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Today in Beatles History

August 17

1892
Mae West is born.

1960
Arrival in Hamburg. Evening: First performance at the Indra Club.

1962
Performance at the Cavern. Last with Pete Best.

1963
'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.

1964
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).

1965
Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.

1966
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).

1967
Brian writes a letter to Derek Taylor, then in California, about his next (never materialised) trip to New York.

1968
George leaves England, starting a 5-day trip to Greece.

1971
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'.

1972
Wings concert in Rotterdam.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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Information for Today In Beatles History was compiled from various sources including data collected by Victor Muñoz.

Data last updated March 18, 2021.



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