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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 20, 1966 (Sunday)

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1966 was a concert tour undertaken by American musician Bob Dylan, from February to May 1966. .... Hall in London saw the biggest walkouts of the tour, but there was some support, as The Beatles were in the audience, shouting down the hecklers. ... February 20, 1966, Montreal · Place des Arts 50 years ago today.....

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 19, 1966 (Saturday)

KRLA BEAT MAGAZINE

February 18, 1966 - This issue included two in-depth articles on a well-known Beatle (Ringo) and a lesser-known one (Stuart Sutcliffe), plus coverage of the Mamas and the Papas, Barbra Streisand, Chris Montez, Bob Lind, guitarist Randy Sparks, and jazzman Bud Shank, who explained that the Beatles got everything so right with their music because they didn't know what they were doing.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 18, 1966 (Friday)

The Beatles were in-between concerts. Just a fact...Yoko Ono's birthday, but she hadn't met John Lennon yet.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 17, 1966 (Thursday)

February 17, 1966 - Ringo and Maureen with John and Cynthia sampling the buffet table at the Saville Theatre after watching Brian Epstein’s directorial debut in the play, A Smashing Day, by Alan Plater at the New Arts Theatre.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 16, 1966 (Wednesday)

More Honeymoon Pics.....

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 15, 1966 (Tuesday)

"Nowhere Man" is a song by The Beatles, from their hit album Rubber Soul (the UK version - in the U.S. it was moved to the Yesterday...and Today album). It was recorded on October 21 and 22, 1965. It was released as a single (although not in the UK) on February 15 1966 and reached #1 in Canada and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 14, 1966 (Monday)

February 14, 1966 - George carrying Pattie piggy-back through the surf at Sandy Lane Beach in Barbados posing for the press during their honeymoon

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 13, 1966 (Sunday)

The Beatles receive ten Grammy Awards nominations

The Grammy Awards Commitee in New York announced that The Beatles had been nominated for 10 awards. Six were for Yesterday, while the other four were for the Help! album.

  • Album of the year: The Beatles, Help!
  • Record of the year: The Beatles, Yesterday
  • Song of the year: Yesterday
  • Best vocal performance, male: Paul McCartney, Yesterday
  • Best performance by a vocal group: The Beatles, Help!
  • Best contemporary (rock and roll) single: Paul McCartney, Yesterday
  • Best contemporary (rock and roll) vocal performance, male: Paul McCartney, Yesterday
  • Best contemporary (rock and roll) performance by a group, vocal or instrumental: The Beatles, Help!
  • Best arrangement accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist: George Martin, Yesterday
  • Best original score, motion picture or TV show: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ken Thorne, Help!
The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 12, 1966 (Saturday)

Patti Boyd and George Harrison in Barbados enjoying their honeymoon!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 11, 1966 (Friday)

Feb. 11, 1966 - Newlyweds George Harrison and Pattie Boyd are shown at Sandy Lane beach in the Barbados on their honeymoon