This Day in Beatle History

March 27

1970 (Mar 27) - Ringo's 'Sentimental Journey' UK Release

Ringo’s album ‘Sentimental Journey’ is released in the UK.

1976 (Mar 27) - Wings Forced to Postpone Tour

Paul McCartney and Wings were forced to postpone forthcoming US tour for three weeks after guitarist Jimmy McCulloch fell in his hotel bathroom and broke a finger.

1979 (Mar 27) - Eric Clapton Marries George's Ex Pattie

Eric Clapton married Pattie Harrison (the ex wife of George) at Temple Bethel, Tucson, Arizona. Patti filedfor a divorce in 1988.

2003 (Mar 27) - John's Boyhood Home Open to the Public

John Lennon’s boyhood home in Liverpool is opened to the public for the first time.

2019 (Mar 27) - 'Secret Beatle' Joe Flannery Dies

Beatles’ booking manager Joe Flannery, also known as “Secret Beatle”, died aged 87. He was the band’s booking manager from 1962-63 and according to Flannery, members of The Beatles would often sleep at his flat and he would drive them home the next morning. He is also said to have given a young George Harrison driving lessons.

March 28

1964 (Mar 28) - Madame Tussaud's Unveils 'The Beatles'

Madame Tussauds, London unveiled the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honoured.

1967 (Mar 28) - Work Continues on 'Good Morning Good Morning' -

Working on sessions for the new Beatles album Sgt. Pepper at Abbey Road studios in London, John Lennon recorded his lead vocal for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’, and Paul McCartney added a lead guitar solo to the track. Lennon had decided he wanted to end the song with animal sound effects, and asked that they be sequenced in such a way that each successive animal was capable of scaring or eating the preceding one.

2013 (Mar 28) - Guitarist Hugh McCracken Dies

American rock guitarist and session musician Hugh McCracken died of leukemia in New York City at the age of 70. He appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Hall and Oates, Gary Wright and Andy Gibb. Because of such high demand for his work, McCracken declined Paul McCartney’s invitation to help form his new band, Wings after appearing on his 1971 album Ram.

March 29

1967 (Mar 29) - Work Begins on 'With A Little Help From My Friends'

Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles finished recording ‘Good Morning Good Morning’. They then started work on a new song ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, (originally titled ‘Bad Finger Boogie’), recording 10 takes of the rhythm track, then Ringo overdub a double-tracked lead vocal.

1969 (Mar 29) - John and Yoko at the London Free Easter Festival

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Black Sabbath, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Curved Air, J.J. Jackson’s Dilemma, Shy Limbs, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Sunflower Brass Band and Toe Fat all appeared at the London Free Easter Festival in Bethnal Green, London, England.

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