Oh, yes, once again it's the ever-reliable "Meat & Potatoes" of The Beatles & The Stones, today served up with a side of Cali Jam...

(Courtesy of Parlophone/Capitol Records)

4/6/1966 (52 years ago today) - They don't know it, but the making of a bona-fide artistic/cultural landmark is underway: The Beatles begin recording sessions for what would turn out to be the "Revolver" album -- Up first, it's a nighttime booking at Abbey Road studios in London where the boys roll tape for the basic track of John's "Tomorrow Never Knows", and it just gets simply/magnificently better from this point onward...

4/6/1971 (47 years ago today) - As Curly would say, "That's a coincidence!": Three years to the day that The Beatles launched Apple Corps LTD, The Rolling Stones join the fray with their own record label succinctly named "Rolling Stones Records" -- The label's first release, the ultra-classic/totally-perfect "Sticky Fingers" LP is unleashed a little over two weeks later on April 23rd. There is, quite simply, nothing going on in today's social-media-everybody-has-access world that can compare with this. All you kids should just go home and give up...

4/6/1974 (44 years ago today) - Over 200,000 fans attend the first "California Jam" Festival held in Ontario, California -- On the bill {click on artists' names for setlist info}: The Eagles, Black Sabbath, Earth, Wind & Fire, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (by the way, were there any '70's festivals that ELP weren't a part of?)Deep Purple, Rare Earth, Black Oak Arkansas and Seals & Crofts. No, that last one is not a typo.

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