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What did The Beatles do today February 5?


The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 5

Most music mavens know that The Beatles were a UK 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 1962 through 1993.


The Beatles 1962

On this day in 1962 The Beatles perform at the Kingsway Club in Southport, England.  Drummer Pete Best becomes ill and Starr sits in for the first time.

On this day in 1963 The Beatles perform at the Gaumont in Doncaster, England as part of the Helen Shapiro tour.

On this day in 1966 the Rubber Soul album reaches its fifth week at number 1 in the US.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles shoot a clip for “Penny Lane”.  At noon The Beatles meet behind the Royal Theatre in Stratford, London.  They shot multiple scenes including the group in front of the theatre, the horse scenes and Lennon walking on Angel Lane.

On this day in 1969 the Yellow Submarine LP goes gold in the US.  Also on this day The Beatles are in the studio mixing the rooftop performances of  2 versions of “I’ve Got A Feeling“,  “Don’t Let Me Down“, 2 versions of  “Get Back“,  “The One After 909” and  “Dig A Pony” with producer George Martin and second engineer Alan Parsons.

On this day in 1973 filming begins on  Little Malcolm which George Harrison is producing.


Paul McCartney 1993

On this day in 1990 McCartney performs again at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of his “Get Back Tour”.

On this day in 1993 McCartney plays London marking the start of his “New World Tour”.

(Images courtesy of BlogsCanoe and WolfgangsVault)

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