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Thursday December 2

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge divorce, 1979

Jimmie Rodgers is found beaten in his car on the San Diego Freeway, 1967

Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes is kidnapped, but escapes unharmed, 1969

"Dreamgirls" opens on Broadway in 1981

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Shirelles, Gene Pitney and B.J. Thomas are owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties, 1991

Bobby Darin is the subject of TV's "This Is Your Life", 1959

Andy Williams records "Can't Get Used To Losing You", 1962

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December 2

1949 - Gene Autry's song "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," hit the record charts.

1967 - Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident. He recovered from the auto accident, but his singing career ended.

Crazy Don, all the text I read said it was an car accident, I never realised he was beaten in his car! ::

1969 - Cindy Birdsong (Supremes) was kidnapped. She later managed to escape her captor.

1971 - Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.

1972 - "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was released.

1973 - The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.

1973 - Bob Dylan began taking ticket requests by mail. Over 658,000 tickets were sold.

1974 - Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.

1983 - MTV aired Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video for the first time.

1986 - Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

1986 - Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ripped off her bra while performing in front of 10,000 fans in Birmingham, England.

1988 - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on "Geraldo" to discuss "Sex on the Road."

1994 - Tupac Shakur was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman but was acquitted of more serious sex and weapons charges.

1995 - The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Ace of Base's "The Sign" was the best-selling debut of all time, with 19 million copies sold.

1996 - Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) severed a ligament and tore cartilage in his knee after he fell during a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Duritz underwent orthoscopic surgery during the band's Christmas break.

1997 - Third Street Jazz and Rock Holding Corp., a Philadelphia record store, filed a class-action lawsuit against the six major U.S. record distributors. The suit claimed that EMI, Sony, WEA, Universal, Bertelsmann Music Group and Polygram conspired "to raise, fix, and maintain at artificially high and non-competitive levels the wholesale prices" of CDs.

1998 - U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Garth Brooks turned on the lights on the Christmas tree in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.

1998 - Shania Twain's video "That Don't Impress Me Much" debuted on CMT: Country Music Television.

Just for you jr dear ::

It's a long one, hope it's all correct :)

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December 3

1966 - Ray Charles is convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana, given a five-year suspended sentence and fined $10,000.

1971 - Montreux Casino in Switzerland burns down during a Frank Zappa gig. Ian Gillan, vocalist of Deep Purple, who was recording in close proximity, is inspired to write the classic "Smoke On The Water" about the incident.

1977 - "Mull of Kintyre" by Wings, led by Paul McCartney, becomes McCartney's first post-Beatles No. 1 single in Britain. The bagpipe-accompanied song becomes Britain's best selling single, eclipsing The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

1979 - Eleven audience members are trampled to death at a concert headlined by the Who at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati. It is drummer Kenney Jones' first tour with the Who. Drummer Keith Moon died three months before.

1986 - A lawsuit is filed against the group Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours.

I figured I'd better post something in the thread I started before I got yelled at.

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Friday December 3

Andy Williams ("Can't Get Used To Losing You") is 76

Paul Nicholas ("Heaven On The Seventh Floor") is 59

Eleven people die in a rush for open seating at a Who concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979

Keith Richards is electrocuted and knocked unconscious during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California, 1965

The Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein for the first time, at his Liverpool record store, 1961

Disk Jockey Alan Freed gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1991

Ray Charles is given a 5-year suspended sentence and a fine in a drug conviction in Boston, 1966

John Lennon is asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ,Superstar" (the offer is withdrawn the next day), 1969

A fire at a Frank Zappa concert at the Casino in Montreaux, Switzerland is immortalized later in Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water", 1971

The first Monkees concert is held, in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1966

Elvis Presley's "comeback" TV special airs on NBC, 1968

The Supremes guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special, 1967

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Saturday December 4

Freddy Cannon ("Palisades Park") is 64

The late Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys ("Shut Down") is born in 1944

Tommy Bolin of Deep Purple ("Smoke On The Water") dies of a heroin overdose in a Miami hotel, 1976

Led Zeppelin officially disbands, 1980

The "Million Dollar Quartet" (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash") record an impromptu session at Sun Records in Memphis, 1956

Roy Orbison's last concert is in Akron, Ohio, 1988

Chicago's Vee-Jay Records releases Gene Chandler's "Duke Of Earl", 1961

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December 5th

1985 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Broken Wings," Mr. Mister. The song is written in 20 minutes by band members Richard Page and Steve George and their friend John Lang.

1975 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Fly, Robin, Fly," Silver Convention. Producer Michael Kunze originally calls the song "Run, Rabbit, Run."

1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" The Byrds. Songwriter Pete Seeger adapted the lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

1947 - Jim Messina is born in Maywood, Calif.

1938 - Guitarist J.J. Cale is born in Oklahoma City. Eric Clapton made hits out of two of Cale's songs - "After Midnight" and "Cocaine."

1935 - Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) is born in Macon, Ga., the son of a minister. He has 14 top 10 hits on Billboard's R&B singles chart. His biggest pop hit is "Long Tall Sally," a No. 6 song in 1956.

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December 5:

1960: Elvis Presley started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with G.I. Blues , his fifth US No.1 album.

1964: Lorne Greene star of the NBC TV show 'Bonanza' was at No.1 on the US singles chart with "Ringo", making him the second Canadian to have a US No.1 single, a No.22 hit in the UK.

1968: Graham Nash quits the Hollies. He announces the formation of Crosby, Stills and Nash a few days later.

1970: "Amazing Grace" by Judy Collins entered the UK singles chart for the first of eight times, it spent a total of 67 weeks on the chart but never reached the No.1 position.

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Sunday December 5

Little Richard ("Good Golly Miss Molly") is 72

Andy Kim ("Baby, How'd We Ever Get This Weay") is 58

Jim Messina (member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins & Messina) is 57

Graham Nash quits the Hollies (later forms Crosby, Stills & Nash), 1968

Scotty Moore (Elvis' original guitarist) undergoes brain surgery to repair a subdural hematoma, 2003

Elton John guests on NBC-TV's "Will & Grace", 2002

Alan Freed's "Rock Rock Rock" film (with Connie Francis singing for Tuesday Weld) is released, 1956

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December 6

1939 - The musical comedy "Du Barry Was a Lady," by Cole Porter opened on Broadway.

1964 - The movie "Ferry Cross the Mersey" with Gerry & the Pacemakers debuted in London.

1968 - James Taylor's self-titled album was released in Britain.

1968 - Elvis Presley received one of 66,000 letters that U.S. President Nixon sent out to potential administrative office holders.

1969 - Four people died during a free concert given by the Rolling Stones. One of the deaths was a stabbing that occurred near the stage. The event was recorded and released a year later.

1970 - "Gimme Shelter," the documentary film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the U.S. debuted.

1978 - Sid Vicious smashed glass in the face of Patti Smith's brother Todd during an altercation at New York rock club Hurrah. Vicious was out on bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

1988 - Metallica recorded their first video, "One."

1993 - The Eagles taped a video for Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy" which led to their reunion.

1995 - Michael Jackson was hospitalized after collapsing in a New York theater while rehearsing for a TV special.

1995 - Joni Mitchell was awarded the Billboard's Century Award.

1997 - Metallica performed "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains" with Marianne Faithfull on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

1999 - It was announced taht Gabriel Gomez had been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She had disappeared from her home on October 23.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any errors in this, subsequent or previous posts - it is never intentional. I do my best to cross-reference facts, but if there are any corrections - please submit them so we all can benefit.

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I just cut and paste.

This is like heroin for me.

Tragic. An addict not concerned with the quality of the product. ( I can't believe I'm gonna use one of these > :: )

Little Richard was born in 1932 according to this site and this one.

But the really cool news comes from this Little Richard site : "BBC4 will broadcast a Tutti Frutti radio special for the 50th anniversary of the song on December 7 at 13:30 GMT. The program will be available in the web, too."

Now, I'll have to research how 13:30 GMT translates to my local time and where to find this on the web.

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??? Something doesn't add up here.

1932 IS his birth year. Quite a few older artists put their Y.O.B. forward at times. He's probably the Greatest "Old Rocker" still alive. One of the 10 performers to be first inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.

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Angel's mentioned it, but December 6, 1969 : The Stones At Altamont! The Rolling Stones intended this free concert at the California racetrack, four months after the success of Woodstock, to be a goodwill gesture. 18 year old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death and many others injured by the "security". Great way to end the dreams of peace and love espoused by the flower children of the 60s. I hope you youngsters who wanted to be around THEN read this and live for today. :(

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Angel's mentioned it, but December 6, 1969 : The Stones At Altamont! The Rolling Stones intended this free concert at the California racetrack, four months after the success of Woodstock, to be a goodwill gesture. 18 year old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death and many others injured by the "security". Great way to end the dreams of peace and love espoused by the flower children of the 60s. I hope you youngsters who wanted to be around THEN read this and live for today. :(

1969 - Four people died during a free concert given by the Rolling Stones. One of the deaths was a stabbing that occurred near the stage. The event was recorded and released a year later.

1970 - "Gimme Shelter," the documentary film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour of the U.S. debuted.

It´s funny they released "Gimme Shelter", the movie of the Altamont Concert, exactly one year later... You can see perfectly how M.Hunter is stabbed and how Keith Richards refuses to keep on playing if the Hell´s Angels (which had been hired as security!!) don´t stop messing with the audience... "That guy there...!" An excellent film. You can also see Mick and other Stones viewing the scene after the concert... not glad at all...

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Monday December 6

Len Barry ("1-2-3" and member of the Dovells) is 62

Steve Alaimo ("Every Day I Have To Cry") is 65

Jonathan King ("Everyone's Gone To The Moon") is 60

Dave Brubeck ("Take Five") is 84

Roy Orbison ("Crying") dies of a massive heart attack in 1988

Hell's Angels members used as security kill a man holding a gun (and three other audience members die, as well) as the Rolling Stones play their infamous concert at Altamont, California, 1969

The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" film (including clips of the Altamont concert) opens in New York, 1970

The Eagles tape a video for country star Travis Tritt's version of "Take It Easy", which leads to their reunion, 1993

The movie "Ferry Cross The Mersey", with Gerry & the Pacemakers, debuts in London, 1964

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