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May 19

Peter Townsend is born.


Please Please Me number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer).

Concert at the Gaumont, Hanley (3rd British tour).

Brian returns to England from his vacations in Spain.

"Ticket To Ride", 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express).

Brian returns from Spain to watch the shooting of clips for "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" at Chiswick House, London (EMI Studios).

Studio 1. Most of the day: shooting of clips for "Paperback Writer"/"Rain".

During a lunchtime break from shooting, the Beatles go to Genevieve, French restaurant.

Studio 3. 7:00-11:00pm. Recording: "For No One" (overdub onto take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Recording of horn solo for "For No One".


Brian returns from the Priory Hospital in Putney, London, to host a press launch for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the drawing room at 24 Chapel Street. After the party, Epstein returns to the Priory.

At the party, Paul meets Linda Eastman for the second time.

Housewarming party thrown by Harold Pinter, 7 Hanover Terrace, London, with all Beatles in attendance.

John and Yoko recorded their album Two Virgins at John's home studio.

The 3 main Northern Songs share owners and ATV sign an agreement. John and Paul lose control over the company.

"Get Back" number 1 (Canadian RPM Magazine).

US gold certification: "Get Back"/"Don't Let Me Down".

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" number 1, 6th and last week (Oricon Hot Singles Chart).

"My Love" number 22 (Dutch Top 40).

Paul and Wings perform at Leeds University.

Paul's concert at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia ("Wings Over America Tour").

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


"Goodnight Tonight" number 5 (US Billboard & UK New Musical Express).

In the UK, at his Hurtwood Edge home, Eric Clapton throws a party to celebrate his marriage to Patti Boyd, George's first wife. George, Paul, Ringo, Mick Jagger, Denny Laine, Ginger Baker and Lonnie Donegan join Eric on a stage, set up in a large marquee tent, and perform several old rock 'n' roll numbers, including some Beatles songs.

Australian LP release: Rarities (US Version) (Parlophone PCSO 7581).

Ringo and Barbara Bach are involved in a serious car accident. Ringo drags Barbara from the wreckage safely. After treatment at Queen Mary's Hospital in London, both are released.

Paul begins a fury of promotional appearances for his new album McCartney II. First stop is at the Trillion Studios, where Tim Rice interviews him for the program "Meet Paul McCartney".

Next interview for Paul is at the Thames Television Studios. Nicky Horne conducts this interview for his show "NickyHorne's Music Scene".

Last stop is Paul's MPL offices in Soho Square. Eddie Blanche interviews Paul for the Associated Press.

George and Olivia attend the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Paul makes a brief appearance at Air Studios to visit George Martin.

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, MTV begins broadcasting a ten-part series entitled "In My Life: The John Lennon File". On this day, Yoko conducts a press conference in Montreal.

Leaving his MPL offices, Paul fights his way through fans when a woman approachs him and screams "Why don't you acknowledge me? Why don't you acknowledge me?" Distraught from this incident, Paul arranges to have his appearance on the "Wogan With Sue Lawley" show changed to an earlier time, in case this woman decides to follow Paul to the show. The identity of this woman has never been established.

Paul, Linda and the band appear on the BBC1 chat show "Wogan With Sue Lawley". During the live show, they mime new versions of "Figure Of Eight" and "My Brave Face".

Paul's taped interview, from backstage before his concert in Columbia, south Carolina, is aired on the "Today" show.

First clips of Ringo's promo video of "La De Da" airs on MTV Europe.

In the US,Rhino Home Video releases a five-video box set of John and Yoko's week-long appearances as guest host for "The Mike Douglas Show". Included with the set is a 48-page hardbound book, specially numbered, featuring photographs during the week taken by Michael Leshnov.

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

Mike Sammes, founder of The Mike Sammes Singers, died at the age of 73. He worked with Tom Jones, Cliff Richard and featured on The Beatles' "I Am The Walrus" and "The Long And Winding Road".

The original printing plates for John’s first book are sold at auction for 4,800. Other Beatles memorabilia sold at Stockport-based Omega Auctions were a call sheet from the film "A Hard Day’s Night" signed by all four band members and Victor Spinetti was bought for 3,600 and a signed in-flight menu ahead of filming abroad for the film Help was snapped up for 6,000. A rare programme of the Beatles performance at the Urmston Show in August 1963 sold for 1,700.

Paul performs in concert at the Amway Center, Orlando, FL (Out There World Tour).

James McCartney performs in concert at Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY (US Tour).

A guitar played by John and George sold for $408,000 at auction. The custom-made instrument, built in 1966 by VOX was bought by an unidentified US buyer in New York. Harrison played "I Am The Walrus" on the guitar in a scene from Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. Lennon used it in a video for "Hello, Goodbye" later that year.

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