Monday, December 6, 2010

December 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Peter Buck!

Peter Buck, REM, REM Guitarist

Musicians Born On December 6

1920 Dave Brubeck (Take Five)
1942 Len Barry (1-2-3)
1944 Jonathan King (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)
1956 Peter Buck (guitarist REM)
1961 David Lovering (The Pixies)
1962 Ben Watt (Everything But the Girl)
1970 Ulf Ekberg (Ace Of Base)

Deaths On December 6

1949 Leadbelly (blues guitarist)
1988 Roy Orbison (Oh Pretty Woman)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 6

1967 Beatles: 'Hello Goodbye' UK 45
1969 Steam: 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye' US 45
1975 Paul Simon: 'Still Crazy After All These Years' US LP
1986 Europe: 'The Final Countdown' UK 45
1986 Peter Ceterea and Amy Grant: 'The Next Time I Fall' US 45

Various Music Events On December 6

1957 Buddy Holly hits UK chart for first time with 'Peggy Sue'

1963 Beatles send out the first of the specially recorded Christmas records to fans

1965 Miracles release 'Going to a Go Go' in US

1965 Rolling Stones begin sessions for 'Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown and Mother's Little Helper' at RCA Hollywood studios

1969 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band's 'Trout Mask Replica' hits UK LP chart

1969 Four die at a Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway Stadium in California, including Meredith Hunter, who is stabbed to death by Hell's Angels security guards

1970 Rolling Stones film of 1969 tour, 'Gimme Shelter', premieres

1973 Steve Miller goes gold with 'The Joker'

1983 'Asia in Asia', live TV concert from Budokan Theatre, Tokyo, has an audience of 20 million in US (via MTV)

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