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The Beatles week ahead: Happy birthday, Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
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Special events:

  • July 6: 50th anniversary screening of “A Hard Day's Night” with Pattie Boyd, July 6, Catalina Island Museum, CA. Info:

  • July 7: Ringo Starr will celebrate his birthday July 7 in Los Angeles where, Ringo and his wife Barbara, and John Varvatos will join family, friends and fans in front of The Capitol Records Building and share a “Peace & Love” salute at noon. Ringo invites everyone everywhere to think or say Peace & Love, or in a special initiative this year share their #peacerocks pictures at noon their time on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Ends today: San Diego County Fair, “Fab Fair” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in the U.S. Performance by Britain's Finest July 6.

Your Beatles calendar for the week:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: July 7, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh; July 9, United Center, Chicago; July 12, Fargodome, Fargo, N.D. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour: July 9, Albuquerque, N.M. July 11, San Diego. July 12, Santa Barbara. July 13, San Jose, CA. Tickets are available here.


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  • The Art of John Lennon: Website:

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  • Beatles history:
  • July 6, 1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet at St. Peter's Church in Liverpool.

  • July 6, 1964: “A Hard Day's Night” premieres in London.

Beatles chart news:

This week: In the July 12 Billboard, The Beatles “1” is at #186 on the Billboard 200 and #46 on the Catalog Albums chart. On the Soundtrack album chart, “A Hard Day's Night” is at #18.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 7-4-64: The Applejacks' “Like Dreamers Do” at #20. Peter and Gordon “Nobody I Know” at #10. Beatles' “Ain't She Sweet” at #29.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” #2. “Please Please Me” #14.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 7-4-64: Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #6. “Bad To Me” #9. “Love Me Do” #19. “P.S. I Love You” #37. Peter & Gordon's “Nobody I Know” #48. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops #74. “All My Loving” by the Hollyridge Strings #93.

  • LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #4. “Meet the Beatles!” #14. “Introducing the Beatles” #17. “The Beatles' American Tour With Ed Rudy” #29. Billy J. Kramer's “Little Children” LP #99. “A World Without Love” by Peter & Gordon #114. “The Beatles Songbook” by the Hollyridge Strings #106.

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