APRIL 9TH IS THE 99TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL BE KIND TO LAWYERS DAY, NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY, NATIONAL CHICKEN LITTLE AWARENESS DAY, NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY, NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY, NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY, AND NATIONAL UNICORN DAY.
Paul McCartney announces a “temporary break with The Beatles,” citing “personal differences” and adding that he will no longer record with John Lennon. Paul disapproved of Yoko Ono and of Beatles financial advisor Allen Klein
ABBA earned their only number 1 hit in the United States when “Dancing Queen” went to the top. The song also led the charts in 13 other countries.
Dave Prater of Sam And Dave was killed in a car accident near Sycamore, Georgia while driving to his mother’s house. He was 50 years old.
Fleetwood Mac officially announced that they had fired guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and replaced him with Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House for their upcoming tour.