APRIL 1ST IS THE 91ST DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS APRIL FOOLS’ DAY, INTERNATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY, NATIONAL FUN DAY, NATIONAL SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY, NATIONAL TROMBONE PLAYERS DAY, POETRY AND THE CREATIVE MIND DAY AND READING IS FUNNY DAY.
Woodstock, the documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York, premieres in Hollywood. It would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
44 year old Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father after a heated family argument. Gaye had just received a Grammy for his hit, “Sexual Healing”, his first Top 40 single in 5 1/2 years.
David Lee Roth quit Van Halen shortly after releasing his version of The Beach Boys’ “California Girls”, which featured Carl Wilson on background vocals.
Billy Idol pleaded no contest to assault charges after he punched a woman in the face. He was fined and ordered to make public service announcements against alcohol and drug use.