December 18 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1962, the Beatles played the first of fourteen shows at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. The last of the shows was recorded and released as the "Star Club Tapes," against the wishes of the former bandmates.
In 1969, the New York Times published an article estimating that the youth audience in America was responsible for 75% of the $1 billion that was spent annually on recorded music.
In 1981, Rod Stewart's concert at the Forum in L.A. was broadcast over satellite to approximately 35 million people.
In 2012, Mick Jagger made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he read "The Top 10 Things I've Learned after 50 Years in Rock and Roll." One of the tips was "Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album."
And in 2015, Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks performed together for the first time in two decades at London's Islington Assembly Hall. The brothers played their 1964 hit "You Really Got Me," spurring on the hope that they would set aside their differences and reform the band.