This Week In Beatles History: March 22 – March 28

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Beatles Anthology Lunch BoxDid 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 22, 1963 – The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me, was released in the UK.

March 23, 1964 – John Lennon’s first book, In His Own Write was published. He appeared on Tonight to promote it.

March 28, 1964 – The Beatles had 10 songs in the US Billboard charts at the same time. This was a new record.

March 27, 1965 – John and George took LSD for the first time at the house of a dentist friend.

March 25, 1966 – The photo session for The Beatles Yesterday and Today album took place. The pictures are now called the famous “butcher” photographs, showing the boys in white coats with headless baby dolls and raw meat draped over them. A limited number of albums with this picture were released until Capitol Records replaced the image with an inoffensive photograph on the cover.

March 25, 1969 – After their marriage and honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a seven-day bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in the Presidential Suite.

March 27, 1969 – Ringo announced that the band would never play in front of an audience again.

March 27, 1970 – Ringo released his first solo album, Sentimental Journey, in the UK.

March 23, 1973 – The US Immigration Service ordered John Lennon to leave the country within 60 days.  He fought back by applying for a green card.

March 26, 1982 – Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney released “Ebony and Ivory” in the UK.

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Last updated: Mar 22, 2009
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