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August 1

Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Mersey Beats.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 1:30-4:00pm. Recording for BBC's "Pop Go The Beatles": "Pop Go The Beatles"; "Ooh! My Soul"; "Don't Ever Change"; "Twist And Shout"; "She Loves You"; "Anna (Go To Him)"; "A Shot Of Rythm And Blues"; "Pop Go The Beatles".

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 4:00-6:00pm. Recording for BBC's "Pop Go The Beatles": "Pop Go The Beatles"; "From Me To You"; "I'll Get You"; "Money (That's What I Want)"; "There's A Place"; "Honey Don't"; "Roll Over Beethoven"; "Lucille"; "Baby It's You"; "Pop Go The Beatles".

1st issue of "The Beatles Monthly Book", published by Sean O'Mahony.

Concert at Southport.


A Hard Day's Night LP number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer).
NOTE: Due to advanced orders, the Beatles debuted at #1, 3 weeks before the album is even released.

A Hard Day's Night number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).

"A Hard Day's Night" number 1 (US Billboard).
"A Hard Day's Night" number 1, 2nd week (US Cashbox).
"A Hard Day's Night" number 1 (Hitkrant Europarade).

"A Hard Day's Night"/"Things We Said Today" number 1, 2nd week (Australia Kent Music Report).

Ringo appears on BBC-TV's "Juke Box Jury" (filmed July 25, 1964).

Billboard Magazine reported that the harmonica was making a comeback in a big way thanks to its use by Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Performance for the "Blackpool Night Out", broadcast live on TV.

"Beatles burn-in" organized by two radio announcers.


George and Pattie fly from London to Los Angeles.

George and Pattie Harrison, Neil Aspinall, Alex the Magician and Jennie Boyd plan to visit the Haight-Ashbury district, San Francisco.

Premiere of "Film Number 4", by Yoko.

Trident Studios. 5:00pm-3:00am. Recording: "Hey Jude" (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

5:00-8:00pm. Recording bass, lead and backing vocals.

8:00-11:00pm. Recording orchestra.

Studio 2. 2:30-10:30pm. Recording: "Because" (takes 1-23, overdub onto take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

First of three 3-part vocal recordings.


Live Peace In Toronto, 30th week in the ranking (US Billboard).

"The Long And Winding Road" number 25 (Dutch Top 40).

"Something" covered by Shirley Bassey number 32 (Dutch Top 40).

Yoko suffers a miscarriage.

In London, Cynthia Lennon marries Italian hotelier Roberto Bassanini at Kensington register office.

George leads the Concert For Bangla Desh, at the Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

John flies from New York to London.

Paul and Wings' concert at K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark ("Wings Over Europe 1972 Tour").

In Kassel, West Germany, Yoko's exhibition "Documenta 5" continues.

In London, Ringo begins filming the movie "Count Downe", which when finally released will have the title "Son Of Dracula".

At the annual Atlanta Film Festival, the film "Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs" receives a gold medal.

In London, filming of "The Rutles" resumes with additional scenes re-shot.

Dhani Harrison is born. His name is Indian for "wealthy".

George starts Handmade Films.

In New York, John and Yoko finish some last-minute songwriting and meet up with Jack Douglas. At the Hit Factory, Douglas conducts first rehearsals for the Double Fantasy album. The musicians assembled still do not know who they will be recording with.

"Stars On 45 Medley" number 1, 9th week (Canadian RPM magazine).

During the month, Paul's Old English sheepdog Martha dies at Paul's Scottish farmhouse. She was 15.

In New York, Yoko makes her first public appearance since John's death, attending the opening of the "Peking Opera" at the Lincoln Center.

In Cleveland, Ohio, radio staion WGAR-AM broadcasts a pre-recorded interview with Paul to promote his new album and single. The program is entitled "Paul McCartney: The Man & His Music".

New York's Museum of Broadcasting showcase Beatles achieve clips documentary "The Beatles Early Days" and several other films from the museum's personal collection, including the "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances and excerpts from their Washington, D.C. concert on February 11, 1964.

Abbey Road's Number Two studio presents "The Beatles At Abbey Road", 3 times a day.

Linda's "Photographs" exhibition is shown at the Barry Stern galleries in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.

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.

At the BBC Television Theatre, London, Paul makes his first live appearance on the BBC1 talk show "Wogan".

In the US, the newspaper "USA Today" mentions a new mystery group calling themselves The Traveling Wilburys will be releasing their debut album in October.


US single release: "This One"/"The First Stone" (Capitol 4JM-44438) on cassette only.

BBC Radio One broadcasts the George and Olivia interview of the Radio One documentary on the Romanian Appeal, entitled "Nobody's Child" (taped June 20, 1990).

During the month, Video Collection International releases the compilation video "Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends" featuring 17 stories narrated by Ringo.

In the US, George records an interview about the release of The Concert For Bangla Desh on CD.

"Instant Karma" number 12 (Dutch Top 40).

Ringo and his All-Starr band perform at the Le Champs de Brionne Summer Music Theater, George, Washington ("Return To Ameria Tour").

Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at the Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("North America tour").

In the UK, the hype of "The Beatles Anthology" begins with trailers promoting the upcoming special.

During the month, Paul, George and Ringo record interviews with Derek Taylor for use in "The Beatles Anthology 3 EPK. The interviews are held at Paul's Sussex farmhouse, George's home in Henley and at Apple's London offices.

At Whatinthewhathe? Studios, Ringo records another vocal track for the song "Without Understanding".

The photo exhibition entitled "Linda McCartney's Sixties" continues at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

John's "granny" sunglasses were snatched up by a British collector at auction. The sunglasses, from one of the last Beatles concerts, were expected to fetch around 1m, but auction bosses refused to say what the actual figure was. Lennon gave the gold-rimmed glasses to his Japanese interpreter in Tokyo in 1966.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR.

The exhibit Linda McCartney retrospective is displayed at the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna, Austria. The new exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Linda McCartney’s work featuring 190 of her iconic photographs.

Yoko's Half-A-Wind Show - A Retrospective is displayed at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It shows a major retrospective of well over a hundred works. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to orient ourselves broadly in Yoko’s multifaceted artistic universe, pinpointing central themes of her career and demonstrating the diversity of media and disciplines with which she works.

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