This Day in Music History: December 18th

2004: A guitar played by George Harrison & John Lennon sold for $570,000 at a New York auction. The Gibson SG guitar was used by Harrison during the recording of Revolver & by Lennon during sessions for The White Album.

1992: A Toronto radio station removed the Beatles’ song “Run for Your Life” from their playlist, 27 years after its release saying that promoted violence against women.

1983: Keith Richards married model & actress Patti Hansen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mick Jagger was Richards’ best man.

1981: Rod Stewart’s concert at the Los Angeles Forum was beamed worldwide via satellite to a television audience of 35 million. Kim Carnes & Tina Turner made guest appearances during the concert.

1978: Led Zeppelin completed recording of their final studio album In Through the Out Door in Stockholm, Sweden.

1975: During a press conference in London, Rod Stewart announced his departure from The Faces, due to Ron Wood joining The Rolling Stones & Stewart thinking he was better off as a solo artist.

1972: Bob Dylan arrived in Mexico to start filming his role as Alias in the movie Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival received a Gold record for their sixth album Pendulum which was their final album with rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty.

1966: Pink Floyd made their debut at London’s Blarney Club. Five days later, the club changed their name to the UFO Club & they became the house band.

Birthdays:
Chas Chandler-bassist for The Animals born in 1938
Keith Richards-guitarist for The Rolling Stones born in 1943
Elliot Easton-guitarist for The Cars born in 1953


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