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The Beatles

Anthony F.J. Barrow is born in Crosby, Merseyside, England, UK. He will find success as Tony Barrow, working as The Beatles' press officer from 1962-68. He is perhaps best-remembered as the man who coined the term 'The Fab Four'.
Skiffle group The Quarrymen play for a wedding reception at 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool, UK, the home of their guitarist, George Harrison. The group also includes John Lennon, Paul McCartney. This trio will later form The Beatles.
Michelle Le Vallier is born in France, Europe. She will, many years later, make a highly publicised claim to be the illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
London-based rock band The Jets, featuring vocalist Tony Sheridan, begin a booking at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. They are the first British rock'n'roll group to play in Hamburg, and their success, arguably, paved the way for The Beatles to play there.
The Beatles' bass-player Stu Sutcliffe returns to Hamburg, Germany, Europe, to be with girlfriend Astrid Kircherr.
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Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Beatles and Rory Storm And The Wild Ones play an afternoon gig at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Local girl Priscilla White gets up and sings with The Beatles. She will find success after changing her name to Cilla Black.
The Beatles play at The Casbah, West Derby, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, writes to Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Records in Germany, Europe, asking them to release The Beatles from their recording commitments.
At The Playhouse, Manchester, UK, The Beatles record a live session for BBC radio show Teenager's Turn - Here We Go.
The Beatles play at the Majestic, Birkenhead, UK.
The Beatles play at The Floral Hall Ballroom, Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire, UK, supported by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes.
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The Beatles record live sessions for singer Lorne Gibson's BBC radio show Side By Side at Piccadilly Studios, London, UK.
The Beatles make their debut on UK tv show Ready Steady Go! in Studio 9, Television House, Kingsway, London. This edition is hosted by Dusty Springfield.
Elvis Presley sends a telegram to The Beatles congratulating them on the success of their recent television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Beatles release a new single, All My Loving, in the USA. For the group itself, however, this is a rest day spent water ski-ing and fishing in Miami, Florida, USA.
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Petula Clark declares in UK music weekly Melody Maker that 'Cliff Richard is a name more universally powerful than The Beatles. The French don't like The Beatles, as so many people here believe. And in Rumania, they're hardly known.'
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
After an hour-long trip through the canals of Amsterdam, The Beatles play at The Exhibition Hall, Blokker, Holland, Europe.
The Beatles, supported by Jackie De Shannon, The Righteous Brothers, The Exciters and The Bill Black Combo, play at The Empire Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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The Beatles EP [extended player] Anocher De Un Dia Agitado [A Hard Day's Night] is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles are working in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK, on Honey Don't and What You're Doing for the album Beatles For Sale.
In Obertauern, Austria, Europe, The Beatles continue filming scenes for their second film, Help!, provisionally titled Eight Arms To Hold You. On this day they are filmed at an Olympic ski-jump location, and in an apres-ski cellar.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles records Yesterday in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK. Also recorded today - by the whole group - are I'm Down and I've Just Seen A Face.
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The Beatles complete post-sync work on their film Help! at Twickenham Film Studio, St Margaret's, Twickenham, UK. In the evening, John Lennon is interviewed at NEMS' offices for the BBC radio programme The World Of Books.
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The Animals Big Band makes its only live appearance, a headline slot on the closing night of The 5th Annual Jazz And Blues Festival, Richmond, England, UK. Also appearing on the same day are Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Ottilie Patterson, Ken Colyer, Spencer Davis, Jimmy James And The Vagabonds, The Alex Welsh Band and The Steam Packet, including Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Rod Stewart and Long John Baldry. George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles attend the event.
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The Beatles begin work on We Can Work It Out, for the album Rubber Soul, at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
The Beatles release a new EP including the tracks Help!, Ticket To Ride, I'm Down and Dizzy Miss Lizzy in Japan on Odeon Records.
The Beatles are in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, adding vocal overdubs to I'm Only Sleeping.
The Beatles single Michelle is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
In Bombay, India, George Harrison becomes the first of The Beatles to meet with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
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The Beatles undertake overdubbing and mixing on With A Little Help From My Friends and Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite, in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pre-release copies of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles are sent out to BBC radio in the UK.
The Beatles single All You Need Is Love is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles' tv film Magical Mystery Tour is being edited at Norman's Film Production, Old Compton St, Soho, London, UK.
At this year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, Up Up And Away by 5th Dimension wins Record of the Year and Best Vocal Group Performance, while Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles takes home Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record and Best Album Cover.
Bob Dylan spends Christmas at home in Woodstock, New York State, USA, with George Harrison of The Beatles as a house guest.
Peter Asher (formerly of Peter And Gordon) resigns from his job as A + R manager of The Beatles' company Apple.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles appears with actor Peter Sellers on UK tv show Frost On Saturday, transmitted live from Wembley Studios, Wembley, London, UK.
Prior to recording together, George Harrison of The Beatles visits Dylan at his home on MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village, New York City.
Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin record I Ain't Superstitious, Goin' Down Slow, I Want To Have A Word With You, during sessions at Olympic Studios, London, UK, which will result in the album The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. Backing musicians on these sessions include Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and Ringo Starr.
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The New York Times reports that tickets for pop concerts in New York City, formerly considered a relatively cheap type of entertainment, are now rivalling the cost of Broadway show tickets. The article lists Frank Sinatra tickets at $50, Paul McCartney at $32.50 and Billy Joel and Madonna both priced at $30.
Paul McCartney plays at Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Singapore finally lifts its decades-old ban on performing or broadcasting the music of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Chicago.
Michael Braun, enigmatic author of the book Love Me Do, about The Beatles early career, is found dead in his apartment in New York City, USA, where he had been working on rehearsals for the upcoming Broadway musical Titanic.
The second day of the annual Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK, is headlined by Paul McCartney. Also appearing are Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, LostProphets and The Duke Spirit.
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Liverpool, UK, begins its year as European Capital of Culture with a performance by Ringo Starr [former drummer of The Beatles] and Dave Stewart [formerly of Eurythmics] at the city's St George's Hall.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at The US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. During the encores, he brings out an engaged couple from the audience, Adam Kowal and Andrea Copado, and has the pair recite their marriage vows for the crowd.
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