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.
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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