April 24, 2024

This Day in History: 2024-12-18

DECEMBER 18th

The Rolling Stones legendary guitarist, Keith Richards, is born in Dartford, Kent. 1943

The Beatles begin a 5-week run atop the U.K. single chart with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” 1963

“Tell Me I’m Pretty” is Cage The Elephant’s fourth album. Produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys), the set was recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. 2015

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The Animals’ bassist and one-time Jimi Hendrix manager, Chas Chandler, is born. 1938

The Cars left-handed lead guitarist, Elliot Easton, enters the world (via Brooklyn). 1953

Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal (Leor Dimant) starts life in Riga, Latvia. 1972

Singer Maria Brink (In This Moment) is born in New York City.  1977

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards marries model Patti Hansen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mick Jagger is the best man. 1983

The Red Hot Chili Peppers publicist says that Dave Navarro is using hard drugs. The admission helps explain the guitarist’s recent strange behavior. 1997

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea are among the artists who perform at an Axis of Justice-organized benefit concert for striking California grocery-store workers in Hollywood, CA. 2003

Shinedown announce that they have parted ways with lead guitarist Nick Perri and have named the band’s rhythm guitarist, Zach Myers, his replacement. 2008

Ted Nugent’s reality show, Gun Country, is canceled by the Discovery Channel following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT. The network also cancels another series, American Guns. 2012

AC/DC sell out their Wembley Stadium concert moving 72,500 tickets in under 60 minutes. The show is more than six months away (7/4/15). 2014

Jeremy Spencer announces his exit from Five Finger Death Punch following a second back surgery. Having played drums since he was six years old, Spencer suffers major physical ailments.  2018

Charli XCX pulls out of NBC’s Saturday Night Live because of COVID related issues. “Due to the limited crew at tonight’s taping of SNL my musical performance will no longer be able to go ahead. I am devastated and heartbroken,” she writes on social media.  2021

Alice Cooper serves as one of the Fiesta Bowl Parade’s grand marshals at the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix.  It’s the Fiesta Bowl’s 50th Anniversary. 2021