Today’s Question: After a four-year battle, John Lennon got his green card, granting him permanent residency status in the U.S. on July 27th, 1976.
John’s most recent album at the time was his album of oldies covers, Rock ‘n’ Roll. One of the reasons he made it had to do with a copyright infringement lawsuit involving which song by The Beatles?
a) “Come Together”
b) “One After 909”
d) “Yer Blues”
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1968-Pink Floyd‘s second album, Saucerful of Secrets, is released in the U-S.
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Tris Imboden – 66 years old
Chicago (since 1990)/ex-Kenny Loggins Band drummer. Born 1951.
Andy White – Died in 2015
The British session drummer is best known for having played on the most widely known version of the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do,” and it’s B-side, “P.S. I Love You.” He can also be heard on many hits by Herman’s Hermits and on “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones. He died following a stroke on November 9th, 2015 at 85. Born 1930.
a) “Come Together”