Wild Thing! Wild Joke! Wild Festival!

John Lennon
John & Yoko, Jan. 1970. (Photo: Anthony Cox/Keystone/Getty Images)

4/01/1966 (53 years ago today) - This pseudo-psychedelic classic single is destined for No. 1 in the U.S., No. 2 in the U.K.: The Troggs record "Wild Thing" at London's Regent Sound Studio; the track is done in one complete take (take two, specifically); garage bands around the world take note...

4/01/1970 (49 years ago today) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono issue a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations. Lookit the date, folks... 

4/01/1972 (47 years ago today) - The three-day Mar-Y-Sol Festival in Puerto Rico is underway: performers include Rod Stewart, The Allman Brothers Band, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Alice Cooper, The J. Geils Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Dr. John. Security was simple, laid-back and nearly non-existent: the event took place on an island that was accessible by ticket only.

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