APRIL 17TH IS THE 107TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS BAT APPRECIATION DAY, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH DAY, ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY, HOLY WEDNESDAY, INTERNATIONAL FORD MUSTANG DAY, INTERNATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY, MALBEC WORLD DAY, NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY, NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY, NATIONAL KICKBALL DAY, NOTHING LIKE A DAME DAY AND SCHOOL LIBRARIANS’ DAY.
Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World” hit the top of the US singles chart for a six week stay.
Pink Floyd receives a Gold Record for “The Dark Side of the Moon”, one of Rock’s landmark albums. The LP remained on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history and has sold an estimated 45 million copies.
Felix Pappalardi, bassist for the group Mountain, was shot and killed by his wife Gail Collins when they argued over his long-standing affair with a younger woman. He was just 43.
Eagles’ drummer Don Henley settled his lawsuit with the Duluth Trading Company after the Wisconsin apparel makers sent promotional emails to their customers urging them to “Don a Henley and Take It Easy” last Fall. Duluth Trading posted an apology on its website and made an undisclosed contribution to the Walden Woods Project, the not-for-profit organization founded by Henley