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Today in Beatles History: September 17

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 17, 2017 at 2:24:58 PM:

1960 - The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1961 - The Beatles perform at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, at lunchtime, and at Queen's Hall, Widnes, that night.

1964 - The Beatles, on tour in the USA, perform at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. This would become known as the "extra" show, because Kansas City Athletics (baseball team, now in Oakland) owner Charles Finley paid The Beatles $150,000 to add a Kansas City concert to their tour. The Beatles added the song "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey" to their song list, with the Kansas City audience being appropriately delighted. As in Cleveland, The Beatles had to leave the stage in mid-concert until the audience calmed down (somewhat). After The Beatles left Kansas City, the manager of their hotel sold their bed linen to two Chicago businessmen for $750. Unlaundered, the sheets and pillow cases were cut into three-inch squares; each square was mounted on a card, packaged with an affidavit of authenticity, and sold for $10 each. (The towels with which The Beatles had mopped their faces after their Hollywood Bowl concert had been similarly cut up and sold. Hotels also received requests for the Beatles' bathwater and used shaving foam).

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Overdubs bring "I Will" to completion.

1969 - Release in Sweden of Beatles LP "Abbey Road" (Apple).

1976 - UK release of Ringo Starr LP "Ringo's Rotogravure" (Polydor). Songs: "A Dose of Rock and Roll", "Hey Baby", "Pure Gold", "Cryin'", "You Don't Know Me at All", "Cookin' (in the Kitchen of Love)", "I'll Still Love You", "This Be Called a Song", "Las Brisas", "Lady Gaye", and "Spooky Weirdness".

1999 - The United States Postal Service (USPS) issues a postage stamp honoring The Beatles. The 33-cent stamp includes the words "The Beatles" and a picture of the yellow submarine, as depicted in the animated motion picture "Yellow Submarine", on a blue background (pictures/photos of living persons are never placed on postage stamps in the United States). The issue of the stamp is announced at a "first day of issuance" ceremony held at the Hard Rock Café in Denver, Colorado. The stamp is one of 15 postage stamps issued to represent the 1960's as part of the USPS continuing series "Celebrate the Century". All 15 stamps were selected by nationwide (US) balloting conducted in May 1998.

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