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Lol, sorry Jr, but my computer has been acting strange. Sometimes it wouldn't let me get on SF and other times it wouldn't let me post. Besides, Crazy Don, Elvish, Old 55 and Edna are doing a great job. :bow:

Annabelle, I'll leave it to you, Don and Crystal. Don hadn't made his post for the 24th, and I wanted to make sure that Bob Dylan's Birthday wasn't missed ! You all certainly do a lot of research and I enjoy reading your great posts. Like Jr, it's a thread I wouldn't miss (I rated it a 5 Dave).

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Sunday December 26

* Producer Phil Spector (of the "Wall Of Sound") is 64

* Curtis Mayfield ("Freddie's Dead") dies in 1999

* Led Zeppelin arrive for their first U.S. tour, 1968

* The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" film debuts on BBC-TV, 1967

* Capitol Records releases the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" in the United States, 1963

* The Monkees begin recording "Valleri", 1967

* Jay & the Americans record "She Cried", 1961

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Annabelle, I'll leave it to you, Don and Crystal. Don hadn't made his post for the 24th, and I wanted to make sure that Bob Dylan's Birthday wasn't missed ! You all certainly do a lot of research and I enjoy reading your great posts. Like Jr, it's a thread I wouldn't miss (I rated it a 5 Dave).

Ok, well always feel free to share your knowledge with us. :thumbsup:

December 26:

1955: Bill Haley and the Comets' "See You Later Alligator" is released by Decca Records. Topping out at #6 on the pop chart, it will be his biggest hit since "Rock Around the Clock."

1963: Stevie Wonder arrived in the UK for appearances on TV shows Ready Steady Go! and Thank Your Lucky Stars.

1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played an afternoon show at The Uppercut Club, London. Hendrix also wrote the lyrics to "Purple Haze" in the dressing room that day.

1970: George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with "My Sweet Lord", making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit.

1981: AC/DC started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with For Those About To Rock We Salute You .

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December 27:

1932: New York's famed Radio City Music Hall opens.

1941: Mike Pinder, keyboardist and vocalist for the Moody Blues, is born.

1952: David Knopfler, guitar player for Dire Straits, is born.

1969: Led Zeppelin II was at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over six million in the US.

1978: The Cars' classic self-titled debut album turns platinum. It was one of the first 'new wave' albums to get regular play on FM AOR radio.

1980: Nearly three weeks to the day after John Lennon's murder, Lennon and Yoko Ono's "(Just Like) Starting Over" hits Number One in the U.S. and the U.K. simultaneously.

1981: "Hoagy" Carmichael, U.S. pianist, vocalist and composer of such songs as "Georgia On My Mind" "Stardust" and "Lazy River", dies of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Monday December 27

Elvis Presley's original guitarist, Scotty Moore ("Heartbreak Hotel") is 73

Dick St. John of Dick & DeeDee ("The Mountain's High") dies of injuries sustained in a fall, 2003

Bob Luman ("Let's Think About Living") dies in 1978

Walter Scott, lead singer of Bob Kuban & the In-Men ("The Cheater"), is shot to death by his ex-wife (his body is discovered three years later), 1983

Chuck Berry is sued by the former cook of his restaurant for allegedly putting a video camera in the ladies' restroom, 1989

The Supremes make the first of many performances on CBS-TV's "Ed Sullivan Show", 1964

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Sorry. You may as well get used to the fact, that once people get used to you around here, they're going to call you what ever they want. My name is Dave, but i only get called that when i'm in trouble. As far as these folks are concerned, i'm jr.

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December 28

1812 - Composer Julius Rietz was born.

1944 - The musical "On the Town" opened in New York City and ran for 462 performances. It features the song, "New York, New York."

1968 - The Doors' "Touch Me" was released.

1969 - "Temptations Day" was declared in Detroit, MI.

1975 - Twenty-five year old David Gelfer pointed a .44 magnum at Ted Nugent and was then brought down to the ground by members of the audience and security guards. Gelfer was charged with "intimidating with a weapon."

1981 - WEA Records (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) raised the price of its 45-rpm records from $1.68 to $1.98.

1983 - Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys drowned while swimming near his boat in the harbor at Marina del Ray, CA.

1998 - Usher sued the Tommy Hilfigger company for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement.

2001 - A district court judge reduced a charge against Marilyn Manson. The original charge, fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct, was reduced to disorderly conduct. A second charge, a misdemeanor count of assault and battery, remained unchanged. The incident stemmed from a concert on July 30, 2001 in Clarkston, MI, in which Manson allegedly assaulted a security guard.

And Dave, no chattering at the back of the class. Some of us actually come here to learn. :shades:

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Tuesday December 28

* Alex Chilton of the Box Tops ("Soul Deep") is 54

* The late Dorsey Burnette ("Hey Little One") is born in 1932

* The late Roebuck "Pops" Staples of the Staple Singers ("Respect Yourself") is born in 1915

* Edgar Winter ("Free Ride") is 58

* The late Billy Williams ("I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter") is born in 1910

* Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys ("Surfin' Safari") drowns in 1983

* Meri Wilson ("Telephone Man") dies in a car crash in Americus, Georgia, 2002

* Son Adrian is born to Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians, 1992

* "Temptations Day" is declared in Detroit, 1969

* Gary Glitter is deported from Cambodia because of his record for child pornography, 2002

* Keith Moon of the Who emcees a Sha Na Na concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, 1971

* Michael Jackson is interviewed about child molestation charges on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes", 2003

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A few more for December 28:

1955: Drifters singer Clyde McPhatter's first solo hit, "Seven Days," enters the R&B chart. It will peak at #3 and go on to #44 on the pop chart next year.

1968: The Miami Festival, the first big rock festival held on the east coast, gets under way in Hallendale, Florida. Tickets go for six and seven dollars and 100,000 people show-up at the three day event. Those appearing include Jose Feliciano, Procul Harem, Three Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, the Turtles and Canned Heat.

1979: The Who, Pretenders, Specials, the Clash, Paul McCartney and others perform at the third of four shows for the people of Kampuchea.

1998: Singer Ronnie Hammond of the Atlanta Rhythm Section is shot in the chest by a Macon police after allegedly lunging at an officer with a broken guitar handle and a hammer. Police were responding to reports that the singer was trying to commit suicide.

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Wednesday December 29

* Marianne Faithfull ("As Tears Go By") is 58

* Yvonne Elliman ("If I Can't Have You") is 53

* Steve Lawrence marries Eydie Gorme in Las Vegas, 1957

* Married Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner and Grace Slick separate, 1975

* Dave Mason leaves Traffic (the first of three times he quits), 1967

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*Steve Lawrence marries Eydie Gorme in Las Vegas, 1957

**Married Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner and Grace Slick separate, 1975

***Dave Mason leaves Traffic (the first of three times he quits), 1967

*And they said it would never last.

**Well, this time they were right. At least they made the good China.

***So fickle!

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Thursday December 30

Davy Jones of the Monkees ("Daydream Believer") is 59

Mike Nesmith ("Joanne" and member of the Monkees) is 62

The late Del Shannon ("Runaway") is born in 1934

Bo Diddley ("Bo Diddley") is 76

The late Skeeter Davis ("End Of The World") is born in 1931

Paul Stookey ("The Wedding Song" and member of Peter, Paul & Mary) is 67

Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra ("Evil Woman") is 57

Bruce Springsteen's wife, backup singer Patty Scialfa, gives birth to their daughter, Jessica, 1991

George Harrison is stabbed by an intruder in his home (but manages to subdue the assailant), 1999

Brenda Lee is injured in a fire that destoys her Nashville home, 1962

Diana Ross is arrested for driving under the influence in Tucson, Arizona, 2002

Emerson, Lake & Palmer break up, 1978

Frank Sinatra records "My Way", 1968

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