Also on this date, Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek drags Doors Lead Singer Jim Morrison off the stage in Boston, MA, after Morrison screams to the audience “Would you like to see my genitals?” … not the brightest idea old Jimbo ever had after having been arrested the year before in Miami for lewd behavior and public exposure during a concert there. Theater management immediately switched off the power after Morrison’s query.
And, promo copies of Paul McCartney’s first solo album (titled simply “McCartney” … clever, no?) are issued to the press with a self-written mock-interview during which Paul announces that he has left The Beatles.
1970: April 11th – Apollo 13 (carrying astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert) is launched toward the moon
Also on this date, Peter Green, founding member of Fleetwood Mac, announces that he is leaving the band to follow his religious beliefs