CDJ Today: December 26 in Classic Rock

December 25, 2017
Lars Ulrich at Comic Con in San Diego, 2013. CC BY SA 2.0. Credit: George Skidmore.

December 26, 1968 – Led Zeppelin start their first North American tour, supporting Vanilla Fudge and Spirit at Denver Auditorium, in Colorado. Tickets for the Sunday night show cost $5.


December 26, 1963 – Capitol Records releases the first Beatles single in the United States.  It’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand” backed with “I Saw Her Standing There.”

The Beatles perform “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964

Classic Rock Birthdays

December 26, 1963 – Lars Ulrich, drums (Metallica)
December 26, 1939 – Phil Spector, producer
December 26, 1951 – Paul Quinn, guitar (Saxon)
December 26, 1953 – Steve Witherington, drums (Ace)
December 26, 1966 – Jay “J.” Yuenger, guitar (White Zombie)

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