Saturday, February 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 Feb)

This day's issue of the 'New Musical Express' reports, erroneously, that 'Keep Your Hands Off My Baby' was recorded during sessions for 'Please Please Me' LP.

'Please Please Me' single number 1, 1st week, sharing this position with Frank Ifield's 'The Wayward Wind' (UK 'New Musical Express' chart).

Brian invites the Beatles to a restaurant in Soho to celebrate.

Brian is made an opening director of Northern Songs Limited.

'With The Beatles' number 1, 12th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 4th week; 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

'She Loves You', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

'Please Please Me', 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

'I Saw Her Standing There', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

End of stay in Miami. The Beatles leave from Kennedy Airport, USA, to Heathrow Airport, England. Dezo Hoffmann present at the Kennedy Airport.

8.10am. The Beatles arrive in Heathrow Airport, London. 3620 fans crowd the Queen's Building roof, the biggest Beatles reception at this airport.

Informal ceremony, at the NEMS Moorfields office. Brian celebrates Cilla Black's number 1 presenting her with a gold bracelet watch stuffed with diamond chippings. When Cilla returns home, she discovers that Brian has sent her mother the biggest bunch of flowers she has ever seen.

The Beatles and Eleanor Bron fly from London to Bahamas, to begin 'Help!' shootings.

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'A Day In The Life' (edit pieces takes 1-9). Mono mixing: 'A Day In The Life' (remixes 6-9, from takes 6, 7). Editing: 'A Day In The Life' (remix mono 9 and edit piece take 9).

Stereo mixing: 'A Day In The Life' (remixes 1-9, from takes 6, 7). Recording: 'Anything' (also known as 'Drum Track (1)') (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording of final piano chord for 'A Day In The Life'. Remix of 'A Day In The Life' with two 4-track machines in sync.
Visit at the studio: David Crosby, of the Byrds.

'Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Trident Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (takes 1-35). Producer: Glyn Johns; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
Start of 'Abbey Road' sessions.

New York premiere: 'The Magic Christian'.

Recoring of 'Young Boy' begins in Idaho, USA.

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