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Today in
Beatles History

1964 - Liberty Records reported the album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" was selling 25,000 copies a day.

1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

1969 - The Beatles filmed a film short for "The Long and Winding Road."

1979 - George Harrison's autobiography "I Me Mine" was published in a limited edition of 2,000 copies.

1986 - Paul McCartney released the album "Press to Play."

1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was is prison for the December 8, 1980 murder at the time.

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Beatles Quote

"What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interesting in being a dead (expletive) hero. ... So forget 'em, forget 'em."
- John Lennon about his critics on December 5, 1980.