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This Day in Rock History: December 15th

This Day in Rock History: December 15th

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: December 15

John Lennon plays his final UK gig at the  Peace for Christmas show benefiting UNICEF.  Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston, Keith Moon and George Harrison join him at the Lyceum Ballroom in London.


J. Geils headlines a hard rock spectacular at Cleveland’s Public Hall. 

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Band Aid’sDo They Know It’s Christmas” takes the top spot on UK hit charts.  Former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof was inspired by a TV news story about famine in Ethiopia and came up with idea to record a charity single featuring A-list UK pop stars. Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Paul Young, Boy George, Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, Paul Weller,  Bananarama and many more appear on the recording.  At the time it was the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history. 

Former James Gang and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was given an honorary Doctorate of Music from Kent State University in Ohio.  No one is more surprised than Walsh to have made it to this point in his life.


One of the first of the “British Invaders”, Petula Clark brings her catalog of top selling songs to the Kent Stage.

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Mike Olszewski

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