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The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 17

Most music mavens know that The Beatles were a Brit band founded in 1960. They were perhaps 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 1965 through 2000.


The Beatles 1965

On this day in 1965 The Beatles are in the studio recording takes of “The Night Before” and “You Like Me Too Much”.

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio recording, overdubbing, mixing and remixing “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”

On this day in 1968 Magical Mystery Tour hits its 8th week at number one in the U.S.

On this day in 1971 Lennon gives a live interview from his Tittenhurst Park estate to U.S. DJ Scott Muni.

On this day in 1975 Lennon’s platter Rock’n’Roll is released in the U.S.


George Harrison 1991

On this day in 1984 The Beatles‘ American 20th anniversary celebrations continue as the 10th annual Beatlefest convention opens in New Jersey.

On this day in 1990 McCartney’s “Put It There” moves to number 32 on the UK singles chart.

On this day in 1991 Harrison goes to see Bob Dylan‘s concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.  Harrison gives Dylan flowers but does not perform with him.

On this day in 2000 Lennon’s white Steinway piano on which he wrote “Imagine”, goes on display at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England.

(Images courtesy of StudentsCeidUpatras and IOffer)

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