On This Day in Music for April 1

Events in Music

  • 1822 Italian composer Luigi Cherubini becomes director of the Conservatoire de Paris music college, holds position for nearly 20 years
  • 1964 John Lennon is reunited with his father Freddie after 17 years
  • 1966 "Hold On, I'm Comin'" single released by Sam & Dave
  • 1970 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
  • 1972 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1973 John Lennon and Yoko Ono form a new country with no laws or boundaries, called Nutopia, its national anthem is silence
  • 1990 It becomes illegal in Salem Oregon to be within 2 feet of nude dancers
  • 1992 Rocker Billy Idol fined $2,000 for hitting a woman
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Musicians Born on Apr 1

  • 1582 Thomas Simpson, English composer who worked in Germany, born in Kent (d. 1628)
  • 1643 Christian Demelius, composer
  • 1721 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
  • 1725 Francois Bainville, French organist and composer (d. 1788)
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Weddings in Music

  • 1961 American televangelist Jim Bakker (21) marries Christian singer Tammy Faye (19)

Divorces in Music

  • 1990 Guns & Roses' Duff McKagan divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

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