2012 – “Yellow Submarine” the animated Beatles movie was restored completely today on This Day in Rock Music History! The iconic movie was carefully restored frame by frame for a May 28th DVD Release this year. The movie was originally released in 1968, and was a surreal story about a magical land called Pepperland which […]
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2003 –A Spanish hairdresser pays over a thousand dollars for a lock of hair George Harrison cut off in 1964. The hair will be displayed in Rafael Pages’ hairdressing museum in Barcelona.
2001 –The Sunday Mirror lists the Beatles as the biggest money-earners of 2000. Although they no longer exist, the band pulled in a tidy $50 million.
1997 – Former Fab Four member Paul McCartney is officially knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
1996 – Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood, also music promoter Harvey Goldsmith became an MBE and Van Morrison an OBE.
1990 – The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., names four recently discovered asteroids after the four Beatles.
1987 – Beatlemania returns to US charts as the group holds down the Top 4 on US CD chart: 1. Hard Day’s Night 2. Please Please Me 3. Beatles for Sale 4. With the Beatles
1976 – The Beatles re-release 22 singles in the UK. One of the singles, “Yesterday,” had never been released in the UK. Yesterday is the most recorded song of all time by other artists, which was released in the US in 1965.
1970 – Beatles Let It Be debuts at No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100, the highest ever new entry. In the U.K., the Beatles’ “Let It Be” is kept from the No. 1 position by “Wand’rin’ Star,” the only single ever to feature the vocals of actor Lee Marvin.
1970 – Police fear a Beatles connection when a terrorist organization calling itself Revolutionary Force 9 takes credit for three bombings in New York.
1970 – The Beatles release “Let it Be” as a single in the UK.