Feb 21 in Music History: Pink Floyd and the Beatles record side by side

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Pink Floyd A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

 

1958 – The first Gibson Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1964 – New York band The Echoes recruits a new, young, then-unknown piano player named Billy Joel.

 

1967 – Pink Floyd start the first sessions on their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn at the EMI Studios in St. John’s Wood, London. While working on the song “Matilda Mother” with former Beatles engineer Norman Smith, The Beatles themselves are working in the studio next door, recording “Fixing A Hole” for their Sgt. Pepper album. Micky Dolenz from The Monkees attends the mixing session during the day.

 

1970 – The Jackson 5 make their TV debut on American Bandstand, performing “ABC.”

 

1981 – Prince appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time and performs “Party Up.”

 

2008 – A US music aficionado sells his collection of more than three million vinyl albums, singles and compact discs to an eBay buyer from Ireland for just over $3 million. An eBay spokeswoman said the sale was one of the highest ever for the online auction site.

 

 

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

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