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5-15-1984 Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Couldn't Stand The Weather

 

 

Stevie Ray Vaughan's second album hit the streets on this day in 1984.  Side one ended with his 8 minute version of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return), the Hendrix classic off Electric Ladyland. Cold Shot, the opener on side two and the title track were the other biggest songs on the release that was recorded in New York City's Power Station studios under the guidance of John Hammond of Columbia Records.

 

Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on May 15 include...

 

1948 Brian Eno is born. 

1948 Uriah Heep's Gary Thain is born.

1953 Mike Oldfield is born. 
1963 The Rolling Stones sign Decca Records contract.

1967 Paul McCartney meets future wife Linda Eastman at a London Georgie Fame concert. 
1968 Wonderwall film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.  George Harrison and Ringo Starr attend the screening.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney skip it to hold a press conference announcing they were ending their association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  

1974 Bill Wyman releases Monkey Grip, first Rolling Stones solo project.   

1975 The Fleetwood Mac lineup of Mick Fleetwood, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine and John McVie debuts live in El Paso, Texas.

1976 Thin Lizzy releases The Boys Are Back In Town. 

1976 The Steve Miller Band releases Fly Like an Eagle.

1980 The Sex Pistols Great Rock Swindle premiers.  

1981 Moody Blues release Long Distance Voyager. 

1984 Nils Lofgren joins Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.     

1987 David Crosby marries Jan Dance.     

1994 Sting picks up Berklee College of Music degree in Boston.

1997 Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell, the Young Rascals are inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame.  

1995 Scott Weiland arrested on drug charges outside Pasadena hotel.

2016 A guitar George Harrison borrowed sells for $490,000 at New York Hard Rock Cafe auction.   

2017 Don Henley confirms that Glenn Frey's son Deacon has joined the Eagles.

2020 Bob Dylan awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize...