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What did The Beatles do today February 22?

The Beatles: On this day in music history

February 22

Most music mavens already know that The Beatles were a British 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 1964 through 2003.

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The Beatles 1964

On this day in 1964 Meet The Beatles reaches its second week at number 1 in the U.S.  The single “I Want To Hold Your Hand” reaches its fourth week at the top.  Also on this day, The Beatles leave from Kennedy Airport to return home to the UK.

On this day in 1965 The Beatles and Eleanor Bron fly from England to the Bahamas to start filming their second feature Help!

On this day in 1967 The Beatles are in the studio editing, mixing and remixing takes of “A Day In The Life”.  They also record the final piano chord for the song and record their first take of “Anything” (also known as “Drum Track (1)”).

On this day in 1969 The Beatles hits its 8th week at number one in the U.S.  The Beatles go into the studio to begin the Abbey Road sessions.  The Beatles record multiple takes of “I Want You” (later named “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.

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George Harrison 1988

On this day in 1988 Harrison’s All Things Must Pass is released on CD.

On this day in 1995 McCartney begins recording “Young Boy”.

On this day in 2003 McCartney performs a private performance in San Diego, California for Wendy Whitworh’s 50th birthday.  Whitworth is the executive producer of CNN’s “Larry King Show.”  McCartney donates his standard $1 million fee to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity.

(Images courtesy of BeatlePhotoBlog and MorrisonHotelGallery)

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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