The Beatles were given three prestigious Ivor Novello awards on this day in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 1965.
‘Yesterday’ was judged to be the most outstanding song of the year. The other two awards were for sales: ‘We Can Work It Out’ was the top-selling single of 1965, while ‘Help!’ was the second-best selling.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Fargodome, Fargo, North Dakota
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
- 2008: George Martin is honoured by the Grammy Foundation
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Don’t Pass Me By, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Revolution
- 1964: Live: Hippodrome, Brighton
- 1963: Live: Winter Gardens, Margate
- 1963: UK EP release: Twist And Shout
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1958: Recording: In Spite Of All The Danger, That’ll Be The Day
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