Tag "this day in music may 26"

The Inspiration For Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’

Every rock fan knows the classic riff but what exactly is Deep Purple’s best known song about? We take you behind the scenes in 1971.

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The Evolution of The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Recording

“I had thought it was very much a Paul McCartney song sung by Ringo,” said Giles Martin. But the tapes reveal John Lennon crafted and developed it early with an acoustic, folk-y feel.

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May 26, 2022: YES Drummer Alan White Dies at 72

White joined the band for their 1972 Close to the Edge tour, after recording with John Lennon and George Harrison on “Imagine” and All Things Must Pass

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