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The rock group, Badfinger, were one of the first acts to be signed by Apple Records.1773--The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, one of the Intolerable Acts that leads to the American Revolution.

1932--Casey Kasem, Top-40 radio personality, is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1947--Peter Ham of Badfinger is born.

1956--Gene Vincent gets the call from Capitol Records, which tells the Be-Bop-a-Lula singer it wants to market him as its equivalent of RCA's Elvis Presley.

1957--Elvis Presley performs his first concert outside of the US at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

The Beatles single, Love Me Do, on Tollie Records.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 perform at (Victory) Memorial Hall, Northwich.

1964--US release of The Beatles single Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (Tollie). 14 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

The Beatles dressed in costume for their British TV special Around The Beatles.1964--A full dress-rehearsal for The Beatles' television special, "Around the Beatles." This show includes a far-fetched interpretation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with John Lennon cast as an extremely camp Thisbe; a cameo set from P.J. Proby; plus appearances by Cilla Black and Long John Baldry. The Beatles do a medley of their hits to date and a vibrant version of the Isley Brothers' song, Shout.

1964--John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" is published in the US. Newsweek magazine declares that the Beatles singer-guitarist is "an unlikely heir to the English tradition of literary nonsense."

1964--The share capital of NEMS Enterprises Limited is increased from the original £100 to £10,000 pounds, with the creation of 9,900 ordinary shares. Each Beatle receives 250 shares, Brian Epstein 4950 shares, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) 3950 shares.

The Beatles arrive at the airport heavily disguised on their way to the Bahamas in a scene from their second feature film, Help! The humor comes in when you discover that it's still completely obvious that they are The Beatles.1965--The Beatles continue filming at Twickenham Film Studios for their second movie, "Help!" They shoot the scene where The Beatles are heavily disguised, with moustaches and beards, with John Lennon in a wheelchair. It proves to be a failed attempt for them to fly to the Bahamas incognito.

1966--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles participate in the mixing sessions for Taxman, And Your Bird Can Sing, and Tomorrow Never Knows (for which nine mixes are made). Late in the evening, The Beatles begin working on I'm Only Sleeping, taping 11 takes of the basic track, which is primarily acoustic. Overdubs are added in subsequent sessions.

1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording vocals for the song Magical Mystery Tour.

1968--Britain legalizes abortion by overturning an 1861 law that had made abortion a crime under all circumstances. The new law makes abortion legal in situations where the mother and/or child’s life or well-being is in jeopardy.

1969--John Lennon in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). He does a re-make of the John and Yoko heartbeats.

1970--Eight John Lennon "Bag One" lithographs, which had been confiscated by Scotland Yard on January 16, are determined not to be obscene and are returned to Lennon. The charges against the London Arts Gallery, who exhibited the lithographs, are dismissed.
John Lennon and May Pang take a limo ride in 1974.
1972--John Lennon publicly charges that the deportation proceedings against him are politically motivated. New York City Mayor, John Lindsey, appeals for Lennon not to be deported.

1974--John Lennon is tired of the wild and crazy L.A. lifestyle, and decides to return to New York. He is accompanied by May Pang and Harry Nilsson, and work resumes on the recording of Nilsson’s album, Pussy Cats (which is being produced by John).

1978--Allen Klein is found guilty of tax evasion and is sentenced to prison.

Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach. Left to right: George and Olivia Harrison, Ringo and Barbara, Paul and Linda McCartney.1981--Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach are married at Marylebone Register Office, London. Paul and Linda McCartney and George and Olivia Harrison attend. Yoko Ono is asked if she and Sean had been invited. “No,” she replies. “My way of taking it now is that because of what happened to me, they (Ringo and Barbara) felt intimidated about inviting me, because it was really not the right time to encounter people being happy. But it would have been nice to have been told about it.”

1987--UK re-release of the Paul and Linda McCartney album Ram, and the Paul McCartney album McCartney on CD (EMI).

The Traveling Wilbury's logo1990--In a private home studio in Bel Air, California, The Traveling Wilburys reunite to record their second album. They decide to do so without replacing the late Roy Orbison. The lineup for the group is now George Harrison, Bob Bylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. This second album is eventually released as The Traveling Wilburys Volume 3 in reponse to a bootleg album (featuring outtakes and alternate mixes) which sported the title The Traveling Wilburys Volume 2.

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