Today in 1963, the Beatles released their second album, “With the Beatles,” in the United Kingdom.
That same day, with this song on top of the U.S. singles charts …
… Phil Spector released a Christmas album from his artists:
Given what else happened that day, you can imagine neither of those received much notice in this country.
Today in 1967, the BBC unofficially banned the Beatles’ “I Am the Walrus,” despite the fact that the song includes a snippet of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” from the BBC Third Programme:
The number one single today in 1975:
The number one single today in 1986:
Birthdays begin with Ron McClure of Blood Sweat & Tears …
… born one year before Floyd Sneed, drummer for Three Dog Night:
Rod Price of Foghat:
Tina Weymouth played bass for the Talking Heads:
One death of note, today in 1997: Michael Hutchence of INXS: