Monday, April 30, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 30

Nikki Webster
No.1
1966 Rolling Stones: Aftermath UK LP
1966 Young Rascals: Good Lovin' US 45
1977 Glenn Campbell: Southern Lights US 45
1983 Spandau Ballet: True UK 45
1983 Michael Jackson; Beat It US 45
1988 Starlight Express: Theme from Starlight Express UK 45
1988 Erasure: The Innocents UK LP

Births
1953 Merrill Osmond (Osmonds)
1971 Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down)
1987 Nikki Webster

Deaths
1966 Richard Farina (US folk singer)
1983 Muddy Waters
1993 Mick Ronson
1999 Darrell Sweet (Nazareth)
2008 Norma Jean Wofford

Miscellany
1964 Beatles receive $140,000 dollars for the sale of brand-name bubble gum in the USA.
1965 Bob Dylan opens his UK tour in Sheffield
1965 Kinks begin their first headlining UK tour, supported by Yardbirds.
1968 The Kaleidoscope Ballroom opens on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles with Jefferson Airplane and Canned Heat.
The Allman Brothers Band
1970 Allmann Brothers' road manager Twiggs Lyndon arrested for murder. He stabbed a club manager for breach of contract.
1978 Rock against Racism Rally held in Victoria Park, featuring Clash and Tom Robinson
1980 Film McVicar, starring Roger Daltrey, premieres in London.
1991 Nirvana signed a recording contract with Geffen's DGC label for $290,000.
1992 Madonna's bustier is stolen from "Fredrick's Of Hollywood" while Los Angeles is gripped by rioting and looting, following the Rodney King verdict, . A $1,000 reward is offered for its return.
1999 The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
2001 A light aircraft carrying Sting went off the runway as it landed in Florence. None of the four aboard, Sting a friend and two pilots were hurt. Brake failure was suspected as the cause of the accident.
2008 Mariah Carey married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas following a whirlwind two-month romance.

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