1968: The Yardbirds played their last gig, in Luton.
1977: Yes released the album ‘Going for the One’.
1977: Rainbow released their double live album, ‘On Stage’.
1980: Led Zeppelin played their last ever show at the Berlin Eissporthalle, West Germany.
1989: It was announced that compact discs were out-selling vinyl albums.
2006: Death of Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd [aged 60].
2007: ‘Live Earth’ concerts were staged around the world and broadcast live on television.
Also, it was 40 years ago today that YES released their ‘Going for the One’ LP, on 7/7/77. The song “Parallels” was a song Chris Squire wrote in ’75 and was going to include it on his solo album ‘Fish Out of Water’. However, he decided to save this fantastic number for YES – check out his amazing bass runs! There are some cool photos of Chris in this collage clip: