Why April 1st Matters in Rock History
It’s April 1st and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
- In 1985, David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue his solo career.
- In 2001, Crazytown had the No. 1 song in the country with “Butterfly.”
- In 1961, The Beatles began a three-month residency at Hamburg’s Top Ten Club. The band played 92 straight nights, performing seven hours a night on weekdays and eight hours a night on weekends. During that time, the Fab Four lived in the attic above the club.
- In 2007, Modest Mouse topped the album chart with We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, which featured new a band member, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.
- In 2000, Santana started a nine-week run at No. 1 on the singles chart with “Maria Maria.”
- And in 1970, as an April Fool’s joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced in a press release that they planned on undergoing dual sex change operations.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
Original article by Dave Basner at iHeartRadio