April 15 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 15

1927 : 15 inches of rain falls on New Orleans in 18 hours, later inspiring the Randy Newman song "Louisiana 1927".

1958 : Buddy Holly has his guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, stolen from The Crickets' station wagon while the group stops to have lunch before a concert in St. Louis, Missouri.

1966 : Buffalo Springfield play their first concert when they open for The Byrds in San Bernardino, California.

1969 : Archie Bell of The Drells completes his tour of duty in Vietnam and is discharged from the US Army.

1971 : The Beatles win their only Oscar, taking Best Original Song Score for their movie "Let It Be".

1977 : Lynyrd Skynyrd's LP "One More For The Road" is certified gold. A ceremony to honor the band for their album, which was recorded at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, is held before the Atlanta Braves home opener.

1982 : Billy Joel breaks his left wrist when a car slams into his motorcycle in Long Island. He has surgery on his hand and stays in the hospital for over a month.

2007 : Cluster reunite for their first concert since 1996.

2008 : Tom Morello kicks off the Tom Morello Justice Tour 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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