1879 – Born on the 29th of April in St. Helens, Lancashire, England.
1899 – Directed the Hallé Orchestra at a concert in St Helens.
1906 – Appeared as regularly as a conductor, working initially with the New Symphony Orchestra.
1908 – Established the Beecham Symphony Orchestra.
1910 – Beecham began making recordings on 27th of July.
1915 – Began recording for the Columbia Graphophone Company.
1932 – Formed his second orchestra, the London Philharmonic; with this he achieved many triumphs in both
concert and opera.
1936 – Beecham took the London Philharmonic on a controversial tour of Germany.
– Complained that he was being used by Nazi prograndists.
– Beecham simply said he was proud of the orchestra and wanted to show it off.
1939 – Recording of Brahms’ second symphony, released by Columbia Records.
1944 – Returned to Britain and created yet another orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic.
1946 – Founded Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
1949 – Back to the United States making recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
1952 – He made several recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra.