This Month in Music History – April

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This Month in Music history
April 1
• 1984: Marvin Gaye’s father shoots him twice and kills him
• 1948: Jimmy Cliff is born
April 2
• 1947: Emmylou Harris is born
• 1939: Marvin Gaye is born
April 3
• 1996: MC Hammer files for bankruptcy
• 1948: Bassist Berry Oakley is born
April 4
• 1996: Half of the late Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered in the Ganges River in India
April 5
• 1994: Kurt Cobain, 27, commits suicide
April 7
• 1998: George Michael is arrested in a Beverly Hills bathroom for “engaging in a lewd act”
April 9
• 1932: Carl Perkins is born
April 10
• 1956: Nat King Cole is beaten onstage by segregationists in Birmingham, Ala.
April 11
• 1970: The single “Let It Be” by The Beatles hits #1
April 12
• 2000: Napster Inc. is sued by Metallica
April 15
• 1996: One half of Jerry Garcia’s ashes are scattered by The Golden Gate Bridge
April 18
• 1993: Police arrest David Lee Roth in New York City for buying a $10 bag of marijuana
April 19:
• 1968: John Lennon and George Harrison leave India, citing philosophical differences with the Maharishi
April 21
• 1959: Robert Smith of The Cure is born
• 1947: Iggy Pop is born
April 22
• 1950: Peter Frampton is born
April 23
• 1936: Roy Orbison is born
April 24
• 1975: SNL producer Lorne Michaels makes on-air offer to pay $3000 for a Beatles reunion on the show.
April 25
• 1990: Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Fender Stratocaster fetches $295,000 at auction
April 30
• 1983: Blues legend Muddy Waters dies of a heart attack at the age of 68

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