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On Dec. 10, 1965, Grateful Dead played their first show at the Fillmore in San Francisco for concert promoter Bill Graham. We believe this was only the 2nd time they had played under that name having recently changed it from The Warlocks. This was one of Grahams earliest shows at the Fillmore and there isn’t […]

Frank Zappa was not having a good month in Dec. of 1971. His / The Mothers of Invention’s tour came to London on Dec. 10th for a concert at the Rainbow Theater. A couple day earlier, their show in Montreux had been cut short when “some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to […]

10th Dec 1967, American soul singer, songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. Redding and his band had made an appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on the local ‘Upbeat’ television show the previous day. The plane carrying Otis Redding and his band crashed at 3.28.pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near […]

9th Dec 1966, Supergroup Cream released their debut studio album ‘Fresh Cream’ in the UK. The three piece of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker also released their second single ‘I Feel Free’ on the same day. Read it here

Today we are remembering the late Rick Danko who passed away 18 years ago on Dec. 10, 1999. Rick was a founding member of THE BAND. Some would question that statement as The Band grew out of The Hawks who were Ronnie Hawkins’ band. Rick joined them after they were already performing, and before they […]

The Doors played at concert in New Haven, CT on Dec. 9, 1967. Before the show Jim Morrison and a young lady friend were talking backstage. One of the security guards didn’t know who Jim was and told him to leave. Morrison didn’t leave and the guard ended up macing him. Morrison talked about the […]

People in the UK heard some new music on Dec. 9, 1966. That was the day that the debut LP by Cream, titled “Fresh Cream” was released in there. The first single from the record “I Feel Free” was released the same day. (The album was released a month later, in January 1967, in the […]

9th Dec 1972, Neil Diamond released the live double album Hot August Night, from a concert on August 24, 1972, which was one of ten sold out concerts that Diamond performed that month at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The album peaked at No.5 on the US chart and spent 29 weeks at No.1 […]

Dec. 8th is a day that most Rock and Roll fans will remember. It was on this date in 1980 that John Lennon was murdered. For many Rock fans who weren’t born yet or probably to young to understand about Lennon, the day still has a major impact. It was on Dec. 8, 2004, 24 […]

On Dec. 8, 1967, The Rolling Stones released “Their Satanic Majesties Request” in the UK. It is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by The Rolling Stones. It was released the following day in the US. Its title is a play on the “Her Britannic Majesty requests and requires…” text that appears inside […]


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