Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: May 26 in Classic Rock History

Happy birthday to Stevie Nicks. As a member of Fleetwood Mac, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. What member of the Mac was famously snubbed on that occasion?


ANSWER: Bob Welch – guitarist and a lead singer on five Mac albums from 1971 to 1975. He was not inducted.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for May 26th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1969: John and Yoko Lennon who had staged a “Bed-In for Peace” two months earlier in Amsterdam, staged another one, this time in Montreal. It lasted eight days.
  • 1972: The Grateful Dead performed its final show of the Europe ’72 tour in London at the Strand Lyceum.
  • 1973: The song “Frankenstein” by the Edgar Winter Group hit #1 in the States.
  • 1973: The Beatles’ album “The Beatles 1967-1970,” better known as “The Blue Album,” was the number one selling album in America.
  • 1976: An inebriated Jimmy Page and Robert Plant harassed first-class passengers aboard a transatlantic British airways flight. Telly Savalas and Dudley Moore were among the passengers.
  • 1986: Paul McCartney was listed as the most successful musician in history in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • 1990: Angela Bowie filed suit against ex-husband David Bowie for $56 million.
  • 2008: Sir Paul McCartney received an honorary doctorate from Yale.
  • Checking the WZLX ticket stash: The Outlaws played Cape Cod Coliseum in 1979.
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