Monday 24 August 2015


1960--The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
1961--The Beatles perform at St. John’s Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool.
1962--The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, then that night they perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.
1963--The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth. This is the final night of a six-night engagement at the Gaumont, playing two shows per night.

1964--US release of The Beatles’ single Slow Down / Matchbox (Capitol). Eight weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #17.
1964--The Beatles attend a charity meet-and-greet event at Livingston Garden, Los Angeles. The reception is organized by the Foundation Against Hemophilia. Many of the children of Hollywood movie stars get to meet their idols up close and personal. As one example, Paul McCartney holds Rebel Lee Robinson (daughter of Edward G. Robinson) in his arms.


1966--The Beatles perform their second concert at Shea Stadium in New York.

1967--The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation (TM) they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London. John Lennon later says the experience was akin to “going somewhere without your trousers.” TM involves the silent repetition of a word, short phrase, or sound to produce a state of mind that reduces stress, calms the mind, and energizes both mind and body. The Maharishi invites the Beatles to travel with him to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend more lectures. They accept his invitation.


1967--Ringo visits his wife, Maureen, and son, Jason, at Queen’s Charlotte Hospital.

1967--The Beatles have a long conversation with Brian Epstein about the upcoming “Magical Mystery Tour” film.

1968--John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear live for an interview on David Frost’s television program, “Frost on Saturday.” John’s current interests are made exceedingly clear. The word “Beatles” is scarcely uttered. Instead, John and Yoko discuss art, vibrations, and the avant-garde. Frost was a bit cautious, prompting John and Yoko to take charge of the interview and liven things up. The interview was re-broadcast on “The Best of Frost,” on May 18, 1969.

1969--In the morning, John Lennon writes the song Cold Turkey. In the afternoon he rehearses it. By the end of the evening, the gut-wrenching song has been recorded.

1987--US re-release of The Beatles’ album The Beatles (The White Album) on double CD (Capitol).

1987--US re-release of The Beatles’ album Yellow Submarine on CD (Capitol).

1987--UK release of The Beatles’ albums on CD: Yellow Submarine and The Beatles (The White Album, issued as a double CD). (EMI).

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