On this Day December 04, 1965 The Byrds started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' the group's second No.1. A No.26 hit in the UK. Unlike their first chart topper, Mr. Tambourine Man, the entire band was allowed to play on the recording, instead of studio musicians.
On this Day December 04, 2015 A new statue of was unveiled in Liverpool - 50 years after their last show in Merseyside. The bronze sculpture, by Andy Edwards which weighed 1.2 tonnes, had been given to the city by the venue synonymous with the Fab Four in the 1960s.
On this Day December 04, 2002 admitted in an US TV interview that drink and drugs nearly killed her. Bobby Brown's missus also admitted to being addicted to sex. She said her business is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and got into the lifestyle after missing out on partying when her career kicked off aged 18.
On this Day December 04, 1962 made their London-area debut on television when they appeared in a live broadcast from Wembley on Tuesday Rendezvous, on ITV station Rediffusion. The Beatles performed live, doing lip-sync performances of and 45 seconds of P.S. I Love You.
On this Day December 04, 1993 Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, died of prostate cancer. Zappa recorded many albums with The Mothers Of Invention as well a solo recordings including the 1969 album 'Hot Rats' and 1974 album 'Apostrophe'. Zappa recorded one of the first concept albums, 'Freak Out' released in 1966, it was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music (although Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week). He married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, in 1967, they had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.
On this Day December 04, 1967 This was the penultimate night of a 16-date UK package tour, on which joined The Move, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits and Amen Corner to play at the City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Jimi Hendrix was having equipment problems and in his frustration rammed his Flying V into his speaker cabinets. Like an enormous arrow, the guitar became stuck in the amplifier, which the audience greeted as all was part of the act.
On this Day December 04, 1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by The incident is immortalized by 'Smoke On The Water'. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of the blaze, Nobs saved several young people who, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames, had hidden in the casino from the blaze. A recording of the outbreak and fire announcement can be found on a Frank Zappa Bootleg album titled Swiss Cheese / Fire.
On this Day December 04, 1964 released their fourth album 'Beatles For Sale'. The album featured: No Reply, I'm a Loser, Baby's in Black, Rock and Roll Music, I'll Follow the Sun, Mr. Moonlight, Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey, Eight Days a Week, Words of Love, Honey Don't, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, What You're Doing, and Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby. It spent 11 weeks as the UK No.1 album.
On this Day December 04, 1971 Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with the Four Symbols album, otherwise known as Featuring the 8-minute track the album stayed on the US chart for one week short of five years, selling over 23 million copies in the US alone.
On this Day December 04, 1960 The Crickets released the single 'I Fought the Law' on Coral Records. Written by Sonny Curtis of the Crickets, a remake by the became a top-ten hit for the band in 1966 and was also recorded by in 1979 after Joe Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones heard the song on a jukebox in San Francisco.