More of today’s rock history lesson:
2008: Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend were honored at the Kennedy Center Honors for their contributions to American culture in The Who.
1999: The Eagles held a press conference with the RIAA to announce that their first Greatest Hits album is the biggest selling album of the century with sales of 26 million.
1993: Guns N’ Roses announced that their cover of Charles Manson’s “Look at Your Game, Girl” will stay on their covers album The Spaghetti Incident? despite protests. It was also announced that royalties will go to the son of a Manson family victim.
1993: The Long Run-era lineup of the Eagles took part in a quasi-reunion on a Hollywood set of the filming of Travis Tritt’s video for his cover of “Take it Easy”.
1991: U2 went to number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the third time when Achtung Baby debuted on top of the chart.
1991: Rush were awarded Madison Square Garden’s Gold Ticket Award for more than 100,000 tickets sold at the venue during the second sold out show of a two night stand.
1985: Heart peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Never” which was their fourth top ten single in the U.S.
1984: Foreigner released their fifth studio album Agent Provocateur which went on to reach number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell three million copies in the U.S.
1968: Eric Burdon announced during a concert in Newcastle, U.K. that The Animals would be breaking up on December 22nd.
Tom Waits born in 1949