April 15th, 1964
After a long day of filming for their first movie, which is still titled Beatlemania!, The Beatles relax as Ringo Starr declares, oddly, that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” John immediately begins writing the song of the same name on the back of an old greeting card; it will eventually become the title track for the film.
1966: The Rolling Stones, Aftermath
1966: The Beatles: “Paperback Writer,” “Rain”
1968: Aretha Franklin, “Think”
1969: The Beatles, “The Ballad Of John And Yoko”
1972: Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” hits #1
1972: Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen’s “Hot Rod Lincoln” enters the charts