The Beatles: On this day in music history
Most music mavens know that The Beatles were a UK band founded in 1960. They were 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 1964 through 2013.
On this day in 1964 Vee Jay Records re-released Introducing The Beatles in the US. Also on this day The Beatles hold a press conference in the Plaza Hotel dancing room and the band receives a congratulatory telegram from Elvis Presley. Additionally, the Herald Tribune writes that The Beatles are “75% publicity, 20% haircuts and 5% cheerful mornings.” The Daily News reports that Elvis Presley’s performances “are nothing compared with the Beatles stage image.”
On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio working on “A Day In The Life”. Studio visitors include: Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Pattie Harrison, Mike Nesmith and Donovan. Also on this day Magical Mystery Tour hits week number 6 at number 1 in the US.
On this day in 1972 The BBC bans McCartney’s “Give Ireland Back To The Irish”.
On this day in 1980 Ringo Starr is interviewed by US DJ Robert W. Morgan.
On this day in 1983 McCartney is presented with an award for the “Best British Male Artist of 1982″ from the British Record Industry at the 2nd annual BRIT Awards. Producer George Martin presents.
On this day in 1988 Harrison is a guest on KLOS-FM’s “Rockline” out of L.A.
On this day in 1993 McCartney flies to New York City for promotional reasons and to appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”.
On this day in 2012 McCartney is declared the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event in L.A. which celebrates his achievements and philanthropic work.
On this day in 2013 McCartney garners a Grammy for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” for his 2012 disc Kisses on the Bottom. His 1973 LP, Band on the Run, is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as well.
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