August 10 – Today in Beatles History

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP number 1, 14th week (UK ‘Record Retailer’ chart).

1964
US release of 4 singles by Vee Jay, using all its Beatles catalogue: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’/’Thank You Girl’; ‘Please Please Me’/’From Me To You’; ‘Love Me Do’/’P.S. I Love You’; ‘Twist And Shout’/’There’s A Place’.

1966
‘Yellow Submarine’ number 1 [?], entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
‘Eleanor Rigby’ number 2, entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

1968
All 4 Beatles, Yoko and Stan Gortikov, USA’s Capitol president, lunch at the Ritz Hotel, London.
John and Yoko take Gortikov to see the play ‘Halfway Up The Tree’ at the Queen’s Theatre.

1972
Evening: Paul’s concert at the Scandinavian Hall, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Paul, Linda and Denny Seiwell are arrested for possession of marijuana.

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

1985
Michael Jackson buys ATV music for 47.5 million dollars, becoming the owner of the Northern Songs catalogue.

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