Tuesday 12 May 2015


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

1961--In Hamburg, West Germany, The Beatles (minus Stu Sutcliffe) sign a recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert. They are used as a backing band for London singer Tony Sheridan on some sessions for the Polydor label. From this point on, Stu performs only occasionally with The Beatles, and he decides to stay in Germany when the rest of the group go back to England in July.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963--The Beatles, at Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham, tape an appearance for the ABC Television program,
"Thank Your Lucky Stars." 

They do lip-sync performances of their songs From Me to You and I Saw Her Standing There. The show is broadcast on May 18.


This was The Beatles' first appearance as the top of the bill on Thank Your Lucky Stars. They played "From Me To You" and "I Saw Her Standing There". The photos were surely taken during "From Me To You".This also marks the first appearance of the famous dropped-T Beatles logo

1964--Lenmac Enterprises Limited, a music publishing company, is incorporated, with Brian Epstein as one of its opening directors.
1966--A mixing session for three songs intended for The Beatles' album, Revolver, but given ahead of time to Capitol Records in the US to complete the Yesterday and Today album. The songs provided are Doctor Robert, I'm Only Sleeping, and And Your Bird Can Sing. Taking these three John songs off of the US version of Revolver makes the 11-song US album artificially weighted toward Paul and George, although John's remaining songs She Said She Said and Tomorrow Never Knows are distinctive and creative enough to make his mark on the lop-sided American LP.


1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording is begun and completed for the song All Together Now, which is intended for the animated motion picture "Yellow Submarine." Nine takes of the rhythm track are taped, then overdubs are recorded. The session begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends around 12:30 a.m. George Martin is absent, so Geoff Emerick assumes the role of producer.

1968--In the US to promote Apple Corps, John Lennon and Paul McCartney conduct an Apple business meeting while sailing in a Chinese junk around the Statue of Liberty.

1971--In St. Tropez, Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macia. In attendance are Paul, Ringo, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, and the other Rolling Stones.

1972--An Immigration and Naturalization Service hearing is held in New York concerning the deportation order pending against John Lennon.

2000--Thieves steal the gates to Strawberry Field in Liverpool. The children's home inspired the John Lennon song Strawberry Fields Forever. As a child, John used to play in the wooded areas of the property that was located near his home on Menlove Avenue. A scrap dealer discovered the gates a few days later, and turned them in to the police. The gates were then reinstalled to the delight of Beatle fans around the world.

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