31 OCTOBER 1966
The Stone Poneys were recording their self-titled first album during this month in 1966. No singles were released from that album and it did not chart, but the Fred Neil-penned song 'Just a Little Bit of Rain' was a standout, featuring a decent lead vocal from the young Linda Ronstadt. This lovely song (which, to my ears, carries a hint of 'Stormy Weather') was later covered by artists such as José Feliciano and Sandy Denny.
The group still had a folky acoustic sound at this stage, and not long after this album was released they disbanded then reformed with a more electric approach that brought them big success with 1967's 'Different Drum'.