Saturday, February 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Feb 2014)


1962
Start of validity of contract with Brian.
Performance at the Thistle Cafe, West Kirkby, Wirral. 1st gig under Brian's management.

1963
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.

1964
'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.

1965
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.

1966
Merger of the Vic Lewis Organization and NEMS Enterprises commences legally. Vic Lewis becomes a director of NEMS Enterprises.

1967
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'.

1968
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.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1988
Clive Epstein dies, in Austria.

1990
Paul's concert in Detroit ('Get Back Tour').

1993
UK CD release: 'Off The Ground'.

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