how the past
impacts the now.
role The Beatles
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THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 19
1918--The US Congress authorizes time zones and approves Daylight Saving Time.
1961--The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Kingsway Club, Southport.
1963--The Beatles perform at the Regal Cinema, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (on the Chris Montez / Tommy Roe tour).
1964--Filming for The Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night" continues at Twickenham Film Studios. Shooting of the "TV studio corridor" scenes (John Lennon meets a woman who thinks he looks like "him," only to change her mind, which causes John to walk away muttering and grousing). On the movie set The Beatles tape a radio interview for the BBC program "Movie-Go-Round," for broadcast on April 12. At lunchtime The Beatles rush to the Dorchester Hotel to receive an award, and that evening they tape an appearance for the most famous pop show in the UK, "Top of the Pops" (see separate entries). An exhausting day for the much-in-demand Beatles.
1964--The Beatles attend a luncheon at London's Dorchester Hotel, held by the Variety Club of Great Britain, and receive awards for "Show Business Personalities of 1963." Each Beatle gave a short acceptance speech. The BBC broadcasts a 30-minute film of the ceremony on March 20. The tape from the ceremony was issued in 1993 in the US on the CD Beatles Tapes II. Early Beatlemania: 1963-64.
1964--The Beatles tape a television appearance for the most famous of UK pop programs, "Top of the Pops." (This exciting new musical series premiered on January 1, 1964). The Beatles lip-sync to Can't Buy Me Love and You Can't Do That (the songs on their latest single). Recorded at London's Television Theatre. Broadcast on March 25. Can't Buy Me Love is re-broadcast on April 8.
1965--The Beatles continue filming in Austria for their movie, "Help!" Scenes filmed on a terrace and in the snow.
1968--Singer Donovan travels to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1970--A promotional film for The Beatles song, Let It Be, is broadcast on UK television, on the program "Top of the Pops."
1978--Over 50,000 people demonstrate in Amsterdam against the neutron bomb.
1980--Elvis Presley's autopsy report is a part of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners' case against Dr. George Nichopoulos. Presley's former personal physician is accused of overprescribing drugs to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. He later has his medical license revoked.
1984--UK re-release of The Beatles' single Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Issued as a regular single and also as a picture disc.
1985--IBM announces that it is planning to stop making the PCjr consumer-oriented computer. The machine had been expected to dominate the home computer market, but didnt quite live up to its expectations. In the 16 months that the PCjr was on the market, only 240,000 units were sold.
1986--Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon arrive in London and take up residence at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane. Later that night, they are the guests of honor at the play Lennon at the Astoria Theatre. Back at the hotel, they meet up with Julian Lennon after the show.
1990--Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon hold a photo session in London to promote her new art exhibition, In Facing.
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