On this Day May 18, 1967

were selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, scheduled for June 25. wrote All You Need is Love which was thought to sum up the 1967 ‘summer of love’ and The Beatles’ sympathies. With…

On this Day May 18, 1980

Joy Division singer and guitarist hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23. Curtis had the Iggy Pop album ‘The Idiot’, playing on his stereo and left a note that said, ‘At this very moment, I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore.’ Joy Division…

On this Day May 18, 2011

John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for the 1967 Beatles song sold for $237,132 (£145,644) at an auction in the US. The sale of the sheet, which featured the song’s third verse and the opening words to ‘She’s Leaving Home’, took place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Both songs feature on the 1967 album Sgt…

On this Day May 17, 1963

The first Monterey Folk Festival took place over three days in Monterey, California. The festival featured Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter Paul and Mary. The 1967 Monterey Rock festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by and as well as the first major public performances of It was also the first major…

On this Day May 17, 1964

made his first major concert UK appearance when he played at the Royal Festival Hall in London with an afternoon show listed as a Folksong Concert. Dylan’s 18-song set included the live debut of Mr. Tambourine Man and took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the interval, Dylan received a telegram from seeking a meeting…

On this Day May 17, 1967

Working at Abbey Road studios began recording a new song You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). The song was not finished until November 1969, and was not released until March 1970 (as the B-side of the Let it Be single). Source link

On this Day May 17, 1975

played the first of five sold-out nights to 17,000 fans at Earls Court Arena, London England. The set list included: Rock And Roll, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Going To California, Dazed And Confused, Whole Lotta Love, and Black Dog. Tickets cost £1 ($1.70) – £2.50 ($4.25). Source link

On this Day May 17, 2006

and his wife Heather Mills admitted that they had given up the fight to save their marriage, saying that after four years together, they were going their separate ways. Source link

On this Day May 17, 2008

and Pete Doherty posted a two-minute clip of themselves playing with newborn mice on Youtube. The video showed Doherty and Winehouse in a bare room, making rambling comments, picking up the mice and talking to them. Source link

On this Day May 17, 2012

Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits ‘Hot Stuff’,…