Lookit what The Beatles got done in one afternoon! / Another glorious piece of work from Stevie Wonder's hey-day / What could make Patti Smith cry?...

Robert Mapplethorpe's photo of Patti Smith for the cover of her debut LP "Horses", Dec. 1975. (Courtesy of Arista Records)

10/16/1965 (52 years ago today) - The Beatles recorded "Day Tripper" at Abbey Road studio's, London -- It only took three takes; including vocals and some minor over-dubbing, their next classic single was complete and good-to-go before the end of the day. Yeah, they weren't half-bad these Liverpool boys...

10/16/1976 (41 years ago today) - Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, only the third album to achieve that feat and the first for an American artist (Elton John's "Captain Fantastic" and "Rock Of The Westies" both did so in 1975). It was Stevie's 18th official studio release, the culmination of his legendary "classic albums" period, and his most ambitious as well: a double-LP set that also came with a bonus four-song EP, it would go on to become the best-selling record of his career! Featuring tracks like "Sir Duke", "I Wish", "Isn't She Lovely", "As" and "Love's In Need Of Love Today", it's no wonder. Sorry for the pun...

10/16/2015 (Just 2 years ago today...) - Patti Smith was said to have been moved to tears after a fan returned a bag of stolen goods to her, 36 years after they went missing(!), including the shirt she wore for a 1978 Rolling Stone magazine cover and a bandana which had been given to her by her late brother -- The items hadn't been seen since June, 1979, when a truck carrying $40,000 in amplifiers, guitars and various other musical equipment, was stolen from outside a hotel after Patti and her band played a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. In case you're wondering, it's never too late to do the right thing...

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