1960 – The Silver Beetles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Tommy Moore) and other groups audition for promoter Larry Parnes and singer Billy Fury in hopes of being selected as Fury’s backing group. Parnes is also looking for backing groups for his lesser-known singers, and The Silver Beetles are selected as backing group for singer Johnny Gentle’s upcoming small-scale tour of Scotland. The group had changed its name from “The Beatals” to “The Silver Beetles” after Brian Casser (of Cass and the Cassanovas) remarked that the name “Beatals” was ridiculous. He suggested they use the name “Long John and the Silver Beetles,” but John Lennon refused to be referred to as “Long John.” Drummer Tommy Moore misses half of the audition, drummer Johnny Hutchinson, of Cass and the Cassanovas, filled in until he arrived.
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 – George Harrison serves as a judge for the Lancashire and Cheshire Beat Group Contest, held in Liverpool.
1965 – The Beatles are at Twickenham Film Studios, filming for the movie “Help!” (tentatively titled “Eight Arms To Hold You”) and then in the recording studio, Studio Two, EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, London. The Beatles record two songs for Capitol Records who need the songs to complete the next Beatles’ album “Beatles VI” (Capitol (S)T-2358). They record two songs written Larry Williams – “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” and “Bad Boy.” “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” is completed in seven takes, and “Bad Boy” in four. “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” will be included on the U.K. version of the “Help!” album, but “Bad Boy” won’t be issued in England until the 1966 compilation album “A Collection of Beatles Oldies.” Note: the song “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” is sometimes spelled “Dizzy Miss Lizzy.”
1989 – Paul McCartney’s single “My Brave Face/Flying to My Home” (Capitol B-44367) is released in the U.S.