Monday 4 May 2015


1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963-The Beatles top the British chart with their third single, From Me to You. It becomes the first of a record-setting 11 No. 1's from 11 consecutive releases.

1964-Dick James Music and Northern Songs install their headquarters at 71-75 New Oxford Street, Blumsbury, London.

1965-The Beatles film on the Salisbury Plain for the movie, "Help!"

1968-The Beatles, Mia Farrow, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
1968-Welsh singer, Mary Hopkin, appears on the British TV show "Opportunity Knocks." She is spotted by the fashion model, Twiggy, who recommends her to Paul. Paul will sign Hopkin to Apple Records and produce her biggest seller, Those Were the Days. Hopkin had just turned 18 the day before.

1969-John and Yoko Ono buy Tittenhurst Park, a mansion in Ascot, Berkshire,  for £145,000, and moved into it on 11 August later that year. It was considerably renovated before their arrival, including the creation of an artificial lake which they could see from their bedroom window.
The Beatles' final photographic session took place at Tittenhurst Park on 22 August 1969. The images were used on the cover of the Hey Jude compilation early the following year.
A recording studio, known as Ascot Sound Studios or ASS, was installed at Tittenhurst in 1970. John's Imagine album and Ono's Fly were both recorded there. The sessions were filmed, and footage was later released in the documentary Gimme Some Truth: The Making Of John Lennon's Imagine. John and Ono moved to the United States in August 1971, and Lennon never returned to England.

Speaking on the telephone from New York, on 10 September 1973 he instructed an Ascot estate agent to put the mansion on the housing market.Ringo renamed the recording facilities Startling Studios. He made it available to other musicians, including T.Rex who filmed Born To Boogie there. Ringo sold Tittenhurst in 1988 for £5 million to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi.  

1969-Ringo, John and Paul (along with their wives, Maureen, Yoko and Linda) attend a party celebrating the completion of the primary shooting for the film "The Magic Christian," in which Ringo co-stars with Peter Sellers.
1969-The Northern Songs share price rises by 9 pennies.

1973-UK single release: Death Of Samantha / Yang Yang by Yoko Ono.

1977-US LP release: The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl.

1979-UK release of various artists LP, A Monument to British Rock (Harvest). Includes the songs: Get Back (The Beatles), My Sweet Lord (George Harrison), and Imagine (John Lennon).
1981-George releases a jaunty tribute to John with the song, All Those Years Ago. Paul and Ringo also contribute to the recording.
The music video features a slide show-type presentation of stills and short archival video clips. The emphasis is on Lennon and, to a lesser degree, Harrison. The post-Beatles stills of Lennon at older ages are countered with stills of Harrison from the same time frame:

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