This Week in Classic Hits History (8/24-28)
Recording begins on a classic, Elton invades the US, and the Beatles get high with Dylan.
August 24th, 1975:
Queen starts recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The song featured over 180 vocal overdubs and take 3 weeks to record.
August 25th, 1970:
Elton John performs for the first time in the US at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. Don Henley and Leon Russell were some of the folks in attendance. It was the first of 18 dates in the States.
August 26th, 1987:
Sonny Bono announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs. He won the election, and later won a seat in Congress in 1996.
August 27th, 1990:
Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash after playing a show with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray. the show was at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin. The copter was trying to navigate through dense fog when it hit a man-made ski slope.
August 28th, 1964
The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at the Delmonico Hotel. It was at this meeting that Mr. Dylan introduced the fab-four to marijuana.