Today in Beatles History (Part 3)

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  • 1968-05-23 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
  • 1968-05-30 Beatles begin work on their only double album "Beatles"
  • 1968-07-17 The Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1968-07-31 The Beatles close Apple Boutique in London, giving clothes away for free
  • 1968-08-11 Beatles launch "Apple Records" label
  • 1968-08-23 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).
  • 1968-08-26 "Hey Jude" single released by the Beatles in US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013)
  • 1968-08-30 1st record released on Apple label in UK is The Beatles single "Hey Jude"
  • 1968-09-28 Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1968-10-14 Beatles "White Album" completed

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1968-11-09 Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles single "With a Little Help From My Friends" becomes No. 1 single in the UK

Rocker Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker
  • 1968-11-22 Beatles release "Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1968-12-28 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1969-01-30 The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London
  • 1969-02-04 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman as general counsel to Apple Records
  • 1969-02-25 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album

  • 1969-03-01 After 88 weeks, the Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" drops off the charts
  • 1969-05-24 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1969-06-04 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • 1969-06-11 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK
  • 1969-08-08 The Beatles are photographed by Iain MacMillan crossing the street as they walk away from EMI Studios, for the cover of their "Abbey Road" album. [1]
  • 1969-08-22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • 1969-09-26 The Beatles release "Abbey Road" album

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1969-10-31 George Harrison's "Something" is released by the Beatles as a single in UK, his first "A" side

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 1969-11-01 The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • 1969-11-11 Beatles with Billy Preston release "Get Back" in UK
  • 1969-11-29 The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
  • 1969-12-19 Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • 1970-01-04 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • 1970-02-26 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
  • 1970-03-06 Beatles release single "Let it Be" in UK

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1970-04-10 Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1970-04-11 Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1970-05-07 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
  • 1970-05-08 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • 1970-05-13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

  • 1970-05-18 Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be", released in US
  • 1970-05-20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • 1970-06-13 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1970-06-13 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1970-12-31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles

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1971-01-19 The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1971-03-03 South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles

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1971-08-13 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1972-03-31 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
  • 1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
  • 1972-09-20 Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm
  • 1973-03-08 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined £100 for growing cannabis
  • 1973-05-26 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
  • 1974-12-30 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
  • 1976-06-11 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA
  • 1976-09-20 Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion
  • 1977-04-06 Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • 1977-05-06 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • 1977-05-25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
  • 1977-05-31 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • 1977-06-16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • 1979-09-09 Sid Bernstein offers $½ billion for a Beatle reunion
  • 1979-10-17 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances
  • 1979-10-18 "Beatlemania" opens in London
  • 1980-03-24 Capitol Records releases some rare Beatles tracks on the LP "Rarites"
  • 1980-05-17 Paul & Linda McCartney appear on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1981-02-06 Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
  • 1982-09-10 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
  • 1984-01-16 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

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1985-08-10 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle song) for $47 million

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1986-03-29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1987-02-26 1st release of Beatles compact discs
  • 1987-10-12 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"; it would become his third solo number 1 hit, and the last by any of the Beatles
  • 1994-10-31 American jam band Phish performs The Beatles "White Album" as a musical costume during a show at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.
  • 1994-11-30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

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1995-03-20 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, released, 1st Fab Four single in nearly 10 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1995-11-19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1995-11-20 "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
  • 1995-11-21 New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
  • 1997-03-11 Beatle Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2000-11-13 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

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2018-07-10 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"

Singer-Songwriter Drake

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