This Week in Classic Hits History
Pink Floyd kill a lot of fish, Elvis meets Zeppelin, and The Chairman of the Board passes on.
May 11th, 1974:
Led Zeppelin is in the audience at an Elvis show in Los Angeles. Elvis's group had some trouble at the start of the show, and Elvis made note of Zeppelin in the crowd and urged his band to do better in front of the band from England.
May 12th, 1968:
Brian Jones appears with the Rolling Stones for the last time onstage at a concert in Wembley, England. He would be dead a little more than a year later.
Musicians born on May 13th include Ritchie Valens, Mary Wells, Magic Dick and Danny Klein (from the J.Geils Band) and Stevie Wonder.
May 14th 1998:
Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1953 film 'From Here to Eternity'.
May 15th 1971:
Pink Floyd play London's Crystal Palace Bowl, which was situated in front of a large lake. That proved to be fatal for most of the fish in the lake, as due to Floyd's volume, most of the fish die.