Ringo starr filled in for The Beatles' Pete Best, at a recording session for Rory Storm And The Hurricaines' guitarist, wally Eymond, to record the single, "Summertime" in Hamburg Germany. It marks the first recording session including Paul, John, Ringo and George. It wouldn't be for another two years that Ringo joined the band permanently. Only nine copies of 78 RPM "Summertime" was pressed. None are known to still exist.
Jimi Hendrix, for one dollar, inked his first recording contract. He agreed on a 1% royalty on all of his recordings.
A court in Nice, France finds The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards guilty of using, supplying and trafficking in marijuana and heroin. The penalty is a 5,000-franc fine, a one-year suspended sentence and he is barred from entering France for two years.
UB40 was enjoying the top tune in America with a reggae version of Neil Diamond's"Red, Red Wine". Diamond's 1968 rendition only made it to #62.
Paul and Linda McCartney are the guest voices on Fox-TV's The Simpsons in an episode called "Lisa the Vegetarian". Macca's stipulation for appearing was that Lisa's decision to become a vegetarian would be a permanent character change, to which producer David Mirkin agreed
Britain's Official Charts Company named The Beatles' masterpiece "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the most popular British album of all time. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon", Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" also made it to the Top 10.
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