Today In Music History – December 20th

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In all honestly, a bit of a meh day in music history! Except for the Joe Walsh news. Lets scrape the barrel as we take a look at December 20th.

Today in 1974, Joe Walsh officially joined Eagles. What a guy!

1980, Twelve days after John Lennon was shot dead in New York City, ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’, which was taken from his Double Fantasy album gave the former Beatle his first ever UK solo No.1 single.

1986, The Housemartins were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Isley Brothers ‘Caravan Of Love.’ It was only the second acappella song to be a No.1 hit after ‘Only You’ by the Flying Pickets.

1999, Readers of UK Guitar magazine voted Noel Gallagher the most overrated guitarist of the millennium. Jimi Hendrix was voted guitarist of the millennium with Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ winning best album.

From the Happy Birthday pile today, first off in 1948, Alan Parsons, arrives in the world. British studio audio engineer, musician, and record producer. He was involved with the production of The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon for which Pink Floyd credit him as an important contributor. Parsons’ own group, The Alan Parsons Project released several albums.

1966, Born on this day, Chris Robinson, American musician. He was the singer with The Black Crowes (the brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson)

1975, Born on this day, Graham Hopkins, one of Ireland’s finest drummers!

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