On This Day

Events in Music in April 1974

  • Apr 6 200,000 attend rock concert "California Jam" at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California; line-up includes Earth, Wind & Fire; Black Sabbath; Deep Purple; and Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Apr 6 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England
  • Apr 16 "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 20 Paul McCartney & Wings release single "Band on the Run" in the US

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney