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This Day in Music History: April 6th
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2008: Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards of 2008 in Calgary. Shortly after this Triumph announced plans for a reunion tour in 2009, which didn’t take place.


1999: During a fundraiser for Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign, Gore’s wife Tipper sat in on conga drums with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir & Mickey Hart. They performed Queen Jane.


1996: The Beatles debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Anthology 2 which spent one week on top of the chart & went on to be certified four times Platinum.


1993: Kiss drummer Peter Criss reached an out of court settlement with The Star hours before their trial was set to begin. Criss had filed a libel lawsuit against them for publishing a story that he was a homeless alcoholic. 


1991: Over a year after its release, The Black Crowes peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their debut album Shake Your Money Maker which went on to sell five million copies in the U.S.


1991: Tesla peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.


1984: Steven Van Zandt announced he was leaving Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Van Zandt left amicably & shortly for Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Van Zandt re-joined the E Street Band in 1999 when they reunited with Springsteen.


1974: The first California Jam was held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, CA which featured Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, The Eagles and Black Oak Arkansas.


1971: The Rolling Stones launched Rolling Stones Records which was initially distributed in the U.S. via Atlantic Records. The label was discontinued in 1992.


1968: Pink Floyd announced via press release that singer/guitarist Syd Barrett was no longer in the group.

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