This Week In Classic Hits History
Bruce jumps the fence at Graceland, Pink Floyd begins a run while The Beatles end one.
April 27 1971:
Two acts that don't seem to go together, The Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys, performed together at the Fillmore East. They performed a set of Beach Boy songs.
April 28 1973:
Pink Floyd's album 'Dark Side of the Moon' begins a record breaking 741 consecutive weeks (over 14 years) on the Billboard album chart.
April 29 1976:
Bruce Springsteen hops the wall at Graceland with another fan, and is promptly apprehended by security. Bruce was in Memphis on tour at the time.
April 30 1970:
The road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, Twiggs Lyndon, was arrested for murder. He allegedly stabbed a club manager in a disagreement over a contract. he was later aquitted after pleading temporary insanity. In fact, his own lawyers argued that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane.
May 1 1966:
The Beatles play live on stage for the last time in the UK. It was a 15 minute set. Other bands on the bill that night included The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Spencer Davis Group and The Yardbirds.