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50 Years Ago Today 12/13/19

It was 50 years ago Sunday (December 15th, 1969) that John Lennon and Yoko Ono assembled their legendary Plastic Ono Supergroup for a historic performance at London’s Lyceum Ballroom. The event was part of UNICEF’s Peace For Christmas concert, which featured a number of other performers including the Hot Chocolate Band, Jimmy Cliff, and the Rascals, among others. Lennon’s backing band featured George Harrison — marking…

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Flashback 12/11/19

It was 51 years ago today (December 11th, 1968) that the Rolling Stones and friends wrapped their two-day film shoot of their Rock And Roll Circus at London’s Twickenham Studios. The Circus was originally envisioned as being a holiday TV special for the Stones to promote their latest album, Beggars Banquet, and featured the band’s final performance with Brian Jones, along with along…

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Flashback 12/10/19

It was 53 years ago today (December 10th, 1966) that the Beach Boys‘ “Good Vibrations” hit Number One on the Billboard singles chart. The song was bandleader Brian Wilson‘s first attempt at a “modular” recording approach, which pieced together many different musical sections to form a constantly changing musical landscape. The song was also unique for its choice of…