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May 23, 1953: Bill Haley And His Comets had their first Top 20 hit when “Crazy Man, Crazy” entered the Cashbox Best Sellers chart at #19. The success will be short lived; the record would fall out of the Top 50 two weeks later. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 23, 1970: Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, “McCartney” was the #1 record on the US album chart. Apart from Linda McCartney’s vocal contributions, Paul performed (and recorded) the entire album entirely on his own. It would stay at #1 for three weeks; it would peak at #2 on the UK charts. Read the full […]

May 23, 1966: The Beatles released the single “Paperback Writer” B/W “Rain”. It will go to #1 in the US, UK, Ireland, West Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Norway. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 20, 1967: The Beatles new album, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” had a special preview on the Kenny Everett BBC radio program, “Where It’s At.” Everett played every track from the album, except “A Day In The Life’” which the BBC had banned, saying it promoted drug use. Read the full article at […]

May 20, 1968: Armed with a bunch of new songs after their visit to India, the four Beatles met at George Harrison's home in Esher, Surrey. They taped 23 new songs on George's 4-track recorder, many of which would end up on "The White Album". The demos included "Cry Baby Cry", "Revolution", "While My Guitar […]

May 20, 1970: Less than two months after The Beatles disintegrated, George Harrison meets with producer Phil Spector at the Abbey Road studios to play some new songs for him; they begin to work on what would become George's first post-Beatles album, "All Things Must Pass." The sessions will last until August and included some […]

May 20, 1966: The Beatles spent the day filming promotional clips for their new single, "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" at the Chiswick House and Gardens in London. The videos were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who would be the director for the group's "Let It Be" project three years later. Note Paul's chipped tooth and scarred lip; he'd […]

May 20, 1972: T. Rex were at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Metal Guru.” This would be the group’s fourth and final record to top the UK charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 17, 1980: Public Image Ltd. make their one and only appearance on American Bandstand, where they performed “Poptones” and “Careering.” Singer John Lydon made absolutely no attempt at lip-syncing with the songs and invited the entire audience to dance with the band. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 17, 1978: Lou Reed started a week long series of shows at the Bottom Line club in New York City. He would use portions of the concert recordings for his upcoming live album, “Take No Prisoners.” Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

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