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16th Dec 2001, Scottish guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Stuart Adamson, lead singer of Big Country was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home in the US. His body found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu. The 43-year musician had fought a long battle […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono attended the Peace Festival in Toronto on Dec. 16, 1969. As part of their new campaign against the war in Vietnam, they place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming “WAR IS OVER!” and then, in smaller type, “If You Want It. Happy Christmas From John And Yoko.” WE […]

Happy birthday to Bill Gibbons, born on 16th Dec 1950, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He was a member of Moving Sidewalks (who opened for Jimi Hendrix on his first US tour). Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top’s first album in 1971. He was ranked at number 32 […]

Capitol Records released the LP “Beatles ’65” on Dec. 15, 1964. It was the Beatles’ fifth album issued by Capitol Records, but their seventh American album. The LP was also issued in Germany on the Odeon label. Beatles ’65 includes eight of the fourteen songs from Beatles for Sale (omitting “Eight Days a Week”, “Words […]

14th Dec 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period. We love this book with memories from fans from all these early gigs. https://tinyurl.com/yaxv39ku Read it here

Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rollin’ Stones on Dec. 14, 1962, at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were know as The Rollin’ Stones during this period. 55 years ago…… with no ‘g’ in the name. Read It Here!

On Dec. 14, 1959, Dave Brubeck released his LP “Time Out”. Yes it was jazz, but it experimented with ‘time signatures’. It was Jazz so we know there will be some of you who will question why we mention it. There will be a lot of musicians who will understand why. It was ground breaking […]

14th Dec 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin’s 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded […]

From the “oops” file. It was on Dec 13, 1961 that The Beatles played 2 shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They did a lunchtime show and a night show. It was a pretty exciting night for the lads. Mike Smith, an A&R guy from Decca Records was coming to see them perform and […]

On Dec. 14, 1974, Styx re-released their single “Lady”. The song was off of their STYX II LP that was released on July 1, 1973. When “Lady” was first released as a single in 1973, it was getting strong local airplay in and around the bands home town of Chicago. The band was headlining concerts […]


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