Daily Archives: January 8, 2016

‘Rubber Soul’ album by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago today (Jan 8 1966)

Video: 'The Beatles: Rubber Soul - 1965 (Full Album. 2009 Stereo Remaster)'

(Saturday, January 8, 1966) — The North American version of the album Rubber Soul by The Beatles peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard‘s 200 album chart for six consecutive weeks (Jan. 8/15/22/29, Feb. 5/12, 1966).

It was the group’s seventh of a record 19 number one albums on the chart (1964-2001).

In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

‘Can’t Buy Me Love/It Won’t Be Long’ episode airs on ‘The Beatles’ cartoon series 50 years ago this hour (Jan 8 1966)

Video: 'The Beatles Cartoons Episode 16'

(Saturday, January 8, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EST) — John is given a friendship ring by a Polynesian girl and later, The Beatles are having a leisurely picnic in Japan when they run into Dr. Ah So on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.