The Ditty Ultimate Beatles Anthology

            

 

01.01.0401 A.D. to 12.31.0599 A.D. - England first settled by a Germanic tribe named the Angles.

08.28.1207 - Liverpool (derived from 'Liuerpul...meaning pool or creek with muddy water) is established by King John of England.

Liverpool is the future birthplace of The Beatles.

08.17.1902 - George Harrison's grandmother, Jane Thomson, is born.

02.18.1933 - Yoko Ono born into wealth, survived WWII in underground shelter and

begged for food to survive.

07.07.1940 - Richard (Richie) Starkey, Jr is born, later to take the stage name of Ringo Starr.

10.09.1940 - John Winston Lennon born to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon.

06.18.1942 - James Paul McCartney is born.

02.25.1943 - George Harrison is born, son of Louise and truck driver Harold and writer of

"Something"; described by Frank Sinatra as the greatest love song ever written.

03.17.1944 - Patricia (Pattie) Anne Boyd born; later to marry George Harrison, and still later to marry

Eric Clapton.

08.04.1946 - Maureen Cox was born, later to marry Ringo Starr in 1965, and heard cheering at the end of

the song "Get Back", as Paul acknowledges with "Thanks Mo".

05.18.1948 - Olivia Trinidad Arias is born, later to become George Harrison's 2nd wife.

08.27.1949 - Barbara Goldbach is born. At age 17 shorten her last name to Bach. Later to marry

Ringo Starr in 1981.

09.01.1954 - George Harrison meets Paul McCartney on bus ride from Liverpool Institute, date

uncertain. George also meets Pete Best in this time-frame, well before John Lennon

and Paul McCartney meet. Paul helps coach George on early guitar lessons. George

studies records of Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins and Duane Eddy to learn the guitar.

10.31.1956 - Paul's mother, Mary Patricia Mohin, dies of breast cancer. Paul writes his first song.

03.07.1957 - John Lennon forms a group named The Blackjacks.

07.06.1957 - Paul meets John Lennon at the Woolton Village Fete where John was performing

with The Quarry Men.

08.07.1957 - The Quarry Men perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

07.15.1958 - Julia Lennon, John's mother, killed in an automobile accident by off-duty policeman.

08.29.1959 - The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah owned by Mona Best, Pete's mother,

although Pete is not in the group. The Quarry Men are: John Lennon, Paul McCartney,

George Harrison and Ken Brown. The gig had been booked for The Les Stewart

Quartet, another group that George was playing with, but they could not fulfill the

obligation, so he rounded up the Quarry Men and brought Ken Brown from

the Les Stewart Quartet.

10.26.1959 - for appearance Carroll Levis' TV show "Discoveries", the group takes the name of

"Johnny And The Moondogs".

03.01.1960 - The name "Beatals" is suggested but not taken permanently, based on a suggestion by Stuart

Sutcliffe as a play on Buddy Holly's backup group "The Crickets". George plays solos,

while Paul and John pair up as "The Nerk Twins".

05.14.1960 - for a gig at Lathom Hall in Liverpool they advertise as the name "The Silver Beats", but this

show is cancelled.

08.06.1960 - The Silver Beatles visit the Casbah Coffee Club and meet the drummer for

The Blackjacks, Pete Best.

08.12.1960 - Drummer Pete Best auditions for "The Beatles" at The Blue Angel Club. "The Beatles" name

finally agreed upon after John Lennon suggested it due to it's double meanings and

similarity to "The Crickets"..."The Beatles" is a combination of the bugs "beetles" and

an early name used when recording backup for Tony Sheridan as "The Beat Brothers".

08.17.1960 - Pete Best is named drummer for The Beatles as the group leaves for Hamburg Germany.

    

The Beatles featuring Tony Sheridan In The Beginning Circa 1960 Polydor Red Label catalog number POLP 800067

TRACK LISTING:     1. Ain't She Sweet - John Lennon Vocals ( 1961 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Cry For My Shadow - Instrumental ( 1961 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings


08.02.1961 - The Beatles began their own guest nights at The Cavern Club, acting as hosts to

other groups.

08.31.1961 - Cavern DJ Bob Wooler's debut column in Mersey Beat says The Beatles are

"the biggest thing to hit the Liverpool rock and roll set-up in years".

11.09.1961 - Brian Epstein joins on as the Manager for The Beatles.

01.02.1962 - Unsuccessful audition at Decca Records in London.

06.06.1962 - The Beatles audition for George Martin, a producer at EMI. George signs them

and acts as producer for all future Beatles' recordings.

08.14.1962 - Brian Epstein and John Lennon place a call to Butlin's and they page Ringo Starr over

the camp's public address system.

08.15.1962 - Pete Best's last performances as a Beatle were the afternoon and evening shows at

The Cavern in Liverpool.

08.16.1962 - Pete Best is sacked. Drummer Johnny Hutchinson plays with Beatles in Chesire.

08.17.1962 - Drummer Johnny Hutchinson holds the seat until Ringo arrives following the dismissal

of Pete Best.

08.18.1962 - Ringo Starr makes his appearance as the new drummer for The Beatles.

    

The Beatles 1st Live Recordings 1962 Volumes One & Two, Pickwick cat nos SPC-3661, SPC-3662

TRACK LISTING:     7. Hippy Hippy Shake ( live 1962 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

08.22.1962 - A Granada TV film crew captures the Beatles lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.

08.23.1962 - John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell, she is pregnant.

04.08.1963 - John Charles Julian Lennon born to John and Cynthia.

08.03.1963 - The Beatles make their 292nd and final appearance at The Cavern Club.

08.08.1963 - Yoko Ono on 2nd marriage gives birth to Kyoko Chan Cox. Has yet to meet John Lennon.

    

Introducing The Beatles 1963 Vee-Jay catalog number VJLP 1062 release date 07.22.1963

TRACK LISTING:    1. I Saw Her Standing There ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Misery ( 1963 ) 320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Anna ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Chains ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       5. Boys ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Ask Me Why ( 1962 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Please, Please Me ( 1962 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Baby, It's You ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Do You Want To Know A Secret ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. A Taste Of Honey ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. There's A Place ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       12. Twist And Shout ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    Alternate Track   6. Love Me Do ( 1962 )    Alternate Track   7. P.S. I Love You ( 1963 )

Editor's Note: BEWARE ! Many versions of this album were counterfeited in the 1980's and are now being sold on sites like eBay. Characteristics of these bogus albums are: 1.) No shadow to the right of George Harrison 2.) On the record label, the center hole separates "Introducing The Beatles" and "The Beatles" 3.) The trail-off area...the area after the last track on a record...is greater than 1 inch. A legitimate mint stereo version of this album is currently valued at $15,000.

08.08.1963 - Licensing firm Trans-Global cancels Vee-Jay's rights to release new Beatles records

due to lack of royalty payments by Vee-Jay, and takes away their rights to

"Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You.".

        

10.13.1963 - "Beatlemania" begins in Britain with a televised appearance at the London Palladium.

11.18.1963 - News stories of The Beatles in Bournemouth (11.16.1963) appear on 3 US Networks.

12.01.1963 - Exact date uncertain, Cherilyn Sarkasian La Pierre (Cher, of Sonny and Cher), records

"Ringo, I Love You" on Annette 1000 label under pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason.

01.03.1964 - The Beatles appear on Jack Paar's Tonight Show.

    

Meet The Beatles 1964 Capital Records catalog number T-2047 release date 01.20.1964

TRACK LISTING:    1. I Want To Hold Your Hand ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       2. I Saw Her Standing There ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. This Boy ( Ringo's Theme 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. It Won't Be Long ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. All I've Got To Do ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. All My Loving ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Don't Bother Me ( George's 1st recorded song 1962 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Little Child ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Till There Was You ( 1962 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       10. Hold Me Tight ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       11. I Wanna Be Your Man ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       12. Not A Second Time ( 1963 )      320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

02.09.1964 - The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.

                    

02.15.1964 - The Beatles telephone in to "American Bandstand".

02.16.1964 - The Beatles second appearance on Sullivan, from Miami, FL.

02.23.1964 - The Beatles third appearance on Sullivan (taped 02.09.1964) .

    

The Beatles' Second Album on Capitol Records catalog number T-2080 release date 04.10.1964

TRACK LISTING:    1. Roll Over Beethoven ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    2. Thank You Girl ( 1963 )       3. You Really Got A Hold On Me ( 1963 )       4. Devil In Her Heart ( 1963 )       5. Money ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. You Can't Do That ( 1964 )       7. Long Tall Sally ( 1962 )       8. I Call Your Name ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Please Mister Postman ( 1962 ) 320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. I'll Get You ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. She Loves You ( 1963 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    Click for Music Video

04.18.1964 - Second telephone interview on "American Bandstand".

05.24.1964 - Taped interview and "You Can't Do That" clip on Ed Sullivan.

    

A Hard Day's Night on United Artists Black label catalog number UAS 6366 released 07.10.1964

TRACK LISTING:    1. A Hard Day's Night ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Tell Me Why ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. I'll Cry Instead ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. I Should Have Known Better ( Instrumental 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. And I Love Her ( Instrumental 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. I Should Have Known Better ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. If I Fell ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. And I Love Her ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. This Boy ( Ringo's Theme Instrumental 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Can't Buy Me Love ( Vocal 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      12. A Hard Day's Night ( Instrumental 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

    

The American Tour With Ed Rudy on Radio Pulsebeat News, Inc. Yellow label catalog number 2 released 06.09.1964 in U.K.

TRACK LISTING:    1. The American Tour With Ed Rudy * Intro ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

07.12.1964 - Repeat of 02.09.1964 Ed Sullivan Show.

    

Something New on Capitol Records Rainbow Label catalog number T-2108 released 07.20.1964

TRACK LISTING:    1. I'll Cry Instead ( 1964 )       2. Things We Said Today ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Any Time At All ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. When I Get Home ( 1964 )       5. Slow Down ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Matchbox ( 1964 )       7. Tell Me Why ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. And I Love Her ( 1964 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. I'm Happy Just To Dance With you ( 1964 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. If I Fell ( 1964 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand ( I Want To Hold Your Hand in German 1964 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

07.25.1964 - "American Bandstand" salute to the Beatles, including clips of "A Hard Day's Night",

and a short "behind-the-scenes" film.

08.01.1964 - "A Hard Day's Night" reaches Number One on the U.S. Billboard singles charts.

08.10.1964 - Vee-Jay re-issues four Beatles singles on their Oldies 45 label.

08.11.1964 - "Baby's In Black" is recorded which starts the sessions which would become

"The Beatles For Sale" LP.

08.14.1964 - This day's sessions for "The Beatles For Sale" include the recording of

"Leave My Kitten Alone," which first appears on the 1995 release "Beatles Anthology 1".

08.16.1964 - The Beatles perform at The Opera House in Blackpool. Also on the bill is a new group called

The High Numbers, later known as The Who.

08.18.1964 - John, Ringo and Derek Taylor visit Billy Preston's nightclub in California.

08.19.1964 - U.S. tour begins at San Francisco's Cow Palace.

08.23.1964 - Hollywood Bowl performances recorded on this date by The Beatles appeared on the

Capitol LP "The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl."

08.24.1964 - The U.S. LP "Something New" is certified "Gold" by the RIAA.

08.25.1964 - "A Hard Day's Night" reaches RIAA Gold Record status in the U.S. In Los Angeles, various

Beatles are entertained by Jayne Mansfield, Burt Lancaster, Bobby Darin and

Sandra Dee.

08.28.1964 - The Beatles' helicopter lands at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium for the first of two days concerts.

08.31.1964 - Paul speaks with Elvis via telephone.

10.07.1964 - Screening of three songs taped 10.02.1964 on the ABC show "Shindig".

10.10.1964 - Another "American Bandstand" with a taped interview.

11.15.1964 - US premiere of "Around the Beatles" on ABC.

    

Beatles '65 on Capitol Records Rainbow Label catalog number T-2228 released 12.15.1964

TRACK LISTING:    1. No Reply ( 1964 )       2. I'm A Loser ( 1964 )       3. Baby's In Black ( 1964 )      4. Rock And Roll Music ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. I'll Follow The Sun ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Mr. Moonlight ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Honey Don't ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. I'll Be Back ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. She's A woman ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. I Feel Fine ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

02.11.1965 - Ringo marries Maureen Cox at Caxton Hall, Westminster.

05.18.1965 - "The Best on Record" presented a clip of Peter Sellers presenting the Beatles with their

Grammy award on the "Help!" tavern set.

    

Beatles VI on Capitol Records catalog number T-2358 release date 06.14.1965

TRACK LISTING:    1. Kansas City ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Eight Days A Week ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings       3. You Like Me Too Much ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Bad Boy ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Words Of Love ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. What You're Doing ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Yes It Is ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Dizzy Miss Lizzy ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. Tell Me What You See ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Every Little Thing ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

07.29.1965 - World premiere of the Beatles' second movie, "Help!" in London.

07.31.1965 - "Help" enters the Melody Maker charts in Britain and debuts as number one, holding the

top slot for four weeks.

08.01.1965 - Brian Epstein meets with Walt Disney to discuss the possibility of the Beatles performing songs

for the upcoming animated film The Jungle Book. Later, John Lennon nixes the idea. Disney

ends up using semi-soundalikes (a "tribute" might be more fitting) playing

four vultures in the film.

08.02.1965 - Paul and Jane Asher spend a night out in London with The Byrds.

08.06.1965 - Pauls travels with The Byrds following their gig at Britain's Flamingo Club.


HELP ! on Capitol Records catalog number SMAS-2386 release date 08.06.1965

TRACK LISTING:    1. Help ! ( 1965 )       6. You're Going To Lose That Girl ( 1965 )       7. Ticket To Ride ( 1965 )       7. Ticket To Ride Karaoke     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      13. Yesterday ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      13. Yesterday Karaoke     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    

08.14.1965 - Premiere of the syndicated "Big Night Out" on WOR-TV in NYC.

08.15.1965 - The Beatles appear before their largest audience -- 55,600 at New York's Shea Stadium.

Bob Dylan met them at the hotel.

08.19.1965 - 5000 fans rush the Beatles plane on the runway at 2 A.M. in Houston, climbing on the

wings and below the plane making it impossible to taxi any further.

08.23.1965 - The U.S. album, "Help!" is certified by a Gold Record from the RIAA.

08.24.1965 - Interview with John Lennon on the "Today" show (previously reported as 06.24.1965,

but the Beatles were in Italy on that date).

08.27.1965 - Elvis Presley meets with The Beatles in Beverly Hills, and The Byrds and Peter Fonda party with

The Beatles in Hollywood Hills. Elvis does not know the names and calls each "Beatle".

08.28.1965 - Folksinger Joan Baez meets The Beatles after their San Diego concert.

08.30.1965 - Hollywood Bowl performances recorded on this date by The Beatles appeared on the

Capitol LP "The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl".

09.02.1965 - The Beatles single "Help" is certified as a Gold Record marking one million copies sold in the U.S.

09.12.1965 - ABC premiere of The Beatles Cartoon series.

09.12.1965 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" features the Beatles performing 5 songs. Taped 08.14.1965.

09.13.1965 - Zak Starkey son born to Ringo and Maureen.

11.23.1965 - The Beatles spent this day at Twickenham Film Studios filming ten promotional videos for their latest songs.

    

Rubber Soul on Capitol Records Rainbow label catalog number ST-2442 released 12.03.1965

TRACK LISTING:    1. I've Just Seen A Face ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Norwegian Wood ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. You Won't See Me ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Think For Yourself ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. The Word ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Michelle ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Michelle Karaoke     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. It's Only Love ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Girl ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. I'm Looking Through You ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. In My Life ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Wait ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      12. Run For Your Life ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

01.03.1966 - "Day Tripper"/"We Can Work It Out" clips appear on "Hullabolloo".

03.04.1966 - The London Evening Standard publishes an interview with John Lennon in which he claims that

the Beatles are "more popular than Jesus."

06.05.1966 - "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" clips appear on Sullivan, also includes special introduction by Ringo.

    

The Beatles Yesterday And Today on Capitol Records catalog number ST-2553 release date 06.14.1966

TRACK LISTING:    1. Drive My Car ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. I'm Only Sleeping ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Nowhere Man ( 1965 )       4. Dr. Robert ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. Yesterday ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Act Naturally ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. And Your Bird Can Sing ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. If I Needed Someone ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. We Can Work It Out ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. What Goes On ? ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Day Tripper ( 1965 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

07.05.1966 - Philippine military police awaken Brian Epstein and demand that the Beatles attend a party at the

home of Imelda Marcos, wife of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Epstein refuses, and the band

is forced to flee the country ASAP.

07.29.1966 - Datebook magazine publishes a five month old interview with John Lennon by Maureen Cleave,

she asks his opinion of organized religion.

07.30.1966 - Capitol's "Yesterday...And Today" reaches Number One on the Billboard album charts.

07.31.1966 - WAQY in Birmingham, Alabama asks listeners to burn Beatles records. The station was a

Country Western station, not a rock station.

    

Revolver on Capitol Records catalog number SW-2587 release date 08.08.1966

TRACK LISTING:    1. Taxman ( 1966 )       2. Eleanor Rigby ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Love You To ( 1966 )       4. Here, There And Everywhere ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Here, There And Everywhere Karaoke     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    5. Yellow Submarine ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    6. She Said She Said ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Good Day Sunshine ( 1966 )     8. For No One ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. I Want To Tell You ( 1966 )       10. Got To Get You Into My Life ( 1966 )       11. Tomorrow Never Knows ( 1966 )

08.08.1966 - Capitol issues "Revolver" chopping off three John Lennon songs from it's British LP counterpart.

"Yellow Submarine" is released as the single. South Africa bans Beatles records.

08.11.1966 - John apologizes for his mis-interpreted remarks regarding Christianity.

08.13.1966 - Radio station KLUE organizes a bonfire of Beatles records, it's transmission tower was struck

by a bolt of lightning the next morning.

08.19.1966 - While on tour, The Beatles receive a death threat in Memphis.

08.20.1966 - Melody Maker lists "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" as number one where it holds

on for three weeks to that top position.

08.20.1966 - While on tour, the concert promoter in Cincinnati wants the Beatles to play their

electric guitars during an outdoor thunderstorm. The concert is postponed one day.

08.21.1966 - The Beatles play a noon concert in Cincinnati and an evening concert in St. Louis, 340 miles

apart, but still in the rain.

08.22.1966 - "Revolver" is awarded a Gold Record for sales in the USA by the RIAA. John speaks out against

America's involvement in Vietnam at a New York press conference.

08.23.1966 - The Beatles appear at Shea Stadium for the second and final time.

08.28.1966 - According to Life magazine, Los Angeles police are seen beating fans at the Beatles

concert at Dodger Stadium, fans that had prevented the Beatles from departing.

08.29.1966 - The last live concert show by The Beatles at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. The last song

was "Long Tall Sally." John and Paul bring their own cameras and Paul insists that an

audiotape be made of the performance to mark the event.

08.29.1966 - George Harrison marries Patti Boyd.

01.10.1967 - US premiere of "The Beatles at Shea Stadium" on ABC.

02.25.1967 - "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" clips on "Hollywood "Palace".

03.11.1967 - "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" clips on Bandstand; Dick Clark interviews crowd.

03.14.1967 - "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" clips on Dick Clark's "Where The Action is".

05.24.1967 - Excerpt from "Strawberry Fields Forever" clip (introduced by Liberace) serves as the

Beatles Grammy appearance on "The Best on Record".

    

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on Capitol Records catalog number SMAS-2653 release date 06.01.1967

TRACK LISTING:    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. With A Little Help From My Friends ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Lucy In The Skies With Diamonds ( 1967 )       4. Getting Better ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. Fixing A Hole ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. She's Leaving Home ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite ! ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Within You Without You ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. When I'm Sixty-Four ( 1967 )       10. Lovely Rita ( Meter Maid 1967 )       11. Good Morning, Good Morning ( 1967 )       12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ( reprise 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      13. A Day In The Life ( 1967 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

06.25.1967 - The Worldwide "Our World" Satellite broadcast on NET (now PBS), including the Beatles

recording "All You Need is Love".

07.13.1967 - The "Today" show airs "A Day In the Life", overlaid with stills of the Beatles, and bizarre commentary

08.04.1967 - George and Patti attend the Ravi Shankar concert at The Hollywood Bowl.

08.05.1967 - Pirate radio station Radio London goes off the air with a pre-recorded farewell message

from Ringo Starr.

08.07.1967 - George and Pattie visit her sister Jenny in San Francisco, Jenny is the wife of

Drummer Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) George visits Haight-Ashbury.

08.19.1967 - "All You Need Is Love" commands the Number One position on the U.S. Billboard charts.

Jason Starkey is born to Ringo and Maureen.

08.24.1967 - Pattie Harrison brings The Beatles and wives to hear "One Last Farewell Lecture Tour"

in London by Maharish Mahesh Yogi, before he is to take his vow of silence.

08.25.1967 - Cynthia Lennon misses the train to Wales, and surmises her marriage was over as The Beatles

go to see the Maharishi.

08.26.1967 - At a press conference in North Wales, The Beatles announce they are disciples of Maharishi

Mahesh Yogi, and have abandoned the use of all drugs.

08.27.1967 - While the Beatles are away in Bangor, Brian Epstein is found dead in his home. Officially,

the cause of death was accidental overdose of sleeping pills, but many believe it was suicide.

He was becoming increasingly depressed over his lack of involvement with the Beatles and

also his personal turmoil caused by trying to keep his homosexuality a secret.

09.01.1967 - Group meets at Paul's house to discuss plans after Brian Epstein's death.

10.24.1967 - The network premiere of "A Hard Day's Night" introduced by a penguin 'in living Black and White'

rather than the customary peacock.

11.26.1967 - The Pepper-suited "Hello Goodbye" clip is aired on the Ed Sullivan Show.

    

Magical Mystery Tour with 24 page booklet on Capitol Records catalog number SMAL-2835 release date 12.08.1967
Editor's note: Notice Paul with his black rose. At 3:55 into track 8 you can hear: "I Buried Paul" ( Amplified clip )

TRACK LISTING:    1. Magical Mystery Tour ( 1967 )       2. The Fool On The Hill ( 1967 )       3. Flying ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Blue Jay Way ( 1967 )       5. Your Mother Should Know ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. I Am The Walrus ( 1967 )       7. Hello Goodbye ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    Click for Music Video      8. Strawberry Fields Forever ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Penny Lane ( 1967 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. Baby You're A Rich Man ( 1967 )       11. All You Need Is Love ( 1967 )     

11.28.1967 - "Christmas Time ( Is Here Again )" recorded and subsequently released exclusively for The Beatles Fan Club Members   The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here Again ( fan club members exclusive )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings

12.26.1967 - "The Man Who Made the Beatles" featurette on Richard Lester filled out the time on this

evening's "Tuesday Night Movie".

05.14.1968 - John and Paul interviewed on "Newsfront" (from WNET).

05.14.1968 - John and Paul interviewed on "The Tonight Show" by Joe Garagiola.

07.28.1968 - A posse of photographers follow The Beatles to various sites in London for a "mad day out"

yielding hundreds of photos.

07.31.1968 - The Apple Boutique stores were closed.

08.07.1968 - Takes 1 through 46 of George Harrison's "Not Guilty" are recorded. There would be 102 takes

before it is decided not to release the song for "The Beatles" double LP.

08.14.1968 - George, John and Yoko record the unreleased "What's The New Mary Jane".

08.22.1968 - Ringo quits the Beatles during the white album sessions, and when he returns his drum kit

is covered with flowers. Meanwhile, Cynthia Lennon files for divorce.

08.26.1968 - Apple Records releases "Hey Jude".

10.06.1968 - "Hey Jude" promo is shown on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour".

10.12.1968 - Network premiere of "Help!", with featurette "A Mod Odyssey".

10.13.1968 - "Revolution" promo on the Smothers Brothers show.

10.18.1968 - A police raid nets 168 grains of dope resin in the apartment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

The couple is fined UKP 150.

11.03.1968 - Clip of "Yellow Submarine" (including real Beatles) on the Ed Sullivan Show.

11.17.1968 - George cameos on Smothers Brothers show.

01.30.1969 - The Beatles perform an impromptu concert on the rooftop of the Apple building, during the

filming of Let It Be. It will be the last time they ever play together as a band.

03.12.1969 - Paul marries Linda Louise Eastman shortly after his breakup with Jane Ashor after 5 years. Paul

wrote two hits for Jane's famous older brother Peter, of famed "Peter And Gordon" under

pseudonym "Bernard Webb".

04.30.1969 - "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down" promos on CBS' "The Glenn Campbell Goodtime

Hour" (unique promos, not from "Let It Be").

05.05.1969 - Excerpt from "Hey Jude" clip serves as the Beatles Grammy appearance on "The Best on Record".

08.08.1969 - Photographer Iain MacMillan poses the Beatles walking in the zebra crossing on Abbey Road

for their album cover.

08.20.1969 - The last time that all four Beatles were in the recording studio at the same time, the occasion was

to mix part of the "Abbey Road" album and decide running order of songs, and where to

clip the end of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

08.21.1969 - Paul McCartney's company becomes MPL, for McCartney Productions Limited.

08.22.1969 - The last group photos of the Beatles at Tittenhurst Park are taken by photographer Monte Fresco.

08.28.1969 - Birth of Mary McCartney to Paul and Linda McCartney. (Pictured on "McCartney" LP back cover).

09.01.1969 - John, George and Ringo attend the Bob Dylan concert on the Isle of Wight.

09.22.1969 - "The Ballad of John and Yoko" promo on ABC's "Music Scene" (ABC physically edited out the

word "Christ" from the song).

    

Abbey Road on Apple Records & Capitol Records both have catalog number SO-383 release date 09.26.1969

TRACK LISTING:    1. Come Together ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. Something ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Oh ! Darling ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. Octopus's Garden ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. I Want You ( She's So Heavy 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Here Comes The Sun ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Because ( with instrumental intro 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. You Never Give Me Your Money ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. Sun King ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      11. Mean Mr Mustard ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      12. Polythene Pam ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      14. Golden Slumbers ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      15. Carry That Weight ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      16. The End ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      17. Her Majesty ( 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings


10.12.1969 - According to rumor, Paul is dead and evidenced within several songs when played backwards.

However, the Beatle somehow persists in making several public appearances for years.

11.30.1969 - First showing of "Paul McCartney, the Complete Story Told For The First and Last Time"

(essentially a "trial" concerning the Paul Is Dead hoax) on WOR in NYC (syndicated).

12.21.1969 - Special Ed Sullivan musical retrospective, including clips of the Beatles is aired.

    

Hey Jude on Apple Records catalog number SW-385 release date 02.26.1970

TRACK LISTING:    1. Can't Buy Me Love ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. I Should Have Known Better ( 1964 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      3. Paperback Writer ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. Rain ( 1966 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      5. Lady Madonna ( 1968 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Revolution ( 1968 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Hey Jude ( 1968 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Hey Jude Karaoke     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      8. Old Brown Shoe ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. Don't Let Me Down ( 1968 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. The Ballad Of John And Yoko ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    

03.01.1970 - Ed Sullivan turned his show over to a "tribute" to the Beatles, including "Let It Be" excerpts.

    

Let It Be on Apple Records Red Apple Label catalog number AR 34001 release date 05.08.1970

TRACK LISTING:    1. Two Of Us ( 1969 )      2. I Dig A Pony ( LP Version 1969 )    320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      2. I Dig A Pony ( Alt Take 1 1969 )       3. Across The Universe ( LP Version 1969 )       3. Across The Universe ( Wildlife Version 1970 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      4. I Me Mine ( 1970 )      5. Dig It ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      6. Let It Be ( Tape Version 1970 off same Master )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      7. Maggie Mae ( 1970 )      8. I've Got A Feeling ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      9. One After 909 ( 1969 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings      10. The Long And Winding Road ( 1969 )      11. For You Blue ( 1969 )      12. Get Back ( LP Version 1969 )       12. Get Back ( Version Two no comments 1970 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings    

11.11.1970 - Lee Parkin Starkey born to Ringo and Maureen.

12.31.1970 - Paul McCartney files suit to dissolve the partnership with his fellow Beatles.

01.19.1971 - The Beatles song "Helter Skelter" is played during the Charles Manson court trial.

07.28.1971 - George Harrison's "Bangla Desh"/"Deep Blue" single is released in the U.S.

07.29.1971 - John, having agreed to join George's upcoming concert in New York, tells Yoko she can't perform

at the benefit, leading to an argument where John takes a plane back to Europe, missing the concert.

08.01.1971 - The Concert For The People of Bangla Desh was recorded live at NYC's Madison Square Garden by

George Harrison and friends, including Ringo Starr.

08.02.1971 - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" is released as a single in the USA by Paul and Linda.

08.03.1971 - Paul announces the formation of Wings.

09.03.1971 - John and Yoko leave England for New York. Ringo promotes Ringo Or Robin, Ltd furniture in London.

09.13.1971 - Stella McCartney is born to Paul and Linda. Stella a fashion designer as of 2005.

08.10.1972 - In Sweden, Paul, Linda and Wings drummer Denny Seiwell are arrested for drug possession after postal officials intercept a parcel

of hashish addressed to their band, Wings.

08.30.1972 - John and Yoko perform at the One-To-One Concert for the children of Willowbrook School at

Madison Square Garden.

08.09.1973 - Denny Seiwell and Henry McCullogh quit Wings before the trip to Lagos, Nigeria to record "Band On The Run."

09.01.1973 - Paul, Linda and Denny Laine travel to Lagos to record Band On The Run.

08.23.1974 - Standing naked on an East Side New York apartment terrace at 9 PM, John and May Pang spot a U.F.O.

08.31.1974 - John testified in U.S, Federal Court that the Nixon Administration sought to deport him for

political reasons.

07.17.1975 - Ringo and Barbara Starkey divorce.

10.09.1975 - Sean Taro Ono Lennon born to John and Yoko.

08.12.1977 - RIAA Platinum Record level for "Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl" LP.

09.12.1977 - James Louis McCartney is born, son to Paul and Linda.

08.01.1978 - Dhani Harrison is born, son to George Harrison and Olivia Trinidad Arias.

08.14.1978 - Capitol releases the Beatles single "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band"-"With A Little Help

From My Friends"/"A Day In The Life".

08.22.1979 - A limited edition of George's book, "I Me Mine" was published.

09.03.1979 - Ringo Starr appears on The Jerry Lewis Telethon in a "Superband".

01.06.1980 - Paul McCartney is arrested at Japan's Narita International Airport for possession of 7.7 ounces of

marijuana. He spends the next nine days in jail before being deported.

08.06.1980 - John Lennon begins his "Double Fantasy" project at New York's Hit Factory.

08.12.1980 - John meets members of Cheap Trick and shows off his guitars.

08.13.1980 - George calls John in New York to suggest a collaboration.

12.08.1980 - John Lennon fatally shot 4 times in the back by Mark David Chapman who heard voices in his head.

02.19.1981 - George Harrison loses plagarism suit over "My Sweet Lord" subconscious copy of The Chiffons' "He's So Fine".

04.27.1981 - Ringo marries Barbara Bach in London at Marylebone Register Office. Barbara has 2 children from a previous

marriage, Francesca in 1969 and a son, Gianni, in 1973. Barbara was a famous model, actress and

Former covergirl for "Seventeen" magazine.

08.10.1985 - Michael Jackson purchases ATV Music for $47.5 million, the catalogue includes 4000 songs

including Northern Songs, publisher of over 100 Beatles original songs. Paul and

Yoko Ono combined in a bidding war against Jackson, who was working off earlier

advice given him by Paul that the purchase would be a wise investment.

08.22.1986 - U.S. release of Paul's album "Press To Play".

08.24.1987 - Worldwide release of "The Beatles" white album, and "Yellow Submarine" album on compact disc.

07.28.1989 - George records with Jeff Lynne.

08.11.1989 - Bruce Springsteen joined Ringo during the All-Starr Band's concert at the Garden State Arts Center

in Holmdel, New Jersey.

08.25.1989 - An Oldsmobile commercial with Ringo and his daughter Lee, airs.

08.28.1989 - Within 30 minutes, all tickets for Paul's upcoming U.S. tour are sold out.

08.04.1990 - The live concert by Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band was recorded for Home Video.

12.30.1994 - Ringo's ex-wife Maureen dies of luekemia.

08.28.1995 - Ringo's tour is interrupted as he learns that his daughter Lee needs a brain operation.


11.19.1995 - "Free As A Bird " released as a single via recording made by John Lennon in 1977, edited & added to by George, Paul and Ringo after being presented to them by Yoko Ono in February 1994   The Beatles - Free As A Bird ( written 1977 recorded 1994 released 1995 )     320 Kilobits per second = highest quality recordings


06.15.1996 - George Martin, Producer for The Beatles, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

03.11.1997 - Sir Paul McCartney knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Paul dedicates it to his former Beatles' members.

04.17.1998 - Linda McCartney dies from breast cancer first diagnosed in 1995.

08.25.1998 - Ringo Starr's Fourth All-Starr Band performs in Moscow, the first (ex-)Beatle to play Russia.

08.30.1999 - Liverpool kicks off International Beatles Week with a debut screening of the digitally

enriched film, "Yellow Submarine".

12.30.1999 - George Harrison is stabbed at his home by Michael Abram, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.

11.30.2001 - George Harrison dies due to cancer.

00.00.2002 - Paul made honorary detective by N.Y.P.D. for contribution to post 09.11.2001 concert.

05.00.2002 - Paul puts on display over 70 of his paintings from past 20 years at Walker Art Gallery,

Liverpool, England from May through August.

06.11.2002 - Paul McCartney, age 59 marries Heather Mills, age 34.

03.27.2003 - John Lennon's childhood home is opened to the public as a museum.

10.28.2003 - Beatrice Milly McCartney born to Paul and Heather McCartney via C-section.

 

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John Lennon and Jesus:

 

"Christianity will go," he said. "It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I will be proved right.

We're more popular than Jesus now. I don't know which will go first -- rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right,

but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."

 

John Lennon later apologized for his statement and recorded his apology on a separate record album.

 

   


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