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On this date in Beatle history - March 11 - Just call him Sir Paul McCartney


  Paul McCartney became Sir Paul in 1997. (Photo
  by Ruth Ward. Courtesy MPL Communications Ltd.)

On March 11, 1961, the Beatles were part of a 12-group, 12-hour marathon gig at Liverpool's Aintree Institute and Liverpool Jazz Society.

In 1964, filming for "A Hard Day's Night" took place at Twickenham Film Studios. The card game scene that featured "I Should Have Known Better" was worked on.

In 1967, the Beatles are awarded Grammy awards for 1966: Song of the Year ("Michelle"), Best Solo Vocal Performance (Paul McCartney for "Eleanor Rigby") and Best Album Cover (Klaus Voorman for "Revolver").

In 1970, an interview with George Harrison was taped in a BBC studio for broadcast in a show to be called "The Beatles Today." It was aired at the end of the month.

In 1997, Paul McCartney traveled to Buckingham Palace to be knighted by the queen. This CNN report says just as in the days of Beatlemania, crowds screamed as he arrived.

Sources: This Day in History, Beatlology's This Day in Beatle History, "The Complete Beatles Chronicle" by Mark Lewisohn.

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  • Michelle C 6 years ago

    You call him Sir--I'll call him for dinner. :):):):):):)