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This Day in Music History: May 4th
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2004: Ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash & Duff McKagen sue Axl Rose for $1 million, alleging that Rose turned down multiple offers to use Guns N’ Roses music on movie soundtracks without consulting them.


1995: John Fogerty was awarded $1.35 million by a San Francisco judge after winning a copyright lawsuit brought on by Saul Zaentz & Fantasy Records.


1992: Baltimore gave Kiss the keys to the city & declared Kiss Day.


1987: Paul Butterfield died of a heart attack, brought on by years of drug & alcohol abuse. He was 44 years old.


1985: Don Henley peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “All She Wants to Do Is Dance” which was Henley’s third top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.


1974: Grand Funk Railroad reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the second and final time with a cover of “The Loco-Motion” which spent two weeks on top of the singles chart. It was the second time that a song had reached number one by two different artists.


1970: Four students were killed & eleven were wounded at Kent State University in Kent, OH by the National Guard during an anti-Vietnam protest. This incident would inspire Neil Young to write “Ohio” the next day with Crosby, Stills & Nash.


1968: Steppenwolf made their U.S. television debut on American Bandstand where they performed “Born to Be Wild”.


1956: Gene Vincent recorded “Be-Bop-a-Lula” at Owen Bradley’s studio in Nashville.


Birthdays:
Dick Dale born in 1937
Ronnie Bond-drummer for The Troggs born in 1940
Mick Mars-guitarist for Motley Crue born in 1951

 

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