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December 3, 1965: The Who released their debut album “My Generation” in the UK. In the United States, it would be released by Decca Records as “The Who Sings My Generation” in April 1966, with a different cover and an altered track listing. The album would go to #5 in the UK but not make […]

December 3, 1968: Elvis appeared before a live audience for the first time in seven years when the television special “Singer Presents…Elvis” aired on NBC. Filmed in June 1968, the show was such a huge success that it became known as Elvis’ comeback; it re-launched his singing career and his return to live performances. Elvis […]

December 3, 1966: The Monkees made their live debut when they opened their first US tour at the International Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The massive success of the TV series and its spin-off records had created intense pressure for the group to play live; the tour wound cover 16 dates and last until May 1967. […]

December 3, 2014: The great Ian McLagan, keyboardist for Small Faces and The Faces, died of a stroke at the University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas. He was 69 years old. Small Faces – Tin Soldier (good quality) Article reposted from

December 3, 1969: The Rolling Stones recorded the song “Brown Sugar” at the Muscle Shoals studios in Sheffield, Alabama. Due to legal wranglings with the band’s former record label, Decca, the song wouldn’t be released as a single until April 1971. Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar – 1971 – Top of The Pops – BBC […]

November 30, 1955: Happy Birthday to Billy Idol! Generation X – Your Generation Article reposted from

November 30, 1969: Simon & Garfunkel hosted their first and only television special, "Songs of America" on CBS. The program was originally to be a "Bell Telephone" TV special but when they saw the finished product, with video images of John and Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King being shown while "Bridge Over Troubled […]

November 30, 1944: Remembering the late Rob Grill, bassist/singer with Grass Roots on what would have been his 74th Birthday. The Grass Roots – Midnight Confessions Article reposted from

November 30, 1969: Finishing up what would be their last US tour, The Monkees make their final live appearance at a show in Oakland, California. By this time the group was a trio; Peter Tork left the band in December 1968, with Mike, Micky and Davy continuing as The Monkees. After the show Mike announced […]

November 30, 1972: Wings released their third single, “Hi, Hi, Hi”. It would promptly be banned from radio play by the BBC because of its “unsuitable lyrics.” The song still managed to be a hit, reaching #5 in the UK and #10 in the US early the next year. Paul McCartney and Wings – Hi […]

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