On This Day | 9th March…

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1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

1964, Capitol Records released a song called ‘Letter To The Beatles’ by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he’s lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four. On its first day, the record shot to No.85 on the charts and it looked like The Preps were going to have another hit on their hands. Unfortunately they had included a few bars from ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ without permission and Capitol was forced to withdraw the single to avoid a lawsuit.

1967, Pink Floyd and The Thoughts appeared at The Marquee Club London, England. The Marquee club has often been defined as ‘the most important venue in the history of pop music’, not only for having been the scene of the development of modern music culture in London, but also for having been an essential meeting point for some of the most important artists in rock music.

1970, Having recently changed their name from Earth to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward made their concert debut at The Roundhouse, London.

1985, Mick Jagger released his solo single ‘Just Another Night’ a No. 12 hit in the US and No. 32 on the UK charts.

1996, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher walked off stage during a gig at the Vernon Valley Gorge ski resort in New Jersey because his hands were too cold to play.

2016, Beatles producer George Martin passes away aged 90. In a career spanning five decades, Sir George signed the Beatles and produced more than 700 records.

Image Credit: IvanKeeman/Redferns Mick Jagger relaxes on the set of Ready Steady Go! at Wembly Studios in London on October 7th, 1966.

 

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