This Day in Beatle History

March 25

1969 (Mar 25) - John and Yoko Begin 'Bed In'

John Lennon and Yoko Ono started their week long ‘bed-in’ in the presidential suite at The Amsterdam Hilton hotel. The couple invited the world’s press into their hotel room every day, to talk about promoting world peace.

1970 (Mar 25) - Phil Spector Begins 'Let It Be' Work

Phil Spector begins the remix of some of the ‘Let It Be’ tracks. This will take into April to finish and will generate much criticism from the band for his ‘Wall of Sound’ approach to their music.

March 26

1964 (Mar 26) - Beatles #1-6 in Australia

The British invasion continued to make its way around the world with The Beatles having the top six positions on the Australian pop chart.

1964 (Mar 26) - Pete Best on "I've Got A Secret'

Former Beatles drummer Pete Best appears on the game show I’ve Got a Secret.

1968 (Mar 26) - Paul and Jane Return From Rishikesh

Paul and Jane return from Rishikesh. They head to Paul’s farm in Scotland.

1987 (Mar 26) - Nike Uses 'Revolution' In Ad Campaign

Nike begins airing a commercia using the Beatles song ‘Revolution’. It is the first time an ORIGINAL version of a Beatles song is used in an ad.

2019 (Mar 26) - Paul's Schoolbook Auctioned

A school book Sir Paul McCartney used as a teenager sold for £46,800 – nearly 10 times its estimate. The exercise book which features a doodle of a man smoking and a teacher’s critical comments sold at an auction of Beatles memorabilia in Merseyside. McCartney had used the book at Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, where he was taught English literature by Alan “Dusty” Durband.

March 27

1956 (Mar 27) - McCartney Collaborator Paul Wickens Born

British musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Paul Wickens who has worked with Paul McCartney since 1989. Wickens has also worked with Styx, The Damned, Tim Finn, Paul Carrack, Nik Kershaw, Jim Diamond, Boy George, and David Gilmour.

1958 (Mar 27) - Stereo Albums Introduced

Stereo albums introduced.

1967 (Mar 27) - 'Yesterday' Gets Ivor Novello Award

John Lennon and Paul McCartney were awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for ‘Michelle’, the most performed song in the UK in 1966.

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