Thursday, January 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 Jan 2014)


1964
'Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

'I Want To Hold Your Hand' slowly climbs up the US charts.

John declares that the slow ascention of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the US charts was ''mere sympathy for British people'', and that he didn't expect being a hit in the US.

1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Feel Fine' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).

'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

John appears on BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also', reading one of his poems.

'Daily Express' publishes a photograph of the Beatles at the Boat Show, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building.

1966
Brian flies from New York to Bahamas.
Brian flies from Bahamas to the Virgin Islands, on vacation. [?]

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.45am. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 5, 6, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for 'Penny Lane'.

1968
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm., approx. George session.

John appears on the from page of the US magazine 'Look'. 'Look' publishes pictures taken on the 11 August 1967 photographic session with Richard Avedon at Thomson House. 1st publishing of photos from this session.

1969
End of exhibition 'Guildford Minus 40' at the Royal Institute Galleries, London.

1970
UK LP release: 'The Magic Christian'.

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