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May 15


Please Please Me LP, 8th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express).

Concert at the Royalty Theatre, Chester.

"A World Without Love" by Peter & Gordon, number 1, 2nd and last week (Irish Singles Chart).

Gerry and the Pacemakers (Films) Limited, film production company, is incorporated, with Epstein one of its opening directors.

"Ticket To Ride"/"Yes It Is" number 1, 3rd and last week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Ticket To Ride" number 1, 2nd week (Hitkrant Europarade).
"Ticket To Ride" number 1, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

"Rock And Roll Music"/"No Reply" number 3 (Dutch Top 40).

"Eight Days A Week"/"Baby's In Black" number 16 (Dutch Top 40).

Performance of Georgie Fame and the Blue Fames at the Bag O'Nails. Paul and Linda attend, meeting for the first time.


Ringo and Maureen fly to Cannes to meet George and Pattie. They attend the premiere of "Wonderwall" at the Cannes Film Festival.

During a press conference, John and Paul announce they've ended relationships with the Maharishi.

Failure of a possible meeting of the Beatles and minor Northern Songs Ltd. share owners, to avoid ATV's control over the company.

John goes to the US Embassy in London, to try an American visa.

Reports in the US state that Paul's first solo album, McCartney, has sold over 1,000,000 copies in its first four weeks of release.

John and Yoko, scheduled to appear in court in Majorca charged with trying to abduct Kyoko, attend the Cannes Film Festival. Their fims "Apotheosis" and "Fly" are being screened during the Filmmaker's Fortnight Festival.

Aboard the yacht "SS Marala", Ringo is with Maureen, George, Patti and Cilla Black. The song "Photograph" comes about, with everyone helping out with the lyrics. Cilla invites Ringo to appear on her upcoming BBC TV special.

At the Manor Studios in Oxfordshire, Paul begins work on the tracks for his album Red Rose Speedway.

Paul and Wings perform at Bournemouth Winter Gardens.

"Silly Love Songs" number 21 (Dutch Top 40).

"Hey Jude" number 30 (Dutch Top 40).

Paul's concert at the Capitol Center, Largo, Maryland ("Wings Over America Tour").

Attending the concert are the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gordon. After the show Linda and Peter go backstage to chat with Paul.

At the Baynard Gallery, the exhibition of Linda's photograghs continues.


UK single release: "All Those Years Ago"/"Writing's On The Wall" (Dark Horse K 17807).


"Ebony And Ivory" number 1 (US Billboard).
"Ebony And Ivory" number 1 (US Cashbox).

Tug Of War number 1, 2nd and last week (UK British Market Research Bureau).

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.

Paul records a 17 second message of sympathy to be added to the charity single for the Bradford City football stadium fire disaster of May 11th.

In the Maldive Islands, John's image appears on a 70 laree postage stamp.

The Beatles' cartoon series, produced in the US between 1965 and 1967, premieres in the UK. The cartoons will run on the Night Network every weekend until October 27, 1988. This is the last time these cartoons will be aired on any TV station in the world for the rest of the century.

Paul, George and Ringo return to The Mill studio in Sussex to finish production on "Real Love".

In the UK, ITN transmits a few seconds of a recently discovered color film of the Beatles performing at the Casanova Club in Liverpool on February 14, 1961. Apple is offered the film for the sum of 30,000. They decline the offer and instead offer only 10,000.

At the Plaza Hotel in New York, George and Ravi Shankar tape interviews for the American programs "Access Hollywood" and CNN's "Showbiz Today". Another interview is given to "People" magazine and to the NPR program "All Things Considered".

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

In the UK, a survey of the Top 100 Singles Of All Time is published. The Beatles are featured three times with "She Loves You" the highest at number 19. John's "Imagine" comes in at number 21. The top song is Bill Haley and The Comets' "Rock Around The Clock".

James McCartney performs in concert at Club Metronome, Burlington, VT (US Tour).

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