This Day in Music History: December 14th

2006: Founder of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun died after slipping into a coma. He slipped & hit his head at a Rolling Stones concert weeks earlier. He was 83 years old.

2003: Ozzy Osbourne reached the top of the U.K. Singles Chart for the first time with a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes” remade as a duet with his daughter Kelly.

1999: Paul McCartney performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool for the first time since 1963. During the concert, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour & Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice joined McCartney onstage.

1997: Kurt Winter, former guitarist for The Guess Who died of kidney failure. He was 51 years old.

1985: ZZ Top peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Sleeping Bag” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1984: George Harrison joined Deep Purple on stage during their concert in Sydney, Australia.

1980: Yoko Ono asked for a ten-minute silent vigil to take place around the world at 2 p.m. EST. Over 100,000 people gathered in Central Park & 30,000 people assembled in observance in Liverpool.

1979: The Clash released their third album London Calling which went on to reach number twenty-seven on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, sell one million copies in the U.S. and became one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time.

1974: Styx re-released “Lady” which went on to become their first top ten hit in the U.S. peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Birthdays:
Cliff Williams-bassist for AC/DC born in 1949


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