April

Page: 7

It pretty much was the last of its kind. On April 6, 1974, California Jam, also known as Cal Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Southern California. The concert featured: Rare Earth Earth, Wind & Fire The Eagles Seals and Crofts Black Oak Arkansas Black Sabbath Deep Purple Emerson, Lake & Palmer […]

6th April 1973, David Bowie released ‘Drive-In Saturday’ which became a Top 3 UK hit. The lyrics name-checked Mick Jagger (“When people stared in Jagger’s eyes and scored”), the model Twiggy (“She’d sigh like Twig the wonder kid”), and Carl Jung (“Jung the foreman prayed at work”). Read it here

Carly Simon played a concert at The Troubadour in LA on April 6, 1971. After the show, she was introduced to James Taylor. They would end up marrying in Nov. of 1972. Carly and James did an interview that ran in the Jan. 4, 1973 issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview she recalled the […]

6th April 1967, The first master tape of The Beatles new album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was made. The song order on side one is different from the final product at this point, the last five songs on that side being initially ordered as follows: ‘Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite’, ‘Fixing […]

Drumming legend Cozy Powell left us 20 years ago today, on April 5, 1998. Cozy, who’s real name was Colin Trevor Powell, played with, to name a few: The Jeff Beck Group Rainbow The Michael Schenker Group Emerson, Lake and Powell Black Sabbath Suzi Quatro Gary Moore Thin Lizzy Brian May and more…. Powell died […]

5th April 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain’s body wasn’t discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system, who initially believed that Cobain was asleep, until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note […]

Canned Heat’s legendary front man Bob “The Bear” Hite passed away on April 5, 1981. Bob was the lead singer of the blues-rock band, Canned Heat, from 1965 to his death in 1981. Canned Heat came together when Bob was introduced to Alan Wilson by Henry Vestine and the two of them helped convince blues […]

It was twenty two years ago on the morning of April 4, 1996, after a total lunar eclipse earlier that day, Weir accompanied by Sanjay Mishra, spread half of Garcia’s ashes into the Ganges River at the holy city of Rishikesh, India,a site sacred to Hindus. The remaining ashes were poured into the San Francisco […]

4th April 2007, A Swedish couple ran into trouble with authorities after trying to name their baby Metallica. Michael and Karolina Tomaro went to court with the country’s National Tax Authority about naming their daughter after the rock band. The six-month-old has been baptised Metallica, but tax officials said the name was “inappropriate”. Under Swedish […]

On April 4, 1981, Styx reached number the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their LP “Paradise Theater”. Even though their previous 3 albums had each sold in excess of 3 million copies, this was the first and only time that one of their albums would be number 1. It remained […]


Current track
Title
Artist