On this Day April 17, 1970

While performing at the White House at the invitation of President Richard Nixon, was asked to perform “Okie From Muskogee”. Cash declined because it was not his song, but had been a hit for Merle Haggard. Instead, Cash sang his No.1 hit, ‘A Boy Named Sue’. Source link

On this Day April 17, 1971

All four Beatles had solo singles in the UK charts, with ‘Another Day’, ‘Power To The People’, ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘It Don’t Come Easy.’ Source link

On this Day April 17, 1975

bought a Convair 880 Jet formally owned by Delta Airlines for $250,000, which he re-christened Lisa Marie. Presley spent a further $600,000 refurbishing the Jet to include personal quarters, a meeting area and a dance floor. Source link

On this Day April 17, 1993

went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighteenth studio album Black Tie White Noise. It was his first solo release in the 1990s after spending time with his hard rock band Tin Machine. Source link

On this Day April 16, 1964

filmed the ‘chase scenes’ for A Hard Day’s Night with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London. In the evening they recorded the title track for the film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Abbey Road. John and Paul had the title first, and had to write a song to order,…

On this Day April 16, 1970

The Led Zeppelin single was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th December 1969. However, band manager Peter…

On this Day April 16, 1972

The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London. ELO were formed to accommodate former Move members Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Wood departed following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group’s original…

On this Day April 16, 1993

Paul McCartney headlined a concert at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate ‘Earth Day’ along with Don Henley and Steve Miller. McCartney had last performed there as a member of in 1965. Source link

On this Day April 16, 2005

by Radiohead was voted the best album of all time in a poll by UK TV station Channel 4. U2 were in second place with and Nirvana in third with Source link

On this Day April 15, 1967

The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool, England, tickets cost 5 and 10 shillings, ($0.70 and $1.40). Source link