Today is April Fool’s Day. Which John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrated in 1970 by announcing they were having sex-change operations.
Today in 1972, the Mar y Sol festival began in Puerto Rico. The concert’s location simplified security — it was on an island accessible only by those with tickets.
Today in 1985, David Lee Roth quit Van Halen.
The number one single today in 2000:
Birthdays begin with Rudolph Isley of the Isley Brothers:
Phil Margo of the Tokens:
John Barbata of Jefferson Starship:
Ronnie Lane of the Small Faces and the Faces:
Robin Scott of one-hit-wonder M:
Jeff Porcaro played drums for Toto:
Mark White played guitar and keyboards for ABC:
Two deaths of note today: Marvin Gaye in 1984 …
… and Paul Atkinson of the Zombies in 2004: