One of the reasons the Beatles defined the 1960s is because they broke up shortly after that decade had ended. On Dec. 31, 1970, Paul McCartney took the first step in dissolving the group by filing a lawsuit against his three bandmates and their parent company, Apple Corps.
Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience -- or so the members of Kiss apparently thought when they performed the holiday classic on Dec. 19, 1987 in New Haven, Conn.
The Kiss Army has just added some new Minions to its ranks. Two stars of the hit 'Despicable Me' movies can be seen singing the band's classic 'Rock and Roll All Nite' in an impressive and entertaining new fan-made video short.
AC/DC was hot this week back in 1981, following up 1980's record breaking "Back in Black" their album “For Those About To Rock, We Salute You” came out and become the bands first #1 album selling an estimated seven million copies worldwide.
This week in 1984, the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" was the #1 single in England on its way to the same position in the U.S.A. The tune was done by Band Aid, which was a band of musicians put together by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof to raise money to feed the hungry in Ethiopia.
The Velvet Underground will release a three-disc 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their landmark 1968 album 'White Light / White Heat' tomorrow. Included in the set is a live disc recorded at a 1967 show. You can hear the seven-minute rarity 'I'm Not a Young Man Anymore' above.
Unlike Bob Dylan's similarly themed 'Bootleg Series,' the various volumes in Neil Young's 'Archives' haven't stretched out much. Aside from 2009's massive early-career box set and a couple of later concert documents, the albums in Young's ongoing series mostly have been live shows from the first few years of his solo period.
Don Henley and his solo career would kick in big-time today in 1984, with the release of his album "Building The Perfect Beast". It would top out at #13 on the charts and over 3 million copies would be sold.
On this day in 1969 , Crosby, Stills & Nash's self-titled debut album made up to #6 on the music charts. The album was well accepted by rock lover’s nationwide selling four million copies in four months. David Crosby came from The Byrds, Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash from The Hollies.
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