(Saturday, April 30, 1994) — “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Prince peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. It was Prince’s 19th of 19 top ten hits on the chart (1983-1994).
(Saturday, April 30, 1994) — “Loser” by Beck peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. In 2004, this song was ranked number 203 in Rolling Stone‘s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Video: 'The Beatles - Roundup Interview (1964)'
(Thursday, April 30, 1964) — While in Glasgow, The Beatles today visited Theatre Royal studios to record a contribution for the Scottish Television show Roundup for airing on May 5, 1964, at 5 p.m. They chatted with hosts Morag Hood and Paul Young, but didn’t perform.
Video: 'President Nixon's Third Watergate Speech (April 29, 1974)'
(Monday, April 29, 1974, 9 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, belatedly responding to a trial subpoena that had been issued in July 1973, announced tonight he would make public transcripts of 46 White House conversations related to Watergate. Continue reading Nixon agrees to release edited transcripts of Watergate tapes 40 years ago this hour (Apr 29 1974)
Video: 'the beach boys - don't back down ( alternate take ) 1964'
(Wednesday, April 29, 1964, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PDT) — The Beach Boys completed five tracks today for their album All Summer Long at Western Recorders studio in Hollywood: “Don’t Back Down,” “Drive-In,” “Carl’s Big Chance,” “Hushabye” and “Wendy.” Continue reading The Beach Boys complete five tracks for ‘All Summer Long’ album 50 years ago this hour (Apr 29 1964)
Video: 'The Beatles Anthology 7 [Legendado/Parte 2] HD' (Apr. 29, 1964, at :38-:43)
(Wednesday, April 30, 1964) — The Beatles dropped by Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London this morning to pose alongside their doppelgangers for the benefit of still and newsreel photographers (click here to watch that video, starting at 2:12).
Later, The Beatles were filmed at London Gatwick Airport as they traveled to Scotland, for two shows in two days (Apr. 29-30, 1964) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Video: 'The Beatles (Rare TV Appearance - 28 April 1964 - Complete)'
(Tuesday, April 28, 1964, 9-10:15 p.m. BST) — The Beatles tonight recorded the television special Around The Beatles at Studio 5AB at Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios in London for airing May 6, 1964, at 9:45 p.m. in Britain and on Nov. 15, 1964 in the U.S. Continue reading The Beatles tape ‘Around The Beatles’ TV special 50 years ago this hour (Apr 28 1964)
Video: 'John Lennon & Harry Nilsson in Central Park'
(Sunday, April 28, 1974) — Former Beatle John Lennon appeared briefly with Harry Nilsson today at a March of Dimes benefit concert in New York’s Central Park.
(Saturday, April 28, 1984) — “They Don’t Know” by Tracey Ullman at #8 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘They Don’t Know’ by Tracey Ullman peaks at #8 in USA 30 years ago today (Apr 28 1984)
Video: 'The Funeral of President Nixon'
(Wednesday, April 27, 1994, 4:00 p.m. PDT) — Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was remembered at an outdoor funeral service today attended by all five of his successors at the Nixon presidential library in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon, who had served from 1969 to 1974, had passed away Apr. 22, 1994, at the age of 81 of natural causes.