Fox Facts: December 5


2015 Ringo Starr's personal copy of "The Beatles" (The White Album), numbered 0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 at Julien's Live auction.

2013 - A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit "Born to Run" sold at Sotheby's for $197,000. 

2004 - Elton John receives a Kennedy Center honor.

2002 - Elton John guest stars on Will and Grace.

2001 - David Crosby and Don Henley headline a benefit concert that raises $300,000 for children of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

1980 - John Lennon gives his last print interview to Rolling Stones.

1980 - U2 play their first show in the US when they perform at The Ritz Ballroom in New York City.

1975 - Fleetwood Mac's tenth album goes Gold and will eventually reach Platinum status.

1969 - The Rolling Stones release Let It Bleed.

1968 - An actual banquet held to launch the Rolling Stones' newest album, "Beggar's Banquet" comes to an abrupt end when a pie throwing fight breaks out. 

1968 - Graham Nash quits The Hollies and a few days later forms Crosby, Stills and Nash.

1965 - The Beatles played in their hometown of Liverpool for the last time. 

1964 - The Zombies' debut single "She's Not There" tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart.

Birthdays

  • Jack Russell (Great White vocalist) is born in Montebello, California in 1960.
  • Jim Messina (of Buffalo SpringfieldPocoLoggins & Messina) is born in Maywood, California in 1947.
  • Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale ("Cocaine") , a forerunner of the Tulsa Sound, is born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1938.
  • Richard Wayne Penniman, who will become known as Little Richard, is born in Macon, Georgia in 1932.