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March 20

Concert at the Ritz, Romford (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).


UK single release: "Can't Buy Me Love"/"You Can't Do That" (Parlophone R 5114).

"Can't Buy Me Love" has already sold 2,100,000 copies in advance: world record for sales in advance, and instantaneous gold disc in Britain and the US.

Jack Good flies to London to discuss with Brian the Associated-Rediffusion TV show with the Beatles and Cilla Black. Brian is negotiating to sell the show throughout the world.

Television House, London. Performance for Associated-Rediffusion's "Ready, Steady, Go!". Transmitted live.

The Beatles are presented with a special award from US magazine Billboard, in recognition of the Beatles having the top three singles on the chart simultaneously.


Beatles For Sale number 1, 7th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"Eight Days A Week" number 1, 2nd and last week (US Billboard).
"Eight Days A Week" number 1, 3rd and last week (US Cashbox).

"Eight Days A Week"/"Baby's In Black" number 2, 3rd week (Dutch Top 40).

"I Feel Fine" number 14 (Dutch Top 40).

Epstein and Lionel Bart begin a weekend in the south of France.

Studio 2. 7:00pm-3:30am. Recording: "Beatle Talk" (take 1); "She's Leaving Home" (tape reduction take 1 into takes 7-9, tape reduction take 6 into take 10, overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: "She's Leaving Home" (remixes 1-6, from take 9). Editing: "She's Leaving Home" (of remix mono 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

Recording of "Beatle Talk", a spoken fragment for LP Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, not used, and vocals for "She's Leaving Home".

US gold certification: "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever".

John and Yoko fly to Gibraltar. Marriage of John and Yoko at the British Consulate Office in Gibraltar.


All Things Must Pass number 1, 7th week (UK Record Retailer).

"Another Day" number 1 (Irish Singles Chart).

The "Daily Mirror" reports that a meeting was held the night before at Apple with John, George, Ringo and Klaus Voorman, to discuss recording plans. To avoid the press, Klaus leaves his home with his wife and takes up residence with George at Friar Park. Apple publicist Lee Perrin denies that any such meeting took place.

End of recordings of Sometime In New York City and "Live Jump".

US single release: "Back Off Boogaloo"/"Blindman" (Apple 1849).

Work resumes on Red Rose Speedway at Olympic Sound Studios. Paul enlists the services of producer Glen Johns.

Ringo films a promo film of his current single, "Back Off Bugaloo" at John's Tittenhurst Park mansion.

Paul and Wings begin a five-day European tour. Opening concert for this tour is at the Falkoner Theater in Copenhagen.


US single release: "With A Little Luck"//"Backwards Traveller"/"Cuff Link" (Capitol 4559).

For their 11th wedding anniversary, Yoko gives John a Roll Royce and John returns the favor by buying her 500 gardenias and a heart-shaped diamond.

In her first major London exhibition since 1967, titled "In Facing", Yoko and Sean attend a press conference to preview the show.


US album release: Walking On Thin Ice (Rykodisc)

Paul, George and Ringo assemble at the Mill Studios to work on the track "Now And Then". The song gets shelved and never returned to. Plans are made to work on John's demo of "Grow Old With Me" but Paul states that it needs too much work, and it is not attempted.

The weekly BBC2 archieve show "TOTP2" airs the world premiere of the computer-enhanced promo film clip of "Helen Wheels".

In Gilbraltar, special postage stamps are issued by the Gilbraltar Philatelic Bureau and The Crown Agents Stamps Bureau to mark the 30th anniversary of John and Yoko's wedding.

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.

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