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Dec 20 1948
Stevie Wright, lead vocalist with Australian 60s hitmakers The Easybeats, is born in Leeds, UK. (1948)

Dec 20 1956
Eddy Bond And The Stompers play at the Bethel Springs High School Auditorium, Bethel Springs, Tennessee, USA, supported by Jerry Lee Lewis. (1956)

Dec 20 1957
Billy Bragg is born in Barking, Essex, UK. (1957)

Dec 20 1965
The Beach Boys release a new single, Barbara Ann, in the USA on Capitol Records. Barbara Ann was originally a hit for The Regents in 1961. (1965)

Dec 20 1971
The fund-raising triple-album, Concert For Bangladesh is released in the USA on Apple Records, featuring live performances from George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and others. (1971)

Dec 20 1972
Led Zeppelin play at The Dome, Brighton, UK. (1972)

Dec 20 1975
Bernie Leadon officially leaves The Eagles and, in due course, will be replaced by Joe Walsh. (1975)

Dec 20 1980
Kool and the Gang reach No1 in the Billboard R?n?B singles chart in the USA with Celebration. (1980)

Dec 20 2009
Rage Against the Machine reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Killing In The Name, thus ending tv-pop mogul Simon Cowell?s four year domination of the Christmas number one slot. A well-orchestrated Facebook campaign helped the Californian nu-metallers outsell The Climb by X-factor winner Joe McEdlerry. (2009)

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