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A New Guitarist for Fleetwood Mac & Farm Aid 6 hits the stage in Today’s Rock History!

 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.

1970

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.

1971

Fleetwood Mac announced that guitarist Bob Welsh would be the replacement for the departed Jeremy Spencer.

1975

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.

 1993

 About 40,000 people attend Farm Aid 6 in Ames, Iowa, that features Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.

 


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