Tuesday 5 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.

1965-The Beatles filming again on the Salisbury Plain for the movie, "Help!" This will be the last day of shooting at this location.

1966-The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles overdub backwards guitars onto I'm Only Sleeping.

1969-US release of The Beatles’ single Get Back / Don't Let Me Down (Apple). 12 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

1969-The Beatles in the recording studio (Olympic Sound Studios, London). Recording overdubs for George Harrison's song, Something.

1969-Associated Television (ATV) gains control of Northern Songs, giving them control over the Lennon-McCartney song catalog. ATV also acquires Lenmac Enterprises, Ltd. The deal is finalized on September 25. John Lennon is furious at Dick James’ deception. He says: “I’m not going to be fucked around by men in suits sitting on their fat arses in the city.”
1971--The kidnapping charges (regarding Yoko Ono’s daughter, Kyoko) that were brought against the Lennons in Majorca, are officially dropped.

1972-John and Yoko Ono make their second, and final, appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show.” Unlike their first appearance the year before, they perform live in the studio.


Along with Elephant’s Memory Band, they perform Woman Is the Nigger of the World and We’re All Water. John takes the opportunity to express his feelings against television in England and they both explain in detail the problems they have been having trying to regain custody of Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko. John also tells Cavett that his phone is being tapped and that he is being followed by US government agents. Joining the Lennons on this show is actress Shirley MacLaine. Just before the broadcast, the bosses at ABC-TV want to cut the performance of Woman Is the Nigger of the World, but Cavett insists that it stay in, making a supportive disclaimer before the song is aired.

1990-A fund-raising memorial concert for John is held at Pier Head, on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool. Organized by Yoko Ono, proceeds will go to the “Greening of the World John Lennon Scholarship Fund.” Paul and Ringo contribute films for the event.

1998-The case of The Beatles vs. Lingasong Music opens in the High Courts of London. Edward “Kingsize” Taylor, who was responsible for taping The Beatles concert back on December 31, 1962, at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, tells the court: “John Lennon gave me permission to tape The Beatles’ performance.” Nicolas Merriman, representing Lingasong Music, tells the court: “Mr. Taylor said he asked John Lennon and that Lennon said it was OK...as long as he got the ale in.”

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