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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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/16 at 3:44 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 11:41 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 11:59 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/16 at 12:26 pm

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/28/16 at 3:18 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 12:41 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/16 at 1:01 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:03 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:34 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 1:57 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/16 at 4:03 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:29 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 12:46 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 1:30 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 1:44 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 4:29 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 5:38 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 6:38 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 7:29 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 8:51 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/16 at 3:31 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 12:54 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:34 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:52 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 3:20 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 5:51 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/16 at 1:24 pm

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 1:35 am

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

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 2:32 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 3:37 am

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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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/16 at 11:40 am

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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