On November 22nd, 1968, The Beatles came out with a double-album, brilliantly packaged in a plain white cover. Officially titled, “The Beatles,” it became more familiarly known as “The White Album.”
I was seven at the time. The album included four glossy photos of each Beatle: John, Paul, Ringo, George. I remember staring at those faces, memorizing the names. Anyway, there’s all sorts of reminiscences on the web — here, there, and everywhere.
Here’s a clip of a young Alison Krauss singing “I Will, ” a minor track off a major album.