On this day in 1967, the Rolling Stones released the album “Their Satanic Majesties Request.” What board game was available for fans to play on the inside cover while they listened to the album?
Answer: A Maze
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- 1964: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts releases his children’s book “Ode to a High Flying Bird,” a pictorial tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker.
- 1967: The Rolling Stones release “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” an album complete with a plastic 3-D photograph of the band on the cover.
- 1968: Crosby, Stills & Nash perform together publicly for the first time. Neil Young would join them a year later.
- 1969: Ginger Baker forms the band “Air Force” after the early demise of Blind Faith. Air Force also includes Rick Grech and Steve Winwood from Blind Faith as well as former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
- 1979: The Eagles play a benefit concert for Jerry Brown, who is running for president.
- 1999: The readers of Guitar Magazine vote Jimi Hendrix “Guitarist of the Millenium.”
- 2006: A pair of six-foot tall eyeballs, autographed by the members of Pink Floyd and used to promote Floyd’s DVD “Pulse,” are auctioned off on eBay. The proceeds, which total more than $32,500, are donated to a British charity benefitting the homeless.