This Week's Music History Highlights...

This Week In Music History...

December 10th : 1967, American soul singer/songwriter Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash, aged 26. The plane carrying crashed at 3.28pm into icy waters of Lake Monoma near Madison, killing Redding and members from the The Bar-Kays, Jimmy King, Ron Caldwell, Phalin Jones and Carl Cunningham. Trumpet player Ben Cauley was the only person to survive the crash.


December 11th : 1982, The Jam played their last ever gig as a band when they appeared in Brighton, England. Singer and guitarist Paul Weller went on to form The Style Council with keyboardist Mick Talbot. The permanent line-up grew to include drummer Steve White and Weller's then-wife, Dee C. Lee.


December 12th : 1970, The Doors played what would be their last ever live show with Jim Morrison when they played at the Warehouse in New Orleans.


December 13th : 1989, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. She has sold over 40 million albums, won 10 Grammy's, 5 Guinness World Records, 1 Emmy, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 8 Academy of CMA's, and 1 Brit Award.


December 14th : 1962, Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England.


December 15th : 1999, Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren announced that he was running for the Mayor of London. He said he would be campaigning for brothels, pot shops and boozing in libraries. "I changed London with the Sex Pistols, I can change London as Mayor."


December 16th : 1970, Five singles and five albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival were certified gold in the US. The singles were: ˜Down on the Corner", ˜Lookin out My Back Door", ˜Travelin' Band", ˜Bad Moon Rising" and ˜Up around the Bend". The LPs were ˜Cosmo's Factory", ˜Willy and the Poor Boys", ˜Green River", ˜Bayou Country" and ˜Credence Clearwater Revival".