Rock N Roll History December 6
December 6 is a very important day in rock n roll music history, albeit all music history. Way, way back in 1877, inventor Thomas Edison completed his design for a photograph and handed the sketch over to his mechanic, John Kruesi. Thirty hours later, the photograph was completed. Edison tested the new machine by reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb" into the mouthpiece. It worked! The rest is history.
Some days it just doesn't pay to get up in the morning. In 1972 while reading his morning paper, Keith Richard of The Rolling Stones, discovered that he and his girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg, had arrest warrants issued on them for drug possession.
At a New York auction in 2013, a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar formerly owned by Bob Dylan sold for a whopping $965,000. Dylan played the instrument during the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
"Give me the beat boys and free my soul". In 2011, "Drift Away" singer Dobie Gray died at the age of 71 from complications of cancer surgery. Gray also had a hit in 1965 with "The In Crowd".