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1969--John Lennon records an unreleased instrumental entitled, “Rock Peace.”

1972--Ringo Starr begins filming for the movie “Son of Dracula.”

1980--US re-release of The Beatles’ LP A Hard Day’s Night (Capitol).

1980--US re-release of The Beatles’ LP Let It Be (Capitol).

1986--US release of two Beatles interview LPs: “Things We Said Today” and “Not a Second Time.” These contain recordings of 1964-1965 interviews and press conferences that took place in Los Angeles and Toronto. Not previously issued.

1989--US re-release of The Beatles’ singles on 3-inch CDs (reissues of original UK Parlophone singles): A Hard Day’s Night / Things We Said Today, Can’t Buy Me Love / You Can’t Do That, I Feel Fine / She’s a Woman, Help! / I’m Down, Ticket to Ride / Yes It Is, Paperback Writer / Rain, Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby, We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper, Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane, Lady Madonna / The Inner Light, Hey Jude / Revolution, and Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). (all Capitol / Parlophone).

1991--Unauthorized re-release of the John Lennon / Yoko Ono album Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (Creative Sounds). This was recorded from a vinyl copy of the album and had poor sound quality.

1997--George Harrison has some lumps removed from his neck, provoking fear that he might have cancer. However, it is reported that the lumps were not cancerous. Less than a year later, it will be revealed that George did, in fact, have cancer. However, after undergoing treatment, he will be reported to be doing fine.

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