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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 […]

14th June 1964, Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people […]

The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada (including The Beatles’ Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one […]

Here’s a decision to make. Be the drummer for The Beatles or drive a forklift. On June 11, 1960, Tommy Moore, who at that time was the drummer for The Beatles was faced with the choice of staying in the band or going back to driving a forklift. Tommy choose to drive the forklift and […]

For at least 1 day in New York, Grand Funk Railroad was bigger than The Beatles. It had taken the Beatles 80 days to sell out the Shea Stadium. It had taken Grand Funk only 72 hours. According to stadium police officials, “It looked like World series fever all over again.” In short, when tickets […]


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