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This Day in Music History: December 13th

2000: After former Democratic presidential hopeful Al Gore delivered his concession speech to George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., Gore held a party in his home with a performance by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which featured guest appearances by Jon Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder.

1996: Jerry Maguire directed by Cameron Crowe opened in North American theaters. The film featured cameos from Glenn Frey of the Eagles & Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains.

1993: Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel onstage during a concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena to contribute a solo to “Shameless”.

1986: Billy Idol peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with his third full length studio album Whiplash Smile which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.

1983: Jimmy Page joined Robert Plant onstage during Plant’s concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon for a rendition of Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right”. It was the first time they publicly performed together since Led Zeppelin’s breakup. 

1982: Motley Crue invited every manager they knew to see them perform at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. After the concert they signed with Doc McGhee & Doug Thaler of McGhee Enterprises Inc. 

1976: Three days after its release, Wings over America the first & only live album by Wings was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1974: George Harrison met with President Gerald Ford at the White House after Ford’s son Jack invited Harrison while Harrison was in town for a concert.

1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded “Foxy Lady” in London.

Birthdays:
Irving Azoff-manager for The Eagles, Steely Dan, & Van Halen born in 1947
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter-guitarist for Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers born in 1948
Ted Nugent born in 1948


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