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 1981 in the US, and four days later 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...
- 2020: Paul McCartney voices support for Black Lives Matter protests
- 2015: Paul McCartney live: Nouveau Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France
- 2007: US album release: Memory Almost Full by Paul McCartney
- 1989: UK album release: Flowers In The Dirt by Paul McCartney
- 1968: Recording: Don’t Pass Me By
- 1964: Television: Treslong, Hillegom, Netherlands
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Leeds
- 1962: Travel: Liverpool to London
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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