Tuesday, August 17, 2010
August 17 - Today in Beatles History
Arrival in Hamburg. Evening: First performance at the Indra Club.
Performance at the Cavern. Last with Pete Best.
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 15th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
US single release: 'It's For You', by Cilla Black.
The Beatles appear on the cover photograph of US weekly magazine 'Saturday Evening Post' (photograph taken 3 June 1964).
Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.
Afternoon. Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. 15,000 people attend.
Evening. Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. 18,000 people attend.
In Toronto, Lennon states his support to the American who go to Canada rather than being sent to Vietnam.
'Yellow Submarine', 2nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Eleanor Rigby' number 1, 1st week, 2nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Brian writes a letter to Derek Taylor, then in California, about his next (never materialized) trip to New York.
George leaves England, starting a 5-day trip to Greece.
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.
Wings concert in Rotterdam.
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).
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