Friday, January 24, 2014

Today in Beatles History (24 Jan 2014)

Signing of a management contract of Brian and the Beatles, at Brian's office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel.

Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00-10.45am. Tape copying: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' (of take 17). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln/Geoff Emerick.
Copy of rythm track of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', for sessions in Paris.

Brian signs Sounds Incorporated to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises. First 'Southern' signing. He clinches for them a deal with EMI, and adds them to the Gerry and the Pacemakers tour.

NEMS Enterprises announces plans to move from Liverpool to offices in Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London.

'Ferry Cross The Mersey' Liverpool premiere, at the Odeon Cinema, on aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain.

Brian writes to Nat Weiss about his next trip to Mexico.

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'); 'Teddy Boy'; 'Maggie Mae'; 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'); 'Dig It' (version 1) ; 'Dig A Pony'; 'I've Got A Feeling'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond.
'Dig It' (version 1) includes John's child like spoken message.

'Live Peace In Toronto', 3rd week in the ranking (Billboard).

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