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Monday, April 11, 2011

We talk a lot about birthdays here at Woodstock Candy. You can’t really blame us… we’ve got so many great birthday gifts here that we get a little preoccupied sometimes! But we thought we’d do something a little different today. Since today is 4/11, we figured it would be fun to give you the 411 (information, ha!) on this day in music history.

If you’ve got any other fun music tidbits, feel free to leave us a comment! These are just the ones we were able to scrounge up.

• On April 11, 1981, Hall & Oates’ “Kiss on my List” hit #1. It was their second chart topper—1977’s “Rich Girl” was their first. Remember how popular they were in the early ‘80s? This is the song that set their career on fire. Hits like “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), “Maneater,” and “Out of Touch” would follow.
• On this day in 1966, Buffalo Springfield gave their first ever performance. The group, featuring Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Bruce Palmer, met entirely by coincidence. Neil Young and Bruce Palmer literally found Stephen Stills on Sunset Boulevard while stuck in traffic. The group got their name from a steamroller that was parked in front of a friend’s house.
• And this day in 1961 marked the first major New York City gig for Bob Dylan. Dylan was only 19 at the time. He was scheduled to open for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City. He was too young to secure the union card he needed to perform on stage. One of the club’s owners served as his legal guardian, and he was allowed to play.

What an interesting day it’s been! We hope you enjoyed this little retro music 411 from Woodstock Candy.

by: Woodstock Candy


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