Today in Music History: Keith Richards is 69 Today

Happy Birthday Keith Richards
Happy Birthday Keith Richards (Kevin Mazur)

History Highlight:

Keith Richards is 69 today. Happy Birthday Keef, you amazing rock n' roll zombie. You have outlived so many of your peers who lived infinitely cleaner, healthier lives, and we salute you. From Exile On Main Street, we played the Keith-sung "Happy."

Also, Today In:

1961 - Chubby Checker's version of "The Twist" had been on the singles chart at this point for 23 weeks, longer than any other record.

1971 - Sly and the Family Stone went to No.1 on the US album chart with There's A Riot Going On.

1972 - Bob Dylan starting filming his role in the film Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.

1979 - The Joy Division played what would be their only gig ever in Paris when they appeared at the Les Bains Club.

2003 - James Brown and country music star Loretta Lynn were honored for their contributions to US culture. The pair were invited to a gala attended by President George W. Bush at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington.


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