This Week in Music History
May 7th, 1974 - Led Zeppelin has a launch party for their new label 'Swan Song'. The party is held at the Four Seasons in New York City. Besides being a new vehicle to promote their own music, the newly formed label would go on to sign other acts such as Bad Company.
May 8th,1976 - John Sebastian, former lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful goes to No.1 with 'Welcome Back', theme song from Welcome Back Kotter.
May 9th, 1975 - KISS, Rush and The James Gang appear at Ohio Northern University. If you want advance tickets, you will have to shell out $5.00.
May 10th, 1968 – Brian Jones makes his last live appearance with The Rolling Stones when they appear at the New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert in England. Jones would later drown in his pool in July of 1969 at the age of 27. It was determined that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol while taking that midnight swim.
May 11th, 1985 – Bruce Springsteen goes out with a small group of friends in Lake Oswego, Oregon a few nights before he married Julianne Phillips. He ends up singing karaoke versions of his own tunes which get played on the Jukebox.
May 12th, 1985 – Phil Collins kicks off the North American leg of his No Jacket Required World Tour at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts. While on this tour, Collins recorded a song for the movie White Nights. The song, “Separate Lives,” was a duet that Collins performed with Marilyn Martin and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 13th, 1989 – With hard rock at its peak of popularity, Bon Jovi quickly goes to No.1 on the US singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You”, the group’s fourth No.1 single.