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Mary McCartney, mother of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, dies of cancer at the Northern Hospital, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. Paul will pay tribute to her in his 1969 composition Let It Be with the words, "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom".
The Quarrymen play a gig in Liverpool, UK. The group includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who will later form The Beatles.
The Silver Beatles (later to become The Beatles] visit The Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool, UK, where they meet Pete Best, who will become their drummer.
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.
Operation Big Beat II, headlined by The Beatles, is staged at The Tower Ballroom , New Brighton, Wallasey, England, UK, Europe. Other featured acts include Emile Ford, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and Davy Jones. [Earlier in the day, The Beatles have also played at The Casbah Club in Liverpool.]
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The Beatles play their first gig in the south of England, in a so-called Battle Of The Bands, at The Palais Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK, Europe, to an audience of just eighteen teenagers, because the local newspaper failed to run an advertisement for the show. The other band in the battle is Ivor Jay And The Jaywalkers.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, and at The Casbah, Liverpool, UK.
The Beatles play at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, Gloucester, UK.
The Beatles play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by The Swinging Blue Genes [later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans] and The Fourmost.
The Beatles' EP (extended play) Los Beatles No1 is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles issue their latest single, Can't Buy Me Love, in the USA, with advance orders of 2.1m copies.
Wax replicas of The Beatles are put on display at Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, London, UK.
The Beatles are in The Scala Theatre, London, UK, filming sequences for their upcoming movie, A Hard Day's Night.
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A trailer for the film A Hard Day's Night is shot at Twickenham Film Studios, featuring all four of The Beatles in prams.
The All My Loving EP by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
The Beatles single All My Loving is released in Argentina, South America, on Odeon Pops Records.
The Beatles play at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Beatles release a new single, I Feel Fine/She's A Woman, in Japan on Odeon Records.
During a European tour, The Beatles play at The Palais Des Expositions, Nice, France.
That Means A Lot by P.J. Proby (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles), is released as a single in the USA.
The Beatles album Rubber Soul is released in Germany on Odeon Records.
Count Basie and his Orchestra begin three days of recording songs by The Beatles for the album Basie's Beatle Bag at Sunset Recorders, Hollywood, California.
The Beatles are in EMI's Abbey Road Studio 2, London, England, UK, Europe, completing overdubs for the songs Here, There And Everywhere and Got to Get You into My Life.
City authorities in Munich, Germany, Europe, begin action to extract an 'entertainment tax' from The Beatles, relating to their recent concerts in the city. Music is normally exempt from tax in Germany, but the authorities argue that in this case The Beatles' music is "incidental to the shouting and stamping of the audience, which it is designed to achieve."
The Beatles' seventh studio album, Revolver, is released in Spain, Europe, on Odeon Records.
When Donovan plays at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, the concert includes a 12-minute long piece of orchestrated ballet music written by Donovan. Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles attend the gig.
Carla Thomas, in the UK as part of the Stax/Volt Soul Concert Sensation 67 package tour, plays a warm-up gig backed by Booker T And The MG's, at The Bag O'Nails, London, England, UK, Europe, where she meets Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
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A superstar gathering takes place at a recording session for the album McGough And McGear, under the supervision of The Beatles' Paul McCartney, at De Lane Lea Studios. In the studio are Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash of The Hollies, Dave Mason of Traffic and Zoot Money.
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The Beatles continue working on the songs Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Revolution, in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beatles come to the end of recording sessions for their album/documentary film Let It Be in Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon of The Beatles, and Yoko Ono, appear on David Frost's UK tv chat show to discuss their exhibition, You Are Here.
Get Back by The Beatles, with Billy Preston on organ, spends the first of five weeks at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. On the same day it also goes to No1 in the Cash Box magazine chart of the best-selling singles in the USA, and in the Canadian Singles Chart.
The Beatles continue to work in EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, on Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight and You Never Give Me Your Money.
The Plastic Ono Band, a group recently formed by John Lennon of The Beatles, releases its new single, Instant Karma, in the USA.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles overdubs a piano part onto The End at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg begins recording tracks in The Record Plant, New York City, USA, for an album funded by The Beatles' Apple Records. Bob Dylan plays guitar, piano and organ on some tracks.
Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential artist of the 20th century, dies of a heart attack in Mougins, France, Europe, while he and his wife Jacqueline are entertaining friends for dinner. His final words are "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink any more." which will, later the same year, inspire the song Picasso's Last Words by Paul McCartney And Wings. Another celebrated - although somewhat fanciful - song about Picasso is Pablo Picasso by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers.
To wish John Lennon a happy 40th birthday, his wife Yoko Ono hires an aeroplane to write Happy Birthday in the sky above their home in The Dakota Building, New York City, USA.
Ringo Starr spends the last of three days recording with Ronnie Wood (of The Rolling Stones) at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his album tentatively titled Can't Fight Lightning. By the time it is released, it will be called Stop And Smell The Roses.
Yoko Ono officially opens Strawberry Fields, a teardrop-shaped John Lennon memorial garden in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Andy Warhol visits Yoko Ono in the Dakota building, New York City, USA, to attend Sean Lennon's ninth birthday. Harry Nilsson leads the guests in singing For He's A Jolly Good Fellow.
George Harrison attends a private screening of the Handmade Films movie A Private Function, in London, England, UK, Europe.
With So Emotional, Whitney Houston becomes the first woman to score six consecutive US No1 hits, a feat previously achieved only by The Beatles and The Bee Gees.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band, which includes Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren plays at Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Paul McCartney with U2 is the highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, entering at No48. Mariah Carey remains at No1 with We Belong Together.
An studded glove worn by Michael Jackson during his Bad Tour, is bought for $300,000 (£191,220) at an auction in Julien's, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. A military-style jacket worn by John Lennon for a 1966 Life magazine photo shoot, sold for $240,000 (£153,000), and also on sale at the same event were an X-ray of Albert Einstein's brain and a pair of Marilyn Monroe's empty prescription bottles.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attend the world premiere of the Martin Scorsese documentary film, Living In The Material World, about the life of The Beatles' guitarist George Harrison, at the British Film Institute (BFI) on the South bank, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon And Charlotte Kemp Muhl) play at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
When Paul McCartney plays at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA, he is joined by his former drummer from The Beatles, Ringo Starr.