On This Day, January 26, 1974: Ringo Starr hits #1 with “You’re Sixteen”

On This Day, January 26, 1974…Ringo Starr landed his second #1 single with “You’re Sixteen.” The song was written by the Sherman Brothers and originally recorded by Johnny Burnette in 1969.Ringo’s version was on his third studio album, Ringo, and featured his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney as well as Harry Nilsson on backing vocals.The song also went... Read More.

On This Day, October 26, 1965: The Beatles meet the queen

On This Day, October 26, 1965… The Beatles received quite an honor at Buckingham Palace when Queen Elizabeth II gave the group —  Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — medals recognizing them as members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Lennon returned his MBE in protest over “Britain’s... Read More.