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APR 7: Happy birthday to John Oates, born today in 1949!🎂🎸 He is best known as half of the duo Hall & Oates. Even though his main role has been as guitarist, he has also co-written many of their hit songs and has sang lead on a few as well. After graduating high school, Oates enrolled at Temple University where he met Daryl Hall. In 1972, they signed to Atlantic Records. As the best-selling duo of all time, they have sold over 80 million records worldwide and recorded 21 albums. It took until 2002 for Oates to record his first solo album. The duo is still at it and is currently touring.
APR 8: On this day in 1975, Aerosmith released their third studio album Toys In The Attic. Featuring the song “Walk This Way”, the album would go on to sell eight million copies and become their most successful album in the US. In the 80s, “Walk This Way” would help revitalize Aerosmith’s career when it was remade by rappers Run-D.M.C.
APR 9: Carl Perkins was born on this day in 1932. He began recording at Sun Studio in 1954. Perkins is probably best known for his iconic hit “Blue Suede Shoes” from 1956. His rockabilly style was an inspiration to many musicians such as Elvis, the Beatles, and Johnny Cash. As a child, Perkins listened to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio. He soon was asking his folks for a guitar. 🎸 I guess the rest is history as they say! Perkins passed away in 1998 from throat cancer.😢
*Geils is 3rd from the right.