Beatles, Beatle-related and music events on Aug. 1:
- Aug. 1, 1971: The Concert for Bangladesh, with George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston and more is held in New York.
- Aug. 1, 1942: Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead born.
- Aug. 1, 1962: Lunch and night shows at the Cavern Club.
- Aug. 1, 1963: Two sessions of the BBC’s “Pop Goes the Beatles” with guests Cyril Davies and the Rhythm and Blues All-Stars (with Long John Baldry) and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes. Songs: (first show) “Ooh My Soul,” “Don’t Ever Change,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “Anna (Go To Him)” and “A Shot of Rhythm and Blues.” Second show: “Lucille” (recorded, not used), “From Me To You,” “I’ll Get You,” “Money (That’s What I Want),” “Baby, It’s You” (recorded, not used), “There’s A Place,” “Honey Don’t” (John Lennon singing), “Roll Over Beethoven.”
- Aug. 1, 1964: Singer Johnny Burnette dies, a drowning victim.
- Aug. 1, 1965: The Beatles record “Blackpool Night Out,” a TV special for ABC hosted by Mike and Bernie Winters. Songs: “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Ticket To Ride,” “Act Naturally,” “Yesterday” and “Help!”
- Aug. 1, 1968: More work on “Hey Jude” at Trident Studios.
- Aug. 1, 1969: Recording of “Because.”
- Aug. 1, 1970: The movie “Performance” starring Mick Jagger is released.
- Aug. 1, 1977: “Elvis: What Happened,” a book about the singer’s drug use and personal life by three ex-members of his Memphis Mafia, is published. The singer dies a little over two weeks later.
- Aug. 1, 1981: MTV debuts on the air with the cryptically titled “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
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