Beatles and Beatle-related events on July 31:
- July 31, 1968: In an 14-hour session, the Beatles work on “Hey Jude” at Trident Studios.
- July 31, 1923: Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records, is born.
- July 31, 1961: (lunch) Cavern Club; (night) Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- July 31, 1963: Imperial Ballroom, Nelson.
- July 31, 1966: Beatles albums are burned in Alabama in the wake of John Lennon’s Jesus remark.
- July 31, 1967: Ringo records a farewell message for the Radio London pirate station that will close Aug. 5.
- July 31, 1967: A London court throws out Keith Richards’ drug conviction.
- July 31, 1969: More work on the “Abbey Road” medley.
- July 31, 1969: Elvis Presley opens a four-week run at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
- July 31, 1971: “Gimme Shelter,” about the Rolling Stones’ performance at Altamont, premieres in London.
- July 31, 2008: Apple tells Abbeyrd’s Beatle Page (aka yours truly) that “Let It Be” will be released on DVD.
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