Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today in Beatles history

Much in the way of post-Beatles history occurred on this date over the years.

From Gibson:

- 1972, The film of The Concert for Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York.

- 1973, John Lennon was ordered to leave the U.S. within 60 days by immigration authorities. Lennon appealed and after a long fight to obtain his Green Card, the ex-Beatle was given permanent resident status on July 27, 1976.

- 2008, Neil Aspinall, who oversaw The Beatles’ Apple Corps business empire from 1968-2007, died from lung cancer at age 66 at a hospital in New York. A Liverpool school friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, he was regarded by many as “the fifth Beatle,” becoming the group’s road manager in 1961 before becoming their personal assistant. In the ’80s Aspinall became the head of The Beatles’ Apple company. Aspinall had also played background instruments on certain Beatles tracks, including “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Within You, Without You” and “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite.”

And finally: Happy Birthday to the great Damon Albarn!!

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