Today in Beatle History
Thu, March 22nd, 2018
Wed, March 22nd, 1961  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a lunchtime show.
Thu, March 22nd, 1962  The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club -- a night show.
Fri, March 22nd, 1963  UK release of Beatles' LP "Please Please Me" (Parlophone). The Beatles' first album. Songs: "I Saw Her Standing There", "Misery", "Anna", "Chains", "Boys", "Ask Me Why", "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "Baby It's You", "Do You Want to Know a Secret", "A Taste of Honey", "There's a Place", and "Twist and Shout". Highest chart position: #1.
Fri, March 22nd, 1963  The Beatles, on the Montez/Roe tour, perform at the Gaumont Cinema in Doncaster.
Sun, March 22nd, 1964  The Beatles enjoy a rare Sunday not working. During the first four weeks of filming for "A Hard Day's Night", The Beatles worked Monday through Friday and took the weekends off. It was all over by April, when they resumed working on weekends.
Mon, March 22nd, 1965  US release of Beatles LP "The Early Beatles" (Capitol). Songs: "Love Me Do", "Twist and Shout", "Anna", "Chains", "Boys", "Ask Me Why", "Please Please Me", "P.S. I Love You", "Baby It's You", "A Taste of Honey", and "Do You Want to Know a Secret". Having obtained the rights to these early Beatles tracks from VeeJay, Capitol feels obliged to issue them again, despite the many repackagings of these songs that VeeJay had marketed. It will sell over half a million copies. 33 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #43.
Mon, March 22nd, 1965  The Beatles leave Austria and return to London, having completed the second round of location filming for the movie "HELP!"
Wed, March 22nd, 1967  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Overdubbing dilruba and swordmandel parts onto "Within You Without You".
Wed, March 22nd, 1978  The Rutles' "All You Need Is Cash", an affectionate spoof of the Beatles' career, is broadcast in the US.
Mon, March 22nd, 1982  US release of 'Beatles' single "The Beatles Movie Medley/I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" (Capitol). The A-side is a studio-produced medley made up of fragments from previously-released Beatles songs. Highest chart position is #12.
Mon, March 22nd, 1982  US release of Beatles compilation LP "Reel Music" (Capitol). Songs from Beatles movies: "A Hard Day's Night", "I Should Have Known Better", "Can't Buy Me Love", "And I Love Her", "Help!", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Ticket to Ride", "Magical Mystery Tour", "I Am the Walrus", "Yellow Submarine", "All You Need Is Love", "Let It Be", "Get Back", and "The Long and Winding Road". Highest chart position is #19.
Tue, March 22nd, 1994  US re-release of Beatles vinyl singles labeled 'For Jukeboxes Only': "I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy" (clear vinyl); "Help!/I'm Down" (white vinyl); "Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (yellow vinyl); "Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane" (red vinyl); "Twist and Shout/There's A Place" (pink vinyl); and "Here Comes the Sun/Octopus's Garden" (orange vinyl). All released by Capitol/CEMA.