Music History for

April 8


1533 - Composer Claudio Merulo was born.

1692 - Composer Giuseppe Tartini was born.

1843 - Composer Asger Hamerik was born.

1964 - The Supremes recorded "Where Did Our Love Go." The song was their first No. 1 single.

1968 - The Petula Clark TV special "Petula" aired on NBC.

1970 - In London, the U.K. premiere of the Woodstock movie took place. The film was a documentary of the August 1969 festival that took place in Bethel, NY.

1971 - Chicago became the first rock group to sell out a week of shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1973 - Neil Young's docu-autobiography "Journey through the Past" premiered at the U.S. Film Festival in Dallas.

1975 - Aerosmith released "Toys in the Attic."

1977 - The Damned became the first British punk group to perform at New York's club CBGB.

1977 - In Britain, The Clash's self-titled debut album was released.

1979 - Aerosmith began their "Night In The Rut Tour" in Los Angeles, CA.

1982 - Peter Hook (New Order) was knocked unconscious during a riot at a show in Rotterdam.

1989 - Lol Tolhurst, keyboardist and founding member of the Cure, left the band.

1994 - The RIAA announced that Pink Floyd's 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon" had become the fourth biggest-selling album in U.S. history. It had passed the 13 million mark in sales.

1997 - KISS released the album "Greatest Kiss."

1998 - It was reported that Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) had been rescued along with 11 others after a fire broke out aboard a small boat in the islands south of Rio de Janeiro. An engine had been the cause of the fire.