Beatles History: Jan 26 – Jan 31

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Beatles Walking 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.

January 26, 1963 – The Beatles played at “The Greatest Teenage Dance” at the Co-operative Hall in Darwen, Lancashire, put on by the local Baptist Youth Club.

January 29, 1963 – The “Talent Spot” was broadcast on BBC television, starring The Beatles.

January 29, 1964 – The boys recorded “Can’t Buy Me Love” at the EMI Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France.  They also recorded “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” in German.

January 27, 1967 – The Beatles signed a new contract with EMI, good until January 1976.

January 27, 1967 – The Beatles signed a deal with Hunter Davies, who was planning to write a biography on the band.

January 30, 1967 – The first shoot at Knole Park, near Sevenoaks, Kent took place to produce promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane.”

January 27, 1968 – John Lennon recorded an interview for The Kenny Everett Show.

January 28, 1968 – Paul McCartney rehearsed with Cilla Black for “Step Inside Love.”

January 30, 1968 – George Harrison finished the recording for “Wonderwall.”

January 28, 1969 – The Beatles recorded “Get Back” and “Don’t Let Me Down.”

January 30, 1969 – The Beatles gave their last live performance on the roof of their Apple Studio building in London.  It lasted 42 minutes, and the police were called to make the band stop playing, as they had brought the area down below to a complete standstill.

January 31, 1969 – The band recorded “The Long and Winding Road” and “Let It Be” for the “Get Back” documentary.

January 27, 1970 – The Plastic Ono Band recorded John’s “Instant Karma.”

January 27, 1975 – Ringo’s “No No Song”/”Snookeroo” went on sale in the U.S.

January 26, 1976 – The Beatles contract with EMI ended.  Paul signed with them again, but Ringo and George signed with other labels.  John did not sign with anyone.

Last updated: Jan 26, 2015
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