Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Today in Beatles History (29 Jan 2014)

BBC's 'The Talent Spot' broadcast (recorded 22 January 1963).

EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France. Late morning/afternoon. Recording: 'Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (takes 1-11); 'Sie Liebt Dich' (takes 1-14); 'Can't Buy Me Love' (takes 1-4). Editing: 'Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (of takes 5, 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jacques Esmenjaud.
1st session outside Abbey Road.

'She Loves You', 22nd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 45th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

'We Can Work It Out' number 1, 3rd week, recovering this position for one week only (Billboard).

The Vic Lewis Organization and NEMS Enterprises announce their merger.

On a Sunday 'Soundarama' presentation at the Saville Theatre, Brian presents, in two houses, the Who, the Jimi Hendrix Experience (on their theatre debut), the Koobas, and the Thoughts.
Epstein and the Beatles attend.

'Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'); 'The One After 909'; 'Not Fade Away'; 'Mailman Bring Me No More Blues'; 'Teddy Boy'; 'Besame Mucho'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

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