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50 Years Ago: FIRST U.S. ALBUM RELEASED

50 Years Ago: FIRST U.S. ALBUM RELEASED

The Brian Epstein production The Beatles Christmas Show continued with evening performances.

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND GETS SATURATION RADIO AIR PLAY

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND GETS SATURATION RADIO AIR PLAY

On Friday evening, January 3, 1964, Americans watching The Jack Parr Show heard the announcer read the guest list for the program.

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND RELEASED IN AMERICA

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND RELEASED IN AMERICA

The Brian Epstein production The Beatles Christmas Show made its debut on December 24, 1963, at the Astoria Cinema in Finsbury Park, London.

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND MAKES U.S. RADIO DEBUT

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND MAKES U.S. RADIO DEBUT

The group spent the afternoon at the Playhouse Theatre in London recording songs for the Christmas edition of the BBC radio program Saturday Club

50 Years Ago: CRONKITE BROADCASTS STORY ON THE BEATLES

50 Years Ago: CRONKITE BROADCASTS STORY ON THE BEATLES

The Beatles began the week of December 9, 2013, with a tour appearance at the Odeon Cimema in Southend-on-Sea.

50 Years Ago: CAPITOL RECORDS SIGNS DEAL FOR BEATLES

50 Years Ago: CAPITOL RECORDS SIGNS DEAL FOR BEATLES

On December 4, 1963, Capitol Records announced they had obtained the exclusive U.S. rights to recordings by the Beatles.

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND RELEASED IN U.K.

50 Years Ago: I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND RELEASED IN U.K.

The week of November 25, 1963, started with the Beatles at Granada TV Centre in Manchester.

50 Years Ago: TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY–THE BEATLES KENNEDY CONNECTION

50 Years Ago: TALES OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY–THE BEATLES KENNEDY CONNECTION

November 22, 1963, was a triumphant day for the Beatles. In their homeland, the group had dominated the record charts …Read

50 Years Ago: A WEEK WITH THE BEATLES AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY

50 Years Ago: A WEEK WITH THE BEATLES AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY

The week of November 18, 1963, started with the Beatles at EMI House in London receiving a slew of silver disc awards.

50 Years Ago: BRIAN LINES UP ED SULLIVAN SHOW APPEARANCES

50 Years Ago: BRIAN LINES UP ED SULLIVAN SHOW APPEARANCES

The real action took place in New York, where Brian Epstein lay the groundwork for the Beatles February 1964 invasion of America.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES PLAY BEFORE ROYALTY WHILE BRIAN HEADS TO AMERICA

50 Years Ago: BEATLES PLAY BEFORE ROYALTY WHILE BRIAN HEADS TO AMERICA

The group performed before British royalty at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES WELCOMED BACK FROM TOUR OF SWEDEN

50 Years Ago: BEATLES WELCOMED BACK FROM TOUR OF SWEDEN

The Beatles continued with their tour of Sweden

50 Years Ago: BEATLES BEGIN TOUR OF SWEDEN

50 Years Ago: BEATLES BEGIN TOUR OF SWEDEN

George Martin supervised a mixing session for the songs recorded the previous week for the Beatles next single

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RECORD “I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND”

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RECORD “I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND”

After a well-deserved day off, on Tuesday, it was back to work with a concert at Floral Hall in Southport.

50 Years Ago: BEATLEMANIA IS BORN

50 Years Ago: BEATLEMANIA IS BORN

The Beatles began the week of October 7, 1963 with a Monday night concert at Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RETURN FROM VACATION

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RETURN FROM VACATION

The Beatles began the month of October 1963 fresh from their two-weeks plus vacations

50 Years Ago: “SHE LOVES YOU” RELEASED IN AMERICA WHILE BEATLES ON VACATION

50 Years Ago: “SHE LOVES YOU” RELEASED IN AMERICA WHILE BEATLES ON VACATION

The Beatles were finally given a break in their schedule, allowing the members of the group to have some vacation time.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RECORD SONGS FOR SECOND ALBUM

50 Years Ago: BEATLES RECORD SONGS FOR SECOND ALBUM

After enjoying two days off on Monday and Tuesday, the Beatles spent the afternoon and evening of September 11, 1963, recording additional songs for their second album.

50 Years Ago: BEATLES TAPE FOUR MORE SHOWS FOR BBC

50 Years Ago: BEATLES TAPE FOUR MORE SHOWS FOR BBC

The Beatles started September 1963 by recording the final three installments of their BBC radio program Pop Go The Beatles.