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Breakfast with the Beatles

The month of January in Beatles history

 
Posted February 1st, 2014 @ 12:00am

31st 1969 The Beatles play for the last time in public on the roof of their Apple Corps offices in London. The 42 minute performance, filmed for "Let It Be," is ended by police who arrive following noise complaints.

30th 1964 In Paris, they re-cut 2 of their songs in German: "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich."

29th 1974 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Jet" as a single. Initial pressing include "Mamunia" as the B-side, but 3 weeks later its changed to "Let Me Roll It."

28th 1964 A week after Capitol releases "Meet the Beatles," Vee-Jay Records issues "Introducing the Beatles," a collection of older material by the band.

27th 1975 Ringo Starr releases the single "No No Song" b|w "Snookeroo." It becomes the last in a string of 7 consecutive top ten singles for Ringo.

26th 1958 The Quarrymen Skiffle Group plays The Cavern in Liverpool for the 2nd time. Its the 1st for Paul McCartney, who was away on a scout trip the first time.

25th 1968 The lads are filmed singing "All Together Now" for the end of the "Yellow Submarine movie.

23rd 1984 Yoko Lennon & Sean Ono Lennon visit Liverpool and donate 250,000 pounds to the Strawberry Fields retirement home there. 

22nd 1968 The Beatles' Apple Corps opens its offices on Wigmore Street in London.

21st 1966 George Harrison married Patti Boyd, a model and actress he met on the set of "A Hard Days Night." Paul McCartney & Brian Epstein are the best men.

20th 1964 Meet the Beatles, the 1st Beatles LP on Capitol Records is released.

19th 1967 Recording begins for "A Day In The Life" at Abbey Road. The working title is "In the Life of..."

18th 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand" becomes their 1st single to appear on the U.S. pop charts.

17th Another slooow day in Beatles lore.  Its the dead of winter, the season of wither!

16th SEAN LENNON'S REMAKE OF HIS FATHER'S ``GIVE PEACE A CHANCE'' WAS RELEASED TO COINCIDE WITH THE UNITED NATIONS' MIDNIGHT DEADLINE FOR IRAQ TO WITHDRAW FROM KUWAIT. THE LYRICS WERE UPDATED TO REFLECT CONCERNS OF THE 1990S. This was also the day in 1957 that the Cavern Club opened in Liverpool. Made famous by the venues house band.

15th OMG I found the one day where nothing happened!

14th 1964 "I Want To Hold Your Hand," b|w "I Saw Her Standing There," The Beatles' 1st single on Capitol Records, is released.

13th 1970 Badfinger's 1st single, "Come And Get It," written and produced by Paul McCartney is released in the United States.

12th 1963 "Please Please Me" is released in the United Kingdom. It becomes the bands 1st single to chart in the top three.

11th 1981 John Lennon & Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" goes platinum, one month after Lennon's assassination.

10th 1969 After an argument with John Lennon, George Harrison walks out of the Get Back recording session. He won't return to the band for 5 days.

9th 1965 Beatles '65 begins a nine week run at number one on the US charts.

8th 1968 George Harrison begins work on the soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall at EMI studios in Bombay, India. Released later in the year, it is the first solo record from a Beatle.

7th 1968 Magical Mystery Tour hits the top spot on the US album chart, where it remains for eight weeks. Its the fourth year in a row that a Beatles LP is #1 in January

6th 1969 Import copies of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Two Virgins" are seized by customs officials at Newark airport because of the covers full frontal nudity. It is finally released in a plain brown wrapper.

5th 1976 Beatles road manager Mal Evans is shot dead after he refuses to surrender a gun to L.A. police officers investigating a domestic dispute. An investigation reveals that the gun wasn't loaded.

4th 1970 The guys record their last song together, "I Me Mine."

3rd 1964 - The group appears on American TV for the 1st time, as The Jack Paar show airs a BBC film of them performing "She Loves You." The will make their US debut on TV a month later on The Ed Sullivan Show.

2nd 1971 - George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, his first LP as an ex-Beatle, hit number 1 in the U.S. The album contained two hits, "What Is Life?" and "My Sweet Lord." It remained the top album for seven weeks.

1st 1957-69 Its New Years...they partied like rock stars! What did you expect?

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