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13th Dec 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Return To Sender’, his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed ‘Return To Sender’ in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, […]

It took a few producers to get it finished. On Dec. 13, 1971 Badfinger released their third LP titled “Straight Up” in the US. It wouldn’t be released in the UK until Feb. of 72. The record was issued on the Beatles’ Apple record label, it includes the hit singles “Day After Day” and “Baby […]

13th Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]

On Dec. 12, 1957, Al Priddy, a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley’s version of ‘White Christmas’. The station management said, ‘it’s not in the spirit we associate with Christmas’. Thankfully, a lot has change in 60 years. How many of you would rather here Elvis’ version […]

12th Dec 1970, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tears Of A Clown’. It was the group’s 26th Top 40 hit and first No.1, and also a No.1 hit in the UK. The song was written by Stevie Wonder in 1966, and his […]

11th Dec 1968, Filming began for The Rolling Stones ‘Rock & Roll Circus.’ As well as clowns and acrobats, John Lennon and his fiancee Yoko Ono performed as part of a supergroup called The Dirty Mac, along with Eric Clapton, Mitch Mitchell, and Keith Richards. It was originally meant to be aired on the BBC, […]

The Rolling Stones created an event / party on Dec. 11, 1968. They filmed it and called it “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.” The event comprised of two concerts on a circus stage and included such acts as The Who, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, and Jethro Tull. Also, John Lennon and his fiancee […]

“Anticipation”, the song by Carly Simon entered the Billboard charts on Dec. 11, 1971 at #61. The song was the lead single from her 1971 album of the same name. The song became a smash hit, peaking at #13 on the Billboard Pop singles chart and #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song […]

11th Dec 1940, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, David Gates, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread, who scored the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘Make It With You’. His song ‘Popsicles and Icicles’ hit No.3 on the US chart for The Murmaids in January 1964 […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on Dec. 10, 1966, The Beach Boys were at #1 with “Good Vibrations”. And entering the same chart at #98 were The Electric Prunes with their soon to be hit “I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night”. We know you have to remember the song, though you […]


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