On this day in 1969, The Rolling Stones record Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. In the audience is Jimi Hendrix, celebrating his 27th (and last) birthday.
On this day in 1970, George Harrison released his solo album “All Things Must Pass.” It featured Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Ringo Starr and Jim Gordon. The triple-disc set included a number of songs that were left over from Beatles sessions. It was eventually certified 6x Platinum, making it the top-selling album by a solo Beatle.
On this day in 1976, it was Beach Boy Brian Wilson as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” performing “Good Vibrations” and “Sloop John B.”
We roll to this day in 1981, when a concert by the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead, scheduled for the then named Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, was cancelled because only 10,000 of the 60,000 tickets had been sold. When the two groups played together in New York eight years earlier, they drew more than 600,000 fans.
On this day in 1989, during a Paul McCartney concert in Los Angeles, Stevie Wonder joined him onstage to sing their song, “Ebony And Ivory.”
On this day in 1995, The Beatles’ Anthology I sets a first-week sales record of 1.2 million copies. 5 years later, to the day, they hit #1 in America with a collection of 27 chart-topping hits, appropriately titled 1. That album has gone on to sell over 11 million copies.
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