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May 12

The Beatles signed a recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert. That evening they performed at The Top Ten Club.


Please Please Me number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).

John returns from his vacations in Spain.

Lenmac Enterprises Limited, music publishing company, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.


"Ticket To Ride" number 1, 5th and last week (UK New Musical Express).

Last day of "Help!" shootings, at Twickenham Studios, London.

Studio 3 (control room only). 1:45-3:30pm. Mono mixing: "Doctor Robert" (remix 4, from take 7); "I'm Only Sleeping" (remix 5, from take 13); "And Your Bird Can Sing" (remixes 7, 8, from takes 10, 6) . Editing: "And Your Bird Can Sing" (of mono remixes 7, 8); "Doctor Robert" (of mono remix 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.

Remixes of "Doctor Robert", "I'm Only Sleeping" and `And Your Bird Can Sing" for Yesterday... And Today.

Studio 2. 7:00pm-12:30am. Recording: "All Together Now" (takes 1-9). Mono mixing: "All Together Now" (remixes 1-6, from take 9). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

John and Paul hold the first board meeting of Apple Corps, in a Chinese junk sailing around New York's Statue of Liberty.

1st day of official work of Ron Kass in Apple Records. Capitol Records gives Kass a check for 1250 dollars.

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" number 1, 5th week (Oricon Hot Singles Chart).


Paul, Linda, Ringo and Maureen attend the wedding of Mick and Bianca Jagger. The reception is held at the nearby Café Des Arts in St. Tropez. This is the first time that Paul and Ringo have socialized together since the Beatles broke up.

Further hearings on the deportation case against John.

UK single release: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"/"Little Woman Love" (Apple R 5949).

"My Love" number 14 (Dutch Top 40).

Paul and Wings perform at Oxford's New Theatre.

Paul's concert at the Philadelphia Spectrum ("Wings Over America Tour"). Spotted at the concert are Peter Frampton and Allen Williams, the Beatles first manager. Allen meets Paul backstage and promises to send him a copy of the 1962 Star Club tapes.

After the concert, Paul and the band fly back to their base in New York.

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

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, Carl Davis conducts a performance of Linda's composition "Appaloosa" and Paul's "Meditation" with the Boston Pops. The performance is taped and airs on PBS Television in the US in August.

VH-1 begins a week-long special Paul McCartney program.

Ringo and band, The Roundheads, perform a VH-1 "Storytellers" warm-up show at the Bottom Line Club in New York. This marks the first time Ringo has perfromed the songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden" in public.

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

Thieves stole the gates to Strawberry Fields, the Merseyside landmark immortalised by the Beatles' song. The 10' high iron gates were later found at a local scrap metal dealers.


Ringo and Barbara arrive at the Saab showrooms in Piccadilly, central London for the opening of 'Thirty Flight Rock,' an exhibition of rock and roll photography, celebrating 30 years of Genesis publications.

James McCartney performs in concert at the Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA (US Tour).

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