Saturday, May 26, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON MAY 26

Lenny Kravitz
No.1
1966 Rolling Stones: Paint it Black UK 45
1973 Edgar Winter: Frankenstein US 45
1973 Beatles: The Beatles 1967-1970 US LP
1979 Blondie: Sunday Girl UK 45
1984 Deniece Williams: Let's Hear It for the Boy US 45

Births
1943 Levon Helm (The Band)
1944 Verden 'Phily' Allen (Mott the Hoople)
1945 Garry Peterson (Guess Who)
1948 Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
1959 Wayne Hussey (Mission)
1962 Colin Vearncombe (Black)
1964 Lenny Kravitz
1972 Alan White (Oasis)
1981 Isaac Slade (The Fray)

Miscellany
1962 Willie Nelson hits US country chart for first time with Touch me
Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
 
1963 Beatles play Liverpool Empire on first tour
 
1966 The Beatles recorded ‘Yellow Submarine’ at Abbey Road studios in London.
 
1969 John and Yoko begin their second 'bed-in' for peace in a 29th-floor room at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Lennon's Live with the Lions released on the same day
 
1974 Bernadette Whelan, a fourteen-year-old fan, dies in the crush at David Cassidy concert , White City, London
 
1994 Michael Jackson marries Lisa-Marie Presley
 
1996 A fire at the home of Eric Clapton caused over one and a half million pounds worth of damage; Firemen arrived on the scene to find Clapton braving the blaze to save his collection of guitars.
 
2000 Drummer Tommy Lee was jailed for five days for drinking alcohol.

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