This Day in Music History: May 1st

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2000: Neil Young was sued for $1.8 million by Jimmy McDonough, a writer who claimed that Young had blocked the publication of an authorized biography that he spent several years working on.

1993: Supermodel Naomi Campbell announced her engagement to U2 bassist Adam Clayton. Campbell later called off the engagement but they remain friends to this day.

1988: Jack Powers’ defamation lawsuit against Billy Joel was dropped. Joel had called Powers a “creep” in an interview after Powers earlier sued Joel for plagiarism.

1984: Fleetwood Mac drummer & founder member Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy due to money losses from his solo album The Visitor & real estate investments.

1979: Elton John became the first Western rock star to perform in Israel. John performed in Tel Aviv. 

1976: Led Zeppelin went to number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the fifth time with Presence which stayed on top of the chart for two weeks.

1975: The Rolling Stones announce their Tour of the Americas while playing Brown Sugar on the back of a flatbed truck driving down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

1975: Styx received their first Gold record as Styx II was certified Gold for selling 500,000 copies in the U.S.

1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Johnny Colt-bassist for The Black Crowes born in 1966


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