Category Archives: The Beatles 1960s

Beatle Harrison, wife charged with cannabis possession 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1969)


Video: 'George Harrison and his wife Pattie Boyd pose for photographers outside their home'

(Tuesday, March 18, 1969) — Six days after their home was raided for drugs by the infamous Sgt. Norman Pilcher, George Harrison of The Beatles and his wife Pattie, were formally charged with cannabis possession today at a hearing at Esher and Walton Magistrates’ Court. Continue reading Beatle Harrison, wife charged with cannabis possession 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 18 1969)

Newlyweds Paul and Linda McCartney arrive in New York 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 17 1969)


Video: 'Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman, 1969' (Mar. 17, 1969, at 2:01-2:55)

(Monday, March 17, 1969) — Five days after they were married in London, Paul McCartney of The Beatles and his wife Linda Eastman arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport today to begin a two-week honeymoon that included time spent with Eastman’s family. Continue reading Newlyweds Paul and Linda McCartney arrive in New York 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 17 1969)

‘Maybe Tomorrow’ by The Iveys peaks at #67 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1969)

(Saturday, March 15, 1969)“Maybe Tomorrow” by The Iveys, released on The Beatles’ label Apple Records, peaked at #67 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ by The Iveys peaks at #67 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1969)

Beatle George Harrison’s home raided by Drugs Squad 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1969)


Video: 'The Beatles Anthology - 8.' (Mar. 12, 1969, at 54:42)

(Wednesday, March 12, 1969) — Beatle George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested today in a raid by the notorious Sgt Norman Pilcher of the Drugs Squad on their home at Esher, Surrey, on charges of possession of marijuana

Pilcher’s squad took a large piece of hashish with them, to make sure they were able to make a charge. They claimed to have found the piece in one of Harrison’s shoes during the raid.

The Harrisons posted bond and were released.

Pilcher had previously busted Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Beatle John Lennon, and had particularly focused on The Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones.

He became infamous for vigorously targeting pop musicians, and it was widely believed that he framed a number of celebrities or zealously carried out raids in order to become famous in the tabloid press.

Beatle Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1969)


Video: 'Paul McCartney's marriage to Linda Eastman 1969 HD'

(Wednesday, March 12, 1969, morning BST) — Paul McCartney, 26, became the last member of The Beatles to get married as he and American photographer Linda Eastman, 27, participated in a civil ceremony today at the registrar’s office in London’s Marylebone district. Continue reading Beatle Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 12 1969)

McCartney, Harrison produce next Jackie Lomax single 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1969)


Video: 'Thumbin' A Ride (Remastered 2010 / Bonus Track)'

(Tuesday, March 11, 1969) — Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles produced Jackie Lomax’s second single for Apple tonight at Apple’s basement studio in the band’s Savile Row headquarters in London, with McCartney playing drums/playing guitar parts and Harrison on guitar on a cover version of The Coasters’ “Thumbin’ A Ride.” Continue reading McCartney, Harrison produce next Jackie Lomax single 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1969)

George Harrison interviewed for BBC Radio 1’s ‘Scene and Heard’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1969)


Video: 'The Beatles Tapes - George Harrison Interview Pt. 2 March 1969 David Wigg' (Mar. 4, 1969 at 1:48-4:32)

(Tuesday, March 4, 1969; 1:00-2:00 p.m. BST) — George Harrison of The Beatles was interviewed today by David Wigg at The Beatles’ Apple headquarters in London’s Savile Row for the Mar. 8 and Apr. 12, 1969, editions of the BBC radio show Scene And Heard. Continue reading George Harrison interviewed for BBC Radio 1’s ‘Scene and Heard’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1969)

Lennon, Ono perform record ‘Cambridge 1969’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 2 1969)


Video: 'Cambridge 1969'

(Sunday, March 2, 1969, approximately 3:05 p.m. BST) — John Lennon of The Beatles and his girlfriend, avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, performed “Cambridge 1969,” a 26-minute free-form melange of feedback and screaming, today at Cambridge University’s Lady Mitchell Hall. Continue reading Lennon, Ono perform record ‘Cambridge 1969’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 2 1969)

McCartney produces ‘Goodbye’ for Mary Hopkin in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 1 1969)


Video: 'Mary Hopkin - "Goodbye" (With Paul McCartney) 1969'

(Saturday, March 1, 1969) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles produced a session for Mary Hopkin today at Morgan Studios in London, including “Goodbye,” the follow-up single to Hopkin’s debut “Those Were The Days,” and the b-side Sparrow. Continue reading McCartney produces ‘Goodbye’ for Mary Hopkin in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 1 1969)

‘Yellow Submarine’ soundtrack LP by The Beatles peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 1 1969)


Video: '10-The beatles - Yellow Submarine (full album)' (13 videos)

(Saturday, March 1, 1969)Yellow Submarine, the tenth studio album by English rock band The Beatles, the soundtrack to the animated film of the same name, peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Yellow Submarine’ soundtrack LP by The Beatles peaks at #2 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 1 1969)