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Today in Beatles History: September 20

Posted by **Stephen** on Sep 19, 2017 at 9:39:16 PM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night show.

1962 - The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime.

1964 - The Beatles finish up their tour of the USA with a charity performance at the Paramount Theater in New York City, New York. The concert is in aid of the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and the Retarded Infants Services. Attendance is 3,682, with ticket prices going as high as $100 each, a remarkable amount in 1964. The Beatles are disgusted at having to use one of the worst amplification systems they'd ever had to use, and tempers flare in the audience between screaming teenagers and well-dressed socialites. The Beatles and other artists performed for no fee. That night on US television, The Beatles' second live appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", broadcast on February 16, is re-broadcast on Sullivan's show.

1968 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Piggies" is completed with the overdubbing of George's lead vocal and a tape loop of pigs grunting and snorting--created by John Lennon from the Abbey Road tape library: 'Volume 35: Animals and Bees" (John adds a few grunts and snorts of his own, too).

1972 - Police find cannabis plants in Paul McCartney's greenhouse in Campbeltown, Scotland. He is charged with drug violations. McCartney will plead guilty on March 8, 1973, and he will pay a fine of 100 pounds plus court costs.

1976 - US release of Ringo Starr single "A Dose of Rock and Roll/Cryin'" (Atlantic). 9 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #26.

1976 - The ex-Beatles are asked in the press to perform a reunion concert for charity, the would-be promoters claiming that $230 million could be raised.

1977 - UK release of Ringo Starr LP "Ringo the 4th" (Polydor). Songs: "Drowning in a Sea of Love", "Tango All Night", "Wings", "Gave It All Up", "Out on the Streets", "Can She Do It Like She Dances",
"Sneaking Sally Through the Alley", "It's No Secret", "Gypsies in Flight", and "Simple Love Song". The album was poorly received and failed to appear in the music charts.

1982 - UK release of Paul McCartney single "Tug of War/Get It" (Parlophone). The single reached #53 on the charts.

1985 - Twenty-eight song copyrights are registered posthumously in John Lennon's name. The songs all list a creation date of 1980, although some were actually written before that. Two of the songs are listed in error, for they were not written by Lennon. Among the titles registered is the song "Girls and Boys", the original title for "Real Love".

1993 - UK re-release of Beatles compilation double album "The Beatles 1962-1966" [the "Red" album] on double CD (Parlophone).

1993 - UK re-release of Beatles compilation double album "The Beatles 1967-1970" [the "Blue" album] on double CD (Parlophone).

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