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CDJ Today: December 18 in Classic Rock

Keith Richards with the Rolling Stones
Keith Richards performing with the Rolling Stones in 2012. CC BY 2.0. Credit: SolarScott

December 18, 1983 – Keith Richards marries model and actress Patti Hansen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mick Jagger is Richards’ best man.

December 18, 1988 – Mike Peters of The Alarm has his eyes burnt by spotlights during a show in Chester, England. He regains his sight two weeks later.

December 18, 2000 – Bob Geldof is granted custody of Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, the daughter of his former wife Paula Yates and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Yates was found dead of a heroin overdose in her London home in September by Tiger Lily, who was four at the time. Hutchence was found dead, hanged from the door handle of his Sydney hotel room, in November of 1997. Geldof will raise Tiger Lily with her three half-sisters, Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie.

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Classic Rock Birthdays

December 18, 1950 – Randy Castillo, drums (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
December 18, 1943 – Keith Richards, guitar, vocals (The Rolling Stones)
December 18, 1953 – Elliot Easton (born Elliot Sternberg), guitar, vocals (The Cars)
December 18, 1938 – Chas Chandler (born Bryan James Chandler), bass (The Animals) (d. 1996)
December 18, 1957 – John Webster, keyboards (Red Rider)

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