April 24 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 24

1944 : Ivor Novello is convicted at Bow Street, London, of conspiracy to misuse petrol coupons; he is given an eight week gaol sentence.

1968 : The newly-formed Apple Records - a label founded by The Beatles - takes a pass on signing the relatively unknown David Bowie.

1969 : The Cowsills' "Hair" is certified gold.

1979 : Governor George Busbee of Georgia issues a proclamation declaring Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia On My Mind" the new official state song. Ray Charles sings his famous version at the ceremony.

1992 : The Cleveland Orchestra sues Michael Jackson for $7 million after it discovers the singer used part of their recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on his song "Will You Be There" from his album "Dangerous". The suit was settled out of court.

1992 : Problems for Wilson Pickett, who hits 86-year-old Pepe Ruiz with his car, which has open beer and vodka bottles in it.

1996 : After being forced to cancel shows, Stone Temple Pilots issue a statement saying that lead singer Scott Weiland has "become unable to rehearse or appear for these shows due to his dependency on drugs. He is currently under a doctor's care in a medical facility".

2002 : Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray.

2005 : After 94 performances, the Broadway musical and Beach Boys tribute "Good Vibrations" closes.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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