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This Day in Music History: April 2nd

1997: Joni Mitchell publicly announced that she found her daughter, Kilauren Gibb. Mitchell had given her up for adoption in 1965.

1990: Nirvana entered Smart Studios in Madison, WI where they recorded a demo produced by Butch Vig which they shopped around to major labels. The demo included “Lithium”, “In Bloom” & “Polly” which later appeared on their first major label album Nevermind released the following year.

1990: Eric Clapton was fined over $400 by Walton-on-Thames Magistrates court, after being booked for speeding at 105 mph. Clapton was banned from driving for three months.

1987: U2 kicked off their tour in support of The Joshua Tree in Tempe, AZ at the Arizona State University Activity Center.

1977: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac began the first of 31 non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. As of 2003, Rumours had been certified Platinum 19 times & it’s the ninth biggest selling album of all time in the U.S.

1977: Kansas reached the top five of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time as Leftoverture peaked at number five where it stayed for four weeks.

1977: Wings peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with a live rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed” which was their eleventh top ten single in the U.S.

1967: Steve Winwood left The Spencer Davis Group to form his own band, which would later become Traffic.

1964: The Beach Boys recorded the instrumental track for “I Get Around” at United Western Recorders in Hollywood. The song went to number one that same July.

Birthdays:
Leon Russell born in 1942
Kurt Winter-guitarist for The Guess Who born in 1942
Leon Wilkeson-bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd born in 1952
David Robinson-drummer for The Cars born in 1953


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