(Saturday, February 27, 1954) — “Secret Love” by Doris Day was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of three non-consecutive weeks (February 27, March 6/20, 1954).
Video: 'Beethoven - Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 - Thielemann'
(Sunday, February 27, 1814) — Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, was first performed today at the Redoutensaal in Vienna.
Video: 'The Beatles - If I Fell [Mono] (A Hard Day's Night)'
(Thursday, February 27, 1964, 2:30-7:15 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles returned to the studio this afternoon to record John Lennon’s ballad “If I Fell” in 15 takes, with Lennon and Paul McCartney singing together into a the same microphone. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘If I Fell’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 27 1964)
Video: 'The Beatles - "A Hard Day's Night: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (U.S. Mono) [Full Album]' ('And I Love Her' RM1 at 20:17)
(Thursday, February 27, 1964, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles finally completed “And I Love Her” today, recording takes 20 and 21 at EMI Studio 2 in London. The group then recorded “Tell Me Why” in eight takes. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘And I Love Her,’ record ‘Tell Me Why’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 27 1964)
Video: 'The Beatles - George's 21st birthday/Recording AHDN album - February 25, 1964' (Feb. 26, 1964, take 11 at 3:29-3:41)
(Wednesday, February 26, 1964, 7:00-10:15 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded a remake of Paul McCartney’s “And I Love Her” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, but the recordings were deemed unsatisfactory. The Beatles finally completed the song the next day.
(Wednesday, February 26, 1964) — Jolly What! England’s Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage, a compilation album released by Vee-Jay Records and featuring four tracks by English rock band The Beatles and other cuts by the Australian-English easy listening and country singer Frank Ifield, was released today in the U.S.
Video: 'Beatles Early Outtakes - FUNNY!' (Feb. 26, 1964, takes 8/11 at 0:56-1:25)
(Wednesday, February 26, 1964, 2:30-5:30 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded a remake of John Lennon’s “I Should Have Known Better,” following their initial attempts on the previous day. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘I Should Have Known Better’ 50 years ago this hour (Feb 26 1964)
Video: 'Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) Boxing Match'
(Tuesday, February 25, 1964, evening) — Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became the world heavyweight boxing champion today as he defeated Sonny Liston at Convention Hall Miami Beach, Florida. The victory was scored as a technical knockout when an injured Liston failed to answer the bell for the seventh round.
(Saturday, February 25, 1984) — “Jump” by Van Halen peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for five consecutive weeks (Feb. 25, March 3/10/17/24, 1984).
(Saturday, February 25, 1984) — “An Innocent Man” by Billy Joel peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.