December 7 Rock And Roll History
We've got TWO featured song videos to accompany our great facts this morning.
On this day in 1967, the Beatles' Apple boutique opened in London. It was unsuccessful, closing down just seven months later, and all the unsold products were given away to passersby for free.
In 1968, the Beatles' "White Album" went to the top of the U.K. chart. This LP was the first on which that John, Paul, George, and Ringo had worked separately on different songs.
In 1971, Wings, Paul McCartney's new band, released "Wild Life," their first album, in the U.K. It would be another nine years before it was released in the U.S.
In 1973 on this day, Fleetwood Mac's former manager, Clifford Davis, claimed ownership over the band name and put together a fake group, who he then put on tour.
And in 1979, the Police's "Walking on the Moon" became their second single to go #1 in the U.K. The song's video was filmed at Kennedy Space Center, with NASA footage edited in.