On This Day: December 7

December 7th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in music history…

1. 2019: Ozzy Osbourne offered $25,000 as a reward for the return of stolen instruments previously owned by his late guitarist Randy Rhoads after the Musonia School of Music in N. Hollywood, was robbed on Thanksgiving night. The stolen instruments included Rhoads’ first electric guitar, a 1963 Harmony Rocket, as well as a rare Marshall prototype made specifically for Rhoads.

2. 1995: American rock band The Grateful Dead break up after the death of Jerry Garcia.

3. 1991: “Black Or White” by Michael Jackson hits #1 in America for the first of seven weeks.

4. 1967: Otis Redding records his song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”, co-written and produced by guitarist Steve Cropper at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

5. 1842: New York Philharmonic‘s 1st concert.


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