APRIL 12TH IS THE 102ND DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS DROP EVERYTHING AND READ DAY, NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY, NATIONAL LICORICE DAY, NATIONAL ONLY CHILD DAY, NATIONAL TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY AND WALK ON YOUR WILD SIDE DAY.
Blood, Sweat and Tears’ first hit, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”, tops out at number two on the Billboard Pop chart.
Mickey Thomas replaces Marty Balin as the lead singer for Jefferson Starship. Thomas’ voice had previously been heard on the 1976 Elvin Bishop hit, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”.
Sonny Bono is elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California, an office he held until 1992 when he ran for the Republican nomination for United States Senate.
Elton John led the US Pop chart with “Philadelphia Freedom”, a song inspired by Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis League entry.