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This Day in Rock History: December 16th

This Day in Rock History: December 16th

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: December 16

“200 Motels”, the feature film starring Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, along with Ringo Starr, premieres at London’s Piccadilly Classic Cinema. It centers on the Mothers fictional adventures in the small town Centerville.
Nirvana’s Unplugged session airs on MTV. The acoustic performance is recorded at Sony Music Studios in New York City a few weeks before on November 18, 1993. Nirvana filmed its entire performance in a single take.   The fourteen-song setlist included six cover versions.
A shining light in the folk rock scene. singer songwriter Nicolette Larson dies at the age of 45 after complications from cerebral edema. She is best known for her 1978 cover of “Lotta Love” written by Neil Young.  Larson worked with a long list of hitmakers including Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, the Beach Boys and the Doobie Brothers.
Prostate cancer claims the life of singer songwriter Dan Fogelberg  at his home in Maine after a three year battle. Fogelberg was just 56, and discovered he had advanced prostate cancer in 2004. His best known work can be found on the 1981 album The Innocent Age, with “Leader of the Band,” “Hard to Say,” and “‘Run for the Roses.”


Chris Isaak loves the Kent Stage in December!

Poster courtesy of Raw Sugar Studio

Mike Olszewski

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