Beatles

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On July 30, 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months. The band and its friends had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, and 50 years ago today, the Apple Boutique employees were instructed to simply let people […]

On July 29, 1965, Princess Margaret went to see the premier of a new movie in London. The movie was “Help!”, the 2nd film by The Beatles. “Help!” the movie was released in the UK 53 years ago today…. and it got a royal welcome. How many times have you seen it and did you […]

19th July 1967, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All You Need Is Love’ the group’s 12th UK No.1 single. The Beatles had been selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for […]

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, […]


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