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What did The Beatles do today February 11?

The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 11

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 1963 through 2008.


The Beatles 1963

On this day in 1963 The Beatles were in the studio recording takes of “There’s A Place“, “Seventeen” (which was the working title of “I Saw Her Standing There“), “A Taste Of Honey“, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” and “Misery”.  They also taped takes of “Hold Me Tight“, “Anna (Go To Him)“, “Boys“, “Chains“, “Baby It’s You” and “Twist And Shout”.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles perform at the Washington Coliseum.

On this day in 1965 Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox at London’s Caxton Hall.  Lennon and Harrison attend.

On this day in 1968 The Beatles are in the recording studio working on takes of “Hey Bulldog”.  They’re also filmed for the “Lady Madonna” clip.

On this day in 1970 the film The Magic Christian—starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr– premieres in New York City.  Also on this day, Lennon, Ono, Klaus Voorman, Alan White and Mal Evans appear on the BBC TV show “Top Of The Pops”.  They perform Lennon’s hit song “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”.

On this day in 1978 Starr begins working on his television special titled “Ringo”.


Ringo Starr

On this day in 1988 Warner Brothers execs in L.A. view a premiere screening of Imagine: John Lennon.

On this day in 1990 McCartney plays a concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky as part of his “Get Back Tour”.

On this day in 1994 McCartney, Harrison and Starr begin to actually record the track “Free As A Bird”.

On this day in 1999 Starr participates in an AOL chat with fans around the globe on the night of his All-Starr Band tenth anniversary tour.

On this day in 2008 McCartney and Heather Mills attend a hearing to reach a financial settlement for their divorce.

(Images courtesy of DoYouRemember and StarPlazaTheatre)

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