Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st, 1967

Paul McCartney comes up with the idea of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Reprise, which is completed in one long eleven hour session.  Having already decided that it would be impossible to follow "A Day In The Life" as the album closer, this reprise was brought in to bridge the final track, much as the lead-off track merged into "With A Little Help From My Friends".  The mono version is noticeably different than the stereo version on the reprise (and has long been my preference … as all kinds of little background, incidental bits and pieces can be heard, including McCartney's rampant screaming, not heard in the stero mix.)  

The Turtles and Freddy Cannon make appearances on this week's edition of "American Bandstand"  

Tiger Beat Magazine begins publishing an official all Monkees-only magazine called "Monees Spectacular".  


Chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964 to collect, preserve, and publicize information and artifacts relating to the history of country music, The Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum officially opens to the public in Nashville, Tennessee.