Today in Beatle History
Mon, June 24th, 2019
Sat, June 24th, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
Sun, June 24th, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool. This is The Beatles' final appearance at this club, which will close at the end of the month.
Mon, June 24th, 1963  The Beatles, at London's Playhouse Theatre, tape an appearance for the BBC radio program "Saturday Club". They perform "I Got to Find My Baby", "Memphis", "Money", "Till There Was You", "From Me to You", and "Roll Over Beethoven". Broadcast on June 29. The last two songs were included in the portion of the program broadcast overseas.
Wed, June 24th, 1964  The Beatles perform two shows at Town Hall, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand.
Thu, June 24th, 1965  The Beatles, on a tour in Europe, perform two shows at the Velodromo Vigorelli in Milan, Italy. The performances are staged in a 22,000-seat open-air arena. Neither is a sell-out, with only 7,000 people attending the afternoon show and 20,000 coming to the night performance. A severe heat wave is blamed as part of the reason for the relatively low attendance in the afternoon. Italian newspapers are less kind, saying The Beatles are "No more than four ugly faces, four long heads of hair, four sublime idiots, four barefoot bums--but they succeeded in creating a spectacle that one can only admire."
Fri, June 24th, 1966  The Beatles perform two shows at the Circus-Krone-Bau in Munich, West Germany. These are the first concerts of a short international tour. The song list for the tour is "Rock and Roll Music", "She's a Woman", "If I Needed Someone", "Day Tripper", "Baby's In Black", "I Feel Fine", "Yesterday", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "Nowhere Man", "Paperback Writer", and "I'm Down." The support acts are Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers, the Rattles, and Peter & Gordon. The second concert is filmed and broadcast later as "Die Beatles". The Beatles had not rehearsed and are ill-prepared to perform live. Before "I'm Down", Paul has to consult with John and George to remember the lyrics, but he fouls them up anyway. The Beatles' musicianship on the tour is lousy. The atmosphere is complicated by a ticket falsification scheme that had been discovered by police.
Sat, June 24th, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio One, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for "All You Need Is Love". A decision has been made to issue the song as a single after the 'Our World' broadcast scheduled for the next day.
Sat, June 24th, 1967  The Beatles dress up in sandwich boards painted with 'All You Need Is Love' in different languages, and they conduct a photo shoot in an alley outside Abbey Road Studios, to promote "All You Need Is Love".
Fri, June 24th, 1977  UK release of Beatles single "Twist and Shout/Falling in Love Again" (Lingasong). Selections from the Star-Club tapes double LP.