On this day in 1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million-selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.
On this day in music history in 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies.
It is the album that changed the world. The album that shattered records. The album that announced to the universe that Michael Jackson was the “King of Pop.” Thriller was released November 30, 1982.
In 1973, Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Photograph’. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist.
Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and where the ‘Imagine’ promo film was shot.
On this day in 1965, The final recording session for Rubber Soul by The Beatles took place at the ever so famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
They needed three new songs to finish up the album so ‘Wait’ was pulled and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish.
Paul McCartney’s “You Won’t See Me” and John Lennon’s “Girl,” the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the record shops by December 3rd in the United Kingdom and December 6th in the United States.