Did You Know?

The hit version of Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry" has no drum track because it was recorded as a demo and was never intended to be released as a single. In later sessions, drums and horns were included, but none of those tracks turned out as well as the demo.
This Week In Rock History
In the Studio making music! - May 19 – 25
1942: Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"
1957: Buddy Holly: "Not Fade Away," "Everyday"
1957: Sam Cooke, "You Send Me"
1958: Little Anthony and the Imperials, "Tears On My Pillow"
1963: Elvis Presley: "Love Me Tonight," "Memphis, Tennessee”, "Never Ending"
1964: The Beatles: "Matchbox," "I'll Cry Instead," "Slow Down," "I'll Be Back"
1964: Marianne Faithfull, "As Tears Go By"
1966: Elvis Presley: "So High," "Farther Along," "By And By," "In The Garden," "Beyond The Reef," "Somebody Bigger Than You And I," "Without Him", "Where No One Stands Alone," "Down In The Alley," "Tomorrow Is A Long Time," "Love Letters"
1966: The Beatles, "Yellow Submarine"
1967: The Beatles, "It's All Too Much"
1968: The Beatles, "Revolution 1"
1969: The Rolling Stones, "Honky Tonk Women"
1970: Bob Dylan: "Ballad Of Ira Hayes," "Sara Jane"
1971: Don McLean, "American Pie"
1971: Badfinger, "Day After Day"

Born:
26 1948: Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
26 1949: Hank Williams Jr.
27 1943: Cilla Black
27 1944: Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five)
28 1945: John Fogerty (Credence Clearwater Revival)
29 1945: Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
30 1909: Benny Goodman
31 1935: Herb Alpert
31 1938: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary)
31 1948: John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
01 1934: Pat Boone
01 1947: Ron Wood (The Faces, The Rolling Stones)

Deaths:
28 2001: Tony Ashton (Deep Purple)
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Fun Facts to Know and Tell
While waiting for producer Jim Hilton to arrive, Iron Butterfly ran through "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" as a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale, who had started the tape rolling. When it was played back, everyone agreed that the band couldn't improve on it. It's that seventeen minute "soundcheck" that appears on the multi-platinum album.
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