This Day in Music History: The Beatles release Abbey Road, Thom Yorke releases his 2nd solo album
1969 – The Beatles release Abbey Road.
1969 – Legendary promoter Bill Graham opens the Fillmore West, a West Coast version of his popular New York “rock ballroom,” in San Francisco.
1970 – Returning to Abbey Road studios in London, ex-Beatle John Lennon begins work on his first proper solo album, John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band.
1974 – John Lennon releases Walls And Bridges in the US.
1995 – AC/DC releases Ballbreaker. The album, produced by Rick Rubin, features the return of former drummer Phil Rudd, who had been fired from the band in 1983 as a result of drinking and drug problems and a fight with founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
2014 – Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke releases his sophomore solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, for just $6 on the peer-to-peer file-sharing platform BitTorrent. In just over a week, the album averages 1.8 million downloads.