The Beatles

Notable

Timeline Of Events

Norman "Hurricane" Smith

EMI / Abbey Road Studios: Sound Engineer

Birth Date:

1923
Feb

22nd

George Martin

The Beatles: Producer

Birth Date:

1926
Jan

3rd

Richard Lush

EMI / Abbey Road Studios: Sound Engineer

Birth Date:

1934
Jan

5th

Brian Epstein

The Beatles: Manager

Birth Date:

1934
Sept

19th

Phil Spector

Album: "Let It Be" Producer

Birth Date:

1939
Dec

26th

Stuart Sutcliffe

The Beatles: Performer

Bass Guitar: 1960 - 1961

Birth Date:

1940
June

23rd

Ringo Starr

The Beatles: Performer

Drummer: 1962 - 1970

Birth Date:

1940
July

7th

John Lennon

The Beatles: Performer

Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Keyboards

Birth Date:

1940
Oct

9th

Pete Best

The Beatles: Performer

Drummer: 1960 - 1962

Birth Date:

1941
Nov

24th

Glyn Johns

The "Get Back" Sessions: Producer

Birth Date:

1942
Feb

15th

Paul McCartney

The Beatles: Performer

Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Keyboards

Birth Date:

1942
June

18th

George Harrison

The Beatles: Performer

Electric Guitar & Sitar

Birth Date:

1943
Feb

25th

Geoff Emerick

EMI / Abbey Road Studios: Sound Engineer

Birth Date:

1945
Dec

5th

Chris Thomas

EMI / Abbey Road Studios: Assistant Producer

Birth Date:

1947
Jan

13th

Alan Parsons

EMI / Abbey Road Studios: Sound Engineer

Birth Date:

1948
Dec

20th

The Blackjacks

John Lennon Forms A Skiffle Group

Event Date:

1956
March

The Quarrymen

The Blackjacks Change Their Name

Event Date:

1957
June

9th

Lennon & McCartney Meet

St. Peter's Church In Liverpool, England

Event Date:

1957
July

6th

Paul McCartney Joins The Quarrymen

Event Date:

1957
July

20th

The Cavern Club

The Quarrymen's 1st Performance At The Club

Event Date:

1957
Aug

7th

McCartney's 1st Performance

Paul's 1st performance With The Quarrymen

Event Date:

1957
Oct

18th

Harrison Meets Lennon

1st Meeting For George Harrison & John Lennon

Event Date:

1958
Feb

6th

Quarrymen's 1st Record

"That'll Be The Day"

"In Spite Of All The Danger"

Event Date:

1958
July

12th

Quarrymen At The Casbah

Opening Night

Event Date:

1959
Aug

29th

Ken Brown Leaves Quarrymen

Ken Brown had previously formed the blackjacks

Event Date:

1959
Oct

10th

Johnny And The Moondogs

A Brief name for John, Paul & George

with pete best on drums

Event Date:

1959
Nov

15th

1st Lennon & McCartney Recording

"You'll Be Mine"

Event Date:

1960
May

Quarrymen Change Their Name

Now Known As The Silver "Beetles"

Event Date:

1960
May

5th

Silver Beetles Audition for tour

Unsuccessful Audition for larry parnes tour

Event Date:

1960
May

10th

Lathom Hall

Notable On Stage Performances

Event Date:

1960
May

14th

Johnny Gentle & His Group

The Silver Beetles Take On New Stage Names

Event Date:

1960
May

20th

Grosvenor Ballroom Gig

listed As The Silver "Beatles"

Event Date:

1960
june

4th

Tommy Moore Leaves The Group

Silver Beetles drummer

Event Date:

1960
june

10th

Pete Best Joins The Silver Beetles

New Silver Beetles drummer

Event Date:

1960
Aug

12th

Final Name Change

The Silver Beetles are now "The Beatles"

Event Date:

1960
Aug

17th

The Beatles In Hamburg, Germany

The Beatles Begin 2nd tour

Event Date:

1960
Aug

17th

The Beatles At The Kaiserkeller

Hamburg, Germany

Event Date:

1960
Oct

4th

1st Beatles Recording With Ringo

Akustic Studios in Hamburg, Germany

Event Date:

1960
Oct

15th

George Harrison is deported

Underaged and working without a permit in Germany

Event Date:

1960
Nov

21st

McCartney & Pete Best deported

two Beatles Are deported after being jailed in germany

Event Date:

1960
dec

1st

John Lennon Leaves Hamburg

3 beatles are gone - john goes back home

Event Date:

1960
dec

10th

the beatles at the casbah club

a new years eve performance

Event Date:

1960
dec

31st

the Beatles At The Cavern Club

1st Lunchtime performance as the beatles

Event Date:

1961
feb

9th

the Beatles At The Aintree Institute

This performance goes on all night long

Event Date:

1961
March

11th

Stuart Sutcliff Leaves The Beatles

Paul McCartney becomes the new bass player

Event Date:

1961
March

15th

The Beatles At The Top Ten Club

The Beatles Return To Hamburg Germany

Event Date:

1961
April

1st

The Beatles Record In Germany

music and back vocals for Tony Sheridan

Event Date:

1961
June

22nd

Bert Kaempfert Signs The Beatles

Beatles record two songs on Polydor Records

Event Date:

1961
July

1st

Final Top Ten Club Performance

The Beatles End 3-month residency

Event Date:

1961
July

1st

the beatles return to liverpool

returning from 2nd hamburg germany tour

Event Date:

1961
July

3rd

the Mersey beat paper: 1st edition

includes essay by john lennon

Event Date:

1961
July

6th

beatles 1st performance back home

perform at st john's hall, tuebrook, liverpool

Event Date:

1961
July

13th

return to the cavern club

cavern club is the beatles main venue to play

Event Date:

1961
July

14th

the beatles play for cilla black

beatles play with black at the cavern club

Event Date:

1961
July

27th

Single: Beatles 1st Record release

Germany: "My Bonnie" / "The Saints"

Release Date:

1961
Oct

23rd

Song: "My Bonnie"

U.S. Release Date: February 13, 1964

Release Date:

1961
Oct

23rd

Brian Epstein at his NEMS store

Epstein hears about the beatles

Event Date:

1961
Oct

28th

Brian Epstein at his NEMS store

Two Girls request beatles records from NEMS

Event Date:

1961
Oct

30th

Brian Epstein watches the beatles

epstein meets the beatles after performance

Event Date:

1961
nov

9th

Meeting with decca records

epstein and beatles meet decca executives

Event Date:

1961
dec

1st

Brian Epstein contacts EMI

EMI's ron white is contacted for a beatles record contract

Event Date:

1961
dec

8th

decca To Set Up beatles audition

mike Smith (decca) watches beatles at the cavern

Event Date:

1961
dec

13th

eMI rejects a beatles contract

Ron White (EMI) Contacts Brian Epstein they are not interested

Event Date:

1961
dec

18th

Beatles perform christmas concert

ringo starr replaces a sick pete best on drums for the night At The Cavern Club - Liverpool

Event Date:

1961
dec

27th

Beatles travel to decca records

January 1st decca records audition in london

Event Date:

1961
dec

31st

The decca records Audition

the beatles record 15 songs

Event Date:

1962
jan

1st

single: Record Release

Polydor: "cry for a shadow" / "Why"

Release Date:

1962
jan

2nd

song: "Cry For A Shadow"

U.S. Release Date: April 18, 1964

Release Date:

1962
jan

2nd

song: "why"

U.S. Release Date: April 18, 1964

Release Date:

1962
jan

2nd

Brian Epstein: beatles Manager

The Beatles and brian epstein sign contract

Event Date:

1962
jan

24th

Ringo Starr Fills in at cavern club

Pete Best (drummer) is sick again

Event Date:

1962
feb

5th

epstein meets with decca records

brian is informed decca is rejecting the beatles

Event Date:

1962
feb

6th

epstein meets with george martin

the first meeting with two of the most influential people in the beatles career

Event Date:

1962
feb

13th

epstein wants out of polydor

Beatles done recording with tony sheridan

Event Date:

1962
feb

20th

Stuart Sutcliff dies

former beatles bass player dies of a brain haemorrhage

Event Date:

1962
april

10th

Beatles return to germany

Beatles play opening night at the star club

Event Date:

1962
april

13th

epstein meets with eMI executives

a meeting is arranged with george martin

Event Date:

1962
may

8th

beatles offered a recording contract

george martin offers the beatles a standard parlophone recording contract

Event Date:

1962
may

9th

final recordings with polydor

beatles fulfill their contractual obligations

Event Date:

1962
may

24th

the beatles return to england

the conclusion of the hamburg contract

Event Date:

1962
june

2nd

the beatles sign with EMI/parlophone records

george martin as their producer

Event Date:

1962
june

6th

the beatles go to EMI Studios

george Martin replaces pete best with session drummer for test recordings

Event Date:

1962
june

6th

the beatles play the cavern club

1st performance since returning from germany

Event Date:

1962
june

9th

album: "My bonnie"

tony sheridan's album released in germany

release Date:

1962
july

1st

the beatles support joe brown

cambridge hall, southport - concert

Event Date:

1962
july

26th

brian epstein asks ringo starr to join the beatles permanently

ringo had occasionally played with the beatles prior to this date

Event Date:

1962
aug

14th

pete best performs his last show

the beatles at the cavern club

Event Date:

1962
aug

15th

brian epstein fires pete best

the beatles and george martin want a new drummer

Event Date:

1962
aug

16th