The single ‘La De Da’ following on 20 July. The album peaked at 61 on the US Billboard 200 Chart.
Vertical Man was released on 3 August 1998 in the United Kingdom. It was not a commercial success, and peaked at number 85 on the official albums chart.
Also on this day...
- 2017: Sir Paul McCartney is made a Companion of Honour for services to music
- 2014: Beatles mono vinyl box set due in September
- 2009: John Lennon’s former girlfriend May Pang visits his childhood home
- 1983: Album release: Old Wave by Ringo Starr
- 1978: US album release: Bad Boy by Ringo Starr
- 1968: Television: David Frost Presents…
- 1966: The Beatles’ only live Top Of The Pops appearance
- 1966: Recording: Here, There And Everywhere
- 1965: Radio: John Lennon on The World Of Books
- 1965: Recording: post-sync work for Help!
- 1964: Live: Festival Hall, Melbourne
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Romford
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
- 1960: Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral
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