Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today in Beatles History (13 Jul)

'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

End of performances at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

A contest is run on this day's issue of teen magazine 'Boyfriend'. Prize: a lunch with the Beatles and attendance to a Beatles recording session.
'Boyfriend' first publishes photograph from its Euston Road session.

US single release: 'A Hard Day's Night'/'I Should Have Known Better'.

Savoy Hotel, London. Annual Ivor Novello awards lunch. Paul attends, to receive awards on behalf of the Beatles.

End of European Song Cup in the Casino at the Belgium coastal resort of Knokke-le-Zoute. Brian attends. England beats France in the final. Roger Whittaker, with his version of 'If I Were A Rich Man', is declared the best individual act.

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