Today In Music History – April 18th.

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1970, Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2.00.

1984, Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.

1992, Def Leppard started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Adrenalize.’ First by the band following the death of guitarist Steve Clark in 1991.

1995, Oasis drummer and founding member, Tony McCarroll was told by phone that he was being sacked from the group. McCarroll sued the Manchester group for millions in unpaid royalties and in 1996 Oasis agreed to pay him a one-off sum of £550,000.

2012, An original and extremely rare 1963 mono copy of The Beatles ‘Please Please Me’ album, signed by the Fab Four, sold on an eBay auction for nearly $25,000. Paul McCartney and John Lennon both signed their names with “love” in royal blue ink whereas George Harrison and Ringo Starr signed their names in midnight blue ink. The autographs were signed in May of 1963.

2013, Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon died aged 69. His album art work also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse.

2017, Numerous opioid painkillers were found at Prince’s home shortly after his death in 2016 unsealed court documents show. Some of the pills found at Paisley Park in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard.

2021, The Simpsons parodied Morrissey as a British misanthrope who sings ‘Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)’ with Lisa.

Obvs, Morrisey wasn’t happy with the portrayal!

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