May 18 birthdays include Albert Hammond (1944) who only had one top 10 hit for himself (It Never Rains In Southern California), but wrote nine top 10 hits for other artists including Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship) and The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies).   And celebrating his 63rd birthday is Rick Wakeman, who joined Yes during their peak years in the early 70’s for such classics as Your Move (I’ve Seen all Good People), Roundabout, And You And I, and America.

On this day in 1966, Bruce Springsteen made his first recordings with The Castiles cutting two songs he’s written directly to disc.  In 1967, The Beatles were selected to represent Britain for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast scheduled for June 25, 1967.  They agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion which sent George Martin‘s head spinning.  How would The Beatles and their producer write, record, and produce a song for worldwide broadcast in just one week?  We may never know exactly how, but the what turned out to be All You Need Is Love.

Comments (2)
  1. Linda says:

    Never underestimate the power and the talent of the Beatles!!

  2. virginia flores says:

    i love the beatles so much i love thare music very much i want to say that george harrison was a good men i just love him so much we was a very good singer for the beatles

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Listen Live