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30th APRIL

1957: Elvis Presley recorded the Leiber and Stoller song ‘Jailhouse Rock’ as featured in his third motion picture of the same name.

1960: The Everly Brothers started a seven week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cathy’s Clown’, giving Warner Bros a No.1 with their first release.

1964: During a UK tour The Beatles played two shows at The Odeon Cinema in Glasgow.

1965: The Kinks begin their first U.K. tour.

1966: The Rolling Stones fourth album ‘Aftermath’ went to No.1 on the UK chart, the group’s third UK No.1 album.

1967: Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens all appeared at the Granada Theatre, Tooting, London.

1968: BBC TV launched The Cilla Black Show making Cilla the first British female performer to have her own TV show.

1977: Glen Campbell went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Southern Nights’, his second US No.1.

1977: Led Zeppelin broke a new world attendance record at a concert when they played to 76,229 people at a gig at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan.

1979: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Reunited,” Peaches & Herb.

1980: The film ‘McVicar’ with The Who’s Roger Daltrey in the title role premiered in London.

1983: American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, aged 68.

1983: Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’, his fifth solo US No.1.

1983: The original Manfred Mann reunites for a London concert.

1988: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon drops out of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 725 weeks. It would be back.

1988: S’Express were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Theme From S’Express’.

1990: Prince played a concert at Rupert’s Night-club, Minneapolis.

1991: Nirvana signed a recording contract with Geffen’s DGC label for $290,000.

2003: Madonna tops the album charts with her 11th album American Life.

2003: AC/DC wannabes The Datsuns win Album of the Year.

2005: Ageless icon Cher wraps up her three-year long Farewell tour at the Hollywood Bowl. The extravaganza features, of all things, a dancing elephant.

2005: Coldplay headline the first day of the Coachella Festival in California.

2006: Madonna makes her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

2008: Gail Renard, who was given the hand written lyrics to ‘Give Peace A Chance’ by John Lennon in 1969, announced plans to sell the lyric sheet at a Christie’s auction.