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This Week In Classic Rock History

Historic events this week from The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Metallica and Led Zeppelin

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This Week In Classic Rock History

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.

DECEMBER 8, 1980: JOHN LENNON IS MURDERED
Two months after turning 40, Lennon was shot and killed by one of his own fans.

John & Yoko had released their Double Fantasy album three weeks prior.

After his murder, the album went straight to #1 with a surge in record sales.

Double Fantasy would go on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy.

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DECEMBER 8, 2013: METALLICA PLAYS ANTARCTICA
Metallica’s Freeze ‘Em All show in Antarctica made them the first band to play on seven continents.

The resulting live album contained the songs: “Sad But True”, “One”, “Enter Sandman”, “Nothing Else Matters” Master of Puppets” and more.

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DECEMBER 10, 2007: LED ZEPPELIN REUNION
After a handful of reunion shows over the years, Led Zeppelin’s most successful was a 2007 Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert.

The one-off reunion featured the late John Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham, on drums.

The show was later released as a live album called Celebration Day, and won a Grammy for Best Rock Album.

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