Thursday, January 16, 2014

Today in Beatles History (16 Jan 2014)

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.45-9.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Here We Go': 'Chains'; 'Please Please Me'; 'Ask Me Why'; 'Three Cool Cats'.

Recording of several interviews for the BBC.

News arrive from the USA at the George V hotel, Paris, that 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' is number 1 (US Cashbox chart). The celebrations that follow are so exultant that Brian allows himself to be photographed wearing a chamber-pot on his head.

Performance at the Olympia, Paris, with Silvie Vartan and Trini Lopez.

'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

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

Article in 'Melody Maker': interview to Brian Epstein by Ray Coleman, under the title 'Brian Epstein predicts: 'I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top'.'

Jane Asher leaves England for a 3-month tour of the US with the Old Vic.

Last session of rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios.

The police closes John's exhibition at the Arts Gallery, London, under the charge of obscenity.

Paul is arrested in Tokyo for possession of marijuana.

Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour'). 

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