This Day In Music History
1968 – The Beatles double White album was released in the US. Featuring ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Blackbird’ ‘Back In The USSR’ and George Harrisons ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.
1978 – The Police appeared at The Electric Ballroom in London, England, admission £1.50.
1984 – Several British and American stars got together as Band-Aid, and recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. The project was planned by Bob Geldof. The proceeds of the record went to Ethiopian famine relief.
2003 – Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. The 52-year-old singer had collapsed on November 17th as he performed at London’s Wembley Arena.