The Beatles at a recording session in London. (l-r) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon. *12/08/2000 The 20th anniversary of John Lennon's death was being commemorated Friday December 8th, 2000, with a blue plaque unveiled at his suburban childhood home. Lennon lived at the small semi-detached house in Woolton, Liverpool, from the age of five until 1963, when the 23-year-old achieved worldwide fame with the Beatles. * 12/11/2000: The band will unleash an album widely expected to become one of the biggest sellers of all time. With 80 minutes of music on it, the album, entitled 1, is the first collection of greatest hits they have released and comes three decades after the band split. * 30/11/2001: It has been announced, George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer has died, a longtime family friend told The Associated Press. Harrison, who wrote While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the Sun, was 58.
JJ (Joseph John) Thomson (1856-1940) British Nuclear physicist, discovered electron
JJ (Joseph John) Thomson (1856-1940) British Nuclear physicist, discovered electron, here with his research students at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, in 1898. Left to right, back: SW Richardson, J Henry. Middle: EBH Wade, GA Shakespear, CTR Wilson, Ernest Rutherford, W Craig-Henderson, JH Vincent, GB Bryan. Front: J McClelland, C Child, Paul Langevin, JJ Thomson, J Zeleny, RS Willows, HA Wilson, JSE Townsend.
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The Beatles Royal Variety 1963
The Beatles during rehearsals for the 1963 Royal Variety Performance, at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. L-R: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. * 12/11/2000: The band will unleash an album widely expected to become one of the biggest sellers of all time. With 80 minutes of music on it, the album, entitled 1, is the first collection of greatest hits they have released and comes three decades after the band split. * 10/11/2001: Music fans were celebrating the 40th anniversary of Beatlemania with a night of Merseybeat sounds. Sam Leach, the promoter who organised Beatles gigs at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, claims the concerts were the band's first experience of the mass hysteria which came to mark their every public appearance. The first Tower Ballroom gig, which took place on November 10, 1961, attracted a crowd of 4, 100 - one of the largest ever audiences for a British Beatles concert.