On This Day In METAL History – May 17th… From Rainbow To Paul Di’Anno

Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot - promo 45rpm cover sleeve - #1975LZRP0517MOJP

On May 17th, 1975 – The iconic Led Zeppelin had their hit Trampled Under Foot, ranked at #38, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on their sixth studio album from 1975: Physical Graffiti.

Queen - Killer Queen - 45rpm cover sleeve - 1975 - #0517KQMOQ

On May 17th, 1975 – The fabulous Queen had their hit single Killer Queen, ranked at #12, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, in the United States. This song is featured on Queen’s third studio album from 1974: Sheer Heart Attack.

Rainbow - Rising - promo album cover pic - 1976 - #051776 - MORRJD

On May 17th, 1976 – The legendary Rainbow released their second studio album: Rainbow Rising. The band lineup was amazing and included: Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Jimmy Bain on bass, Cozy Powell on drums and Tony Carey on keys. Whoa, man!

Van Halen - Why Cant This Be Love - promo single cover art - 1986 - #99

On May 17th, 1986 – The mighty Van Halen had their hit single Why Can’t This Be Love, ranked at #3, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Whoa! This song is featured on Van Halen’s seventh studio album from 1986: 5150. This album was the first to feature Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker on vocals.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Paul Dianno - The Beast Arises - promo album cover pic - 2014 - #33PDMOIML


Paul Di’Anno was born on May 17th, 1959, in England. Happy Birthday, Paul Di’Anno! Hell and whoa! The legendary Paul Di’Anno is world-famous as a Heavy Metal singer and songwriter. He was the first recording vocalist with the iconic Iron Maiden; being featured on their first two studio albums: Iron Maiden (1980) and Killers (1981). Pictured above is Paul Di’Anno’s live album from 2014: The Beast Arises.

Paul Dianno's Battlezone - promo cover pic #2!

Above: Battlezone – Children Of Madness (1987)

During his post Iron Maiden years, Paul Di’Anno had enjoyed musical success with his bands Di’AnnoBattlezone and Killers, while giving it an impressive try with supergroup Gogmagog. There have been numerous guest appearances by Paul Di’Anno on other artists albums, along with being featured on many tribute albums. Paul Di’Anno’s solo career continues to this day.

Paul Di’Anno was also the vocalist on Iron Maiden’s kick-ass live EP from 1981: Maiden Japan.

Iron Maiden - Maiden Japan - Live EP - promo cover pic


Stone - 2011 Photo #1





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