July 10, 1964 ~ The Beatles release their 3rd album. It’s #307 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Beatles release their third album on June 26, 1964.
It’s #307 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
January 30, 1969 ~
The Beatles stage their famous rooftop concert on the roof of Apple Records on Savile Row in London. After performing a few songs, including “Get Back” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” the police shut them down as a large crowd gathers. It would be The Beatles’ last public performance.
No one knows exactly who came up with the idea, but heading up to the Apple rooftop was something everyone could agree on. Joined by keyboardist Billy Preston and producers Glyn Johns and Alan Parson, the band – with George and John bundled up in fur coats – launches into a brief but memorable set that blasts through the workday drudgery in the streets below. Besieged by noise complaints, the police make their way to the rooftop as a magnificently bearded McCartney belts out a third run-through of “Get Back” with the ad-libbed lyrics “You’ve been playing on the roofs again, and you know your Momma doesn’t like it, she’s gonna have you arrested!”
Ringo Starr, who grudgingly agreed to take part in the performance, is enlivened by the possibility of an arrest: “Someone was complaining and the police came up and I just thought, ‘We’re on film. Drag me off the drums, or something.’ But instead it was, ‘Well, I’m afraid you’ve got to turn it down’ and the plug was pulled. It could have been incredible. The Beatles carted off by the police. That would have been great.”
The Beatles release their 10th on January 13, 1969. It’s the soundtrack to the animated film of the same name.
The documentary — the last Beatles movie — is released on May 13, 1970.
The Beatles release “The Red and Blue Albums” on April 2, 1973 …
Released on January 10, 1964 on Vee-Jay records, it’s the debut album … depending upon who you talk to. It comes out 10 days before Capitol Records’ Meet The Beatles which actually beat Introducing to the charts by one week. It’s all so confusing and who the hell cares. Everything changed in 1964.
Sir George Martin ~ b. January 3, 1926.
This is as good a take as anyone but I do think Jordan missed out by not including “I Am The Walrus” and “Eleanor Rigby.” The things he and Paul did with McCartney’s bass were genius.
Revisit 10 Beatles moments that would have been impossible without late producer and “fifth Beatle” George Martin.