The Beatles This Week: April 26 – May 2

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This Week In Beatles History

April 26 – May 2

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.

May 2, 1963 – “From Me To You” reached No. 1 in the UK singles charts.

April 26, 1964 – After 15 weeks of not performing, The Beatles returned to the stage at the Empire Pool in Wembley.  It was the New Musical Express 1963-64 Annual Poll Winners’ All-Star Concert in front of a crowd of 10,000.

May 2, 1964 – “The Beatles Second Album” knocked “Meet The Beatles” out of the No. 1 slot in the US, and stayed there for five weeks.

April 28, 1965 – The Beatles were presented with a Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for “A Hard Day’s Night.”  This was done at the studio and taped so it could be broadcast in the US during the award show.

May 1, 1966 – The last live Beatles performance in Britain took place at the Empire Pool Wembley for the New Musical Express Annual Poll Winners’ All-Star Concert.

April 29, 1967 – The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream Event, (a multi-artist event) took place at Alexandra Palace.  John Lennon performed, and Yoko Ono was also a performer.

April 30, 1968 – Paul recorded the single “Thingumybob” with the Black Dyke Blues Band.

April 30, 1969 – John and Paul worked together on “You Know My Name.”

May 1, 1970 – George Harrison jammed with Bob Dylan for Dylan’s album “New Morning.”

April 30, 1973 – Paul and Wings released the album “Red Rose Speedway” in the US.

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Last updated: Apr 26, 2009
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