December 12 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1970, the Doors played their final show with Jim Morrison at the Warehouse in New Orleans, LA. The other members all said that they watched Morrison lose all his energy as the show ended.
In 1998, a 7" single by the Quarry Men that featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison was called the rarest record of all time. Only 50 copies were made, and each copy was valued at £10,000 ($20,500).
In 2003, Mick Jagger was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Prince Charles.
In 2007, "A Spaniard in the Works" by John Lennon, which contained a lock of the singer's hair, was sold at Gorringes Auction House for £24,000 ($48,000). The book and hair was given by the singer to Betty Glasgow, who was the Beatles' hairdresser when they were still playing together.
And in 2013, a spokesperson for Apple records confirmed the release of 59 Beatles tracks that were rare and even unheard so that their copyright wouldn't expire. Under British copyright law, recordings are protected for 70 years, but only if they're officially released. If they don't have official releases, then they're only protected for 50 years.