On This Day

A History of The Beatles (Part 2)

Events in Music

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  • 1964-07-10 The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night", their 3rd studio album
  • 1964-07-25 Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1, stays #1 for 14 weeks
  • 1964-08-01 Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1964-08-05 Beatles record a cover of Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone"; not released until 1995's "Anthology"
  • 1964-08-11 "A Hard Days Night" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 1964-08-18 Beatles arrive in San Francisco, 2nd US visit
  • 1964-09-15 The Beatles play at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio; police stop show during third song as some of the crowd climbed on the stage, after a 10 minute delay, and warning audience to stay seated, the concert resumed with the.
  • 1964-09-17 Beatles are paid a then record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)
  • 1964-09-20 Paramount Theater (NYC) presents The Beatles with Steve & Eydie
  • 1964-10-07 The Beatles appear on episode of "Shindig" (ABC-TV) in the US
  • 1964-11-23 Beatles release single "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
  • 1964-12-04 The Beatles release "Beatles For Sale", their fourth studio album

Music History

1964-12-25 George Harrison's girlfriend Pattie Boyd attacked by female Beatle fans

  • 1964-12-26 Beatles' "I Feel Fine" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1965-01-09 Beatles '65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1965-02-20 Beatles record "That Means A Lot"; unhappy with the results, it was given to P.J. Proby to record, the Beatles version was unreleased until 1996 on Anthology 2
  • 1965-02-24 Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
  • 1965-03-13 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1965-03-17 Beatles announce their second film is titled "8 Arms to Hold You" ; later changed to "Help!"
  • 1965-04-09 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
  • 1965-04-13 The Beatles record their single "Help!"
  • 1965-04-13 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win
  • 1965-05-09 The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert, at the Royal Albert Hall in London
  • 1965-05-22 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
  • 1965-06-12 The Beatles are awarded a MBE
  • 1965-06-14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
  • 1965-07-10 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1965-07-23 The Beatles' single "Help" is released in the UK
  • 1965-07-29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1965-08-06 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!"
  • 1965-08-11 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Music History

1965-08-15 Beatles play to their largest crowd of over 55,000 at Shea Stadium, New York City; among those in attending were future wives Barbara Bach and Linda Eastman [1] [2]

  • 1965-08-27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home
  • 1965-09-04 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1965-09-11 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

Music Single

1965-09-13 Beatles release single "Yesterday" - just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

  • 1965-09-13 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
  • 1965-09-25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • 1965-09-26 Queen Elizabeth decorates the Beatles with Order of the British Empire
  • 1965-10-09 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1965-10-20 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"
  • 1965-10-26 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • 1965-12-03 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1965-12-03 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom
  • 1965-12-12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain at Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1966-01-08 The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • 1966-01-08 The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1966-02-28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool, England closes

Music History

1966-03-04 John Lennon says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

  • 1966-03-25 Beatles pose for photographer Robert Whitaker with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for album cover of "Yesterday & Today", it is later pulled from circulation and replaced with a different photo
  • 1966-05-01 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
  • 1966-05-30 The Beatles release single "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" in US; "Rain" featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out
  • 1966-06-10 The Beatles release single "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" in UK; "Rain" featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out
  • 1966-06-25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1966-06-30 The Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour

Music History

1966-07-04 Beatles attacked in the Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

  • 1966-07-30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1966-07-31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
  • 1966-08-03 South African government bans Beatle records
  • 1966-08-05 The Beatles release their "Revolver" album in the UK
  • 1966-08-05 The Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in the UK
  • 1966-08-08 South African Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
  • 1966-08-09 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • 1966-08-12 Last Beatle concert tour of North America begins with two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-08-14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • 1966-08-20 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • 1966-08-21 1st concert at Busch Memorial Stadium: The Beatles (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • 1966-08-22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • 1966-08-29 The Beatles' last public concert before a crowd of 25,000, and 7,000 unsold seats, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
  • 1966-09-10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK
  • 1966-12-16 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK
  • 1967-01-27 The Beatles sign a 9 year worldwide contract with EMI records
  • 1967-02-17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"

Grammy Awards

1967-03-02 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

  • 1967-03-17 British harpist Shiela Bromberg plays with string section for the Sgt. Pepper track "She's Leaving Home", becomes the first female to perform on a Beatles recording
  • 1967-03-18 Beatles' "Penny Lane" single goes #1
  • 1967-03-30 Cover picture of Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album is photographed by Michael Cooper
  • 1967-04-19 Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years (they don't)
  • 1967-05-20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • 1967-05-26 EMI rush releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in London and select markets in the UK, prior to nation-wide release; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • 1967-06-01 EMI releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" nation-wide in the UK; it goes to number one for 22 weeks in the UK
  • 1967-06-02 Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the US; it is their first album with identical track listings in US and UK, and goes to number one for 15 weeks in US, 22 weeks in UK
  • 1967-06-25 First global satellite television program: "Our World" broadcast features 19 acts representing 19 nations including The Beatles singing "All You Need Is Love"
  • 1967-07-01 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks
  • 1967-07-07 Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
  • 1967-07-24 The Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
  • 1967-08-19 The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" single goes #1

Music History

1967-08-25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • 1967-09-11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1967-10-07 Beatles turn down $1 million offer by Sid Berstein for a return performance at Shea Stadium in NYC
  • 1967-11-17 Beatles Ltd & Apple Music Ltd swap names
  • 1967-11-22 BBC unofficially bans "I Am the Walrus" by Beatles, due to the suggestive lyric “Boy, you've been a naughty girl you let your knickers down."
  • 1967-11-27 The Beatles release their album "Magical Mystery Tour" in US; issued as an EP in UK in December
  • 1967-12-07 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • 1967-12-08 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" EP is released in UK; issued in US as an album, including additional singles from 1967
  • 1967-12-11 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group - Grapefruit
  • 1967-12-15 The Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"

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