Tuesday 4/12/22 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1976 A to Z – Part 8

3pm – 6pm ET

May 1 – The Alan Parsons Project release their debut studio album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

May 3
Paul McCartney and Wings start their Wings over America Tour in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first time McCartney has performed in the US since The Beatles’ last concert in 1966 at Candlestick Park.

Paul Simon puts together a benefit show at Madison Square Garden to raise money for the New York Public Library. Phoebe Snow, Jimmy Cliff and the Brecker Brothers also perform. The concert brings in over $30,000 for the Library.

May 19
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is involved in a car accident northwest of London. Cocaine is found in his wrecked car. Richards is given a court date of January 12, 1977.

Rumor spread by German press: ABBA members killed in plane crash, only Anni-Frid survived.

May 25 – Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour ends.

June – Former Spring Canyon keyboardist Mark Cook joins Daniel Amos.

June 6 – Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg suffer tragedy when their 10-week-old son Tara dies of respiratory failure.

June 10 – Alice Cooper collapses and is rushed to UCLA Hospital in Los Angeles, three weeks before the Goes To Hell tour would begin. The tour is cancelled.

June 18 – ABBA perform “Dancing Queen” for the first time on Swedish television in Stockholm on the eve of the wedding of King Carl XVI Gustaf to Silvia Sommerlath.

June 25 – Uriah Heep performs its last show with David Byron as lead singer in Bilbao, Spain. Byron is sacked shortly afterward.