December 6 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 6

1968 : "The Beatles" (aka "The White Album") is certified gold.

1969 : The Rolling Stones headline the Altamont concert at a speedway in California. It was a free event with Jefferson Airplane and Santana also on the bill, but it turned violet when the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, who were hired by security, killed a crowd member. The concert is documented in The Stones movie Gimme Shelter.

1973 : Steve Miller's album "The Joker" is certified gold.

1993 : At a video shoot for Travis Tritt's remake of the Eagles' "Take It Easy", The Eagles themselves reunite and decide to reform for new songs and a tour.

1995 : Michael Jackson collapses in a New York theater during a rehearsal for an upcoming TV special and is hospitalized.

2009 : President Obama greets honorees Bruce Springsteen and Robert DeNiro during the reception for the Kennedy Center Honors in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC.

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