2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock! Jobs, most notably known for the iPhone in recent years, contributed to the computer and music world. iTunes being the most notable and influential music download service in the known universe. At one time apple battled over the […]
2009 – The Beatles: Rock Band is released… The world’s leading music game meets the greatest band in history! The Beatles™: Rock Band™ gives fans what they’ve been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles’ legendary story from the inside. You won’t just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark […]
2005 – The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Let It Be.’
2004 – Mark Purseglove known as the world’s ‘biggest bootlegger’ was sentenced to 3 years 6 months jail by Blackfriars Crown Court. Purseglove had built up a £15 million pirate CD empire by bootlegging live concerts of some of the world’s biggest stars including The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
2004 – The Grey Album, which mixes Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album, is made available for free download as part of a “Grey Tuesday” protest. DJ Danger Mouse was barred from releasing the record by EMI, who refused permission to use Beatles samples and threatened legal action.
2002 – music weekly The NME published a list of the 50 most influential icons. At No.10, Public Enemy, 9, U2, 8, The Jam, 7, Radiohead, 6, Oasis, 5, The Sex Pistols, 4, David Bowie, 3, The Stone Roses, 2, The Beatles and No.1 The Smiths.
1999 – Frederic Seaman, a former assistant to John Lennon, is sued by Yoko Ono and Capitol Records over personal effects of the late artist. The suit claims that Seaman launched “an elaborate scheme” to “exploit Lennon’s Deaths by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items.”
1990 – The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., names four recently discovered asteroids after the four Beatles.
1987 – In the US Capitol Records releases the first 4 Beatles albums on CD.
1971 – Beatles manager Allen Klein is barred from involvement in the band’s affairs as the Fab Four’s career together winds down. According to legend, it is also on this night that John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr go to Paul McCartney’s London townhouse and throw a brick through one of the windows.
1969 – The Beatles begin their sessions for Abbey Road with a take of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
1969, The Beatles moved from Twickenham Film Studios to Apple studios in London to start recording the “Get Back” LP. Billy Preston was brought into the sessions (John, Paul, and George knew Preston from 1962, when he was a member of Little Richard’s backing group). The Beatles were determined to record the album “live”, flaws […]