Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 Jan 2014)


1963
First session of Gerry and the Pacemakers. Recording: 'How Do You Do It?'.

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 4.00-5.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'Some Other Guy'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Please Please Me'; 'Keep Your Hands Off My Baby'; 'Beautiful Dreamer'.
BBC Paris Studio, London. 7.00-8.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'The Talent Spot': 'Please Please Me'; 'Ask Me Why'; 'Some Other Guy'.

1964
Brian, Lionel Bart and Alun Owen go to the Cavern Club, looking for an actress for Bart-Owen's play 'Maggie Mae'.

'She Loves You', 21st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 44th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Performances at the Olympia, Paris. Filmed by French television.

1966
'We Can Work It Out' number 2 (Billboard).

1968
Apple Corps opens first London headquarters at 95 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, 4th floor.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row. Time unknown. Recording: 'Going Up The Country'; 'All I Want Is You' (working title of 'Dig A Pony'); 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'Rocker'; 'Save The Last Dance For Me'; 'Bathroom Window' (working title of 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Start of 'Let It Be' sessions.
Start of shootings at 3 Savile Row.
Billy Preston is casually at the Apple reception area, and is convinced by George to join the sessions. 

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