Marvin has a Big One -- Bruce tickets are E-Z to get -- AC/DC b'day!!!

Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye in London, Oct. 1976. (Photo: John Minihan/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

12/14/1968 (49 years ago today) - The song was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, but it becomes Marvin Gaye's first U.S. No. 1 single: the immortal "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (also a chart-topper in Britain) will spend the next five weeks at the top spot. If there's a definition for "ultra-smokin'-classic", then this would be it...

12/14/1973 (44 years ago today) - The word is not yet out, apparently: Bruce Springsteen appears at The Pinecrest Country Club in Shelton, Connecticut; only 200 tickets were sold for the show.

12/14/1949 - Happy Birthday to long-time AC/DC bassist (and arguably owner of the best head of hair in rock) Cliff Williams, who turns 68 today. Cliff replaced Mark Evans on bass in 1977, and has been on every record and tour since; he also announced his retirement from the group following the "Rock Or Bust" tour (that finished with Axl Rose on vocals). We think Cliff's got a few tales to tell, so here's to hoping there's a book that'll come out somewhere someday, and yes, we'll be the first to buy one...

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