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UltimateClassicRock.com

December 11, 2018


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Drummer Chester Thompson of Genesis is 70.
Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is 61.

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On this day in 1965, The Yardbirds' groundbreaking arrangement of Bo Diddley's "I'm A Man" peaked at #17 on the charts.

On this day in 1972, a very young Genesis made their American concert debut at Boston's Brandeis University.

On this day in 1973, a film crew shot footage of Jimmy Page climbing a mountain behind his Scottish home on Loch Ness on a cold winter's night for the Led Zeppelin film "The Song Remains the Same." Pagey later explained, "I wanted to get a full moon in the shot and it came up in December." Truly art for art's sake.

On this day in 1976, Bob Seger's classic "Night Moves" began its journey to #4 on the singles charts via backseats and dorm rooms across America.

On this day in 1982, Pat Benatar's "Shadows Of The Night" peaked at #13 as The Pretenders' "Back On The Chain Gang" started a run to #5 and Sammy Hagar's "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" began its march towards #13 — the highest charting single of his solo career.

On this day in 2004, U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" hit #1 as it was selling over three million copies.

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Which one of these handpicked selections is your fave Unc's Quote Of The Day?

It was James Russell Lowell who said: "The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion."

It was Hunter S. Thompson who said: "Every now and then you run up on one of those days when everything's in vain."

It was Coach John Wooden who said: "It isn't what you do, but how you do it."

It was Henry Ford who said: "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."


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