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Ringo Starr goes into hospital

Ringo Starr began his 10-day stay at University College Hospital, London on this day. He was booked in to have his tonsils removed, an operation which took place the following day. Prior to his arrival on the ward, Starr gave a brief press conference to assembled reporters.

The Beatles meet Cassius Clay

On this day The Beatles were taken to the training camp of boxer Cassius Clay – later known as Muhammad Ali – who was preparing for his 25 February fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.

John Lennon apologises for assaulting Bob Wooler

Two days after he assaulted Cavern Club DJ Bob Wooler for insinuating he had had an affair with Brian Epstein, John Lennon sent a telegram to apologise. The incident took place at Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday party on 18 June 1963. The telegram was sent on Epstein’s orders, and read: “Really sorry Bob. Terribly worried… Read more »

Live: Odeon Cinema, Manchester

The Beatles’ only appearance at the Odeon Cinema on Manchester’s Oxford Street was the twelfth date of the group’s UK tour with Roy Orbison.

John Lennon and Brian Epstein holiday in Barcelona, Spain

On this day Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went on holiday to Santa Cruz, Tenerife, for a 12-day holiday. At the same time John Lennon accepted an offer from Brian Epstein to accompany him to Barcelona, for a trip also lasting 12 days.

Julian Lennon is born

John Charles Julian Lennon, son to John and Cynthia Lennon, was born early on this day at Liverpool’s Sefton General Hospital.

The Beatles promote Love Me Do in London

The Beatles’ debut UK single, Love Me Do, had been issued on 5 October 1962. Four days later they had no publicity or live engagements, but chose to visit London journalists.

Pete Best is sacked from The Beatles

George Martin was impressed enough by The Beatles’ debut session for EMI on 6 June to offer them a recording contract. However, he was less pleased with the band’s drummer, Pete Best.