December 4 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1962, the Beatles made their television debut when they appeared live from Wembley on Tuesday Rendezvous. They lip-synced "Love Me Do" and 45 seconds of "P.S. I Love You."
In 1964, the Beatles' fan club announced that their chapter in England had reached 65,000 members.
In 1971, Led Zeppelin's "For Symbols" went to #1 on the U.K. album chart and stayed there for two weeks. The album featured "Stairway to Heaven." Selling over 11 million copies, it stayed on the U.S. chart for almost 5 years.
In 1979, U2 played at the Hope and Anchor in London. They were mis-labeled as "The U2s." They had an audience of only 9 people and had to end the show after a string broke on the Edge's guitar.
In 1980, Led Zeppelin decided to disband after the death of their drummer, John Bonham. The remaining members decided it wouldn't be right to bring someone else in to replace him.
And in 1982, "The John Lennon Collection," a compilation of John Lennon's solo music, started its 6-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart. Both covers for the LP, front and back, were taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz on December 8, 1980, mere hours before Lennon was killed.