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Jan 30
1949

Mary 'Polly' Lennon, grandmother of John Lennon of The Beatles, dies in Liverpool, UK. (1949)

Jan 30
1962

The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

The Swinging Blue Genes (later to find fame as the Swinging Blue Jeans) play at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by Johnny Sandon and The Searchers. (1962)

Jan 30
1964

Needles And Pins by Liverpool band The Searchers goes to No1 in the UK pop singles chart for the first of three weeks. (1964)

Jan 30
1964



Jan 30
1964

Vee Jay Records re-releases Please Please Me by The Beatles as their new single in the US, backed by From Me To You. (1964)

Jan 30
1965

The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine chart of the 100 best-selling singles in the USA is What Have They Done To The Rain by The Searchers, entering at No72. (1965)

Jan 30
1971

George Harrison reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart with My Sweet Lord. (1971)

Jan 30
1972

Liverpool band The Fourmost are appearing as The Four Policemen in the pantomime Aladdin, at The Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales. The Princess in this production, Nicky Stevens, will later become a member of The Brotherhood of Man. (1972)

Jan 30
2011

On his OMG Tour, Usher plays at The Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK. (2011)

Jan 30
2012

Ringo Starr is interviewed by Russell Brand, on SiriusXM's Town Hall in Los Angeles, California, USA. (2012)