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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 28, 1965 (Tuesday)

The Beatles - Still enjoying their six week break........

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 27, 1965 (Monday)

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Beatles – Yesterday
  • Te McCoys – Hang on Sloopy
  • Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
  • Roy Head – Treat Her Right
  • We Five – You Were On My Mind

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
  • The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy on Yourself
  • Ken Dodd – Tears
  • Horst Jankowski – Walk In The Black Forest

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 26, 1965 (Sunday)

UK 1965 UK Beatles Get MBE's 26th Sept. 1965 : Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appoints the four members of The Beatles Pop Group John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison " Members of the Order of the British Empire".

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 25, 1965 (Saturday)

A cartoon series featuring The Beatles began on this day in the United States. Simply titled The Beatles, it ran until 1969 on the ABC network, with 39 episodes produced over three seasons.

The series was shown on Saturday mornings at 10.30am until 1968, when it was moved to Sunday mornings. Each episode was named after a Beatles song, with stories based on the lyrics.

The Beatles themselves were not directly involved in the production, which was created by Al Brodax and Sylban Buck, and produced by King Features Syndicate. American actor Paul Frees provided the voices for John Lennon and George Harrison, while British actor Lance Percival did the same for Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Al Brodax, who produced the series, was later the producer and co-writer of the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. The film's director, George Dunning, also worked on the cartoon series.

The Beatles’ series was re-broadcast in 1980 and again in 1987 by MTV, and later by the Disney Channel. Apple Corps, Ltd. purchased the rights to the show in the ’90s, and McFarlane Toys released a line of Beatles figures based on the animated series.

 

The Beatles’ series was re-broadcast in 1980 and again in 1987 by MTV, and later by the Disney Channel. Apple Corps, Ltd. purchased the rights to the show in the ’90s, and McFarlane Toys have released a line of Beatles figures based on the animated series. The series’ official web site states that despite popular demand, Apple has no immediate plans to release the show in official DVD versions, though other DVD versions exist.

Read More: 48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/the-beatles-animated-series-premieres/?trackback=tsmclip
The Beatles’ series was re-broadcast in 1980 and again in 1987 by MTV, and later by the Disney Channel. Apple Corps, Ltd. purchased the rights to the show in the ’90s, and McFarlane Toys have released a line of Beatles figures based on the animated series. The series’ official web site states that despite popular demand, Apple has no immediate plans to release the show in official DVD versions, though other DVD versions exist.

Read More: 48 Years Ago: ‘The Beatles’ Animated Series Premieres | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/the-beatles-animated-series-premieres/?trackback=tsmclip
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 24, 1965 (Friday)

Help! was Number One on Billboard today, September 24, 1965.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 23, 1965 (Thursday)

The Beatles "Help!" is still the number ONE song!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 22, 1965 (Wednesday)

Going Home

September 22, 1965 - Nine-day-old Zak Starkey leaving Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital with his parents and nurse Marion Bramwell en route to his London home at 34 Montagu Square for the first time.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 21, 1965 (Tuesday)

A show called `Brian Epstein's Evening of Popular Music' is presented at the Commonwealth Arts Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London. The Moody Blues are in the bill, being their first major engagement since Brian is their manager. The concert is presented as `Pop From Britain'. The compere is Brian Matthew.

Meanwhile, "Help!" is still Number 1.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 20, 1965 (Monday)

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Beatles – Help!
  • The McCoys – Hang on Sloopy
  • Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction
  • Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone
  • We Five – You were on my mind

Top #5 songs in the UK

  • The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • Sonny & Cher – I Got you Babe
  • The Walker Brothers – Make it easy on yourself
  • Ken Dodd – Tears
  • Horst Jankowski – Walk in the Black Forest
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 19, 1965 (Sunday)

The Beatles enjoying their six-week break.