6 December

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1986 Ringo becomes the first Beatle to turn pitchman with the announcement that he'll be shilling for Sun Country wine coolers.

1975 Tyrone Davis' "Turning Point" enters the R&B charts.

1971 Deep Purple record the track to "Smoke On The Water" at a Montreux nightclub called the Pavilion, where they've been relocated after the Montreux Casino, where they planned to record, burned down. They get kicked out the next day because of noise complaints and complete the Machine Head album at their hotel, using the Rolling Stones' mobile unit to record.

1970 Ulf Ekberg (of Ace Of Base) is born in Gothenburg, Sweden.

1970 The Rolling Stones' tour documentary Gimme Shelter, featuring footage of the infamous Altamont concert, opens in New York City.

1969 Cab Calloway stars in NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation of The Littlest Angel.

1968 President Richard Nixon sends out 66,000 signed letters to potential administrative office holders, including Elvis Presley.

1968 The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.

1966 No longer touring, The Beatles hunker down on their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. With "Strawberry Fields Forever" in the can, they start work on "When I'm 64," a song they started playing live in rough form years earlier.

1965 The Rolling Stones record "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "Mother's Little Helper."

1965 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles release "Going To A Go-Go."

1965 The Beatles release the album Rubber Soul in the US. Songs include "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," "Michelle" and "I'm Looking Through You."

1965 The Beatles release "We Can Work It Out," with "Day Tripper" on the flip side.

1964 The Gerry & the Pacemakers film Ferry Cross The Mersey, a document of the Merseybeat scene, premieres in London. The hit title track was written specifically for the movie.

1962 Ben Watt (of the alt rock duo Everything but the Girl) is born in Marylebone, London, England.

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Travis Tritt Reunites Eagles


At a video shoot for Travis Tritt's remake of the Eagles' "Take It Easy," the Eagles themselves reunite and decide to re-form for new songs and a tour.

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