This Day in Beatle History

June 10

1973 (Jun 10) - 'Live And Let Die' Released in UK

Wings releases ‘Live and Let Die’ in the UK. It is the theme song to the James Bond movie starring Roger Moore.

1974 (Jun 10) - NME Announces 100 Greatest Albums

The UK music magazine NME publishes its list of the 100 Greatest Albums. The Top 3: #3: The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, #2: Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, #1: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

1976 (Jun 10) - Wings Performs Before 67,000+ Indoors

Wings set a new world record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.

1976 (Jun 10) - Wings Sets Indoor Attendance Record

Paul McCartney and Wings set a new indoor concert attendance record of 67,100 at the newly-opened Kingdome in Seattle.

June 11

1960 (Jun 11) - Tommy Moore Quits The Beatles

Drummer Tommy Moore made the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return to his job of driving a forklift at Garston bottle works. He was briefly replaced by Norman Chapman, who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After going drummerless and mostly jobless for a few weeks, the band hired Pete Best on August 12th, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates.

1962 (Jun 11) - Beatles Record 'Here We Go' For BBC Radio

The Beatles recorded a BBC radio program, “Here We Go”, at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, in front of a studio audience composed largely of loyal Cavern fans. This was the last recording on which Pete Best played drums.

1965 (Jun 11) - MBE Recipients Return Awards in Protest

Some MBE (Members of the British Empire) recipients return their awards in protest when it is announced that The Beatles will be honored with the award. The group is generally mystified, but their older relatives seem thrilled, so they accept the awards at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

1965 (Jun 11) - Paul & Jane Return From Holiday

Paul and Jane return from holiday. Brian wants them in the country when the announcement is made about the Beatles receiving MBE’s.

1969 (Jun 11) - 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' #1 in the UK

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ the group’s 17th UK No.1. The only two Beatles that played on the track were John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

2002 (Jun 11) - Paul McCartney Marries Heather Mills

Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at St Salvator Church, Ireland. Guests included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jools Holland and Chrissie Hynde. Heather walked down the aisle clutching a bouquet of 11 ‘McCartney’ roses. Mills had first met McCartney at the Pride of Britain Awards event in London in April 1999, which McCartney had attended to present an award to an animal rights activist. Mills and McCartney separated on 17 May 2006 and when divorced Mills was eventually awarded a lump sum of £16.5m, together with assets of £7.8m.

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