This Day in Music History
1960 : Gene Vincent is seriously injured in a Wiltshire, England car crash in which Eddaie Cochran dies. (see also: April 17 in Music History Deaths)
1964 : Them (with Van Morrison) make their first concert appearance, at Belfast's Maritime Hotel.
1969 : The first solo concert by The Band is held, in San Francisco, California.
1970 : Johnny Cash plays for President Richard Nixon at the White House, performing his song "What Is Truth". Nixon requested a song called "Welfare Cadillac", which Cash politely declined to play.
1980 : Bob Marley performs at the Independence Day celebration in Salisbury, Zimbabwe.
2007 : Arcturus officially announces they are splitting up.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com