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August 2

Performance at the Cavern.

Concert at the River Park Ballroom, Chester.

It is reported that the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, have sold, in the UK only, over 2.5 million records in 6 months.

Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool.
Provisional timings:
7:30-8:30. Chick Graham and the Coasters.
8:30-9:30. Sonny Webb and the Cascades.
9:30-10:00. The Beatles.
10:00-11:00. The Undertakers.
11:00-11:30. The Beatles.
11:30-12:30. The Dennisons.

Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth.

"Help!" number 1 (Irish Singles Chart).

Epstein makes it clear to the British press that there will be no more UK Beatles tours in 1965 (decision which will turn out to be reversed). He announces that Cilla Black will make her debut in pantomime in "Little Red Riding Hood", Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas will open in "Mother Goose", and Gerry and the Pacemakers in "Cinderella".


"All You Need Is Love" number 1, 3rd and last week (UK Record Retailer).

George visits the Ravi Shankar's music school, in Los Angeles.

Trident Studios. 2:00pm-1:30am. Stereo mixing: "Hey Jude" (remixes 1-3, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Badfinger records in one day "Come And Get It", at Abbey Road Studios. Paul produces the session.

"Give Peace A Chance" number 2, 4th week in the Top 28 (US Billboard).
"Give Peace A Chance" number 1, 2nd and last week (Dutch Top 40).

"The Ballad Of John And Yoko" number 1, 4th and last week (Australia Kent Music Report).
"The Ballad Of John And Yoko" number 11 (Dutch Top 40).


US single release: "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"//"Too Many People" (Apple 1837).

Paul and his new group rehearse at his farmhouse in Campbeltown, Scotland. They record "Mumbo"; "Bip Bop"; "Love Is Strange"; "Wild Life"; "Some People Never Know"; "I Am Your Singer"; "Tomorrow" and "Bip Bop (reprise)".

In New York, George writes the song "The Day The World Gets Around".

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

George's scene in the Rutles' movie is filmed.

Jack Douglas has the backing musicians meet the "mystery" artist that they will be recording with. John and Yoko greet them and rehearse the songs for the album Double Fantasy.

Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, US. Mixing for LP Old Wave. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.

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.


"Press" debuts at number 66 (US Billboard).

BBC1 transmits the "Heartbeat '86" concert, featuring George (recorded March 15, 1986).

Ringo and his All-Starr Band concert at the Lake Compounce Amusement Park, Bristol, Connecticut ("North American Tour").

In the UK, Apple wins a London High Court injunction to prevent EMI from releasing The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 on CD. EMI files an appeal which reaches the High Court on September 6th.

In the US, ABC TV's show "In Concert '91" airs brief footage of one of Paul's Unplugged concerts.

In the UK, Paul appears on the front page of the "People" newspaper with an article about his plea to save monkeys.

Mojo Magazine publishes the results from a nation-wide survey asking "Who is your favourite recording artist of all time?" The Beatles came out on top. Rounding out the Top 5 are Elvis Presley 2nd, Frank Sinatra 3rd, Queen 4th and Elton John 5th.

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

Liverpool music store Rushworth and Dreaper closes after 150 years of trading. The store had become famous after supplying the Beatles and other Liverpool group's with musical instruments.

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.

Paul performs in concert at Target Field, Minneapolis, MN (2014 Out There Tour).

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