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Jerry May 26, 2003 08:55 PM

164 - June 12
June 12


Please Please Me LP, 12th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express).

The London "Daily Sketch" reproduces charts of "Melody Maker" (Britain) and "Cash Box" (USA).

Acts managed by Brian occupy places 1, 2 and 3 of the New Musical Express chart.

Charity performance at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool.

Arrival in Australia. 300,000 people welcome them on Adelaida's streets.

Ringo, with Brian, flies to Australia. Concert at the Centennial Hall, Adelaida, Australia. Jimmy Nicol on drums. Taped for "Beatles Show", Australian radio program.

"Ticket To Ride" number 1, 6th week (Hitkrant Europarade).
"Ticket To Ride" number 1, 6th week (Dutch Top 40).

"Rock And Roll Music"/"No Reply" number 5 (Dutch Top 40).

"Eight Days A Week"/"Baby's In Black" number 38 (Dutch Top 40).

A spokesman of the British government announces the Beatles have been named to the MBE.

"Daily Mirror" headline: "Beatles, MBE!".

Morning: Beatles parents receive flowers sent by Brian.

Morning: Brian is interviewed on BBC's Light Program "Late Night Extra" by telephone from his Blackpool hotel room.

Later, Brian flies from Blackpool to London and then drives to Weybridge to collect John, who is very late for the press conference.

Lunchtime: Press conference at Twickenham Film Studios. Brian attends. Paul affirms that MBE must stand for "Mister Brian Epstein".

Recording session cancelled due to George and Ringo's abscenses.


Ram number 1, 2nd and last (UK Record Retailer).

Jeffrey Collins, Britain's "bootleg king", states in the music press his intention to issue a Beatles' double album entitled Rock 'N' Roll, featuring 20 songs comprised from the '60s BBC radio series "Saturday Club".


US album release: Some Time In New York City (Apple SVBB 3392).

On BBC1, the program "Top Of The Pops" features the all-female dance troupe Pan's People dancing to the Wings' song "Listen To What The Man Said".


"Silly Love Songs" number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"Silly Love Songs" number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).
"Silly Love Songs" number 1, 2nd and last week (Canadian RPM Magazine).
"Silly Love Songs" number 19 (Dutch Top 40).

"Silly Love Songs" number 2 (UK Record Retailer).

"Yesterday" number 2 (Dutch Tipparade).

"Hey Jude" number 33 (Dutch Top 40).


US single release: "I've Had Enough"/"Deliver Your Children" (Capitol 4594).

John's nine-day journey aboard the "Megan Jaye" comes to an end when he arrives in Bermuda.

"Stars On 45" number 1, 4th week (German Media Control Top 100).

UK album release: Seasons Of Glass (Geffen K 99164).

US single re-release: "Silly Love Songs"/"Cook Of The House" (Columbia 18-02171).


"Ebony And Ivory" number 1, 5th week (US Billboard).
"Ebony And Ivory" number 1, 5th week (US Cashbox).
"Ebony And Ivory" number 1, 4th week (Canadian RPM Magazine).

Tug Of War number 1, 3rd and last week (US Billboard).

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.

In the US, MTV's program "Rock Of The Eighties" airs a pre-recorded interview with Paul.

In the US, Paul's concert at Cornwall Coliseum, St. Austell, is featured on the program "Entertainment Tonight".

Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at Deer Park Music Center, Noblesville, Indiana ("North American Tour").

Paul's concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey ("New World Tour").

Ringo and Barbara arrive at Japan's New Tokyo International Airport.

Westwood One radio broadcasts "Oobu Joobu" Part 5.

In the UK, Paul appears on the breakfast program GMTV. During the interview, Paul talks about genetically modified foods, Linda and his grandson Arthur.

Paul's art exhibition at the Kunstforum Lyz in Hamburg with 75 of his 500 private paintings.

An exhibition by Cynthia Lennon and Phyllis McKenzie at the KDK Gallery in London continues.

An exhibition of Dezo Hoffman's Beatles' photographs runs at the Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan.

US album release: The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Rhino B000P0J024).

"The Beatles! Backstage and Behind-the-Scenes Photo Exhibit" at The Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan.

Universal Music Group announced that they have acquired the rights to the Beatles' merchandise in North America. The Beatles' business firm, Apple Corps., partnered with Universal's Bravado division to license a new line of the band's products.

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.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at the Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA (2014 Tour).

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