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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

74 years ago (1942)Harry Chapin is born. He died in 1981.
67 years ago (1949)Tom Waits is born.
52 years ago (1964)Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson suffers a nervous breakdown on a flight from L.A. to Houston, which leads him to stop touring with the group.
49 years ago (1967)The Beatles open the Apple Boutique in London.
48 years ago (1968)Eric Burdon announces he will break-up the Animals after a December 22 concert at Newcastle City Hall. He plans to move to California and embark on an acting career.
43 years ago (1973)A year of trouble starts for Fleetwood Mac. Their manager, Clifford Davis, claims ownership of the band's name and assembles a bogus Fleetwood Mac, which he puts out on tour.
42 years ago (1974)Linda Ronstadt's You're No Good is released.
23 years ago (1993)Guns N' Roses announce they will keep the Charles Manson penned tune, Look At Your Game, Girl on their album, The Spaghetti Incident? They decided to keep it on after they learned that the royalties from the song will go to the son of one of Manson's victims.
12 years ago (2004)A publicist for 67-year-old folk singer Mary Travers says the female third of Peter, Paul & Mary is undergoing chemotherapy for a form of leukemia. Full remission is expected in a few months. The folk trio have Las Vegas concert dates just two months away.
10 years ago (2006)Veteran New Orlenas sportscaster and radio personality Vince Marinello is indicted on a charge of second degree murder, accused of shooting his wife in the face in August while disguised as a scruffy man on a bicycle.
9 years ago (2007)Elton John receives a specially made bird-feather cloak, the Maori equivalent of an Academy Award, for the enjoyment his music has given native New Zealanders over the years.
9 years ago (2007)A lighted bronze statue of Ray Charles is unveiled in downtown Albany, Georgia, where Chareles was born in 1930.
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