Beatles

6th Oct 1969, George Harrison’s song ‘Something’ was released as the “A” side of a Beatles’ 45, a first for Harrison. Along with Lennon and McCartney’s ‘Come Together’, the single went on reach No.1 on the US chart the following month. Both tracks were lifted from the Abbey Road album. https://youtu.be/UelDrZ1aFeY The Beatles – Something […]

28th Sept 1968, The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hey Jude’. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon’s son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968. In 1996, Julian paid £25,000 for the recording notes to the song […]

27th Sept 1967, Working on new songs The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’, and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Fool On The Hill.’ Lennon received a letter from a pupil at Quarry Bank High School, that mentioned an English teacher was making his class analyse Beatles' […]

25th Sept 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' (Harrison's first A-side single), and 'Here Comes The Sun'. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of […]

10th Sept 1966, The Beatles started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Revolver the group's ninth US chart topper. The title ' Revolver ', like Rubber Soul before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind of handgun as well as the "revolving" motion of the record as it […]

8th Sept 1968, The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles' record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, 'Hey Jude' was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the […]

5th Sept 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/i-am-the-walrus/ The Beatles: Taking apart the lyrics to I Am The Walrus | This Day In Music On 29 Sept 1967, working at Abbey Road in […]

4th Sept 1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other […]

28th August 1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/help/ Help! Hi Hi Hi…When The Beatles Met Bob Dylan | This Day In Music On […]

18th August 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. More on Ringo here: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-…/starr-of-the-beatles/ Starr of the Beatles, […]


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