This Day in History: 2023-08-08
The Beatles release “Revolver” in the U.S. The album features Paul McCartney’s “Got To Get You Into My Life” and “Good Day Sunshine”; John Lennon’s “She Said, She Said” and “Tomorrow Never Knows”; George Harrison’s “Taxman” and Ringo Starr’s vocals on “Yellow Submarine.” A classic. 1966
With work on their final studio album wrapping up, The Beatles pose for the famous “Abbey Road” cover shot. Photographer Iain Macmillan gets the pic in less than ten minutes while police halt traffic. The iconic image has The Beatles walking purposefully, and in step (except for Paul who is also barefoot), through the crosswalk adjacent to EMI’s Abbey Road studios. 1969
U2’s brooding “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” is the #1 song in the U.S. It’s on the “Joshua Tree” album. 1987
Breaking Benjamin’s third album, “Phobia,” drops. “We kind of tried to bridge the gap between the first and second records,” says bassist Mike James. “A lot of our hard-core fans missed the heaviness and rawness of the first record.” 2006
The album goes platinum.