This might be something that is really fun for me and all out there. This Day In Rock and Roll History! It's just what happened on the current day in history!
I'll Start With today:
Today is December 10
1967- The Steve Miller Blues Band becomes the Steve Miller Band- The Steve Miller band signed their record contract with Capitol for $750,000. By doing this they had to drop the word Blues out of their name.
1967- Otis Redding Dies- Otis Redding and his Band crash on a tour plane, killing Otis Redding and members of his band.
1975- The Who win another gold record- The Who by numbers was the album that earned them a gold record.
1976- Paul McCartney wins a US chart topper- with live "Wings" performances called "Wings over America", McCartney Proved that he could be more than the Beatles bassist.
1999- Rick Danko dies- bass player for The Band, dies in his sleep in Woodstock, New York one day after celebrating his 56th birthday.
1944- Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is born
1958- Nikki Sixx of Montely Crue is Born
1964- Sam Cooke is Shot 3 times in the chest, Killing him
1965- Ray Charles' "Crying Time" enters the Hot 100 where it stays for 15 weeks, making it to #6. It is his 44th chart entry.
1972- James Brown is arrested after a show in Knoxville, Tennessee and charged with "disorderly conduct." Brown and two members of his entourage were talking to fans about narcotics use when a white man told police the singer was trying to incite a riot
1976- Bob Seger releases the LP "Night Moves"
1976- KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is nearly electrocuted during a concert in Florida when he touches a short circuited light. He is carried from the stage but returns 10 minutes later to finish the show
1967- The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" LP goes gold
1968- Grace Slick, performing with the Jefferson Airplane on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," appears in blackface and raises a black-leather glove in the black power salute at the conclusion of "Crown of Creation." The incident is one of several which leads to the show's cancellation the following season
1979- Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" hits Number One on the U.K. pop chart before subsequently finding similar success in the U.S.
1980- Godfather Of Soul, James Brown is sentenced to a six-year jail term for leading police on a late-night, two state car chase.
today is December 21st
1940- Frank Zappa, guitarist and vocalist, is born.
1967- The Rolling Stones album, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" is released by London Records in the U.S.
1968- Crosby, Stills and Nash perform together in public for the first time.
1970- In what will become quite the photo-op, Elvis Presley goes to the White House to volunteer his services to President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gives Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 while Tricky Dick gives him a Narcotics Bureau badge.
1979- The Eagles, Chicago and Linda Ronstadt perform at a benefit show for the presidential campaign for California governor Jerry Brown, who also happens to be Ronstadt's boyfriend. The show at the San Diego Sports Arena is followed-up by a similar show at the Addin Theater in Las Vegas. The two shows bring in over $450,000.
1992- Blues guitarist, Albert King, dies of a heart attack