Music History for

April 2


1739 - George Frideric Handel's "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" was written.

1800 - Beethoven's "Opus 21: Symphony No. 1 in C major" was first performed for Baron von Swieten.

1803 - Composer Franz Lachner was born.

1942 - Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "American Patrol."

1963 - "Best Foot Forward" with Liza Minnelli opened in New York City.

1964 - The Beach Boys recorded "I Get Around."

1965 - Freddie & the Dreamers recorded "Do The Freddie."

1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed "Do You Wanna Dance?"

1978 - KISS released the album "Double Platinum."

1967 - Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

1974 - The British radio station Piccadilly Radio went on the air.

1975 - "Rock and Roll All Nite" / "Getaway" was released by KISS.

1987 - The Prince album "Sign O' The Times" was released worldwide.

1993 - Roberta Flack appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "Loving."

1997 - Joni Mitchell was reunited with Kilauren Gibb. Gibb was the daughter that Mitchell had given up for adoption 32 years before.

1998 - Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) died in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany.

1998 - A new wing opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland, OH.

1999 - The Black Crowes performed in Knoxville, TN. One of the concertgoers later sued the band for $385,000 in a claim that he had suffered significant hearing loss at the show.

2002 - Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.