This Day in Beatle History

May 24

1941 (May 24) - Bob Dylan Born

Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman), American singer-songwriter, author, and painter. Dylan has released over 40 albums since 1964, and was a major influence on The Beatles. His biggest hits are the 1965 US No.2 single ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, the 1969 UK No.5 single ‘Lay Lady Lay’, and his 1964 UK No.1 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. He has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, and twelve Grammy Awards. Dylan was also a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

1963 (May 24) - Beatles Record 'Pop Go The Beatles'

The Beatles recorded the first of their very own BBC radio program, “Pop Go the Beatles”. The theme song for the program was a version of “Pop Goes the Weasel”. The Beatles’ guests for this first show were the Lorne Gibson Trio.

1967 (May 24) - Beatles See Procul Harem

The Beatles see Procul Harem at the Speakeasy.

1967 (May 25) - Beatles Record 'Magical Mystery Tour'

Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles embarked upon their next project, recording the theme to ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ at Abbey Road studios in London.

1969 (May 24) - 'Get Back' #1 in the US

The Beatles with Billy Preston started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Get Back’, the group’s 17th US No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US.

1969 (May 24) - John and Yoko Join Ringo in the Bahamas

John and Yoko fly to the Bahamas where Ringo and Maureen are on holiday. They want to start a bed-in as this is the closest they can get to the United States.

1982 (May 24) - Paul & Ringo Film at Cannes

An 11 minute Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr film is screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

2003 (May 24) - Paul Has Tea With Vlad

Hours before his Red Square concert, Paul McCartney sits down for tea with Vladimir Putin.

2003 (May 24) - Paul McCartney Makes First Appearance in Russia

Paul McCartney made his first ever live performance in Russia when he appeared in-front of 20,000 fans in Red Square.

May 25

1969 (May 25) - John and Yoko Fly To Toronto

After just one day, John and Yoko decide the Bahamas are ‘too hot’ and they fly to Toronto.

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