The first Beatles solo album, George Harrison's Wonderwall Music (Original Soundtrack Album) was released on this day in the United Kingdom.
The album was credited to George Harrison & Band/Indian Orchestra, and was written and produced by Harrison. Wonderwall Music was the first long player released by Apple Records, and the catalogue number was SAPCOR 1.
The tracklisting was:
- Red Lady
- Tabla And Pakavaj
- In The Park
- Greasy Legs
- Ski-in And Gat Kirwani
- Dream Scene
- Party Seacombe
- Love Scene
- Cowboy Museum
- Fantasy Sequins
- Glass Box
- On The Bed
- Wonderwall To Be Here
- Singing Ohm
The tracks, recorded in England in December 1967 and in Bombay, India in January 1968, were virtually all instrumentals. Among the musicians taking part were Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton, although both used pseudonyms - Richie Snare, Eddie Clayton respectively.
Wonderwall Music failed to chart in the UK, although it reached number 49 in the US in early 1969.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Steinway announces John Lennon grand piano
- 2010: Paul McCartney and Wings’ Band On The Run is reissued
- 2004: Album release: Acoustic by John Lennon
- 1968: George Harrison produces Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: Untitled Sound Effects, Hello, Goodbye, The Fool On The Hill
- 1967: Mixing: All You Need Is Love, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- 1965: Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney
- 1964: Live: Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Cheltenham
- 1963: UK EP release: The Beatles No. 1
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Bruno Koschmider terminates The Beatles’ contract
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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