This Day in Beatle History

March 13

1964 (Mar 13) - Beatles Account for 60 percent of US Singles Sold

Billboard reported that sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and The Beatles album Meet the Beatles had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold.

1965 (Mar 13) - Beatles #1 in US with 'Eight Days A Week'

The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Eight Days A Week’, the group’s 7th US No.1. Paul McCartney would later say the name of the song came from a chauffeur who drove him one day. ‘I said, ‘How’ve you been?’ ‘Oh working hard,’ he said, ‘Working eight days a week.’

1965 (Mar 13) - Beatles leave for Austria

The Beatles fly from Heathrow to Salzburg, Austria for more filming of ‘Help!’.

1967 (Mar 13) - Horn Parts for 'Good Morning, Good Morning' Recorded

Working at Abbey Road studios in London, six members of Sounds, Inc. recorded the horn parts for The Beatles song ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (three saxophones, two trombones, and one french horn).

March 14

1964 (Mar 14) - Brits Hold All Spots in UK Top 10; None By The Beatles

For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten singles in the UK were by British acts. No.1 was ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ by Cilla Black, No.2 – ‘Bits and Pieces’ by The Dave Clark Five, No.3 – ‘Little Children’ by Billy J Kramer, No.4 – ‘Diane’ by The Bachelors, No.5 – ‘Not Fade Away’ by The Rolling Stones, No.6 – ‘Just One Look’ by The Hollies, No.7 – ‘Needles and Pins’ by The Searchers, No.8 – ‘I Think Of You’ by The Merseybeats, No.9 – ‘Boys Cry’ by Eden Kane, and No. 10 – ‘Let Me Go Lover’ by Kathy Kirby.

1968 (Mar 14) - 'Lady Madonna' Promo Video Broadcast

The promotional film for ‘Lady Madonna’ was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song ‘Hey Bulldog’, but the ‘Lady Madonna’ audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

2001 (Mar 14) - Sgt. Pepper Cover Designer Sues For More Money

Peter Blake, who designed The Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper album cover sued the group’s record company for more money. Blake was paid £200 ($340) for the famous figures in 1967, but was now ‘cheesed off’ that EMI had never offered to pay more money.

2006 (Mar 14) -- Paul McCartney Ranks 4th in Top Music Money Earners

U2 topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m. (£78m), The Rolling Stones were listed second with $92.5m (£47m) and the Eagles third with 63.2m. (£32.m). Paul McCartney was in fourth place with $56m (£28m) and Elton John in fifth with $48.9m. (£24.8m).

March 15

1964 (Mar 16) - US Release of 'Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That'

US Release of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love/You Can’t Do That’

1967 (Mar 15) - First Recording Session For 'Within You Without You'

The first session recording George Harrison’s new song ‘Within You Without You’ took place at Abbey Road studios, London. George was the only Beatle to perform on this song, which was still called ‘Untitled’.

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