Classic Rock Almanac: December 9

(Photo by Steve Wood/Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steve Wood/Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

2006 – U2 and Pearl Jam close out their tours with a show at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong joins U2 to sing on their joint cover of “The Saints Are Coming,” and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready join U2 for a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.”

1999 – Metallica’s …And Justice for All is certified for sales of seven-million copies.

1995 – The Beatles’ Anthology Volume 1 goes to number-one on the album chart.

1992 – Bill Wyman announces he is leaving The Rolling Stones after 30 years playing bass for the band.

1986 – Elton John collapses onstage in Sydney, Australia. After a short rest he returns and finishes the show.

1984 – Black Oak Arkansas & Hardroads perform at the Sahara Club.

1984 – U2 & The Waterboys rock Music Hall.

1982 – Seventh Sojourn became The Moody Blues’ first U.S. number-one album. It would go on to spend five weeks at the top of the chart.

1982 – Frank Marino And Mahogany Rush and The Godz perform at Agora Ballroom.

1978 – Alex Bevan & The Fewbucks Band perform at St. Edward High School.

1975 – Who rocks the Richfield Coliseum.

1974 – Alex Harvey Band & Hudson-Ford perform at the Agora Ballroom.

1974 – Roger McGuinn plays the Smiling Dog Saloon.

1973 – Lynyrd Skynyrd & Good Company rock E. J. Thomas Hall.

1972 – The live stage version of The Who’s Tommy is presented in London. The cast includes Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood, Rod Stewart, Keith Moon, and Roger Daltrey. This precedes the band’s movie version of Tommy.

1967 – Jim Morrison is maced and beaten backstage at a concert in New Haven after a security guard mistook him for a fan. Morrison, who is furious about the attack, launches into an on-stage tirade against the police. They responded by ending the show and arresting Morrison for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

1966 – Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, Tammy Terrell & Funk Brothers play at Leo’s Casino (3 nights).

1966 – Jack Elliot performs at La Cave.


Randy Murray – 58 years old
The guitarist played with Bachman-Turner Overdrive from 1987 to 2004.
Born in 1955

Dennis Dunaway – 65 years old
Ex-Alice Cooper bassist
Born in 1948

Neil Innes – 69 years old
Solo/ex-Bonzo Dog Band/ex-Monty Python’s Flying Circus/ex-Rutles singer-guitarist-keyboardist
Born in 1944


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