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May 26, 2003, 08:21 PM
August 29

The real Eleanor Rigby was born in Liverpool.

15-year-old George Harrison joined the Quarrymen, the skiffle band founded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The group was the first act ever to play the Casbah Club in Liverpool, which was run by the mother of Quarrymen drummer Pete Best.


The Quarry Men (John, Paul, George, Ken Browne) play on opening night of the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool.

Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Southport, with Tommy Quickly and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

Australian single release: "She Loves You"/"I'll Get You" (Parlophone A 8093).

"Bad To Me" by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas, number 1, 2nd week (UK New Music Week).

A Hard Day's Night number 1, 6th week (US Billboard).

"A Hard Day's Night" number 1, 5th week (Hitkrant Europarade).

"A Hard Day's Night"/"Things We Said Today" number 1, 6th and last week (Australia Kent Music Report).

Billboard publishes that the sales of guitars have reached its highest point since 1957, when Elvis appeared.

Press conference for their concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California. Concert was taped for possible live album, but technical problems with Paul's microphone rendered most of the recording unusable.

Recording: "Introduction" (by KRLA disc-jockeys); "Twist And Shout"; "She's A Woman"; "I Feel Fine"; "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"; "Ticket To Ride"; "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby"; "Can't Buy Me Love"; "Baby's In Black"; "I Wanna Be Your Man"; "A Hard Day's Night"; "Help!"; "I'm Down". Producer: Engeman (Christian name unknown); Engineer: Hugh Davies; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.

"Yellow Submarine" number 1, 2nd and last week (Irish Singles Chart).

Morning. Dizz Gillespie disappears with personal briefcases of Brian and Nat Weiss.

Concert at the Candlestick Park, San Francisco. Last Beatles concert. Tony Barrow films and records the concert. Support act: the Ronettes.

Trident Studios. 7:00pm-6:00am. Recording: "Dear Prudence" (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Visits at the studio: John (Paul's cousin), Jackie Lomax.

"Something" covered by Shirley Bassey number 12 (Dutch Top 40).

Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. "Art Spectrum", modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: "Cold Turkey", "The Ballad Of John And Yoko", "Give Peace A Chance', "Instant Karma!", "Up Your Legs Forever".

"Crawdaddy!" publishes an article entitled "Yoko: The Film Maker".

Final rehearsals for the One To One concerts are held at the Fillmore East Theater in New York.

Paul receives word that Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell will not accompany the group to Lagos, Nigeria.

Day Twenty-one of Double Fantasy sessions: Recording "Dear Yoko" and "Cleanup Time".

In Liverpool, the first "Mersey Beatle Extravaganza" is held at the Adelphi Hotel. Guest speakers include Philip Norman, author of "Shout!", Victor Spinetti and Brian Southall, publicity executive of EMI Records. Brian announces that EMI has a recording of a song called "Leave My Kitten Alone" and hope to release it on a new Beatles single.

At Sotheby's auction in London, Cynthia sells a Christmas card drawn by John. It net a record 8,800.

Paul, Linda and family arrive at the close of the "MerseyBeatle" Convention to pick up Victor Spinetti, who was a guest speaker at the convention.

New York's Museum of Broadcasting showcase Beatles achieve clips documentary "The Beatles Early Days" and several other films from the museum's personal collection, including the "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances and excerpts from their Washington, D.C. concert on February 11, 1964.

Abbey Road's Number Two studio presents "The Beatles At Abbey Road", 3 times a day.

In London, Paul joins George Martin at AIR Studios for recordings.

The "Art Of The Beatles" Exhibition, portraying 30 years of the group in the form of cartoons, paintings, photographs, album covers, lithographs and sculptures, continues.

At the annual Sotheby's auction in London, Paul's original handwritten letter to "Melody Maker" in 1970 sells for 10,000. An audio tape of the Beatles playing at the Cavern in July 1961 sells for 2,100. The man that booght both items was none other than Paul himself.

The MPL/BBC special "McCartney" premieres on BBC1.

In New York, the world premiere of the Handmade Films production of "Shanghai Surprise".

A Beatles' home movie of the band's 1965 U.S. tour was auctioned off for $40,000 in London.

The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band concert at the Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, California ("North American Tour").

UK album release: London Town (EMI CDP 7 48198 2) on CD.

In London, Christie's auction house presents for the first time a sale of the Cynthia Lennon archive.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band's concert at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada is cancelled.

Ringo and his Fourth All-Starr Band in concert at the Sporting Club, Monte Carlo ("1998 Summer Tour").

In Hamburg, the identity of John's so-called illegitimate daughter is revealed. Kristina Hagel tells a "News Of The World" reporter that she was conceived as the result of a one-night-stand between John and her mother, Marion, in a Alpine hotel room 33 years ago. "News Of The World" investigators obtain another copy of the birth certificate of Kristina from the same register in Hamburg. This certificate mentions nowhere on it that John is her father, naming instead "worker Karl August Egon Hagel".

In Liverpool, Cavern City Tours holds their annual Beatles Week.

In the US, Orlando, Florida hosts its first ever Beatlefest at the Caribe Royale Resort Suites Hotel.

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is voted the best #1 album of all time by the British public. The album released in 1967, topped the poll to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart. The Beatles had a total of four albums in the top 10, with Revolver at #6, Abbey Road at #8 and The Beatles at #10.

The exhibit Linda McCartney retrospective is displayed at the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna, Austria. The new exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Linda McCartney’s work featuring 190 of her iconic photographs.

Yoko's Half-A-Wind Show - A Retrospective is displayed at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It shows a major retrospective of well over a hundred works. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to orient ourselves broadly in Yoko’s multifaceted artistic universe, pinpointing central themes of her career and demonstrating the diversity of media and disciplines with which she works.