Friday, February 12, 2010

This Week in Beatles History Feb 8 – Feb 14

February 11, 1963 – The Beatles recorded ten new tracks at Abbey Road for their first album “Please Please Me.”

February 9, 1964 – The band appeared live on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” An estimated 73 million people across the US tuned in. They even received a telegram of congratulations from Elvis Presley.

February 11, 1964 – The Beatles played their first US concert venue in front of 8,000 fans at the Washington Coliseum in DC.

February 11, 1965 – Ringo Starr married his long-time girlfriend Maureen Cox.

February 13, 1967 – “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” were released in the US on Capitol 5810.

February 11, 1968 – The band shot promotional film for “Lady Madonna” just before they left for India to study Transcendental Meditation.

February 9, 1972 – Paul’s band, Wings, began a your of England, starting with an unannounced appearance at Nottingham University.

February 8, 1974 – Ringo released “You’re Sixteen”/Devil Woman” in the UK.

February 11, 1977 – George released “True Love”/”Pure Smokey” in the UK.

February 8, 1983 – At the BPI Awards, the British Phonographic Industry’s pop music awards, Paul was awarded Best British Male Solo Artist and the Beatles were awarded Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

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