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Today In Rock: April 19

1941

Alan Price, keyboardist for the Animals, is born.

1944

Bernie Worrel was born.

1949

Charles Brown hits #4 on the R&B chart with "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down".

1949

Amos Milburn hits #3 on the R&B chart with "Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby".

1959

Pete Seeger leaves the Weavers after they record a commercial for Lucky Strikes cigarettes over his objections.

1959

Fabian hits #9 with "Turn Me Loose".

1960

Stuck On You (Elvis Presley) was a hit.

1960

Brook Benton hits #1 on the R&B charts and #7 on the pop charts with the Mercury release of "Kiddio."

1967

Tommy James and the Shondells hits #4 with "I Think We're Alone Now".

1969

Jerry Butler hits #4 with "Only the Strong Survive".

1970

ABC (The Jackson Five) was a hit.

1973

Jud Strunk hits #14 with "Daisy A Day".

1975

Al Stewart hits #30 in the US with 'Modern Times'.

1980

AC/DC announces that Brian Johnson will replace Bon Scott.

1980

Judas Priest hits #4 in the UK with 'British Steel'.

1980

Billy Preston & Syreeta hits #4 with "With You I'm Born Again".

1994

President Clinton returns to MTV for "MTV's Enough is Enough Forum With the President." The President talks with an audience of two hundred of 16 to 20 year-old and answers questions about the growing problem of violence in society.

1995

The Winans release 'Tomorrow'.

1995

Terrorism strikes in Oklahoma City when a truck bomb destroys the Murrah Federal Building.