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  • On this Day December 05, 1960

    and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and returned home, discouraged.

  • On this Day December 05, 1967

    This was the final night of a 16-date UK package tour with The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Erie Apparent and Amen Corner at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow. All performances had two shows per night, in this case at 6.15pm, with the second at 8.45pm. Jimi Hendrix had the curtains closed on him halfway through his set, after the management at the venue regarded his movements with his guitar as having sexual overtones.

  • On this Day December 05, 1968

    The release of new album was celebrated at a party in London. A food fight with custard pies was the highlight of the event that went on without an ill The original cover for the LP was in the form of a plain white invitation, but was later changed.

  • On this Day December 05, 1987

    Belinda Carlisle went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Heaven Is a Place on Earth', the ex Go-Go's member first solo No.1, also a No.1 hit in the UK. The promotional video was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton and features an appearance of Carlisle's husband Morgan Mason.

  • On this Day December 05, 2006

    Beatles lyrics handwritten by to an early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer sold for $192,000 (£97,000) at an auction in New York. A guitar owned by fetched $168,000 (£85,000), a notebook containing lyrics written by sold for $72,000 (£36,445) and a poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made $49,000 (£25,500) at the Christie's sale.

 

 

 

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