Today in history: 5th April

Music 05/04/2016
1962: In 1962, you would find the Beatles performing often at the Cavern Club in their native Liverpool, and that's where they were on this day 49 years ago. It was a special occasion sponsored by their ever-growing fan club.

1967: The Elvis Presley movie Double Trouble premiered in theaters.

1972: Elvis Presley began a 15-day tour with a concert at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

1975: The Carpenters jumped from #74 to 47 with "Only Yesterday".

1975: Minnie Riperton grabbed the #1 song with "Lovin' You". Elton John had to wait another week with "Philadelphia Freedom" while Ringo Starr had the "No No Song" in third place. B.T. Express remained at 4 with "Express" and Joe Cocker had his biggest solo hit with "You Are So Beautiful".

1977: Jackson Browne, John Sebastian and others raised $150,000 at an environmental charity concert in Tokyo.

1980: One of the hottest new songs belonged to Boz Scaggs. The Boz Man moved from 65 to 47 with "Breakdown Dead Ahead".

1980: Air Supply returned to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "Lost In Love".

1983: The Beach Boys were banned from a Fourth of July concert at the White House by President Ronald Reagan's staff because they "attracted the wrong element". After public outcry, Reagan rescinded the ban two days later.

1984: Marvin Gaye's funeral was at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy and other Motown luminaries were at the service.

1990: James Brown was transferred from a Georgia jail to the Lower Savannah Work Center in South Carolina. Brown spent the last part of his sentence counseling drug abusers.

1993: Construction began for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.