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The Beatles

Liverpool, UK, skiffle group The Quarrymen play their first live show with new guitarist George Harrison, who will find greater success as a member of The Beatles.
Having failed all his exams except art, future guitarist of The Beatles, George Harrison leaves school, planning to find a job to support him while playing with local Liverpool, UK, group The Quarrymen. On the same day, Ricky Nelson releases a new single, Sweeter Than You, on Imperial Records in the USA.
The Beatles continue their 58-night residency at The Kaiserkeller, Hamburg, during their first visit to Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Beatles, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, The Big Three, Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes and Derry And The Seniors play at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles continue their 92 day residency at The Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Town Hall, Litherland, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles begin a two-week holiday in Paris, France, during which they are persuaded to re-style their hair in a fashion similar to their friend, the photographer Jurgen Vollmer. This will prove to be the prototype of the hairstyle later to become internationally famed as The Beatle Cut.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles are on holiday in Paris, France, Europe.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles play two concerts on this day. First is a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Then, in the evening they play at The Village Hall, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
The Bats, a group featuring Stuart Sutcliffe, former bassist of The Beatles, plays at the LiLaLe festival, Hochschule, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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 at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play at Heswall Jazz Club, in the Barnston Women's Institute, Wirral, UK. Also on the bill are Gerry And The Pacemakers.
The Beatles record She Loves You and I'll Get You at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Polydor Records releases a single, Why/Cry For A Shadow, by The Beatles with Tony Sheridan. Both tracks were recorded in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, before the group became famous.
A Gold Disc is awarded by the R.I.A.A. in the USA to The Beatles Second Album by The Beatles.
George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles are on holiday in Papeete, Tahiti, with their wives.
During a world tour, The Beatles fly from Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, via London, UK, to Hong Kong, Asia. John Lennon's Aunt Mimi joins them at the airport in London and flies on with them to Hong Kong.
Jazz vibes player Gary McFarland records I Want To Hold Your Hand (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles) in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Time magazine in America dismisses The Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night, as rubbish which should be avoided at all costs.
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WABC Radio in New York City announces its All American Survey popular music chart for this week, as follows :
  1. House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  2. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
  3. Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) - The Shangri-Las
  4. Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
  5. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
  6. Bread and Butter - The Newbeats
  7. Save It For Me - The 4 Seasons
  8. Because - The Dave Clark Five
  9. C'Mon and Swim - Bobby Freeman
  10. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
In New York City, at the end of a tour of the USA, The Beatles' PR man, Derek Taylor, quits his job because he is finding it difficult to work with their manager, Brian Epstein.
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Ringo Starr of The Beatles is among the judges at the National Beat Group Competition, Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, UK. Other judges include Cilla Black, Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, Billy Hatton of The Fourmost, Linda Lewis and deejay Alan Freeman.
John Lennon of The Beatles records part of an appearance on UK tv show Not Only
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, takes out a lease on The Saville Theatre in London, England, UK, where he will begin staging rock shows.
The Beatles fly from Heathrow, London, England, UK, to New York City, USA, to begin their third tour of the US. On arrival, they hang out with Bob Dylan in the Warwick Hotel.
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The Beatles play at Fulton County Stadium (aka Atlanta Stadium), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Beatles record Michelle in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London.
'Another Beatles Christmas Show', starring The Beatles, opens at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK. It runs until 16 January, with support acts including Freddie And The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Elkie Brooks, Sounds Incorporated , The Mike Cotton Sound and Jimmy Savile as compere.
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Brass parts are overdubbed onto The Beatles song Good Morning Good Morning at EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK, Europe.
Vocal, piano and saxophone overdubs are added to The Beatles' track Lady Mad onna at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles album Abbey Road is released in the USA.
Ringo Starr of The Beatles is recording his vocals for Stardust, to appear on his solo album Sentimental Journey, at Wessex Sound Studios, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones fire their business manager, Allen Klein, who also managed the business affairs of The Beatles for some time. In 1974, inspired by Klein's underhanded financial dealings John Lennon will write Steel And Glass about him, including the lines, "Your mother left you when you were small/ but you're gonna wish you weren't born at all." Also, the demo version of George Harrison's song Beware Of Darkness, from his album All Things Must Pass, is said to contain the following lines, "Watch out now, Take care, beware of soft shoe shufflers, Dancing down the sidewalks, Pushing you in puddles in the dead of night, Beware of ABKCO", in reference to Klein.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed by Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn for the radical left wing publication, Red Mole, in their Tittenhurst Park home near Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK, Europe. The next day, inspired by the ideas put forward in the interview, Lennon will write his song Power To The People.
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Bob Dylan, John Lennon and George Harrison are in the audience at Madison Square Garden when Elvis Presley plays his first concert in New York City, USA.
John Lennon spends the fourth of five days in Record Plant East Studios, New York City, USA, recording tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins.
After nine days in a Japanese jail, Paul McCartney returns to London, England, UK, Europe, vowing, "I'll never smoke marijuana again."
Imagine by John Lennon reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, for the first of four weeks.
On their Warming Up The Band tour, Nightfly play at The Whitehouse, Whitehaven, England, UK, Europe. The recently-formed band includes former Whitesnake guitarist Micky Moody and Zak Starkey, son of The Beatles' Ringo Starr.
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band plays in The Castle, Charlevoix, Michigan, USA.
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band play in Sacramento, California, USA.
Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Lifehouse are among the artists performing live at the My VH1 Music Awards show which is broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA. Gwen Stefani, Jewel and Dave Matthews are also in attendance. Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi perform a tribute to the recently deceased George Harrison of The Beatles.
Dwight Twilley releases The Beatles (A Tribute) Deluxe Edition, an LP featuring nineteen covers of songs by The Beatles.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays the second of two nights at the River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
The Dukes Of September (including Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) and Boz Scaggs, play at the Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC), in Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA.
Ringo Starr cancels a June concert in Cary, North Carolina, USA, to register his opposition to a state law that discriminates against transgender residents