Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Today in Beatles History (11 Feb 2014)

Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: 'There's A Place' (takes 1-10); 'Seventeen' (working title of 'I Saw Her Standing There') (takes 1-9).
Studio 2. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording: 'A Taste Of Honey' (takes 1-5); 'Do You Want To Know A Secret' (takes 1-8); 'A Taste Of Honey' (takes 6-7); 'There's A Place' (takes 11-13); 'Seventeen' (working title of 'I Saw Her Standing There') (takes 10-12); 'Misery' (takes 1-11).
Studio 2. 7.30-10.45pm. Recording: 'Hold Me Tight' (takes 1-13); 'Anna (Go To Him)' (takes 1-3); 'Boys' (take 1); 'Chains' (takes 1-4); 'Baby It's You' (takes 1-3); 'Twist And Shout' (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Recording of 'Please Please Me' LP. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

Snow storm. The Beatles leave to Washington by train. The Beatlesstay at the Shoreham Hotel.
8.30pm. Concert at the Washington Colliseum. Brian and Dezo Hoffmann attend. Performance filmed by CBS-TV. Press conference from the stage, before the show.
Party at the British Embassy.

Ringo marries Maureen Cox. Brian is best man. John and George attend.
8.15am. Ringo and Maureen arrive at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London, with their parents.
Ringo and Maureen go to Brighton, on wedding trip.

Tommy Quickly leaves NEMS Enterprises and signs for the George Cooper Organization.

UK single release: 'Woman', with Peter and Gordon.

Studio 3. 4.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Hey Bulldog' (takes 1-10). Mono mixing: 'Hey Bulldog' (remixes 1, 2, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
On mixing, it is decided to keep the complete end of 'Hey Bulldog'. The group is filmed for 'Lady Madonna' clip.

'The Magic Christian' premiere in New York.

Studio 8. BBC Television Centre, London. John, Yoko, Klaus Voorman, Alan White and Mal Evans appear on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops' performing 'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'.

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