This Week in Beatles History: Feb 8 – Feb 14

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Beatles Warhol Pop Art Poster 24 x 36Did 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.

February 11, 1963 – The Beatles recorded ten new tracks at Abbey Road for their first album, Please Please Me.

February 9, 1964 – The band appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show.  An estimated 73 million people across the US tuned in.  They even received a telegram of congratulations from Elvis Presley.

February 11, 1964 – The Beatles played their first US concert venue in front of 8,000 fans at the Washington Coliseum in DC.

February 11, 1965 – Ringo Starr married his long-time girlfriend Maureen Cox.

February 13, 1967 – “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” were released in the US on Capitol 5810.

February 11, 1968 – The band shot a promotional film for “Lady Madonna” just before they left for India to study Transcendental Meditation.

February 9, 1972 – Paul’s band, Wings, began a your of England, starting with an unannounced appearance at Nottingham University.

February 8, 1974 – Ringo released “You’re Sixteen”/Devil Woman” in the UK.

February 11, 1977 – George released “True Love”/”Pure Smokey” in the UK.

February 8, 1983 – At the BPI Awards, the British Phonographic Industry’s pop music awards, Paul was awarded Best British Male Solo Artist and the Beatles were awarded Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

Last updated: Feb 08, 2009
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