Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Keith Richards!

Keith Richards, Rolling Stones

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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