April 18 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 18

1957 : Second Lt. Buddy Knox is called up for six months active duty by the U.S. Army Reserves.

1974 : James Brown's "The Payback" is certified gold.

1981 : Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes begin rehearsals with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. It doesn't lead anywhere, and Yes gets back together to release their 1983 album "90125".

1985 : Liberace breaks his own record at Radio City Music Hall, pulling in two million dollars for his latest engagement.

1988 : The accused murderer of reggae legend Peter Tosh, Dennis "Leppo" Lobban, goes on trial in Jamaica.

1988 : Legendary Motown songwriters Holland/Dozier/Holland are inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

2003 : Etta James gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2008 : Foxy Brown is released from Riker's Island jail after serving an eight month sentence for battery.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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