Sunday, February 23, 2014

Today in Beatles History (23 Feb)

'Please Please Me' number 9 (UK Melody Market chart).

Concert at the Mansfield, Granada (Helen Shapiro Tour).

First appearance on ABC's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' (filmed 17 February 1963).

'Newsweek' front page article about the Beatles.

Transmision of a 3rd Ed Sullivan Show performance (recorded 9 February 1964). The Beatles become the first artists performing 3 times for the programme.

Teddington TV Studios. Recording music and comedy sequences for ABC-TV's 'Big Night Out'.

Party thrown by Alma Cogan at her house. The Beatles attend.

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Yes It Is' (from take 14); 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away' (from take 9); 'If You've Got Trouble' (from take 1); 'Tell Me What You See' (from take 4); 'I Need You' (from take 5); 'Another Girl' (from take 1); 'Ticket To Ride' (from take 2); 'You Like Me Too Much' (from take 8); 'The Night Before' (remix 1, from take 2); 'You're Going To Lose That Girl' (remix 1, from take 3); 'That Means A Lot' (from take 1); 'You're Going To Lose That Girl' (remix 2, from take 3). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Malcolm Davies.

'Rubber Soul' number 1, 12th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Performance of Luciano Berio at the Italian Institute, London. Paul attends with Barry Miles.

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.45am. Stereo mixing: 'A Day In The Life' (remixes 10-12, from takes 6-7). Editing: 'A Day In The Life' (of remix stereo 12 and edit piece 9). Recording: 'Lovely Rita' (takes 1-8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Trident Studios. Time unknown. Editing: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (unnumbered master, from takes 9, 20 and 32). Producer: Glyn Johns; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

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