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Artist Spotlight ON: The Beatles, Guns N' Roses, Tommy Shaw/STYX, Aerosmith & Sir Paul McCartney

 
Artist Spotlight ON: The Beatles, Guns N' Roses, Tommy Shaw/STYX, Aerosmith & Sir Paul McCartney

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9/9: 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded 'Helter Skelter'. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.

 

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9/10: On this day, 1988, Guns N' Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sweet Child O' Mine', the group's first US No.1, a No.24 hit in the UK.

 

9/11: 1953, Born on this day, Tommy Shaw, guitar, Styx, (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single 'Babe'). 

 

 

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9/12: On this day, 1989, Aerosmith released 'Pump' their tenth studio album which featured the hit singles: 'Love In An Elevator', 'The Other Side' and 'Janie's Got a Gun'. Aerosmith found themselves in law school textbooks after a small rock band named Pump sued Aerosmith's management company for service mark infringement. Aerosmith won the case.

 

 9/13 On this day, 1965, The Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' was released as a Beatles single in the US. The final recording was so different from other works by The Beatles that the band members vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. (However, it was issued as a single there in 1976.)

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