This Day in Beatle History

March 19

1970 (Mar 19) - 'Let It Be' Clip Shown on 'Top of the Pops'

BBC TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ shows a clip from the ‘Let It Be’ film.

1996 (Mar 19) - Second Beatles Anthology Released

The second Beatles Anthology series was released. The album featured ‘Real Love’, a track the remaining members of the Beatles recorded using an old demo track of John Lennon’s. The song was first recorded by Lennon in 1977 with a handheld tape recorder on his piano at home. It originated as part of an unfinished stage play that Lennon was working on at the time entitled ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko.’

March 20

1964 (Mar 20) - Beatles Appear on 'Ready Steady Go!'

The Beatles appeared live on the UK television program Ready Steady Go!, miming to ‘It Won’t Be Long’, ‘You Can’t Do That’, and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’. They were also presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of The Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.

1964 (Mar 20) - UK Release of 'Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That'

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

1967 (Mar 20) - Beatles Record 'She's Leaving Home'

Beatles in studio working on ‘She’s Leaving Home’.

1969 (Mar 20) - John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar. They tried to marry on a cross channel ferry but were refused. They spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam campaigning for an international ‘Bed-In’ for peace. They planned another ‘Bed-in’ in the United States, but were denied entry. The couple then went to Montreal, and during a ‘Bed-in’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel recorded ‘Give Peace a Chance’. Lennon also detailed this period in The Beatles ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’, recorded on April 14, 1969.

1972 (Mar 20) - Ringo Records 'Back Off Boogaloo'

Ringo records ‘Back Off Boogaloo’

1978 (Mar 20) - Paul Releases 'With A Little Luck'

Paul releases ‘With A Little Luck’

March 21

1961 (Mar 21) - Beatles First Nighttime Cavern Appearance

The Beatles played their first ever evening show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, supporting The Swinging Bluegenes, (later to become The Swinging Blue Jeans).

1964 (Mar 21) - One Beatle Song Replaces Another

After ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ had held the No.1 position on the US singles chart for seven weeks, The Beatles started a two-week run at No.1 with ‘She Loves You’.

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