APRIL 1: The Daily Flashback
1778: New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock created the “$” symbol.
1927: The first automatic record changer was introduced by His Master’s Voice.
1929: Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.
1938: The Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown..
1963: The soap opera “General Hospital” premiered on television.
1970: Joni Mitchell’s album Ladies of the Canyon, with the songs “Big Yellow Taxi” and “The Circle Game,” was released.
1974: Tom Petty and his band Mudcrutch left Gainesville for Los Angeles, and never looked back. They soon become Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
1976: Apple Computer began operations.
1983: Kirk Hammett joined Metallica.
1985: David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue a solo career.
1996: After blowing through more than $30 million, MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy protection.
2008: Scott Weiland officially left Velvet Revolver.
1873: Sergei Rachmaninoff
1946: Ronnie Lane
1948: Jimmy Cliff
1949: Gil Scott-Heron
1952: Billy Currie
1917: Scott Joplin
1984: Marvin Gaye
2004: Paul Atkinson
2015: Cynthia Lennon