Today In Pop Music: April 24 – Last Time John Lennon And Paul McCartney Were Together
APRIL 24 BIRTHDAYS
1942 – Barbra Streisand
1945 – Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Revisited/drums)
1947 – Glenn Cornick – (Jethro Tull/bass guitar)
1947 – Ann Kelly (The Hues Corporation – ‘Rock The Boat’)
1951 – Nigel Harrison (Blondie/bass)
1954 – Jack Blades 9Night Ranger/bass)
ON THIS DAY
1961 – Bob Dylan made his first ever recording when he was played $50 to play harmonica on a track from Harry Belafonte’s album ‘The Midnight Special’. He was paid $50.
1968 – The Beatles new company, Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie. They did later sign Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger, and Billy Preston.
1971 Crosby Stills Nash and Young topped the Billboard album chart with the live album ‘4 Way Street’.
1975 – Badfinger lead singer Peter Ham committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Surrey. He was 27.
1976 – Paul McCartney’s album ‘Wings At the Speed Of Sound’ became his fifth #1 album after The Beatles. it kept the top spot for seven weeks.
1976 – Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on John’s television. The show’s producer Lorne Michaels, unaware the two were watching, made an offer on the air asking The Beatles to show up and play three songs live. John and Paul thought about taking a cab to the studio, but both decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.