Today in Beatle History
Thu, October 30th, 2014
Sun, October 30th, 1960  The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Mon, October 30th, 1961  The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.
Mon, October 30th, 1961  Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single "My Bonnie" (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store, two girls ask for the same record. Brian Epstein begins to search foreign record company import lists to find the single. Since Epstein had already sold at least 12 dozen copies of Liverpool's "Mersey Beat" magazine (and had written a column for it), it is highly unlikely that he doesn't already know who The Beatles are. Still, Epstein's difficulty in locating the record is probably due to his not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this historic single).
Tue, October 30th, 1962  The Beatles fly to Hamburg for their fourth engagement, this one to last a mere 14 nights (at the Star-Club).
Wed, October 30th, 1963  Before returning to England following the conclusion of their Swedish tour, The Beatles travel to Narren-teatern, Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, to tape an appearance for the Sverige Television program "Drop In". Taping is done before a live audience. Originally scheduled to perform only two songs, The Beatles are asked by the promoter (Klas Burling) to perform four songs. They record "She Loves You", "Twist and Shout", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "Long Tall Sally". The Beatles very clearly had a great time during this session. Broadcast on November 3.
Fri, October 30th, 1964  The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth.
Sat, October 30th, 1965  "Yesterday" is the #1 single in the US for the 4th week in a row.
Mon, October 30th, 1989  UK re-release of Beatles single "Something/Come Together" (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Released as a regular single and also as a picture disc.