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The Beatles

The baby John Lennon, later to be one of The Beatles, is taken to see his Aunt Mimi for the first time at 251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool, England, UK. She will become, in effect, his mother.
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The Kingston Trio have four albums in the US Top Ten. This achievement will not be matched again until the Beatles come along in the mid-60s.
The Beatles play the sixth night of a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Kingsway Club, in The Palace Hotel, Southport, UK.
Stuart Sutcliffe, former bassist with The Beatles, suffers another heavy attack, in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, of the chronic respiratory and digestive illness which will eventually take his life.
The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by an evening show at The Blue Penguin Club in St John's Hall, Bootle, as guests of The Merseybeats.
The Beatles, The Swinging Blue Genes [later to find success as The Swinging Blue Jeans]and Mike Berry play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play two sessions, lunchtime and evening, at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play their first BBC radio session in London, UK, for the programme The Talent Spot, at Paris Studio, Regent Street.
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The Beatles play at The Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, UK.
While The Beatles are rehearsing for the BBC-organised Swinging Sound 63, a trad jazz/beat music package at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Paul McCartney meets actress Jane Asher, soon to become his girlfriend. She will inspire songs including All My Loving, And I Love Her, I'm Looking Through You, You Won't See Me, We Can Work It Out, Here, There and Everywhere, and For No One. For the record, the Royal Albert Hall show also features Del Shannon, The Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, The Vernons Girls and Lance Percival, and is compered by jazz veteran George Melly. The Rolling Stones also go along to hang out with The Beatles.
Prior to playing tonight's gig at the Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, England, UK, Europe, The Beatles attend the annual Northwich Carnival in Verdin Park, where Paul McCartney crowns the Carnival Queen.
Vee Jay Records run a full page ad in Billboard Magazine in the USA promoting the company's albums Introducing The Beatles, The Beatles And Frank Ifield on Stage, and Please Please Me.
John Lennon of The Beatles calls in interior designer Kenneth Partridge to re-design his recently-purchased Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK, Europe, home.
I Feel Fine by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles complete filming for their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are on Paradise Island, filming continuity shots.
The Beatles fly out of The Bahamas, Caribbean, having completed filming for their movie Help!, and return to the UK.
John Lennon overdubs additional vocals and percussion onto the original tape of the single Help! by The Beatles at the CTS film dubbing studio, London, England, UK.
Cliff Richard admits in the UK press that he buys records by The Beatles, but not by The Rolling Stones.
The world premiere of The Beatles' movie Help!, is held at the London Pavilion, London, England, UK.
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Help! by The Beatles enters the Dutch Top 40 singles chart where it will peak at No1.
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Recording sessions begin for The Beatles' next album, Rubber Soul, with Run For Your Life and Norwegian Wood being started at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
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Jazz pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn records And I Love Her, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, at Bell Sound Studios, New York City.
The Beatles are in Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, recording What Goes On, a song they'd written two years earlier. On the same day, Marianne Faithfull enters the UK singles chart with Yesterday, written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles. Her version will peak at No36.
The current No1 single in the UK is Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out by The Beatles.
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour bus departs from Allsop Place, London, UK. The travellings of the bus will be filmed and released as a tv special.
The Beatles' movie-making company Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd.
Under the patronage of The Beatles' John Lennon, UK band Grapefruit make their debut performance in The Royal Albert Hall, London, supporting the Bee Gees. Also on the bill are Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich.
When 'Magic' Alex Mardas, The Beatles' in-house inventor, gets married in London, John Lennon and Yoko Ono are among the guests.
The Rolling Stones set up and begin filming their ill-fated tv special, Rock And Roll Circus, at Intertel Studios, Wembley, London, UK. Because of work permit problems, Taj Mahal is filmed on this day. Other guests include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Mitch Mitchell and The Who.
The Beatles album, Yellow Submarine, is released in France on Apple Records.
The artist Alan Aldridge presents John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono with a small statue, depicting them naked, as on the cover of their album Two Virgins.
Tim Harper, in the Drake University, Iowa, USA, newspaper, the Times-Delphic, writes a feature entitled 'Is Paul McCartney Dead' which reports Californian college gossip that Paul McCartney of The Beatles had died in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by a lookalike. This is the first published account of what will become known as the 'Paul Is Dead' myth.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles and his wife Linda are featured on the cover of Life magazine.
The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in Argentina on Apple Records.
When Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (including Eric Clapton] play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, they are joined by George Harrison of The Beatles on guitar.
A writ issued on behalf of Paul McCartney by the Chancery Division of the High Court, London, formally begins the legal process which will result in the dissolution of The Beatles.
Paul McCartney plays at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA.
Paul McCartney plays at Veteran's Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release their third album, With A Little Help From Our Friends, featuring guest appearances by John Scofield [guitar], Michael Brecker [saxophone], Randy Brecker [trumpet], and Mike Stern [guitar].
John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for The Beatles' hit All You Need Is Love, sells for £655,000 ($1m) during a sale of memorabilia at The Hippodrome nightclub in London, England, UK.
Paul McCartney releases a new album, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard on Parlophone Records in the UK.
The Sunday Times Rich List is published, showing that Elton John, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger suffered significant drops in their earnings last year because of the global economic downturn. Sir Elton John's wealth decreased by more than a quarter 'a loss of about £175m. Former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney lost about £60m from his £500m fortune, while Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is said to have lost around 16%, leaving him with a personal stash of £190m.
Following the release of The Beatles' catalogue on iTunes, a total of 29 Beatles songs appear in the UK's Official Charts Company top 200 midweek sales flashes, led by Hey Jude at No48.
Ed Sheeran makes his major tv debut with an appearance on the BBC-tv show Later With Jools Holland in London, England, UK, Europe.
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Paul McCartney is presented with his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside the Capitol Records building on Vine Street, Los Angeles, California, USA. Neil Young introduces McCartney at the unveiling ceremony.
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