Tom Petty's best bud George Harrison gets an "A", plus Bowie makes a monster and Zeppelin release six different versions of the same thing!

L-R: Ringo, George, John, August 1967. (Keystone/Getty Images)

10/6/1969 (48 years ago today) - It's a first time ever event for George Harrison when his song "Something" is released as the "A" side of a Beatles single -- Backed with John and Paul's "Come Together", the 45 is easily destined to hit No. 1 four weeks from now...

10/6/1972 (45 years ago today) - ...and it's one of the loudest tracks he ever recorded, too: At RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie nails a perfect take for his classic "The Jean Genie", which is planned to be the first single off his soon-to-be-released "Aladdin Sane" album -- Mick Ronson's lead guitar work takes the song into over-drive, a real rip-snortin'-turn-the-amps-up-to-11 masterclass in how to shred it up but good! -- The lyric "He's so simple minded/He can't drive his module" was where the band Simple Minds got their name from, by the way...

10/6/1979 (38 years ago today) - Led Zeppelin hit No. 1 on the U.S. chart with their last studio effort "In Through The Out Door" -- Six different versions of the albums cover were released simultaneously, each depicting the same bar scene but photographed from different angles -- If you were a die-hard Zep collector, this posed a dilemma: the album was also released in an el-cheap-o paper bag wrapping that wouldn't allow you to see the actual artwork, thus you never knew which LP cover you would end up with until you got it home! Cheeky!

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