Today in Beatle History
Wed, March 11th, 2015
Sat, March 11th, 1961  The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool, and at the Liverpool Jazz Society (LJS). The LJS booking is a 12-group, 12-hour "Big Beat Session"; the capacity is 1,000, but with people coming and going all night, about 2,000 people see at least a part of the show. Some of the other groups on the bill are Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes, Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, and Gerry & the Pacemakers.
Sun, March 11th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.
Mon, March 11th, 1963  With no tour performance this day, The Beatles travel to EMI House in London to appear on their fourth (and final) Radio Luxembourg "The Friday Spectacular". The Beatles are interviewed, and both sides of the "Please Please Me/Ask Me Why" single are played. The radio show is broadcast on March 15.
Wed, March 11th, 1964  Filming for "A Hard Day's Night". The first day of shooting at Twickenham Film Studios (8 am - 10 pm). Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard's cage, where the Beatles play cards and lip-sync to "I Should Have Known Better".
Wed, March 11th, 1964  Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That" (Parlophone). Twelve weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #1.
Sat, March 11th, 1967  The Beatles are awarded Grammy awards for 1966: Song of the Year (Lennon-McCartney for "Michelle"), Best Solo Vocal Performance (Paul McCartney for "Eleanor Rigby"), and Best Album Cover (Klaus Voorman for "Revolver").
Wed, March 11th, 1970  US release of Beatles single "Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (Apple). 14 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.