Beatles

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 […]

“It was 51 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…..” The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” LP on June 1, 1967. When the band started recording this record, they had already made the decision to not play live shows anymore. That gave them the freedom to make music […]

On May 30, 1964, The Beatles had new competition in album sales. That was the day that The Rolling Stones released their debut LP titled “The Rolling Stones” and subtitled “England’s Newest Hit Makers” in the US. The American version was different from the version released in the UK in that the UK album cover […]


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