Rock N’ Roll Diary: January 2

Carter Alan /

In 1969 the Beatles began working on their “Let it Be” movie by recording John Lennon’s “Don’t Bring Me Down.” That song did not make it on the “Let it Be” album, but was released in America on what 1970 album?

Answer: Hey Jude

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

  • Happy Birthday: Chick Churchill, the keyboard player for Ten Years After.
  • 1968: Authorities at Newark Airport seized the entire shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album Two Virgins. The cover featured a full frontal nude shot of the pair and the album was not allowed into the country until it was promised that the package would be retailed with a brown paper cover over the offending shot.
  • 1969: The Beatles began filming what would become the “let it be” movie.
  • 1974: The Allman Brothers Band was voted the outstanding community organization of the year by the Georgia State Dept. Of Correction.
  • 1977: Van Halen signed its first record contract with Warner Brothers.
  • 1998: An autopsy of comedian Chris Farley showed that he died of an overdose of opiates and cocaine.
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