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Today in Beatles History: October 24

Posted by **Stephen** on Oct 24, 2017 at 12:39:04 AM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

1963 - In Sweden for their first foreign tour, The Beatles spend the first day at Karlaplansstudion in Karlaplan, Stockholm, Sweden. They record a performance for a radio program entitled "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", which means "The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm". The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, and wanting to make a good first impression in Sweden, put on a terrific show during the taping of seven songs, "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me to You", "Money", "Roll Over Beethoven", "You Really Got a Hold On Me", "She Loves You", and "Twist and Shout". Appearing on the same program is a local group, Hasse Rosen & the Norsmen. Broadcast on November 11. Five of the songs performed by The Beatles are included on "The Beatles Anthology 1": "I Saw Her Standing There", "From Me to You", "Money", "You Really Got a Hold On Me", and "Roll Over Beethoven" (Disc 1, Tracks 30-34).

1964 - The Beatles, on a tour of Britain, perform two shows at the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, London.

1965 - The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). They spend the entire session working on Paul's song "I'm Looking Through You", but will end up re-recording the song in its entirety in November. This day's version will be released on "The Beatles Anthology 2" (Disc one, Track 15).

1969 - UK release of John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band single "Cold Turkey/Don't Worry Kyoko " (Apple). The flip side is a Yoko Ono song. 6 weeks on the charts; highest position #14.

1969 - Paul McCartney is interviewed at his farm in Campbeltown, Argyllshire, on the Mull of Kintyre in northwest Scotland. Paul speaks with journalist Chris Drake, confirming that, despite widespread rumors to the contrary, he is very much alive. Portions of the interview are broadcast on October 26 and October 27.

1973 - John Lennon sues the US Immigration and Naturalization Service under the Freedom of Information Act, trying to obtain documentation that would show the political motivations and predetermined judgements behind the deportation proceeding against him. John also hopes to find documentary evidence of illegal wiretaps being placed on his phone lines.

1975 - Release of John Lennon compilation LP "Shaved Fish" in the US (Apple) and the UK (Apple). Songs: "Give Peace a Chance" (fragment), "Cold Turkey", "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)", "Power to the People", "Mother", "Woman Is the Nigger of the World", "Imagine", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Mind Games", "#9 Dream", "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", and "Give Peace a Chance" (fragment - recorded live at Madison Square Garden, NY on Aug. 30, 1972). In the US it will spend 13 weeks on the Billboard chart, its highest position #12.

1975 - UK release of John Lennon single "Imagine/Working Class Hero" (Apple). 7 weeks on the charts; highest position #6.

1978 - Re-release in Sweden of Beatles double LP "The Beatles" (Capitol). The "White Album", on white vinyl.

1979 - Paul McCartney is honored by the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the most successful composer and recording artist of all time.

1980 - UK release of John Lennon/Yoko Ono single "(Just Like) Starting Over [John]/Kiss Kiss Kiss [Yoko]" (Geffen).

1980 - UK release of Beatles compilation LP "Rock and Roll Music Vol. I" (MFP). This is a re-packaging and reissue of Disc One from the Beatles compilation double LP "Rock and Roll Music" released in 1976 by Parlophone.

1980 - UK release of Beatles compilation LP "Rock and Roll Music Vol. II" (MFP). This is a re-packaging and reissue of Disc Two from the Beatles compilation double LP "Rock and Roll Music" released in 1976 by Parlophone.

1988 - US re-release of Beatles albums "Past Masters Vol. 1" and "Past Masters Vol. 2" on vinyl double LP (Capitol/Parlophone). Previously available only as two separate CDs.

1988 - UK release of Traveling Wilburys CD and LP "The Traveling Wilburys Volume One" (Wilbury/Warner Brothers). The Traveling Wilburys were, on this album, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne. Songs: "Handle With Care", "End of the Line", "Margarita", "Dirty World", "Rattled", "Last Night", "Not Alone Any More", "Congratulations", "Heading for the Light", and "Tweeter and the Monkey Man".

1988 - UK re-release of Beatles CDs "Past Masters Vol. 1" and "Past Masters Vol. 2" on double LP (vinyl) and double cassette (tape). Previously available only on separate CDs.

1988 - UK release of various artists album "Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films" (A&M). Ringo Starr appears on one track, "When You Wish Upon a Star", which is one of a medley of songs from "Pinocchio".

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