This Day in History: 2022-12-10

“I don’t know where but she sends me there.” The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” rules the pop charts. 1966
“Wings Over America,” the triple live album from Paul McCartney’s band, is released.  Selling over four million copies in the U.S., the set was recorded during the American leg of Wings world tour.   1976
“Folie A Deux” by Fall Out Boy’s is out. The album’s title literally means a “madness shared by two.” 2008
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx (Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr.) is born.  1958
J Mascis, singer/guitarist for Dinosaur Jr., has a birthday.  1965
The first Bill Graham-promoted show at the Fillmore Auditorium (soon to be dubbed the Fillmore West) has Jefferson Airplane and The Great Society, with future Airplane vocalist, Grace Slick. 1965
Love is dangerous. The jealous boyfriend of a Mothers Of Invention fan pushes the band’s leader Frank Zappa off a London stage during a show. Zappa suffers a fractured skull and a broken ankle. He is on the mend for several months. 1971
The Punk mecca CBGBs opens in lower Manhattan, New York City. The club has a 33-year run (closed in ’06). 1973
Megan (Meg) Martha White has a birthday. The White Stripes drummer is born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan – and her last name, unlike her ex-husband Jack, really is White. 1974
The Who’s seventh album, “The Who By Numbers” goes gold. It was released two-months earlier. 1975
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s “Say, Say Say” is a chart topper. The uptempo duet stays at #1 for 6 weeks. 1983
The man who coined the term “Rock ‘n’ Roll” and was an early promoter (and whipping-boy) DJ Alan Freed gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Freed died several years earlier. 1991
The day after his 56th birthday, The Band’s bassist, Rick Danko, dies in his sleep in Woodstock, NY. 1999s
Audioslave captures Modern Rock Artist of the Year and Rock Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Trapt’s “Headstrong” nabs Track of Year honors in both the Rock and Modern Rock categories.  2003
System Of A Down’s “Hypnotize” tops the Billboard 200.  The set follows companion album “Mezmerize” which was released six-months earlier and topped the Billboard chart.  2005
U2 receive Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award in recognition of their work on human-rights issues and fighting global debt over the past two decades. “They have inspired and empowered millions with their music and by speaking out on behalf of the poor, the powerless and the oppressed,” says the organization’s secretary general, Irene Khan. 2005
Led Zeppelin (vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham – son of the late John Bonham) take the stage of London’s O2 arena as the headliners of a tribute concert for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, who passed away the previous December. He was the one who signed Zeppelin in ’68. Zeppelin open with “Good Times Bad Times,” the first track from their debut album. Their set includes “Stairway to Heaven,” “Black Dog,” “Kashmir,” and a song that had never been performed live previously, “For Your Life,” from their “Presence” album. 2007
Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose punches a photographer while boarding a flight at Los Angeles International Airport. The singer, reportedly traveling to a concert in Taipei, Taiwan, warns the photographer and tells bystanders he’s going to “break this guy’s f*cking neck,” before knocking the photographer to the ground. Footage of the incident lands online. Well, of course. 2009
Bob Dylan’s original handwritten lyrics to “The Times They Are A-Changin’” are auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York. Expected to go for $300,000, hedge-fund manager Adam Sender pays $422,500 beating out a handful of other bidders. Dylan wrote the classic protest song in ’63. 2010
Sublime with Rome (Ramirez) drummer Bud Gaugh announces he has quit the band prior to a performance at the Almost Acoustic Christmas Concert in L.A. “The story is that I’m gonna be a dad here again real soon, and I just wanna be there for my family,” says Gaugh. 2011
Modern Vampire’s “Modern Vampires Of The City,” The Flaming Lips’ “The Terror” and Haim’s “Days Are Gone” land on National Public Radio’s (NPR) list of 50 Favorite Albums,  2013
Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn condemns ‘mosh pit bullying’. “I think, especially in America, moshing has turned into a form of bullying. The big guy stands in the middle and just trucks any small kid that comes near him. Those guys need to be kicked out. A proper mosh pit is a great way to be as a group and dance, and just do your thing.” 2014
Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche sells for $1.76 million at RM Sotheby’s “Driven By Disruption” car auction in New York. Joplin bought the car secondhand in ’68. The pearl white auto was painted by a Big Brother & The Holding Company roadie. 2015
Funeral services for singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) are held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A. Weiland died in his sleep a week earlier. Members of STP and Velvet Revolver attend. 2015
Patti Smith accepts the Nobel Prize in Literature on behalf of Bob Dylan, who is unable to attend the ceremony.   In a statement, Dylan says he’s “honored to be receiving such a prestigious prize.”  2016
Green Day pay tribute to the victims of the fire at the Ghost Ship building in Oakland which was a mixed-use space for artists.  Thirty-six people died eight days earlier during an unpermitted event at the space. “My heart just goes out to all the people who perished in that warehouse, because these are just people looking for themselves,” says frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.  2016
Def Leppard beat out Stevie Nicks, among others, to win the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Vote with 547,647 votes.  Since the Fan Vote was created every winner has been inducted. Def Leppard has been eligible since ‘04.  2018
Metal singer Doro Pesch is featured in a PETA Germany ad campaign that takes a stance against cruelty to animals. “We have a special responsibility toward animals. That’s why I don’t eat meat and only wear faux leather,” Doro Pesch says. She also attributes her vegetarian lifestyle for her onstage stamina and “much clearer conscience.” 2018