Jan 2 in Music History: All Things Must Pass makes George Harrison the first Beatle with a solo US #1 album

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George Harrison All Things Must Pass
1941 – The Andrews Sisters record “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

 

1969 – The entire shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album Two Virgins is seized by authorities in Newark, New Jersey due to the full frontal nude photograph of the couple on the cover. The album is eventually released and wrapped in plain brown paper in record stores.
1969 – Filming begins at Twickenham studios in England of The Beatles rehearsing for the Let It Be album.
1971 – The George Harrison album All Things Must Pass starts a seven week run atop the US album chart, making him the first solo Beatle to score a #1 album in the country. The triple album includes the hit singles “My Sweet Lord,” “What Is Life,” and the title track (which was turned down by The Beatles).
1979 – Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious goes on trial in New York, accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen three months earlier. He claimed to have awoken from a drugged stupor to find Spungen dead on the bathroom floor of their room in the Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan.
Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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