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Today in Beatles History: October 27

Posted by **Stephen** on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:14:59 AM:

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

1961 - The Beatles perform at Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

1962 - The Beatles perform at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, as top act for a dance promoted by the local Recreations Association.

1962 - Before their live performance that night, The Beatles tape a radio interview to be broadcast to the patients of local hospitals via the closed-circuit radio station within each hospital. The program, consisting of an interview, is first broadcast the next day, on the regular show "Sunday Spin". This interview is released in 1986 on a flexi-disc included with Mark Lewisohn's "The Beatles Live!"

1963 - Touring Sweden, The Beatles perform three shows at the Cirkus in Goteborg, Sweden.

1969 - Ringo Starr begins recording his first solo album, to be called "Sentimental Journey". This is the first solo studio album recorded by a Beatle.

1975 - US release of Wings single "Venus and Mars - Rock Show (medley)/Magneto and Titanium Man" (Capitol). 9 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #12.

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

1980 - US re-release of Disc 1 from the Beatles' 1976 compilation double LP "Rock and Roll Music" as "Rock and Roll Music - Vol. 1" (Capitol).

1980 - US re-release of Disc 2 from the Beatles' 1976 compilation double LP "Rock and Roll Music" as "Rock and Roll Music - Vol. 2" (Capitol).

1981 - US release of Ringo Starr LP "Stop and Smell the Roses" (Boardwalk). Songs: "Private Property", "Wrack My Brain", "Drumming Is My Madness", "Attention", "Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses", "Dead Giveaway", "You Belong to Me", "Sure to Fall", "Nice Way", and "Back Off Boogaloo" (version 2). Also released same day is Ringo's single "Wrack My Brain/Drumming Is My Madness" (Boardwalk).

1982 - US release of George Harrison LP "Gone Troppo" (Dark Horse). Songs: "Wake Up My Love", "That's the Way It Goes", "I Really Love You", "Greece", "Gone Troppo", "Mystical One", "Unknown Delight", "Baby Don't Run Away", "Dream Away", and "Circles".

1986 - US release of posthumous John Lennon CD "Menlove Avenue" (Capitol). Songs: "Here We Go Again", "Angel Baby" (artificially lengthened, so it runs longer than the version found on the unauthorized "Roots" LP), "My Baby Left Me", "To Know Her Is to Love Her", "Rock and Roll People", and alternate versions of "Steel and Glass", "Scared", "Old Dirt Road", "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)", and "Bless You". None of these tracks had been previously issued on authorized releases.

1992 - US release of Frank Zappa double CD (Barking Pumpkin). Includes remixes of live recordings featuring Zappa with John and Yoko at the Fillmore East on June 6, 1971 (and originally issued on the Lennon/Ono album "Some Time in New York City").

1997 - UK release of John Lennon compilation LP "Lennon Legend" (EMI/Parlophone). Songs: "Imagine", "Instant Karma", "Mother" (single edit), "Jealous Guy", "Power to the People", "Cold Turkey", "Love", "Mind Games", "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "#9 Dream", "Stand By Me", "(Just Like) Starting Over", "Woman", "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)", "Watching the Wheels", "Nobody Told Me", "Borrowed Time", "Working Class Hero", "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", and "Give Peace a Chance". Some top chart positions: Austria - #5; Germany - #11; Switzerland - #13; Finland - #22; Sweden - #57.

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