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This Day in Music History: May 2nd

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2006: Keith Richards was released from a New Zealand hospital after suffering a “mild concussion” when he fell out of a coconut tree while on holiday in Fiji.


2005: Cream performed the first of four nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, 36 years after they split up.


1992: Metallica reached the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the fourth time as “Nothing Else Matters” peaked at number 34.


1991: Nirvana entered Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA to begin recording what would become Nevermind.


1986: Judas Priest kicked off their Fuel For Life Tour is support of Turbo at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque.


1981: Eric Clapton peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Can’t Stand It” which was Clapton’s fourth top ten single in the U.S.


1980: Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” is banned in South Africa, where it is blamed for inciting riots.


1979: The Who performed their first concert with drummer Kenney Jones at London’s Rainbow Theatre.


1965: Despite swearing they would never appear on his show again, Ed Sullivan played host to the Rolling Stones for a second time.


Birthdays:
Link Wray born in 1929
Goldy McJohn-keyboardist for Steppenwolf born in 1945
Lou Gramm-singer for Foreigner born in 1950


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