George Formby dies at the age of 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is "Leaning On A Lamp Post". Formby, who was made an OBE in 1946, was a major influence on George Harrison.
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8:00-8:45pm. Recording for BBC's "Here We Go": "Misery"; "Do You Want To Know A Secret"; "Please Please Me"; "I Saw Her Standing There".
Only live take of "Do You Want To Know A Secret". 1st time "Do You Want To Know A Secret" and "Misery" are heard by the public.
Last performance for "Here We Go".
Chile single release: "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"This Boy". 1st Beatles single in Chile.
Annual ball held by the Hospital Wing Aid Committee of the Home for Aged Jews, at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. This year the dinner is in honour of Brian. Guests, among others: Brian, Gerry Marsden, Alma Cogan, Lionel Bart, Bernard Delfont, Maurice Kinn.
Shooting of early scenes for "A Hard Day's Night" at Paddington Station, on board a chartered train leaving from Paddington Station.
number 1, ninth and last week (US Billboard).
Beatles For Sale
number 1, 5th week (Australia Kent Music Report).
Beatles For Sale
is replaced by Rolling Stones II
as number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
"I Feel Fine" number 1, 10th and last week (Hitkrant Europarade).
"I Feel Fine" number 7 (Dutch Top 40).
"Eight Days A Week" number 1 (US Cashbox).
"Eight Days A Week"/"Baby's In Black" number 2 (Dutch Top 40).
Studio 2. 7:00pm-12:30am. Recording: "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (overdub onto take 10). Mono mixing: "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (remixes 2, 3, from take 10). Stereo mixing: "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (remixes 1-8, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of sound effects, except public screaming.
UK single release: "Let It Be"/"You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" (Apple R 5833).
US gold certification: LP Hey Jude
All Things Must Pass
number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer).
"My Sweet Lord" number 1, 6th week (Irish Singles Chart).
The extension of Lennon's US visa is cancelled by the director of the district of New York, Sol Marks, under a request of the Immigration Service.
US single release: "Stand By Me"/"Move Over Ms. L" (Apple 1881).
UK release: "The Singles Collection" (23 singles).
George's video for "Blow Away" is screened on the children's music program "Pop Gospel".
An interview with George, by Margaret Minxman, is published in the "Daily Mirror".
Yoko performans in Munich, West Germany.
In London, at Keningston Gardens, George appears at a press conference with Madonna to help iron out relationships between BtW.
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko's art exhibition "Have You Seen The Horizon Lately" is on display.
General US release of the film documentary "Everest".
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.