This Day in Music History
1967 : A 14-hour jam at London's Alexandra Palace features Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, Pretty Things and Soft Machine.
1975 : Hawkwind begin their North American Warrior On The Edge Of Time tour at the Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis.
1976 : Bruce Springsteen, fresh from a Memphis concert, tries to climb over the fence at Elvis Presley's Graceland estate in an attempt to see Presley. He is escorted off the premises by guards who inform him the King is not at home, anyway.
1980 : Black Sabbath launch their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as lead vocalist, replacing Ozzy Osbourne.
1982 : Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni are named Songwriters of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards, while their "Stand And Deliver" is named the best selling single.
1998 : Steven Tyler tears a ligament of his knee during an Aerosmith show in Anchorage, Alaska. The band postpones the rest of the tour and Tyler has surgery on May 14th.
1999 : Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits Mötley Crüe to devote time to his new band, Methods of Mayhem, and his family.
2005 : Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary undergoes a bone marrow transplant to battle leukemia.
2007 : Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com