Santana

04/18/1970 : Santana began sessions this week for what many consider to be their breakthrough album 'Abraxas' at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA. The album was released in September of 1970 and peaked at number one on the US charts.


In the song, 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,' what type of car does Leroy drive?
an Eldoradoa Mercury
a Dodge Darta Cadillac


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1946British actor/singer Tim Curry, star of the U.K musical The Rocky Horror Show, as well as its film version The Rocky Horror Picture Show, was born.
1947Frontman for The Turtles, Mark Volman, was born in Los Angeles.
1960Elvis Presley started his train journey from Memphis to Los Angeles, where he would be fliming G.I. Blues, a film which typecast him as a young US soldier in Germany.
1980R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club in Athens, Georgia. The show was shut down because the Club was unlicensed.
1990On this week's BBC-TV's 'French & Saunders' show, Mark Knopfler, along with David Gilmour and Gary Moore, appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarists jamming together.
2012With psychedelic and hard rock dominating the airwaves in 1969, their combination of roots music & country rock would stand out. They were known simply as 'The Band.' Their drummer, vocalist & songwriter Levon Helm passed away on this day in 2012.

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