Déjà Vu is the second studio album from Crosby,Stills & Nash and the first to include Neil Young in the line up. It was released on March 11th 1970. It was one of the most hotly awaited second albums in history — right up there with those by The Beatles and The Band– Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts. Those achievements are all the more astonishing given the fact that the group barely held together through the estimated 800 hours it took to record Déjà Vu and scarcely functioned as a group for most of that time
At the height of their fame The Beatles enraged the Roman Catholic Church by famously declaring they were bigger than Jesus. On this day in 2010, The Vatican's official newspaper L'Osservatore Ramano published a story praising The Beatles. In a move sanctioned by Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church offered the Fab Four its official seal of approval, forgiving them their various excesses and even lauding them as a “precious jewel”. The Vatican’s official newspaper, even begged the question “what would pop music have been like without the Beatles?”John Lennon famously described the band as being bigger than Jesus in 1966 – at the height of “Beatlemania”.
This album was the band’s third album and McCartney’s fifth since leaving The Beatles. The album was released on the 7th Decemember 1973. With the immense success of The Beatles, the Fab Four were always going to find it difficult to replicate that success when they went their separate ways. While George and John went the solo route, McCartney found comfort in the band which lead to him setting up Wings. Along with his wife Linda, former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine and drummer Denny Seiwell, Wings was founded in 1971.
The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with several reissue packages arriving May 26th. A new stereo mix of the album will be available as a single CD and as part of every other package. An expanded deluxe edition will be released digitally, as a two-CD set or two-LP vinyl package. A super deluxe six-disc box set will also be available. All three deluxe editions of Sgt. Pepper will include some really cool extras, such as previously unreleased complete takes of all 13 album tracks; new stereo mixes: a previously unreleased instrumental take of "Penny Lane" AND two unreleased takes of "Strawberry Fields Forever."