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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 […]

8th Dec 2013, Metallica played a gig inside a dome at the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini, thus becoming the first band ever to play on all seven continents. During the concert audio was transmitted to an audience made up of competition winning fans from Latin America through headphones. Staged in conjunction with Coca Cola Zero, […]

7th Dec 2016, Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery […]

7th Dec 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn’t see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title ‘Dock […]

One of the coolest albums you could possibly own was released on Dec. 6, 1965. That was the day The Byrds released their second album “Turn, Turn, Turn”. Like its predecessor, Mr. Tambourine Man, the album epitomized the folk rock genre and continued the band’s successful mix of vocal harmony and jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar. […]

Jackson Browne released his fifth LP, the classic “Running on Empty” on Dec. 6, 1977. The album reached #3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, “Running on Empty”, peaked at #11 and the follow-up single, “The Load-Out”/”Stay”, reached #20 […]

Happy birthday to Rick Buckler, born on 6 Dec 1955, drummer with The Jam who had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?’ remained the best-selling import singles […]

The Rolling Stones released the LP “Let It Bleed” on Dec. 5, 1969. It was their eighth British and tenth American album. Released shortly after the band’s 1969 American Tour, it is the follow-up to 1968’s Beggars Banquet and the last album by the band to feature Brian Jones as well as the first to […]

5th Dec 1938, Born on this day, JJ Cale, US guitarist, singer songwriter. Songs written by Cale that have been covered by other musicians include ‘After Midnight’ by Eric Clapton, Phish and Jerry Garcia, ‘Cocaine’ by Eric Clapton, ‘Clyde’ by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and ‘Call Me the Breeze’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, […]

The ‘British Invasion’ was in full swing by Dec. of 1964. More and more bands from England were getting airplay. And of course, anything to do with The Beatles was a hit. Well kinda…. When the new Billboard Top 100 Chart came out on Dec. 5 of that year, there was a new #1 song […]


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