Music Diary – 2nd April

The Bay City Rollers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Four Seasons song ‘Bye Bye Baby.’ It gave the Scottish group the best selling single of 1975.


Mariah Carey signed the richest recording deal in history. The 31-year old singer signed a deal with Virgin for three albums worth £60m. The singer had sold over 120 million records worldwide, scoring 14 US No.1 singles.


A John Lennon schoolbook containing the 12-year-old’s drawing of Lewis Carroll’s poem The Walrus and the Carpenter was sold at auction for £126,500,  Also sold for £12,000,was a ship’s log book written by Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980, and a letter from Paul McCartney to his bandmates failed to reach its £50,000, ($94,742) reserve price.

born today
1939 – Marvin Gaye, singer, songwriter – He was shot dead by his father on April 1st 1984.
1947 – Emmylou Harris, country singer,
1963 – Keren Woodward, Bananarama
1971 – Chico, (Yousseph Slimani), singer, reached the semi-finals of the UK 2005 series of The X Factor,

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