Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for April 5th
4/5/1979 (40 years ago today) - Duran Duran played their first live show ever at The Lecture Theatre at Birmingham Polytechnic in England -- Could anyone have predicted...: By 1984, they will have sold over 10 million records worldwide!
4/5/1980 (39 years ago today) - R.E.M. played their first live show ever at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Athens, Georgia -- It was actually a birthday party for a friend, but the band did not have an evening's worth of original material to perform yet, so the 350 people that were there got to hear a batch of choice cover versions, including The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen", Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner" and "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" by The Monkees. Sweet!
4/5/1981 (38 years ago today) - He's on the short list of people that can make this claim: Singer-songwriter-guitarist and boogie-'n'-blues-enthusiast Bob 'The Bear' Hite was the frontman for Canned Heat when the band played both the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock in 1969! -- The rock and roll lifestyle finally caught up with him on this date: Bob passed away after suffering a heart attack, just 36 years old at the time.
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"I smell like I sound...", xoxo!