Today In Music History: "Yellow Submarine" Premieres

by   Jade

Birthdays:

Bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes is 34.

Today In:

1968 - Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones purchased Cotchford Farms in Sussex, England, where A.A. Milne had written Winnie The Pooh. Statues of various Pooh characters decorated the estate.

1992 - Elton John appeared before 90,000 fans in Mexico. It was his first concert South of the border.

2000 - The Beatles launched their first official website, www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective Compilation 1 album.

History Highlight:

Today in 1968, the animated Beatles film Yellow Submarine premiered. Initial press reports stated that the Beatles themselves would provide their own character voices; however, aside from composing and performing the songs, the real Beatles participated only in the closing scene of the film, while their cartoon counterparts were voiced by other actors.


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