APRIL 16: The Daily Flashback

1943: In Basel, Switzerland, chemist Albert Hoffman accidently discovered the the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 while working on the medicinal value of lysergic acid.
1956: Buddy Holly released his first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights.”
1964: The Rolling Stones’ debut album, The Rolling Stones was released in the U.K.
1974: Queen played their first U.S. concert at Regis College in Denver.
2003: Jerry Lee Lewis filed for divorce from his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver, who was once the president of his fan club.
2007: Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, Sound Grammar, the first jazz work to receive the honor.
2016: Axl Rose was confirmed as the replacement singer for AC/DC after Brian Jonhson left the band due to a potentially career-ending hearing problem.

BIRTHDAYS
1889: Charlie Chaplin
1918: Spike Milligan
1919: Merce Cunningham
1924: Henry Mancini
1930: Herbie Mann
1935: Bobby Vinton
1939: Dusty Springfield
1943: Lonesome Dave Peverett
1947: Gerry Rafferty
1949: Bill Spooner
1953: Peter Garrett
1954: Ellen Barkin
1955: Kool Herc
1962: Ian MacKaye
1964: David Pirner
1971: Selena

DEATHS
1999: Skip Spence

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