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The Beatles

Mimi Smith is born in Liverpool, UK. Known to music fans worldwide as Aunt Mimi, she will become the surrogate mother to John Lennon of The Beatles.
The Kingston Trio have four albums in the Billboard Top Ten in the USA. This achievement will not be matched again until The Beatles come along in the mid-60s.
The Beatles begin a three month engagement at The Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles play at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool, England, UK, 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 record tracks, including My Bonnie and The Saints, with Tony Sheridan for Bert Kaempfert of Polydor Records in The Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. They also record two tracks without him, laying down Ain't She Sweet and Cry For A Shadow.
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At 4.30, local rock'n'roll combo The Beatles attend a meeting at NEMS, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, to discuss the possibility of record shop owner Brian Epstein managing the group.
George Harrison of The Beatles rejoins the rest of the group in Hamburg, Germany, Europe, where they are shortly to start a residency at The Star Club.
The Beatles fly back to London, UK, at the end of a seven-week residency at The Star Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and his brother Clive form NEMS Enterprises, in Liverpool, UK.
George Harrison of The Beatles meets model Pattie Boyd for the first time, on during shooting for The Beatles'film A Hard Day's Night. They will marry, and she will inspire such Harrison songs as Something, I Need You and Think For Yourself. Later she will have an affair with and then marry Eric Clapton and will become the subject of his songs Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad?.
Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles, is interviewed for the BBC radio show Frankly Speaking.
The Beatles are filming sequences for their first movie, A Hard Day's Night, in The Scala Theatre, London, UK.
A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single A World Without Love by Peter And Gordon. The song was written by Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The Beatles' musical contributions to the Rediffusion tv special Around The Beatles are recorded at IBC Studios, London, UK.
The Beatles have a full dress rehearsal for their upcoming Rediffusion tv special Around The Beatles, at Rediffusion Studios, Wembley, London, UK.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of The Beatles are on holiday in the Virgin Islands.
P.S. I Love You by The Beatles peaks at No10 on the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Jazz vibes player Gary McFarland records She Loves You (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles] in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
US music trade magazine Billboard reports that The Beatles' new film, A Hard Day's Night, has already made its production costs back on sales of the soundtrack album. This is believed to be a first in cross-marketing history.
A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Cilla Black releases a new single in the UK, It's For You, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
While in their hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, Paul McCartney of The Beatles has a telephone conversation with Elvis Presley.
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Around The Beatles TV Special, filmed in London by Jack Good during the previous Spring, finally airs on American TV with guest stars Cilla Black , P.J. Proby and Millie Small.
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Another Beatles Christmas Show, hosted by UK radio deejay Jimmy Savile, and featuring The Beatles, The Yardbirds, Freddie And The Dreamers, Sounds Incorporated and Elkie Brooks, continues its seasonal run at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
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On a privately chartered BOAC Boeing 707, The Beatles fly to the Bahamas and book in to the Balmoral Club, Cable Beach, to begin filming their second movie, Help!
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The Beatles record an appearance on UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars in Alpha Television Studios, Birmingham, UK.
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A UK Silver Disc is awarded to the single Ticket To Ride by The Beatles.
The Beatles are in Twickenham Film Studios, St Margaret's, Twickenham, UK, filming a sequence for the film Help!, in which Paul McCartney is reduced to three inches in height.
The Beatles' publicist Tony Barrow writes to DJ Paul Drew of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, who will travel with the Beatles during their 1964 and 1965 American tours. Barrow states, "I refer to your application to travel with The Beatles while they are in America next month. I am pleased to say that a place has been reserved for you on the charter aircraft. I shall look forward to meeting you in New York."
The Beatles meet Elvis Presley at his house on Perugia Way, Bel Air, Hollywood, California, USA.
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Paul McCartney of The Beatles attends the Mike Leander-produced recording of Marianne Faithfull's version of Yesterday, at Decca Studios, London.
The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein provides Sullivan Productions in New York City with the first print of the tv-film, The Beatles At Shea Stadium.
The Beatles play at the ABC Cinema, Ardwick, Manchester, UK, supported by The Moody Blues. During the day, they meet with producer Walter Shenson to discuss a film project, A Talent For Loving, which is later abandoned.
The Beatles single Michelle is released in Argentina on Odeon Pops Records.
Jimmy Mack by Martha And The Vandellas reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA. The song was inspired by the recent death of songwriter Ronnie Mack, best known for his song He's So Fine, a huge hit for The Chiffons in 1963, and later the subject of a celebrated plagiarism lawsuit in which it was ruled that George Harrison of The Beatles had unconsciously used Ronnie Mack's melody for his 1971 song My Sweet Lord.
Four Grammy Awards go to The Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Glen Campbell wins Best Vocal Performance (male) and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal performance for By The Time I Get To Phoenix. A pre-awards dinner event is held in The Hilton Hotel, New York City, USA, with music provided by The Mothers Of Invention and The Woody Herman Orchestra.


Record of the Year - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Album of the Year - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Song of the Year - Up, Up and Away, written by Jimmy L. Webb

Best New artist – Bobbie Gentry

Best Vocal Performance, Male - By the Time I Get To Phoenix by Glen Campbell

Best Vocal Performance, Female – Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry

Best Performance By a Vocal Group - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Single - Up, Up and Away by 5th Dimension

Best Contemporary Album : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording – Respect by Aretha Franklin

Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance – Soul Man by Sam And Dave

Best Country and Western Song – Gentle On My Mind, written by John Hartford.

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At this year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, Up Up And Away by The 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.
Pete Best, former drummer of The Beatles wins a defamation lawsuit arising from remarks Ringo Starr had made in a 1965 Playboy interview.
Delaney And Bonnie And Friends (including Eric Clapton] play the last of three nights at the Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. George Harrison of The Beatles also plays guitar with them at this concert.
Paul McCartney is undertaking three weeks of recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yoko Ono donates £250,000 to the Strawberry Field old people's home in Liverpool, UK, which had inspired The Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever.
Michael Jackson pays $47m to acquire the ATV Music catalogue, which includes most of the songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The first action taken after the purchase is to make all employees of the company redundant.
5. The Carpenters release a new single, Ticket To Ride, in the USA on A+M Records. The song is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 'buries' a stainless steel time capsule in honour of John Lennon of The Beatles in its archives. The capsule, containing CDs, DVDs, books and two notes written by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, is scheduled to be re-opened thirty years later.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band play at Lunden, Horsens, Denmark, Europe.