Saturday, December 3, 2011


1966 - The first Monkees concert was held, in Honolulu, HI.
1967 - The Supremes were guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special.
1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.
1969 - John Lennon was asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.
1971 - The Montreaux Casino was destroyed by fire during a show by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
1973 - Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.
1976 - The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." was released.
1976 - Seven gunman fired shots into Bob Marley's home in Kingston, Jamaica where he and the Wailers were rehearsing. No one was seriously hurt.
1979 - At Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band's concert.
1986 - A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours.
1990 - Nightline aired Madonna's video for "Justify My Love." The previous week MTV had banned the video.
1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses.
1991 - Alan Freed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1995 - Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.
1997 - Janet Jackson got an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.
1998 - La Mafia announced its retirement after a 20-year career.
2002 - It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.
2004 - The iTunes Music Store was launched in Canada.

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