2000 – Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs “How Great Thou Art.”
1999 – Steve Wariner performs “Holes in the Floor of Heaven” at a vigil in Nashville’s Centennial Park in memory of the victims of the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
1999 – Though in no way an influence on Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold, the gunman in Littleton Colo. shooting, Marilyn Manson issues a statement: “I have been asked to comment by numerous news organizations on the Colorado school tragedy. It’s tragic and disgusting anytime young people’s lives are taken in an act of senseless violence. My condolences go out to the students and their families.”
1998 – Husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the big winners at the 33rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, nabbing four awards for their duet “It’s Your Love,” for single, song, video, and top vocal event.
1998 – It is announced that Slash/Reprise act Faith No More has decided to break up. Sources say Lead singer Mike Patton is still a member of Warner Bros. act Mr. Bungle, while keyboardist Roddy Bottum is a member of London Records act Imperial Teen.
1983 – Earl “Fatha” Hines dies of a heart attack. He is 77.
1978 – Bob Marley & the Wailers headline “One Love Peace Concert” in Jamaica. Marley unites Prime Minister Michael Manley and opponent Edward Seaga on stage.
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
1969 – John Lennon changes his middle name from Winston to Ono.
1969 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney record “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”
1951 – Guitarist Ace Frehley (Paul Frehley) of Kiss is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1950 – Peter Frampton is born in Beckenham, England. His biggest album is “Frampton Comes Alive!” The 1976 album stays at No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart for 10 weeks.