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Subject: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 12:46 am

February 17th 1967 - The Beatles' "Penny Lane" backed with "Strawberry Fields Forever" was released in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 1:07 am

February 17th 1975 - John Lennon released "Rock n' Roll." It was his last record before he left the music business for 5 years.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/16 at 5:15 am

February 17th 1967 - The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite'. at Abbey Road studios, London. John's lyrics for the song came almost entirely from an antique poster advertising a circus performance scheduled to take place in Rochdale, Lancashire, in February 1843. John had purchased the poster in Sevenoaks on January 31 while The Beatles were on location for the filming of the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' promotional film.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 1:50 am

February 18th 1933 - Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan. She became John Lennon's second wife.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:04 am

February 18th 1993 - Paul McCartney began his "The New World Tour" in Milano.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:29 am

February 18th 2003 - Paul McCartney announced a new world tour called "Back in the World".

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:47 am

February 18th 2003 - A 1994 session by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison was released on DVD.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 4:05 am

February 18th 1965 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded two new songs: John Lennon's 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away' and a new Paul McCartney song 'Tell Me What You See'.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/16 at 2:12 pm

February 18th 2000 - An American court ordered the release of FBI files relating to John Lennon's interests and activities including his support for the Irish Republican cause and the Workers Revolutionary Party. The British Government told the US that it wanted the files to remain secret. MI5 also had files on Lennon, which they had passed on the FBI during the 70's.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:15 am

February 19th 1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 4:48 am

February 19th 1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 5:06 am

February 19th 2002 - George Harrison's former brother-in-law was barred from selling Beatle's memorabilia. Carl Roles was accused of stealing boxes of clothing, records and other memorabilia from Harrison's Los Angeles home in the 1970's. Roles attempted to sell the items the day after Harrison died.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 7:16 am

February 19th 1963 -  The Beatles, Freddie Starr & The Midnighters, The Pathfinders and Curtis & The All Stars all appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England. The Beatles had 'Please Please Me' at No.1 on the NME singles chart.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:17 am

February 19th 1964 -  A British company shipped ½ ton of Beatle wigs to the US. An American reporter later asked John Lennon, "How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?" John replied "They're not imitating us because we don't wear Beatle wigs."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:22 am

February 19th 1965 -  Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song 'You're Going To Lose That Girl' in two takes. The track was released on the Help! album.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 2:49 am

February 22nd 1963 - Northern Songs was founded by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The company was set up to publish songs written by Lennon, McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:11 am

February 22nd 1965 - Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 3:37 am

February 22nd 1992 - Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time" hit #3 in the U.K. The b-side was Jackson's cover of the Beatles' "Come Together."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 4:14 am

February 22nd 2003 - Paul McCartney performed a concert as a birthday gift for Wendy Whitworth. Ralph Whitworth offered to pay McCartney $1 million to play a show in San Diego for about 150 guests. McCartney agreed and said he would donate the money to the charity Adopt-A-Minefield.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 8:09 am

February 22nd 1967 - The Beatles were working at Abbey Road, recording the giant piano chord for the end of 'A Day In The Life' for their Sgt. Pepper's album.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 2:59 pm

February 22nd 2000 - A pair of John Lennon's jeans for £2,250 ($3,825) were sold in auction.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 12:44 am

February 23rd 1964 - A tape of the The Beatles' first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" was aired. They performed "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The show was taped on February 9.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:05 am

February 23rd 1970 - Ringo Starr guest starred on "Laugh-In." It was his first solo TV appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 1:21 am

February 23rd 2010 - Abbey Road Studios in north London was given protected status by the British government.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/16 at 3:47 am

February 23rd 1965 - Filming began on The Beatles follow up to 'A Hard Day's Night' on location in the Bahamas with the working title of 'Eight Arms To Hold You.'

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 1:14 am

February 24th 1964 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 2:18 am

February 24th 1982 - John Lennon's "Double Fantasy" album was named Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 3:34 am

February 24th 2002 - Paul McCartney dedicated an a cappella rendition of "Yesterday" to George Harrison during a tribute concert at Liverpool's Empire Theater.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 4:46 am

February 24th 1965 - The first full day of filming took place for The Beatles movie Help!, ' with the group riding bicycles on location near London Airport, England.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:16 am

February 25th 1963 - The Beatles released their first U.S. single "Please Please Me."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:31 am

February 25th 1972 - Wings released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in the U.K. The song was immediately banned by the BBC.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 2:42 am

February 25th 2003 - The album "Songs from the Material World - A Tribute to George Harrison" was released.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 6:24 am

February 25th 1964 - The Beatles finished recording their next single 'Can't Buy Me Love', at Abbey Road studios, London, (they had first recorded the song on 29 January 1964 at Path Marconi Studios in Paris). They also recorded the B-side, 'You Can't Do That' and another new song 'I Should Have Known Better'.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:32 am

February 26th 1970 - The Beatles album "Beatles Again" was released in the U.S. It contained the song "Hey Jude."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 1:42 am

February 26th 1987 - Capitol Records released the first four Beatles albums on CD.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 8:45 am

February 26th 1964 - The Beatles worked on the final mixes for 'Can't Buy Me Love' and 'You Can't Do That' tracks. The single, which was released the following month, topped the charts all over the world.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/16 at 11:53 am

February 26th 1966 - The Beatles Rubber Soul was at No.1 on the US album chart, the group's seventh US album chart topper.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 1:11 am

February 28th 1963 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon composed "From Me To You."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 3:43 am

February 28th 1972 - Wings released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/16 at 7:34 am

February 28th 1966 - Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The club had run up debts of over £10,000.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 12:42 am

February 29th 1972 - John Lennon's U.S. immigration visa expired. It was the beginning of a 3 1/2 year fight for Lennon to stay in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/29/16 at 4:11 am

February 29th 1968 - The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this year's Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:17 am

March 1st 1966 - About one hundred Beatles fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool's Cavern Club. The day before the club had closed due to bankruptcy.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:30 am

March 1st 1966 - "The Beatles At Shea Stadium" was world premiered on BBC1

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:42 am

March 1st 1969 - The Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" hit #2 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 2:44 am

March 1st 1970 - Two clips of the Beatles, performing "Let It Be" and "Two of Us," were aired on "The Ed Sullivan Show." It was the last time the group appeared on the show.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 3:01 am

March 1st 1972 - John Lennon was granted an extension on his American work visa.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 4:38 am

March 1st 1995 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" was inducted into NARAS' 22nd annual Hall of Fame at the 37th annual Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 5:37 am

March 1st 1985 - A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. Lincoln-Mercury used the song, "HELP!".

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/16 at 7:58 am

March 1st 1967 - Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. The song was inspired by a drawing his 3 year-old son Julian returned home from school with one day. The picture, which was of a little girl with lots of stars, was his classmate - Lucy O’Donnell, who also lived in Weybridge, and attended the same school as Julian.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 5:57 am

March 2nd 1964 - "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles was released in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 6:35 am

March 2nd 1964 - George Harrison and Pattie Boyd met each other for the first time.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:24 am

March 2nd 1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the ninth annual Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 7:48 am

March 2nd 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed at a jazz festival in Cambridge, England. At the show they recorded "Let's Go On Flying," "Snow Is Falling All the Time," "Don't Worry Kyoko," "Song for John," and "Cambridge 1969." It was the first time a Beatle performed solo.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 9:07 am

March 2nd 1973 - A judge granted Yoko One permanent residency in the U.S. The same judge also ruled that John Lennon would have to leave the country in the next 60 days or be deported.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 9:53 am

March 2nd 1975 - Linda McCartney was arrested for personal possession of marijuana. Paul was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident but was not charged.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 10:25 am

March 2nd 2003 - "The Beatles - Now and Then, Photographs by Harry Benson" exhibit ended at the Albany Institute of History & Art. The exhibit featured approximately 80 of Benson's classic images of the Beatles.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 2:07 pm

March 2nd 1964 - The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Day's Night' at Marylebone train station in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 4:02 pm

March 2nd 2009 - Liverpool University launched a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society. Liverpool Hope University claimed the course which looked at the studio sound and compositions of The Beatles was the first of its kind in the UK and "probably the world".

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/16 at 4:03 pm

March 2nd 2013 - A pencil doodle by Paul McCartney when he was a teenager sold for over $5,000. The sketches were drawn by McCartney during the late 1950s while a student at the Liverpool Institute High School For Boys. The drawings showed multiple faces with different expressions on a single sheet of paper in pencil. The auction house said the drawing sold for £3,764 ($5,692).

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:21 am

March 3rd 1971 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation lifted its ban on the music of the Beatles.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 1:38 am

March 3rd 1980 - Four dollar bills signed by the Beatles sold for 220 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/16 at 3:02 am

March 3rd 1963 - The Beatles played the last show on a UK tour supporting Helen Shapiro at The Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Stoke.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 2:45 am

March 4th 1966 - An interview with John Lennon was published by "The Evening Standard" in London. In the article Lennon said "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue that. I'm right and will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus right now." The comment resulted in worldwide Beatles record burnings.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 3:02 am

March 4th 1996 - The remaining Beatles issued a statement that they had turned down an offer to tour together. The deal was offered at $225 million.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:13 am

March 4th 1996 - The single "Real Love" was released in the U.K. The song was originally featured on Lennon's "Imagine" soundtrack.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 1:39 am

March 7th 1963 - The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Big Three, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and several local bands played at a one-night stand called "Mersey Beat Showcase."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 2:20 am

March 7th 1962 - The Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager's Turn - Here We Go'. After a rehearsal, the Beatles put on suits for the first time and, along with the other artists appearing on the program, record the show in front of a teenage audience.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 5:56 am

March 7th 1967 - Working on their next album The Beatles recorded additional overdubs for 'Lovely Rita', including harmony vocals, effects, and the percussive sound of a piece of toilet paper being blown through a haircomb.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 4:00 pm

March 7th 1987 - The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! were released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decided to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes were available in the US.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:39 am

March 8th 1962 - The Beatles appeared on "Teenager's Turn." It was their first radio appearance.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 12:54 am

March 8th 1973 - Paul McCartney was fined £100 ($170) for growing cannabis at his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland. McCartney claimed some fans gave the seeds to him and that he didn't know what they would grow.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/16 at 3:10 am

March 8th 1961 - The Beatles played at The Cavern Club in Liverpool at lunchtime. That night they performed twice: at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, and at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:12 am

March 9th 1963 - The Beatles began a 21-date tour of the U.K. supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:35 am

March 9th 1964 - The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day's Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 2:50 am

March 9th 1964 - Capitol Records released a song called 'Letter To The Beatles' by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he's lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to No.85 on the charts and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately they had included a few bars from 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' without permission and Capitol was forced to withdraw the single to avoid a lawsuit.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:27 am

March 10th 1965 - The Beatles "Eight Days A Week" hit #1 in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/16 at 1:42 am

March 10th 1975 - John Lennon released his cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 2:44 am

March 11th 1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" hit #2 in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:06 am

March 11th 1967 - A video of the Beatles performing "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" was played on "American Bandstand."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:21 am

March 11th 1970 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" won Best Engineered Recording Of 1969 at the 12th annual Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 3:39 am

March 11th 1997 - At Buckingham Palace, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/16 at 6:45 am

March 11th 1964 - The Beatles spent the day filming at Twickenham Studios for A Hard Day's Night. Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard's cage, where the Beatles played cards and mimed to 'I Should Have Known Better'.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 1:48 am

March 12th 1965 - The Beatles finished shooting "Help!" in the Bahamas.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 2:08 am

March 12th 1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 2:32 am

March 12th 1969 - George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested in Esher, Surrey. The charge was cannabis resin possession after authorities found 120 joints in their house.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 2:49 am

March 12th 1971 - John Lennon released the single "Power to the People."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 3:00 am

March 12th 1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/16 at 3:20 am

March 12th 1963 - The Beatles played at the Granada Cinema in Bedford. Also on the bill, Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. John Lennon, suffering from a heavy cold, was unable to perform, so The Beatles set was rearranged so that George and Paul could sing the parts that John usually sang.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 1:59 am

March 14th 1964 - It was reported by "Billboard" that releases by the Beatles represented 60% of the current singles market.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 2:25 am

March 14th 1972 - The Beatles received the NARAS' Trustees Award at the 14th annual Grammy Awards.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 7:41 am

March 14th 1963 – On a UK tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. For the third night in a row, John Lennon, suffering from a bad cold, was unable to perform.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/16 at 8:00 am

March 14th 1968 – The promotional film for 'Lady Madonna' was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song 'Hey Bulldog', but the 'Lady Madonna' audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 2:49 am

March 15th 1963 - The Beatles single "Please Please Me" was #1 for the fourth week in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:21 am

March 15th 1964 - Taped footage from the Beatles performance at the Washington Coliseum was broadcast in U.S. movie theaters.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 4:49 am

March 15th 2002 - Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check- in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon's face with the words 'Above Us Only Skies.'

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 6:08 am

March 15th 2004 - George Harrison became the third ex-beatle to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After Harrison was inducted, Tom Petty, ELO's Jeff Lynne and Harrison's son performed the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care" and the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/16 at 1:10 pm

March 15th 1967 – The first session recording George Harrison's new song ‘Within You Without You’ took place at Abbey Road studios, London. George was the only Beatle to perform on this song, which was still called 'Untitled'. Harrison played the swordmandel and tamboura, Natver Soni played tabla, Amrat Gajjar played dilruba, PD Joshi played swordmandel, and an undocumented musician played a droning tamboura.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:06 am

March 16th 1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:21 am

March 16th 1964 - Ringo Starr was elected vice president of the Leeds University Law Society in England.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:22 am


March 16th 1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."
The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single 'Can't Buy Me Love.' When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song's "true" meaning, Paul McCartney stated "I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that 'Can't Buy Me Love' is about a prostitute, I draw the line."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:39 am

March 16th 1970 - The Beatles released "Let It Be."

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 1:52 am

March 16th 1990 - The 2-Disc John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City/Live Jam" was released. It was an original live recording reissued.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/16 at 3:18 pm

March 16th 1965 - The Beatles continue filming in Austria for their second movie, Help! They completed the "ski lift" segment of the film.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:08 am

March 18th 1967 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought two islands off the coast of Ireland's County Mayo for 1,550 pounds.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:24 am

March 18th 1967 - The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with 'Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near Lennon's house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre of the city.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 10:16 am

March 18th 1965 –John Lennon gave his friend and ex-Quarry Man Pete Shotton £20,000 to open Hayling Supermarkets. Lennon, George Harrison and Shotton became joint directors of Hayling Supermarkets Ltd.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 2:40 pm

March 18th 2011 –Organisers of an attempt to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall in 1963 had claims from 24 people who said they were there. Billy Shanks was helping to lead the search for the audience members of the gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland in 1963. He said some who turned up thought the music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in nearby Strathpeffer.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 3:03 pm

March 18th 2008 – Heather Mills' evidence in her divorce case with Sir Paul McCartney was "inconsistent, inaccurate" and "less than candid", according to judge Mr Justice Bennett's. His High Court ruling was revealed in full after Ms Mills was told she could not appeal against its publication. The full ruling was published a day after she was awarded £24.3m at the High Court in London. Mills was awarded £3.2m per year for herself and the couple's daughter Beatrice, £8m for a home in London and £3m to purchase a home in New York. The judge found the total value of Sir Paul's assets was about £400m. Ms Mills had sought £125m and been offered £15.8m.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/16 at 12:48 pm

March 20th 1965 - The Beatles single "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" hit #39 in the U.S.

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March 20th 1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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March 20th 1972 - Ringo Starr released "Back Off, Boogaloo."

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March 20th 1995 - "Baby It's You," by the Beatles, was released.

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March 20th 2003 - It was announced that Paul McCartney would be playing his first concert in Russia on May 24, 2003. The show was planned as an open-air gig in Moscow's Red Square.

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March 20th 1964 - The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It Won't Be Long’, ‘You Can't Do That’, and ‘Can't Buy Me Love’. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.

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March 20th 1969 - John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international "Bed-In" for peace. They planned another "Bed-in" in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montreal, and during a "Bed-in" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’. Lennon also detailed this period in The Beatles ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’, recorded by Lennon and McCartney on April 14, 1969.

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March 21st 1964 - The Beatles single "She Loves You" hit #1 in the U.S.

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March 21st 1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" hit #14 in the U.S.

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March 21st 1970 - The Beatles single "Let It Be" hit #2 in the U.K.

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March 21st 1984 - Part of Central Park in New York was renamed Strawberry Fields in honor of John Lennon.  :\'(

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March 21st 1961 - The Beatles played their first ever evening show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, supporting The Swinging Bluegenes, (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans).

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March 21st 1965 - After 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' had held the No.1 position on the US singles chart for seven weeks, The Beatles started a two-week run at No.1 with 'She Loves You'.

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March 22nd 1963 - The Beatles' first album, "Please Please Me," was released in the U.K.

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March 22nd 1997 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold at auction for $84,146.

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March 22nd 1978 - The Rutles' 'All You Need Is Cash', an affectionate spoof of The Beatles career, was broadcast for the first time in the US.

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March 23rd 1964 - John Lennon's book of verse and rhyme 'In His Own Write' was published in the UK. Some of the content was first published in Lennon's 'Beachcomber' column in Mersey Beat.

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March 23rd 1967 - The Beatles won two awards at the 12th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

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March 23rd 1973 - Yoko Ono was granted permission to live in the U.S. permanently.

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March 23rd 1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings released the song "My Love" in the U.K.

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March 23rd 1985 - In San Antonio, TX, Julian Lennon held his first concert.

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March 23rd 1999 - In Gibraltar, a set of postage stamps was released commemorating what would have been the 30th wedding anniversary of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

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March 23rd 2004 - The album "Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band Tour 2003" was released.

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March 24th 1965 - The Beatles continued filming 'Help!' at Twickenham Studios, England. They shot the interior temple scenes, including the one where they "dive through a hollow sacrificial altar and into water". That scene was then cut to the swimming pool scene filmed in the Bahamas on February 23.

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March 24th 1962 -  The Beatles appeared at The Barnston Women's Institute, admission was seven shillings and six pence, ($1.05).

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March 24th 2000 - A film company paid £635,000, ($1,079,500) for over nine hours of film shot during the 70s by Yoko Ono. The film contained shots of Lennon smoking hash and talking about his political beliefs.

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March 24th 2013 - Pictures of The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium concert, taken by an amateur photographer who bluffed his way backstage, sold for £30,000 at auction. Marc Weinstein used a fake press pass to get next to the stage for the historic New York show. His 61 black and white images with copyright fetched £30,680, the successful bidder was a South American gentleman currently living in Washington who is a huge collector of Beatles memorabilia.

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March 25th 1965 -The Beatles made their debut on UK TV show Top Of The Pops singing 'Can't Buy Me Love' and ‘You Can’t Do That.’ The show had been recorded on March 19th.

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March 25th 1965 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono started their week long 'bed-in' in the presidential suite at The Amsterdam Hilton hotel. The couple invited the world's press into their hotel room every day, to talk about promoting world peace.

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March 25th 1976 - The Wings album "Wings at the Speed of Sound" was released.

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March 25th 2003 - Yoko Ono's "Walking On This Ice " was released.

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March 25th 2003 - Ringo Starr's album "Ringo Rama" was released.

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March 25th 1966 - At a photo session at Bob Whitaker's studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, 'Yesterday and Today'. After advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers, negative reaction to the cover photo was so strong Capitol recalled 750,000 copies from distributors to replace the cover. The total cost to Capitol to replace the cover and promotional materials was $250,000, wiping out their initial profit

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March 25th 1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant.

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March 29th 1986 - It became legal in Russia to buy a Beatles album.

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March 29th 1967 - Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles finished recording ‘Good Morning Good Morning’. They then started work on a new song ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, (originally titled ‘Bad Finger Boogie’), recording 10 takes of the rhythm track, then Ringo overdub a double-tracked lead vocal.

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March 29th 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Black Sabbath, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Curved Air, J.J. Jackson's Dilemma, Shy Limbs, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Sunflower Brass Band and Toe Fat all appeared at the London Free Easter Festival in Bethnal Green, London, England.

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March 30th 1967 - The photo session took place at Chelsea Manor studios in London with Michael Cooper for the cover of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album. After the shoot The Beatles resumed work at Abbey Road studios on ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ adding guitars, bass, tambourine, and backing vocals. The session began at 11:00 pm and ends at 7:30 am.

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March 30th 2014 - John Lennon's "A Matter of Pee" letter sold at auction for $88,218.

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March 30th 1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

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March 31st 1969 - George Harrison and Patti Harrison, appeared in court charged with possession of cannabis. They were fined 250 pounds.

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March 31st 1969 - In Amsterdam John Lennon and Yoko Ono ended their "Bed-In" so they could premiere Ono's new film "Rape" in Vienna.

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March 31st 1964 - The Beatles single "Can't Buy Me Love" was certified gold by the RIAA.

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March 31st 1978 - The Wings album "London Town" was released.

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March 31st 1984 - The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #53 in the U.K.

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March 31st 1972 - The Beatles Official Fan Club closed. The Beatles Monthly magazine had ceased three years previously.

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March 31st 1962 - The Beatles played their first gig in the South of England when they appeared at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, on the same bill as The Rebel Rousers, tickets cost 5 shillings, ($0.70).

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March 31st 1964 - Filming for A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles played a "live television performance" in front of a studio of screaming fans (one of those fans was Phil Collins). The four songs used in the film were ‘Tell Me Why’, ‘I Should Have Known Better’, ‘And I Love Her’, and ‘She Loves You’.

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April 2nd 1971 - Ringo Starr released his debut single, "It Don't Come Easy."

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April 2nd 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

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April 2nd 1964 - The Beatles had their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Can't Buy Me Love.' With advanced sales of over 2.1 million, it holds the record for the greatest advanced orders for a single in the UK.

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April 2nd 2006 - A John Lennon schoolbook containing the 12-year-old's drawing of Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus and the Carpenter was sold at auction for £126,500, ($239,733). The poem inspired Lennon to write The Beatles' 1967 song ‘I Am the Walrus’. Also sold for £12,000, ($22,741) was a ship's log book written by Lennon during a stormy trip to Bermuda in 1980, and a letter from Paul McCartney to his bandmates Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr failed to reach its £50,000, ($94,742) reserve price.

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April 6th 1966 - The first session of what would become The Beatles album Revolver started in the evening at Abbey Road studios London, with the recording of the basic track of a new John Lennon song 'Tomorrow Never Knows.'

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April 6th 1968 - The Beatles opened the office of Apple Corps Ltd. in London.

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April 6th 1992 - George Harrison played his first full-length live concert in the U.K. since the final Beatles performance in 1969. The show was a benefit for the Natural Law Party.

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April 6th 1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology Volume 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

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April 6th 2006 - The trial filed by Apple Corps against Apple Computer concluded. The judge was expected to rended his decision in the following month. The suit was based on a 1991 agreement between the companies that would keep Apple Computer out of the music business. The suit claimed that Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store was in violation of the agreement.

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April 6th 1967 - The first master tape of The Beatles new album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was made. The song order on side one is different from the final product at this point, the last five songs on that side being initially ordered as follows: ‘Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite’, ‘Fixing a Hole’, ‘Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds’, ‘Getting Better’, and ‘She's Leaving Home’. The Beatles had specified that there were to be no gaps between songs - a unique idea at the time.

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April 7th 2000 - Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set.

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April 7th 2004 - A High Court judge ruled that a trademark battle between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd. should be heard in London. The suit was filed by the Beatles' owned company and claimed that Apple Computer had violated a 1991 agreement concerning the exlcusive "field of use" of the Apple mark.

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April 7th 1966 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on the new John Lennon song 'Tomorrow Never Knows' and the new Paul McCartney song 'Got to Get You Into My Life' for the forthcoming Revolver album.

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April 7th 1962 - The Beatles played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool without George Harrison who was ill. This was the group's last performance before leaving for their third extended engagement in Hamburg, West Germany.

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April 8th 1963 - Born on this day, Julian Lennon, first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of Lennon's first wife Cynthia Lennon. His godfather was Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. Julian Lennon had the 1991 UK No.6 single 'Saltwater'. Had a cameo role in the 1995 film 'Leaving Las Vegas', as a bartender. He was the first child to be born to a Beatle.

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April 8th 2003 - Yoko Ono's single "Walking On Thin Ice (Tenaglia Dub)" was released.

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April 8th 2003 - The album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" was released.

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April 8th 1967 - John Lennon took his Rolls Royce to coachbuilders J.P. Fallon Ltd in Surrey to enquire if they could paint his car in psychedelic colours. This was based on an idea by Marijke Koger ("The Fool" who was a member of Dutch team of gypsy artists). J.P. Fallon commissioned Steve Weaver's pattern of scroll and flowers for the Phantom V. The cost for having the work done came in at £2,000. A custom interior/exterior sound system was also installed as well as a Sony television; telephone (WEYBRIDGE 46676) and a portable refrigerator.

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April 8th 1972 - Written after the 'Bloody Sunday Massacre', in Northern Ireland Paul McCartney and Wings released 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish.' The song was banned by the BBC and the IBA. It peaked at No.16 in the UK and No.21 in the US.

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April 10th 1999 - George Michael, Sinead O'Connor, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, and Paul McCartney all performed at the "Here There and Everywhere - A Concert for Linda", a charity tribute to Linda McCartney held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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April 10th 1962 – The Beatles former bass player Stuart Sutcliffe died, (original bassist for eighteen months - January 1960 - June 1961). Sutcliffe had stayed in Hamburg Germany after leaving the group. He died of a brain haemorrhage in an ambulance on the way to hospital, aged 22.

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April 10th 1970 - 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, "I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John". John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, was furious. When a reporter called Lennon to comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon said, "Paul hasn't left. I sacked him."

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April 11th 1964 - The Beatles singles "You Can't Do That" and "There's a Place" were #48 and #74 positions on the singles chart.

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April 11th 1970 - Paul McCartney announced a "temporary break with the Beatles." He cited "personal differences" and adding that he will no longer record with John Lennon.

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April 11th 1997 - Paul McCartney performed a 20-minute concert on a London rooftop.

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April 11th 1970 - Paul McCartney's first solo album "McCartney" was released.

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April 11th 1991 - Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."

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April 13th 1962 - The Beatles arrived in West Germany and began a 48-night run of shows at Hamburg's new venue, the Star-Club. The run of shows ended on May 31st.

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April 13th 1964 - The Beatles announced that the title of their first film would be "A Hard Day's Night."

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April 13th 1965 - At the Grammys, the Beatles won Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for "A Hard Day's Night."

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April 13th 1966 - The Beatles recorded the song "Paperback Writer."

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April 13th 2000 - Heather Mills won $316,700 in damages for a 1993 accident that involved a British motorcycle officer. Mills, Paul McCartney's girlfriend, received the out-of-court-settlement without any admission of guilt for the loss of her left leg.

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April 13th 1965 - The Beatles recorded the song "Help!" at Abbey Road.

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April 13th 1999 - Yoko Ono sued Fredieric Seaman over personal effects of the late John Lennon. Seaman, a former assistant to Lennon, was accused of "an elaborate scheme" to "exploit Lennon's death by stealing priceless personal and sentimental items."

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April 13th 2004 - The album "Maximum Beatles" was released on CD.

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April 13th 2007 - Julian Lennon sold a 'significant' stake of his share in the songs his father John wrote for The Beatles to US music publishing company Primary Wave. The firm would now receive payments when any Lennon compositions were sold on CD, performed live or played on the radio. The company, who were about to market Julian Lennon's new music project, declined to reveal how much the deal was worth.

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April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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April 15th 1964, The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.

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April 16th 1964 - The Beatles filmed the "chase scenes" for A Hard Day's Night with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London. In the evening they recorded the title track for the film, 'A Hard Day's Night' at Abbey Road. John and Paul had the title first, and had to write a song to order, completing the track in nine takes.

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April 16th 1993 - Paul McCartney headlined a concert at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 'Earth Day' along with Ringo Starr, Don Henley and Steve Miller. McCartney had last performed there as a member of The Beatles in 1965.

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April 18th 1966 - George Harrison and John Lennon went to a Lovin' Spoonful concert at the Marquee Club.

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April 18th 1975 - John Lennon released "Stand By Me."

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April 18th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show, playing ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The Beatles also held the UK and US No.1 position on this day with 'Can't Buy Me Love'.

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April 18th 2012 - An original and extremely rare 1963 mono copy of The Beatles ‘Please Please Me’ album, signed by the Fab Four, sold on an eBay auction for nearly $25,000. Paul McCartney and John Lennon both signed their names with “love” in royal blue ink whereas George Harrison and Ringo Starr signed their names in midnight blue ink. The autographs were signed in May of 1963.

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April 19th 1967 - The Beatles & Co. partnership was formed. The agreement was that John, Paul, George and Ringo would stay together for the next 10 years.

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April 19th 2006 - Tickets went on sale for the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE". The show featured 26 Beatles songs.

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April 19th 2006 - Tickets went on sale for the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE". The show featured 26 Beatles songs.
Oh yeah?

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April 19th 1965 - The Beatles single 'Ticket to Ride' was released on Capitol records in the US. The single's label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie 'Eight Arms to Hold You' (the original name for the movie 'Help!').

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April 19th 1968 - John Lennon, George Harrison and their wives left the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left.

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April 19th 2010, A week after Catholic Church officials published an article in the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper that said they forgive John Lennon's remarks about The Beatles being "bigger than Jesus", Ringo Starr rejected their forgiveness. The newspaper's editors had written, "The Beatles said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages that were possibly even Satanic... (but) what would Pop music be like without the Beatles?" Ringo was unimpressed and replied "Didn't the Vatican say we were Satanic or possibly Satanic? And they've still forgiven us? I think the Vatican, they've got more to talk about than the Beatles."

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April 20th 1966 - The Beatles laid down tracks for Paul McCartney's song "Eleanor Rigby."

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April 20th 1970 - The "New York Times" reported that Christian groups had adopted the Beatle's "Yellow Submarine" as a religious symbol.

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April 20th 1976 - George Harrison joined Monty Python onstage to sing "The Lumberjack Song."

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April 20th 2004 - The remastered version of the soundtrack to "Porky's Revenge" was released. The album contained George Harrison's "I Don't Want To Do It."

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April 20th 1966- During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song 'And Your Bird Can Sing', and a new George Harrison song 'Taxman'.

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April 20th 1968 - Apple Music ran advertisements soliciting tapes from unknown artists, offering financial grants as part of a deal to release records on the Apple label. Artists such as Badfinger, James Taylor, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, David Peel and Elephant's Memory were signed up.

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April 21st 1967 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow 'A Day in the Life', in the run-out groove. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up and randomly re-assembled and edits backwards. At John Lennon's suggestion, they also added a high-pitch 15 kilocycle whistle audible only by dogs. These were omitted from the American version of the album.

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April 21st 1963 - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. The Rolling Stones opened show.

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April 21st 2003 - Paul McCartney called for a ban on cluster bombs.

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April 21st 2013 - The Beatles' compilation album "I Saw Her Standing There" was released.

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April 22nd 1967 - The Beatles finished recording the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

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April 22nd 1969 - John Lennon legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

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April 22nd 1969 - The Beatles recorded "The Ballad of John and Yoko."

The song was recorded without George Harrison (who was on holiday) and Ringo Starr (who was filming The Magic Christian). In Barry Miles' biography, McCartney recalls that Lennon had a sudden inspiration for the song and had suggested that the two of them should record it immediately, without waiting for the other Beatles to return. Reflecting this somewhat unusual situation, the session recordings include the following exchange:

Lennon (on guitar): "Go a bit faster, Ringo!"
McCartney (on drums): "OK, George!"

This session also marked the return of Geoff Emerick as recording engineer of a Beatle session after he quit working with the group during the tense White Album sessions nine months earlier.

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April 22nd 1965 - The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ticket To Ride.' Taken from the film Help! it was the group's seventh UK No.1.

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April 23rd 1964 - In London, John Lennon was the guest of honor at Foyles Literary Luncheon.

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April 23rd 1960 - The Nerk Twins appeared at The Fox And Hounds in Caversham, Berkshire, England. The Nerk Twins being John Lennon and Paul McCartney who were staying at Paul's aunt's pub.

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1995 - Peter Hodgson, from Liverpool found a tape in his attic containing 16 of The Beatles earliest recordings made in 1959. The tape included 'Hello Little Girl', a Lennon-McCartney composition that the Beatles never recorded and Ray Charles' 'Hallelujah, I Love Her So'. The sessions had been made on a reel-to-reel recorder that Hodgson's father had lent to Paul McCartney.

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April 23rd 1969 - The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Back' the group's 16th UK No.1. Credited to "The Beatles with Billy Preston", it was the Beatles' only single that credited another artist, 'Get Back' was also the Beatles' first single release in true stereo in the US.

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April 23rd 1964 -Peter and Gordon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the John Lennon and Paul McCartney song 'A World Without Love.' The Duo's only UK No.1.

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April 24th 1969 - Paul McCartney publicly denied the rumors that he is dead.

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April 24th 1969 - Paul McCartney publicly denied the rumors that he is dead.
Oh yeah!

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April 24th 1968 - The Beatles' Apple Records decided not to sign David Bowie.

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April 24th 1976 - Raquel Welch, Phoebe Snow, John Sebastian and Lorne Michaels were guests on "Saturday Night Live." During this show Lorne Michaels made a statement requesting the Beatles to appear on the show.

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April 24th 1965 - The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" hit #1 in the U.K.

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April 24th 1967 - The Beatles attended a Donovan concert in London.

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April 24th 1972 - John Lennon's controversial single, 'Woman Is the Nicer of the World' was released in the US. The song peaked at No.57, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. Yoko Ono said the phrase during a magazine interview in 1967 and Lennon later explained that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.

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April 24th 1965 - Beatles manager Brian Epstein won the 'star prize' of an album when he had his letter published in UK music weekly 'Melody Maker' informing its readers that Paul McCartney played lead guitar on 'Ticket To Ride.'

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April 24th 1976 - Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.

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April 25th 1968 - The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show because "Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don't do benefits."

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April 25th 1964 - The Beatles had 14 singles on the American chart.

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April 25th 1967 - Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles embark upon their next project, recording the theme to 'Magical Mystery Tour' at Abbey Road studios in London.

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April 26th 1964 - The Beatles attended the 28th birthday party for Roy Orbison.

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April 26th 1964 - The Beatles, Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five headlined the NME poll winner's concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London.

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April 26th 1969 - The Beatles recorded 32 takes of "Octopus's Garden" at Abbey Road.

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April 26th 1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper." The show was narrated by George Harrison.

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April 26th 1982 - Paul McCartney released the album "Tug of War."

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April 27th 1964 - John Lennon's "In His Own Write," a collection of funny poems and drawings, was published in the U.S.

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April 27th 2003 - In Britain, the Sunday Times reported that Paul McCartney was the Britain's richest musician. His personal fortune was listed as $1.2 billion.

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April 27th 1981 - Paul McCartney announced that he would carry on as a solo artist after the breakup of Wings.

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April 27th 1981 - Ringo Starr married actress and one time 'Bond girl' Barbara Bach. The pair met while filming the movie, Caveman, with Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. In attendance at the wedding were George Harrison and Paul McCartney.

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April 27th 1963 - The Beatles appeared at The Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, England. The Beatles made a total of six concert appearances at this venue in Northwich.

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April 27th 1964 - John Lennon's "In His Own Write", a collection of funny poems and drawings, was published in the U.S.

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April 27th 1966 - The Beatles started recording the new John Lennon song 'I'm Only Sleeping' at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not feature on the original US version of Revolver.

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April 28th 1975 - John Lennon appeared on "The Tonight Show."

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April 28th 1975 - Ringo Starr performed "No No Song" on "The Smothers Brothers Show."

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May 5th 1979 - George Harrison's single "Blow Away" hit #51 in the U.K. and #16 in the U.S.

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May 5th 1983 - The Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder duet "Ebony and Ivory" won International Hit Of The Year at the 28th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

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May 5th 1990 - The "John Lennon Tribute Concert" was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside.

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May 5th 2010 - The 14th Annual Webby Awards named TheBeatlesRockBand.com as Best Games-Related Site of the year. ("The Beatles - Rockband")

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May 5th 1992 - The Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson single "Say Say Say" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

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May 5th 1997 - Paul McCartney released the album "Flaming Pie."

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May 5th 1963 - On a recommendation by George Harrison Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles) went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week.

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May 5th 1969 - The Beatles single 'Get Back' was released in the US. John Lennon claimed in 1980 that "there's some underlying thing about Yoko in there", claiming that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang "Get back to where you once belonged."

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May 6th 1964 - "Around The Beatles" aired on ITV.

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May 6th 1977 - The album "Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" was released in the U.K.

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May 6th 1966 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the track. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.

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May 6th 2004 - A sale at Christie's in London, England became the most successful pop auction in the company's history after Beatles memorabilia sold for a record £788,643. The auction included a leather collar worn by John Lennon which sold for £117,250. A signed copy of a management deal with The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold for £122,850. A Vox Kensington guitar used by Lennon and Harrison went for £100,000. Also sold - a coloured felt-pen drawing by Lennon (£10,000), a letter with his signature (£5,500), and a pen-and-ink drawing called Happy Fish (£9,500).

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May 7th 1992 - In A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200.

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May 7th 2006 - In London, a judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. was entitled to use their apple logo in their iTunes store. Apple Corp Ltd., the guardian of the Beatles' commercial interest, had filed a suit to stop the computer company from using the logo in their music store.

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May 8th 1970 - The Beatles album "Let it Be" was released.

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May 8th 1980 - Paul McCartney received the Special Award For International Achievemnet at the 25th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

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May 8th 1982 - The album single "The Beatle's Movie Medley" hit #12 in the U.S.

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May 8th 1982 - The Beatles album "Reel Music" hit #19 in the U.S.

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May 8th 1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" hit #1 in the U.K.

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May 8th 1989 - Paul McCartney released "My Brave Face" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey."

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May 8th 1998 - The album "Lennon Legend - The Very Best Of John Lennon" was certified double platinum by the BPI.

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May 8th 2007 - The Yoko Ono limited edition CD-single "Cambridge 1969/2007" was released.

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May 8th 2007 - The Beatles album "LOVE" was released on limited edition vinyl. The album was the soundtrack to the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE."

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May 8th 1969 - John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr signed a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refused to sign, continuing to let the Eastmans represent his interests.

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May 9th 1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.

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May 9th 1969 - Beatles guitarist George Harrison's experimental album Electronic Sounds was released on Zapple records.

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May 9th 1964 - The Beatles single "Do You Want To Know A Secret" hit #2 in the U.S.

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May 9th 1964 - The Beatles single "Thank You Girl" hit #35 in the U.S.

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May 9th 1987 - The Beatles newly released CDs "Help!" "Rubber Soul," and "Revolver" charted in the U.K.

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May 10th 1963 - Decca signed the Rolling Stones on the advice of George Harrison.

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May 10th 1973 - The TV special "James Paul McCartney" aired.

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May 10th 1991 - Paul McCartney played at London's Mean Fiddler. It was the smallest concert venue since the final appearance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club on August 3, 1963.

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May 10th 1997 - Paul McCartney's single "Young Boy" hit #19 in the U.K.

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May 10th 2003 - In Rome, Paul McCartney performed a show for a few hundred people inside the Colosseum.

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May 10th 1960 - The Silver Beetles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Tommy Moore) auditioned for promoter Larry Parnes and singer Billy Fury for a job as Fury's backing group. Parnes was also looking for backing groups for his lesser-known acts, and The Silver Beetles were selected as backing group for singer Johnny Gentle's upcoming tour of Scotland. The group had changed its name from 'The Beatals' to 'The Silver Beetles' after Brian Casser (of Cass and the Cassanovas) remarked that the name 'Beatals' was "ridiculous". He suggested they use the name 'Long John and the Silver Beetles', but John Lennon refused to be referred to as 'Long John'.

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May 10th 2011 - The ornate iron gates of a children's home which inspired John Lennon's psychedelic Beatles anthem Strawberry Fields Forever were removed after The Salvation Army, which owned the former home, decided to put the red Victorian gates into storage. Beatles fans who passed the Liverpool site on tours would now be met with 10ft (3m) high replicas. The original gates were being taken to a secret location for storage, and would eventually be auctioned off.

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May 11th 1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.

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May 11th 1981 - George Harrison's single for "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.S. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles (Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney).

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May 11th 1963 - The Beatles started a 30 week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with their debut album 'Please Please Me', making it the longest running No.1 album by a group ever. The bands follow up 'With The Beatles' replaced it at the top of the charts on 7th December 1963 and stayed there for 21 weeks.

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May 11th 1973 - Wings kicked off their first official tour at the Bristol Hippodrome, playing 15 UK shows.

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May 11th 2001 - The Paul McCartney special "Wing Span" aired on ABC-TV. .

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May 12th 2003 - Yoko Ono's singles "Walking On This Ice #1" and "Walking On This Ice #2" were released.

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May 12th 2003 - In Rome, two women returned a diary they had stolen from Paul McCartney in 1980. They had taken the diary from his home while it was being restructured.

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May 12th 1972 - Wings released "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in the U.K.

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May 12th 1961 - The Beatles in Hamburg, West Germany, signed a recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert. That evening they played at The Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg.

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May 13th 1970 - The film "Let It Be" premiered in New York.

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May 13th 1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave a series of interviews to help launch Apple Corps in the US.

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May 15th 1965 - The Beatles single "Yes It Is" hit #46 in the U.S.

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May 15th 1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

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May 15th 1967 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman met each other.

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May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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May 15th 1981 - George Harrison's single for "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.K. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles (Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney).

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May 15th 1982 - Paul McCartney's duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," hit #1 in the U.S.

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May 15th 1969 - John Lennon's 'Life With The Lions' was released on Apple's avant-garde imprint Zapple. One side of the album was recorded on a cassette player at London's Queen Charlotte Hospital during Yoko Ono's pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage

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May 15th 1963 - During a UK tour, The Beatles performed at the Royalty Theatre in Chester. The set list was: ‘Some Other Guy’, ‘Thank You Girl’, ‘Do You Want to Know a Secret’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘From Me To You’.

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May 15th 1968 - George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival. The 1968 film by first-time director Joe Massot starred Jack MacGowran and Jane Birkin, and featured cameos by Anita Pallenberg. The soundtrack was composed by then-Beatle George Harrison. The film provides the name for the Oasis track 'Wonderwall', which was inspired by George Harrison's score.

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May 16th 1964 - The Beatles single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" re-entered the U.K. chart at #48.

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May 16th 1975 - Wings released "Listen to What the Man Said" in the U.K.

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May 16th 1980 - Paul McCartney released the album "McCartney II."

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May 16th 1963 -The Beatles appeared live on the national BBC TV children's program ‘Pops and Lenny’, at Television Theatre, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, in front of an live audience. The Beatles performed ‘From Me to You’ and a shortened version of ‘Please Please Me.'

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May 17th 1980 - Paul and Linda McCartney appeared as guest stars on "Saturday Night Live." They did not perform but the "Coming Up" video was shown.

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May 17th 1971 - The Paul and Linda McCartney album "Ram" was released.

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May 17th 1968 - In France, the film "Wonderwall" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

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May 17th 1988 - A New York appellate court reinstated punitive damages and claims of fraud and theft against Capitol Records. The nine-year-old $80 million suit had been brought by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Apple Records.

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May 17th 1988 - In a Manhattan District Court a $40 million lawsuit claiming that Capitol Records deliberately stalled the release of Beatles CDs was dismissed.

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May 17th 1997 - The album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.K. Paul McCartney appeared live on a US VH1 town meeting to promote the album.

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May 17th 1967 - Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles began recording a new John Lennon song ‘You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)’. The song was not finished until November 1969, and was not released until March 1970 (as the B-side of the ‘Let it Be’ single).

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May 17th 2006 - Paul McCartney and his wife Heather Mills admitted that they had given up the fight to save their marriage, saying that after four years together, they were going their separate ways.

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1964 -Bob Dylan made his first major concert UK appearance when he played at the Royal Festival Hall in London with an afternoon show listed as a ‘Folksong Concert’. Dylan's 18-song set included the live debut of Mr. Tambourine Man and took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the interval, Dylan received a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materialised.

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May 18th 1963 - The Beatles began their third tour of the U.K. in Slough, England. They were supporting Roy Orbison with Gerry & the Pacemakers.

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May 18th 1964 - Paul McCartney was interviewed by David Frost on BBC-TVs "A Degree Of Frost."

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May 18th 1965 - The Beatles appeared on the NBC-TV special "The Best on Record." The show featured recent Grammy Winners.

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May 18th 1967 - At Olympic Studios, in Barnes, London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney contributed backing vocals for the Rolling Stones song "We Love You."

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May 18th 1992 - Sweden's King Carl Gustaf presented the first Polar Music Prize to Paul McCartney.

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May 18th 1993 - In an article in "USA Today" Paul McCartney talked about the 1985 Michael Jackson takeover of the Lennon and McCartney song writing legacy.

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May 18th 1967- The Beatles were selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, scheduled for June 25. John Lennon wrote ‘All You Need is Love’ which was thought to sum up the 1967 'summer of love' and The Beatles' sympathies. With the satellite broadcast being broadcast to many non-English-speaking countries, the BBC asked The Beatles to 'keep it simple'.

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May 18th 2011 - John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for the 1967 Beatles song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' sold for $237,132 (£145,644) at an auction in the US. The sale of the sheet, which featured the song's third verse and the opening words to 'She's Leaving Home', took place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Both songs feature on the 1967 album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was speculated the song was about the drug LSD, however, The Beatles denied this, with Lennon saying the inspiration had come from a picture his son Julian had drawn of a classmate named Lucy Vodden - who died of the immune system disease Lupus in 2009.

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May 27th 1963 - The Beatles single "From Me To You" was released in the U.S.

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May 27th 1973 - Wings ended their first major tour of the U.K. The shows began on May 11.

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May 27th 1975 - The Wings album "Venus and Mars" was released.

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May 28th 1966 - In London, the Beatles visited Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel.

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May 29th 1963 - Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.

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May 29th 1995 - The 13-part radio series "Oobu Joobu" premiered in the U.S. The series, directed by Paul McCartney, included never-before heard McCartney recordings and rehearsal, Beatles soundchecks and rehearsals.

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May 30th 1968 - The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’.

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May 30th 1964 - The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Love Me Do', the group's fourth US No.1 in five months. The version released in America had Andy White playing drums while Ringo played the tambourine. The British single was a take on which Ringo Starr played the drums.

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May 30th 1964 - The Beatles' "Cry for a Shadow" hit #1 in Australia.

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May 30th 1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released in the U.S.

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May 31st 1962 - The Beatles ended a 48-night run of shows at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany. The run had begun on April 13th.

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May 31st 1980 - The album "Rarities" hit #21 in the U.S.

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May 31st 1980 - Paul McCartney's album "McCartney II" hit #1 in the U.K.

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May 31st 1968 - Working on what will become The White Album, The Beatles added overdubs of bass and vocals on ‘Revolution’. After numerous overdubs have been added, the final six minutes of the song evolved into chaotic, jamming, with Lennon repeatedly shouting "alright" and Yoko Ono speaking random phrases. The jam becomes the basis for ‘Revolution 9’, and this session is the first that Yoko attends.

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June 1st 1967 - The Beatles album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released in the U.K. and around the world.

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June 1st 1969 - In Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded "Give Peace a Chance" with Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary.

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June 1st 1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings single "Live and Let Die" was released in the U.K.

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June 1st 1991 - Paul McCartney's album "Unplugged (The Official Bootleg)" debuted at #7 in the U.K. The work documented his MTV performance on January 25, 1991.

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June 1st 2003 - In Liverpool, Paul McCarntey performed the final show of his 14-month "Back in the World" tour.

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June 1st 2007 - Contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all worked with Geoff Emerick - the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrates the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967

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June 9th 1962 - The Beatles played a Welcome Home night at the Cavern Club. A record-breaking 900 people attended the show.

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June 9th 1977 - George Harrison and Patti Boyd were officially divorced. Boyd later married Eric Clapton.

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June 9th 2002 - Paul McCartney and his fiancee Heather Mills arrived at the remote Irish castle where they were planned to me married two days later.

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June 9th 2014 - It was announced that several dates for Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour would be postponed. McCartney confirmed that it was because he needed more time to recover from a virus that had forced postponements of dates in Japan and Korea.

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June 9th 1963 - The Beatles on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles' fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.

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June 9th 1972 - Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing 4 sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Art Garfunkel were among music stars that attended the shows. The shows were recorded and became the album 'Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden'.

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June 10th 1971 - John Lennon's "Woman Is The Nicer Of The World" hit #57 in the U.S.

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June 10th 1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released in the U.K. "Rain" featured the first use of reversed tape in a song by the Beatles.

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June 10th 1976 - Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA.

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June 10th 1964 - On their first world tour The Beatles took a flight from Hong Kong to Australia making an unscheduled fuel stop in Darwin, where over 400 fans greet their aircraft. The Beatles then fly on to Sydney, where they arrive in the middle of a heavy downpour. The group were required to appear in an open-top truck in the pouring rain to wave at the 1,000's of fans greeting them at the airport.

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June 14th 1965 - Paul McCartney recorded the song "Yesterday."

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June 14th 1975 - Paul McCartney's album "Venus and Mars" hit #1 in the U.K.

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June 14th 1997 - Paul McCartney's album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.S.

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June 14th 1963 - During a UK tour The Beatles played at New Brighton Tower in Wallasey supported by Gerry and the Pacemakers. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions.

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June 14th 1964 - Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people were admitted to hospital with broken bones.

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June 18th 1964 - Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney 22nd birthday and after the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors 'Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party' competition.

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June 19th 1967 - Paul McCartney told a British television audience that he had taken LSD.

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June 20th 1965 - The Beatles began a 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France. The Beatles' set list for this tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

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June 21st 1963 - It was reported in the press that John Lennon had assaulted Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler at Paul McCartney's 21st birthday party three days earlier. The headline was: Beatle in brawl says 'Sorry I socked you.'

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June 21st 1966 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song ‘She Said She Said’. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD.

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June 22nd 1964 - The Beatles played their first ever show in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. The local Chief Constable refused a police escort for The Beatles leaving just two policemen to control over 5,000 fans.

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June 22nd 1981 - Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life.

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June 23rd 1966 - The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with 'Paperback Writer' / 'Rain.' The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

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June 23rd 1973 - George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Living In The Material World', his second US No.1. His third studio solo album was the follow-up to 1970's acclaimed All Things Must Pass and his massive charity project, The Concert For Bangladesh.

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June 24th 1964 - The Beatles played the first of two nights at Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand.

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June 24th 1965 - John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'.

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June 24th 1988 - Paul McCartney received the Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Achievement In The World Of British Music at the annual Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre lunch.

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June 24th 1989 - Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with 'Flowers In The Dirt', featuring the single 'My Brave Face'.

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June 25th 1992 - Ringo Starr performed at "Summerfest '92 The Big Encore" in Milwaukee, WI.

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June 25th 1966 - The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paperback Writer', the group's 12th US No.1. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

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June 27th 1964 - Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love."

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June 27th 1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded seven takes of 'Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey' for their forthcoming White Album.

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June 27th 1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.

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June 27th 2012 - The chief medical officer of Russia said that The Beatles were to blame for the country's drug problem. Yevgeny Bryun, the nation's medical chief, said that the country's youth first got introduced to the idea of drug-taking when The Beatles traveled to India to "expand their minds". Bryun added that it was after this news entered public consciousness that people in Russia realised you could make money from the sale of drugs. When business then realised it was possible to make money from this, goods associated with pleasure, that was when the growth in the demand for drugs started."

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June 28th 1999 - George Harrison disclosed that he had a cancerous lump removed from his neck the previous summer.

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June 28th 1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Good Night’, John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on The White Album.

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June 28th 1980 - The Paul McCartney single 'Coming Up' became one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record.

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June 29th 1966 - The Beatles performed in Tokyo. About 500 police officers were needed to contain the crowd.

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June 29th 1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

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June 29th 1995 - A Pizza Hut commercial featuring Ringo Starr premiered on U.S. television. Starr was the drummer in a re-formed Monkees with Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork.

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June 29th 1998 - George Harrison announced that he had been receiving treatments for throat cancer. He added, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet."

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June 29th 1964 - Touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.

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June 29th 1985 - John Lennon's 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

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June 29th 1985 - John Lennon's 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby's auction in New York.
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June 29th 1996 - Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood.

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June 30th 1973 - George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with 'Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth'. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK was the opening track on his 1973 album Living in the Material World

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June 30th 1989 - The surviving Beatles filed for an injunction against Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) to prevent him from selling copies of the Beatles on "Ready Steady Go!"

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June 30th 1966 - The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day's first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans.

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June 30th 1979 - The Wings single "Old Siam Sir" hit #35 in the U.K.

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June 30th 1979 - The Wings album "Back To The Egg" hit #6 in the U.K. and #8 in the U.S.

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June 30th 2006 - In Las Vegas, the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE" officially opened at The Mirage Hotel.

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July 29th 1963 - Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with '(You're The) Devil In Disguise'. His 14th UK No.1. In 1963, when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was "like Bing Crosby now."

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July 29th 1963 - The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its UK premiere at The Pavilion in London. The Beatles later said the film was shot in a "haze of marijuana". According to Ringo Starr's interviews in The Beatles Anthology, during the Austrian Alps film shooting, he and McCartney ran off over the hill from the "curling" scene set to smoke a joint.

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July 29th 1966 - Datebook published Maureen Cleave’s interview with John Lennon in which he said ‘We’re bigger than Jesus now.’ American Christian’s reacted with outrage, organising ‘Beatle bonfires’ burning the group's records.

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July 29th 1968, The first recording session of The Beatles seven-minute epic 'Hey Jude' took place at Abbey Road studios London. The Paul McCartney song was written about John Lennon's son Julian.

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July 30th 1966, The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Yesterday...And Today', the group's 8th No.1 album. Issued only in the United States and Canada, the album is remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original cover image, the "butcher cover" featuring the band dressed in white smocks and covered with decapitated baby dolls and pieces of meat.

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July 30th 1968, The Beatles closed their Apple Boutique in London after seven months of business, giving away all the stock to passers by and Apple staff.

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July 30th 1969, The Beatles continued working on Abbey Road recording overdubs on ‘Come Together’, ‘Polythene Pam/She Came In Through the Bathroom Window’, ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ and ‘Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight’. The Beatles began to assemble the "medley" that would make up side two of the album. Paul McCartney told tape operator John Kurlander to discard ‘Her Majesty’, but Kurlander tacked it onto the end of the tape, about 20 seconds after the end of ‘The End’. Hearing it like this, Paul decides to keep it, including the lengthy silence preceding it.

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August 3rd 1963, The Beatles played their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.

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August 8th 1969 - The photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic. The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She's So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’.

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August 9th 1968 - After the other Beatles had gone home for the evening (2.00 am), Paul McCartney stayed behind and recorded 'Mother Nature's Son', taping 25 takes at Abbey Road studios. The song was included on The White Album.

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August 10th 1964 - The Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Please, Please Me’, 'Love Me Do' and 'Twist And Shout.’

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August 11th 1964 - the Beatles started recording their fourth album ('Beatles For Sale', not yet titled), at EMI studios in London, England.

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August 11th 1965 - The Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" was released in the U.S.

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August 11th 1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" opened in the New York City. It was released across the U.S. on August 25.

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August 11th 1966 - The Beatles arrived at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to start their last tour of the U.S.

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August 11th 1966 - At a press conference held at The Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago, John Lennon apologised for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus'. Lennon told reporters "Look, I wasn’t saying The Beatles are better than God or Jesus, I said ‘Beatles’ because it’s easy for me to talk about The Beatles. I could have said ‘TV’ or ‘Cinema’, ‘Motorcars’ or anything popular and would have got away with it’’.

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August 12th 1960 - Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles' drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, "The Beatles".

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August 12th 1966 - The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes.

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August 12th 1971 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono donated £1,000 to the Clyde Shipbuilders Scottish Union fighting fund who were refusing to stop work at the Glasgow site after being made redundant.

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August 21st 1966, On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain. It was this gig that convinced Paul McCartney that The Beatles should stop performing live.

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August 22nd 1962 - The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, (the performance was shown on 17th October 1962).

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August 22nd 1964 - Liberty Records reported the album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" was selling 25,000 copies a day.

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August 22nd 1965 - The Beatles on tour in North America, performed two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Between performances, The Beatles were visited in their dressing-room by Carl Wilson and Mike Love of The Beach Boys

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August 22nd 1966 - New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.

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August 22nd 1969 - The Beatles met at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session. Three shots from this session (by Ethan Russell) formed the front and back covers of the Capitol compilation album Hey Jude. Yoko Ono and a pregnant Linda McCartney (she was to give birth to daughter Mary six days later) appeared in some photographs with The Beatles.

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August 25th 1961 - After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

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August 25th 1965 - Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool.

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August 25th 1966 - During their last US tour, The Beatles played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

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August 26th 1963 - The Beatles played at the Odeon Cinema. The supporting acts were Tommy Quickly, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Cilla Black (who were making their first major appearance on stage.)

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August 26th 1968 - The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released. The U.S. single was "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution."

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August 26th 2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.

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August 26th 1967 -  The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.

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August 26th 1993 - A double sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern Club in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christies, London, a world record price for a recording.

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August 26th 2005 - A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day' and a Lennon-Harrison song, 'In Spite Of All The Danger' as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.

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August 27th 1967 - British music entrepreneur and the manager of The Beatles, Brian Epstein was found dead, locked in a bedroom at his London home. A coroner's inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for £240,000.

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August 27th 1965 - On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic". John Lennon remarked soon after, ‘Where’s Elvis’ It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.’

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August 28th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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August 28th 1969 - Mary Anna McCartney was born. She is the first child of Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman.

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August 28th 1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #2 in the U.K.

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August 28th 1964 - After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.

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August 28th 1966 - Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.

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August 28th 1968 - Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul played drums to compensate for Ringo Starr who had quit The Beatles on August 22.

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August 29th 1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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August 29th 1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

One day later:

The Beatles perform their final concert as a touring act at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

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August 31st 1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

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August 31st 1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

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August 31st 1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

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August 31st 1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

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August 31st 1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released.

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September 1st 1967 - The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.

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September 1st 2013 - Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made Sgt. Pepper's a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In total, the album is estimated to have sold 5.1 million units in the UK since its 1967 release. The albums Revolver, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver and The White Album also now had platinum status.

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September 2nd 1965 - The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!"

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September 2nd 1978 - George Harrison married Arias at Henley-on-Thames register office in England, UK.

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September 2nd 1964 - On tour in the USA The Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Days before the concert, Philadelphia had experienced race-riots, The Beatles, who were Civil Rights supporters, were shocked to see that their audience of 13,000 is completely white.

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September 3rd 1963 - The BBC aired "Pop Go The Beatles."

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September 3rd 1962 - After playing a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles played the first of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.

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September 3rd 1968 - After a two week absence, Ringo Starr rejoined The Beatles. Upon Ringo's return to the studio, he found his drum kit covered with flowers to welcome him back.

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September 4th 1962 - The Beatles began recording at EMI's Abbey Road for the first time. They reluctantly record Mitch Murray's "How Do You Do It." "Love Me Do" was also recorded.

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September 4th 1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in singing the long refrain.

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September 4th 1962 - The Beatles began recording at EMI's Abbey Road for the first time. They reluctantly record Mitch Murray's "How Do You Do It." "Love Me Do" was also recorded.
The Beatles first formal recording session at EMI's Abbey Road studios took place. George Martin was unhappy with a previous session on June 6, so he called The Beatles back into the studio to try again. They recorded six songs, including 'Love Me Do' and 'Please Please Me.'

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September 4th 1970 - George Harrison released "My Sweet Lord."

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September 4th 1965, The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help', the title of their second film and the group's ninth US No.1.

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September 4th 1971, Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1. Paul would later explain that "Uncle Albert" was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing... As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey.

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September 4th 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.

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September 5th 1996 - Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.

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September 5th 1966, John Lennon started work on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'. The black comedy directed by Richard Lester, was filmed in Spain in Almería Province and saw Lennon, taking a long-overdue break from The Beatles after nearly four years of constant touring.

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September 5th 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track.

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September 5th 2002, Heather Mills, Paul McCartney's second wife accepted £50,000 libel damages over an article in the Sunday Mirror. The paper had suggested that Mills acted dishonestly over cash collected for an earthquake appeal.

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September 6th 1968 - Working at Abbey Road studio's in London on The White Album, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo (and became the first famous outside musician to play on a Beatles recording) and George recorded his lead vocal.

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September 6th 1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

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September 6th 1974 - Splinters album "The Place I Love" was released on the Dark Horse label. It was the first release the George Harrison label.

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September 6th 1982 - Paul McCartney released "Tug Of War."

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September 6th 1963, Cilla Black signed a management contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Cilla changed her name to Black, (it was white), after a misprint in the music paper 'Mersey Beat'.

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September 7th 1963, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club’, at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They performed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Memphis’, ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’ (arrangement credited to John Lennon), ‘I'll Get You’, ‘She Loves You’, and ‘Lucille’.

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September 8th 1968, The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles' record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, 'Hey Jude' was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.

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September 9th 1971 - John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.

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September 9th 1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart. 'She Loves You' became The Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963.

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September 9th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded 'Helter Skelter'. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.

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September 9th 2005, Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Dingle, was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.

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September 10th 1963, During a chance meeting between The Rolling Stones at Studio 51 Jazz Club in London with Paul McCartney and John Lennon, the two played the Stones a partly finished song 'I Wanna Be Your Man' which the Stones later record.

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September 10th 1963, The Daily Mirror published a two-page article about The Beatles. Written by Donald Zec, the feature is entitled ‘Four Frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys Who Are Earning 5,000 Pounds A Week’ Zec, who had attended a Beatles concert in Luton on Sept. 6 and then invited them to his home to complete the interview, referred to The Beatles' haircuts as ‘A stone-age hair style’. The article provided a major boost to their career.

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September 10th 1963 - The Beatles were awarded "Top Vocal Group Of The Year" at the Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon.

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September 10th 1966, The Beatles started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Revolver the group's ninth US chart topper. The title 'Revolver', like Rubber Soul before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind of handgun as well as the "revolving" motion of the record as it is played on a turntable.

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September 10th 1968, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hey Jude', the group's 15th UK No.1 and the longest chart topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds. The single was the first release on the group's Apple records label.

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September 10th 1999, Paul McCartney made headline news after being seen at a New York City party minus one of his front teeth after a crown broke off when he was eating. He'd lost the tooth in a motorcycle accident in 1967.

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September 10th 2002, Chris Cowey the man behind the UK's longest running music TV show Top Of The Pops accused record bosses of controlling the singles chart with marketing scams and as a result the chart lacked credibility and was 'full of crap records.'

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September 11th 1962, After George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White took Ringo Starr's place, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. 'Love Me Do' was selected to be The Beatles' first A-side, with "P.S. I Love You" on the flip side (a reversal of the original plan). The single that was released on October 5th featured a version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Ringo on drums, but the album ‘Please Please Me’ included a version with Andy White on drums.

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September 11th 1964 - George Harrison formed Mornyork Ltd. as his own song publishing company. The name was later changed to Harrisongs, Ltd.

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September 11th 1965, The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Help!', the group's sixth US chart topper.

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September 11th 1967, Filming began for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. There was no script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was to be accomplished, not even a clear direction about where the bus was supposed to go. The ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ bus set off for the West Country in England stopping for the night in Teignmouth, Devon were hundreds of fans greeted The Beatles at their hotel.

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September 11th 1967 - "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles was certified as a million seller.

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September 12th 1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You', the group's second No.1. It became the biggest seller of the year and the biggest selling Beatles single in the UK.

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September 12th 1966 - The Beatles received a gold record for "Yellow Submarine."

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September 12th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge, the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.

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September 12th 2005 - Paul McCartney's album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard" was released. It was his 20th solo album.

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September 13th 1965, The Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' was released as a Beatles single in the US. McCartney's vocal and acoustic guitar together with a string quartet essentially made for the first solo performance of the band. The final recording was so different from other works by The Beatles that the band members vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. (However, it was issued as a single there in 1976.)

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September 13th 1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."

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1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono flew to Canada to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.

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2003 - A guitar played by George Harrison during the Beatles' last public performance was sold in a public auction for $434,750. The guitar was used by Harrison during the filming of the movie "Let It Be" and on January 30, 1969, during the Beatles' last public performance.

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September 14th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.

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September 14th 1995, The lyrics to The Beatles song 'Getting Better' hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby's auction in London.

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September 15th 1962 - The Beatles were called "a nothing group" after an interview with Peter Jones of the "London Daily Mirror."

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September 15th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley's fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.

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September 15th 1964 - The Beatles on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage. Police ordered The Beatles off-stage in the middle of a song, and the concert only resumed after Derek Taylor got on the PA system and pleaded for order to be restored so that the rest of the performance would not be cancelled by the police.

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September 15th 2003 - A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spokesperson confirmed the list of nominees for the 2004 ballot. George Harrison, as a solo artist, made this list. He had already been inducted as a member of the Beatles.

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September 15th 1994, A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party Liverpool in July, 1957, sold for £69,000, ($125,000) at a Sotheby's auction.

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September 15th 2006, The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building status after a recommendation from English Heritage. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison played in the converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.

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September 16th 1963 - 'She Loves You' by The Beatles was released by Swan Records in the US. Although the song was currently No.1 in the UK, 'She Loves You' was ignored in the US until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.

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September 16th 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded 11 takes of 'Your Mother Should Know', giving the song a stronger beat, but this version of the song was discarded in favour of the original recording.

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September 16th 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released "Some Time in New York City." The album was free with a second disc of a live performance of the couple backed by the Mothers of Invention.

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September 16th 2010 - Paul McCartney's website announced that McCartney's 1973 album "Band on the Run" would be reissued in November 2010.

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September 16th 1998, At a Sotheby's auction a notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to 'Hey Jude' sold for £111,500, a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon went for £9,200 and the Union Jack dress worn by Spice Girl Ginger Spice sold for £41,320.

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September 17th 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.

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September 17th 1962, The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.

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September 17th 1964, During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. The Beatles were paid $150,000 for the show, which was more than any other act had ever been paid for a live show. Tickets cost $4.50.

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September 17th 1976 - Ringo Starr released "Ringo's Rotogravure."

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September 18th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming album, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.

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September 18th 1974 - John Lennon was a guest DJ on WNEW-FM in New York.

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September 18th 1984 - The Beatles shared the Video Vanguard category, with David Bowie, at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards.

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September 18th 1993 - New Musical Express ranked John Lennon's album "Imagine" #34 on its list of The Greatest Albums of the 70's.

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September 18th 2009 - The George Harrison inspired 2008-built Mini Cooper S Hatchback was sold at auction for £23,000.

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September 18th 1996, At Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000 (£21,000), for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, 'Hey Jude'. At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sold for $103,500, (£57,500).

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September 19th 2003, Police were investigating reports that Paul McCartney scuffled with a photographer when the singer went to see magician David Blaine, who was in a plastic box dangling over the River Thames. The London Evening Standard said one of its photographers had clashed with McCartney resulting in a scuffle.

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September 19th 2010, John Lennon's son Julian told the press that he has ended his long-running feud with his half-brother Sean and his step-mother Yoko Ono, which started after the former Beatle was murdered in December, 1980. The trio battled in court for a share of the singer's estate, but Julian now said "Things are good between us. Whenever I'm in New York, we all get together."

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September 19th 1986 - "Press To Play" was released by Paul McCartney.

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September 19th 1934 - Brian Epstein was born. He became the manager of the Beatles.

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September 20th 1964 - At the end of the North American tour The Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, the 3,682 audience each paid $100 a ticket.

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September 20th 1964 - After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, the Beatles appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

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September 20th 1966 - George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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September 20th 1969 - Associated TV bought control of the Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.

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September 20th 1972, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown.

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September 20th 1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD in the U.K.

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September 20th 1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD in the U.K.
I remember not buying them!

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September 20th 1969, During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles.

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September 20th 1969, UK music paper Melody Maker readers poll results were published. Winners included Eric Clapton who won best musician, Bob Dylan best male singer and best album for 'Nashville Skyline'. Best group went to The Beatles, Best single went to Simon and Garfunkel for 'The Boxer' and Janis Joplin won Best female singer.

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September 20th 1975, 'Fame' gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon's voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: "Fame, Fame, Fame" from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics.

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September 20th 1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool with Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, admission price was 3 shillings (15 pence).

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September 21st 1968 - "Revolution" made it to #12 in the U.S.

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September 21st 1968 - Madame Tussaud's changed the clothes and hair on the wax figures of the Beatles. It was the fifth change in four years.

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September 21st 2011, A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security at the show.

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September 22nd 1967 - The Beatles appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.

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September 22nd 1980 - John Lennon signed with Geffen Records.

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September 23rd 1960 - In Hamburg, the Beatles, with Stu Sutcliffe, recorded versions of "Fever," "Summertime," and "September Song."

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September 23rd 1968, Working on new songs for their forthcoming The White Album, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand’, (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'). The title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed Lennon. Jim Morrison from The Doors came to visit The Beatles in the studio and watched them recording.

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September 23rd 2001 - Yoko Ono placed a full-page ad in The New York Times with the message - "Imagine all the people living life in peace." The ad was Ono's response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

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September 23rd 1969, The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was so well entrenched, that McCartney came out of seclusion at his Scottish farm to deny the story. When McCartney was asked to comment by a reporter visiting Macca’s farm, he replied, "Do I look dead, I’m as fit as a fiddle."

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September 23rd 2003 - The Ringo Starr album "Christmas Collection - 20th Century Masters" was released.

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September 24th 1967, Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the 'Your Mother Should Know' ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer's dance team swirled round about.

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September 24th 1984 - Paul McCartney released "No More Lonely Nights."

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2002 - Yoko Ono began testifying against Frederic Seaman in a federal trial she had filed in 1999. Seaman was accused to violating confidentiality agreements and profiting by stealing mementos and selling them to collectors after the death of John Lennon.

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September 24th 1980, The mixing of the forthcoming John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Double Fantasy moved from the Hit Factory in New York City to Record Plant East. During this session, John Lennon gave one of last ever interviews to Lisa Robinson from 97-FM in Buffalo.

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September 25th 1964 - Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3 1/2 million pound offer to sell his management contract.

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September 25th 1965, The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.

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September 25th 1967, The Beatles began recording the new Paul McCartney song 'The Fool on the Hill' at Abbey Road, London. John and George played harmonicas, Paul played a recorder and recorded his lead vocal and Ringo played drums.

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September 25th 1968, Welsh singer Mary Hopkin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Those Were The Days'. Hopkins had signed to The Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.

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1969, John Lennon recorded the track 'Cold Turkey', with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko. Lennon presented the song to Paul McCartney as a potential single by The Beatles, but was refused and released it as a Plastic Ono Band single with sole writing credits to him.

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September 25th 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Mark's Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.

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September 26th 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' (Harrison's first A-side single), and 'Here Comes The Sun'. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of calling it the "last album", they all felt at the time this would very likely be the final Beatles product and therefore agreed to set aside their differences and "go out on a high note".

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September 26th 1989, Paul McCartney started his world tour at The Drammenshallen, in Drammen, Norway. It was McCartney's first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.

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September 27th 1967, Working on new songs The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’, and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Fool On The Hill.’

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September 27th 1972, Rory Storm singer from UK 60's group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes died aged 32 after taking an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with his mother. Ringo Starr played drums with Storm before joining The Beatles.

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September 27th 1986, The Beatles track 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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September 28th 2007, The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.

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September 28th 2010, Souvenir hunters were being condemned for "wanton vandalism" after sections of masonry were hacked off the house of Ringo Starr's birthplace. Fans who were campaigning to halt town hall plans to demolish 9 Madryn Street, found that chunks of brickwork had been removed from the house.

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September 28th 1962, The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club Liverpool. That night they performed aboard the vessel MV Royal Iris on the River Mersey. The Beatles' third and final "Riverboat Shuffle".

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September 28th 1963 - "She Loves You" by the Beatles was played on the radio by Murry The K in New York. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.

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September 28th 1968, The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968. In 1996, Julian paid £25,000 for the recording notes to the song at an auction.

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1976 - A&M Records sued George Harrison for failing to deliver his LP "33 1/3" on time.

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September 29th 1967, Working at Abbey Road in London, The Beatles mixed the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’, which included the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". Lennon composed the song by combining three songs he had been working on. When he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, he added a verse of nonsense words.

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September 29th 1974 - John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.

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September 29th 2015, The original contract signed by The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold at Sotheby's for £365,000, ($548.000). The 1962 document was said to be one of the most important contracts in popular music, marking the beginning of the band's journey to international fame.

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September 30th 1964, The Beatles continued recording sessions at Abbey Road for their fourth UK album Beatles For Sale, recording various takes of 'Every Little Thing', 'What You're Doing' and 'No Reply', which became the opening track on Beatles For Sale.

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September 30th 1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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September 30th 1993 - George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of "The Simpsons."

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September 30th 1977 - Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth".

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October 1st 2015, An original tape of The Beatles performing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962 was found after 50 years languishing in a desk drawer. It featured the Fab Four playing 'Some Other Guy' in September 1962, four weeks before their debut single came out. It was recorded after the group were filmed for Granada TV's Know The North, but was never broadcast.

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October 3rd 1968, Working at Trident Studios in London, The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle’. George, Paul, and Ringo recorded just one take of the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, particularly Mackintosh's Good News.

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October 4th 1969, The Beatles Abbey Road album went to No.1 on the UK chart. The final studio recordings from the group supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

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October 5th 1962, The Beatles debut single 'Love Me Do' was released in the UK. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at No.17. Beatles producer George Martin has said when 'Love Me Do' was released, it was the day the world changed.

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October 6th 1969, George Harrison's song 'Something' was released as the "A" side of a Beatles' 45, a first for Harrison. Along with Lennon and McCartney's 'Come Together', the single went on reach No.1 on the US chart the following month. Both tracks were lifted from the Abbey Road album.

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October 7th 1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."

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October 7th 1963, The Rolling Stones recorded the Lennon and McCartney penned song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ at De Lane Lea Studios in London. The song which was primarily written by Paul McCartney, was finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking peaked at No.12 on the UK charts when released.

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October 7th 1967, The Beatles rejected an offer of $1 million from promoter Sid Bernstein to make a second appearance at New York's Shea Stadium. Bernstein had originally brought the group to Shea in August 1965. Sid Bernstein had actually successfully contracted the Beatles to play at Shea Stadium in both 1965 and 1966.

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October 7th 1975 - Judge Irving Kaufman reversed the deportation order for John Lennon. He stated "The courts will not condone selective deportation based upon secret political grounds."

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October 7th 1976, John Lennon was awarded his ‘Green Card’ - permanent residency status, at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the US Government to deport him. The three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals ruled that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was "contrary to US ideas of due process and was invalid as a means of banishing the former Beatle from America."

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October 8th 1957 - Paul McCartney made his debut appearance with the Quarry Men in Norris Green, Liverpool.

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October 8th 1964, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

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October 8th 2003 - In London, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended a premiere of the documentary "Concert for George." The film was a tribute to George Harrison. The film was released on DVD on November 17, 2003.

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October 9th 1940, Born on this day, John Lennon singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles sold over 20m singles worldwide, (1962-1970), and scored more UK & US No.1 albums than any other group. 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's' is the UK's biggest selling album ever. In 1990 Lennon's song 'Imagine' was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would've been Lennon's 50th birthday. He was shot dead in New York by Mark Chapman on 8th December 1980.

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October 9th 1985, Marking what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a $1m donation from Yoko.

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October 9th 2007, The Imagine Peace Tower was officially unveiled in Kollafjorour Bay near Reykjav’k, Iceland. The memorial to John Lennon from his widow, Yoko Ono, consists of a tall "tower of light", projected from a white stone monument that has the words "Imagine Peace" carved into it in 24 languages.

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October 9th 1975, Born on this day, Sean Taro Ono Lennon was born, the only child of John Lennon by Yoko Ono. John Lennon retired from music for five years to become a house-husband. Sean went on to become a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

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October 9th 2008, Paul McCartney, (a vegetarian for 30 years), was said to be furious when he heard that a Liverpool branch of McDonald's restaurant displayed his picture, accusing them of using it to attract customers. Sir Paul was quoted as saying "What sort of morons do McDonald's think Beatles fans are?"

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October 9th 1965, The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday' giving the group their tenth US No.1. The track was not released as a single in the UK until 1976.

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October 10th 1939, The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The 1966 Beatles' song that featured her name wasn't written about her, as Paul McCartney's first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby's tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957.

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October 10th 1939, The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The 1966 Beatles' song that featured her name wasn't written about her, as Paul McCartney's first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby's tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957.
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October 10th 1959, The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. Ken Brown, suffering from a heavy cold was unable to perform and after the show, an argument started when Paul McCartney said that Brown should not get a share of the performance fee since he had not performed. Lennon and Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.

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October 10th 1964, During a UK tour The Beatles appeared at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after taking delivery of a brand new Facel Vega, apparently reaching speeds of 140 MPH on the M6 motorway.

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October 11th 1962, The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with 'Love Me Do' which peaked at No. 4 on the chart.

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October 11th 1968, During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound.

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October 11th 1967 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono opened their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London's Lisson Gallery.

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October 11th 1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, entered a rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.

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October 11th 1991, Apple Computers settled a lawsuit launched by The Beatles record company, Apple Corporation, over name and logo rights. The computer company reportedly paid $29 million to settle the suit.

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October 12th 1965, Working on their next album Rubber Soul at Abbey Road Studio’s London, The Beatles recorded ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety, in 5 takes. (Lennon later admits to lifting two lines from Elvis Presley's 1955 hit ‘Baby Let's Play House’). And another new Lennon song ‘This Bird Has Flown’, later known as ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’. The track included George Harrison's double-tracked sitar part, the first appearance of that Indian instrument on a pop record.

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October 12th 1969, A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.

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October 12th 1969, A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.
Who made that phone call?

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October 20th 1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool and tonight they appeared at The Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

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October 21st 1965, Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)', finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song 'Nowhere Man.'

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October 21st 2013, Sid Bernstein, the concert promoter who staged early US shows by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, died aged 95. Bernstein booked The Beatles for their legendary show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1965, which was the first concert to be staged in a stadium. Bernstein also promoted the Fab Four's gigs at Carnegie Hall in New York on their first US tour in 1964. He also arranged The Rolling Stones first five US gigs and shows for Judy Garland, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett.

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October 22nd 1969, Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead. The most recent of many "clues" of this Death Hoax was the fact that he was the only barefoot Beatle on the newly released Abbey Road LP cover. The story was actually started as a prank by Fred La Bour, a sports and arts writer for the student paper, The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan.

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October 22nd 2000, George Michael paid £1.45m for the Steinway piano on which John Lennon wrote 'Imagine'. George said, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed. And parting with my money has never been much of a problem, just ask my accountant." The singer outbid Robbie Williams and The Oasis brothers.

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October 23rd 1963, The Beatles completed the final session for their second album 'With the Beatles' recording 'I Wanna Be Your Man.' The group then drove to London airport for a flight to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.

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October 23rd 1980, Mark David Chapman quit his security job and signed out for the last time. Instead of the usual "Chappy" he wrote "John Lennon". Chapman would murder Lennon on December 8th of this year outside his New York City home.

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October 25th 1963, The Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance, adding that The Beatles "were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them."

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October 26th 1965, Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE's at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE's back in protest, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."

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October 27th 1980, Mark Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill John Lennon outside his New York City apartment.

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October 28th 1961, Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy The Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promised to investigate further.

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October 28th 1962, The Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.

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October 29th 1962, The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do' and ‘A Taste of Honey’.

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October 29th 2005 - The white suit that John Lennon wore on the cover of the album cover "Abbey Road" sold for $118,000 at auction. At the same auction the Austin Princess he drove in the movie "Imagine" sold for $150,000 and the jacket Lennon wore in "Imagine" sold for $32,000.

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October 29th 1963 - The Beatles ended their first tour of Sweden in Eskilstuna.

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October 29th 2013, John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at The Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five. The property has a rear yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.

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November 1st 1963, The Beatles kicked off a UK tour performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their repertoire for the tour was ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Boys’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Money’, and ‘Twist and Shout’. Supporting The Beatles were The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels.

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November 3rd 1967, The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.

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November 4th 1963, The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark ‘In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewellery’. The show was broadcast on UK television on the Nov 10th 1963.

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November 7th 1967, The Beatles finished recording ‘Blue Jay Way’, ‘Flying’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour.’ The Beatles have only six songs, not enough for an album so decided to issue a double-EP. Capitol Records didn’t think the double-EP format would be acceptable for the US market, so they decide to put out an album instead. The six "Magical Mystery Tour" songs with five of the six songs from The Beatles' 1967 singles went on side two.

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November 8th 1965, The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.

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November 8th 1969, 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart.

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November 9th 1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.

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November 9th 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.

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November 9th 1967, The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

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November 10th 1967, The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their Sgt. Pepper uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.

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November 11th 1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

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November 12th 1962, The Beatles appeared at the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, sharing the bill with Little Richard.

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November 12th 2001, The three living former Beatles met for the last time at George Harrison's hotel in New York City for lunch. Harrison died two weeks later at a friend's home in Los Angeles on 29 November 2001, aged 58.

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November 13th 1963, The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon, for a local teen program "Move Over, Dad". Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.

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November 13th 1966 - The front page of the `Sunday Telegraph' reports that two of the Beatles have approached Allen Klein through a third party. Klein, in London, did not announce the story himself or made himself available for comment. Brian dismisses the story as ridiculous. George and Ringo are said to be disturbed by the report; John, annoyed about the suggestion of their being disenchanted with Brian. Paul is abroad and cannot be reached for comment.

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November 13th 2000, The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.

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November 14th 1962, The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

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November 15th 1959, Johnny and the Moondogs, (The Beatles) played in the final heat of the 'TV Star Search' competition at The Hippodrome Theatre, Manchester, England. Judging was done by the volume of applause each group received when it is called back onto stage at the end of the night. Since the Moondogs had no money to stay overnight in Manchester, they were forced to head back to Liverpool before they were called back onto stage.

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November 15th 1966 - Brian Epstein makes declarations in response to rumors concerning the Beatles' breakup.

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November 15th 1969, The Carpenters released their debut album, Offering, (later re-named as Ticket To Ride) on A&M Records. It was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, a ballad version of The Beatles song 'Ticket to Ride'.

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November 15th 2000, Michael Abram, the Liverpool man who stabbed George Harrison after breaking into his home, was awarded a not guilty verdict at Oxford Crown Court. But the verdict was returned in view of Abrams mental history, and he was taken into care.

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November 15th 2011, A cardboard sign reading Bed Peace, created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie's auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.

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November 17th 1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. That night they played at the Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

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November 17th 1963, John Weightman the Headmaster of a Surrey Grammar School, banned all pupils from having Beatle haircuts saying, "this ridiculous style brings out the worst in boys physically. It makes them look like morons."

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November 17th 2000, It was reported that Andy White who played drums on The Beatles track 'Love Me Do' which was featured on the new Beatles Greatest Hits album would not earn enough from it to buy his own copy. White would get no more than his original session fee of £7.

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November 18th 1963, The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests. Also on this day, the US NBC news program "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.

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November 19th 1962, The Beatles played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.

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November 22nd 1963, The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which went on to spend 51 weeks on the UK charts. The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the UK, (after the soundtrack to the 1958 film South Pacific).

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November 22nd 1968, The Beatles double White Album was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album.

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November 23rd 1962, The Beatles travelled to St. James' Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.

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November 23rd 2012, According to a new list of the 200 rarest records published in Record Collector magazine, the original acetate of the pre- Beatles demo by the Quarrymen of 'That'll Be The Day' was worth £200,000 ($320,630). Several other Beatles records figured in the top 20. Low-numbered copies of The Beatles The White Album was said to be worth £7,000 ($11,222 USD), though a copy of a mono White Album #0000005 sold for £19,201 ($30,782 USD) in 2009.

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November 24th 1966, The Beatles got together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording was John Lennon's 'Strawberry Fields Forever', which would end up on the album, but on The Beatles' next single. This day's session was devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

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November 24th 1973, Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Photograph'. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist. Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, (and where the 'Imagine' promo film was shot).

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November 24th 1974 – Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

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November 24th 1986 - Paul McCartney took part in the annual "Royal Variety Performance" at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

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November 24th 1999, During a Bonhams of London rock auction, Buddy Holly's first driving licence sold for £3,795; and a copy of The Beatles 1968 The White Album numbered 00000001, sold for £9,775.

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November 25th 1965, Harrods department store in London, England, closed to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping in private.

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November 25th 1968, The Beatles (known as The White Album), was released in the US. Notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and was listed at No.10 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. The album features: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.

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November 25th 1969, John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

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November 25th 1966 - The audio was recorded for the Beatles' album "Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas."

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November 25th 1988 - Ringo Starr returns to England after an antialcoholic treatment in Arizona.

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November 26th 1966 - Filming of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's BBC-TV comedy show 'Not Only... But Also', with appearance of John Lennon.

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November 29th 1963, 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.

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November 29th 1969, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their twenty-sixth release in the United States.'Come Together / Something', which became the group's 18th US No.1. Lennon was inspired by Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California titled "Come together, join the party" against Ronald Reagan giving him the idea for the track. 'Something' was the first Beatles song written by George Harrison to appear as an A-side.

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November 29th 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single 'My Sweet Lord.'

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November 29th 1980, John and Yoko's Double Fantasy album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon's murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.

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November 29th 2002, Three paintings by Sir Paul McCartney were bought for just £35 each at the Secrets Postcard Sale at London's Royal College of Art. Members of the public gambled on whether they were buying works by celebrity artists at a fraction of their value, as a picture's creator was only made known after it has sold.

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November 30th 1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.

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November 29th 1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

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November 30th 1976 - George Harrison appeared on BBC-2-TV's "The Old Grey Whistley Contest."

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November 30th 1970 - The George Harrison album "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K. The album featured the song "My Sweet Lord."

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November 30th 1972 - Wings released their single "Hi, Hi, Hi." The BBC banned the record because it declared that the lyrics were "unsuitable" for broadcast.

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November 30th 2002, High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of £99m in a trust to his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of £40m. His English mansion near Henley-on-Thames was said to be worth £15m.

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December 1st 1961, The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the The Cavern in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions.

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December 1st 1960 – Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

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December 1st 1961 - Brian Epstein met with Decca representatives to discuss a deal for the Beatles.

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December 1st 2001 - Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey presented a tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison on "Saturday Night Live."

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December 1st 1964 - Ringo Starr checked into University College Hospital. He had his tonsils removed the next day.

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December 1st 1964 - Ringo Starr checked into University College Hospital. He had his tonsils removed the next day.
I can remember this, I was too young to understand what all the fuss was about.

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December 2nd 1964 - Ringo Starr had his tonsils removed at University College Hospital. He had checked in the day before.

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December 2nd 1969 - George Harrison joined Delaney & Bonnie to perform with them in Bristol, England. Harrison toured Britain with the ensemble.

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December 2nd 1963, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964.

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December 3rd 1961, Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager. John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best arrived late for the 4pm meeting, (they had been drinking at the Grapes pub in Matthew Street), but Paul McCartney was not with them, because, as Harrison explained, he had just got up and was "taking a bath".

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December 3rd 1969 - John Lennon was asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.

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December 3rd 1965, The Beatles set out on what would be their last ever UK tour at Glasgow's Odeon Cinema. Also on the bill, The Moody Blues The Koobas and Beryl Marsden. The last show was at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema on 12th December.

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December 3rd 1973 - Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.

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December 3rd 1977, Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Mull Of Kintyre'. The first single to sell over 2 million copies in the UK, (it was co-written by Denny Laine who sold his rights to the song when he became bankrupt).

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December 4th 1962, The Beatles made their London-area debut on television when they appeared in a live broadcast from Wembley on Tuesday Rendezvous, on ITV station Rediffusion. The Beatles performed live, doing lip-sync performances of 'Love Me Do' and 45 seconds of ‘P.S. I Love You.’

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December 4th 1964, The Beatles released their fourth album 'Beatles For Sale'. The album featured: ‘No Reply’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Baby's in Black’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I'll Follow the Sun’, ‘Mr. Moonlight’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’, ‘Eight Days a Week’, ‘Words of Love’, ‘Honey Don't’, ‘Every Little Thing’, ‘I Don't Want to Spoil the Party’, ‘What You're Doing’, and ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’. It spent 11 weeks as the UK No.1 album.

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December 4th 2015, A new statue of The Beatles was unveiled in Liverpool - 50 years after their last show in Merseyside. The bronze sculpture, by Andy Edwards which weighed 1.2 tonnes, had been given to the city by The Cavern Club the venue synonymous with the Fab Four in the 1960s.

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December 4th 1967 - The Beatles Fan Club in Britain announced it has 65,000 members.

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December 4th 1970 - The George Harrison single "My Sweet Lord" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales over 1 million copies.

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December 4th 2001 - The soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" was released. Paul McCartney recorded the title track.

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December 5th 1965, The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool when they appeared at The Liverpool Empire during the group's final UK tour. Only 5,100 tickets were available, but there were 40,000 applications for tickets. The group also had the UK No.1 single with 'We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.'

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December 5th 2006, Beatles lyrics handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney to an early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer sold for $192,000 (£97,000) at an auction in New York. A guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix fetched $168,000 (£85,000), a notebook containing lyrics written by Bob Marley sold for $72,000 (£36,445) and a poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made $49,000 (£25,500) at the Christie's sale.

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December 5th 1967 - In London, the Beatles' launch party for their Apple Boutique took place. The store opened on December 7.

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December 5th 1973, Paul McCartney released Band On The Run, his fifth album since his departure from The Beatles. Two hit singles from the album – 'Jet' and 'Band on the Run' made it McCartney's most successful album.

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December 5th 1980 - John Lennon gave his final "Rolling Stone" interview to Jonathan Cott. On the same day, Mark David Chapman left Honolulu to fly to New York City. Three days later Chapman killed John Lennon.

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December 5th 1960, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and The Beatles returned home, discouraged.

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December 5th 1961, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best met with Brian Epstein for further discussions about his proposal to manage them. Epstein wanted 25% of their gross fees each week. He promises that they will never again play for less than £15, except for The Cavern lunchtime sessions, for which he will get their fee doubled to ten pounds. Lennon, as leader of The Beatles accepts on their behalf.

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December 6th 1966 - The first session for the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" occurred at Abbey Road. The Beatles performed two takes of "When I'm 64."

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December 6th 1974 - George Harrison released a holiday single "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" in the U.K.

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December 6th 1966, The Beatles recorded Christmas and New Year's greetings for pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London. Both stations were broadcasting from ships anchored off the British coastline.

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December 6th 1980 - John Lennon mixed "Walking on Thin Ice." Mark David Chapman arrived in New York City a day after leaving Honolulu.

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December 6th 1986 - Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to get into advertising when he became a spokesman for a wine cooler company.

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December 6th 1994, Tower Records released The Beatles 'Live At The BBC', a 69 track, double album of tunes recorded for BBC shows such as Top Gear, Easy Beat, Saturday Club and Pop Go The Beatles. The LP will rise straight to the top of the UK chart, selling over 600,000 copies by the end of the year and 2,000,000 in the US four weeks later.

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December 7th 1963, The Beatles second album 'With The Beatles' started a 21-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart. It replaced their first album 'Please Please me' which had been at the top of the charts since it's release 30 weeks previously.

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December 7th 1963, All four Beatles appeared on BBC TV's 'Juke Box Dury'. Some of the songs The Beatles judged were ‘Kiss Me Quick’ by Elvis Presley, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’ by the Swinging Blue Jeans. ‘Did You Have a Happy Birthday’ by Paul Anka and ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’ by Gene Vincent.

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December 7th 1971 - The Wings album "Wild Life" was released.

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December 7th 1967, The Beatles Apple boutique on 94 Baker Street, London, opened its doors. The store closed seven months later when it fell foul of council objections over the psychedelic mural painted on the outside. All the goods from the shop were given away free to passers by and to people who had queued throughout the night for a chance of getting a free item.

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December 7th 1968, The Beatles White Album started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label and featured 'Back In The USSR', 'Dear Prudence', and the Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.'

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December 7th 2005, The MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen was found in a royal vault at St James' Palace. Lennon returned his medal in November, 1969 with a letter accompanying saying, "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon." Historians were calling for the medal to be put on public display.

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December 7th 2009 - The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings) was released as a limited edition of 30,000 apple-shaped USB flash drives.

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December 8th 1980, John Lennon was shot five times by 25 year old Mark Chapman outside the Dakota building in New York City where John and Yoko lived. Chapman had been waiting for Lennon outside the Dakota apartments since mid-morning and had asked for an autograph earlier in the day. Lennon was pronounced dead from a massive loss of blood at 11.30pm.

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December 8th 1966, Working at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney overdubbed his lead vocal for ‘When I'm Sixty-Four’. Then The Beatles set about remaking a new John Lennon song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

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December 8th 1984 - Ringo Starr was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

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December 8th 2000, A plaque to commemorate the 20th anniversary of John Lennon's death was unveiled outside his childhood home in Liverpool.

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December 8th 2000 - A statue of John Lennon sitting on a park bench was presented in Havana, Cuba. The statue was part of a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Lennon's assassination in New York City.

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December 8th 2001 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a street was renamed "John Lennon Street" in honor of the late Beatle.

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December 9th 1961, The Beatles agent Sam Leach attempted to introduce the group to London agents by promoting a show at The Palais Ballroom in Aldershot, England. The show was not advertised properly and, as a result, only 18 people attended, (local newspaper, The Aldershot News, failed to publish the advertisement for the show). However, the band and friends had their own fun after the show, including a mock funeral for Paul McCartney.

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December 9th 1992, George Harrison was the recipient of the first Century Award, presented by Tom Petty at the third Billboard Music Awards in Universal City, California.

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December 9th 2010 - Paul McCartney appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He paid tribute to the origins of "Yesterday" by performing a food-themed reinterpretation of the song with Fallon.

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December 9th 1995, Michael Jackson scored his 6th solo UK No.1 single when 'Earth Song' started a 6-week run at the top of the charts. It gave Jackson the UK Christmas No.1 of 1995 and his best-selling UK single ever. The song kept the first single released by The Beatles in 25 years, 'Free as a Bird', off the No.1 position.

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December 9th 1995 - "Free as a Bird," debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on the Beatles.

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December 12th 1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', the group's third No.1 (and first American No.1) and this year's UK Christmas No.1.

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December 13th 1961, The Beatles performed at the The Cavern Club Liverpool playing two shows at lunchtime and then again at night. Decca Records' Mike Smith attended the night performance with a view to offering The Beatles a recording contract.

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December 14th 1963, The Beatles played a show for their Southern Area Fan Club at Wimbledon Palais, London. To prevent damage to the stage from fans the management of the Palais constructed a platform for The Beatles to perform on, surrounded by a steel cage.

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December 14th 1972, Born To Boogie the Ringo Starr directed movie premiered in London. The film was based around a concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London, England starring Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan and T. Rex and was released on The Beatles Apple Films label.

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December 14th 1980, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George's Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial in New York's Central Park.

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December 14th 1999, Sir Paul McCartney appeared at The Cavern Club Liverpool, England in front of 300 people with David Gilmour, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, Pete Wingfield on keyboards and the legendary Mick Green (of Johnny Kidd & The Pirates) on guitar. It marked McCartney's last gig of the year and the 20th Century. His last gig at the venue was in 1963. The show went out as a live webcast and was estimated to have been watched by some three million people worldwide (a record at the time for an online audience), BBC Radio 2 broadcast the show live and BBC1 TV also aired the historic performance.

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December 14th 1995 - Classified documents from the White House were released that revealed the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early '70s in a possible attempt to have Lennon deported.

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December 15th 1969, John Lennon played what would be his final ever gig in the UK when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF 'Peace For Christmas' benefit. George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who's drummer, Keith Moon also took part.

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December 17th 1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.

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December 28th 1966, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, Paul McCartney began work on his new song ‘Penny Lane’, recording six takes of keyboard tracks and various percussion effects. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near John Lennon's house, in the band's hometown, Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre of the city.

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December 30th 1999, George Harrison and his wife Olivia were attacked when an intruder broke into their home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Olivia beat off the attacker with a poker and heavy lamp. Harrison who was stabbed in the chest was admitted to hospital and treated for a collapsed lung and various minor stab wounds. His wife, Olivia, was treated for cuts and bruises she had suffered in the struggle with the intruder. Police later arrested Michael Abram from Liverpool who had nursed an irrational obsession with The Beatles.

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December 30th 2012, A rare copy of a Beatles LP signed by all four members sold - for the sum rejected at auction in Sussex a few weeks earlier. Chris Collins, from Eastbourne, and his sister, Liz Chambers, from Worthing, initially turned down a £12,000 bid for a copy of the album, Please Please Me. They had hoped to get £15,000 for the LP, which was given to their late father during a drinking session. But the siblings later accepted £12,000 from private buyers. The album was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr after they used it as a drinks coaster during a card game in 1963.

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December 31st 1970 - Paul McCartney filed a suit to dissolve the Beatles. The band was officially dissolved in court on January 9, 1975.

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December 31st 1996, Paul McCartney became a Sir after he was listed in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

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December 31st 2012, A draft of a letter John Lennon written to Eric Clapton on Sept. 29, 1971 asking him to collaborate on a musical project sold for $35,000 at an auction. Still in pristine condition, the latter was originally estimated to fetch somewhere between $20,000 and $30,000.

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January 1st 1962, The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in West Hampstead, London. A&R boss at Decca Dick Rowe turned them down in what is considered one of the biggest mistakes in music industry history, Decca decided to reject the band, selecting instead Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.

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January 1st 1969, Marmalade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da', which features on The White Album.

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January 1st 1971, Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles music to celebrate the group's tenth year in the music business. Every track played was a single or LP track by The Beatles plus tracks from solo albums.

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January 2nd 1971, The George Harrison album 'All Things Must Pass' started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album. The triple album included the hit singles 'My Sweet Lord' and 'What Is Life', as well as songs such as 'Isn't It a Pity' and the title track that were turned down by The Beatles.

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January 3rd 1963, The Beatles began their first headlining tour with four nights in Scotland appearing at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin. Two of the dates were cancelled due to bad weather.

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January 3rd 1964, The Beatles were seen for the second time on US TV when a clip from the BBC's 'The Mersey Sound' showing the group playing 'She Loves You' was shown on The Jack Paar Show. The first US airing showing The Beatles was on Nov 18, 1963, on the NBC news program "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.

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January 11th 1963, The Beatles recorded their first national TV show 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'. They mimed to their new single 'Please Please Me' which was released on this day.

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January 11th 2008, Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.

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January 12th 1964, The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’ and ‘Twist And Shout’. The compere for the evening was Bruce Forsyth. When The Beatles appeared on this show on October 13, 1963, their fee had been £250, now, just three months later, their fee was £1,000.

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January 12th 1969 - The film "Wonderwall" premiered in London. The soundtrack was by George Harrison.

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January 12th 1968 - Apple Music Limited was renamed Apple Corps Limited.

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January 12th 2005, It was announced that the Strawberry Field children's home immortalised by The Beatles was to close. The home in Woolton, Liverpool was made famous when John Lennon wrote 'Strawberry Fields Forever' after playing there as a child.

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January 13th 1967, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both went to the Bag O'Nails Club, London, England to see the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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January 13th 1963, The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in Birmingham playing their new single, 'Please Please Me' The show was broadcast on January 19.

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January 13th 2010, A plaque of The Beatles iconic yellow submarine, which was stolen six months ago from Liverpool's Albert Dock, was set to be replaced by a new creation. The 5ft (1.5m) design featured the faces of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison peering through its portholes. The new submarine would hang outside the museum dedicated to the band, The Beatles Story.

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January 14th 1964, The Beatles (minus Ringo Starr who was fog-bound in Liverpool) departed from Liverpool for Paris, France for an 18-day run at the Olympia Theatre. Arriving in Paris, John, Paul, and George were met by 60 fans. Ringo, accompanied by roadie Neil Aspinall, arrived the next day.

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January 14th 1984, Paul McCartney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Pipes Of Peace.' With this release McCartney made chart history by becoming the first artist to have a No.1 in a group, (The Beatles), in a duo, (with Stevie Wonder) in a trio, (with Wings) and as a solo artist.

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January 15th 1964, The Beatles performed live at the Cinema Cyrano, Versailles, France, before an audience of 2,000. The show was a warm-up for a three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre that would start the next day in Paris.

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January 15th 1969, George Harrison had a five-hour meeting with John, Paul and Ringo where he made it clear that he was fully prepared to quit The Beatles for good. Harrison wasn't happy with plans for live performances and the current Let It Be film project.

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January 15th 1994, American singer songwriter Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure after spending the previous day in the recording studio. He recorded 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy and wrote hits for Three Dog Night and The Monkees. Had the UK & US No.1 single with his version of the Badfinger Evans & Ham song 'Without You.' When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. He replied, "Nilsson". Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. He replied, "Nilsson".

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February 1st 1967, At Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles started work on a new song 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. It wasn't until The Beatles had recorded the song that Paul McCartney had the idea to make the song the thematic pivot for their forthcoming album.

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February 4th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles recorded 'Across The Universe'. John and Paul decided the song needed some falsetto harmonies so they invited two girl fans into the studio to sing on the song. The two were Lizzie Bravo, a 16-year-old Brazilian living near Abbey Road and 17-year-old Londoner Gayleen Pease.

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February 9th 1961, The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, for the very first time (as The Beatles), they would go on to make a total of 292 other appearances at the Club. They were paid £5 for this luchtime appearance and George Harrison was nearly denied admission to play because he was wearing jeans.

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February 9th 1993, British broadcaster Bill Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69. He conducted the famous Sex Pistols interview on Thames Television on December 1, 1976; when Grundy provoked the band into using obscenities on live TV. The broadcast wrecked Grundy's television career. He was also the first television presenter to present The Beatles on Granada Television on October 17, 1962.

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February 9th 1964, The Beatles made their US live debut on CBS-TV's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; they performed five songs including their current No.1 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. Never before had so many viewers tuned-in to a live television program, which with 73 million viewers, was three-fourths of the total adult audience in the United States.The show had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio.

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February 9th 1967, The film for the latest Beatles single 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' was shown on BBC-TV's Top Of The Pops. It was the first Beatles single not to make No.1 in the UK since 1963, held off the top by Engelbert Humperdinck's 'Release Me'.

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February 9th 1972, Paul McCartney's Wings played the first night of a UK College tour in Nottingham. The group arrived unannounced asking social secretaries if they would like them to perform that evening. The band's intended first stop on the tour, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, refused to allow them to play so they drove on to Nottingham. Admission was 40p, British pub rock band Brinsley Schwarz was the opening act for the tour.

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February 9th 1982, George Harrison presented UNICEF with a cheque for $9 million (£5.3 million), ten years after the fundraising The Concert For Bangladesh.

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February 9th 1964, The Beatles made their US live debut on CBS-TV's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; they performed five songs including their current No.1 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. Never before had so many viewers tuned-in to a live television program, which with 73 million viewers, was three-fourths of the total adult audience in the United States.The show had received over 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the TV studio.

A very notable event in pop music history, indeed. O0

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February 10th 1967, The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'. At the Beatles' request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown's nose, while another, a fake gorilla's paw on his bow hand. Others were wearing funny hats and other assorted novelties. The recording was filmed for a possible 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' television special which was ultimately abandoned. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mike Nesmith from The Monkees and Donovan also attended the session.

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February 21st 1961, The Beatles played three gigs in one day. The first was a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, then at night they appeared at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool and at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.

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March 1st 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. The song was inspired by a drawing his 3 year-old son Julian returned home from school with one day. The picture, which was of a little girl with lots of stars, was his classmate - Lucy O’Donnell, who also lived in Weybridge, and attended the same school as Julian.

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March 2nd 1964, The Beatles began filming what would become their first feature film 'A Hard Day's Night' at Marylebone train station in London.

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March 4th 1966, John Lennon's statement that The Beatles were 'more popular than Jesus Christ' was published in The London Evening Standard. "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were thick and ordinary." Christian groups in the US were outraged resulting in some states burning Beatles records. Lennon later apologised.

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March 5th 1963, The Beatles recorded what would be their third single 'From Me to You' just five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song. Originally planned as the B-side of the record, it was switched to the A-side during the recording session, with 'Thank You Girl' demoted to the B-side.

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March 6th 1967, The Beatles recorded sound effects onto the song 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' at Abbey Road studios in London. The beginning audience murmurs and sounds of a band preparing for a performance are added, along with screams from a tape of the Beatles in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

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March 7th 1967, Working on their next album The Beatles recorded additional overdubs for 'Lovely Rita', including harmony vocals, effects, and the percussive sound of a piece of toilet paper being blown through a hair comb.

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March 7th 1962, The Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager's Turn - Here We Go'. After a rehearsal, the Beatles put on suits for the first time and, along with the other artists appearing on the program, record the show in front of a teenage audience.

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March 7th 1987, The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! were released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decided to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes were available in the US.

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March 8th 2016, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 hits in the US. He also produced many other acts including: Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, Jeff Beck, Ultravox, Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John and Celine Dion. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996.

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March 8th 1962, The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC's 'Teenagers Turn', (Here We Go), singing Roy Orbison's 'Dream Baby'. It was reportedly the first time they wore suits onstage.

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March 8th 1973, Paul McCartney was fined £100 ($170) for growing cannabis at his farm in Campbeltown, Scotland. McCartney claimed some fans gave the seeds to him and that he didn't know what they would grow.

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March 9th 1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day's Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

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March 11th 1967, Music publisher, Dick James, announced that 446 different versions of the Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' had been recorded so far.

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March 11th 1964, The Beatles spent the day filming at Twickenham Studios for A Hard Day's Night. Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard's cage, where the Beatles played cards and mimed to 'I Should Have Known Better'.

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March 12th 1963, The Beatles played at the Granada Cinema in Bedford. Also on the bill, Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. John Lennon, suffering from a heavy cold, was unable to perform, so The Beatles set was rearranged so that George and Paul could sing the parts that John usually sang.

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March 12th 1974, John Lennon made the headlines after an incident at the Troubadour Club, LA. Out on a drinking binge with Harry Nilsson, Lennon hurled insults at the performing Smothers Brothers and punched their manager before being forcibly removed.

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March 13th 1964, Billboard reported that sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and The Beatles album Meet the Beatles had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold.

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March 13th 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, six members of Sounds, Inc. recorded the horn parts for The Beatles song 'Good Morning Good Morning' (three saxophones, two trombones, and one french horn).

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March 14th 1968, The promotional film for 'Lady Madonna' was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song 'Hey Bulldog', but the 'Lady Madonna' audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 6:06 am

March 15th 1967, The first session recording George Harrison's new song ‘Within You Without You’ took place at Abbey Road studios, London. George was the only Beatle to perform on this song, which was still called 'Untitled'. Harrison played the swordmandel and tamboura, Natver Soni played tabla, Amrat Gajjar played dilruba, PD Joshi played swordmandel, and an undocumented musician played a droning tamboura.

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March 15th 2002, Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check-in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon's face with the words 'Above Us Only Skies.'

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March 16th 1972, John Lennon lodged an appeal with the US immigration office in New York, after he was served with deportation orders arising from his 1968 cannabis possession conviction.

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March 15th 2002, Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check-in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon's face with the words 'Above Us Only Skies.'
Someone once added to the words "Imagine no possessions" in the Baggage Hall.

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March 16th 1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single 'Can't Buy Me Love.' When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song's "true" meaning, Paul McCartney stated "I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that 'Can't Buy Me Love' is about a prostitute, I draw the line."

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March 17th 2013, John Lennon and George Harrison were honored with a blue plaque at the site of the former Apple Boutique in a ceremony in London held at at 94 Baker Street. The new plaque reads "John Lennon, M.B.E., 1940-1980, and George Harrison, M.B.E., 1943-2001, worked here."

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March 17th 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles finished the recording of 'She's Leaving Home' after adding backing vocals to the track. Harpist Sheila Bromberg who was part of the string section on the track became the first woman to play on a Beatles recording.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 1:37 pm

March 18th 1967, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with 'Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near Lennon's house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre of the city.

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March 18th 2008, Heather Mills' evidence in her divorce case with Sir Paul McCartney was "inconsistent, inaccurate" and "less than candid", according to judge Mr Justice Bennett's. His High Court ruling was revealed in full after Ms Mills was told she could not appeal against its publication. The full ruling was published a day after she was awarded £24.3m at the High Court in London. Mills was awarded £3.2m per year for herself and the couple's daughter Beatrice, £8m for a home in London and £3m to purchase a home in New York. The judge found the total value of Sir Paul's assets was about £400m. Ms Mills had sought £125m and been offered £15.8m.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 8:21 pm

March 18th 2011, Organisers of an attempt to reunite 19 people who watched The Beatles play in a town hall in 1963 had claims from 24 people who said they were there. Billy Shanks was helping to lead the search for the audience members of the gig in Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland in 1963. He said some who turned up thought the music was rubbish and left to join an audience of 1,200 watching a local band in nearby Strathpeffer.

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March 19th 1964, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson presented The Beatles with their awards for show business personalities of the year for 1963 at London's Dorchester Hotel.

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March 19th 1996, The second Beatles Anthology series was released. The album featured 'Real Love', a track the remaining members of the Beatles recorded using an old demo track of John Lennon's The song was first recorded by Lennon in 1977 with a handheld tape recorder on his piano at home, it originated as part of an unfinished stage play that Lennon was working on at the time entitled "The Ballad of John and Yoko."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/17 at 2:02 am

March 20th 1964, The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It Won't Be Long’, ‘You Can't Do That’, and ‘Can't Buy Me Love’. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.

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March 20th 1969, John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international "Bed-In" for peace. They planned another "Bed-in" in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montreal, and during a "Bed-in" at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’. Lennon also detailed this period in The Beatles ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’, recorded by Lennon and McCartney on April 14, 1969.

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March 25th 1969 - During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31).

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47 years ago today, on April 10th 1970:  Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

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April 14th 1969, The recording of 'The Ballad Of John and Yoko' took place, with just two Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars and lead vocals. The song was banned from many radio stations as being blasphemous. On some stations, the word 'Christ' was edited in backwards to avoid the ban.

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April 14th 2009, Former Beatle George Harrison was honoured with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Sir Paul McCartney attended the unveiling outside the landmark Capitol Records building, joining Harrison's widow Olivia and son Dhani. Eric Idle, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and musician Tom Petty also attended the ceremony.

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April 15th 1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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April 15th 1964, The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night'.

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April 16th 1964, The Beatles filmed the "chase scenes" for A Hard Day's Night with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London. In the evening they recorded the title track for the film, 'A Hard Day's Night' at Abbey Road. John and Paul had the title first, and had to write a song to order, completing the track in nine takes.

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April 16th 1973, Paul McCartney's first television special, James Paul McCartney, was aired in America on the ABC network. The show, which includes performances by McCartney and Wings, would be broadcast in the UK on May 10th.

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April 16th 1993, Paul McCartney headlined a concert at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate 'Earth Day' along with Ringo Starr, Don Henley and Steve Miller. McCartney had last performed there as a member of The Beatles in 1965.

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May 1st 1962, The Beatles started a month long residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany. American musicians including Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Lee Lewis also all appeared here.

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May 1st 1964, The Beatles received $140,000 dollars for the rights to having their pictures included in packages of bubble gum in the USA.

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May 1st 1966, The Beatles played live for the last time in the UK when they appeared at the NME Poll Winners concert at Wembley Empire Pool. The Beatles set included; 'I Feel Fine', 'Nowhere Man', 'Day Tripper', 'If I Needed Someone' and 'I'm Down'. Also on the bill, The Spencer Davis Group, The Fortunes, Herman's Hermits, Roy Orbison, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, The Walker Brothers, The Who and The Yardbirds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 5:33 am

May 2nd 1963, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'From Me To You', the group's first No.1 and the first of eleven consecutive No.1's. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

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May 2nd 1969, The Beatles recorded a re-make of the new George Harrison song 'Something' at Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded 36 takes of the song, which included Billy Preston on piano. The track is featured on the Abbey Road album.

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May 3rd 1965, The Beatles spent the day filming for their forthcoming film Help!, on Salisbury Plain, England, with the British Army's Third Tank Division.

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May 3rd 1976, Paul McCartney made his first concert appearance in America in almost ten years when Wings kicked off their 31-date 'Wings Over America' tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

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May 3rd 2012, Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shavell narrowly avoided a potential deadly helicopter crash when their pilot became disoriented during a flight in bad weather and missed some trees by just two feet. Flying home to their estate in East Sussex, England after a day in London, the McCartney's were not aware of how close they came to crashing at the time. The UK's Department of Transport launched an investigation into the incident the following November.

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May 3rd 2012, Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shavell narrowly avoided a potential deadly helicopter crash when their pilot became disoriented during a flight in bad weather and missed some trees by just two feet. Flying home to their estate in East Sussex, England after a day in London, the McCartney's were not aware of how close they came to crashing at the time. The UK's Department of Transport launched an investigation into the incident the following November.
The theorists would have been saying that is Paul dying for the second time?

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May 5th 1963, On a recommendation by George Harrison Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles) went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week.

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May 5th 1969, The Beatles single 'Get Back' was released in the US. John Lennon claimed in 1980 that "there's some underlying thing about Yoko in there", claiming that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang "Get back to where you once belonged."

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May 5th 1990, The John Lennon tribute concert was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/17 at 12:42 am

May 6th 1966, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the track. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.

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May 6th 2004, A sale at Christie's in London, England became the most successful pop auction in the company's history after Beatles memorabilia sold for a record £788,643. The auction included a leather collar worn by John Lennon which sold for £117,250. A signed copy of a management deal with The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold for £122,850. A Vox Kensington guitar used by Lennon and Harrison went for £100,000. Also sold - a coloured felt-pen drawing by Lennon (£10,000), a letter with his signature (£5,500), and a pen-and-ink drawing called Happy Fish (£9,500).

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May 13th 1970, The world premiere of The Beatles film 'Let It Be' took place in New York City. The film which was originally planned as a television documentary features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/17 at 8:03 am

May 14th 1960, The Silver Beats (John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, and Tommy Moore) performed at Lathom Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool. They played a few songs during the "interval" to audition for promoter Brian Kelly. Also appearing are Cliff Roberts & the Rockers, The Deltones, and Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes. This is the only occasion on which the group uses the name "Silver Beats", quickly changing it back to "Silver Beetles".

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May 14th 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's Tonight Show with guest-host Joe Garagiola sitting in for Johnny Carson. The conversation included some light hearted banter about meditation, the forming of Apple Corps. and song writing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 1:09 am

May 15th 1967, Paul McCartney met American photographer Linda Eastman for the first time, during a Georgie Fame concert at the Bag O'Nails nightclub in London, England. They married on March 12, 1969.

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May 15th 1968, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cannes Film Festival. The 1968 film by first-time director Joe Massot starred Jack MacGowran and Jane Birkin, and featured cameos by Anita Pallenberg. The soundtrack was composed by then-Beatle George Harrison. The film provides the name for the Oasis track 'Wonderwall', which was inspired by George Harrison's score.

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May 15th 1982, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ebony And Ivory'. The song gave McCartney his 24th US No.1 as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say "black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!". It was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine and in 2007 was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners.

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May 15th 1969, John Lennon's 'Life With The Lions' was released on Apple's avant-garde imprint Zapple. One side of the album was recorded on a cassette player at London's Queen Charlotte Hospital during Yoko Ono's pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage.

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May 15th 1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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May 15th 1963, During a UK tour, The Beatles performed at the Royalty Theatre in Chester. The set list was: ‘Some Other Guy’, ‘Thank You Girl’, ‘Do You Want to Know a Secret’, ‘Please Please Me’, ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘From Me To You’.

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June 22nd 1964, The Beatles played their first ever show in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. The local Chief Constable refused a police escort for The Beatles leaving just two policemen to control over 5,000 fans.

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June 23rd 1966, The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with 'Paperback Writer' / 'Rain.' The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process. 

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June 23rd 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles. 

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June 25th 1966, The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paperback Writer', the group's 12th US No.1. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 12:32 am

June 30th 1966, The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day's first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans.

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June 30th 1973, George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with 'Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth'. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK was the opening track on his 1973 album Living in the Material World.

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July 4th 1966, The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos' family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub and when Brian Epstein tries to make a televised statement, his comments are disrupted by static. The next day, as The Beatles make their way to the airport they were greeted by angry mobs, the Philippine government had retaliated by refusing police protection for The Beatles.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 07/06/17 at 10:14 am

6 July 1957 - The day John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.

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Written By: nally on 07/06/17 at 7:39 pm


6 July 1957 - The day John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.

60 years ago today!! :D A few years later, they would form The Beatles (original lineup).

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August 1st 1971 - The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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August 8th 1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic. The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She's So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’.

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August 8th 1966, In response to John Lennon's remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus, The South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Also on this day The Beatles LP Revolver was released in the US, the bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I'm Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. It spent 77 weeks on the Billboard chart peaking at No.1.

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August 8th 1963, The Beatles arrived in Guernsey in The Channel Islands, where they played two shows at Candie Gardens. They arrived in a 12-seater plane after making the 30 mile trip from Jersey, (their equipment was sent over by ferry). The Beatles would receive the sum of £1000 (approx.$1,600) for the two shows.

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August 9th 1968, After the other Beatles had gone home for the evening (2.00 am), Paul McCartney stayed behind and recorded 'Mother Nature's Son', taping 25 takes at Abbey Road studios. The song was included on The White Album.

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August 10th 1964, The Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Please, Please Me’, 'Love Me Do' and 'Twist And Shout.’

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August 11th 1964, The Beatles started recording their fourth album ('Beatles For Sale', not yet titled), at EMI studios in London, England.

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August 11th 1966, At a press conference held at The Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago, John Lennon apologised for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus'. Lennon told reporters "Look, I wasn’t saying The Beatles are better than God or Jesus, I said ‘Beatles’ because it’s easy for me to talk about The Beatles. I could have said ‘TV’ or ‘Cinema’, ‘Motorcars’ or anything popular and would have got away with it’’.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/17 at 7:40 am

August 12th 1960, Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles' drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, "The Beatles".

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August 12th 1966 - John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago, IL, for his remark that "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus."

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August 12th 1964, The Beatles first film 'A Hard Day's Night' opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews. The film was a financial and critical success. Time magazine rated it as one of the all-time great 100 films.

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August 12th 1966, The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes.

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August 12th 1971, John Lennon & Yoko Ono donated £1,000 to the Clyde Shipbuilders Scottish Union fighting fund who were refusing to stop work at the Glasgow site after being made redundant.

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August 14th 1962, Unhappy with drummer Pete Best's role in The Beatles Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern, Liverpool. Ringo Starr who was nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at a Butlin's holiday camp received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time.

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August 14th 1965, The Beatles taped an appearance for CBS-TV's The Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50, New York City. They performed ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘I'm Down’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, 'Yesterday' and ‘Help!’ Also today, The Beatles fifth album 'Help!' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

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August 15th 1962, Lennon and McCartney drove from Liverpool to Skegness, to ask Ringo Starr to join the Beatles, (Starr was playing a residency with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at Butlins). Shortly before, Starr had agreed to join Kingsize Taylor in Hamburg, as Taylor was offering £20 a week, but Lennon and McCartney offered £25 a week, which Starr accepted.

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August 15th 1965, The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list included: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Help!’, and ‘I'm Down’. Two of the Rolling Stones were among the audience, Mick Jagger and Keith Richard and later that evening; Bob Dylan visited The Beatles at their hotel.

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August 15th 1966, During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the D.C. Stadium in Washington DC to over 32,000 fans. Tickets cost $3. Five members of the Ku Klux Klan, led by the Imperial Wizard of Maryland, picketed the concert.

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August 16th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on The White Album, The Beatles recorded 14 takes of the new George Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 1:50 am

August 17th 1960, The Beatles began their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club. The owner, Bruno Koschmider, asked The Beatles to "Mach Shau", or really put on a show, which led to the band screaming, shouting, and leaping about the stage and sometimes playing lying on the floor. John Lennon once appeared wearing only his underwear and on another occasion, wearing a toilet seat around his neck. The Beatles lodged in a single room behind the screen of a nearby movie house.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/17 at 2:13 am

August 17th 1964, Glasgow council in Scotland announced that all boys and men with Beatle styled haircuts would have to wear bathing caps after a committee was told that hair from 'Beatle-cuts' was clogging the pools filters.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/17 at 2:37 am

August 18th 1964, Over 9,000 frenzied fans met The Beatles as they arrived in San Francisco, to begin an American tour. The Beatles were driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers could take pictures. As the 9,000 fans pressed against the fencing, it gave way, with The Beatles managing to get out split-seconds before it came crashing down.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 5:54 am

August 22nd 1968, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during The White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. The news of Ringo's departure was kept secret, and he rejoined the sessions on September 3rd. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded 'Back In the USSR', with Paul on drums and John playing bass.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 6:12 am

August 22nd 2014, John Lennon's killer, 59-year-old Mark David Chapman, was denied parole by New York State officials for the eighth time. In handing down their decision, the parole board said, "Your release would be incompatible with the welfare of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 7:16 am

August 22nd 1969 - The Beatles filmed a film short for "The Long and Winding Road."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 7:45 am

August 22nd 1966, New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.

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August 22nd 1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

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August 22nd 1969, The Beatles met at John Lennon's Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session. Three shots from this session (by Ethan Russell) formed the front and back covers of the Capitol compilation album Hey Jude. Yoko Ono and a pregnant Linda McCartney (she was to give birth to daughter Mary six days later) appeared in some photographs with The Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/17 at 1:04 pm

August 22nd 1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/17 at 2:05 am

August 23rd 1968 - Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 4:56 am

August 24th 1964 - The Beatles released "Matchbox/Slow Down" in the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 6:21 am

August 24th 1981 - Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim many times to have been beaten by fellow inmates, some of whom allegedly tried to kill him.

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Written By: Redhairkid on 08/27/17 at 12:57 pm

August 27 1967 - Brian Epstein found dead. The verdict was accidental although many believe he committed suicide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/17 at 12:21 am


August 27 1967 - Brian Epstein found dead. The verdict was accidental although many believe he committed suicide.
I had a strange occurrence last Monday, we went to Liverpool to visit the museum The Beatles Story, and with reading the displays I noticed it was 50 years and a day from the passing of Brian Epstein.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 2:15 am

September 2nd 1964, On tour in the USA The Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Days before the concert, Philadelphia had experienced race-riots, The Beatles, who were Civil Rights supporters, were shocked to see that their audience of 13,000 was completely white.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/02/17 at 6:10 am

September 2nd 1965 - The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!"

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September 2nd 1978 - George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 8:46 am

September 4th 1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in singing the long refrain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/17 at 11:38 am

September 4th 1971, Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1. Paul would later explain that "Uncle Albert" was based on his real-life uncle. "He's someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing... As for Admiral Halsey, he's one of yours, an American admiral", referring to Admiral William "Bull" Halsey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 6:22 am

September 5th 1966, John Lennon started work on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'. The black comedy directed by Richard Lester, was filmed in Spain in Almería Province and saw Lennon, taking a long-overdue break from The Beatles after nearly four years of constant touring.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/17 at 1:23 pm

September 5th 1996 - Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 4:06 am

September 6th 1963, Cilla Black signed a management contract with Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Cilla changed her name to Black, (it was white), after a misprint in the music paper 'Mersey Beat'.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/17 at 7:36 am

September 6th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studio's in London on The White Album, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo (and became the first famous outside musician to play on a Beatles recording) and George recorded his lead vocal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 4:15 am

September 11th 1964 - George Harrison formed Mornyork Ltd. as his own song publishing company. The name was later changed to Harrisongs, Ltd.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/17 at 10:13 am

September 11th 1965, The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Help!', the group's sixth US chart topper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 6:52 am

September 13th 1965, The Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' was released as a Beatles single in the US. McCartney's vocal and acoustic guitar together with a string quartet essentially made for the first solo performance of the band. The final recording was so different from other works by The Beatles that the band members vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. (However, it was issued as a single there in 1976.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/17 at 7:44 am

September 13th 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono flew to Canada to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/17 at 1:55 pm

September 17th 1964, During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. The Beatles were paid $150,000 for the show, which was more than any other act had ever been paid for a live show. Tickets cost $4.50.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/17 at 2:53 am

September 18th 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming album, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 4:48 am

September 21st 1961, The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool with Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, admission price was 3 shillings (15 pence).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 7:22 am

September 21st 1968, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change of clothes and hair in four years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/21/17 at 5:30 pm

September 21st 2011, A contract revealing that The Beatles refused to perform in front of a segregated audience at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California on August 31st, 1965, sold for $23,033 at an auction in Los Angeles. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed the band $40,000 and at least 150 police officers to provide security at the show.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 1:56 pm

September 22nd 1980 - John Lennon signed with Geffen Records.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/17 at 1:48 pm

September 24th 1980, The mixing of the forthcoming John Lennon and Yoko Ono album Double Fantasy moved from the Hit Factory in New York City to Record Plant East. During this session, John Lennon gave one of last ever interviews to Lisa Robinson from 97-FM in Buffalo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 2:41 am

September 25th 1964 - Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3 1/2 million pound offer to sell his management contract.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 6:04 am

September 25th 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 10:29 am

September 25th 1969, John Lennon recorded the track 'Cold Turkey', with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko. Lennon presented the song to Paul McCartney as a potential single by The Beatles, but was refused and released it as a Plastic Ono Band single with sole writing credits to him.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 12:03 pm

September 25th 1970 - Ringo Starr released "Beaucoups of Blues" in the U.K.

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September 25th 1976 - The Wings play a benefit show to raise money for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in St. Marks Square in Venice.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 5:58 am

September 26th 1976, Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 12:36 pm

September 26th 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' (Harrison's first A-side single), and 'Here Comes The Sun'. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of calling it the "last album", they all felt at the time this would very likely be the final Beatles product and therefore agreed to set aside their differences and "go out on a high note".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/17 at 10:58 pm

September 27th 1986, The Beatles track 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 5:53 am

September 28th 1963 - "She Loves You" by the Beatles was played on the radio by Murry The K in New York. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 10:00 am

September 28th 1968, The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968. In 1996, Julian paid £25,000 for the recording notes to the song at an auction.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 12:52 pm

September 28th 1976, A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/17 at 4:58 pm

September 29th 1974 - John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 1:04 am

October 4th 1969, The Beatles Abbey Road album went to No.1 on the UK chart. The final studio recordings from the group supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 11:30 am

October 4th 1963, The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK ITV pop show 'Ready Steady Go!'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 7:36 am

October 6th 1964, The Beatles spent the afternoon recording 'Eight Days A Week' at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:08 am

October 6th 1969, George Harrison's song 'Something' was released as the "A" side of a Beatles' 45, a first for Harrison. Along with Lennon and McCartney's 'Come Together', the single went on reach No.1 on the US chart the following month. Both tracks were lifted from the Abbey Road album.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 11:13 pm

October 6th 2010, A set of John Lennon's fingerprints were seized by the FBI from a New York memorabilia dealer who intended to sell them for $100,000 (£62,621) minimum bid. The prints were taken at a New York police station in 1976 when Lennon applied for permanent US residence. The bureau believed the card was still government property and was investigating how it landed in private hands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 11:25 am

October 8th 1964, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/17 at 8:23 am

October 9th 2008, Paul McCartney, (a vegetarian for 30 years), was said to be furious when he heard that a Liverpool branch of McDonald's restaurant displayed his picture, accusing them of using it to attract customers. Sir Paul was quoted as saying "What sort of morons do McDonald's think Beatles fans are?"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/17 at 11:20 am

October 9th 1965, The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday' giving the group their tenth US No.1. The track was not released as a single in the UK until 1976.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 8:41 am

October 10th 1959, The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. Ken Brown, suffering from a heavy cold was unable to perform and after the show, an argument started when Paul McCartney said that Brown should not get a share of the performance fee since he had not performed. Lennon and Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 10:56 am

October 11th 1968, During a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 7:54 am

October 12th 1965, Working on their next album Rubber Soul at Abbey Road Studio’s London, The Beatles recorded ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety, in 5 takes. (Lennon later admits to lifting two lines from Elvis Presley's 1955 hit ‘Baby Let's Play House’). And another new Lennon song ‘This Bird Has Flown’, later known as ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’. The track included George Harrison's double-tracked sitar part, the first appearance of that Indian instrument on a pop record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 10:50 am

October 12th 1969, A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 6:27 am

October 15th 1960, The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's ‘Summertime’ in a Hamburg recording studio. The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo together.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 6:28 am


October 12th 1969, A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.
Well, is he?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 9:23 am

October 16th 1965, The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/17 at 1:37 pm


October 16th 1965, The Beatles recorded 'Day Tripper' at Abbey Road studio's London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.
...and on the same day in 1965, The Beatles were decorated with the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

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Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/16/17 at 2:29 pm


...and on the same day in 1965, The Beatles were decorated with the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.



...and on November 25, 1969 John Lennon returned his to Buckingham Palace, as an act of protest against the Vietnam War. He included this wry note:

"Your Majesty,

I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

With love. John Lennon of Bag"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 11:09 am

October 19th 1998 - George Martin, "The Fifth Beatle", retired from the music business.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 3:43 am

October 24th 1963, On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program entitled "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, played seven songs, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’ ‘Money’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Twist and Shout.’

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 10:41 am

October 24th 1973, John Lennon began litigation against the US government, accusing them of tapping his telephone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/17 at 1:59 pm

October 24th 1979, Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 2:45 am

October 25th 1963, The Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance, adding that The Beatles "were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 6:52 am

October 26th 1965, Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE's at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE's back in protest, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 5:39 pm

October 27th 2016, A letter John Lennon wrote to the Queen explaining why he was returning his MBE was found tucked in a record sleeve from a £10 car boot haul. The anonymous owner took the document to a valuation day at The Beatles Story in Liverpool and discovered it was worth about £60,000. Lennon had returned the MBE in protest at Britain's involvement in a civil war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/17 at 6:25 am

October 30th 1961, Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein's difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this single).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 6:29 am

October 31st 1959, The Quarry Men decided to change their name to Johnny and the Moondogs. The band were in Liverpool auditioning for the Carrol Levis show. The Quarry Men featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 7:12 am

October 31st 1963, The Beatles returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he decided to look into getting this group to appear on his US television program.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 2:50 am

November 1st 1963, The Beatles kicked off a UK tour performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their repertoire for the tour was ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Boys’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Money’, and ‘Twist and Shout’. Supporting The Beatles were The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 4:47 am

November 1st 1968, George Harrison released his first solo album, 'Wonderwall Music' on the Apple label. The songs which were mostly Harrison instrumentals, featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 6:29 am

November 1st 1969, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with Abbey Road. The final studio recordings from the group featured two songs; 'Something' & 'Here Comes The Sun'. The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo, black suit), the Corpse (Paul, barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim shirt).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/17 at 1:22 pm

November 2nd 1974, George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 7:57 am

November 3rd 1984, Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack to 'Give My Regards To Broad Street', featuring the UK No.2 single 'No More Lonely Nights.'

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/17 at 5:39 am

November 6th 1967, Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 6:32 am

November 8th 1965, The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 11:34 am

November 8th 1969, 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart.

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November 8th 1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon. The two had been married for six years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 4:04 am

November 9th 1967, The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 6:02 am

November 9th 1961, Brian Epstein saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 8:01 am

November 9th 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 1:03 am

November 11th 1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/17 at 4:27 pm

November 13th 2000, The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: AmericanGirl on 11/13/17 at 5:59 pm


November 11th 1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.


I LOVE Rubber Soul  :-*

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: nally on 11/13/17 at 11:56 pm


November 11th 1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

I LOVE Rubber Soul  :-*

me too, it's a great album. That is one Beatles album we have on CD.

Subject: Re: Today in Beatles History

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 4:18 pm

November 14th 2013, Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.

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