Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for May 21st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge ”“ 100.7 WZLX!
1971: Paul McCartney released his 2nd solo album, Ram.
1976: Aerosmith put out Rocks. The album went gold on the same day due to advanced orders.
1977: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors hit #1 on the charts knocking The Eagles “Hotel California” out of the top spot.
1979: Elton John became the first western act to perform behind the Iron Curtain when he played a show in Leningrad. Over 4,000 people packed the Leningrad concert hall to see the 2 Â½ hour show, some paying100 rubles (at the time $150) for black market tickets.
Elton closed the show with the Beatles “Back in the U.S.S.R.”
1992: The last “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson aired. His final guests were Robin Williams and Bette Midler.
Checking the WZLX ticket stash: ZZ Top was at the Music Hall in 1975”¦And the Joe Perry Project played Scotch n’ Sounds in Brockton back in 1983.