Beatles Firsts & Lasts

Hey, here are some important dates and events that you may find useful as you strive to know everything about The Beatles.


First live performance by original band, The Quarry Men:
"TV Star Search" audition, Liverpool Empire, June 9, 1957

First meeting between John and Paul:
St. Peter's Church garden fete, Woolton, Liverpool, July 6, 1957

First Quarry Men live performance featuring Paul:
New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool, October 18, 1957

First meeting of George with The Quarry Men:
Wilson Hall, Garston, Liverpool, February 6, 1958

First EMI recording:
June 6, 1962

First official Beatles concert performace featuring John, Paul, George, and Ringo:
Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, August 18, 1962

First professional recording by John, Paul, George, and Ringo:
"Love Me Do"

First radio appearance:
BBC's Teenager's Turn-Here We Go, recorded March 7, 1962, broadcast March 8.

First TV appearance:
Granada's People And Places, October 17, 1962

First Single:
"Love Me Do"/"PS I Love You," October 5, 1962

First Album:
Please Please Me, March 22, 1963

First movie:
A Hard Day's Night (1964)

First U.S. TV appearance:
The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964

First U.S. concert:
Washington Coliseum, Washington, D.C., February 11, 1964


Last performance at Liverpool's Cavern Club:
August 2, 1963

Last radio performance:
BBC's The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride), recorded May 26, 1965, broadcast June 7

Last live TV performance:
Singing "All You Need Is Love" on Our World, June 25, 1967

Last UK concert performance:
Empire Pool, Wembley, May 1, 1966

Last live appearance:
On the rooftop of the band's Apple office building in Central London, January 30, 1969

Last filmed performance:
Playing "The Long and Winding Road," "Let It Be," and "Two of Us," January 31, 1969

Last recorded album:
Abbey Road (1969)

Last released album during group years:
Let It Be (1970)

Last time all four member together in recording studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, January 3, 1970

Last photographic session together:
The Tittenhurst Park grounds of John's home in Ascot, Berkshire, August 22, 1969



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