On this day
1963 | The Beatles released their second album ‘With The Beatles’ which went on to spend 51 weeks on the UK charts.
1965 | Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour. The marriage took place under an oak tree on a judge’s lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara who is the mother of singer Jakob Dylan filed for divorce on March 1st 1977.
1968 | The Beatles double White Album was released in the UK. Featuring ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Blackbird’ ‘Back In The USSR’ and George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album.
1980 | ABBA scored their sixth UK No.1 album when Super Trouper started a nine week run at the top of the charts.
1994 | Pearl Jam released their third studio album Vitalogy, which was first released on vinyl and became the first vinyl album to appear on the US chart, since the domination of the compact disc format.
1998 | Alanis Morissette was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fourth album ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.’ The first single from album ‘Thank You’ received a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance”.
2002 | The surviving members of The Doors Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland.
2004 | U2 shot the video for ‘All Because Of You’ from a moving flat bed truck on the streets of Brooklyn in New York City. Later in the day, they performed a brief concert under the Brooklyn Bridge, which was taped by MTV for a later showing.
2010 | After just one week of availability on the iTunes store, The Beatles music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs.
Born on this day
1950 | American musician Tina Weymouth, bassist with Talking Heads.
1978 | Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.