April 22, 1950 – Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Peter Kenneth Frampton, was born on this day.
April 23, 1971 – The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers was released. It was the band’s first release on their newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records.
April 22, 1972 – Deep Purple scored their second UK No.1 album with Machine Head. The album is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre and commercially, it was Deep Purple’s most successful album.
April 25, 1974 – Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison’s widow, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27.
April 22, 1978 – John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first ever appearance as The Blues Brothers when they appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’. Here, The Blues Brothers perform “Soul Man” on SNL on November 18, 1978.