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The Beatles released their LP / Soundtrack LP “Help!” on Aug. 6, 1965 in the UK. It would be released in the US one week later. The UK version contained fourteen songs. Seven of these, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the film and took up the first side of the […]

Pat Benatar released her second LP “Crimes of Passion” on Aug. 5, 1980. The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week ending August 23 and held at No. 2 for five weeks in the US in January 1981, behind John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. It had the hits “Hit Me with Your […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the UK on Aug. 5, 1966. It would be released in the US 3 days later on the 8th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

The Beatles LP “Revolver” which was released 52 years ago today in the UK, included the song “Eleanor Rigby”. The song was written by Paul McCartney and many people have often wondered who she was, or why that name for the song. Paul at first said it was a name that came to him and […]

Boston released their 2nd LP titled “Don’t Look Back” on Aug. 2, 1978. The title track was one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in […]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention released the live LP “Fillmore East – June 1971” on Aug. 2, 1971. It was the twelfth album in Frank Zappa’s discography. ‘Fillmore East – June 1971’ is a live concept-like album. It portrays a peek-behind-the-curtain of the life of a rock band on the road as narrated […]

Jethro Tull released their second LP “Stand Up” on Aug. 1, 1969. Before they started recording the record. Tull’s then guitarist Mick Abrahams resigned because of musical differences with Ian Anderson. Mick wanted to stay with the blues rock sound of the debut album “This Was,” while Anderson wished to add other musical influences such […]

The Rolling Stones released their fourth US LP “Out of Our Heads” on July 30, 1965. It would be their third UK LP and it wasn’t released there until Sept. 24th of that year with a different cover and song list. Most of “Out of Our Heads” was rhythm and blues cover songs. The US […]

AC/DC released their fifth LP “Highway to Hell” on July 27, 1979 (it was their 6th LP in Australia). It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year on Tuesday, February 19, 1980. Prior to this LP, the band hadn’t had much success on American radio, so the […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]


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