Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for December 16th
12/16/1965 (54 years ago today) - Released as a double A side, The Beatles' "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" becomes their ninth U.K. No. 1 and their third Christmas chart-topper in a row -- It goes to No. 1 here in America just a few weeks later in January 1966. Still one of their best...
12/16/1974 (45 years ago today) - Guitarist Mick Taylor announces he's leaving The Rolling Stones -- In public he says it's because it's time to try new things; years later we found out that it was the Stones hard-core drug lifestyle that actually scared him s***less and he wanted out before ending up dead. Mick Jagger is more than somewhat peeved, announcing that "Maybe now we can get a player that knows how do to do his own make-up". Ouch!
12/16/1950 - Happy Birthday Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/songwriter extraordinaire, 69 years old today -- Opened for Jimi Hendrix on The Experience's first U.S. tour when Billy was with psychedelic outfit The Moving Sidewalks. Ouch, again!
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"Got a good reason/For taking the easy way out...", xoxo!