Concert at The Odd Spot, with the Mersey Beats.
UK single release: "Some Other Guy", 1st record of the Big Three.
Performance at the Odeon, Lewisham (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). Two shows.
Studio 2. 7:00pm-5:45am. Recording: "Good Morning Good Morning" (unnumbered take, overdub of unnumbered take onto take 11); "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!" (overdub onto take 9); "Bad Finger Boogie" (working title of "With A Little Help From My Friends") (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into take 11, overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of few more animal sounds and overdub of all effects for "Good Morning Good Morning". Overdub of effects for "Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!".
3rd performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.
Australian single release: "Lady Madonna"/"The Inner Light" (Parlophone A 8293).
number 1, 15th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
LP, 11th and last week in the Top 30 (US Billboard).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"/"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" number 1, 4th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" number 1, 3rd week (Ö3 Austria Top 40).
John and Yoko appear at the London Free Easter Festival, Bethnal Green.
Ringo appears on the "David Frost Show", singing "Sentimental Journey".
John and Yoko announce they will have a son in October.
All Things Must Pass
number 1, 2nd week (Australia Kent Music Report).
Ringo attends the European premiere of the rock opera "Tommy" at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Evening: Ringo attends a party for 800 at the Inn On The Park hotel.
Paul and Linda appear on the French Television show "Number One".
George and Olivia join in the Friends of the Earth anti-nuclear march in London.
A memorial service for John is held at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
UK LP release: Reel Music
(EMI/Parlophone PCS 7218).
UK single release: "Ebony And Ivory"/"Rainclouds" (Parlophone R 6054).
Production begins on the Hademade film "The Missionary", starring Michael Palin, in London.
The first official release of Beatles' records takes place in Russia.
Photographer Dezo Hoffman, who took more pictures of the Beatles during their early years than anyone else, dies following a heart attack he suffered earlier this month. He had been in a coma. He was 73.
Paul, Linda and band open American leg of current world tour at Seattle's Kingdome.
Taking a break from the Anthology
sessions, Paul, George and Ringo drop in at a local cafe for refreshments. Surprised by the sight of the three surviving Beatles, the cafe's owner screamed and promptly sent a tray of cups and plates crashing to the floor. The Beatles get a good laugh from this and sit down at a nearby table.
A website that illegally sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents each agreed to pay record companies almost $1m (£625,000) to settle a legal case. BlueBeat.com, based in the US, streamed and sold music by the Beatles and other artists until it was sued in 2009. In the few days before it was forced to shut down, it had distributed more than 67,000 Beatles tracks.
In New York City, the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery runs in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, at Lincoln Center. The library exhibition include tour memorabilia, historic film clips, video interviews with musicians, as well as interactive exhibits.