Beatles

8th November 1969, ‘Something’ the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart. The song has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the second-most covered Beatles song after ‘Yesterday’. Read it […]

Here is a great story about the early days of The Beatles. It has been told for ever. Is it really true….? We sometimes wonder why Oct. 28th is not "Raymond Jones Day". It should be an international holiday. Here's why we say this. According to the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, on Oct. 28, 1961, […]

On Oct. 26, 1965, The Beatles received Members of the British Empire (MBE) medals from Queen Elizabeth II. It was the first time this honor was ever given to a rock band. Not everybody was happy about it. Many former recipients, many of whom were distinguished military personnel, returned their medals in disgust. According to […]

On Sept. 13, 1965, The Beatles released the single "Yesterday" in the US. Even though it was technically a Paul McCartney solo record, The Beatles manager Brian Epstein refused to make it just a Paul records saying "We are not breaking up The Beatles". The song is one of the most recorded songs in the […]

13th Sept 1967, The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around […]

On Sept.11, 1962, The Beatles were in the studio. Here is the story from The Beatles Bible: Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do Itand Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. George Martin […]

…and then they were done…..52 years ago today. On Aug. 29, 1966, The Beatles played their last live gig for a paying audience, winding up their last world tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The show, which ends with a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," is filmed by Beatles press officer Tony […]

On Aug. 22, 1969, The Beatles got together for what would be their last photo session together and the last time they would ever be together for band duties. Thereafter their only meetings were business-related. The shoot took place in the house and grounds of Tittenhurst Park, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home in Sunninghill […]

It was only 7 years with Ringo Starr: We posted earlier about the last Beatles band picture earlier today. Here is a little more about it. The first picture of The Beatles together (with Ringo) was taken on Aug. 22, 1962 in the Cavern Club. 7 years later, on Aug. 22, 1969, the last picture […]

On Aug. 20, 1966, The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and a heavy rain started shortly before they were due to take the stage. The support acts on The Beatles' final tour were The Remains, Bobby […]


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