April 24 in Music History: Lennon & McCartney hang for the last time, Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever

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Tom Petty Full Moon Fever

1961 – Bob Dylan is paid $50 for his first recording when he plays harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte’s “The Midnight Special.”

1968 – The Beatles’ newly formed Apple Records passes on signing the relatively unknown David Bowie.

1976 – Paul and Linda McCartney spend the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watch Saturday Night Live. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels makes an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney think about taking a cab to the studio, but decide they are too tired. This is the last known time Lennon and McCartney were together.

1977 – Talking Heads begin their first European tour, supporting The Ramones.

1989 – Tom Petty releases Full Moon Fever, which is the first album credited just to him although members of The Heartbreakers play on it.

2006 – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris release their joint album, All the Roadrunning.

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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