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Rubber Soul is tops and Artist’s Rights Concerts in Today’s Rock History

FEBRUARY 26TH IS THE 57TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CARNIVAL DAY, LEVI STRAUSS DAY, NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY, NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY, TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY, THERMOS BOTTLE DAY AND WORLD SPAY DAY.

1966

THE BEATLES’ LP “RUBBER SOUL” ROSE TO #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 200 CHART, BECOMING THE GROUP’S SEVENTH US ALBUM CHART TOPPER.

 1977

THE EAGLES ATTAIN THEIR THIRD BILLBOARD CHART TOPPER WITH “NEW KID IN TOWN”, THE FIRST SINGLE RELEASED FROM THEIR “HOTEL CALIFORNIA” ALBUM.

 1983

MICHAEL JACKSON’S ALBUM “THRILLER” ROSE TO #1 ON THE US ALBUM CHART WHERE IT WOULD STAY FOR 37 WEEKS. IT WENT ON TO BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM OF ALL TIME, WITH SALES ESTIMATED BY VARIOUS SOURCES AS BEING BETWEEN 65 AND 110 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE.

 2002

 THE EAGLES, JOHN FOGERTY, BILLY JOEL AND STEVIE NICKS ARE AMONG THOSE TAKING PART IN FOUR CONCERTS FOR ARTISTS’ RIGHTS, HELD IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE RECORDING ARTISTS COALITION. THE ORGANIZATION IS WORKING TOWARD CHANGES IN THE CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE THAT AFFECT RECORDING ARTISTS.

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