Rock N’ Roll Diary: May 15

Carter Alan /

On this date in 1975, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played their first live gig with Fleetwood Mac, in El Paso. A month later, their recording debut with the band, “Fleetwood Mac,” was released. How long did it take to record that eventual #1 album?

Answer: 10 days

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1970: Pink Floyd performed a two-plus-hour set at the Crystal Palace Garden in the U.K. Complete with fireworks and a fifty foot inflatable octopus, the concert was so loud that fish were killed in a nearby lake…
  • 1971: John and Yoko had two of their movies screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France…
  • 1972: The computer designed to handle ticket distribution for The Rolling Stones’ concert in San Francisco overloaded and shut down, forcing thousands of fans who waited all night to leave the ticket line and go home…
  • 1974: Bill Wyman of the Stones released his Monkey Grip solo album, becoming the first member of the band to put out a solo disc …
  • 1975: Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks performed their first gig with Fleetwood Mac. The show was in El Paso, Texas…
  • 1994: Sting received an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music…
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash: Ten Years After played the Music Hall in 1974…In 1978 Lou Reed was at the Paradise…And in 1981, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts played there.
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