It was Harrison’s first album to be released after the death of John Lennon, and contained the tribute song ‘All Those Years Ago’.
The first release from Somewhere In England was the single ‘All Those Years Ago’. It was issued in the US on 11 May 1981, and four days later in the UK.
The single went top ten in Australia, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, and the USA, and topped the Canadian singles chart and the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
Somewhere In England followed on 1 June in the US, and 5 June in the UK. It peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard 200, and 13 in the UK. It was only a top ten hit in Norway, where it reached number two.
Also on this day...
- 2018: Ringo Starr live at the Music Box, Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey
- 1973: UK single release: Live And Let Die by Wings
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono record Give Peace A Chance
- 1969: John Lennon argues with Al Capp in Montreal
- 1969: George and Pattie Harrison holiday in Sardinia
- 1967: Recording: Untitled
- 1967: UK album release: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- 1966: Recording: Yellow Submarine
- 1964: Recording: Matchbox, I’ll Cry Instead, Slow Down, I’ll Be Back
- 1963: Live: Granada Cinema, Tooting, London
- 1963: Radio: Pop Go The Beatles
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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