Christmas Day Rock N’ Roll Diary

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It’s the birthday of the late bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Noel Redding. The bass player sang and played guitar on one of his own songs on “Electric Ladyland.” Which song?

Answer: Little Miss Strange

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

  • Happy birthday to: Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding and singer Jimmy Buffett.
  • 1964: The Zombies make their U.S. debut in New York City.
  • 1967: Paul McCartney announces his engagement to Jane Asher, sister of singer-producer Peter Asher. Eight months later the couple would call it quits without reaching the altar.
  • 1969: Robbie Bachman gets his first drum set for Christmas. Years later he would become the drummer for Bachman Turner Overdrive.
  • 1981: The J. Geils Band performs a free holiday show for the inmates at Norfolk Correctional Facility.
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