The Beatles This Week: April 5 – April 11

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This Week In Beatles History

 April 5 – April 11

A Hard Day’s Night Movie Poster

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 5, 1963 – The Beatles received their first silver disc for “Please Please Me.”

April 5, 1964 – The opening scenes of “A Hard Day’s Night” were filmed at Marylebone Station in London.

April 10, 1964 – The Beatles “Second Album” was releases in the US.

April 6, 1965 – DJ Simon Dee from the pirate station Radio Caroline presented the band with a Bell award. Also, the EP “Beatles For Sale” was released in the UK.

April 6, 1966 – The first recording session for the album “Revolver” took place at Abbey Road. “Tomorrow Never Knows” was the first track to be recorded, and it only took three takes. New technology such as artificial double tracking, tape loops, and a Leslie speaker were experimented with.

April 9, 1967 – The Monterey Pop Festival planning advisory board asked Paul to join them. He advised them to book Jimi Hendrix. (He gave an iconic performance.)

April 8, 1968 – “Lady Madonna/”The Inner Light” received a gold disc in the US.

April 9, 1970 – John was at the Arthur Janov clinic, receiving treatment for heroin addiction.

April 8, 1974 – Paul and Wings released “Band On The Run”/”Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” in the US.

April, 1979 – Ringo was hospitalized with severe intestinal problems related to a childhood sickness. Near death, he was brought to a hospital in Monte Carlo, where doctors removed a part of his intestines, saving his life.

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Last updated: Apr 05, 2009
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