This Month in Music History – April

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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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