Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ becomes longest-running album on Billboard charts 30 years ago today (1983)


Audio: 'Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) [Full Album]'

(Saturday, October 29, 1983)The Dark Side of the Moon, the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. today became the longest-running album on the Billboard music charts, with a total of 491 weeks, although that record has since been broken.

Lennon releases ‘Mind Games’/’Meat City’ single 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'John Lennon - Mind Games' (this video was shot Oct. 17, 1974)

(Monday, October 29, 1973) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon released “Mind Games”/“Meat City” in the U.S. today (released in the UK on Nov. 16, 1973), the first and only single pulled from his Mind Games album, also released released today in the U.S. (and released Nov. 16, 1973 in the UK). Continue reading Lennon releases ‘Mind Games’/’Meat City’ single 40 years ago today (1973)

McCartney, Wings shoot ‘Band On The Run’ cover 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Paul McCartney & Wings - 2010, EPK Band on the Run' (Oct. 28, 1973, at 7:40)

(Sunday, October 28, 1973) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his group Wings were filmed today against the gable end wall of the stable block in Gunnersbury Park, London, during the photo shoot for the cover of their forthcoming album Band On The Run. Continue reading McCartney, Wings shoot ‘Band On The Run’ cover 40 years ago today (1973)

Nixon lashes out at TV Watergate coverage 40 hours ago this hour (1973)


Video: 'Nixon Disses the Press'

(Friday, October 26, 1973, 9:00 p.m. EDT; during the Watergate scandal) — U.S. President Richard Nixon, under siege by recent events of the Watergate scandal and the just-ended Yom Kippur War, declared tonight during a news conference that he doesn’t let “frantic, hysterical reporting” by the news media get under his skin because “one can only be angry about those he respects.”

“I have never seen such outrageous, vicious distorted reporting in 27 years of public life, “Nixon said.

McCartney, Wings release ‘Helen Wheels’/’Country Dreamer’ single 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'Paul McCartney and Wings ~ Helen Wheels'

(Friday, October 26, 1973) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his group Wings released “Helen Wheels”/“Country Dreamer” in the UK today (released in the U.S. on Nov. 12, 1973), the first single from his forthcoming album Band On The Run (first released Dec. 5, 1973, in the U.S., although these tracks were not included on the original British release of the album). Continue reading McCartney, Wings release ‘Helen Wheels’/’Country Dreamer’ single 40 years ago today (1973)