1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and then at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.
1962: Epstein visited a HMV store in Oxford Street, London, to have the Decca audition tape transferred to disc. A HMV technician named Jim Foy liked the recordings, and suggested that Epstein should contact Parlophone's George Martin. The Beatles were signed by EMI's small Parlophone label after the group had been rejected by almost every other British record company, and without Martin ever having seen them play live. Martin later explained that Epstein's enthusiasm and conviction that one day The Beatles would become internationally famous convinced him to sign them.http://www.the-beatles-history.com/brian-epstein.html
1963: Concert at the ABC, Carlisle (Helen Shapiro tour). The Beatles are ejected from a ballroom for wearing leather jackets.
1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
1964: Maysles Brother film, the first US Visit:Clips and Information
1964: Radio: Saturday Clubhttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/radio-saturday-club-2/
1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show/
John, Paul, Vince and Ringo:
“I remember the picture of Ed Sullivan with The Beatles' wig and his comment, when George was ill, 'He'd better show up tomorrow 'cos I'll be the fourth Beatle!' And he put the wig on.” Vince Calandra
1964: Photo session in Central Park, New York, minus the ailing George.
1965: Once announced in 1965 as the Beatles third movie, “A Talent For Loving” would have been the Beatles experiment in the genre of the Western film. Richard Condon, the writer of “The Manchurian Candidate”, was the author of the novel “A Talent For Loving”. The script was based on a true-life horse race in the 1870’s in which the prize was a wealthy girl! The Beatles would play pioneers in the old West who had tralleled from Liverpool, so the accent problem was bypassed. The Beatles fascination with the cowboy west was evident when you see the group decked out in cowboy attire in various photo shoots from 1964-65 (and on the back of their RUBBER SOUL album). And Ringo Starr (in his pre-Beatle days) once wrote to the Houston Texas chamber of commerce about possible immigration. Although the rights to film were acquired, they finally rejected the film and “A Talent For Loving” was released by someone else in 1969. Rejected Film Projects by the Beatles, from Ear Candy.com
1966: George and Pattie Harrison honeymoon in Barbadoshttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/08/george-pattie-harrison-honeymoon-barbados/
1967: Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: `Good Morning Good Morning' (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of rhythm track for `Good Morning Good Morning'.
1968: Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Across the Universehttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/08/recording-mixing-the-inner-light-across-the-universe/
1969 :`Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
1969: John Lennon: Two Virgins enters the ranking, number 158 (Billboard).
1972: Paul and Linda McCartney, the band (Wings), wives, girlfriends, children, and even pets, climb into a caravan and head onto the motorway, stopping at whichever university town takes their fancy. Their musical instruments, along with two roadies, follow in a van. Once there, Paul will send in an assistant to ask if they can put on a show for the students the following day. Once agreed, word is spread throughout the campus and posters are put up. This happens today at Nottingham University. The road manager for this tour, Trevor Jones, remembers the historic first concert: “We went into Nottingham University Students Union at about five o’clock and fixed it up for lunchtime the next day. Nottingham was the best because they were so enthusiastic. No hassles. No one quite expected it or believed it.” Absolute Elsewhere.net
2010: Ringo's star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
A star for Ringo Starr was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. http://www.beatlesbible.com/2010/02/08/ringos-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-unveiled/