Today In Music History 04/30/2018

Music Knowledge from Domino

April 30, 2018
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

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On this day in 1970, the Allman Brothers tour manager Twiggs Lyndon was arrested for stabbing a club manager to death, during an argument over a contract. Incredibly, Lyndon was acquitted by pleading temporary insanity … caused by being the tour manager for the Allman Brothers. True story.

Paul McCartney & Wings release the album "Red Rose Speedway" on this day in 1973. That's the album that features the million selling #1 for four weeks song "My Love."

On this day in 1977, Led Zeppelin broke the single-act attendance record for a U.S. concert when 76,229 fans paid to see them at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The Who had the record before them at the same spot.

Michael Jackson hit #1, on this day in 1983, with "Beat It," featuring the guitar solo done by Eddie Van Halen for no charge. It would claim that spot for three weeks.

On this day in 1987, Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.

On this day in 1999, Nazareth drummer Darrell Sweet died at 52, after suffering a fatal heart attack before a show in New Albany, Indiana. Nazareth is best know for their cover of "Love Hurts," which was originally recorded by the Everly Brothers back in 1960.

And finally, it was on this day in 2008, that Mariah Carey married her second husband, actor Nick Cannon. They had twins, a boy and a girl, 3 years later to the day.