Tag "this day in rock 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.

Read More

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

Read More

May 26, 1966: Beatles Record ‘Yellow Submarine’

The highest charting U.S. Beatles single with lead vocals by Ringo Starr, “Yellow Submarine” was mostly written by Paul McCartney as a children’s song, though much else would later be speculatively read into it.

Read More