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The Beatles on this Day 17.1.

1942

  • Cassius Clay is born.

1962

  • Performance at the Cavern, with the Remo Four, and Ian and the Zodiacs.

1963

  • 'Please Please Me' enters the UK Record Retailer chart.

1964

  • New Musical Express announces The Beatles have sold 7 million records in Britain.
  • 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1 (US Cashbox chart).

1967

  • Agreement between Epstein and Ashley Kozak, Donovan's manager: he will play a 6-day engagement at the Saville Theatre.
  • Article published in the 'Daily Mail': 'The holes in our roads'.
  • Studio 2. 7.00pm-12.30am. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 9-11, from take 9). Tape copying: 'Penny Lane' (of remix mono 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
    Recording of the B flat piccolo trumpet solo for 'Penny Lane', performed by David Mason.

1968

  • RCA House, London. Lunchtime reception in honour of Grapefruit's release, attended by John, Paul, Ringo, Brian Jones, Donovan and Cilla Black.
  • George returns to London.

1969

  • UK LP release: 'Yellow Submarine'.

1970

  • 'Live Peace In Toronto', 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard).
    'Come Together', 14th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Something', 14th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Cold Turkey', 6th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).

1981

  • '(Just Like) Starting Over', 12th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Woman', 1st week in the Top 40 (Billboard).

1990

  • Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour').