This Day In Music History
1968 – The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand’ while working on their next album. The title of the song comes from the cover of a gun magazine that their producer, George Martin, had showed to John. Jim Morrison of The Doors came to visit The Beatles in the studio and watched their recording.
1974 – Robbie McIntosh founding member of Average White Band dies of a heroin overdose at a Hollywood party. He had inhaled what he thought was cocaine but the white powder was actually pure heroin. Average White Band was just about to peak scoring a No.1 hit with ‘Pick up the Pieces’ followed by a Grammy in the following year.
1980 – Foreigner releases ‘Double Vision’, their second album. Along with the title track, Foreigner would also find success with ‘Hot Blooded’ peaking at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1997 – The Rolling Stones kick off the North American leg of their Bridges To Babylon tour playing the first of two nights at Soldier Field in Chicago.