Days in the life: The Beatles’ history

As well as the songs, albums, people, galleries and other features, we've also got a day-by-day guide to The Beatles' career, from their births to the breakup and beyond.

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Here is a listing of all of the Beatles Bible's historical blog posts written so far. There are more to come, but we hope you find something of interest!

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31 responses on “Days in the life: The Beatles’ history

  1. John Frum

    This list is very uneven: Maureen Cox’ birthday is there, but not Barbara Bach’s (27 August 1947). John’s half-sister Victoria is mentioned, but not George’s well-known sister Louise (b. 16 August 1931), or George’s brothers.

    A work in progress?

    1. Joe Post author

      Yes, of course it’s a work in progress – the list certainly isn’t finished (at the time of writing I’m midway through 1964). However, I’m not going to list the birth dates of every sibling and wife. The partners I’ve written about played key roles in the story up to the 1970 break-up (Barbara Bach came in afterwards), and the siblings are mentioned when there’s a particularly interesting background story (hence Victoria’s inclusion).

      Life’s too short to detail absolutely everyone, and I don’t think there’s really a demand for it. And where do you stop? Should I mention the births of The Beatles’ parents? Grandparents? School teachers, promoters and studio staff? I’d probably only add Louise Harrison et al if/when I’d covered everything else, but it’s unlikely I’ll do it.

  2. marc

    Hello !
    Realy great Page ! Thanx a lot !
    Ich have some dates for your History:
    22.10.89 Paul live in Munich Olympiahall Germany
    09.09.93 Paul live in Munich Olympiahall Germany
    13.07.2011 Rino Starr and his all Star Band live Munich Cirkus Krone Germany
    (The Place the Beatles played in 1966)

    All these Concerts where Parts of a tour, so I think it must be possible to find out the other tour Dates !
    Greetings from munich !
    marc

    1. Joe Post author

      Thanks. I’m not taking user submissions at this stage. There are a great many other tour dates and other incidents to include, and this comments section would be awash with suggestions if everyone got involved. I have plenty of information still to add, I just need to find time to make all the pages.

  3. roy lomas

    the beatles played at the majestic club in oldham on a friday night in 1961/2 I help them up the stair into the ballroom and on to the stage derrick johns was the campare ican remember they was £5

  4. mja6758

    Don’t know if this is any use but here are the dates I’ve tracked down over the years from my own notes on people. Never been able to find b’day for, say, Rod Davis, but I have a lot – though you may already have them all.

    Len Garry (6 January 1942)
    Eric Griffiths (31 October 1940-29 January 2005)
    Colin Hanton (12 December 1938)
    Johnny “Hutch” Hutchinson (18 July 1940)
    John Charles “Duff” Lowe (13 April 1942)
    Thomas Henry “Tommy” Moore (12 September 1931-29 September 1981)
    Peter Shotton (4 August 1941)
    Ivan Vaughan (18 June 1942-16 August 1993)
    Nigel Whalley (30 June 1941)

  5. edward slack

    Hello. I saw the Beatles at Luton Odeon September 6th 63. I am desperately seeking an answer to the following. I was at Luton Airport on my bike sometime 64 I think. A chauffeur driven car stopped by me to ask the way to the terminal. In it was John, George, Cynthia and I suppose Patti. They took a chartered DH125 (red and white I think). When was this ? Where were they going ? I’ve checked all history sites to no avail. Please help.

  6. Michael K

    As a result of Eminem having all of his albums in the Billboard 200 currently, some interesting data has emerged for two dates in 2010 on which The Beatles beat set records for number of simultaneous albums on the BB200 and which I think duly must be added to ‘Beatles history’, especially as they break, at the end of 2010, the record they set at the beginning of 2010!

    On the Jan. 9, 2010 chart, folliowing the 090909 release of their remasters on CD, they logged 11 albums
    simultaneously on the chart
    On the Dec. 4, 2010 chart, following their iTunes debut, they logged 14 albums
    simultaneously on the chart

    Source:
    http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/chart-alert/5793186/chart-moves-all-eight-of-eminems-albums-on-the-billboard-200#0Gc56mGS6BBfx3eR.99

  7. Ron Nasty

    I hate this page. I hate it with a vengeance! So fecking long to load. 3000+ entries, what else can be expected?!!!

    Anyway way to subdivide it beneath years? Front page gives years, open the year and it gives you that year’s diary entry links. I’m sure it would speed up loading if front page was years, and the specific was behind that.

  8. Michael Wolf

    Thanks for this, Joe. Of particular interest to me were the pre Beatlemania years and how hard those guys worked. Night after night after night with the occasional lunch gig, no wonder they were so tight. I’ve worked in hard working bands like that from time to time and it was killer! Clearly you’ve put a lot of work into this excellent diary as we’ll (so much so you’ve made poor ron nasty’s head spin) and for that I applaud you! Now on to the rest of your site and my ongoing Beatles retrospective. With glass raised – Cheers!

  9. Jonathan

    Hi Joe. another for your history section:
    On May 30th 1966, The Beatles are stopped for speeding in John Lennon`s Rolls Royce in a police radar trap in Bushy Park, Teddington.

    William Anthony, a Beatles chauffeur, was driving at 48mph to shake off “fans” when he was stopped by a radar trap in Bushy Park, Teddington on May 30th 1966, it was said at Feltham Magistrates Court, Middlesex, yesterday. Anthony, of Rutterwyk Road, Chertsey, was fined £1 for exceeding the speed limit.
    His solicitor, Mr David Jacobs, pleaded Guilty on his behalf, and said that three of The Beatles were in John Lennon`s Rolls Royce when some fans in a mini car saw them and persisted in driving alongside them, trying to peer into the windows.
    “The only thing Mr Anthony could do was accelerate, as traffic was coming towards them and there might have been an accident”, Mr Jacobs said.
    A policeman said later that the occupants of the mini car got The Beatles autographs when police stopped the Rolls Royce.

    The Times Aug 23rd 1966

  10. Vera Baker

    Why is Paul McCartney apparently not in the Walk of Fame stars in Hollywood, CA?? Think I saw where George and Ringo got their stars but don’t remember seeing where Paul got his?? Also, one could be put for John Lennon beside Paul’s but it wouldn’t have the handprints they usually do. Can somebody ck. on this for me? Paul was upset that Ringo never got into the Music Hall of Fame and told them that it just wouldn’t do! Ringo was inducted almost immediately after Paul found out their error as the other 3 were already in the Hall of Fame. Come on peeps, I think Paul has more than earned his star. Let’s get ‘er done now !!!!

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