Good Morning from the office of the chief researcher and writer (also the programmer, marketing director, music researcher, and various other tasks). We have a short one in comparison to other days, but still informative.
Here’s today’s knowledge from the college:
December 1, 1964: The Who played the first of 22 consecutive nights at the Marquee Club in London.
December 1, 1965: The Rolling Stones played at the Vancouver Auditorium in Canada as part of their North American Tour on this night.
December 1, 1966: Jimi Hendrix signed a management deal with Yameta, a company founded by managers for the Who, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.
December 1, 1967: The Who (again) finished their first tour as headliners in the US at the Long Island Arena in Commack, NY. Vanilla Fudge was the opening act.
December 1, 1968: The White Album by The Beatles starts a seven-week run at number one on the UK chart.
Also on this date, Janis Joplin plays her final gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company in San Francisco.
December 1, 1969: Delaney & Bonnie perform with Eric Clapton at Royal Albert Hall. Friends George Harrison and Ringo Starr are in attendance.
December 1, 1971: Yes plays the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Also on this day, John Lennon releases Happy Xmas (War Is Over) in the US.
December 1, 1975: The Allman Brothers Band played at the Civic Center in Springfield, MA (and I was there!).
December 1, 1979: The Grateful Dead played Stanley Hall in Pittsburgh, PA.
December 1, 2016: The Rolling Stones released Blue & Lonesome, a great 12-song collection of Blues classics. It is their first studio album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, which peaked at #3 in the US.
Born On This Day
December 1, 1944: John Densmore, drummer for The Doors, was born in Los Angeles.
And that is today’s rather abbreviated lesson from The College of Rock n’ Roll Knowledge. We shall be back with the Tuesday Bluesday line-up shortly.