April 8 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 8

1963 : Patty Duke wins the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for "The Miracle Worker".

1977 : The Clash release their self-titled debut album on CBS.

1985 : The musical, "Leader Of The Pack: The Songs Of Ellie Greenwich" opens on Broadway (running for 120 performances).

1994 : Kurt Cobain's body is found in his Seattle home by an electrician sent to install a burglar alarm. He is believed to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound three days earlier. The Nirvana song "Come As You Are" takes on new meaning with the line, "I swear that I don't have a gun".

2006 : The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in mainland China with a gig in Shanghai.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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