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39 Years Ago: The Faces Split Up

The Faces ended their short life in December of 1975.

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47 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘John Wesley Harding’ Album Released

When Bob Dylan's ‘John Wesley Harding’ album was released on Dec. 27, 1967, fans didn’t know what to make of it.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Knock on Wood by Ami Stewart

This was Eddie Floyd's biggest hit. It was written with Stax records guitarist Steve Cropper in the Lorraine Motel, which is where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

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46 Years Ago: How Led Zeppelin’s First U.S. Show Almost Never Happened

Led Zeppelin made their North American concert debut in Denver on Dec. 26, 1968 as the first group on a three-band bill that also featured Vanilla Fudge and Spirit.

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The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Rolling Stones perform at the Roundhouse, London, 14th March 1971. The band features Bobby Keys on saxophone, left, and Mick Taylor on guitar, centre. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Two Rolling Stones Sidemen, Ian McLagan and Bobby Keys Die Within One Day of Each Other

It's been a rough month for Rolling Stones fans. Keyboard player Ian McLagan and sax man Bobby Keys died a day apart. I don't know much about Ian other than the fact he was a happy fun-loving guy (much like Ronnie Wood who he played with in Faces.) I know he was frail and sickly, which eventually led to his early retirement touring with the Stones.

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Joe Walsh
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39 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Joins the Eagles

Joe Walsh joined the Eagles in December 1975.

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Cheech Marin
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Cheech Marin Hangs Up On Chris Allen, Then Tells Him Favorite Part Of Cheech And Chong Tour

Cheech Marin has enjoyed a great career as a comedian, actor, and musician. The Cheech and Chong Tour with War comes to the DECC Symphony Hall January 23rd 2015, Chris Allen gives him advice and even gets hung up on.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-What Child is This by John Denver

This carol's melody is from the 16th century song Greensleeves.  In 1865 the English poet and lay theologian William Chatterton Dix wrote a Christmas poem entitled The Manger Throne and a few years later Sir John Stainer merged 3 verses of Dix's lyrics and Greensleeves to produce What Child Is This.

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44 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Plays Final Show With the Doors

Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.

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38 Years Ago: Ace Frehley Nearly Electrocuted Onstage at Kiss Concert

Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley nearly died on stage on Dec. 12, 1976.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-My Favorite Things by Dianna Ross [VIDEO]

My Favorite Things describes all the things that make us  feel better when  sad, like "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens."

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22 Years Ago: Bill Wyman Leaves the Rolling Stones

After playing with the band for more than 30 years, Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones in December 1992.

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