Performance at the Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.
John Lennon's new column "Around and About" began appearing in "Mersey Beat", under the pseudonym "Beatcomber".
Please Please Me
LP number 1, 19th week (UK Record Retailer).
Marriage of Clive John Epstein and Barbara Mattison, at the Greenbank Drive Synagogue, Liverpool. Brian is best man.
Concert at the Memorial Hall, Nantwich.
US release of interview album Hear The Beatles Tell All
(VeeJay PRO 202). Jim Steck interviews John Lennon; Dave Hull interviews all of The Beatles.
Concert at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh.
Brian returns to the US, to attend the end of the Beatles' tour.
It is announced that Brian will soon record his first LP, with readings from "A Cellarful Of Noise".
The press informs that a Beatles record and some other contemporary objects currently in fashion will be buried under the New York Universal Exposition for future civilizations.
George and Pattie fly to India, on vacation.
"Eleanor Rigby", 6th week in the Top 10 (UK Record Retailer).
"Yellow Submarine", 6th week in the Top 10 (UK Record Retailer).
Filming continues for the Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" in South West England.
"Hey Jude", 3rd week in the Top 30 (US Billboard).
"Hey Jude" number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
"Hey Jude" number 1 (Irish Singles Chart).
"Hey Jude" number 1 (Dutch Top 40).
"Those Were The Days" number 16 (Dutch Top 40).
Tony Palmer produces the TV program "All My Loving" for the BBC, with interviews and performances of the Beatles.
In Las Vegas, Vice President Spiro Agnew publicly attacks the Beatles for drug references in their songs.
The Beatles' film "Let It Be" is released in Sweden.
"Melody Maker" publishes an interview with John Lennon during the recording sessions for Walls And Bridges
The first "Beatlefest '74" opens in New York at the Commodore Hotel. Mark Lapidos masterminds the two-day event and receives the blessing of the BBC TV and Apple. For the auction, John and Paul send guitars, George sends a table and Ringo supplies some autographed drumsticks.
Performance at the Hammersmith Odeon of Paul, Wings, Crickets (Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Sonny Curtis), Albert Lee, Bob Montgomery, Rick Gretch, Don Everly, in London, as part of the grand finale for the fourth annual Buddy Holly Week. The event is captured on videotape by MPL Communications.
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.
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.
Paul and Linda attend the annual Buddy Holly Week festivities.
The "Beatle City" exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
In the US, CBS TV's show "Entertainment Tonight" features Part Three on the "Imagine" film and book.
At the NFT (National Film Theatre) in London, a celebration honoring Handmade Films. All of Handmade films are shown from "Monty Python's Meaning Of Life" to the current release, "Track 29".
In the US, Westwood One Radio broadcasts the special program "Westwood One Special Repot: Yoko's Response". Hosted by Elliot Mintz, Yoko speaks out about Albert Goldman's book "The Lives Of John Lennon". Also included is an exclusive interview with Yoko, from her Dakota apartment.
In Los Angeles, Ringo records the song "You Never Know", which will be heard during the closing credits of the film "Curly Sue".
Paul performs in concert at Earl's Court, London ("The New World Tour").
US album release: Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Volume 2: Live From Montreaux
(Rykodisc RCD 20264).
In London, the Sotheby's auction sets a record when Paul's handwritten lyrics to "Getting Better" sells for £161,000.
In the UK, the ITV network program "Chart Show" airs a color version of the Beatles promo film for the song "Rain". Apple releases the clip to promote the forthcoming Anthology
video box set.
Paul and Linda send a bouquet of flowers to mark the unveiling of the English Heritage Blue Plaque in honor of Jimi Hendrix, at his former house in London.
At Sotheby's rock 'n' roll auction in London puts on the auction block several unpublished
photos from the "Get Back/Let It Be" sessions.
The worldwide release of the newly remastered album Yellow Submarine
(UK Apple 5214811 on LP and Apple 5214812 on CD) (US Capitol/EMI 21481).
At Philip Weiss Auctions in New York, the only known painting by the Beatles sold for $155,250. The oil and watercolor artwork was created by the Beatles in June and July 1966, while on tour in Tokyo.
In Los Angeles, the exhibition "The Early Beatles Collection," featuring images taken by Astrid Kirchherr, runs at the Leica Gallery. Images include pictures taken during the filming of "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 for Stern Magazine, as well as some of the images she took of the musicians during their Hamburg, Germany, period in 1960.
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.