I Want to Hold Your Hand was recorded in October 1963 and released on November 29th, 1963. It was the group’s first American number one, ans also the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment.
The Beatles visited Rishikesh in India in February 1968 to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
On New Year’s Eve 1961 the Beatles went to London and the following day they were auditioned by Decca producer Tony Meehan.
The Beatles’ audition tape that was infamously rejected by a record company boss – because he thought guitar groups were ‘on the way out’ – is now to be auctioned with a pre-sale estimate of £30,000.
“Baby It’s You” is a song written by Burt Bacharach, Luther Dixon and Mack David. Recorded by The Shirelles in 1961 and then by The Beatles who performed “Baby It’s You” as part of their stage act from 1961 until 1963.
In April 1966 John Lennon was on the set of the film ‘How I Won The War’ in Almeria, Spain, in which he played Private Gripweed directed by Richard Lester, who also made A Hard Day’s Night and Help! with the Beatles.
The Beatles filmed a promotional video for Revolution at Twickenham Studios on 4 September 1968. The director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg, that already had filmed the videos for Rain and Paperback Writer in 1966 and some months later directed Let It Be, the movie.