This Day in Music History: December 25th
1987: Ted Nugent appeared on Late Night with David Letterman where he sang The Christmas Song with a bogus Letterman.
1981: The J. Geils Band performed a Christmas Day concert at the Norfolk Correctional Center outside of Boston. During the concert, singer Peter Wolf told the inmates “We wanna be the first to buy you all a free drink on the outside.”
1977: The Sex Pistols performed their last concert in the U.K. before their reunion in 1996 at the Ivanhoes Club in Huddersfield, U.K. The concert was a charity performance for children of firemen, laid-off workers & single parents.
1976: Boston peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “More Than a Feeling” which was their first top ten single in the U.S.
1967: Paul McCartney and his girlfriend of four years Jane Asher announced their engagement. The following July the engagement was broken off.
1965: The Dave Clark Five reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time with “Over and Over” which spent one week at number one.
1964: The Beatles performed their first Christmas Day concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
1959: Ringo Starr received his first proper drum set as a Christmas gift from his parents as they couldn’t afford a proper set when he was a child.
1958: Alan Freed held the first show of a ten day Christmas Rock and Roll Spectacular at Lowe’s State Theater in New York City. Artists on the bill included Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, & The Everly Brothers.
Henry Vestine-guitarist for Canned Heat born in 1944
Noel Redding-bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience born in 1945
Jimmy Buffett born in 1946
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