Here’s what happened today in Rock History:
Ed Sullivan sees 50,000 fans cheer The Beatles at London’s Heathrow Airport and later books them for three appearances on his TV show early the next year.
I couldn’t find a video of that fateful day, but here are the boys from the same year. Good little band.
The Supremes achieve their second Billboard number-one single with “Baby Love”. Just four months earlier, other artists at Motown Records referred to them as “the no-hit Supremes.”
For the first time since January, The Beatles do not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100. During that time they placed fourteen records on the chart with five different labels.
Former Mamas And Papas singer Michelle Phillips marry actor Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider). They would divorce 8 days later.
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World and became a hit all over again.
Pop singer Debbie Gibson holds a seance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.