This Week In Classic Hits History (5/30-6/3)
This week, The Beatles begin 'The Beatles', The Sones begin a US Tour, and The Monkees begin a 50 year run.
May 30, 1968:
The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.
May 31, 1966:
Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees' first single, 'Last Train to Clarksville' was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. The show would last 2 years and the band would outsell both The Beatles and the Stones in 1967.
June 1, 1975:
The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. It was the first tour with Ronnie Wood who replaced Mick Taylor.
June 2, 1984:
Aerosmith played at the Capitol Theater in Concord, New Hampshire, the first night on their 59 date North American 'Back In The Saddle Tour'.
June 3, 1970:
Due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio, Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the the song 'Lola'.