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Aug 23
1960

The Beatles continue with their three month residency at the Indra Club, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. (1960)

Aug 23
1962

John Lennon of The Beatles marries Cynthia Powell in a secret ceremony at Mount Pleasant Register Office, Liverpool, UK, with Paul McCartney as his best man. (1962)

Aug 23
1962

The Beatles play at Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, UK, supported by The Remo Four. (1962)

Aug 23
1962

Gerry And The Pacemakers play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK. (1962)

Aug 23
1964

The Beatles hold a press conference at The Cinnamon Cinder, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1964)

Aug 23
1965

The film soundtrack album Help! by The Beatles is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. (1965)

Aug 23
1967

The Beatles record overdubs onto Your Mother Should Know at Chappell Recording Studios, Maddox St, London, UK. (1967)


Aug 23
1969

Little-known Merseyside-based band Ibex play in the Bluesology Session at The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, UK. The band's singer, Fred Bulsara, will find greater fame as Freddie Mercury of Queen. (1969)

Aug 23
1980

David Bowie reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Ashes To Ashes. On the same day, The Jam enter the UK singles chart with Start! which will become their second No1, despite being widely perceived as bearing a striking resemblance to Taxman by The Beatles. (1980)