Checking the WZLX ticket stash, ZZ Top was at the Music Hall on this night in 1975. What album of theirs cracked the Billboard album chart just 4 days earlier?
ANSWER: “Fandango,” the band’s 4th album. It was part studio, part live and reached #10 on the chart
What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for May 21st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!
- 1971: Paul McCartney released his 2nd solo album, Ram.
- 1976: Aerosmith put out Rocks. The album went gold on the same day due to advanced orders.
- 1977: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors hit #1 on the charts knocking The Eagles “Hotel California” out of the top spot.
- 1979: Elton John became the first western act to perform behind the Iron Curtain when he played a show in Leningrad. Over 4,000 people packed the Leningrad concert hall to see the 2 ½ hour show, some paying100 rubles (at the time $150) for black market tickets. Elton closed the show with the Beatles “Back in the U.S.S.R.”
- 1992: The last “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson aired. His final guests were Robin Williams and Bette Midler.
- 2008: ZZ Top performed with “American Idol” winner David Cook on the season finale of the Fox reality show.
- Checking the WZLX ticket stash: ZZ Top was at the Music Hall in 1975…And the Joe Perry Project played Scotch n’ Sounds in Brockton back in 1983.