The Beatles This Week: April 19 – April 25

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This Week In Beatles History

April 19 – April 25


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 21, 1963 – The Beatles play to a crowd of 10,000 as part of the 14-act NME Poll Winner’s Concert at the Empire Pool in Wembley.

April 23, 1964 – John Lennon was the guest of honor at a Foyle’s Literary Lunch in the Dorchester Hotel, London.

April 24, 1964 – The last movie scenes for “A Hard Day’s Night” were filmed in West Ealing.

April 25, 1964 – Peter and Gordon’s “World Without Love,” a composition by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, knocks “Can’t Buy Me Love” out of the #1 slot.

April 21, 1965 – Filming continued for the movie “Help!”

April 25, 1965 – “Ticket To Ride” reached the top of the British charts and stayed there for three weeks.

April 20, 1966 – The band began recording “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Taxman.”

April 19, 1967 – The Beatles and Co., a legal business partnership, was formed to bind the band together until 1977.

April 21, 1969 – John and Yoko Ono formed Bag Productions, a company to publish books and release films.

April 20, 1973 – “The Beatles 1962 – 1966” (the Red Album) was released in the UK, reaching No 3 in the charts. “The Beatles 1967 – 1970” (the Blue Album) was also released this day, and reached No 2 in the charts. Both albums stayed in the charts for 172 (Red) and 137 (Blue) weeks.

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Last updated: Apr 19, 2009
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