This Day in Music History: April 15th
2003: Fleetwood Mac released their first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in 16 years Say You Will which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
2001: Ramones singer Joey Ramone died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was 49 years old and when he died he was listening to the U2 song “In A Little While” which Bono later called an honor.
1996: Jerry Garcia’s ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge. Another portion of Garcia’s ashes were spread in the Ganges River in India 11 days earlier.
1989: Poison peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Loggins and Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S.
1988: Pink Floyd kicked off the second leg of their North American tour in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
1978: Kansas peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Dust in the Wind” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Gary Rossington were awarded honorary Atlanta citizenship certificates for their part in saving Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre. In turn, Van Zant and Rossington presented then-Mayor Maynard Jackson with a Gold record for their live album One More from the Road.
1971: Rolling Stone magazine reported that the Illinois Crime Commission had issued a list of “drug oriented records” which included Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit”, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” by Procol Harum & “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles.
1966: Buffalo Springfield made their live debut in San Bernadino, CA opening for The Byrds.
Dave Edmunds born in 1944
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