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1967 – The Beatles finish recording “Good Morning Good Morning” and start work on “With a Little Help From My Friends” (originally titled “Bad Finger Boogie”). They record 10 takes of the rhythm track and Ringo overdubs a double-tracked lead vocal.

1973 – Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show get their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine after their hit “The Cover of Rolling Stone” reaches #6 on the US singles chart. According to members of the group, they really did buy five copies for their mothers, just like the song said.

1975 – Led Zeppelin becomes the first band in history to have six albums on the Billboard chart at once: Physical Graffiti (at #1), Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin, and Led Zeppelin III.

1978 – Tina Turner is officially divorced from Ike.

1979 – Supertramp releases Breakfast in America.

1979 – After attending a Dire Straits show during their residency at the Roxy in Los Angeles, Bob Dylan asks Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album, Slow Train Coming. It is recorded in Muscle Shoals in May of 1979, with Jerry Wexler producing. Dylan had first heard Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler when his assistant Arthur Rosato played him the single “Sultans of Swing.”

1980 – Singer Brian Johnson of the band Geordie replaces the deceased Bon Scott in AC/DC. Johnson’s first album with the band is Back In Black.

2006 – Tom Jones is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

2007 – U2 vocalist Bono accepts an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. Fellow band members The Edge and Adam Clayton join the frontman’s wife and four children at the British ambassador David Reddaway’s official residence. The rock star and campaigner is not entitled to be called “Sir” because he is not a British citizen, so his new title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).

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

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