Three days after its UK release, The Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ single was issued in the US.
The single was released as Capitol 2138. As with the UK version, it had George Harrison’s ‘The Inner Light’ on the b-side.
Lady Madonna was not a great commercial success in America, and only managed to reach number four in the charts. It was, however, the last Beatles single to be released on Capitol; subsequent ones were one their own Apple label.
Last updated: 11 March 2019
Also on this day...
- 1996: Album release: Anthology 2
- 1969: George and Pattie Harrison appear in court on drugs charges
- 1965: Lennon and McCartney jam in Obertauern, Austria
- 1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
- 1964: Radio: The Public Ear
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Regal Cinema, Gloucester
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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