Beatles

4th July 1966, The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos’ family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub […]

The Beatles’ LP, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” became the #1 LP in the US on July 1, 1967. It stayed there for 15 weeks. When is the last time you listened to this record all the way through in one sitting? It’s kind of hard to believe that this album is 51 years […]

30th June 1966, The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in […]

The Beatles released their third LP (kinda) “A Hard Day’s Night” in the US on June 26, 1964. The American version of the album was released with a different track listing than the LP that would be released in the UK a couple of weeks later. In 2012, “A Hard Day’s Night” was voted 307th […]

Everything is broadcast via satellite today. Of course it wasn’t always that way. On June 25, 1967, the world’s first worldwide satellite broadcast entitled “Our World”, which features performances from all over the globe, aired the live English portion of the program which featured The Beatles. The band used the event to introduce their new […]

23rd June 1966, The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with ‘Paperback Writer’ / ‘Rain.’ The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It […]

By June of 1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein was working hard to get the band more exposure by having them open for more established acts. On June 21 of that year, Brian arranged to have the lads open for Bruce Channel of “Hey! Baby!” fame at the Tower Ballroom, in New Brighton, England. Backstage, […]

The Beatles released their LP “Yesterday and Today” on June 15, 1966. (Some sources say the 14th, others say the 20th). The album featured a cover by photographer Robert Whitaker where the group, dressed in butcher smocks, is surrounded by decapitated baby dolls and raw meat. There were some people who weren’t very happy about […]

17th June 1965, Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. They also recorded ‘Act Naturally’ for Ringo’s vocal contribution on the ‘Help!’ album and the song ‘Wait’, in four takes. […]

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia on June 12, 1964 to start their tour there. It is said that about 250,000 fans were there, well along the 10 mile ride from the airport to the hotel, to meet them. It was the biggest greeting that the Lads had ever got. Well for 3 of the […]


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