April 18 in Music History: Members of Led Zeppelin and Yes almost form a band, Eric Clapton releases Crossroads
1969 – The Beatles record “Old Brown Shoe” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
1970 – Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen) play in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2.00.
1975 – Alice Cooper’s first TV special, Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album, airs.
1978 – The movie FM, which will become the basis for the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati, makes its debut. Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett both appear in the film.
1981 – Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes begin rehearsals with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. It doesn’t lead anywhere, and Yes gets back together to release their 1983 album 90125.
1988 – The Eric Clapton box set Crossroads is released.
1995 – Oasis drummer Tony McCarrol is told over the phone that he is being fired from the band. McCarrol sues them for millions in unpaid royalties and in 1996 they agree to pay him a one-off sum of £550,000 ($935,000).
2015 – Green Day are inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. They go in alongside Bill Withers, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Lou Reed, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.