1973 David Bowie’s first British TV special, 1980 Floor Show aired on NBC as an episode of Midnight Special. His guests were Marianne Faithful and The Troggs. .
1974 John Lennon had his only solo, #1 hit in the US during his lifetime when “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” hit the top. He got the inspiration for the song when he saw TV evangelist Reverend Ike utter the phrase “Let me tell you guys, it doesn’t matter, it’s whatever gets you through the night.”
1978 The Bee Gees, Billy Preston and Peter Frampton make their acting debuts as their movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band opens. The film proves to be a box office disaster, with most major movie critics bashing it.
2001 A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview bought for $5 at a flea market, sold for $10,400 at an online auction.
2006 In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain. The album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies. .