Thursday April 30th
1965 – The Kinks begin their first U.K. tour.
– Twiggs Lyndon, road manager with the Allman Brothers, is arrested on
charges of murder after stabbing a club manager over alleged breach of
1976 – The alleged date of a great Keith Moon story. The
Who drummer reportedly pays several New York cab drivers $100 each. All
they have to do is block either end of the block of his hotel. He then
proceeds to empty his hotel room of its contents onto the empty street
1977 – Led Zeppelin play the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. The
audience of 77,229 sets a new record for attendance at a single-act
1980 – The film “McVicar,” starring Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith, premieres.
1983 – The original Manfred Mann reunites for a London concert.
1983 Muddy Waters (blues guitarist) dies this day in rock n roll history!
– Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon drops out of the Billboard 200
chart for the first time in 725 weeks. It would be back.
Darrell Sweet, the drummer for Scottish rock group Nazareth, suffers a
fatal heart attack as the band arrives at an amphitheater in New Albany,
Ind., to begin the second leg of its U.S. tour. He is 51.
AC/DC wannabes The Datsuns win Album of the Year, Export Gold Best
Group, Outstanding International Achievement and Breakthrough Artist of
the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.
2004 – Courtney Love enters
a formal plea of “not guilty” to two charges of felony drug possession
in Los Angeles after turning up an hour late for her court appearance.
– The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 (£105,000) after their
tour bus dumped human waste on a boatload of tourists in Chicago in
2008 – 2008, a giant inflatable pig which floated away during a Roger Waters concert was recovered in tatters in California.