On May 27, 1977, “Virgin” label released “God Save the Queen”, the second Sex Pistols single. Track “Did You No Wrong” was the B side of the single. “God Save the Queen” was written by Glen Matlock, John Lydon, Paul Thomas Cook, Stephen and Philip Jones. The single was produced by Chris Thomas and Bill Price. The cover art was by Jamie Reid. In 2001 it was ranked at number 1 in a list of the “100 Greatest Record Covers of all Time” by “Q” magazine.
On May 26, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an eight-day “bed in”, in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada, to promote world peace. They recorded the song”Give Peace a Chance” in the hotel room.
On May 24, 1968, “Decca” label released “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, the 32nd Rolling Stones single. Track “Child of the Moon” was the B side of the single. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The single was produced by Jimmy Miller.
On April 28, 1968, the Broadway musical “Hair” opened at Biltmore Theater in New York City. The show featured the compositions “Aquarius”, “Let the sunshine in” the title “Hair” and “Good morning starshine”. The production went on for 1729 performances before the final closing on July 1, 1972.
On April 15, 2001, Jeffrey Ross Hyman aka Joey Ramone died aged 49. He was musician, singer, song-writer, best known as lead vocalist of the Ramones. On November 30, 2003, a block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.
On April 13, 1971, The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar” the first record on the “Rolling Stones Records”, their own label. It was this record that introduced the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo.
On April 10,1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split. McCartney said, “I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John”.