybe it wasn’t their best album, and maybe Nirvana was getting all the rave reviews, but the fact remains: Def Leppard‘s “Adrenalize” started a five-week run at No. 1 on this date — It also went to the top of the album charts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.K. thanks to biggie-big-big radio hits “Let’s Get Rocked”, “Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)”, and “Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad”. No wonder they still sell-out arena’s in 2017…

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4/18/1935 – Born on this date, Paul A. Rothchild, best known as the producer of the first five albums by The Doors(!), Janis Joplin‘s final (and most successful) LP “Pearl”, and for his early work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (featuring Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar). His other production credits are nuthin’ to sniff at, including albums and singles by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Rush, Love, and Tim Buckley; he was also the Captain for The Outlaws legendary debut and the soundtrack album for the Bette Midler film “The Rose”. Helluva resume, really! Paul was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1990, and as plans were being made for a huge 60th birthday party, he succumbed to the disease on March 30, 1995, age 59.

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“Heaven knows I’m sick ‘n’ tired/Of dancin’ with this broom…”, xoxo!

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