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December 9, 1974: George Harrison released his third post-Beatles album, "Dark Horse." Recorded during a time of personal upheaval in George's marriage, he was suffering from laryngitis at the time and had become addicted to cocaine and alcohol. George himself said that 1974 was a "bad domestic year" and he described the album as "like […]

December 6, 1969: The Rolling Stones wound up their US tour with a free concert at the Altamont Speedway in northern California. An estimated 300,000 attended the event; also on the bill were Santana, The Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. During the Stones’ set, 18 year-old Meredith Hunter […]

December 6, 1969: Led Zeppelin made their debut on the US singles chart with “Whole Lotta Love.” It went on to peak at #4 on the chart and was the first of six Top 40 singles for the group in the US. Zeppelin never released any singles in the UK during their career. Led Zeppelin […]

December 6, 1975: Paul Simon had the #1 album on the US charts with with his fourth solo album, “Still Crazy After All These Years.” His first album to top the US charts, it produced four Top 40 hits: “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”, “Gone at Last”, “My Little Town” (a reunion with Art […]

December 6, 1968: The Rolling Stones released their seventh album, "Beggar's Banquet." The album would produce one single,"Street Fighting Man" but it would fail to make the Top 40 in either the US or the UK. The album itself would peak at #3 in the UK and #5 in the US. This would be the […]

SAD. SAD. SAD. Singer Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks has died from a heart attack. He was only 63 years old. Another Punk Hero gone. R.I.P. Buzzcocks – What Do I Get Article reposted from

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

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