November 22 Rock And Roll History
It's time for rock and roll history on ZOZ!
On this day in 1961, Bob Dylan recorded six songs for his first album: "Man Of Constant Sorrow," "Pretty Peggy-O," "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," "Gospel Plow," "Highway 51," and "Freight Train Blues."
In 1968, The Beatles' White Album was released in the U.K. It featured "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," "Dear Prudence," "Blackbird," and George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." It was sold for £3.13 ($8.76) shillings apiece, and it was the U.K.'s #1 album for eight weeks.
In 2005 on this day, sixteen pages of poetry written by Robert Zimmerman (using his stage name, Bob Dylan, for the first time) were sold at an auction in New York for $78,000. The poetry was written when Dylan was attending the University of Minnesota.
In 2006, Mick Fleetwood, drummer for Fleetwood Mac, was finally naturalized as a citizen of the United States after living in California for several decades.
And in 2010, after being available on iTunes for just one week, The Beatles' music sold over 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The band's debut on the popular music site was preceded by an ambitious marketing campaign.