Why April 26th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
April 26, 2019
It’s April 26th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1990, Nirvana appeared at New York’s Pyramid Club. The band’s label, Sub Pop, filmed the show and used their performance of “In Bloom” for a promo clip.
In 1982, Rod Stewart was mugged and robbed of his 50-thousand dollar Porsche by a gunman. It happened in broad daylight on Sunset Boulevard in L-A.
In 2003, Godsmack debuted at number one on the album chart with Faceless.
In 1994, Jefferson Starship front woman Grace Slick pleaded guilty to threatening police with a shotgun. In her defense, Slick said she was suffering stress after her house had burned down the previous fall.
In 1995, Courtney Love reportedly turned down a one-million dollar offer from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T: This Day in Music)