Beatles and Beatle-related events on May 24:
May 24, 1963: The Beatles record their first program in the “Pop Goes the Beatles” series. The songs: “From Me To You,” “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,” “Do You Want to Know a Secret,” “You Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Misery” and “The Hippy Hippy Shake.” A theme song, a variation of “Pop Goes the Weasal,” is also featured. The program will air on June 6.
May 24, 1941: Robert (Bob Dylan) Zimmerman born.
May 24, 1942: Derek Quinn, guitarist with Freddie and the Dreamers, born. Their song, “I’m Telling You Now,” reached No. 1 in the U.S. Paul McCartney reportedly said in an interview that the Dreamers’ version of “If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody” was copied from an arrangement performed by the Beatles at the Cavern.
May 24, 1961: The Top Ten Club engagement continues.
May 24, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Granada in Walthamstow.
May 24, 1964: Ed Sullivan screens his interview with the Beatles and a performace of “You Can’t Do That” not used in “A Hard Day’s Night.” It would later turn up on the first DVD issue of the movie.
May 24, 1964: John Lennon appears in the Bob Dylan documentary “Eat the Document.” John and an ill Bob are filmed in the back of a limousine.
May 24, 1967: Liberace introduces a clip of “Strawberry Fields Forever” on the Grammy Awards telecast.
May 24, 1967: The Beatles attend a performance by Procol Harum.
May 24, 1969: “Badge” by Cream, co-authored by George Harrison, reaches its high point on the Melody Maker charts, #21.
May 24, 1969: “Get Back” begins a five-week run at no. 1 on the Billboard charts. The flip, “Don’t Let Me Down,” peaks at #35.
May 24, 1969: John and Yoko fly from London to the Bahamas.
May 24, 1970: “Govinda”/”Govinda Jai Jai” by the Radna Krishna Temple is released in the U.S. The single is produced by George Harrison.
May 24, 1971: The “Peanuts” comic strip mentions Bob Dylan’s 30th birthday.
May 24, 1982: “The Beatles Medley” released in the UK.
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