Beatles

11 May 1963, The Beatles started a 30 week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with their debut album ‘Please Please Me’, making it the longest running No.1 album by a group ever. The bands follow up ‘With The Beatles’ replaced it at the top of the charts on 7th December 1963 and […]

2 May 1969, The Beatles recorded a re-make of the new George Harrison song ’Something’ at Abbey Road Studios in London. They recorded 36 takes of the song, which included Billy Preston on piano. The track is featured on the Abbey Road album. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/the-beatles-abbey-road/ The Beatles – Abbey Road | This Day In Music Read […]

27 April 1966, The Beatles started recording the new John Lennon song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not […]

23 April 1969, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Get Back’ the group’s 16th UK No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US. This new […]

21 April 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow ‘A Day in the Life’, in the run-out groove. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick […]

20 April 1966, During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles worked on a new John Lennon song ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’, and a new George Harrison song ‘Taxman’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/the-beatles-revolver/ The Beatles – Revolver | This Day In Music Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164855937760167

19 April 1965, The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’ (the original name for the movie Help!). https://youtu.be/SyNt5zm3U_M The Beatles – Ticket To Ride Read the full article at The Day […]

14 April 1969, The recording of ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ took place, with just two Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars and lead vocals. The song was banned from many radio stations as being blasphemous. On some stations, the word ‘Christ’ was edited […]

13 April 1965, The Beatles record the song ‘Help!’ during an evening recording session at Abbey Road in London. During an interview with Playboy Magazine in 1980, John Lennon recounted: “The whole Beatles thing was just beyond comprehension. I was subconsciously crying out for help”. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/the-beatles-promo-films/ 7 Beatles Promo Films Not To Be Missed | […]

10 April 1970, 27 year-old Paul McCartney issued a press statement, announcing that The Beatles had split, (one week before the release of his solo album). McCartney said, ‘I have no future plans to record or appear with The Beatles again, or to write any music with John’. John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier […]


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