Rubber Soul

Though I know I’ll never lose affection,
For people and things that went before.
I know I’ll often stop and think about them,

In my life I’ll love you more …

The Beatles, In My Life

“Rubber Soul.” Released on December 3, 1965. It’s #5 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. 


No Secrets 

Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from you
I love you now and I love you now
Even though you’re ten thousand miles away
I’ll love you tomorrow as I love you today

Carly Simon, “The Right Thing To Do”

Carly Simon releases her signature album on November 28, 1972.
“You’re So Vain” is #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.

The line-up of artists who appeared on the album is amazing:

Billy Payne ~ Hammond organ
Nicky Hopkins ~ piano
Lowell George ~ slide guitar
Jim Gordon ~ drums
Bobby Keys ~ sax
Mick Jagger ~ vocals
James Taylor ~ vocals
Bonnie Bramlett ~ vocals
Linda McCartney ~ vocals
Paul McCartney ~ vocals

Oh, and speaking from the point of view of a 16 year old at the time, it’s also one of the seminal album covers in rock history.

Paul is alive.

November 7, 1969 ~ After Life magazine tracks down Paul McCartney at his farm in Scotland, they put him on the cover with his family, dispelling the “Paul is dead” rumors with the headline, “Paul Is Still With Us.” The crew from Life had to do a fair amount of searching to locate McCartney’s farm, and at first he ran them off.

Their effort was rewarded when he had a change of heart and granted them an interview and photo shoot, a rare look into his private life.

“Can you spread it around that I am just an ordinary person and want to live in peace?” he says.