Wall Of Sound masterpiece features interesting session musicians... -- George "helps" Paul with another No. 1... -- Best guitar songs of all-time...?

(Courtesy of Apple/Capitol Records)

6/8/1963 (54 years ago today) - "Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals peaks at No. 3 on the U.S. singles chart -- One of the greatest-sounding 45's ever recorded, thanks to (psycho)-producer Phil Spector's "wall of sound" approach: the use of multi-tracking to build layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of sound, resulting in a virtual 'CinemaScope'-type experience, really exhilarating stuff! -- How about some of the musicians featured on this track: Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, and Hal Blaine on drums (most famous for his work with Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water") -- Honestly, this is the kind of song that gets you to thinking maybe mankind's not so bad after all...

6/8/1974 (43 years ago today) - It was his third solo U.S. No. 1: "Band On The Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings hits the top spot on the singles chart -- Paul later said that it was former bandmate George Harrison who unwittingly contributed the line "If we ever get out of here", a reference to the many arduous Beatle business meetings at Apple. Still sounds amazing though...

6/8/2008 (9 years ago today) - It was always going to be ridiculous and right-on at the same time: Rolling Stone published their list of "The Top 100 Guitar Songs Of All-Time", and rounding out the toppermost? At No. 5 - "Brown Sugar", The Rolling Stones; No. 4 - "You Really Got Me", The Kinks; No. 3 - "Crossroads", Cream; No. 2 - "Purple Haze", Jimi Hendrix; No. 1 - "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry. Told ya!

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