Why April 24th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
April 24, 2019
It’s April 24th and here are some reasons why this day matters in classic rock history:
In 1969, Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead.
In 1992, David Bowie married supermodel Iman at a ceremony in Switzerland.
In 2000, Limp Bizkit announced the details of their 24-date Back to Basics tour which would include a set from rappers Cypress Hill.
In 1990, Roger Waters’s road crew found an unexploded World War II bomb while constructing the set for The Wall concert in Germany.
In 1976, Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York apartment and watched Saturday Night Live. During the show, SNL producer Lorne Michaels made an offer asking The Beatles to come to the studio and play three songs live. The pair considered taking a cab to the studio but decided they were too tired. It was the final time they were together.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
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(H/T: This Day in Music)