This Day in Music History: Both the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” and Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” were released in ’66

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The Beach Boys Pet Sounds

1965 – The Rolling Stones appear with Chuck Berry on the television show Hollywood A-GO-GO.

1966 – The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds is released.

1966 – Bob Dylan releases his 7th album (and one of the first double rock albums), Blonde On Blonde. It was recorded with Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson, Nashville country music session players, and had what Dylan later called “that wild mercury sound.”

1966 – Bruce Springsteen’s band, The Castiles, buys an hour of studio time at the Bricktown Recording Studio in the Brick Mall Shopping Center in New Jersey. They pay $50 to cut two songs written by the 16-year-old Springsteen.

1970 – Randy Bachman leaves The Guess Who to produce an album for Winnipeg band Brave Belt, which he eventually joins. At the suggestion of Neil Young, Bachman recruits fellow Winnipeg bassist and vocalist C.F. Turner, and the band Bachman-Turner Overdrive is born.

1984 – Prince’s “When Doves Cry” is released.

1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan of Pogues and Elvis Costello are married.

1987 – “With Or Without You” becomes U2’s first #1 hit in the US.

1987 – David Crosby marries his longtime girlfriend Jan Dance in Los Angeles. Bandmate Stephen Stills gives away the bride. Graham Nash renews vows with his wife Susan at the same ceremony.

2000 – The Artist announces that he is reclaiming the name “Prince” since his contract with Warner-Chappell had expired. The contract officially ended on December 31, 1999.

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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