Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Record Store Day Releases 2011

After much research and digging, I have come with with a pretty good list of the specials for Record Store Day 2011. Please, if you know of any I missed (and I am sure I missed a few), please email me and I can update the list (

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13TH Floor Elevators - Wait For My Love (7")
86 ~ Telesterion
AC/DC ~ Shoot To Thrill/War Machine (7")
A Day To Remember ~ "All I Want" as a 7” single with bonus acoustic version and B-Side etching for the day. The limited edition colored 7” will be released in the US as a clear purple pressing (limited 2,000) and internationally throughout Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia as a mint green pressing (limited 1,000).
ARP ~ Pastoral Synphony
A Rekords Rekords Record ~ 10" picture disc compilation, featuring tracks by Queens Of The Stone Age. Alain Johannes, Mini Mansions and Desert Sessions.
Adele ~ Rolling In The Deep (10")
Anberlin ~ Cities (2 LPs) (limited to 1,000)
Antony & The Johnsons ~ Swanlights EP (900 copies)
Architecture In Helsinki ~ Places Like This
Art Hospital ~ Art Hospital (7")
Bad Brains ~ God Of Love
Bad Brains ~ Pay To Cum (7")
Beach Boys ~ Good Vibrations/Heroes And Villains (10"single/double 78 rpm)
Beach Fossils ~ Wake-approved cover (limited to 1,000)
Beady Eye ~ Beady Eye (Box Set)
Belle Brigade ~ Belle Brigade
Beth Ditto - "tbc" CD
Between The Buried And Me ~ Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogs LP (limited to 1,000)
Bibio/Clark ~ Willenhall/Baskerville Grinch (Split 12")
Big Audio Dynamite - Limited numbered (7")
Black Angels ~ Another Nice Pair (LP) (red vinyl, limited to 2,000 and 100 random inserts will be signed by the band)
Black Angels ~ Phosgene Nightmare
Black Market Baby ~ Potential Suicide (7")(limited 200 on gold vinyl)
Black Twig Pickers & Glenn Jones ~ Split
Blitzen Trapper ~ Maybe Baby (7")
Bob Dylan ~ Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
Boris ~ Attention Please LP (gatefold w/ poster, limited to 3,500)
Bouncing Souls ~ Live At Generation Records (limited 1,500 and wont be pressed again)
Brett Dennen ~ B Side To The D Side (7")
British Sea Power ~ 2 (7")
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ~ "Gotta Get That Feeling" / "Racing In The S" (10")
Built To Spill ~ Ripple (picture disc 7" limited to 3,000)
Burn ~ Burn (7") (yellow vinyl limited to 500)
Busdriver ~ ATM (7")
CSC Funk Band ~ Troll's Soiree (7")
Caribou ~ Swim Remixes
Cars ~ Sad Songs (7")
Children Of Bodom/Killing Joke ~ "Northpole Throwdown" / "Fresh Fever From The Skies"
Circa Survive ~ Appendage (oxblood colored vinyl, limited to 300)
City and Colour ~ Sometimes (2LPs) (silk screen covers, limited to 500, hand numbered & bonus track)
Civil Wars ~ Dance Me To The End Of Love (7")
Clash ~ "The Magnificent Seven" (7") (heavyweight red vinyl & 4 trk CD)
Clinic ~ "Ladies Night" (limited 10" single)
Clouds ~ B Chuggas May be Logging
Coffee, Dennis ~ Uniquitous (7")
Country Joe & The Fish ~ Electric Music For The Mind & Body
Crime In Stereo ~ Love (7") (with arigato cover limited to 100)
Cults ~ "Abducted" / "Go Outside" (remix) (7")
Cults ~ 7" (etched vinyl)
DB’S ~ Picture Sleeve (7")
DOM ~ Things Change/Jesus (10")
Daedelus ~ Tailor Made
Damien Jurado ~ Live at Landlocked (12") (900 Copies)
Dan Sartain ~ "Fuck" (7")
Death Cab For Cutie ~ Home is a Fire" / "You are a Tourist" (limited to 4,200 copies)
Decemberists ~ Live At Bull Moose
Deep Purple ~ 7" single "Hush" "Speed King"
Deerhoof/Xiu Xiu ~ split 7" colored vinyl (limited to 2,000)
Deerhoof ~ Friend Opportuntiy (180 gram, clear green limited to 1,000)
Deftones ~ Covers vinyl (LP)
Dengue Fever ~Cannibal Courtship
Derek & The Dominos ~ (7") single
Dio ~ Killing The Dragon (LP)(limited to 1,000)
Discordance Axis ~ Inalienable Dreamless
Dodos ~ All Night (7")
Doors ~ Riders On The Storm (7")
Doriella Du Fontaine (Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles And Lightnin' Rod) ~ (7")
Douglas Charles ~ The Lives of Charles Douglas (limited vinyl)
Duff McKagan Loaded ~ Taking
Duran Duran ~ Girl Panic! (7")
Elliott ~ US Songs (LP) (gray vinyl limited to 330)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ~ tbc quadruple vinyl release
Eric Clapton ~ Unplugged (180 gram)
Fela Kuti & Africa '70 ~ Monday Morning In Lagos PT. 1 & 2 (7")
Fistful Of Mercy ~ Fistful Of Mercy
Five Finger Death Punch ~ "Falling In Hate" / "Far From Home"
Flaming Lips ~ Heady Nuggs: The First 5 Warner Bros. Records 1992 (numbered and limited to 6,500)
Fleet Foxes ~Helplessness Blues (limited to 3,000)
Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours (180 gram)
Flogging Molly~ Don't Shut 'Em Down (7")
Flying Lotus ~ Cosmogramma Alt Takes
Foo Fighters ~ Medium Rare (LP) (12 cover songs)
Foster The People ~ "Pumped Up Kicks" (10" vinyl)
Franz Ferdinand Tribute ~ Franz Ferdinand Tribute
Freddy King ~ "Wash Out" / "Butterscotch (7")
Frustrators ~ Griller (7") (limited 200, red vinyl)
Gaggle ~ "The Brilliant and the Dark" (limited to 300-copies 12")
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger ~ La Carotte Bleue
Glass Jaw ~ Worship & Tribute (limited to 1,000)
Gorillaz ~ Fall
Grateful Dead ~ Grateful Dead (Mono) (180 gram)
Green Day/Husker Du - "Don't Know If You Are Lonely" split 7" (orange vinyl limited to 6,500)
Grinderman ~ Evil
Grinderman ~ Palaces of Montezuma
Growlers ~ Gay Thoughts (7")
Guided By Voices Tribute ~ Sing For Your Meat
Hank Williams III ~ Damn Right Rebl Proud
Hank Williams III ~ Lovesick Broke & Driftin'
Hank Williams III ~ Rebel Within
Hank Williams III ~ Risin' Outlaw
Hank Williams III ~ Straight To Hell
Head And The Heart ~ Head And The Heart
Helloween / Apocalyptica ~ "The Sage, The Fool, The Sinner" / "Bring Them To Light"
Hellyeah/JettBlack ~ "Pole Rider" / "When It Comes To Lovin'"
Hollywood Undead ~ American Tragedy (picture disc)
Howe Gelb ~ "Sno Angel" / "Melted Wires" (7")
In This Momnet ~ Promise
International Submarine Band ~ Safe At Home (mono)
Jack's Mannequin ~ (7") (TBD - should feature fan submitted artwork)
James Blake ~ James Blake
James Yorkston ~ EP
Javelin ~ "Coleridge" / "Colleagues (7")
Javelin ~ Canyon Candy (10" single, hand printed)
Jenny & Johnny/ Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - "Love Hurts" split 7" (light blue vinyl)
Jimi Hendrix - "Fire" 7" (red vinyl & limited 3 track CD)
Jimi Hendrix Tribute ~ "Foxey Lady" / "Spanish Castle Magic" / "Purple Haze" / "Santana" / "Randolph"
Jimi Hendrix ~ "Fire" / "Touch You" / "Cat Talking To Me"
Jimmy Eat World ~ Bleed American (3LP) (numbered and limited to 3,000)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ~ I Love Rock & Roll (180 gram clear vinyl - limited edition)
Joan Of Arc ~ Presents: Don't Mind Control (limited to 500)
Job For A Cowboy ~ Ruination (10")
John Doe & Jill Sobule ~ Day At The Pass
John Fahey ~ Requia (other compositions for guitar solo)
John Hammond ~ So Many Roads
John Leguizamo's Freak ~ John Leguizamo's Freak
John Mayall & Eric Clapton ~ "Lonely Years" / "Bernard Jenkins (7")
Joy Formidible ~ "Whirring" / "CHWRLIO"
Justin Townes Earle ~ Move Over Momma (7")
Kate Bush ~ Hounds Of Love (10")(1000 copies, pink 120 gram vinyl)
Kill Rock Stars ~ Kill Rock Stars
Kills ~ Satellite (10")(limted to 500)
Kings Of Leon ~ Holy Roller Novocaine (10")(red vinyl)
Kode9 & The Spaceape ~ "Otherman" / "Love Is The Drug"
Lady Gaga ~ Born This Way
Lenka ~ Two
Lone Pigeon - 28 secret tracks (limited vinyl pressing)
Lower Dens ~ Deer Knives
Machine Head ~ Black Procession (10")
Manchester Orchestra ~ "Simple Math" / "The Plan" (7")
Manhattan Murder History ~ Manhattan Murder History
Mastadon/ZZ Top ~ "Just Got Paid" (split 7")
Mastadon ~ "Live at the Aragon" (LP)(180 gram)(limited to 3,000)
Mates Of State ~ Team Boo
Matt & Kim ~ Block After Block (7")
Matt Costa ~ Songs We Sing
Menzingers ~ Chamberlain Waits
Michael Jackson ~ "Hollywood Tonight" / "Behind The Mask (7") J
Midlake/Will Self - 12" single
Midlake ~ Am I Going Insane
Mighty Clouds ~ Mighty Clouds
Mike Gordon ~ Inside In (7")
Mississippi John Hurt ~ Immortal
Mitchell & Manley ~ Norcal Values
Mona ~ "Listen To Your Love" / "All This Time" (7")
Mumford & Sons ~ Dharohar project Laura Marling & Mumford & Sons (10") (3500 copies)
My Chemical Romance ~ Na Na Na
My Morning Jacket ~ Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket ~ It Still Moves
My Morning Jacket ~ Z
Nada Surf ~ Moon Is Calling (7")
Naked & Famous ~ "This Machine" / "No Light"
Nathaniel Rateliff ~ Shroud (7")
Neurosis ~ Sovereign
New York Dolls ~ Dancing Backward In High Heels
New York Dolls ~ Fool For You Baby (7")
Nick Cave ~ Where the Wild Roses Grow (features Kylie Minogue)
Nickel Creek ~ Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek ~ This Side
Nickel Creek ~ Why Should The Fire Die
Nirvana – Hormoaning (colored vinyl limited to 6,000)
No One Got Hurt ~ No One Got Hurt
Of Montreal ~ Past Is A Grotesque Animal (LP)(180 gram)(limited to 1,000)
Off! ~ Live At generation records (7")
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez ~ Telesterion
Opeth ~ Throat Of Winter (7")
Os Mutantes ~ Everything Is Possible: World Psychedelic Classic (180 gram)
Oval/Liturgy ~ split
Owen -~"O, Evelyn" (7")
Oxbow ~ King Of The Jews
Ozzy Osbourne ~ "Flying High Again" / "I Don't Know "(live)( 7")
Ozzy Osbourne ~ Blizzard Of Oz
Ozzy Osbourne ~Diary Of A Madman
Panda Bear ~ "Tomboy" exclusive clear vinyl with t-shirt
Parlophone ~ Parlophone (7" box set)
Paul Simon ~ So Beautiful Or So What
Pearl Jam ~ Immortality/Rearviewmirror (7")
Pearl Jam ~ VS.
Pearl Jam ~ Vitalogy
Peter Bjorn and John ~ Dig a Litter Deeper (7")
Peter Tosh ~ Legalize It (7") (colored vinyl)
Phish - "Two Soundchecks" (7" live)
Piebald ~ Vol I-III (triple gatefold) (different colors) (limited to 1,000)
Pinback ~ Information Received A (7") (limited to 1500 copies)
Pink Floyd ~ London 66/67
Polvo ~ Celebrate The New Dark Age
Portable Shrines Magical Sound Theatre ~ Vol 1. Portable Shrines Magical Sound Theatre
Primal Scream ~ Triple vinyl set
Prurient ~ Many Jewels Surround The Crown (7")
Queen ~ Keep Yourself Alive (7")
Quicksand ~ self titled (limited to 500) (blue vinyl)
R.E.M. ~ Three: First Three Singles From 'Collapse' (7")
Rammstein ~ "Waidmann's Heil" / "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da"
Rancid ~ Let The Dominoes Fall (collectors edition) (Incl. Regular CD, Acoustic CD, Regular 180 gram LP, Acoustic 180 gram LP, 72 page booklet, poster, four guitar pics & DVD)
Ray Lamontagne ~ Live Fall 2010
Red Crayola ~ "Hurricane Fighter Plane" / "Pink Stainle (7")
Red Hot Chili Peppers & The Ramones ~ Havana Affair (red vinyl) (limited to 6,500)
Regina Spektor - "Four From Far" (7")
Rekords Rekords ~ Rekords Rekords
Republic Tigers ~ Merrymake It With me (7")
Republic Tigers ~ No Man's Land (EP)
Rhymesayers ~ picture disc
Rise Against The Machine ~ Join The Ranks (7")(limited to 800)
Rival Schools ~ "Wring It Out" (7") (limited to 1,500)
Robbie Robertson ~ How To Be Clairvoyant
Rolling Stones ~ "Brown Sugar/Bitch" /" Let It Rock" (7")
Roy Orbison ~ "Only The Lonely" (mono) / "Oh, Pretty Woman (7")
Rush ~ "BU2B" (7")
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals ~ Class Mythology EP 2×7" (limited to 2,500 one orange-one yellow)
Sandy Denny ~ (7")) (with tracks voted on by Facebook fans, yet to be determined)
Sennen ~ Age Of Denial
Silverstein ~ Support Your Local record Store (7") (limited to 500) (includes one new track plus four covers from Kid Dynamite, American Nightmare and Propagandhi)
Skip James ~ Today!
Skysaw ~ "No One Can Tell" / "Serated" (7")
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - (broom colored vinyl) (limited to 500)
Sonic Youth ~ Whore's Moaning: Oz '93 tour edition
Sons & Daughters ~ "Listen To Crime" / "Just Relax" (7")
Spark ~ "Revolving" (7")
Steve Earle ~ I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (7") (colored vinyl) (limited to 2000 copies)
Steve Gunn & Ilyas Ahmed ~ Slpit (7")
Submarines ~ "Love Notes" / "Letter Bombs
Superchunk ~ Here's Where The Strings Come In
Syd Barrett ~ Introduction to Syd Barrett (180gm)
Television ~ Live At The Old Waldorf (180 gram white vinyl)
The Answer ~ "Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw" / "Fooled Me"
The Entrance Band ~ (7" )(500 copies
The Go! Team ~ "Apollo Throwdown" / "Voice Yr Choice" (12" single)
The Kills ~ "Satellite" (special dub) (10")
The Wake ~ "On Our Honeymoon" / Crush the Flowers
The Wombats ~ "Anti D" (7")
The Wonder Years ~ The Upsides (LP) (gatefold, orange, limited to 500)
Therapies Son ~ Over The Sea (10")
Toadies ~ "No Deliverance" / "Someone Great (7")
Toddla T ~ "Cherry Picking" (12") (red vinyl)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - You're Gonna Get It (LP)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ~ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (white vinyl)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ~ You're Gonna Get It (blue vinyl)
Toro Y Moi / Cloud Nothings - "I Will Talk To You" / "For No Reason" (7")
Touche Amore ~ To The Beat Of A Dead Horse (LP) (white vinyl, limited to 250)
Tracey Thorn ~ You are a Lover (10")
Transit ~ Promise Nothing (7") (limited to 1,000 copies with 300 on green/gray and 700 on blue/clear)
Tron Translucence EP ~ Soundtrack (10")
Urge Overkill ~ Effigy (7")
Vaccines - "Live From London" (CD)
Velvet Underground ~ "Foggy Notion" / "I Can't Stand It (7")
Villagers/Charlotte Gainsbourg ~ "Memoir" / "Set The Tigers Free" (7")
Villagers ~ Villagers live at the Workman's Club Dublin, 16th September 2010 (LP)
Vivian Girls - "I Heard You Say" (colored 7" single)
Vorwarts ~ Vorwarts
Wavves/Trash Talk ~ "Thorns" / "TV Luv Song" (7")
When I Was 12 - 7-inch (300 limited edition pieces of random color)
Wild Flag ~ Future Crimes (7")
Wild Nothing ~ Wake-approved cover (limited to 1,000)
William Elliott Whitmore & P.O.S. ~ split (7")
William Fitzsimmons ~ Gold In the Shadow
Wiz Khalifa ~ Rolling Papers
Yardbirds ~ "Goodnight Sweet Josephine" / "Think About It (7")
Yeasayer ~ End Blood (7") (featuring 2 unreleased tracks)
Young The Giant ~ Apartment (7")
Youth Of Today ~ self titled (7")(limited to 500)

Ask Mr. Music By Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: If you can ease my brain pain, I will forever be grateful.

Circa-1961, the Top 40 stations in this area played a song that is probably titled “Ronnie,” or some slight variation, such as “Oh Ronnie,” or “Ronnie Came Back,” etc.

Every 1960s music expert I've asked immediately says it's “Ronnie,” by Marcy Joe, which was in fact a big hit at approximately the same time.

So I'll save you the trouble by saying that “Ronnie” is a different song altogether.

Either my mystery song is by Connie Stevens, or someone who sounds exactly like she did around that time.
—Raymond Lincoln, Harrisburg, Pa.

DEAR RAYMOND: The pain in your brain is about to wane.

Like the others, my first thought was Marcy Joe's “Ronnie,” especially since she repeatedly pleads “Ronnie, come back.” Having found a new girlfriend, he, like Charlie on the M.T.A., never returns.

However, you say this Ronnie came back. This, combined with the other clues, points directly to “The Ballad of Ronnie,” by Alicia Adams. In her ballad, Ronnie leaves Alicia for a hitch in the military, but eventually does come back to her.

On the reverse is “Kissin' On,” a strangely-titled up-tempo side. This too got some air play and might be another track you will remember.

Released in October 1960, Alicia's debut single (Capitol 4444) earned four-star reviews from the trade magazines. Even so, it did not chart nationally.

Thinking the singer of this teener tune to be Connie Stevens is very understandable. Other than Connie and Alicia, most anyone could make that same mistake.

DEAR JERRY: Having now watched the first episode of the fifth season of Army Wives, it brings to mind a question about the name of one of the regular characters, Emmaline Holden, daughter of Michael and Claudia Joy Holden.

Though I never heard this name before Army Wives, I was flabbergasted to find nearly 4,000 Emmalines on Facebook. This includes women of all ages.

My grandmother mentioned a song titled “Emmaline” was popular during the big band years, and it may have inspired some parents to name their girls Emmaline.

Do you know the song she describes?
—Nancy Gallagher,

DEAR NANCY: Yes, even though there are slight title variations and other considerations.

Emmalin (no 'e') Holden, played in Army Wives Season One (2007) by Caroline Pires, and thereafter by Katelyn Pippy, is not nearly as common a name as Emmaline.

As you now know, Facebook hosts thousands of Emmalines, yet they do not list even one Emmalin.

Next we have “Emaline,” almost certain to be the big band tune granny recalls.

Recorded in 1937 by Mildred Bailey, the preeminent female singer of the swing era, her “Emaline” is the man she hopes to marry. This would likely lessen the number of swing era parents naming girls Emaline.

Accompanying Bailey on the “Emaline” session is Benny Goodman's Orchestra, and some stellar sax work from Coleman Hawkins.

Using Facebook again as our sampler of society, they do have one Emaline, and wouldn't you know she is a she.

Seemingly against the odds, 10 years after “Emaline,” Mildred recorded a completely different song titled “Evaline,” with only one different letter.

As with Emalin, this Evaline is another potential mate of the male variety.

Facebook has two Evalines, both of whom are females. Why am I not surprised?

IZ ZAT SO? In 1925, while performing in Los Angeles, Mildred (neé: Rinker) Bailey was asked by her brother, Al Rinker, if she could help he and his crooning partner break into show business.

Mildred obliged and landed a job for Al and his pal, Harry Crosby, a gifted 22-year-old singer who preferred to be called “Bing.”

Throughout his remarkable career, Bing Crosby often credited Mildred Bailey for helping him secure his first important job in the entertainment business.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail: t Visit his Web site: 

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2010 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Permission


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Where Are They Now? 9 Famous Album Cover Babies

Let's be honest, all the best albums have babies on them. But what happens to those babies when they grow up?

Dave Stopera

1. Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G.

Keithroy Yearwood was just recently discovered to the be 'Ready To Die' baby. He was paid $150 dollars to be on the cover which he guesses he was able to do because of his “giant afro.” Yearwood currently lives in the Bronx and is a senior in high school.

2. A Boy Named Goo - Goo Goo Dolls

See the rest of the top ten at


DEF LEPPARD Singer's DOWN 'N' OUTZ Planning To Release Album Of Original Material

This summer, DEF LEPPARD will release a new album and tour with HEART but before then, singer Joe Elliott will be touring the U.K. with his other group, DOWN 'N' OUTZ, a project also featuring members of THE QUIREBOYS. Last July, the guys released their debut album, "My ReGeneration", featuring covers of songs by MOTT THE HOOPLE, Ian Hunter and BRITISH LIONS, the music DOWN N' OUTZ performed as the support act for MOTT THE HOOPLE at one of the legendary band's 2009 reunion shows. Fans who bought the disc might have noticed that this CD is marked "Volume 1." That implies there is more to come and Joe told VH1 Radio Networks' Dave Basner what to expect from the band in the future.



MACHINE HEAD Drummer Talks About 'Record Store Day'


Autopsy To Release Vinyl Edition Of New Album "Macabre Eternal"

San Francisco Bay Area death metal act Autopsy has completed recording its long-awaited fifth studio album, "Macabre Eternal," which is due out May 31st on Peaceville Records. The band has announced that it will release a special vinyl edition of the forthcoming musical massacre before the CD and digital versions hit stores, available exclusively through the Peaceville web-store on May 16th.


The Face of Metal: Album Cover Artists

While Metallica may have had the skull-obsessed art of Pushead, Megadeth had the thrash metal mastermind Ed Repka. Ed has been a stalwart of the scene since it's inception and despite the years of intricate and colourful masterworks behind him he is still going strong. His pieces regularly focus on a leering character in the foreground and espouse themes of nuclear horrors, skeletal figures and oppressive political and business power. Out of all the metal artists he is possibly the most prolific, especially in the thrash metal arena; From Hirax to Nuclear Assault, Possessed to Toxik, and plenty of recent bands such Hexen and Austrian Death Machine - all draw the common thread of Ed Repka’s comical madness. Here are some well loved examples:

Read much more and see some awesome album cover art at


and in music history for the day:

In 1955, Elvis Presley auditioned for TV's Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, where he plays "Good Rockin' Tonight". His performance was weak and the show's producers turned him down.

In 1959, The Skyliners, a five member group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, entered the Billboard Pop chart for the first time with the now classic doo-wop hit, "Since I Don't Have You". The song will be their biggest success, reaching #12. Joe Rock would later say that he was upset about a girl who had just left him and wrote most of the lyrics while sitting in his car between stoplights.

Elvis Presley recorded the immortal cut "Can't Help Falling in Love" in 1961.

The film of The Concert for Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York in 1972.

In 1973, John Lennon was ordered to leave the U.S. within 60 days by immigration authorities. Lennon appealed and after a long fight to obtain his Green Card, the ex-Beatle was given permanent resident status on July 27, 1976.

In 1977, Elvis Presley appeared at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona – the first show of a 49-date U.S. tour lasting over three months and Presley’s last-ever tour.

The Police signed with A&M Records in 1978.

In 1985, John Lennon's son Julian gave his first concert in San Antonio, Texas. Over the next two years he would place four songs on the Hot 100, including "Valotte" (#9) and "Too Late For Goodbyes" (#5).

In 1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

In 2008, Neil Aspinall, who oversaw The Beatles’ Apple Corps business empire from 1968-2007, died from lung cancer at age 66 at a hospital in New York. A Liverpool school friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, he was regarded by many as “the fifth Beatle,” becoming the group’s road manager in 1961 before becoming their personal assistant. In the ’80s Aspinall became the head of The Beatles’ Apple company. Aspinall had also played background instruments on certain Beatles tracks, including “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Within You, Without You” and “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”

Birthday wishes to Chaka Khan (1953), 1949, Ric Ocasek of The Cars (1949) and Damon Albarn of Blur (1968)