IN THE NEWS:
The 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine, which was based on the music of The Beatles, is about to enter the realm of the remake. Robert Zemeckis of Disney is in negotiations for the rights to the music for the film, including such favorites as Eleanor Rigby, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, and With a Little Help from my Friends. The film would be made in digital 3D.
TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY:
1882 – Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow.
1967 – The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record’s subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.
1969 – Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention right after an eight-day tour in Canada. Zappa said that he was “tired of playing for people who clap for all the wrong reasons.”