bubrick

In 1920, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck was born. Brubeck was a jazz legend who defied convention while retaining commercial appeal, and his work influenced countless artists across the genre spectrum. He died on 12/5/12 of heart failure. RIP Dave. Let's all 'Take Five' for Dave Brubeck.

http://youtu.be/faJE92phKzI

 

In 1956, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck is born.

http://youtu.be/1hKSYgOGtos

 

Gimme-Shelter

In 1969, The Rolling Stones played the infamous free festival at Altamont in California. Also on the bill were Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played by Hell's Angels who'd been hired to police the event. It's claimed Hunter was waving a revolver. Film of the incident was incorporated into the Rolling Stones documentary "Gimme Shelter."

http://youtu.be/1yM16EDpkF4?t=1h9m1s

 

In 1978, Sid Vicious smashed glass in the face of Patti Smith's brother Todd during an altercation at New York rock club Hurrah. Vicious was out on bail after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/sid-viciouss-biggest-hit

 

 

In 1988, singer/songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52.

http://youtu.be/_PLq0_7k1jk

 

In 1995, during a rehearsal for his HBO special, Michael Jackson: One Night Only at The Beacon Theater in New York, M J collapsed. He was treated for dehydration at Beth Israel Medical Center North.

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/12/07/nyregion/michael-jackson-collapses-at-rehearsal.html

 

In 2005, British pop star Robbie Williams accepted substantial libel damages over claims that he was secretly homosexual. The People newspaper, Star and Hot Stars magazines in 2004 published stories alleging Mr Williams had engaged in casual homosexual sex. The publications' owners, MGN Limited and Northern & Shell plc, admitted the stories were untrue and agreed to undisclosed damages. Tom Shields QC, told the court: "Mr Williams is not, and has never been, homosexual."

http://youtu.be/wtTb2DZwR4c

 

 

 

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