Rock N’ Roll Diary: November 13

Carter Alan /

The Beatles premiered their animated movie “Yellow Submarine” in the U.S. on this day in 1968.  The band didn’t write all the music for the movie; who else composed selections for the soundtrack?

Answer: Producer George Martin

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1968: The Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine premieres in the U.S.
  • 1968: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones buy England’s Cotchford Farm, where author A.A. Milne once wrote Winnie the Pooh. Milne would die at the farm less than a year later, drowning in the swimming pool under mysterious circumstances.
  • 1974: A man impersonating Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore borrows a Porsche in Iowa City and smashes it in an accident. Meanwhile, the real Ritchie Blackmore plays a gig with Deep Purple in San Francisco.
  • 2000: The Beatles launch their first officially sanctioned website,, in conjunction with the release of No.1 hits collection 1.
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…Billy Preston and ZZ Top played the Music Hall in 1973, Aerosmith played the Boston Garden in 1976, Fleetwood Mac also played the Garden in 1990, and Queen rocked the Garden as well in 1978.
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