This Day in Music History: April 16th

1996: Kiss held a press conference aboard the USS Intrepid to announce the Alive/Worldwide reunion tour of the original lineup, which was their first tour together since 1979. The tour would go on to gross $143.7 million dollars.

1995: Bob Seger’s wife Juanita Dorricott gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Samantha Char.

1994: Pearl Jam made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Not for You”, “Rearviewmirror” & “Daughter”. During the closing credits, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder pointed out the letter K on his shirt over his heart which was considered by many as Vedder’s tribute to Kurt Cobain.

1993: David Lee Roth was arrested at New York City’s Washington Square Park for allegedly buying a $10 bag of marijuana from an undercover police officer.

1990: Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Simple Minds and Tracy Chapman took part in a musical celebration of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison at London’s Wembley Stadium.

1976: Aerosmith kicked off their tour in support of Rocks at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis.

1974: Queen made their U.S. live debut at Regis College in Denver opening for Mott the Hoople.

1969: The Beatles recorded 13 takes of backing tracks for “Something” at EMI Studios in London.

1969: MC5 were dropped from Elektra Records after they placed an advertisement in a Detroit newspaper slamming a local record store for not carrying their album.

Birthdays:
Gerry Rafferty-singer and guitarist for Stealers Wheel born in 1947

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