Saturday, February 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Feb 2014)

Start of validity of contract with Brian.
Performance at the Thistle Cafe, West Kirkby, Wirral. 1st gig under Brian's management.

Preparation for 1st British tour.

3 concert promoters, Arthur Howes, Paul Cave and Harold Fielding, contact Brian, vying for the chance to present Beatles shows at seaside resorts in the summer.

'With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 1st week; 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Please Please Me', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Celebration dinner, with Brian, at the George V Hotel, Paris.

US EP release: '4 By The Beatles'.

Brian announces new plans for Cilla Black: performances on 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' and at the Persian Room, at the Plaza Hotel, New York.

Merger of the Vic Lewis Organization and NEMS Enterprises commences legally. Vic Lewis becomes a director of NEMS Enterprises.

Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (takes 1-9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of rythm track of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. 1st use of DI (Direct Injection) in Beatles recordings: Paul's bass. Start of proper sessions for 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

John sends his Rolls Royce to USA, for his personal use.

BBC Television Rehearsal Rooms, Victoria Road, London. Ringo rehearses his appearance on the 'Cilla' TV show.

'Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Clive Epstein dies, in Austria.

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

UK CD release: 'Off The Ground'.

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