Today In Rock: April 30

1955

Perez "Prez" hits #1 with "Cherry Pink and Blossom White".

1960

Brenda Lee cuts 256 sides for Decca Records by the time she is 21. This includes "Sweet Nothin's" which peaked at #4 on both the US and UK charts.

1966

"Good Lovin'," a spirited remake of a song by the Olympics, becomes the Rascals' first #1 hit.

1968

Friend and Lover hit #10 with "Reach Out of the Darkness".

1970

Al Stewart hits #40 in the UK with 'Zero She Flies'.

1983

Tears For Fears hits #5 in the UK with "Pale Shelter".

1983

Muddy Waters died of a heart attack in Westmont, IL.

1983

McKinley Morganfield "Muddy Waters" dies of a heart attack at the age of sixty-eight in Chicago. Morganfield is buried at the Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. The epitaph on the burial marker reads: "McKinley Morganfield, 1915 - 1983, The Mojo is Gone The Master Has Won."

1984

Scorpions' 'Love at First Sting' becomes their first to be certified platinum.

1985

'Southern Accents,' Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sixth album, is released. Coproduced by Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics), it yields the #13 hit "Don't Come Around Here No More."

1988

Aerosmith hits #3 with "Angel".