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October 15 – On This Day In Beatles History

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October 15, 2012

1960 – The Beatles (without Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm’s Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou “Wally” Walters) record a version of George Gershwin’s “Summertime,” which is cut onto a 78-rpm disc. This is the first session that includes John, Paul, George, and Ringo together. Two other songs are recorded, but Ringo plays on those without John, Paul, or George. Nine discs are cut, but only one is known to have survived. That night The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1961 – The Beatles perform in the afternoon at Albany Cinema, Northway, Maghull, Liverpool. This appearance is for a charity concert to benefit the St. John Ambulance Brigade. The Beatles play for just ten minutes, being somewhat out-of-place among the civic dignitaries in the audience and the other stage acts: a comedian, an organist, a jazz outfit, a country and western group, and an operatic singer.

1962 – The Beatles perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

1963 – The Beatles perform at Floral Hall in Southport.

1964 – The Beatles perform two shows at the Globe Cinema in Stockton-on-Tees.

1976 – Ringo Starr’s single “A Dose of Rock and Roll/Cryin'” (Polydor 2001 694) is released in the U.K.

1982 – The Beatles compilation album, “The Beatles – 20 Greatest Hits” (Capitol SV-12245) is released in the U.S. Tracks: “She Loves You,” “Love Me Do,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “I Feel Fine,” “Eight Days a Week,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Help!,” “Yesterday,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Paperback Writer,” “Penny Lane,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Hello Goodbye,” “Hey Jude” (short version), “Get Back,” “Come Together,” “Let It Be,” and “The Long and Winding Road.”

1989 – John Lennon’s single “Nobody Told Me/I’m Steppin’ Out” (Polydor 883-927) is released in the U.S. as part of Polydor’s “Timepieces” series. Both songs were previously released as the A-sides of singles.

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