DECEMBER 4: The Daily Flashback

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1928: Louis Armstrong recorded “Basin Street Blues.”
1954: The Chordettes’ “Mr. Sandman” hit No. 1.
1956: The Million Dollar Quartet – Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – jammed together at Sun Studios in Memphis. The session was recorded and eventually released… 25 years later.
1961: Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” was released.
1965: The Byrds’ “Turn! Turn! Turn!” hit No. 1 for the first of three weeks.
1971: Sly & the Family Stone’s “Family Affair” hit No. 1 for the first of three weeks.
1975: Kiss earned their first gold album with Alive!
1978: Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco’s first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been murdered.
1980: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones announced that they would not re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham.
1987: Metallica’s “Cliff ‘Em All” video collection was released.
1988: In Akron, Ohio, Roy Orbison gave his final concert.

BIRTHDAYS
1866: Wassily Kandinsky
1934: Wink Martindale
1940: Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon
1942: Chris Hillman
1944: Dennis Wilson
1948: Southside Johnny Lyon
1949: Jeff Bridges
1951: Gary Rossington
1955: Cassandra Wilson
1969: Jay-Z

DEATHS
1976: Tommy Bolin
1993: Frank Zappa
2011: Hubert Sumlin

1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    Wondering when Cassandra Wilson will play Nipper Town again…..

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