May 1, 1969 – Jimi Hendrix was arrested at Toronto International Airport for possession of narcotics and was released on $10,000 bail.
April 28, 1973 – Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon went to No.1 in the US. The album went on to enjoy a record 773 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and has now sold over 45 million copies world-wide.
May 1, 1973 – Bachman-Turner Overdrive released its first LP (self-titled) with former Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman.
April 29, 1976 – After a gig in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be another crank fan and apprehended him.
April 30, 1977 – In Pontiac, MI, Led Zeppelin played a show to an audience of 77,229. The event set a new record for attendance at a single-act concert.
April 29, 1980 – Black Sabbath began their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as their singer. Dio replaced Ozzy Osbourne.
April 27, 2006 – Keith Richards was admitted to a hospital in Fiji after he reportedly suffered a head injury when he fell out of a palm tree. Richards was on vacation with his wife and Ronnie Wood’s families.