December 6 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1961, the Beatles met with Brian Epstein again to further discuss the terms of having him as a manager. Epstein wanted 25% of what they made each week, and promised that they wouldn't be paid less than £15 for a gig. Lennon accepted on the band's behalf.
In 1965, the Rolling Stones recorded "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Mother's Little Helper" in Hollywood Studios in L.A.
In 1969, "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin made it onto the Billboard Pop chart. It peaked at #4 and became the band's first of six Top 40 singles.
In 1975, Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart. The album had 4 U.S. Top 40 hits: "Gone at Last," "My Little Town," "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," and the title track.
And also in 1975, a preacher in Tallahassee, FL named Rev. Charles Boykin held an event where Elton John and Rolling Stones records were burnt. He claimed that the music on them was sinful.