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August 19

Billy J. Kramer of the Dakotas is born in Bootle, England.

The Beatles are hired to perform 2 additional months at the Indra Club.

Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

Appearance on Granada TV's "Scene at 6:30".

Beginning of tour of the US and Canada. Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California. The concert is filmed.

A Kansas City impresario offers $350,000 for the Beatles to perform at that city, the largest amount paid to an artist in the US until then.

"A Hard Day's Night" single, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK Record Retailer).

With The Beatles, 39th week in the Top 30 (UK Record Retailer).


"Help!" number 1, 3rd and last week (UK Record Retailer).

3:30pm and 8:00pm. Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas.

Brian Epstein hurts his back when he is sprung from the emergency exit of an airplane into a service truck in a serious outbreak of Beatlemania at Houston Airport.

Concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. The Ku Klux Klan mounts guard. A firecracker explodes on the stage.


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 8th week (US Billboard).
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band number 1, 3rd week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"All You Need Is Love"/"Baby, You're A Rich Man" number 1, 4th week (Australia Kent Music Report).

"All You Need Is Love" number 1 (US Billboard).
"All You Need Is Love" number 1 (German Media Control Top 100).
"All You Need Is Love" number 2, 2nd week (Dutch Top 40).

Maureen gives birth to her and Ringo's second son Jason Starkey, at the Queen's Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London. Maureen names him after the Greek mythological hero.

Brian announces that Traffic will make their first performance in Britain, at the Saville Theatre.

The Saville Theatre autumn season is extended to 16 weeks.

Day booked for a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road (cancelled because of George's trip to Greece).

Studio 2. 2:00pm-4:00am. Stereo mixing: "Ending" (working title of "The End") (remixes 1-3, from take 7); "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight" and "Ending" (working title of "The End") (crossfade/edit for master); "Something" (remixes 1-10, from take 39). Recording: "Here Comes The Sun" (overdub onto take 15). Stereo mixing: "Here Comes The Sun" (remix 1, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

The instrumental jam in the coda of "Something" disappears at last in today's remixes. Recording of synthesizer for "Here Comes The Sun".

Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. "Art Spectrum", modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: "Cold Turkey", "The Ballad Of John And Yoko", "Give Peace A Chance", "Instant Karma!", "Up Your Legs Forever".

The bootleg album Gulp! appears on the market, featuring John's performance of "Yer Blues" from the "Rolling Stones Rock 'N' Roll Circus".

"Bangla-Desh" number 17 (Dutch Top 40).

Paul and Wings' concert at Turschip, Breda, Holland ("Wings Over Europe 1972 Tour").

In the US, the stage musical of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" runs at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.

Day twelve of Double Fantasy sessions: Recording of the song "Hard Times Are Over".

In New York, Yoko writes a letter to friends and possible benefactors for a section of Central Park to be honored to John. The site will be named "Strawberry Fields".

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.

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.

US album release: Greenpeace (A&M SP 5091), featuring George's "Save The World".

The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band concert at CNE, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ("North American Tour").


UK album release: The Concert For Bangla Desh (Epic 468835-2) on CD.

Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California ("North America tour").

A TV ad featuring the late Linda McCartney urging a boycott of fishing was banned by the Advertising Clearance Centre in the UK.

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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