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This Day in Rock History

In 2000 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young play the first date of their reunion tour at Michigan’s Palace of Auburn Hills. It’s the first time they’ve toured together in 25 years.

In 1993 – Keith Richards plays Las Vegas for the first time with his solo group the X-Pensive Winos.

In 1980 – In Los Angeles, a billboard is put up advertising Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Every day a brick is added to the billboard until the entire space is covered.

In 1969 – Jethro Tull play America for the first time. They open up for Led Zeppelin in New York City.

And in 1955 – Born on this day, Jools Holland, keyboardist for Squeeze and Jools Holland’s Big Band.

December 5th: On This Day

On this day in 1968, The Rolling Stones’ launch party at London’s Queensgate Hotel for “Beggars Banquet” soon degenerates into a near-riot. Waitresses serve food dressed as medieval wenches. During the dessert course, a custard pie fight begins, with most of the pastries aimed at record label execs who vetoed the Stones’ toilet cover art. Brian Jones, about to be fired by the band, delivers a few well-placed pies directly into Mick Jagger’s face.

Here they are on Youtube 35 years later with a live performance of one of the hits from that album, Street Fighting Man:


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