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April 12th, 1967Mick Jagger receives a punch to the face by an airport official at Le Bourget Airport in France. Jagger had lost his temper when The Rolling Stones were all searched for drugs. The ordeal resulted in The Stones missing their flight.

April 12th, 2010 – The Vatican’s official newspaper publishes an article praising The Beatles and saying that they forgive John Lennon for his 1966 comment that the group was “bigger than Jesus.” Lennon further explained to a British newspaper later that he did not know which would die out first, Christianity or rock and roll.

April 13th, 1974Elton John hits the top of the US singles chart with ‘Bennie And The Jets’, his second US No.1. Songwriter, Bernie Taupin, said that the song’s lyrics are a satire on the music industry of the 1970s and the greed and glitz of the early ’70s music scene.

April 13th, 2003Madonna gets tricky in an attempt to stave off illegal file sharing of her new album ‘American Life.’ Her idea, to flood file-sharing networks with decoy copies of songs. The songs contained a nasty message by Madonna asking “What the **** do you think you’re doing?”

April 14th, 1976Motown Records and Stevie Wonder announce the largest contract renewal to date, to the tune of $13 million.

April 14th, 1983 The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon dies from a drug overdose. He was cut from the group in June of 1982, just two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure.

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