Happy Birthday Keith Richards!
Musicians Born On December 18
1943 Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
1948 Brian 'Chas' Chandler (Animals)
1966 Steve Dullaghan (Primitives)
Number 1 In The Charts On December 18
1959 Emile Ford: 'What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes At Me For' UK 45
1961 Tokens: 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' US 45
1971 T. Rex: 'Electric Warrior' UK LP
1971 Sly and the Family Stone: 'There's a Riot Going On' US LP
1982 Renee and Renato: 'Save Your Love' UK 45
1982 Hall and Oates: 'Maneater' US 45
1993 Take That : Babe : UK single
Various Music Events On December 18
1959 Emile Ford becomes the first British black artist to top UK chart
1959 Fats Domino: 'Be My Guest' hits UK chart
1965 Beatles enter US chart with 'Day Tripper'
1968 At London Christmas party, called 'An Alchemical Wedding', John and Yoko appear on stage in a large white bag. Yoko calls it 'Bag-ism'
1971 Harry Nilsson hits US chart with 'Without You', his only No. 1
1971 Faces; 'Stay With Me' hits UK chart
1975 Rod Stewart announces departure from Faces
1976 Eagles hit US chart with 'New Kid in Town', on way to No. 1
1981 Rod Stewart plays Los Angeles Forum, along with Kim Carnes and Tina Turner. The show is broadcast around the world to a television audience of 35 million
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