This Day in Beatle History

May 25

1982 (May 25) - 'Ebony and Ivory' #1 in the UK

2003 (May 25) - Paul Confirmed as World's Richest Musician

May 26

1964 (May 26) - John & George Return From Holiday

John, Cynthia, George and Patti return from Tahiti.

1965 (May 25) - Beatles Record Final Show For BBC Radio

The Beatles record their final show for BBC radio. It was titled ‘The Beatles Invite you to Take a Ticket To Ride’.

1966 (May 26) - The Beatles Record 'Yellow Submarine'

The Beatles recorded ‘Yellow Submarine’ at Abbey Road studios in London. Recovering from a case of food poisoning, producer George Martin missed this recording, EMI engineer Geoff Emerick worked on the session. The track features John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water, shouting “Full speed ahead Mister Captain!”

1967 (May 26) - 'Sgt. Pepper' Released in the UK

The Beatles release their masterpiece album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the UK.

1967 (May 26) - The Beatles Record 'It's All Too Much'

The Beatles record ‘It’s All Too Much.’

1969 (May 26) - John & Yoko Begin 8 Day 'Bed In'

John Lennon and Yoko Ono began an eight-day ‘bed in’, in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada, to promote world peace. They recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’ in the hotel room (Petula Clark can be heard on the chorus). The song was credited to Lennon & McCartney, even though Paul had nothing to do with the record.

1973 (May 26) - 'The Beatles 1967-1970' #1

The Beatles ‘The Beatles 1967-1970’ goes to #1.

1977 (May 26) - Beatlemania! Opens

Beatlemania!, a Broadway tribute to the music of The Beatles opens at the Winter Garden Theater.

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