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December 13, 1979: The Beat made their first appearance on the UK’s Top of The Pops, performing their debut single, “Tears of A Clown”. The single would peak at #6 on the UK charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

December 13, 1975: David Bowie released the single “Golden Years”. It would go to #10 on the US charts and peak at #8 in the UK. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

December 13, 1976: Only THREE DAYS after its release, “Wings over America” the first and only live album by Wings, was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling 500,000 copies in the US. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

December 13, 1975: The Patti Smith Group released their debut album, “Horses” on Arista Records. Despite a lack of airplay or a successful single to support the album, it did experience a modest commercial success, peaking at #47 on the US Billboard 200 Chart. Patti Smith – Gloria (1979) Germany Read the full article at […]

December 10, 1966: The Beach Boys had the #1 single on the US charts with “Good Vibrations.” It was the group’s third record to top the charts. Written and produced by Brian Wilson, the making of “GoodSee More Vibrations” was unprecedented at the time for any kind of recording, with a total production cost estimated […]

December 10, 1976: Wings released their triple live album, “Wings Over America”. It would to #1 in the US and sell four million copies; this was the group’s fifth consecutive album to top the US charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

December 10, 1964: The Beatles had the #1 single on the US and the UK charts with “I Feel Fine.” In the US, this was the sixth single by the group to top the charts on the Billboard Hot 100 in a calendar yearSee More (1964), an all-time record. In order, these singles were “I […]

December 10, 1967: Otis Redding was killed when the twin engine Beechcraft he was flying in crashed into the icy waters of the Squaw Bay area of Lake Monona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. Four members ofSee More his back-up group, The Bar-Kays, also perished, along with the plane’s pilot. Only 20 year old trumpeter […]

December 8, 1967: The Rolling Stones released their sixth album, “Her Satanic Majesty’s Request.” It would peak at #3 on the UK charts and reach #2 in the US; it was the Stones’ first album to be released in both countries with an identical track listing. 2,000 Light Years From Home – Rolling Stones 1967 […]

December 8, 1967: The Beatles released the soundtrack to “Magical Mystery Tour’” in the UK. Rather than being a proper album, the release was a Double EP, consisting of the six new songs in the film; theSee More soundtrack had been released in the US on November 27th as an album, features the six tracks […]

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