Friday 4/8/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1976 A to Z – Part 6

12pm – 6pm ET

MUSIC NEWS JANUARY – FEBRUARY

January 5 – Former Beatles road manager Mal Evans is shot dead by Los Angeles police after refusing to drop what police only later determine is an air rifle.

January 6 – Peter Frampton releases his live album Frampton Comes Alive!

January 7 – Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and four years probation for involuntary manslaughter in the 1974 drug-induced death of Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh.

January 13 – A trial begins for seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees. The record company employees are charged with stealing more than $184,000 in royalties from artists.

January 19 – Concert promoter Bill Sargent makes an offer of $30 million to the Beatles if they will reunite for a concert.

February 15 – Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they are arrested on charges of cocaine and marijuana possession.

February 19 – Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens is arrested and charged with the drug-related murders of three men in San Jose, California.

February 20 – Kiss have their footprints added to the sidewalk outside Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

February 24 – Released one week before, Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) compilation becomes the first album certified platinum by the RIAA. The new platinum certification represents sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles.

February 28 – The 18th Annual Grammy Awards are presented in Los Angeles, hosted by Andy Williams. Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years wins Album of the Year, Captain & Tennille’s “Love Will Keep Us Together” wins Record of the Year and Judy Collins’ version of “Send in the Clowns” wins Song of the Year. Natalie Cole wins Best New Artist.