Saturday, December 4, 2010

December 4 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Chris Hillman!

Chris Hillman

Musicians Born On December 4

1926 Eddie Heywood (Soft Summer Breeze)
1940 Freddie Cannon (Way Down Yonder in New Orleans)
1942 Chris Hillman (Byrds)
1944 Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)
1948 Southside Johnny (Lyon)
1952 Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)

Deaths On December 4

1976 Tommy Bolin (James Gang/Deep Purple)
1993 Frank Zappa

Number 1 In The Charts On December 4

1959 Adam Faith: 'What Do You Want' UK 45
1965 Byrds: 'Turn Turn Turn' US 45
1971 Led Zeppelin: 'Four Symbols' UK LP1
1971 Sly and the Family Stone: 'Family Affairs' US 45
1976 Showaddywaddy: 'Under the Moon of Love' UK 45
1982 Jam: 'Beat Surrender' UK 45
1982 John Lennon: 'Collection' UK LP

Various Music Events On Decemberr 4

1956 Four Sun Label stars - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash (later called the million-dollar quarter) - record an impromptu session, finally released more than 25 years later

1961 Gene Chandler's 'Duke of Earl' released on Vee-Jay Label in US

1965 Beatle soundalike group Knickerbockers enter US Hot 100 with 'Lies'

1969 Santana go gold with debut LP

1976 Bob Marley shot and wounded outside his house in Jamaica

1980 Led Zeppelin quit following death of John Bonham

1982 Grandmaster Flash makes his British debut

1988 Roy Orbison performs his last concert in Cleveland, Ohio

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