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2nd Dec 2014, American saxophone player Bobby Keys died as a result of cirrhosis at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Keys started touring at age fifteen with Bobby Vee and fellow Texan Buddy Holly and was best known as being the main saxophone player for The Rolling Stones. When on tour with the Stones, according […]

2nd Dec 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not […]

1st Dec 1938, Born on this day, Sandy Nelson, US drummer, (1962 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Let There Be Drums'). Worked with The Teddy Bears, Gene Vincent. At end of 1963, Nelson was in a motorcycle accident. The injuries necessitated amputation of his right foot and part of that leg, nonetheless, Nelson continued […]

In the Dec. 10, 2009 issues of The Daily Mail (a London based newspaper) Paul McCartney admitted that marring Heather Mills was his ‘biggest mistake.” With that said: On June 11, 2002, three hundred guests, including Elton John, David Gilmour, Chrissie Hynde, and former bandmate Ringo Starr, attended the wedding of Paul McCartney to former […]

On Dec. 3rd of 2014, we lost Ian McLagan. If he was still with us, he would have been celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Ian is best known for his time with The Faces / Small Faces and for his work with The Rolling Stones. In 1965, Ian was hired, for £30 a week, to […]

14th Dec 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period. We love this book with memories from fans from all these early gigs. https://tinyurl.com/yaxv39ku Read it here

14th Dec 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin’s 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded […]

Happy birthday to Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, born on 13th Dec 1948. American guitarist with psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan (their first three albums, Can’t Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974), and Spirit in the 1980s. Baxter has also worked with many […]

13th Dec 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Return To Sender’, his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed ‘Return To Sender’ in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, […]

13th Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]


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