APRIL 24TH IS THE 114TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY, DENIM DAY, INTERNATIONAL GUIDE DOG DAY, NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK DAY, AND WORLD STATIONERY DAY.
Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane was inadvertently invited to Tricia Nixon’s White House party. Guards stopped her escort, Chicago Seven defendant Abbie Hoffman, and both left without incident.
Fleetwood Mac announced that guitarist Bob Welsh would be the replacement for the departed Jeremy Spencer.
27-year-old Peter Ham, singer / guitarist for Badfinger, committed suicide by hanging himself in the garage of his home. He was reported to be deeply depressed because of financial problems the group was having and left a note blaming the group’s manager for his troubles.
About 40,000 people attend Farm Aid 6 in Ames, Iowa, that features Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.