Why April 7th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
April 7, 2021
It’s April 7th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1988, Alice Cooper nearly died of asphyxiation after a safety rope broke during a concert stunt where the singer hanged himself.
In 1981, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their first-ever full-scale European tour. The group’s first trek outside of North America began in Hamburg, Germany and took them to ten countries.
In 1978, ThePolice released “Roxanne.” The single didn’t chart in England or the U-S until the following year.
In 1997, Oasis’ Liam Gallagher married actress Patsy Kensit in London. They’d get divorced three years later.
In 1997, The Chemical Brothers released their second album, Dig Your Own Hole.
And in 2001, Paul McCartney dropped nearly four-million dollars on a four-bedroom home in Beverly Hills. He bought it from Courtney Love.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
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