Today In Metal History 🤘 December 4th, 2023🤘DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SCORPIONS, WISHBONE ASH

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Today In Metal History 🤘 December 4th, 2023🤘DEEP PURPLE, LED ZEPPELIN, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SCORPIONS, WISHBONE ASH

HEAVY HISTORY

52 years ago today (December 4th, 1971) the Casino Montreux (Casino Barrière de Montreux) in Montreux, Switzerland 🔥 had a fire during the FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION concert and DEEP PURPLE watched and wrote a song about it. It was called “Smoke On The Water”. DEEP PURPLE still recorded Machine Head there using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, while the casino complex closed down for its annual winter renovations.

(Photos above courtesy of Casino Barriere Montreux.)

43 years ago today (December 4th, 1980), LED ZEPPELIN disbanded.

TALENT WE LOST

R.I.P. Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin (DEEP PURPLE, JAMES GANG, ZEPHYR): August 1st, 1951 – December 4th, 1976 (aged 25)

R.I.P. FRANK Vincent ZAPPA: December 21st, 1940 – December 4th, 1993 (aged 52)

R.I.P. Gary Robert Rossington ((LYNYRD SKYNYRD): December 4, 1951 – March 5, 2023 (aged 71)

HEAVY BIRTHDAYS

HEAVY RELEASES

Happy 53rd
WISHBONE ASH’s Wishbone Ash  - December 4th, 1970

Happy 46th
SCORPIONS's Taken By Force - December 4th, 1977

Happy 11th
ARSIS’ Lepers Caress – December 4th, 2012
DOUBLE DRAGON’s Sons Of Asena – December 4th, 2012

Happy 8th
CORONATUS’ Rabem im Herz - December 4th, 2015
SUNN O)))’s Kannon - December 4th, 2015

Happy 3rd
DEAFHEAVEN’s 10 Years Gone - December 4th, 2020
GAMA BOMB’s Sea Savage - December 4th, 2020
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD’s New Empire, Vol. 2 - December 4th, 2020
IRON MASK’s Master of Masters - December 4th, 2020

IRON SAVIOR’s Skycrest - December 4th, 2020
PERSUADER’s Necromancy - December 4th, 2020
SOILWORK’s A Whisp of the Atlantic - December 4th, 2020



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