Rock and Roll April 18

@RasmaSandra (18445)
Daytona Beach, Florida
April 17, 2016 12:43pm CST
1957 – Unfortunately for Buddy Knox his number one hit “Party Doll” did not keep him out of the U.S. Army. However before he was taken away he recorded more than 20 songs so that his fans would not forget him. 1975 – We all know that sometimes rock and roll fans go too far. Well this year four fans of the Bay City Rollers needed hospitalization and 35 others required treatment. As it turns out these fans so wanted to meet their heroes that they attempted to swim across a lake when the singers appeared at BBC Radio 1 for a fun day at Mallory Park. 1984 – Michael Jackson was seriously injured during the filming of a Pepsi commercial when his hair caught on fire. 2014 – Linda Ronstadt’s newest album “Duets” rises on the Billboard album chart. In the album she sings duets with various singers such as “Pretty Bird” with Laura Lewis.
Rock 'n' Roll History for April 18 1957 - ClassicBands.com April 18 Buddy Knox, whose "Party Doll" was a recent number one, is called up for six months of active duty with the US Army Reserve. Roulette Records rushed Knox to the studio to cut over 20 songs
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19 Apr 16
Now I'm singing that song, Party Doll. I grew up with a dad who always played those 50's tunes
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@JudyEv (125531)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Apr 16
I know that song too but I was old enough to hear it on the radio. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Apr 16
Interesting little facts here. I remember "Party Doll" very well.
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• United States
18 Apr 16
A lot happened on this date for rock n roll
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• Preston, England
18 Apr 16
I remember the Michael Jackson fire incident well
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@marlina (74719)
• Canada
17 Apr 16
I do remember all of those songs.
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@andriaperry (52957)
• United States
17 Apr 16
I like all of those :)
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@JohnRoberts (59754)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr 16
Buddy Knox and Party Doll. Now there's a blast from the oldies but goodies past.
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@JudyEv (125531)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Apr 16
I remember Party Doll. The US didn't exempt too many from conscription it seems.
@just4him (120007)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr 16
Interesting history for that date, also the day my son was born in 1978