Monday, December 27, 2010

December 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Lars Ulrich, Metallica

Musicians Born On December 26

1951 Paul Anthony Quinn (Saxon)
1963 Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 26

1964 Beatles: 'I Feel Fine' US 45
1970 George Harrison: 'My Sweet Lord' US 45
1981 AC/DC: 'For Those About to Rock We Salute You' US LP

Various Music Events On December 26

1955 'See You Later Alligator', by Bill Haley and the Comets, is released in US on Decca Records
1956 Fats Domino enters US chart with 'Blue Monday', on its way to top of R&B chart
1958 Johnny Cash tops the bill at a big Country and Western show at Showboat Hotel, Las Vegas
1958 Big Bopper enters UK chart with 'Chantilly Lace'
1960 Mary Wells hits 'Billboard' R&B chart with 'Bye Bye Baby' - her first single
1963 Capitol Records in US (having rejected every Beatles record so far) finally rush-releases 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'. Within five weeks it is at No. 1
1967 Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' gets its first showing on BBC TV
1968 Led Zeppelin begins its first U.S. tour.
1970 George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' hits UK LP chart
1987 Roger Waters enters UK chart with 'The Tide Is Turning'
1987 Run D.M.C.'s Jason Mizell is hospitalized when his Jeep is hit head-on by a wrong-way driver.

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