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The Beatles on this Day 16.8.


  • Leaving from Liverpool to Hamburg.


  • Brian sacks Pete Best.
  • Concert at the Riverpark Ballroom, Chester.


  • The weekly musical newspapers announce details of the first joint tour promotion by Brian Epstein and Arthur Howes.
  • Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.


  • Concert at the Opera House, Blackpool.
    Concert at the Futurist, Scarborough.


  • Second concert at the Shea Stadium, New York.
  • Warwick Hotel. The Beatles are visited by the Supremes, the Exciters, the Ronettes and Bob Dylan.


  • Concert at the Philadelphia Stadium.


  • Dr. Norman Cowan examines Brian.


  • Studio 2. 7.00pm-5.00am. Recording: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' [re-make] (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 14 into take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
  • 1st Apple new artist release: Mary Hopkin, with 'Those Were The Days'. [27, 30 August?]


  • 'Give Peace A Chance', 6th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).


  • Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.


  • Hanover, Germany. Wings concert ('Wings Over Europe' tour).


  • Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).