The Beatles

Probably the most popular and even successful band in history. Formed in Liverpool Lancashire, England .

Liverpool England 1961

Band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Forming around 1958 'The Beatles' first sessions in September 1962 produced a minor UK hit, "Love Me Do".

Beatlemania began in Britain on 13 October 1963 with a televised appearance at the London Palladium.
In the United States Capitol Records (which was owned by EMI), refused to issue the singles Love Me Do, Please Please Me and From Me To You, the reason they gave being that no British act had ever made any impact on an American audience! (maybe that's because the US refused to release the singles or give British acts airplay). Attorneys for Capitol Records were actually employed to stop US DJs from playing Beatles songs.

The US Concedes
Beatlemania exploded in the United States with three national television appearances by the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on 9, 16 23 February 1964. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history. The 'real' people of the US had their say and the 'establishment' had to concede.
In 1964 they held the top five places on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has never been repeated.

The Global Invasion
They held and still hold many records in the music industry.
  • Biggest All-Times Sales. 600 million.
  • Most No.1 Singles On UK Charts (Band): 17.
  • Most No.1 Singles On US Charts: 20.
  • Most No.1 Albums On UK Charts. 15.
  • Most US Chart No. 1 Albums: 19.
  • Most US consecutive No.1 Albums: 8.
  • Most UK consecutive No.1 Singles: 11.
  • Most US cumulative weeks at No.1 Albums: 132.
  • Most Albums in the US Top 200 simultaneously: 11.
  • Most recorded song , 'Yesterday'.
  • All top five places on the US Single Charts 1964.
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In History
  • 18 February 1871.
    On this day 148 years ago Harry Brearley was born
  • 06 February 1804.
    This month 215 years ago the world lost Joseph Priestley
  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 107 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
  • CT Scan. 100 years ago 28 August 1919 Godfrey Hounsfield was born
  • 16 February 1834.
    This month 185 years ago the world lost Lionel Lukin
  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 229 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • 21 February 1741.
    This month 277 years ago the world lost Jethro Tull
  • 19 February 1927.
    This month 91 years ago the world lost Herbert Akroyd Stuart
  • 08 February 2017.
    This month 2 years ago the world lost Peter Mansfield
  • 17 February 2011.
    This month 8 years ago the world lost Ron Hickman
  • 14 February 1779.
    This month 240 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 134 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 53 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
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