Today in Music History: Lou Reed plays his last show with The Velvet Underground, John Lennon sees a UFO - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

1962 – John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell at the Registrar office in Liverpool with Paul McCartney as best man. His wedding night is spent playing a gig with The Beatles at the nearby Riverpark Ballroom.

1970 – Lou Reed plays his last gig with The Velvet Underground at Max’s Kansas City in New York. His father brings him home to Long Island and puts him to work in his accounting firm, where he stays for two years before signing a solo deal.

1974 – The local papers report that John Lennon, while staying in mistress’ May Pang’s New York apartment during his infamous “lost weekend,” has spotted a UFO. John’s next album, Walls and Bridges, contains this notation in the inner booklet: “On 23 August 1974, I saw a UFO J.L.”

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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