The Beatles

  • Most exciting band in Liverpool

    Most exciting band in Liverpool
    The Beatles quickly established themselfs as the most exciting band in Liverpool, playing over thirty gigs a month garnering a loyal following of local fans
  • Love me do

    The Beatles enter EMI Studios for the first time and record their first single "Love Me Do" in studio 3.
  • Royal Variety

    The Beatles play at The Royal Variety Performance, closing the show with a stunning, historic rendition of Twist and Shout.
  • I want to hold your hand

    I Want To Hold Your Hand reaches #1 in the USA. By April 1964, The Beatles have an amazing 14 songs in the American Hot 100.
  • First film

    The Beatles release their first film and accompanying soundtrack, A Hard Day’s Night.
  • MBEs

    The Beatles are awarded MBEs by the Queen.
  • Rubber Soul

    The Beatles release their sixth album and most innovative album yet, Rubber Soul. A sitar is used on the song Norwegian Wood, reflecting George Harrison’s growing interest in Indian music.
  • Revolover is released

    Revolver is released. The critics hail the album as another astonishing leap forward and praise the innovative recording techniques in particular.
  • First negative review

    The Beatles receive their first negative reviews when their surreal film Magical Mystery Tour is shown by the BBC on Boxing Day. However, Magical Mystery Tour soon gains a cult following and its fans include a young filmmaker, Steven Spielberg.
  • Rishtikesh, India

    The Beatles spend the early part of the year in Rishikesh, India, meditating with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and writing dozens of songs.
  • "The Beatles"

    The Beatles return to the UK to record ‘The Beatles’ double album now referred to as the White Album because of its plain white cover. The cover was designed by artist Richard Hamilton.
  • The Beatles perform together for the last time

    The Beatles perform together for the last time on the rooftop of Apple Corp's headquarters in London. The performance is cut short by the police following complaints about the noise.