This Week In Beatles History: March 1 – March 7
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.
March 7, 1963 – The band performed as part of the Mersey Beat Showcase at the Elizabethan Ballroom in Nottingham. They appeared with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Big Three and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
March 2, 1964 – Shooting began for the movie, A Hard Day’s Night. Also, the single “Twist and Shout”/”There’s a Place” was released in the U.S. and went to No. 2 on the Billboard charts.
March 6, 1965 – Filming for the movie Help! took place at Nassau Airport in the Bahamas.
March 4, 1966 – London’s The Evening Standard published an interview with Maureen Cleave in which John Lennon said that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus now.”
March 2, 1967 – Paul and John’s “Michelle” won Song of the Year at the ninth annual Grammy Awards. Paul also won best performance for “Eleanor Rigby.”
March 2, 1969 – John played with Yoko at a concert performance at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, with an audience of 500.
March 6, 1970 – The Beatles’ last single, “Let It Be”/”You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” was released. It reached No. 2 in the charts. Also Hey Jude, the album, went gold in the U.S.
March 1, 1972 – John Lennon’s immigration visa had expired, and he faced being deported. A battle with the authorities began, and the FBI started secret investigations on him.
March 6, 1975 – After a breakup with Yoko lasting 18 months, John announced that they were officially back together again.
March 4, 1996 – “Real Love”/”Baby’s In Black” was released in the UK. It was the second single released by Paul, George, and Ringo using an original John Lennon recording. It reached No. 4 in the UK charts, and sold half a million copies in the U.S.