1975 – Casablanca Records throws a single release party for Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” on her 23rd birthday. Casablanca head Neil Bogart orders a Los Angeles bakery to bake a life-size replica of Summer. In cake. There’s another hitch. The party’s in New York. Bogart pays for two first-class air tickets to […]
1975 – Grace Slick divorces her Jefferson Airplane cohort Paul Kantner.
1975 – At a gun show in Spokane, Wash., guest Ted Nugent has a gun pulled on him by an attendee. David Helfer is wrestled to the ground by the audience and security guards and later charged with “intimidating with a weapon.”
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Saturday Night,” Bay City Rollers.
1975 – Queen started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with ‘A Night At The Opera’ the group’s first No.1 album.
1975 – Bernard Herrmann, who wrote the scores for films like Citizen Kane, The day the eath stood still, Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and Psycho, dies the same night he finishes working on the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Let’s Do It Again,” The Staple Singers.
1975 – A suitcase filled with ticket receipts is stolen following an Ike and Tina Turner concert, leaving the couple down $86,000. Bet Tina caught it bad that night.
1975 – Joe Walsh replaces guitarist Bernie Leadon in the Eagles.
1975 – Born on this day, Tom Delonge, Blink 182, (2000 UK No.2 single ‘All The Small Things’ 2001 US No.1 album ‘Take Off Your…’).
1975 – Led Zeppelin performs an unannounced gig on the English Channel island of Jersey. Robert Plant spends the club concert sitting on a stool as he’s still recuperating from a car accident earlier in the year.
1975 – The Sex Pistols appeared at Ravensbourne College, Chistlehurst, London.