It's Tax Day! The time of year many fear, spending all day arranging papers and receipts, praying you don't owe, and hoping to file before the midnight deadline. Well, the silver lining to that cloud is this nasty virus bought us three extra months to get our affairs in order, but will we? Anyway, there's plenty of other fun distractions going on so what'dya say we take a look back at, (wait for it), a not too taxing This Week In ROCK!
2003 - Fleetwood Mac drop their 17th album "Say You Will." It was the first in 30 years not to include anything written or performed by Christine McVie who had split the band five years earlier.
2001 - Joey Ramone, lead singer of the Ramones, dies of lymphoma. Google the 1979 movie "Rock & Roll High School." It's a guilty pleasure. Joey plays a sex symbol to cutie actress P.J. Soles. You may also remember her from "Stripes."
1999 - Vince Gill, (touring these days with the Eagles), gets in a not-so-serious car accident. While handling the paperwork, the other motorist takes advantage of the situation and hands Gill a demo tape of his stuff. Pretty ballsy! The story would be better if the guy turned out to be some notable singer.
1982 - Billy Joel breaks his wrist when he slams his motorcycle into a car. The Piano Man needed surgery to repair it but he was back tickling the ivories like nothing ever happened.
1966 - For what it's worth, Buffalo Springfield perform for the first time opening for The Byrds in San Bernardino, CA.
Happy B'days this time go to The General Electric Company (1892) and McDonalds (1955). So there's the two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun you'll need for today. Hope you didn't want fries with that because I already ate them. Catch you next time.