SO.CO Team

7 months ago

Today In Music: 4th May

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Some call it Star Wars Day... others just call it May 4th... whatever you call it, you're about to find out what happened today, but in the past. Live long, you popsters. 

1956: After being inspireed by a comic strip called Little Lulu, Gene Vincent recorded what would go on to become a rock n roll standard. Be Bop-A-Lula was recorded in Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville, and went on to become a top 20 hit on both sides of the Atlantic. 


1977: Patti Smith, Blondie, Suicide and Richard Hell & The Voltoids all appeared at a punk benefit show at CBGB's in New York City. 


1979: The Who appeared at Hammersmith Odeon, London, in what would become their final appearance with drummer Keith Moon, who died just four months later.


2000: Metallica handed a list of 335,000 usernames to Napster, demanding they were cut off from the service for copyright violations by trading their music on the platform. 


2007: British rock stalwarts Led Zeppelin announced plans to reunite for a one-off show at London's O2 Arena later that year. The show was in tribute to Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the band to Atlantic Records.


2012: Adam Yauch, most famously known as Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys fame, died of cancer aged 47. 

Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: The Who by Tom Weschler