1978 – EMI halts production of the Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album after some of the celebrities featured complain about the use of their images in the cover art.
1976 – The Beatles’ nine-year contract with EMI expires. Didn’t they break up…? I guess EMI was in denial.
1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day in rock history! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of musicians and peace activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Biography Early life and education Sean Lennon was born in […]
1969 – The Beatles’ publishing company, Northern Songs, is bought by Associated TV for 1 million pounds, while their new business affairs manager, Allen Klein, negotiates an increased royalty rate for the band with EMI/Capitol.
1967 – The Anni-Frid Four, featuring future Abba singer Anni-Frid Lynstad, win a talent contest on the Swedish TV show Hyland’s Corner, performing their single “A Day Off.” She’s later signed to EMI.
1962 – In London, the Beatles audition for EMI’s George Martin at the Abbey Road studios, playing their compositions “Love Me Do” and “Ask Me Why.” George Martin met four young men from Liverpool who were destined to change his life in the most remarkable fashion. Ken Townsend agreed to stay behind at Abbey Road […]
1962 – Beatles sign their contract with EMI Records.
1947 – Marc Bolan (Marc Feld) of T. Rex is born in London. Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T.Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]
1943 – Jack Bruce of Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker is born this day in rock history! From Wikipedia John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (born 14 May 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. He is best-known as an electric bass guitarist, harmonica player and pianist, and was most famous as a […]
1943 – George Harrison of the Beatles is born in Liverpool, England. (He tells Chart Toppers magazine in a 1992 interview that he had only recently learned that his Birthday was not Feb. 25.) However, All references still on the web say it is the 25th. Does anyone have a birth certificate? After the breakup […]