Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult

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Classic Rock Almanac December 1, 2018

December 1, 2018
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ANNIVERSARIES

1964-The Who played the first of 22 consecutive Tuesday night gigs at The Marquee Club in London.

1967-The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album Axis: Bold as Love.

1976-The Sex Pistols appeared on ITV's live early evening 'Today' show (in place of Queen who had pulled out following a trip to the dentists by Freddie Mercury).

1983-Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’.

1987-A Kentucky teacher lost her appeal in the US Supreme Court over her sacking after showing Pink Floyd's film The Wall to her class.

1993-American rock singer-songwriter Ray Gillen died age 34.

2014-Phil Rudd, the drummer of rock band AC/DC pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

BORN TODAY

Eric Bloom-1944
guitar, vocals Blue Oyster Cult

John Densmore-1944
drums, The Doors