December 5 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1965, the Beatles performed in their hometown of Liverpool for the last time when they played the Liverpool Empire during their final tour of the U.K. There were only 5,100 tickets available, but 40,000 people put in applications for tickets.
In 1968, there was a celebration put on following the release of the Rolling Stones' newest album, "Beggars Banquet." Keith Richards wasn't in attendance due to illness. The highlight of the event was a food fight, where partygoers pelted custard pies at one another.
In 1975 on this day, Fleetwood Mac's tenth album went gold, eventually going on to achieve platinum. It was the first album made with the band's new lineup, including Mick Fleetwood and John and Christie McVie, with newest members Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. The LP featured the group's first singles to make the Billboard Top 40, including "Over My Head," "Rhiannon," and "Say You Love Me."
In 1980, only three days before he was killed, John Lennon called his aunt back in England to tell her that he was homesick and planning to visit home.
And in 2001, Don Henley and David Crosby helped to raise a total of $300,000 for children whose parents had perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11 by headlining a concert in Lowell, MA. The benefit was put together by U.S. Rep Martin Meehan, who wanted to help the children who lived in his district be able to afford higher education in the future.