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.
Video: 'John Lennon - Mind Games [Full Album] HD 1080p'
(Monday, October 29, 1973) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon released Mind Games in the U.S. today (it was released Nov. 16, 1973 in the UK), his fourth album since The Beatles broke up in 1970. The album was Lennon’s first self-produced recording without help from Phil Spector.
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)
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)
(Saturday, October 27, 1973) — “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 1973). In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song #432 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Saturday, October 27, 1973) — “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan peaked at #12 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song #190 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Video: 'Beatles in Sweden 63 again' (Oct. 27, 1963, at 1:19)
(Sunday, October 27, 1963) — The Beatles performed this afternoon at the Cirkus venue in the Lorensbergsparken district of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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.
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)
Video: 'The Beatles live 1963 (rare!) A Taste of Honey'
(Saturday, October 26, 1963) — The Beatles performed tonight at Kungliga Tennishallen in Stockholm, Sweden, during the group’s Autumn 1963 Sweden Tour.