1976 – Led Zeppelin announce that they will embark on another world tour. However, the tour is later postponed due to Robert Plant’s tonsillitis.
1976 – Elvis Presley’s final studio recording session is held at his Graceland mansion.
1976 – Officials at Lancaster Polytechnic, Coventry, England, halt a planned show by The Sex Pistols, saying that they didn’t want “that sort of thing” in their town.
1976 – Leonard Lee of the R&B duo Shirley & Lee (“Let the Good Times Roll”) dies in New Orleans.
1976 – The soundtrack to Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same is released as the concert film opens nationwide.
1976 – The Song Remains the Same, a film that mixes Led Zeppelin performance footage with some rather dubious Lord of the Rings-style sequences, premieres in Manhattan. Jimmy Page says of the screening before guests like Mick Jagger and Carly Simon, “the film lived for the first time and you could see people getting off […]
1976 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “If You Leave Me Now,” Chicago. The song is the group’s 11th top 10 hit and the first to go to No. 1.
1976 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Disco Duck (Part 1),” Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots. A morning DJ at Memphis, Tenn., radio station WMPS, Dees gets fired when he mentions his novelty song on the air.
1976 – Rather differing philosophies are on display at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, where the Who and the Grateful Dead co-headline.
1976 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “A Fifth of Beethoven,” Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band. The song is a disco-tinged instrumental version of “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.”
1976 – Scottish glam/punk band the Rezillos play their first live show at the Edinburgh College of Art.
1976 – Elvis Presley attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.