Today is Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today in
Beatles History

1970 - Paul McCartney's album "McCartney" was released.

1982 - Paul McCartney became the first composer to have simultaneous hits on the black and country music charts.

1998 - Linda McCartney died from breast cancer.

2002 - A photograph of John Lennon's spectacles sold at auction for $13,000. The photo was only one of six prints taken of his bloodstained spectacles from when he was fatally shot outside his New York apartment building. The picture, taken by Yoko Ono, was also used for Ono's album "Season of Glass."

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Beatles Quote

"These critics with the illusions they've created about artists -- it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up ... I cannot be on the way up again.
- John Lennon, December 5, 1980

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