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This day in Beatles history

13th July 1954 – the Recording Session that changed British Music History

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“Without Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan, without Lonnie Donegan, no Beatles.” – George Harrison.July 13th 1954 – one of the most important recording sessions in British rock and pop history

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Fredrich-Ebert Halle, where the Beatles recorded My Bonnie

It Was 60 Years Ago Today – the Beatles Record ‘My Bonnie’ with Tony Sheridan

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It was 60 Years ago today! The Beatles made their first commercially released recordings in Fredrich-Ebert Halle, in Harburg, about 15 miles outside of Hamburg. They mainly backed Tony Sheridan,

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October 5th 1962 – The Beatles first Single, ‘Love Me Do’ is Released in the UK

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On October 5th 1962, the Beatles first single ‘Love Me Do’ was released. On the Parlophone ‘red label’, it featured the Beatles recording made on September 4th 1962, with Ringo

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August 11th 1966 – Beatles Press Conference to Launch new tour turns into Interview with John Lennon about his ‘The Beatles are more Popular than Jesus Christ’ Comment.

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John Lennon made the remark to Maureen Cleave of the London Evening Standard during an extensive series of interiews with each Beatle. The comment made little impact in the UK

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August 8th 1969 – the Beatles Cross Abbey Road for the famous Album Cover Photo

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On 8th August 1969, at 11.35am, four men walked across a zebra crossing in St John’s Wood. Hardly an earth-shattering event, but since then millions of people have come to

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July 26th 1989 – Paul McCartney Live at the Playhouse Theatre, London

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Wouldn’t you just know it :>) You wait years to see a ‘live’ Beatle – then you see 2 in 2 days! The day after seeing George Harrison at the

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May 22nd 1968 The Press Launch for the Beatles’ ‘Apple Tailoring’ in the Kings Road Chelsea

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On May 22nd 1968, John Lennon and George Harrison attended a party at the Club Dell’Aretusa in the Kings Road, Chelsea,  to launch ‘Apple Tailoring’ which was opening just down

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John Lennon at Kenwood – May 1968

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Here are a series of photos, taken by my good friend Marilyn Demmen, of John Lennon, and his home Kenwood, in May 1968. Marilyn was a regular visitor, and sometimes

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4th February 1968 – Recording Across the Universe – With a Little Help…

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February 4th 1968. The Beatles are recording Across the Universe at EMI, Abbey Road. Half way through the session, Paul McCartney comes out of the Studio, and asks the fans

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October 17th 1963 – A Busy Day at Abbey Road

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October 17th 1963 was a busy day for the Beatles at EMI Studios, Abbey Road. They recorded both sides of their new single, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and

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