On this day in 1967, The Beatles released the double “A” side of “Penny Lane” b/w “Strawberry Fields Forever.” “Penny Lane” would hit #1, “Strawberry Fields Forever,” would top out at #8.
The Osmonds’ “One Bad Apple” hits #1 for the first of five weeks, on this day in 1971. The song was ranked as the #4 song for the entire year of 1971.
On this day in 1972, Led Zeppelin were forced to cancel a concert in Singapore when officials wouldn’t let them off the plane because of their long hair.
On this day in 1975 “You’re No Good” by Linda Ronstadt was the #1 song. She had started singing the songs at her concerts and decided to record it. It was her only #1 Pop song of her career.
On this day in 1988, Michael Jackson bought a ranch he named “Neverland” in Santa Ynez, California. It’s been on the market for years and remains unsold. The asking price has been reduced to 33 million.
And finally, it was on this day in 2002, that Country music great Waylon Jennings passed away. He had 11 #1 country albums and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. He was 64 at the time of his passing.