Ereignisse, Stationen und Hits der Beatles in Kurzfassung


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July 7, 1940
Ringo Starr was born.

October 9, 1940
John Lennon is born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool, England, to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon.

June 18, 1942
Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England.

February 25, 1943
George Harrison was born.

John Lennon's mother, bought him his first guitar through a mail order ad. His incessant playing prompts John's Aunt Mimi to say, "The guitar's all very well as a hobby, John, but you'll never make a living out of it." John forms his first group, the Quarrymen.

July 6, 1957
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney at the Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool during a performance by John's group the Quarrymen. Impressed by Paul's ability to tune a guitar and by his knowledge of song lyrics, John asks him to join the group.

February 1, 1958
Paul McCartney introduces George Harrison to the Quarrymen at a basement teen club called the Morgue. George joins the group.

August 1, 1960
The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, West Germany, with Stu Sutcliffe on bass and Pete Best on drums.

January 1, 1961
The Beatles make their debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

November 1, 1961
Local record store manager Brian Epstein is introduced to 
the Beatles. He soon signs a contract to manage them.

March 7, 1962
The Beatles make their radio debut performing three songs, including 
Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby," on the BBC.

April 10, 1962
Stu Sutcliffe dies of a brain hemorrhage.

June 1, 1962
The Beatles audition for 
George Martin at Parlophone/EMI Records. He agrees to sign the group, but insists that Pete Best be replaced. Within months, Richard "Ringo" Starkey joins the group.

SEPTEMBER 4-11, 1962
The Beatles record their first sessions at EMI Studios in London, with 
George Martin as producer.

December 1, 1963
"I Want to Hold Your Hand," 
the Beatles' first American single, is released by Capitol Records.

January 26, 1964
I Want To Hold Your Hand (The Beatles) was a hit.

February 7, 1964
The Beatles begin their first U.S. tour at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C.

February 9, 1964
The Beatles make their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.

March 15, 1964
She Loves You (The Beatles) was a hit.

March 29, 1964
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles) was a hit.

April 4, 1964
The top five slots on the 'Billboard' chart are held by 
the Beatles, a feat never before or since matched.

May 24, 1964
Love Me Do (The Beatles) was a hit.

July 6, 1964
The world premiere of The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' takes place in London.

July 26, 1964
A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles) was a hit.

August 14, 1964
The Beatles cut 
Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone" at EMI Studios in London. Intended for album 'Beatles For Sale' ('Beatles '65' in the US), it was left off and remained unreleased until 'Anthology 1' in 1995.

The Beatles release "This Boy" from their first American album 'Meet 
the Beatles'.

December 20, 1964
I Feel Fine (The Beatles) was a hit.

January 1, 1965
John Lennon composes "Help!" the title song for the Beatles' second film. He later confides that the lyrics are a cry for help and a clue to the confusion and despondency he feels.

March 7, 1965
Eight Days a Week (The Beatles) was a hit.

The Beatles release "Yes It Is".

May 16, 1965
Ticket to Ride (The Beatles) was a hit.

July 29, 1965
The Beatles release their second film, 'Help!'.

August 15, 1965
The Beatles play in front of almost 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City.

August 27, 1965
The Beatles spend the evening talking and playing music with 
Elvis Presley at his Bel air home.

August 29, 1965
Help! (The Beatles) was a hit.

October 3, 1965
Yesterday (The Beatles) was a hit.

October 9, 1965
The Beatles reach #1 with "Yesterday".

October 26, 1965
The Beatles are awarded England's prestigious MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire). John comments, "I thought you had to drive tanks and win wars to get the MBE."

January 2, 1966
We Can Work It Out (The Beatles) was a hit.

March 1, 1966
London's 'Evening Standard' publishes an interview with 
John Lennon in which he states that the Beatles are "more popular than Jesus now." The comment provokes several protests, including the burning of Beatles records.

June 19, 1966
Paperback Writer (The Beatles) was a hit.

July 31, 1966
John Lennon's comments on the state of Christianity made in March, but only lately picked up in the U.S. - spark protests and record burnings on the eve of 
the Beatles' 1966 American tour.

August 29, 1966
After their concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, 
the Beatles declare this to be their final concert tour.

John Lennon makes his first appearance away from the Beatles in the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester's film 'How I Won the War'. He writes "Strawberry Fields Forever" during the filming.

March 12, 1967
Penny Lane (The Beatles) was a hit.

March 18, 1967
The Beatles reach #1 with "Penny Lane".

June 1, 1967
'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is released in Britain.

August 1, 1967
Beatle George Harrison and his wife, Patti, stroll through the streets of Haight-Ashbury, bringing more international attention to the scene.

August 13, 1967
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles) was a hit.

August 19, 1967
The Beatles reach #1 with "All You Need Is Love".

September 1, 1967
John Lennon writes "I Am the Walrus" while under the influence of LSD. He also anonymously sponsors Yoko Ono's Half a Wind Show (subtitled Yoko Plus Me) at London's Lisson Gallery.

December 24, 1967
Hello Goodbye (The Beatles) was a hit.

December 30, 1967
The Beatles reach #1 with "Hello Goodbye".

February 15, 1968
The Beatles depart for Rishikesh, India, for an advanced course in transcendental meditation.

May 1, 1968
Apple Corps, Ltd. begins operating in London. It is 
the Beatles' attempt to take control of their own creative and economic destiny. Later that month, John invites Yoko to his house in Weybridge. They make experimental tapes all night.

September 22, 1968
Hey Jude (The Beatles) was a hit.

September 28, 1968
The Beatles reach #1 with "Hey Jude".

January 30, 1969
The Beatles make their last performance as a group on the roof of the Apple building during the filming of 'Let It Be'.

May 18, 1969
Get Back (The Beatles) was a hit.

May 24, 1969
The Beatles reach #1 with "Get Back".

November 23, 1969
Come Together (The Beatles) was a hit.

November 29, 1969
The Beatles reach #1 with "Come Together".

April 5, 1970
Let It Be (The Beatles) was a hit.

April 10, 1970
Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving the Beatles due to "personal, business and musical differences."

June 7, 1970
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles) was a hit.

January 2, 1975
John and Yoko are reunited. The Beatles' final dissolution takes place in London.

December 8, 1980
John Lennon is shot by a deranged assailant as he and Yoko return to the Dakota after a recording session. He is pronounced dead at Roosevelt Hospital.

The Beatles inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

November 19, 1995
"Free as a Bird," the first new Beatles single in 25 years, is premiered on the televised Beatles Anthology. The song, a 1977 demo by 
John Lennon completed in 1995 by the three surviving Beatles, reaches #6 on the singles chart in early 1996.

March 23, 1996
"Real Love," a 1979 
John Lennon demo finished in 1995 by the other Beatles, becomes the second new Beatles single to chart in less than three months. Released as part of 'The Beatles Anthology' recordings and TV special, it reaches #11 not bad for a band that broke up in 1970.

November 29, 2001
George Harrison dies at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.