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This Day In Rock History: December 5th


Today in 1975, Fleetwood Mac received their first Gold record for their second self-titled album, which was their first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Among Fleetwood Mac fans, the album is often referred to as The White Album, and it was the second biggest album of 1976 (behind Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton) and the tenth biggest album of 1977. It launched three top twenty singles: "Over My Head", "Rhiannon" and "Say You Love Me", the last two falling just short of the top ten, both at No. 11.


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A few albums that was released....


1966 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock

1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Band On The Run ► Pop-Rock

1974 ● Yes —— Relayer ► Prog Rock

1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Made In America ► Blues-Rock

2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutally Live ► Hard Rock


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This Day In Rock History: December 6th


1947 Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown frontman) is born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, Wales.

1956 Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot guitarist) is born in Santa Monica, California.

1968 The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.

2011 Barbara Orbison, the second wife and widow of Roy Orbison, dies 23 years to the day after her husband.


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1969 The Rolling Stones played a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rolling Stones fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played by Hell's Angels who'd been hired to police the event. It's claimed Hunter was waving a revolver. One other man drowned, two men were killed by in a hit-and run accident and two babies were born.

1988 American singer songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52. Scored the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Pretty Woman', plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. Formed his first band The Wink Westerners in 1949, was a member of The Traveling Wilburys (known as Lefty Wilbury) with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and had the 1988 UK No.21 single 'Handle With Care'. Orbison endured a great deal of tragedy in his life. His first wife, Claudette died in a motorcycle accident in 1966 and two of his three sons, died in a house fire.


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1965 ● The Byrds —— Turn! Turn! Turn! ► Country-Rock

1977 ● Jackson Browne —— Running On Empty ► Folk-Rock

2006 ● Poco —— Wilwood Sessions, The ► Country-Rock


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2016 Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery and Lake had his solo hit 'I Believe in Father Christmas'. Jimi Hendrix considered joining ELP in their earliest incarnation, and if this had happened, the band would've been known as HELP.


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1942 Harry Chapin is born in New York City. The folk rocker debuts in 1972 with the album Heads & Tales, featuring his first hit, "Taxi."

1949 Tom Waits is born in Pomona, California.

1963 Barbara Weathers (of Atlantic Starr) is born in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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Tom Waits is 73 today. Known for his trademark growl, his albums have received mixed commercial success. His biggest success may have been through cover versions by more commercial artists: "Jersey Girl" performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' '55" by the Eagles, "Downtown Train" by Rod Stewart. In 2011, Waits was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also included among the 2010 list of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers, as well as the 2015 list of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

2015 David Bowie made his last public appearance when he attended the opening night of the Lazarus production at the New York Theatre Workshop in Manhattan. Tickets to the entire run of the musical sold out within hours of being made available. The musical is inspired by Walter Tevis's novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth", and Bowie previously starred in the 1976 film adaptation of the same name, directed by Nicolas Roeg. As of September 2018 there have been five productions: one each in New York, London, Bremen, Dusseldorf, and Vienna, and six further productions are planned for Leipzig, Hamburg, Linz, Amsterdam, Bielefeld and Gottingen. All of the productions have been box-office successes.


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A few albums that was released....


1970 ● Creedence Clearwater Revival —— Pendulum ► Folk-Rock

1971 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Wild Life ► Pop-Rock

1973 ● The Temptations —— 1990 ► Soul – Motown

1992 ● Nine Inch Nails —— Fixed ► Industrial Metal

1993 ● Three Dog Night —— Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1998 ● Nightwish —— Oceanborn ► Heavy Metal/Symphonic Metal


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1980 John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm. Chapman has since said he shot the former Beatle because he wanted to "steal" his fame — stating that now he was a bigger nobody than he was before. He also revealed he planned the killing for three months and considered murdering other celebrities who he thought were "phonies."

2004 Former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was one of five people killed after a man stormed the stage during a Damageplan show at the Alrosa Villa Club in Columbus. Nathan Gale, aged 25, began firing at the band and crowd, was then shot and killed by a police officer who arrived shortly after the first shots were fired.


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