This Day in Beatle History

June 8

1968 (Jun 8) - Paul Best Man at Michael McCartney's Wedding

Paul is best man at his brother Michael’s wedding.

1974 (Jun 8) - 'Band On The Run' #1 Single in the US

Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’. ‘George Harrison unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song: “If we ever get out of here” when he said it during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.

2002 (Jun 8) - Paul McCartney's Wedding Plans Leak

Months of secrecy surrounding Paul McCartney’s wedding plans were blown when John Leslie the owner of the 17th century Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, let slip to reporters that Sir Paul had booked the Castle for the wedding.

June 9

1915 (Jun 9) - Beatle Influencer & Guitar Legend Les Paul Born

Guitarist Les Paul, who had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios’ and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird’ with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques. He also pioneered ‘close miking’ and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar. Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 13th Aug 2009.

1962 (Jun 9) - The Beatles Back at the Cavern

The Beatles make their first Liverpool appearance in two months, returning to The Cavern.

1963 (Jun 9) -Last Night of the Roy Orbison Tour

The Beatles on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles’ fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.

1971 (Jun 9) - 'Ram' Certified Gold

Paul McCartney’s second solo album, Ram, is certified Gold.

1977 (Jun 9) - George & Pattie Divorced

George and Pattie Harrison’s divorce is finalized.

June 10

1964 (Jun 10) - Beatles From Hong Kong to Australia

On their first world tour The Beatles took a flight from Hong Kong to Australia making an unscheduled fuel stop in Darwin, where over 400 fans greeted their aircraft. The Beatles then flew on to Sydney, where they arrive in the middle of a heavy downpour. The group were required to appear in an open-top truck in the pouring rain to wave at the 1,000’s of fans greeting them at the airport.

1966 (Jun 10) - UK Single Release of 'Paperback Writer/Rain'

UK single release of ‘Paperback Writer/Rain’.

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