Beatles and music-related events on Oct. 18:
- Oct. 18, 1957: Paul McCartney makes his debut with The Quarry Men at New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool. (See our article about efforts to save the club.)
- Oct. 18, 1926: Chuck Berry born.
- Oct. 18, 1961: Cavern Club.
- Oct. 18, 1963: Taping “Scene at 6:30” with “She Loves You.”
- Oct. 18, 1964: The Animals begin their first tour as headliners at the ABC Manchester. Also on the bill: Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent and the Nashville Teens.
- Oct. 18, 1964: The Beatles record “I Feel Fine,” “Eight Days a Week’, “Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey,” “Mr. Moonlight,” “I’ll Follow the Sun,” “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Words of Love.”
- Oct. 18, 1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first gig as a band.
- Oct. 18, 1967: The Bee Gees top the UK charts with “Massachusetts.”
- Oct. 18, 1967: “How I Won the War” with John Lennon premieres in 1967 in London. The Beatles attend.
- Oct. 18, 1968: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested and charged with obstruction after cannabis is found at their apartment.
- Oct. 18, 1977: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is honored as Best British Pop Album by BPI.
- Oct. 18, 1979: “Beatlemania” opens in London.
- Oct. 18, 2005: A photo of a naked John Lennon taken by Annie Leibovitz on the day he was killed and used on Rolling Stone is named the top US magazine cover of the past 40 years.
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