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24th Dec 1945, Born on this day, Lemmy, English musician, singer, and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motorhead. Lemmy played in several rock groups in the 1960s, including the Rockin’ Vickers and worked as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and the Nice, before joining the space rock band Hawkwind in 1971, singing […]

On Dec. 23, 1999, an unemployed musician named Cristin Keleher broke into George Harrison’s home on the Hawaiian island Maui. Keleher either made herself a pizza or ordered one in (varying stories), drank some root beer, did her laundry & called her mother in New Jersey before authorities arrived & arrested her. Keleher spent four […]

On Dec. 22, 2002, The Clash’s guitarist Joe Strummer passed away from a congenital heart defect. His real name was John Graham Mellor and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Joe was an iconic figure of British punk. He developed a love of rock music listening to records […]

22nd Dec 2014, Joe Cocker died of lung cancer in Crawford, Colorado aged 70. The Sheffield-born singer was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs of varying genre. Cocker had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including his cover of The Beatles’ ‘With […]

George Harrison released the live triple LP “The Concert for Bangladesh” on Dec. 20, 1971 in the US. The record, originally titled “The Concert for Bangla Desh” followed the two concerts of the same name, held on Aug. 1, 1971 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The concerts featured Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Ali […]

Beatlemania got a good start in the US on Dec. 20th, 1963 when Capitol Records released “Meet The Beatles.” The following Jan., The Beatles would appear on The Jack Parr Show in a taped performance and then in Feb, they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, an appearance that changed music for ever. “Meet The […]

20th Dec 1973, American singer Bobby Darin died aged 37. One of the first teen idols, he had the 1959 No.1 with ‘Dream Lover’ plus 20 other US Top 40 hits during the 60’s including ‘Mack the Knife’, (Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960). Darin travelled with Robert Kennedy and worked on […]

On Dec. 18, 1966, Tara Browne was driving his Lotus Elan with his girlfriend, model Suki Potier, in South Kensington (London). It is not known whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He failed to see a traffic light and proceeded through the junction of Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens, colliding with […]

T. Rex released their fifth LP which was self titled on Dec. 18, 1970. It was their first released under that name since changing their name from Tyrannosaurus Rex. Although the album was credited to T. Rex, all the recordings (as well as the cover shot) were done when they still were Tyrannosaurus Rex, with […]

17th Dec 1971, David Bowie released his fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust’s Spiders From Mars. Two singles were released from the album: ‘Changes’ / ‘Andy Warhol’ in January 1972 and ‘Life on Mars’ which […]


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