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April 23

1988: Whitney Houston becomes the first artist to hit number one on the U.S. Hot 100 chart with seven consecutive singles

April 24

1968: During a birthday celebration The Who’s Keith Moon drives his Lincoln into a Holiday Inn swimming pool

1975: SNL producer Lorne Michaels makes on-air offer to pay $3,000 for a Beatles reunion on the show.

April 25

1990: Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Fender Stratocaster fetches $295,000 at auction

April 28

• 1987: For the first time a CD is released before its vinyl version

April 30

1983: Blues legend Muddy Waters dies of a heart attack at the age of 68

• 2005: The Dave Matthews Band pays $200,000 in damages after their tour bus dumped human waste onto a boatload of tourists in Chicago in August of 2004thebuzz

Author: Shay

With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.