December 3 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1961, the Beatles were invited to Brian Epstein's office to talk over the possibility of having him manage the band. Their conversation seemed promising, but at the time it still wasn't set in stone.
In 1964, the Rolling Stones' "Little Red Rooster" became their second single to hit #1 in the U.K. The song was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago.
In 1965, Keith Richards lost consciousness after being electrocuted by a microphone cable at a Stones show in Sacramento, CA. He was able to recover after a short while and go on with the show.
In 1965 on this day, the Who released "My Generation," their first studio album, in the U.K. It was released in the U.S. the following year under the name "The Who Sings My Generation" with a different cover and track listing. Mojo magazine ranked it as the second greatest guitar album of all time in 2003.
In 1976, Algie, a 40-ft inflatable pig that was being photographed for the cover of Pink Floyd's "Animals," got loose from her moorings and floated above London. A warning was given to all pilots to use caution when flying, and eventually the balloon crashed into a barn in Kent. The farmer complained that his cows had been spooked by the balloon.
In 1979, eleven fans were trampled trying to get to unreserved concert seats at the Who's show in Cincinnati, OH. The mayor of Providence, RI cancelled the Who's appearance there, which was supposed to take place two days later.
And in 1988, Florida group Will to Power went to #1 on the Billboard charts by creating a mashup of "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton and "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.