December 7 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 7

1956 : Britain's Tommy Steele makes his concert debut at Finsbury Park, Astoria, London. Reviews proclaim him "Britain's answer to Elvis".

1967 : Graham Nash, fresh from his break with The Hollies, announces the formation of his new group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

1967 : The Beatles' Apple Boutique officially opens its doors at 94 Baker Street in London. Seven months later, they would close the boutique and give away the remaining merchandise.

1968 : Lead singer Eric Burdon announces that The Animals will call it quits by the end of the year. Burdon later joins the band War.

1973 : Fleetwood Mac's manager, Clifford Davis, gets fed up with the premature cancellation of a tour and sends out his own version of the group with unknown musicians. It doesn't go well: the new band lasts just a few weeks and the real band wins the rights to their name after years of litigation.

1984 : In a $5 million plagiarism suit brought against him in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Jackson testifies that he did not steal his hit "The Girl Is Mine" from an Illinois man. He eventually wins the case.

1987 : Harry Chapin receives a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor (#111) for his work in fighting hunger.

1987 : Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Judy Collins (among others) appear onstage at Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to Harry Chapin, who would have been celebrating his 45th birthday.

2011 : 30 Seconds to Mars break the record for most shows performed during a single album cycle when they play their 300th concert in support of their album "This Is War" at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

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