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This Day in Music History: Rod Stewart signs with Mercury, The Who’s Tommy wins 5 Tonys

The Who Tommy

1962 : The Beatles record at Abbey Road for the first time, demoing three songs they wrote themselves: “Love Me Do,” “Ask Me Why,” and “P.S. I Love You.” The four musicians receive payments of $12.07 each for the session. This day in 1966, they record “Eleanor Rigby,” and they lay down “Don’t Pass My By” today in 1968.

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This Day in Music History: Albums outsell singles for the first time in the UK, Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 in the US

Bowie Let's Dance

1964 – Bob Dylan makes his first major concert UK appearance when he plays a Sunday afternoon show at the Royal Festival Hall in London listed as a “Folksong Concert.” Dylan’s 18-song set includes the live debut of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the interval, Dylan receives a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materializes.

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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters to perform on same stage for the first time ever

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“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times

Having just completed XPN’s “Greatest 70’s Music Weekend” comes word that some of the greatest artists & bands that hit their strides in the 1970’s are going take the stage together for the first time ever. Continue reading →