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18th March 1967, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 single with 'Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever'. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near Lennon's house, in Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the centre […]

11th February 1964, The Beatles made their live concert debut in the US at the Washington Coliseum. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud stuck a bullet in each ear as ear plugs. The Beatles had to stop […]

Fifty years ago today – January 30, 1969 – The Beatles played in public for the very last time. For a detailed and enlightening account of events surrounding their famous rooftop concert, get yourself a copy of Tony Barrell’s paperback https://bit.ly/2DInLrA Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161190547260167

31st January 1967, The Beatles spent a second day at Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, England to complete filming for the 'Strawberry Fields Forever' promotional video. The film was shot in colour, for the benefit of the US market, since UK television was still broadcasting only in black and white. Taking time out from filming John […]

29th November 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here […]

50 years old today: The Beatles‘ magnificent White Album. How The Beatles’ White Album changed everything Link to original article here

22nd November 1968, The Beatles double White Album was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album. Do you have a favourite track from The […]

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 […]


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