1976

Alice Cooper released the “Goes to Hell” album on June 25, 1976. It was kind of a continuation of the “Welcome to My Nightmare” record as it continued the story of Steven. Alice wrote almost all of this album along with his guitar player Dick Wagner and producer Bob Ezrin. With the success of “Only […]

On June 12, 1976, Peter Frampton and Yes headlined an outdoor concert at Philadelphia’s JFK stadium. Officially, it was 110 thousand people! But it is heavily ‘rumored’ that an extra 15 thousand tix were sold which managers / promoters didn’t report and kept $$$ for themselves. It was the largest crowd ever at the stadium. […]

It was 42 tears ago today, on May 14, 1976, that the music world lost Keith Relf. Keith is probably best known as a founding member of The Yardbirds and Renaissance Keith co-wrote many of the original Yardbirds songs “Shapes of Things”, “I Ain’t Done Wrong”, “Over Under Sideways Down” and “Happenings Ten Years Time […]

Aerosmith released their fourth LP “Rocks” on May 3, 1976. Rolling Stone placed the album at #176 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band released 3 singles album and two of them “Back in the Saddle” and “Last Child” were top 40 hits. The album was one of the […]

On April 23, 1976, punk decided it was here to stay. It was on that day that The Ramones released their self titled LP “The Ramones”. After Hit Parader editor Lisa Robinson saw the band at a gig in New York City, she wrote about them in an article and contacted Danny Fields, insisting he […]

RUSH released their 4th LP “2112” on March 10, 1976. Due to the relative commercial failure of their previous album, Caress of Steel, Mercury (their record label at the time) pressured the band not to do another album with “concept” songs. Caress of Steel contains two multi-part epics: the twelve-minute “The Necromancer” (side one) and […]

On Feb. 17, 1976. the Eagles released “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” album. The record was a singles compilation album. As of November 2012, 29 million copies have been shipped in the domestic market, making it tied with Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album in the United States. With an additional 13 million internationally, for […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd released their 4th LP “Gimme Back My Bullets” on Feb.2, 1976. The album was originally titled ‘Ain’t No Dowd About It’, in tribute to the producer Tom Dowd, whom the band idolized. The album was certified Gold on 1/20/1981 by the RIAA. It remains the only studio album by the precrash lineup to […]

Prior to Jan. 6, 1976, the highest charting album Peter Frampton had is in solo career reached #32 on the Billboard charts. That was about to change. On Jan. 6, 1976, Peter released his double live LP “Frampton Comes Alive!”. Following four solo albums with little commercial success, “Frampton Comes Alive!” was a breakthrough for […]


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