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In My Life:
June 12th

1961: Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern

1963: Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

The Beatles’ third known concert at Liverpool’s Grafton Rooms had been arranged in February 1963, and was a fundraiser for the charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). More:Beatles Bible

1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide

The day after they landed on Australian soil, The Beatles flew from Sydney to Adelaide in a chartered Ansett ANA jet, arriving at 11.57am. An estimated 200,000 people lined the 10-mile route between Adelaide Airport and the city centre in the hope of seeing The Beatles’ motorcade. More than 30,000 surrounded the Town Hall, where they met the city’s mayor, James Campbell Irwin, along with council members and their families. The Beatles were given toy koala bears. John Lennon told the reception, “Wherever we go, anywhere in the world, this reception which Adelaide has given us will stick in our memories. The group was shadowed by local DJ Bob Francis from 5DN, who interviewed them in a range of locations including the Town Hall balcony. Francis also booked the suite next to theirs at the Southern Australia Hotel, from where he gave listeners hourly updates.
More: Beatles Bible

Town Hall Balcony:

The above image was scanned from a 35mm slide I took in 1964 of the Beatles waving to the crowds below from the balcony of  the Adelaide Town Hall.

The title of this video is a little misleading. There's actually several interviews here.
Right after the balcony interview: 3:58-11:41

Over 50,000 applications had been made for tickets to see The Beatles in Adelaide’s Centennial Hall, which had just 3,000 seats. The group played two sets on this day, and two more on the following day. The compère was Alan Field, and the support acts were Sounds Incorporated, Johnny Devlin, Johnny Chester and The Phantoms. The Beatles performed the same 10 songs at all their Adelaide shows: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally.

One of the lucky 3,000

Love the matching outfits!

A flight from London to Los Angeles finds Beatle Ringo Starr seated next to actress Vivian Lee. Landing in L.A., Ringo quickly caught a plane to Australia to rejoin the other three Beatles. Jimmy Nichol, a substitute drummer,has been playing with the Beatles since Ringo entered a London hospital with tonsillitis. Says Ms. Lee - “Ringo and I had a marvelous trip together. He is absolutely enchanting. He told me he was on his way to Australia to meet his fellow Beatles... I just can’t get used to that name (laughing). Mr. PopCulture

Vivian Leigh played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind

1965: Recently in the news was an announcement that the Beatles would be awarded MBE medals by Queen Elizabeth in a royal ceremony later in the year. The MBE, or Members of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire, is a prestigious annual award. The ceremony was to be held on October 26th 1965 at Buckingham Palace. On June 12th following this announcement, the Beatles discussed their reactions with British Calendar News, and also with ITV. Both interviews are presented below. - Jay Spangler,

MBE Interviews and Public Reactions (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, arrive late for a news conference at Twickenham Studios, Middlesex, England, on June 12, 1965. WCBS Radio

1967: US album release: The Family Way
On this day the soundtrack to the 1966 film The Family Way was issued in the United States, following its release in the UK on 6 January 1967. It was mostly composed by Paul McCartney. Beatles Bible

Complete album (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1972: US album release: Some Time In New York City by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band

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As part of the promotion for Some Time In New York City, John Lennon records an interview at his Greenwich Village apartment with freelance radio journalist, Scott Johns. Among other things, he discusses his relationship with street musician David Peel. In 1980, the interview is released on a limited edition disc called The David Peel Interviews. AbsoluteElsewhere

1980: John Lennon’s nine-day voyage to Bermuda comes to an end with the safe arrival of all who were aboard the sailboat. AbsoluteElsewhere

How John Lennon Rediscoverd His Music in Bermuda

In My Life:
June 13th

1960: Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool

Although he had walked out of the group before their 11 June concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, drummer Tommy Moore performed one final time on this date at Allan Williams‘ Jacaranda Coffee Bar. Moore was temporarily replaced with Norman Chapman, but the line-up lasted just three weeks before Chapman began his National Service with the army. After that The Silver Beetles used various stand-ins or changed instruments within the group. Beatles Bible

This being a Monday, the Beatles played the basement room of Allan Williams Jacaranda Club.  They were not paid cash money for these appearances, but were given beans on toast (yum).  I guess they thought of these sessions as practice time.  Beatle +50 Blog

Liverpool's The Jacaranda pub to return with new look Liverpool Echo

I’m not sure if they’ve opened yet but this article has pictures and video.

1961: Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

1962: Evening performance at the Cavern Club

1963: Live: Palace Theatre Club, Stockport

The Beatles performed two concerts on this day, both in venues they hadn’t played before. The first was at the Palace Theatre Club in Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, their only performance in the town. Afterwards they drove 10 miles to their next booking, at the Southern Sporting Club in Manchester. The Beatles played for around 30 minutes, to 300 mostly screaming fans. The booking had been made prior to the success of the Please Please Me single, but was honoured by Brian Epstein despite the group being able to command much higher fees by June.
More: Beatles Bible

Live: Southern Sporting Club, Manchester
Following their appearance in Stockport, Cheshire, The Beatles drove 10 miles to the Southern Sporting Club in Manchester for their second show of the night.
Beatles Bible

1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide

The Beatles played their second night of shows at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide. They performed two sets, as on the previous day, each to 3,000 people.

Around 4,000 fans were camped outside the South Australia Hotel when The Beatles awoke just after midday. In the afternoon they held a small reception for the organisers of their Australian fan club.

Meanwhile, Ringo Starr, delayed from joining the tour by illness, arrived in San Francisco en route to Australia. He gave a press conference at the airport before boarding the Qantas flight to Sydney. More:Beatles Bible


Rare Beatles poster in Adelaide garage sale

A day in the life of a Beatles security guard

Here is a nice story of one of the men who guarded the Beatles in Adelaide 50 years ago.   This story is from the Advertiser and was written by who else but Craig Cook.

A poster given away by Mobil gas stations. They were originally giving out cards but these were issued when the cards ran out.

The Beatles in Adelaide 1964

1975: John Lennon gave his last TV performance, singing "Imagine" and Little Richard's "Slippin' And Slidin,'" on the ABC special "A Salute to Sir Lew Grade," honoring the British impresario and media mogul. The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac

An intro to the show then John’s two songs:

1988: George Harrison released the single "This is Love." The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac

This is Love (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

2006: Activist/ex-model Heather Mills, estranged wife of Paul McCartney, announced her intention to divorce the former Beatle. The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac

Good. She’s a drag. A well-known drag.

2010: Paul McCartney closes 2010 Isle Of Wight Festival with Jimi Hendrix tribute NMR

Just a sampling, in no particular order (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1975, John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance when he appeared on 'Salute To Sir Lew Grade', performing 'Slippin And Slidin', and 'Imagine'.

This was in April

John's pre-recorded appearance on the ATV/ITC television special^ Salute To Sir Lew Grade is aired on American TV. (The UK transmission, featuring the alternative title of Salute, occurs across the ITV network on June 20, at different times throughout the evening. See entry for April 18. One of John's three songs, 'Imagine', is later released in 1992 on the PMI home video The John Lennon Video Collection.

My dad used to tell me the story of how he stood outside that hall listening to The Beatles because he couldn't get in, so so so lucky  ;D ;D

--- Quote from: In My Life on June 12, 2011, 07:15:54 PM ---1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, This Boy, Long Tall Sally and Twist And Shout. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.
1965, The Beatles were included in the Queen's birthday honours list to each receive the MBE. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector Dupuis said 'British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls'.

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In My Life:

--- Quote from: rosebud84 on June 13, 2011, 12:23:14 PM ---My dad used to tell me the story of how he stood outside that hall listening to The Beatles because he couldn't get in, so so so lucky  ;D ;D

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At least he got to hear them live!


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