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This Day in Music History: April 3rd
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2007: Keith Richards admitted in an interview with a British music magazine that he snorted his father’s ashes mixed with cocaine. Richards’ manager later claimed that the comment was a joke.

2000: The Black Crowes were sued by Ohio fan Joshua Harmon for $385,000 claiming that Harmon suffered hearing damage after sitting in the second row at a Black Crowes concert the previous April in Knoxville, TN.

1993: Coverdale/Page, a one-off album featuring Whitesnake/Deep Purple singer David Coverdale & Jimmy Page debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album went on to sell a million copies in the U.S.

1976: Aerosmith’s self-titled debut album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, two and a half years after its initial release when it peaked at number 166.

1976: David Bowie peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Golden Years” which was Bowie’s second top ten single in the U.S.

1975: Steve Miller was arrested and charged with setting fire to the clothes of his friend Benita DiOrio & resisting arrest. When police arrived at Miller’s house, DiOrio was putting out the fire. Charges were dropped the next day.

1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded “Free Bird” at Studio One in Doraville, GA during sessions for their debut album.

1969: The FBI arrested Doors frontman Jim Morrison on charges of obscenity and flight to avoid prosecution after the Miami concert the previous month. Since Morrison had crossed the Florida state line, he was an inadvertent fugitive.

1956: Elvis Presley made his debut on the Milton Berle Show from the deck of the USS Hancock aircraft carrier. Presley performed Blue Suede Shoes with Berle playing Presley’s twin brother Melvin.

Richard Manuel-pianist for The Band born in 1943
Richard Thompson-guitarist for Fairport Convention born in 1949
Mick Mars-guitarist for Motley Crue born in 1951
Sebastian Bach-singer for Skid Row born in 1968


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