April 4 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 4

1960 : Frank Sinatra's version of "High Hopes" from the movie "A Hole In The Head" wins the Oscar for Best Original Song.

1964 : A court orders The Trashmen of Surfin' Bird fame to pay royalties to Beechwood Music, holder of the copyright for The Rivington's 1962 hit "Papa Oom Mow Mow", which The Trashmen hit borrows heavily from.

1967 : Paul McCartney advises Beatles PR man Derek Taylor, currently producer of the upcoming Monterey Pop Festival, to consider this new guitar phenomenon he's seen named Jimi Hendrix.

1968 : After hearing about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, riots break out in several black communities across the nation. In Boston, where James Brown is scheduled to perform, mayor Kevin White asks the singer to call for calm on stage and urge Bostonians not to riot.

1968 : Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" is certified gold.

1968 : The night of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King and Buddy Guy play an all night blues session in Virginia Beach.

1970 : Janis Joplin reunites with Big Brother & the Holding Company in San Francisco for a one-off reunion concert.

1978 : Loretta Lynn sings "One's on the Way" on episode #308 of The Muppet Show. Because the Muppet Theatre is supposedly being fumigated, the entire show takes place at a railroad station.

1996 : More trouble for Wilson Pickett, who after serving a 1 year jail sentence in 1994 is arrested at his New Jersey home and charged with possession of two grams of cocaine. Still on probation, he enters a rehab center in August.

2003 : The Rolling Stones make their stage debut in India, performing at Bangalore Palace in the middle of a monsoon!

2008 : New Kids On The Block announce their upcoming reunion tour during NBC's Today show in New York City.

2009 : Cleveland's Public Hall, site of historic concerts by The Beatles (1964) and The Doors (1968), is center stage again as the site of the 24th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The class of 2009 includes performer inductees Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Metallica, Run-DMC and Bobby Womack; Early Influence inductee Wanda Jackson; Sidemen inductees Bill Black, DJ Fontana and Spooner Oldham.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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