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Events[]

  • April 24 — Producer Lorne Michaels appears on his programme, Saturday Night Live, and makes a tongue-in-cheek plea to the Beatles, if they were watching, to reunite on a future SNL broadcast, for which NBC was prepared to pay them the sum of $3,000 to sing three songs (the intentionally low fee being part of the joke). During the broadcast, McCartney was visiting Lennon at the Dakota and in later interviews both confirm that they saw the offer and gave serious consideration to going to the studio during the live broadcast to collect half the money. Ultimately, they chose not to.
  • May 22 - A follow-up to the earlier SNL skit sees Michaels raising the offer to $3,200.
  • November 20 - Harrison appears on SNL as its musical guest and takes part in a skit that references Lorne Michaels' Beatles reunion offers.

Deaths[]

  • January 5 — Mal Evans, Beatles' assitant, accidentally killed by the LAPD outside his home in Los Angeles.
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