Sunday April 5th
1962 – The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles’ fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time’s sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show.
1965 – Born on this day, Mike McCready, guitar, Pearl Jam,
1971 – Rolling Stones Leave England and become Tax-exiles.
1981 – Bob “The Bear” Hite of Canned Heat dies of a heart attack in Venice, Calif. at the age of 36.
1994 – Kurt Cobain committed suicide in his home in Seattle, Washington
1994 – Tough luck if you were thinking of winning a Boston Music Award this year. Aerosmith walks away with seven of the prizes.
1998 – Cozy Powell, a British rock drummer who played with Rainbow , ELP and Black Sabbath, dies in a car crash near Bristol, England.
2001 – David Bowie launches an online radio station, “BowieRadio,” via his BowieNet Web community. Using RealNetworks software, the station streams Bowie favorites and live performance clips as well as non-Bowie material.
2002 – Layne Staley dies of a drug overdose, eight years to the day after Kurt Cobain committed suicide. The Alice in Chains singer’s body is not found until several days later.
2002 – R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck walks free from court after a London jury acquits him of going on a drunken rampage on a trans-Atlantic flight a year before.
2003 – Limp Bizkit announce they’re change their name to the more compact “limpbizkit.” Time to buy a new T-shirt.
2003 – Paul McCartney kicked off the UK leg of his ‘Back In The World Tour’ at Hallam FM Arena a year after it began in America. The set included 22 Beatles songs.
2004 – An L.A. police officer testifies that Courtney Love appeared intoxicated and told him she had taken “hillbilly heroin,” or Oxycontin, the night she was arrested for drugs possession. The ex-Hole singer denies the charges.
2004 – Nirvana fans hold a vigil in Seattle’s Viretta Park on the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.
2005 – Aberdeen, Wash., adds the legend “Come As You Are” to their “Welcome to Aberdeen” sign on the 11th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death.
2008 – Apple’s iTunes overtook supermarket group Wal-Mart to become the largest music retailer in the US.
2010 – SLASH Says ‘Chinese Democracy’ Was ‘The Perfect AXL Record’
2010 – Guns N’ Roses rocker Axl Rose was left red-faced during a recent concert in Bogota, Colombia – after he slipped and fell onstage during the band’s show.