On This Day... April 29th
2016 Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd do a shot-for-shot remake of the Styx video for "Too Much Time On My Hands."
2014 Paul Goddard (bassist for Atlanta Rhythm Section) dies at age 68 of a brief, sudden illness.
2011 Prince William marries Catherine Middleton at a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. Ellie Goulding performs at the reception, singing a cover of Elton John's "Your Song" for the first dance. "It was all very secretive," Goulding said. "I thought I was a decoy for someone else."
2007 Rage Against The Machine plays its first show in seven years to close the Coachella Festival.
2005 Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary undergoes a bone marrow transplant to battle leukemia.
2003 The movie Only The Strong Survive (with many R&B legends, including Jerry Butler) premieres in New York.
1999 Following his reunion with Pamela Anderson Lee, Tommy Lee quits Mötley Crüe to devote time to his new band, Methods of Mayhem, and his family.
1998 While performing "Mama Kin" at a show in Anchorage, Alaska, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith loses control of his microphone stand, which hits him in the leg. He falls, tearing his ACL. This forces the band to postpone the rest of their tour while Tyler recovers from surgery.
1997 Lynyrd Skynyrd releases the album Twenty, which is titled after the fact that it's being released twenty years after the plane crash that claimed the lives of three band members. It's their ninth studio album.
1996 Phil Spector calls off a planned project to produce Celine Dion when they can't agree to terms.
1995 Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris inside the Clinton Correctional Facility, while Shakur is serving a four-and-a-half-year jail term for sexual assault.
1993 Mick Ronson, a guitarist best known for his work with David Bowie, dies of cancer at age 46.
1993 Barry White guests on The Simpsons, where he serves as MC of Whacking Day.
1992 Paula Abdul marries actor Emilio Estevez in what at the time is an A-list union. The marriage lasts two years.
1985 Freddie Mercury releases his solo album Mr. Bad Guy. Although it sells okay in the UK, in the US it doesn't make even the top 150.
1982 Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni are named Songwriters of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards, while their "Stand And Deliver" is named the best selling single.
1980 Black Sabbath launch their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as lead vocalist, replacing Ozzy Osbourne.
1979 Matt Tong (drummer for Bloc Party) is born in Bournemouth, England.
1979 Pop singer-songwriter Jo O'Meara (of S Club 7) is born in Romford, Greater London, England.
1976 Bruce Springsteen, fresh from playing a Memphis concert on his Born To Run tour, tries to climb over the fence at Elvis Presley's Graceland estate in an attempt to see Presley. He is escorted off the premises by guards who inform him the King is not at home.
1975 Hawkwind begin their North American Warrior On The Edge Of Time tour at the Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis.
1973 Mike Hogan (bassist for The Cranberries) is born in Limerick, Ireland, to a family that already includes brother and future bandmate, Noel.
1970 Rapper Master P is born Percy Robert Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1970 As he announces his first solo album, George Harrison predicts that The Beatles will reunite.
1968 Carnie Wilson (of Wilson Phillips) is born in Bel Air, California, to The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and his first wife, Marilyn Rovell.
1961 The renown tenor Luciano Pavarotti makes his opera début in the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème by Puccini in the Italian town of Reggio Emilia.
1961 Folk singer-songwriter Cisco Houston, frequent collaborator of Woody Guthrie, dies of terminal stomach cancer two months after recording his final album, Ain't Got No Home.
1959 Ronnie Hawkins records "Mary Lou."
1947 Rock and roll singer Tommy James is born Thomas Gregory Jackson in Dayton, Ohio.
1947 Rock drummer Joel Larson (of The Grass Roots) is born in San Francisco, California.
1943 Country singer Duane Allen (of The Oak Ridge Boys) is born in Taylortown, Texas.
1942 Klaus Voorman (bassist for Manfred Mann), who designs The Beatles album cover for Revolver, is born in Hamburg, Germany.
1936 Pop singer April Stevens is born Carol LoTempio in Niagara Falls, New York. She and her brother, Nino Tempo, will perform as a duo and win a Grammy Award for the 1963 single "Deep Purple."
1934 Blues guitarist and singer Otis Rush is born in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
1933 Willie Nelson is born in Abbott, Texas.
1931 Lonnie Donegan, known as the King of Skiffle, is born Anthony James Donegan in Glasgow, Scotland.
1929 Latin jazz musician Ray Barretto is born in New York City.
1928 Rock and roll singer Carl Gardner (of The Coasters) is born in Tyler, Texas.
1899 Duke Ellington is born in Washington, D.C.
1798 Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation is first performed in Vienna in a concert for the city's aristocrats. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis and Paradise Lost.