GLOBAL BEATLES DAY
June 25 is a day someone may want to hold your hand and ask you to please, please be true because they love you yeah, yeah, yeah. Global Beatles Day or GBD commemorates The Beatles music and their shake-up of the music world.
Some of the dates that mark the Beatles development until that 1967 broadcast on the program “Our World:”
- 1957 – teenager John Lennon performs with the Quarrymen perform and then brings in Paul McCartney who was 15 at the time.
- 1960 – the group first played together publicly in Hamburg, West Germany for 48 nights before moving to another venue. George Harrison was deported for being under 18 and not having a work permit to perform.
- 1960 – May, the band changes their name to the Silver Beatles.
- 1960 – August, the Silver Beatles change their name to the Beatles.
- 1960 – April, drummer Stuart Sutcliffe dies of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 21. In August, Ringo Starr is invited to join the group permanently. Interim drummer Pete Best is fired the next day.
- 1962 – The Beatles’ released their first single, “Love Me Do,” a number one hit in the USA.
- 1963 – The Beatles first album, “Please Please Me” was released. It was followed that same year by the release of the album “With The Beatles.”
- 1964 – The album “Introducing The Beatles,” and “Meet The Beatles” were released within days of each other. Then “Twist and Shout” is released followed by “The Beatles Second Album,” and “A Hard Day’s Night.”
- 1965 – “Help” and “Rubber Soul” were released.
- 1966 – “Revolver” was released.
- 1967 – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released. One month later, June 25, The Beatles perform their song “All You Need is Love” on the BBC program Our World.
HOW TO OBSERVE
- Share your favorite Beatles memory.
- Play Beatles trivia. Have a Paul, John, Ringo, and George look-a-like contest.
- Post pictures posing matched to Beatles album covers.
- Listen to albums by The Beatles.
- Visit the Global Beatles Day Facebook page to get in on even more of the Beatles mania.
Use #GlobalBeatlesDay to join the conversation on social media.
The Beatles fan Faith Cohen created the holiday in 2009. She calls it “a thank you or love letter to The Beatles.” June 25 is Global Beatles Day because for the first time, on June 25, 1967, they performed their song “All you need is love” on the BBC produced program, Our World.
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