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Music History Monday: August 11

Posted by Jeff Harris, August 11, 2014 07:24am | Post a Comment

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On this day in music history: August 11, 1966 - John Lennon holds a press conference at the Astor Towers in Chicago to apologize for remarks he had made in an interview published five months earlier. The original interview with journalist Maureen Cleave is published in the British newspaper The Evening Standard on March 4th. During the interview, Lennon will comment on religion and what he feels is the decline of Christianity in modern times. The comments will make little to no impact in Great Britain. On the eve of the band's fourth American Tour, US fan magazine Datebook will reprint Lennon’s comments out of context causing a furor in the US bible belt with radio stations banning the band's music, burning their records, and The Beatles themselves receiving death threats. After Lennon’s public apology, the uproar will eventually blow over. Though it will mark the beginning of the end of The Beatles days as a touring band. They will quietly and permanently withdraw from the road when they play their final live date at the end of the month at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
 


On this day in music history: August 11, 1969Barabajagal, the seventh album by Donovan is released. Produced by Mickie Most, it is recorded at Olympic Studios in London in May 1968 and American Recording Company in Los Angeles in November 1968 and May 1969. The album features musical backing by The Jeff Beck Group (on the title track) as well as background vocals from Graham Nash, Mike McGear (aka Michael McCartney), Rod Stewart, and Madeline Bell. It will spin off two singles including the double A-sided single "Atlantis/To Susan On The West Coast Waiting" (#7 Pop) and the title track (#36 Pop). The album will also mark the end of Donovan's long term collaboration with producer Mickie Most, with Most shifting his attention to his newly formed label RAK Records and signing artists such as Hot Chocolate, The Arrows, Smokie, and Suzi QuatroBarabajagal will peak at number 23 on the Billboard Top 200.
 

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Men In White II

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, June 15, 2009 11:20pm | Post a Comment
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