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  • 3 January - Footage of the Beatles performing a concert in Bournemouth, England is shown on The Jack Paar Show.
  • January 15 - Vee Jay Records files a lawsuit against Capitol Records and Swan Records over manufacturing and distribution rights to Beatles albums. On April 9, Capitol Records is granted an injunction restraining Vee Jay Records from further manufacturing, distributing or advertising recordings by the Beatles.
  • January 18 - The Beatles appear on the Billboard magazine charts for the first time.
  • February 7 - The Beatles arrive in the United States and are greeted by thousands of screaming fans at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • February 9 - The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, which breaks television ratings records.
  • February 16 - The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • February 23 - The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • March 14 - Billboard Magazine reports that sales of Beatles records make up 60% of the entire singles market.
  • March 24 - John Lennon's first book, In His Own Write is published.
  • March 27 - The Beatles occupy the top six spots on the Australian pop chart.
  • March 28 - Wax likenesses of The Beatles are put on display in London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Beatles are the first pop stars to be displayed at the museum.
  • April 4 - The Beatles occupied all five top positions on Billboard's Hot 100 with their singles "Can't Buy Me Love", "Twist and Shout", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", and "Please Please Me".
  • April 11 - The Beatles hold 14 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Previously, the highest number of concurrent singles by one artist on the Hot 100 was nine by Elvis Presley, December 19, 1956.
  • 23 August - First concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • October 8 - The Beatles recorded "She's a Woman".
  • October 18 - The Beatles recorded "I Feel Fine", "Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!", I'll Follow the Sun", "Everybody's Trying to be My Baby", "Rock and Roll Music", "Words of Love", re-made "Mr.Moonlight", and completed "Eight Days a Week", all in nine hours.
  • January 29 - The Beatles recorded German versions of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" in Paris, at EMI's Pathe Marconi Studios. Also, they recorded "Can't Buy Me Love".
  • February 25 - The Beatles give vocal and guitar overdubs to "Can't Buy Me Love", they had already recorded the song in Paris. "And I Love Her" and "You Can't Do That" were recorded.
  • February 27 - The Beatles record a re-make to "And I Love Her".
  • April 16 - The Beatles record "A Hard Day's Night".

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