The Beatles This Week: April 12 – April 18

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This Week In Beatles History

April 12 – April 18


Did you ever wonder about what The Beatles were up to on a week-to-week basis?  Are you a Beatles trivia buff?  Test your knowledge here as you look at what happened to The Beatles in a specific week in time.

April 13, 1963 – The band appeared on national BBC television for the first time when they recorded “The 625 Show” at Shepherd’s Bush.

April 13, 1964 – The Beatles received a Gold Disc in the US for “The Beatles Second Album.”

April 16, 1964 – “A Hard Day’s Night” was recorded in three hours at Abbey Road.

April 17, 1964 – The press announced that the movie The Beatles were working on was officially given the name “A Hard Day’s Night.”

April 13, 1965 – The band received two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group for “A Hard Day’s Night.”

April 15, 1965 – The Beatles appeared on “Top of the Pops” performing “Ticket To Ride” for the first time.

April 13, 1966 – Work was finished on “Love You To” and recording began on “Paperback Writer.”

April 12, 1968 – John and his wife Cynthia as well as George and his wife Pattie returned to London after a long trip to India, visiting and learning from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the International Academy of Transcendental Meditation.

April 14, 1969 – Paul and John recorded “The Ballad of John and Yoko.”

April 12, 1970 – Paul released his first solo LP, “McCartney” in Britain. It reached No. 2 in the charts.

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Last updated: Apr 12, 2009
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