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What did The Beatles do today February 2?

The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 2

Most music mavens know that The Beatles were a Brit band founded in 1960. They were one of the most critically and commercially successful acts in history. The line-up from 1962 on included: John Lennon (guitar, keys, and vocals), Paul McCartney (bass, keys, guitar and vocals), George Harrison (guitar, keys and vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, percussion, piano and vocals).

On this day in music history, there were several noteworthy Beatles-related moments.  The events date from 1963 through 2002.

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The Beatles 1963

On this day in 1963 The Beatles begin their first British tour.  A concert at the Gaumont in Bradford, England is filmed for broadcast on ABC-TV and, later, in part on the UK show “Thank Your Lucky Stars”.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles continue working on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” overdubbing take 9.  They also work on a mono mixing and remixing of the tune.

On this day in 1974 Ringo Starr’s cover of “You’re Sixteen” reaches number 1 on the US Cashbox chart.

On this day in 1981 McCartney‘s Montserrat recording sessions begin.

On this day in 1983 McCartney joins Michael Jackson in shooting a promotional clip for “The Man”.

On this day in 1990 McCartney performs again at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan as part of his “Get Back Tour”.

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“Ebony And Ivory”

On this day in 2002 The Phonographic Performance Ltd. launched their website performersmoney.ppluk.com.  This was the site where musicians could check to see if they were owed any of £10 million in unclaimed funds.  On This day it revealed that Jackson was owed more than £100,000 for “Say, Say, Say” and that Stevie Wonder owed money for “Ebony And Ivory”.

(Images courtesy of BeatleSiteBlogSpot and Wikipedia)

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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