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Dino Danelli, drummer for The Young Rascals.1944--Dino Danelli, drummer for The Young Rascals (later The Rascals) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Their biggest hits include Good Lovin' (1966), Groovin' (1967), It’s A Beautiful Morning, and People Got To Be Free (both 1968).

Pop idol David Essex1947--David Essex (David Cook) is born in London. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 5 single Rock On. He also starred in the film “That’ll Be The Day,” (with Ringo Starr) and its sequel, “Stardust.” Essex went on to have a successful career in Europe, far beyond his popularity in the 1970s.

1955--Chess Records releases Maybellene, the first single by Chuck Berry. The song goes to No. 5 on the charts.

1960--The Silver Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, and Norman Chapman) perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey. Chapman's last appearance as drummer for The Silver Beatles was either this performance or on the following week.

The Beatles take flight.1961--The Beatles perform at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Kingsway Club, Southport.

1963--The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

1964--The Beatles perform at a special midnight show, "The Night of a Hundred Stars," at the London Palladium. The show is in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities Appeal Council. Many well-known stars participate, such as Sir Laurence Olivier and Judy Garland. In part one of the show, The Beatles act out a "flying ballet" sketch, which involves them being raised up high above the stage on wires. In part two of the show, they perform a brief musical set.

1965--UK release of The Beatles’ single, Help! / I'm Down (Parlophone). 10 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.
Frank Sinatra hit No. 1 with Strangers In The Night.
1966--The Frank Sinatra album, Strangers in the Night, reaches No. 1 on the charts.

1966--Harold Wilson participates in the re-opening of the Cavern Club. Brian Epstein sends a congratulatory telegram, but declines an invitation to attend the proceedings.

1968--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Completion of Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey. The song had been considered finished, but John Lennon re-records his lead vocal, then backing vocals and handclaps are overdubbed.

Three Dog Night1969--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Come Together. Paul McCartney records another lead vocal for Oh! Darling. Recording The End (seven takes), which includes Ringo Starr's only drum solo on a Beatles recording.

1969--Three Dog Night receives a gold record for the single, One. It was the first of seven million-sellers for the pop-rock group.

1971--Filming “Imagine”: Day Three. The final day of the Tittenhurst / Ascot filming begins with Yoko Ono sitting up in bed reading the papers, while John Lennon is seen using the toilet. The Lennons then let the camera roll while they enjoy themselves in their oversized bathtub. On the balcony, John playfully “flashes” Yoko by quickly opening and closing his kimono.

The Beatles in Brian Epstein's NEMS record store.1985--UK re-release of The Beatles’ single, Help! / I'm Down (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Issued as a regular single and also as a picture disc.

1986--US re-release of The Beatles' single, Twist and Shout / There's a Place (Capitol). The single was originally issued on the Tollie label in 1964.

1987--The surviving Beatles sue EMI-Capitol, demanding $40 million in back royalties and the right to own their recordings.

1989--Ringo Starr begins his first solo tour, a tour of North America, with his All-Starr Band. The opening tour performance is at Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, Texas.

1991--In Merseyside, Liverpool, a plaque honoring Brian Epstein is inveiled at 12-14 Whitechapel in the city center. This is the location of the original NEMS record store, which is now the site of the Rumbelows domestic appliance chain. The plaque is part of the “Harp Beat Rock Plaques” series presented in Britain.

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