A special all John and George edition of your Calendar today...

(Courtesy of Apple Records)

11/29/1969 (49 years ago today) - Here in the U.S., The Beatles went to No. 1 on the singles chart for the 18th time(!) with "Come Together" and "Something" -- John's side was inspired by LSD guru Timothy Leary's campaign for Governor of California using the slogan "Come together, join the party" while running against Ronald Reagan -- George's track marked the very first time that an original Harrison composition was designated as an A-side. Sheer perfection all around...

11/29/1980 (38 years ago today) - The sorta-pseudo-"overdue-comeback" album from John Lennon and Yoko Ono hit the record shops on this date: "Double Fantasy" was (initially) rather poorly received upon its release, although following John's murder just three weeks after it came out, the LP went on to become a worldwide commercial success, going to No. 1 in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden and Holland! While you do have to pick through it, there are some real gems on here, most notably the ridiculously under-played "Cleanup Time" and "I'm Losing You" which definitely had that Lennon spark...

11/29/2001 (17 years ago today) - He was just 16 years old when he joined the band way back when...: George Harrison passed away on this date following a long battle with lung cancer. When you look through (any and) all of those old Beatle photo's and movies and stuff, you hardly ever see George without a burning ciggy nearby. "All Things Must Pass" is arguably the best of all The Fab Four's solo stuff, and it was really nice to have George smiling again through his work with The Traveling Wilburys. He was only 58 when he moved on, and is more than fondly remembered, way more than simply sadly missed. One of the greats...

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