2012-1980 – John Lennon is shot to Deaths outside of his New York City home by Mark David Chapman. His biggest hit is “(Just Like) Starting Over,” which was released the month before his Deaths and becomes a million-selling No. 1 song. As part of the Beatles he is inducted into the Rock and Roll […]
2008 – AES San Francisco 2008 Special Event Friday, October 3, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm Geoff Emerick/Sgt. Pepper Abstract: Marking the 40th Anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Geoff Emerick, the Beatles engineer on the original recording was commissioned by the BBC to re-record the entire album on the […]
2008 – Paul McCartney announced today that he will perform in Isreal to the delight of many fans. It has been over 40 years since The Beatles tried to perform there and were shut out by the government. They deemed that Rock Music and the Beatles would degenerative to the youth of the nation. Paul […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
1970 – In 1970, The Beatles had their last original single, “The Long and Winding Road,” hit number 1. Since then, they’ve had moderate success with “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Back in the USSR” (1976), “The Beatles’ Movie Medley” (1982), “Twist and Shout” (1986, because of its inclusion in the movies, […]
1963 – The Beatles are introduced to the Rolling Stones for the first time backstage in Richmond, England. George Harrison says he’s particularly impressed by the unsigned band’s performance.
1967 – The Bee Gees release their first English single, “New York Mining Disaster 1941.” Advertisements call the trio “The Most Significant Talent Since the Beatles.”
1969 – The Beatles record “The Ballad of John and Yoko” at Abbey Road.
2008 – Heather Mills’ evidence in her divorce case with Sir Paul McCartney was “inconsistent, inaccurate” and “less than candid”, according to judge Mr Justice Bennett’s. His High Court ruling was revealed in full after Ms Mills was told she could not appeal against its publication. The full ruling was published a day after she […]
2007 – The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.
2006 – Billy Preston, the so-called “Fifth Beatle” dies aged 59. Preston played keyboards on “Get Back,” and during the 1970s scored solo No. 1s with “Nothing From Nothing” and “Will It Go Round in Circles.”
2006 – The Beatles announce plans to digitally remaster their back catalog and sell it online.