1966, Buffalo Springfield made their live debut when they opened for The Byrds at a concert in San Bernardino, California.
1967, Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool, England.
1967, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra started a four week run at number one on the singles chart with “Somethin’ Stupid”. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a top single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 UK chart topper with his version of the song featuring Nicole Kidman.
1969, Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
1969, After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam, Archie Bell of the Drells is discharged from military service.
1971, The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for the Paul McCartney-penned “Let It Be.”
1972, Roberta Flack started a six week run at the top of the singles chart with the Ewan MacColl song “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”. The song was featured in the Clint Eastwood film Play Misty For Me.
1973, Topping the singles charts are Tony Orlando & Dawn with the shamelessly sentimental “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”
1975, Kiss, Rush and the Heavy Metal Kids all appeared at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd give a gold album for One More for the Road to Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. The band donates another gold record to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, where the double live album was recorded.
Born on April 15: Bessie Smith, US blues singer (1894); Roy Clark, US singer (1932); Dave Edmunds, guitar, vocals, producer (1944); Linda Perry, songwriter, producer, singer (1965); Edward John O’Brien, guitarist, Radiohead (1968);
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