April 1 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 1

1961 : The Beatles begin a grueling gig at Hamburg's Top Ten Club - seven hours a day on weekdays (eight hours on weekends) for three months.

1974 : Barbra Streisand (in The Way We Were) loses the Best Actress Academy Award to Glenda Jackson (in Women in Love).

1977 : Elvis Presley is admitted to a Memphis hospital suffering from fatigue and intestinal flu (he stays there for six days).

1985 : David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to start a solo career.

1992 : Billy Idol pleads no contest to charges of misdemeanor assault and battery and is fined $2,000. The incident happened in October, 1991, when Idol ended up in a car with two women and allegedly punched one of them. Alcohol was involved.

2008 : Scott Weiland officially departs Velvet Revolver.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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