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The Beatles on this Day 30.5.


  • Concert at the Odeon, Manchester (3rd British tour). Derek Taylor attends.
    Concert at the Granada, Kingston (3rd British tour).


  • 'Love Me Do' number 1, 1st week; 5th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'P.S. I Love You', 3rd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
  • Brian buys 5 copies of 'Ain't She Sweet' at a West End record store.


  • US single release: 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain', double A side.
  • Autograph hunters chase by car John in a Mini. John's Rolls Royce is stopped in Bushy Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex, by the police, and fined for speeding. The Mini is also stopped. The chasers get their autographs after the police finishes with John.
  • Brian flies from Madrid to New York to arrange the next American tour.


  • Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.40am. Recording: 'Revolution' (working title of 'Revolution 1') (takes 1-18). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
    Start of sessions for 'The Beatles'. 1st time Yoko is present at the studio. Visit at the studio: Chris Thomas. Recording of rythm track, base for 'Revolution 1' and 'Revolution 9'.


  • UK single release: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/'Old Brown Shoe', 1st single in Britain and 1st Beatles release not mixed for mono.


  • US LP release: 'Living In The Material World'.


  • 'All Those Years Ago', 2nd week in the Top 40 (Billboard).
    'Watching The Wheels', 8th week in the Top 40 (Billboard).


  • John Lennon art exhibition at the Valley View Center, Dallas, Texas.