This Day in Music History: April 30th

2002: The Who’s Roger Daltrey made a guest appearance on the 100th episode of That 70’s Show as music teacher Mr. Wilkinson.

1999: Nazareth drummer Darrell Sweet died of a heart attack shortly before a Nazareth concert in New Albany, IN. He was 51 years old.

1991: Nirvana signed with David Geffen’s DGC Records. They received an advance of $290,000.

1988: Aerosmith peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Angel” which was their third top ten single in the U.S.

1983: Blues legend Muddy Waters who influenced everyone from The Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton to AC/DC died of a heart attack at his home in Westmont, IL. He was 68 years old.

1980: McVicar a British crime drama starring The Who’s Roger Daltrey in the title role premiered in London.

1977: Led Zeppelin set an attendance record for a single-act concert at the Pontiac Silverdome outside of Detroit which attracted 77, 229 fans.

1976: Keith Moon reportedly paid several cab drivers $100 each to block off a street in New York City so he could empty his hotel room’s contents onto the empty street below.

1970: Allman Brothers Band tour manager Twiggs Lyndon was arrested for stabbing the club manager of Aliotta’s in Buffalo, NY to death over a contractual dispute. Lyndon would later be acquitted by pleading temporary insanity caused by being their tour manager.

Birthdays:
Wayne Kramer-guitarist for MC5 born in 1948

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