history… April 1

1582 – Composer Thomas Simpson was born.

1735 – Handel’s “Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 4” was performed for the first time.

1866 – Composer Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni was born.

1873 – Composer Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov was born.

1956 – Elvis Presley filmed his first Hollywood screen test.

1961 – Troy Shondell recorded “This Time.”

1963 – Fats Domino signed with ABC-Paramount after his Imperial contract ended.

1964 – John Lennon was reunited with his father after 17 years.
– Today in Beatles History

1966 – The first single under just the name David Bowie was released for the song “Do Anything You Say.” The song was performed by The Buzz with Bowie as the lead singer.

1970 – The “Woodstock” movie premiered in Hollywood.

1976 – David Gilmour’s (Pink Floyd) house was broken into. Several of his guitars were stolen.

1977 – Elvis Presley was admitted to a Memphis hospital due to fatigue and intestinal flu. He stayed in the hospital for six days.
Today in Elvis History

1978 – The Philadelphia Fury soccer team made its debut. The team was owned by Paul Simon, Peter Frampton, James Taylor and others.

1983 – Kirk Hammett joined Metallica.

1984 – Marvin Gaye, at the age of 44, was killed by his father . Gaye’s father received probation after he pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

1985 – David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue a solo career.

1990 – Duff (Guns & Roses) and Mandy Brix (Lame Flames) were divorced.

1991 – Rod Stewart was surprised onstage by Elton John, who was wearing a dress.

1992 – Billy Idol pled no contest to punching a woman in the face. He was fined and told to make public service announcements against alcohol and drug use.