Beatles

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4th March 1966, John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were […]

The Beatles started filming their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” at London’s Paddington railway station on March 2, 1964. During filming, up and coming Rock Star George Harrison met up and coming teenage actress Pattie Boyd. George fell hard for her. They would marry two years later. Or as Pattie has said, two years […]

The Beatles released the LP “Hey Jude” on Feb. 26, 1970. It was collection of non-album singles and B-sides by the Beatles. It included “I Should Have Known Better” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”, two singles released by Capitol Records whose only previous American album appearance had been on the A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack […]

It may be the most famous chord ever played in music. On Feb. 22, 1967, The Beatles were in Abbey Road Studios working on their song “A Day In The Life”. For the very end of the song, they wanted something unique. They had tried to hum a single chord but that didn’t give them […]

After seeing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in Feb. of 1964, just about everybody who knew how to play and instrument (and probably many more who had no clue) wanted to ‘join in a Rock and Roll band’… Billy Joel was no different. On Feb. 21, 1964, Billy joined his first rock band, […]

When The Beatles finished recording the song “Please Please Me”, producer George Martin said “Gentlemen, you have just recorded your first Number One.” On Feb 16, 1963, “Please Please Me” became the number 1 song in the UK and the first number 1 song by The Beatles. That George Martin fella was pretty smart. There […]

14th February 1961, The Beatles performed at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool where they play a special Valentine’s Day show. Paul McCartney sang Elvis Presley’s ‘Wooden Heart, wearing a wooden heart pinned to his coat, covered with satin and embroidered with the names “John”, “Paul”, “George”, and “Pete”. The heart was raffled off, and the winner […]

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 […]

On Feb. 11, 1963, a cold day in London, The Beatles went into StudioTwo at EMI Studios on Abbey Road. They were there to record thier first album, which would be titled “Please Please Me” in the UK. The session was being produced by George Martin and engineered by Norman Smith. Here is a great […]

10th February 1967, The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of ‘A Day in the Life’. At the Beatles’ request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown’s nose, while another, a fake gorilla’s paw on his bow hand. Others were […]


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