1966 – Bassist Pete Quaife calls it quits with the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton. Quaife later returns, but finally walks out on the band in March 1969, moving to Denmark.
1966 – John Lennon makes his first appearance away from the Beatles in the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s film ‘How I Won the War’. He writes “Strawberry Fields Forever” during the filming.
1966 – The Monkees’ television show premieres on NBC-TV.
1966 – ABC-TV’s musical variety series, “The Roger Miller Show,” premieres.
1966 – On this day The Beatles’ Revolver goes to No. 1 on the American albums chart and stays there for six weeks. Revolver is the seventh album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 5 August 1966. The album showcased a number of new stylistic developments which would become more pronounced on later […]
1966 – On TV tonight, the Rolling Stones make an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Guitarist Brian Jones has his hand in a cast after falling over in Tangier.
1966 – You too can talk like a baby and make millions. But it helps if your name is Adam Sandler. The man behind the ever-popular “Chanukah Song” is born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1966 – John Lennon flies to Germany to begin filming How I Won the War with director Richard Lester. He begins to wear the granny glasses of his character, Pvt. Gripweed.
1966 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Can’t Hurry Love,” The Supremes.
1966 – The Four Tops enter the singles chart with “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” The song eventually becomes their second chart-topper.
1966 – At No. 1 today is Donovan with “Sunshine Superman.” This day in rock history!