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Apr 20 1923
Tito Puente, multi-instrumentalist/bandleader known as the King of Latin Music, is born in Harlem, New York. (1923)

Apr 20 1926
Jelly Roll Morton records King Porter Stomp, Sweetheart Of Mine plus Fat Meat And Greens for Vocalion Records in Chicago, Illinois. (1926)

Apr 20 1926
Fred Astaire, accompanied on piano by George Gershwin, records the Gershwin song, The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues, in London. (1926)

Apr 20 1945
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys record New Spanish Two-Step in Hollywood, California, USA, for Okeh Records. (1945)

Apr 20 1955
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart. (1955)

Apr 20 1956
Humphrey Lyttelton and his band record Bad Penny Blues for Parlophone Records, at IBC Studios, London. The song will inspire the keyboard melody for Paul McCartney?s song Lady Madonna, recorded by The Beatles. (1956)

Apr 20 1965
The Beatles film a post box sequence at Twickenham Film Studios, St Margaret's, Twickenham, UK, for their second film, Help! (1965)

Apr 20 1979
Jerry Dammers of UK band The Specials publicly announces the formation of his new record label, 2-Tone. (1979)

Apr 20 1987
When U2 play a concert in the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance, singing I Shall Be Released and Knockin' On Heaven's Door. (1987)

Apr 20 1991
Losing My Religion by R.E.M. enters the US Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No4. (1991)

Apr 20 1994
Barbra Streisand plays the first of four non-consecutive shows at Wembley Arena, London. These record-breaking world shows had a staggering ticket price of ?350, but sold out within an hour of going on sale. (1994)

Apr 20 1999
Cher releases her new single, Believe, in Canada. (1999)

Apr 20 2002
Foolish by Ashanti reaches No1 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart. (2002)

Apr 20 2002
A letter appears in UK newspaper The Guardian, protesting about US attitudes towards the use of chemical weapons. It is signed by Brian Eno, Robbie Williams, Peter Gabriel, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) , Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Joe Strummer (The Clash), Robert Wyatt (ex-Soft Machine), Robert Fripp (ex-King Crimson), Holly Johnson ex-Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and other politically-concerned celebrities. (2002)

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