During the week of April 4, 1964, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Twist and Shout”, “She Loves You”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, and “Please Please Me” occupied the top five spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100. To date, this achievement has never been matched by any other artist.
In addition to these five singles, seven of their other songs held various lower positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during this same period. They were: “I Saw Her Standing There”, “You Can’t Do That”, “All My Loving”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “From Me To You”, “Do You Want To Know A Secret”, and “Thank You Girl”.
“Twist and Shout” has the distinction of being the only cover song recorded by The Beatles to become a million-selling single.
The Beatles were last photographed together on Friday, August 22, 1969, at John and Yoko’s home, Tittenhurst Park. The Lennon’s lived there from the late summer of 1969 until August 1971. On September 18, 1973, Ringo Starr purchased the property and it became the home of Starr and his family until the late 1980s.
This historic photo session occurred two days after the Beatles’ last recording session together. On hand to shoot film were American photographer Ethan Russell, Monte Fresco from Daily Mail, and the Beatles’ assistant Mal Evans. Amateur film footage of the event was also shot on this day.
Three of the Ethan Russell photos formed the front and back covers of the Capitol compilation album Hey Jude (original title: The Beatles Again), issued in February 26, 1970. (Note: One of the three photos is a small picture superimposed over the door, in the top center of the Hey Jude album cover photo.)
‘With the Beatles‘ was released on Friday, November 22, 1963, the day US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. On the same date, The Beatles performed a concert at the Globe Theatre in Stockton on Tees, England. ‘With the Beatles’ was the band’s second UK album and it was recorded four months after their first album, ‘Please Please Me’.
Here’s a gazettelive.co.uk article about that date: The Beatles and a night to remember. Friday November 22, 1963
In birth order (as seen in the photo, L-R); Ringo Starr was born on July 7, 1940, John Lennon on October 9, 1940, Paul McCartney on June 18, 1942, and George Harrison on February 25, 1943. All four were born in Liverpool, England.
Incidentally, former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe was born on June 23, 1940, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Pete Best on November 24, 1941, in Madras, British India.