Derek Taylor, press officer for the Beatles, was born.
George Harrison of The Beatles was born on this day.
Richard Starkey, 18, who later would be known as Ringo Starr, received a drum set for Christmas.
The Silver Beetles recruited drummer Pete Best.
The Beatles began their first engagement away from England.
George Harrison was deported from Germany for being too young to perform there with The Beatles.
The Beatles began their engagement as regular headliners at Liverpool's Cavern Club. They performed about 300 shows over the next two years.
Brian Epstein saw the Beatles play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
The Beatles met Brian Epstein for the first time at his record store in Liverpool.
The Beatles decide to sign with Brian Epstein as manager. The contract would be signed in January of 1962.
Britain's EMI Records rejected The Beatles. They later signed them.
The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records in London. The company opted for Brian Polle & the Tremeloes because the group was based in the south of England.
Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bowing to the audience.
The Beatles perform for BBC at Manchester Playhouse for their radio debut. The performance is broadcast the next day on The BBC's Light Programme 'Teenager's Turn'.
Stu Sutcliffe, best known as the original bassist of the Beatles, passed away at the age of 21 from a brain aneurysm.
The Beatles signed their recording contract with EMI Records.
Ringo Starr was picked to replace Pete Best as the drummer for the Beatles. Best had been with the group for about 2 1/2 years.
Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle at a Cavern Club show.
George Martin had The Beatles return to EMI's Abbey Road to re-record 'Love Me Do'. They also recorded 'P.S. I Love You' and an early version of 'Please Please Me'.
The Beatles were called 'a nothing group' after an interview with Peter Jones of the 'London Daily Mirror'.
Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage the Beatles through 1977.
'Love Me Do' (the Beatles's first single with 'P.S. I Love you' on the B-side )
The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain's Grenada TV Network.
The Beatles recorded 'Please Please Me.'
The Beatles began their first British tour supporting Helen Shapiro.
The Beatles recorded 'Twist & Shout' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'.
The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.
The Beatles released their first U.S. single 'Please Please Me'.
The Beatles' album 'Please Please Me' was released in the U.K.
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time after the Stones' show at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, West London.
The Beatles launch third UK Tour in six months.
The Beatles recorded 'She Loves You' and 'I'll Get You' on this day.
The first 'Beatles Monthly' was published. A magazine devoted to the group, it continued until 1969, and at it's peak was selling 350,000 copies a month.
The Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. They had performed nearly 300 shows at the Club since 1961.
'She Loves You', The Beatles' third hit in Britain, was released. It didn't sell at all in America until 1964.
'She Loves You' by The Beatles was played on the radio by Murray The K in New York. It is believed that this was the first time a Beatles song was played in the U.S.
The Beatles appeared on the BBC's 'Sunday Night at the Palladium'. It was their first appearance on a major TV show.
The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland.
The Beatles begin a fourteen day gig at The Star Club in Hamburg.
Beatles release their second album, 'With The Beatles' in the UK.
The Beatles 'She Loves You' returns to #1 on UK record chart.
The Beatles' fifth single 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' was released in Britain.
The Beatles appeared on the British TV show 'Jukebox Jury'.
Capitol Records released the Beatles' 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' backed with 'I Saw Her Standing There'.
The Beatles made their first appearance on U.S. television in a film clip shown on the 'Jack Paar Show'. It was a performance of the song 'She Loves You'.
The Beatles released 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the U.S.
Vee Jay records filed a lawsuit against Capitol and Swan Records over manufacturing and distribution rights to Beatles recordings.
The album 'Meet the Beatles' was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records. It was their U.S. debut LP.
The Beatles reached #1 in the US for the first time with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'.
Beatlemania hits USA as the Fab Four fly in.
The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.
The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.
The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at the Coliseum in Washington, DC.
The Beatles released 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the U.S.
The Beatles released the single 'Eight Days a Week' and the album 'Meet The Beatles'.
The Beatles performed for the second time on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. They had made their first appearance on the show only a week before.
The Beatles appeared for the third time on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'. They appeared via tape.
The Beatles dominated the US album chart with 'Meet the Beatles' at #1 and 'Introducing the Beatles at #2. The pair remained back to back for nine weeks.
'Twist and Shout' by The Beatles was released in the U.S.
The Beatles began their first film, 'A Hard Day's Night'.
Capitol released The Beatles 'Can't Buy Me Love' backed with 'You Can't Do That'.
The Beatles topped the charts with their song, 'She Loves You', and stayed there for two weeks.
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London announced The Beatles would be cast in wax.
The Beatles held 14 songs in the top 100 on this date.
The Beatles filmed outside shots for their forthcoming movie 'A Hard Day's Night.' These scenes were outside the Scala Theatre in London and along Scala Street, Tottenham Street and Charlotte Mews.
The Beatles filmed the 'chase scenes' for 'A Hard Day's Night' with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London.
Ringo Starr collapsed during a recording session in London, and was rushed to the hospital. He was replaced for the record Hard Day's Night. For ten days Jimmyu Nicol was the rhythm replacement in The Beatles while Ringo recovered.
Capitol Records released the Beatles single 'A Hard Days Night' and the album of the same name.
The Beatles album, 'A Hard Day's Night,' was released in the US.
The song 'A Hard Day's Night' by The Beatles topped the charts and stayed there for two weeks.
The first American tour by The Beatles began in San Francisco, CA. The tour would cover 26 cities.
The Beatles released 'Matchbox/Slow Down'.
The Beatles appeared on the cover of 'LIFE' magazine.
The Beatles began recording at EMI's Abbey Road Studio for the first time. 'Love Me Do' was recorded.
The Beatles were ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public Auditorium so the screaming crowd could calm down.
After a charity show that finished their U.S. tour, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show'.
Brian Epstein, The Beatles' manager, turned down an offer of 3-1/2 million pounds to sell his management contract.
The Beatles appeared on 'Shindig!' The show was taped in London and included the songs 'I'm a Loser', 'Kansas City', and 'Boys'.
Beatles release 'I Feel Fine' & 'She's a Woman'.
'Roll Over Beethoven' was released by The Beatles.
Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married. They divorced in 1975.
Filming for the Beatles' second movie, 'HELP!' began in the Bahamas.
The title of the second feature film by The Beatles was changed from 'Eight Arms to Hold You' to 'Help'.
'Help', the Beatles second film, premieres at the London Pavilion cinema in Piccadilly Circus.
The Beatles set a record for having the largest single crowd at a concert at Shea Stadium in New York. Attendance was 56,000.
The Beatles received a gold record for the song 'Help!'
The Beatles received a gold record for the song 'Help!'
The single 'Yesterday/Act Naturally' was released by the Beatles.
The half hour Saturday morning cartoon 'The Beatles' premiered on ABC-TV. The show ran until September 7, 1969.
The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.
The Beatles appeared on 'Hullabaloo'.
John Lennon made his opinion noted in an interview in the London Evening Standard that (The Beatles) 'are more popular than Jesus now'.
The Beatles completed the recording of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.
The Beatles began recording their seventh studio album 'Revolver' in London.
Vocal tracks for 'Eleanor Rigby' were recorded for the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album by The Beatles. Originally titled 'Daisy Hawkins', its title was changed after McCartney spotted the name 'Rigby' on a clothes shop in Bristol.
The Beatles played their last live show with a paying audience in Britain at London's Wembley Arena.
The Beatles were first heard using reversed tape in the song 'Rain'. It was a 'B' side to the song 'Paperback Writer'.
The Beatles album, 'Yesterday & Today' was released today.
The Beatles song 'Paperback Writer' was certified gold by the RIAA.
A ban of the broadcast of any and all Beatles records on most U.S. radio stations went into effect. The ban was in response to John Lennon stating that the band was now more popular than Jesus Christ.
The Beatles album 'Revolver' was released in the U.K.
The Beatles arrived at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to start their last tour of the U.S.
John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago, IL, for his remark that 'The Beatles are more popular than Jesus'.
The Beatles' movie 'Help!' premiered in the U.S.
The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.
The Beatles received a gold record for 'Yellow Submarine'.
Proving that schmaltz was very much alive, Englebert Humperdink's 'Release Me' prevented the double-sided meisterwerk by The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'/'Penny Lane', from claiming the #1 spot, ending their unbroken string of eleven #1's in a row. (From 'From Me To You' to 'Eleanor Rigby'.)
The Beatles song 'Penny Lane' topped the charts in 1967 and stayed there for one week.
The Fab Four arrived at photographer Michael Cooper's studio in Flood Street, Chelsea, for a session that resulted in a most unusual front cover for their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album.
The album by The Beatles that is widely regarded as their finest moment, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was released.
Beatles Paul McCartney, having admitted in Life magazine that he had taken LSD, repeated the admission on television.
Abbey Road Studios
in London was the setting for the worldwide television spectacular Our World, in 26 countries and 5 continents were linked via satellite, with and estimated audience of around 400 Million people for the Beatles' performance.
All members of The Beatles, Brian Epstein and many others signed a petition in The Times calling for the legalization of marijuana.
Brian Epstein was found dead in his home from an overdose of sleeping pills. Epstein was the manager of the Beatles.
The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.
The Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' bus began cruising the English countryside.
'All You Need Is Love' by The Beatles was certified as a million seller.
The Beatles appeared on the cover of Time Magazine.
The Beatles record 'Fool On The Hill' in London at Abbey Road Studios.
The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.
The BBC unofficially bans 'I Am The Walrus' by The Beatles.
Capitol Records released the Beatles' 'Magical Mystery Tour' album in the U.S.
Paul McCartney and Jane Asher become engaged, but they never married.
The Beatles film, 'Magical Mystery Tour', premiered on BBC-TV.
McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of The Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.
Yellow Submarine, the animated feature film that starred cartoons of The Beatles, was premiered at the London Pavilion cinema in Piccadilly Circus (where the group's first film, A Hard Day's Night had also premiered four years earlier).
The Apple boutique opened by Apple Corps, the company formed by The Beatles in the wake of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, closed its doors and gave away all its remaining stock.
Ringo Starr temporarily quit The Beatles.
The first Beatles single on their own Apple Records was released. The single was Hey Jude' b/w 'Revolution'.
Having recorded 'All You Need is Love', in front of millions of fans in 1967, it was decided to shoot a file that could also premier their second single of 1968.
The Beatles' animated movie 'Yellow Submarine' premiered in the U.S.
The Beatles released their double album called 'The Beatles' (a.k.a. 'The White Album').
Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.
The Beatles made their last-ever public appearance as a group. The performance of 'Get Back' was filmed for the movie 'Let It Be'.
The Beatles appointed Eastman and Eastman, Linda Eastman's father's law firm.
The Beatles held the top two places in the US album chart with 'The Beatles' (aka 'The White Album') and the soundtrack album to the animated feature film 'Yellow Submarine'.
The basic instrumental track to 'Octopus's Garden' was recorded.
The Beatles filmed a film short for 'The Long and Winding Road'.
The half-hour Saturday morning cartoon 'The Beatles' aired its last show. The show had debuted on September 25, 1965.
Associated TV bought control of The Beatles' music publishing company, Northern Songs, for a million pounds.
It was reported by 'The London Daily Mirror' that Paul McCartney was dead. It was the first time the rumor was printed.
The 'Paul is Dead' craze began when a radio DJ played The Beatles' 'Revolution #9' backwards.
'Abbey Road', the final Beatles album, is released.
John Lennon returns his MBE to the Queen as a protest against involvement in Vietnam and Biafra.
The Beatles' 'Come Together', single goes #1.
'I, Me, Mine' was recorded by The Beatles.
Rolling Stone magazine revealed that the opening words of Lennon and McCartney's 'Come Together' were the same as lyrics in Chuck Berry's 'You Can't Catch Me': 'Here come old flat top, he come groovin up slowly...'
This week in 1970, our worst fears were confirmed, the long and winding road had come to an end, as Paul McCartney acknowledged the dissolution of The Beatles. In a press release for his new solo album, Paul bluntly stated he did not see the Lennon McCartney songwriting partnership continuing in the future, and with that came the end of the most influential music group of all time.
'Let it Be', the last original album by The Beatles, was released.
Today in 1970, The Beatles' film 'Let It Be' had its world premiere in New York City. The film captured the band's final concert performance together, atop the Apple Records building. The soundtrack would later go on to win an Oscar and a Grammy.
The final feature film involving The Beatles, 'Let It Be', was premiered in Britain -- simultaneously in London and Liverpool -- a week after it was unveiled in the USA.
'The Long and Winding Road' by The Beatles reaced the Top of the US singles charts.
Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest.
Paul McCartney filed a suit to dissolve the Beatles.
At the Charles Manson murder trial, The Beatles' 'Helter Skelter' was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words 'helter skelter' were written on a mirror.
The Beatles won an Academy Award in 1971 for 'Let It Be' in the 'Original Song Score' category. It was for the title track to their documentary film 'Let It Be.'
Beatles Fan Club closes, three years after Beatles Monthly magazine ceased publication. Falling membership led to the closure of the sundered group's official fan club a month after The Beatles Fan Club shop had gone into liquidation.
Rory Storm (The Hurricanes) committed suicide in what appeared to be suicide pact with his mother. The Hurricanes were the group that Ringo Starr left in order to join The Beatles.
The Ringo Starr film about U.K. rocker Marc Bolan, 'Born to Boogie', debuted in London. The film stars Elton John.
George Harrison released his first album on his Dark Horse label, entitled 'Dark Horse'.
George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.
Mal Evans, a Beatle's bodyguard and road manager, was killed in a confrontation with Los Angeles police.
The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.
EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition, 'Yesterday' was released for the first time as a single in the U.K.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney watched Saturday Night Live together as producer, Lorne Michaels, made a tongue in cheek plea for The Beatles to reunite and come play for $3,000. It would be the last evening Lennon and McCartney would ever see each other.
Beatlemania, a musical based on the career of The Beatles, opened on Broadway.
Ringo Starr appeared in his first TV special, 'Ringo,' which was an updated version of Mark Twain's 'The Prince and the Pauper'.
The movie version of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' opens.
Three erstwhile Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, performed together for the first time since the break-up of The Beatles. This occurred at the wedding reception of Eric Clapton and Harrison's ex-wife Patti (nee Boyd).
Allen Klein, who managed both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began serving a two-month prison sentence for falsifying an income tax return.
On the same day that Yoko Ono's single was released in the US, recording began on another single on which the three remaining members of The Beatles reunited under George Harrison's auspices to cut their own tribute to John Lennon.
Ringo Starr, drummer for The Beatles, married Barbara Bach in Durango, Mexico, when they both starred in the movie 'Caveman'.
Beatles fans paid $271,180 for memorabilia at an auction in London, England.
A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. Lincoln-Mercury used the song, 'HELP!'.
Digital Beatles at long last! The first official Beatles material becomes available on compact disc on this date making the digital revolution legit.
The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ announced that Asteroids 4147, 4148, 4149, and 4150 were named Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr.
Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction.
The Beatles' '1962-1966' and '1966-1970' were released on CD.
A new Beatles recording, 'Free As a Bird', began airing on radio stations. The song had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.
The 'Beatles Anthology I' set a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 units.
'Free as a Bird', debuted on a six-hour ABC documentary on The Beatles. It was their first new song in 25 years.
The second part of the Beatles 'Anthology' was released.
Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.
Jewel, Sinead O'Connor and Emmylou Harris performed the Beatles' 'In My Life' together at the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo.
George Harrison and his wife were attacked in their home during a robbery. Though Harrison was stabbed in the chest four times, he and his wife were able to subdue the assailant until police arrived.
A sale at Christie's in London became the most successful pop auction in the company's history after Bealtes memorabilia sold for a record 788,643 pounds.