April 30 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 30

1965 : Bob Dylan begins the tour immortalized in the documentary "Don't Look Back", performing at the City Hall in Sheffield, England.

1965 : Herman's Hermits make their US stage debut, with The Zombies as opening act.

1965 : The Kinks begin their first U.K. tour.

1969 : 5th Dimension's "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine" In is certified gold.

1970 : Allman Brothers tour manager Twiggs Lyndon is arrested for stabbing a club manager to death over a contract dispute. Incredibly, Lyndon gets off by pleading temporary insanity caused by being the tour manager for The Allman Brothers Band.

1976 : Human rock stereotype Keith Moon of The Who adds to his legend when he pays 9 New York cab drivers $100 each to block both ends of a street so he can throw furniture out his hotel window.

1977 : Led Zeppelin plays to 76,229 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome, which set a new record for largest attendance for a single act concert.

1983 : To celebrate the 25th anniversary of London's legendary Marquee Club, Manfred Mann reforms in their original Sixties incarnation to play the venue they (and so many others) started in.

2006 : Madonna plays a festival for the first time when she appears at Coachella.

2004 : Michael Jackson is arraigned on his child molestation charges, pleading not guilty to ten different criminal counts, also including extortion and false imprisonment.

2004 : Ray Charles appears at his Los Angeles recording studio to attend a ceremony marking it as a national historic landmark. It will be the last public appearance he ever makes.

2008 : At the Coachella festival, Roger Waters's giant inflatable pig escapes, roams the countryside and ultimately deflates.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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