Friday, January 31, 2014

Today in Beatles History (31 Jan 2014)

Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

Day booked for a 2nd session at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France; cancelled.

In England, 'She Loves You' has sold 1,3 million copies, and 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' over 1,5 million.

UK single releae: 'Sweet Georgia Brown'/'Nobody's Child'.

Wyndham's Theatre, London. Premiere of the play 'How's The World Treating You?'. Paul, Jane, George and Pattie attend.

Shooting for 'Strawberry Fields Forever' clip, in Sevenoaks, Kent. Here, in an antique shop, John buys a poster announcing a circus near Richdale, Lancashire, in February 1843.

Billy Preston signs a contract with Apple.

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'The Long And Winding Road'; 'Lady Madonna'; 'Let It Be'; 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Final recording of numbers not apt for performance on the roof. Versions of 'The Long And Winding Road' and 'Let It Be' for 'Get Back' LP. Versions of 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Let It Be' and 'Two Of Us' for 'Let It Be' LP.

'Live Peace In Toronto', 4th week in the ranking (Billboard).

UK single release: '# 9 Dream'/'What You Got'.

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