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What did The Beatles do today February 14?

The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 14

Most music aficionados know that The Beatles were a Brit band founded in 1960. They were the most critically and commercially successful groups 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 Beatles-related moments.  The events date from 1843 through 2003.

On this day in 1843, the actual show for the benefit of Mr. Kite occurred.


The Beatles 1961

On this day in 1961, The Beatles perform at the Casanova club in Liverpool, England.  It is the earliest filmed performance of the band.  They also give a special Valentine’s Day performance at Litherland Town Hall.

On this day in 1967, The Beatles are in the studio continuing work on “Only A Northern Song”.

On this day in 1972 Lennon and Ono appear as guest-hosts for 1 week on the “Mike Douglas Show”.

On this day in 1979, Harrison releases the LP George Harrison in the U.SHe also releases the single “Blow Away“/”Soft Hearted Hana”.

On this day in 1981 Lennon‘s Double Fantasy hits its 8th and final week at number 1 in the U.S.

On this day in 1990 McCartney performs at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of his “Get Back Tour”.


Paul McCartney 1997

On this day in 1994 EMI releases special, colored vinyl editions of the digitally enhanced compilation albums The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970.

On this day in 1996 the worldwide radio broadcast of “Real Love” officially begins.

On this day in 1997 McCartney works on recording “Beautiful Night” at Abbey Road Studios.

On this day in 2003 stolen reel-to-reel studio recordings by the Beatles are discovered in Australia.  Authorities recover the tapes for the group’s platters The Beatles and Abbey Road after they are advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper.

(Images courtesy of RingOfStars and AP File Photo)

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