1976

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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