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A History of The Beatles (Part 3)

Events in Music

Events 201 - 300 of 300

  • 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"

Engagement of Interest

1967-12-25 Beatle Paul McCartney and British actress Jane Asher get engaged; engagement publicly broken six months later

  • 1967-12-26 BBC broadcasts The Beatles psychedelic travelogue "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • 1967-12-30 Beatles' "Hello Goodbye" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • 1968-01-06 Th Beatles' album "Magical Mystery Tour" goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
  • 1968-01-12 Beatles Film Production Ltd changes name to Apple Film Production Ltd

Music History

1968-02-16 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • 1968-02-29 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so
  • 1968-03-13 Beatles release single "Lady Madonna" in the UK
  • 1968-04-02 Beatles form Python Music Ltd
  • 1968-05-14 Beatles announce formation of Apple Corp
  • 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
  • 1968-07-20 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Beatle bassist, singer, and songwriter Paul McCartney on live TV
  • 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

Music History

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

  • 1968-11-22 The Beatles release "The Beatles" (White Album), their only double album
  • 1968-12-28 Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1969-01-02 The Beatles begin rehearsals, while being filmed, for the Let It Be project at Twickenham Film Studios, London
  • 1969-01-30 The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London, England
  • 1969-02-04 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman as general counsel to Apple Records
  • 1969-02-25 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album at Abbey Road Studio, london
  • 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 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • 1969-06-04 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" ((recorded by just John and Paul), backed with George Harrison's song, "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • 1969-06-11 "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" by The Beatles hits #1 in UK; recording involved only John (guitars, vocals, percussion) and Paul (bass, drums, piano, backing voice)
  • 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, their final recordings as a quartet
  • 1969-10-31 George Harrison's "Something" is released by the Beatles as a single in UK, his first "A" side
  • 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' single "Something / Come Together" reaches #1
  • 1969-12-19 Beatle's 7th Christmas fan-club single is released
  • 1970-01-04 Beatles last recording session at Abbey Road studios, completing George Harrison's tune "I Me Mine"; John Lennon was on vacation and did not participate
  • 1970-02-26 The Beatles release "Hey Jude" compilation album in US (originally to be titled "Beatles Again")
  • 1970-03-06 Beatles release single "Let it Be" in UK
  • 1970-04-10 Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles
  • 1970-04-11 Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • 1970-05-08 Beatles release 12th, and final, studio album, "Let It Be", in conjunction with the film of the same name
  • 1970-05-11 "The Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American single release
  • 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
  • 1970-11-27 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass" - it becomes the best selling solo release of any of the Beatles, going 6X Platinum
  • 1970-12-31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles

Music History

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

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

Music Single

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

Music History

1971-08-31 Beatle John Lennon leaves England for the final time, moving to New York City

  • 1972-03-31 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down
  • 1972-08-10 Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when custom official discover a package of hashish
  • 1972-08-18 Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden for 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 (the blue one) goes #1
  • 1974-12-30 Beatles are legally disbanded (4 years after suit was brought)
  • 1976-06-11 Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" compilation LP is released in USA
  • 1976-09-19 New York concert promoter Sid Bernstein offers $230 million to charity for a Beatles reunion; they politely decline
  • 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

Film Premiere

1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

  • 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
  • 1981-06-22 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing former Beatle John Lennon
  • 1982-09-10 Decca releases Beatles audition on "Complete Silver Beatles" album, 20 years after label executives rejected them feeling that "guitar groups are on the way out" and "the Beatles have no future in show business"
  • 1984-01-16 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

Music History

1985-08-10 Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5 million

  • 1986-03-29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1987-02-26 1st release of Beatles on compact disc: "Please Please Me"; "With The Beatles"; "A Hard Day's Night"; and "Beatles For Sale" [1]
  • 1987-10-12 George Harrison releases single "Got My Mind Set On You", becomes his third solo #1 hit, and the last chart-topper by any of the Beatles

Hall of Fame

1988-01-20 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Beach Boys; The Beatles; The Drifters; Bob Dylan; The Supremes; Woody Guthrie; Leadbelly; Les Paul; and Berry Gordy, Jr.

  • 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
  • 1995-03-20 Beatles release single, a cover of Shirelles song, "Baby It's You" (written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David), with late John Lennon as lead singer; 1st Fab Four single in nearly 10 years
  • 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)

Music History

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"

Music History

2021-11-25 Peter Jackson's documentary series "The Beatles: Get Back" premieres on Disney+


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