This Day in Beatle History

March 15

1968 (Mar 15) - 'Lady Madonna/The Inner Light' Releasedin UK

‘Lady Madonna/The Inner Light’ released in the UK.

1969 (Mar 15) - Passport Problems Stall John & Yoko's Wedding

John Lennon and Yoko Ono get caught “standing in the dock at Southampton, trying to get to Holland or France”, as passport problems stall their wedding. The activities of the day are later chronicled in the lyrics of “The Ballad of John and Yoko”.

1970 (Mar 15) - Ringo Shoots 'Sentimental Journey' Promo

Ringo shoots a promo video at London’s ‘Talk of the Town’ nightclub for his ‘Sentimental Journey’ album.

1999 (Mar 15) - Paul McCartney Into Rock Hall

Paul McCartney is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other inductees include Curtis Mayfield, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, The Stape Singers, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

2004 (Mar 15) - George Harrison Into Rock Hall

George Harrison is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other inductees include Bob Seger, The Dells, ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Prince and Traffic.

2005 (Mar 15) - John Lennon Statue Unveiled at Liverpool Airport

Yoko Ono unveiled a seven foot bronze statue of John Lennon overlooking the check-in hall of Liverpool John Lennon airport. The re-branding of the airport featured a sketch of Lennon’s face with the words ‘Above Us Only Skies.’

March 16

1963 (Mar 16) - Live Appearance on BBC's 'Saturday Club'

After their appearance, they drive to Sheffield for their appearance on the Montez-Roe package tour.

1964 (Mar 16) - Beatles Set Record For Advance Sales

The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the US with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song’s ‘true’ meaning, Paul McCartney stated ‘I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when someone suggests that ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ is about a prostitute, I draw the line’.

1969 (Mar 16) - Paul and Linda Fly to America

Married just four days, Paul and Linda fly to America for a three week visit.

1972 (Mar 16) - John Lennon Appeals To Immigration

John Lennon lodged an appeal with the US immigration office in New York, after he was served with deportation orders arising from his 1968 cannabis possession conviction.

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