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The Blues Bros. arrive and a Stone rolls no more in Today’s Rock History!

DECEMBER 9TH IS THE 343RD DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CHRISTMAS CARD DAY, NATIONAL PASTRY DAY, AND WORLD TECHNO DAY.

1978

John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd release their version of Sam And Dave’s “Soul Man” under the name The Blues Brothers.

ALSO IN ‘78

Gino Vannelli enjoys his highest charting Billboard single when “I Just Wanna Stop” peaks at #4.

1988

According to a poll released in the US, the music of Neil Diamond was favored as the best background music during sex.

1992

Saying that he had “seen it all and done it all”, bassist Bill Wyman quits The Rolling Stones after over 30 years with the group.

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