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The Beatles

The Beatles play the twenty-fifth night of a lengthy residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany.
At The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, Germany, Europe, The Beatles play the penultimate gig of their first German trip.
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.
Rory Storm And The Hurricanes play at The Blue Penguin Club, St. John's Hall, Bootle, Merseyside, England, UK, Europe. Their drummer, Ringo Starr, will go on to greater fame as a member of The Beatles.
The Beatles join forces with Gerry and the Pacemakers to play a joint performance at the Town Hall, Litherland, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Aintree Institute, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play at Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
In the early hours of the morning, after a disastrous gig in Aldershot, The Beatles cheer themselves up with a visit to The Blue Gardenia Club in Soho, London, England, UK, before driving home to Liverpool. They choose the Blue Gardenia because it is owned by their friend Brian Cassar, formerly of Cass And The Cassanovas.
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Three major UK concert promoters, Arthur Howes, Paul Cave and Harold Fielding, contact The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, all vying for contracts to present Beatles shows at seaside resorts in the summer.
The Beatles play a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by an evening show at The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey.
The Beatles continue their seven-week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles audition for record producer Ron Richards, standing in for George Martin, at EMI's Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe, studio.
The Beatles play two shows. First is The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, at lunchtime, and The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, in the evening.
At Dawson's Music Shop, Widnes, UK, The Beatles make their first promotional record signing appearance. They also play a live show at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, UK.
Acker Bilk is presented with three Billboard Awards during his appearance on the ABC-tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars in Birmingham, England, UK, Europe. In attendance at the presentation of the awards are John Lennon of The Beatles, Alma Cogan, The Brook Brothers, Frankie Vaughan, Mike Berry, Sam Costa, Chris Barber and presenter Brian Matthew.
The Beatles record an appearance for tv show Scene At 6.30 in Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Big Three and Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas play in a Mersey Beat Showcase concert organised by Brian Epstein at The Majestic, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe.
Tommy Quickly releases a new single, Tip Of My Tongue, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, in the UK.
The Beatles single, She Loves You, is released in Germany, Europe, on Odeon Records.
The Beatles appear on the cover of British pop newspaper the NME (New Musical Express) to promote their current No1 single, She Love You.
The No1 single in the UK as the year begins is I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles.
Athur Howes, booking agent for The Kinks, watches The Beatles perform Long Tall Sally at L'Olympia in Paris, France, Europe. The following morning he places a call to London instructing The Kinks to record the song as their debut single.
During their three-week series of concerts at L'Olympia, Paris, France, Europe, The Beatles are scheduled to record a German version of I Want To Hold Your Hand in the local EMI studio, but they don't turn up.
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This Boy by The Beatles returns to No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
The Beatles release a new single, Do You Want To Know A Secret/Thank You Girl on Odeon Records in the USA.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
The Beatles release a new single, A Hard Days Night / Things We Said Today on Parlophone Records in Sweden, Europe.
Religious organisations often claim that on this day the US magazine The Saturday Evening Post quotes The Beatles' press officer Derek Taylor as saying, "They're [The Beatles] completely anti-Christ. I mean, I am anti-Christ as well, but they're so anti-Christ they shock me which isn't an easy thing." However, there was no edition of Saturday Evening Post on this date, because it was a Thursday. An article about The Beatles by Al Aronowitz, did appear on the 8th August, but as far as can be ascertained, the Derek Taylor quote does not appear in that article.
A Cellarful Of Noise, the autobiography of Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (ghost-written by The Beatles' PR-man Derek Taylor) is published by Souvenir Press in the UK.
The Esquires record Matkalippu - a Finnish language version of The Beatles' song Ticket To Ride - for Decca Records in Finland, Europe.
The Animals, Peter And Gordon, Brenda Lee, The Beau Brummels appear on tv show Hullabaloo in the USA, performing The Beatles' composition Yesterday.
The Everly Brothers play at the City Hall, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe, in the Brian Epstein-promoted Star Scene 65 tour, supported by Liverpool hitmakers Cilla Black and Billy J. Kramer.
Gene Pitney starts a 22 date British tour, along with Peter And Gordon, Lulu and The Rockin' Berries, at The Granada, Walthamstow, England, UK, Europe.
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You've Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Silkie, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No10.
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The Jefferson Airplane becomes the first San Francisco hippy band to land a record contract when they sign to RCA Records.
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It is reported that in its first nine days on sale in the USA, The Beatles' album Rubber Soul has sold 1.2m copies, breaking every sales record previously established by the group.
Fifty Beatles fans are special guests in Twickenham Film Studios, Twickenham, London, UK, at a live recording of The Beatles new single Hey Jude on the tv show Frost On Sunday, hosted by David Frost.
The Beatles begin recording sessions at Trident Studios in London, England, UK, Europe, which will result in their eleventh album, Abbey Road. During this session the group records a backing track for I Want You (She's So Heavy) with Billy Preston accompanying them on Hammond organ.
The Beatles are given an Ivor Novello Award for Hey Jude in London, England, UK, Europe.
George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, working on Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight.
With Yoko Ono tied up in a canvas sack, John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band makes its UK debut with the Peace For Christmas concert at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe. George Harrison joins the couple onstage.
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Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart make brief cameo appearances in rock movie Breaking Glass, which opens in the UK on this day, starring Hazel O'Connor as punk singer Kate. Zoot Money and Gary Holton have featured roles in the film.
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George Harrison appears briefly on the BBC1 tv show Film 83 to promote Bullshot, a new film made by his company, Handmade, starring Billy Connolly.
John Lennon releases the single Nobody Told Me in the USA.
In Barbados, Caribbean, West Indies, Paul and Linda McCartney are fined $100 each for possession of marijuana.
A memorial concert for the recently deceased Jeff Porcaro, drummer of Toto, is held at the Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA. An all-star lineup includes Don Henley, Michael McDonald, George Harrison, David Crosby, Eddie Van Halen, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen and the surviving members of Toto. The proceeds of the concert are used to establish an educational trust fund for Porcaro's sons.
Garbage release their eponymous debut album in the UK. On the same day, Paul McCartney flies to America with his wife Linda, to promote her new book, Linda's Kitchen.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On his Out There tour, Paul McCartney plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.