Sunday 28 June 2015


1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, Cheshire. This is The Beatles' first engagement for Top Rank, the foremost booking organization in Britain.

1963--The Beatles perform for two houses at Queen's Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire. Appearing with The Beatles is Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band. Beatlemania is strong this rainy night, with a crowd of 3,200 crammed into Queen's Hall. The promoter has about 20 stewards linking arms around the stage to prevent over-zealous fans from getting on stage with The Beatles. One of the porters is bitten on the arm, and some fans crawl under the stage. The Beatles also evoke screaming from girls in the audience, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly frequent during Beatles performances.
1965--The Beatles, touring in Italy, perform two shows at the Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy. Setlist:
Twist And Shout, She’s A Woman, I’m A Loser, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Rock And Roll Music, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride y Long Tall Sally.

1968--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Rehearsal and recording (5 takes) of Good Night, John Lennon's lullaby for his five-year-old son, Julian. Ringo sings the lead vocal. One of these recordings is included on The Beatles Anthology 3, but since it had no clear ending, the end of the "White Album" version was tacked onto the track to complete it (Disc one, Track 12).
1973--John Lennon and Yoko Ono take part in a protest demonstration at the South Vietnamese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
1974--During a break in recording his Walls and Bridges album, John records a demo version of Goodnight Vienna for Ringo Starr.

1975--Wings' LP, Venus and Mars, reaches #1 in the UK charts.

1975--David Bowie releases Fame, which goes on to become his first American No. 1 hit. The song was co-written by John, who also played and sang backing vocals on the single.

1984--In the UK, Sidgwick & Jackson publish Ray Coleman’s biography, “John Winston Lennon 1940-1966,” the first volume of a two part account of John’s life. It soon wins critical acclaim for its fair and accurate portrayal of the former Beatle’s early life.
1990--At a concert in Liverpool, Paul performs the John songs Strawberry Fields Forever, Help!, and Give Peace a Chance, in public for the first time before 50,000 people.

1996--Walter Shenson announces that The Beatles' movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" have been restored and will be the featured films during a week-long "Film Preservation Festival" sponsored by the US cable television network “American Movie Classics.” Shenson also announces that he has rejected an offer to sell the rights to "A Hard Day's Night" to allow it to be colorized.
1997--George has an operation to remove a growth from his neck. The tumor proves to be benign.

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