Friday 4/15/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1976 A to Z – Part 11

12pm – 6pm ET

November 18 – Former Tower of Power lead singer Rick Stevens and another person are found guilty on two counts of murder.

November 23
Thin Lizzy are forced to cancel their U.S. tour when guitarist Brian Robertson injures his hand in a bar fight.


Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested after showing up drunk outside Graceland at 3 a.m., waving a pistol and loudly demanding to see Elvis Presley. Presley declined his request.


November 25 – The Band gives its last public performance; Martin Scorsese is on hand to film it.


November 26 – The Sex Pistols’ debut single “Anarchy in the U.K.” is released by EMI.


December 1 – The Sex Pistols appear on Thames Television’s Today show as a last-minute replacement for Queen. The group causes a national outcry after swearing on the show.


December 2 – The Bee Gees perform at Madison Square Garden and donate the proceeds to the Police Athletic League in New York. In January 1979, they will receive the Police Athletic League’s “Superstars of the Year” award.


December 3
A Pink Floyd album cover shoot in South London goes awry when a large inflatable pig balloon being used for the shoot breaks free of its moorings and drifts out of sight.


Bob Marley and several others are injured when gunmen burst into his home in Kingston, Jamaica and open fire.


December 8
The Carpenters air their “Very First Television Special” on ABC.
The Eagles release Hotel California.


December 12 – Ace Frehley is shocked on stage during a Kiss concert in Lakeland, Florida after touching an ungrounded metal railing. The incident inspires the song “Shock Me”.


December 31 – The fifth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with performances by Donna Summer, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, The Four Seasons, and KC and the Sunshine Band.