Monday, February 3, 2014

Today in Beatles History (03 Feb 2014)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with The Saints Jazz Band, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1963
Performance at the Cavern.

1964
Brian announces his concerts series 'Pops Alive!' for the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, 2 houses a night.
Brian announces that Subafilms will produce for worldwide release through United Artists the Gerry and the Pacemakers film 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'.

US gold certification: 'Meet The Beatles!'
US gold certification: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'/'I Saw Her Standing There'.

1965
'I Feel Fine', 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Shepperton Film Studios. Brian tele-recording for 'Hullabaloo', interviewing and presenting the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Georgie Fame, Joe Brown, and the Moody Blues.

1966
Performance of Stevie Wonder at the Scotch Of St James night-club, London. Paul attends.
After the show, Paul and Stevie have a a long conversation.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.15am. Recording: 'A Day In The Life' (overdub onto take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Re-recording of Paul's vocal.

1968
Studio 3. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording: 'Lady Madonna' (takes 1-3). Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Lady Madonna' (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Start of sessions for next single (eventuallly Lady Madonna'/'The Inner Light').

1969
Recording of 'My Dark Hour', by Steve Miller, in London. Paul plays bass, sings backing vocals and plays some drums.

Allen Klein is appointed Apple business advisor of Apple.

1996
'Abbey Road' number 3 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard).
'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 5 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard).
'The Beatles 1967-1970' number 10 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard).

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