December 17 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 17

1955 : Carl Perkins writes "Blue Suede Shoes" and, within 48 hours, will record it.

1965 : Judy Garland and The Supremes perform at the grand opening of the new Houston Astrodome.

1969 : "The Chicago Transit Authority" album is certified gold.

1970 : The Beach Boys play a Royal Command Performance for Princess Margaret at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1982 : The Who play the last show of their farewell tour at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, which is filmed for an HBO special called Who's Last. They re-form to play Live Aid in 1985, then tour again in 1989.

1984 : "Run-DMC"'s self-titled debut becomes the first ever Gold-certified rap album.

1986 : The Doobie Brothers reunite for a benefit concert in Palo Alto, California, which eventually leads to a reunion tour and album.

1986 : Wayne Newton wins a $19.2 million suit against NBC News, which had erroneously linked the singer to organized crime.

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