1960 – The Silver Beetles, on a tour of Scotland backing singer Johnny Gentle, perform at the Northern Meeting Ballroom, Inverness, Inverness-shire. They have to play in an upstairs ballroom while the older folks stay downstairs listening to the music of traditional bandleader Lindsay Ross & his Famous Broadcasting Band. The Silver Beetles had also been booked to headline in their first advertised professional engagement this night at Lathom Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool, for promoter Brian Kelly. When the Silver Beetles left on their disappointing tour, they neglected to tell Kelly of their change in plans, and Kelly was left with a hall full of patrons but not his advertised attraction. It later will take a lot of persuasion on the part of Bob Wooler to get Kelly to agree to let the group perform at Litherland Town Hall Ballroom on December 27 (as The Beatles, their name having been changed for the last time in mid-August 1960), and Kelly probably only agreed as a favor to Wooler. The December 27 performance will prove to be a significant one for The Beatles.
1961 – The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962 – The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1963 – The Beatles, at the Playhouse Theatre in London, record two BBC radio programs for later broadcast. First they tape an appearance for the program “Saturday Club,” their first appearance on that important show as top of the bill. They perform “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” “Boys,” “Long Tall Sally,” “From Me to You,” and “Money.” The show is broadcast on May 25, and the last three songs are included in the portion of the program that is broadcast overseas. The Beatles are also interviewed, and they show themselves to be personable and witty. The second radio program that they record this day is for the show “Steppin’ Out,” which is taped before a wildly enthusiastic audience. The Beatles perform six songs, “Please Please Me,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Twist and Shout,” “Thank You Girl,” and “From Me to You.” “Twist and Shout” was edited out of the final program tape. This show is broadcast on June 3.
1964 – The Beatles’ single “Sie Liebt Dich/I’ll Get You” (Swan 4182) is released in the U.S. The German-language version of “She Loves You.” 1 week on Billboard chart; highest chart position: No.97.
1980 – Paul McCartney’s album “McCartney II” (Columbia FC-36511) is released in the U.S. Tracks: “Coming Up,” “Temporary Secretary,” “On the Way,” “Waterfalls,” “Nobody Knows,” “Front Parlour,” “Summer’s Day Song,” “Frozen Jap,” “Bogey Music,” “Darkroom,” and “One of These Days.”