December 22 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 22

1966 : Acting on an earlier order from John Lennon, producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick manage to adjust the tape speeds of two completely different versions of "Strawberry Fields Forever" in order to create the track we know today.

1967 : An all-night holiday festival in London features The Who, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and The Animals.

1968 : Singer Eric Burdon leaves The Animals for a solo career.

1972 : Joni Mitchell's album "For the Roses" is certified gold.

1972 : Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter writes "All The Way From Memphis" and dedicates it to two of their crew, Leee Childers and Tony Zanetta. And Memphis, Tennessee.

1976 : Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's "Live Bullet" album is certified gold.

1976 : Isaac Hayes files for bankruptcy.

1978 : Faces' drummer Kenney Jones joins The Who, replacing Keith Moon, who had died from an accidental overdose of anti-alcoholic medications two months earlier.

1978 : The stage version of Harry Nilsson's musical "The Point" opens in London, featuring ex-Monkees Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz.

1979 : The Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea benefit premieres at London's Hammersmith Odeon, featuring organizer Paul McCartney, The Who, Queen, and an all-star "Rockestra".

1981 : A Sotheby's auction in London features an enameled Abbey Road street sign ($600), an autographed program from The Beatles' Royal Command Performance ($2,000), a letter of introduction from Buddy Holly to Decca Records (also $2,000), the marriage certificate of John Lennon and first wife Cynthia ($850), an autographed program from the world premiere of The Beatles' movie Help! ($2,100) and a jacket once worn by Tom Jones ($12).

1990 : At the Moore Theatre in Seattle, Pearl Jam, still known as Mookie Blaylock, opens for Alice in Chains. Chris Cornell comes on stage and puts Eddie Vedder on his shoulders at one point.

2001 : T.I. is arrested in his native Atlanta for illegal gun possession. He allegedly tells police that his name is Douglas Morgan rather than his real name, Clifford Harris. The rapper is released without serious conviction.

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