On this day in 1965, The Beatles are awarded Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. John Lennon claims they smoked marijuana in the bathroom before receiving the awards, Harrison and Paul McCartney put the awards on their jackets for the Sgt. Pepper album cover; Lennon sent his back in 1969.
On this day in 1970, The Osmond Brothers are at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and recorded “One Bad Apple.”
On the same day, Elton John releases “Your Song.” It was Elton’s first song to chart, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is #137 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
On this day in 1974, it was Johnny Bristol on “American Bandstand,” singing his million seller “Hang On In There Baby.”
Queen hits the studio and records “Under Pressure,” on this day in 1981. The song went #1 in the U.K. but only #29 here in the U.S.
Sheila E was the guest on “American Bandstand,” on this day in 1985, singing “A Love Bizarre.”
And it was on this day in 2010, that Keith Richards released his autobiography, Life. His drug use is a big topic – here’s a quote: “I loved a good high. And if you stay up, you get the songs that everyone else misses because they’re asleep.” Thank you Keith.
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