Rock N’ Roll Diary: December 21

Carter Alan /

The Rolling Stones released the album “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” complete with 3D cover, on this day in 1967. It performed only marginally well on the U.S. album chart, mainly because it only had one moderately successful single on it. Which one?

Answer: “She’s A Rainbow,” which only got up to #25

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1964: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts releases his children’s book “Ode to a High Flying Bird,” a pictorial tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.
  • 1967: The Rolling Stones release “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” an album complete with a plastic 3-D photograph of the band on the cover.
  • 1968: Crosby, Stills & Nash perform together publicly for the first time. Neil Young would join them a year later.
  • 1969: Ginger Baker forms the band “Air Force” after the early demise of Blind Faith. Air Force also includes Rick Grech and Steve Winwood from Blind Faith as well as former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
  • 1979: The Eagles play a benefit concert for Jerry Brown, who is running for president.
  • 1999: The readers of Guitar Magazine vote Jimi Hendrix “Guitarist of the Millenium.”
  • 2006: A pair of six-foot tall eyeballs, autographed by the members of Pink Floyd and used to promote Floyd’s DVD “Pulse,” are auctioned off on eBay. The proceeds, which total more than $32,500, are donated to a British charity benefitting the homeless.
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