This Week In Classic Rock History

NOV 29-DEC 5: Historic events this week from George Harrison, Pink Floyd, Scott Weiland and The Rolling Stones

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NOVEMBER 29, 2001: GEORGE HARRISON DIES
Between 1997 and 2001, Harrison had been treated for throat, lung and brain cancer.

All 3 surviving Beatles reunited for a final time 2½ weeks before “the quite Beatle” succumbed to
cancer at McCartney’s Beverly Hills property.

He was 58.

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NOVEMBER 30, 1979: THE WALL
Pink Floyd’s epic double album, The Wall, is one of the most popular and successful concept albums & rock operas of all time.

It spent 15 straight weeks at #1 at the beginning of 1980.

With 30 million copies sold worldwide, it remains Pink Floyd’s biggest album behind The Dark Side of the Moon.

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DECEMBER 3, 2015: SCOTT WEILAND DIES
The Stone Temple Pilots / Velvet Revolver singer was beginning a career resurgence after releasing his 3rd solo album, and an album as the singer for Art of Anarchy.

During a pit stop in Bloomington, MN before his show that evening in Medina, Weiland was discovered to have died from an overdose.

He was 48.

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DECEMBER 5, 1968: ROLLING STONES PIE FIGHT
The Rolling Stones threw quite the bash to celebrate the release of Beggars Banquet.

The album release banquet consisted of a seven course meal, and a pie fight started by Mick Jagger and Brian Jones.

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