This Day in Music History: May 26th

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2000: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee began a five day jail sentence for violating his parole. He was charged with violating his parole by drinking alcohol.

1994: Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson in the Dominican Republic. They divorced in January 1996 but remained friends until Jackson’s death in 2009.

1993: Singapore lifted a ban on music by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chicago and Credence Clearwater Revival.

1990: Heart peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”. The song was written by Mutt Lange & originally offered to Don Henley.

1976: On a transatlantic British Airways flight, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page & Robert Plant got drunk and verbally harassed other first class passengers, including actors Dudley Moore and Telly Savalas. 

1973: The Edgar Winter Group reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Frankenstein” which spent one week on top of the chart.

1973: Deep Purple released “Smoke on the Water” which went on to peak at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

1972: Mott the Hoople, on the verge of splitting up was offered two new songs by David Bowie, “Suffragette City” & “All the Young Dudes”. They would record “All the Young Dudes”, which would be their commercial breakthrough. 

1969: John Lennon & Yoko Ono begin an eight day bed-in in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine in Montreal to promote world peace.

Levon Helm-drummer for The Band born in 1940
Verden Allen-keyboardist for Mott the Hoople born in 1944


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