Tuesday April 7th
1920 – Sitarist Ravi Shankar is born.
1958 – Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show plays at at the Memorial Hall in Canton, Ohio on This Day in Rock Music history! Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, The Chantels, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Danny and the Juniors, The Pastels and Larry Williams were the featured artists
1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Brian Jones at an Alexis Korner gig in London.
1969 – John Lennon records “Give Peace a Chance” in his Toronto hotel room.
1970 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Let It Be,” The Beatles.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Bennie and the Jets,” Elton John.
1975 – Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple for the first time.
1981 – Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band begin their first European tour in Hamburg.
1981 – The Who’s former manager Kit Lambert dies after falling down a flight of stairs in London.
1987 – After preacher Oral Roberts informs his TV congregation that God will kill him if he doesn’t raise $1 million in donations, rock funnyman Ozzy Osbourne sends him a dollar to be put toward psychiatric treatment.
1988 – Alice Cooper nearly dies of asphyxiation after a safety rope breaks during a concert stunt wherein the singer hangs himself.
1994 – Courtney Love was arrested on drugs and theft charges after a reported overdose. At this time, Love was unaware that her husband Kurt Cobain was dead at their home
1995 – Airport police seize a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges are filed against the guitarist.
2003 – Jury selection begins in a wrongful death suit brought against Tommy Lee in connection with the 2001 drowning death of a boy at a pool party.
2004 – Motley Crue’s Vince Neil has a misdemeanor battery case dismissed after he does a 100 hours of community service. Neil was charged after a 2002 scuffle outside a Sunset Strip nightclub.
2005 – Bassist Nicky Wire of Welsh rock trio Manic Street Preachers is given an honorary doctorate from Swansea University
2005 – Madman Ozzy and wife Sharon Osbourne announce that their eldest daughter, Aimee, has had surgery after a breast cancer scare. We
2008 – Panic At The Disco were at No.1 on the Australian album chart with their second album “Pretty. Odd.”
2010 – Carlos Santana announces he will Cover Cream, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Rolling Stones On his Upcoming Covers Album