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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 3, 1966 (Thursday)

Paul McCartney meets Stevie Wonder

Paul McCartney saw young Motown star Stevie Wonder perform on this day at the Scotch Of St James club in London.

The Beatles were all fans of Motown's recordings, and after the performance McCartney and Wonder chatted backstage.

Wonder's tutor, Ted Bull, accompanied the 15-year-old singer on his tours.

When on tour I have to write essays about the places I visit. In the essay I'll be writing when I get back I'll certainly include my meeting with Paul McCartney. I met him in the Scotch Of St James club. He's a really swinging guy, the only Beatle I've met.
Stevie Wonder
NME, 18 February 1966

Many years later, in 1982, the pair released a single, Ebony And Ivory, which topped the charts in both the UK and US.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 2, 1966 (Wednesday)

In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 1, 1966 (Tuesday)

On this day Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 31, 1966 (Monday)

Wyndham's Theatre, London. Premiere of the play `How's The World Treating You?' Paul, Jane, George and Pattie attend.

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 30, 1966 (Sunday)

In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 29, 1966 (Saturday)

1966--We Can Work It Out is No. 1 for the third week in the US, recovering this position for one week only (Billboard).

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 28, 1966 (Friday)

January 28, 1966 - Maggie McGivern beside Paul McCartney getting a light from Barry Miles at the opening party for the Indica book shop at 6 Masons Yard in London. Peter Asher, Barry Miles and John Dunbar were partners in Indica, and Paul designed the wrapping paper for the new shop. Not sure if Jane Asher was there?

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 27, 1966 (Thursday)

1966--We Can Work It Out regains the #1 single position in the US, for its third week at #1.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 26, 1966 (Wednesday)

The #1 song in the US on January 26, 1966

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 25, 1966 (Tuesday)

People in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.