APRIL 30: The Daily Flashback


1939: The New York Yankees’ Lou Gehrig played his final major league baseball game.
1952: Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on network television.
1957: Elvis Presley recorded “Jailhouse Rock.”
1960: Fats Domino recorded “Walking to New Orleans.”
1988: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon dropped off of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 725 weeks.
2004: In his final public appearance, Ray Charles attended a ceremony marking his Los Angeles recording studio as a national historic landmark.
2008: Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon.

1910: Al Lewis
1923: Percy Heath
1925: Johnny Horton
1931: Peter La Farge
1943: Bobby Vee
1945: Mimi Farina
1947: Col. Bruce Hampton
1948: Wayne Kramer
1981: Justin Vernon

1966: Richard Farina
1982: Lester Bangs
1983: Muddy Waters
2015: Ben E. King

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