Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Today in Beatles History (25 Feb)


1943
George Harrison is born.

1963
US single release: 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Editing: 'Seventeen' (working title of 'I Saw Her Standing There') (of takes 9, 12). Mono mixing: 'Anna (Go To Him)' (from take 3); 'Boys' (from take 1); 'Chains' (from take 1); 'Misery' (from take 16); 'Do You Want To Know A Secret' (from take 8); 'There's A Place' (from take 13); 'Seventeen' (working title of 'I Saw Her Standing There') (from edit of takes 9, 12); 'Twist And Shout' (from take 1); 'A Taste Of Honey' (from take 7). Stereo mixing: 'Anna (Go To Him)' (from take 3); 'Boys' (from take 1); 'Chains' (from take 1); 'Misery' (from take 16); 'Baby It's You' (from take 5); 'Do You Want To Know A Secret' (from take 8); 'There's A Place' (from take 13); 'Seventeen' (working title of 'I Saw Her Standing There') (from edit of takes 9, 12); 'Twist And Shout' (from take 1); 'A Taste Of Honey' (from take 7).
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.45pm. Editing: 'Please Please Me' (of takes 16, 17, 18). Mono mixing: 'Ask Me Why' (from take 6); 'Misery' (from take 16); 'Baby It's You' (from take 5). Stereo mixing: 'Ask Me Why' (from take 6); 'Please Please Me' (from edit of takes 16-18); 'Love Me Do' (from 11 September 1962 mono remix); 'P.S. I Love You' (from 11 September 1962 mono remix); 'Misery' (from take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Mixing of versions for 'Please Please Me' LP masters.

1964
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: 'You Can't Do That' (takes 1-9).
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: 'And I Love Her' (takes 1-2); 'I Should Have Known Better' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Start of 'A Hard Day's Night' sessions.

Mail service vehicles get at George's house with cards and presents.

The Beatles Film Production Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

At his house, Walter Strach throws a birthday party for George. George, angry at seeing the press was invited, attacks the cake and walks out.

1966
Northern Songs Limited buys Sweco Music Corp and Cole & Gole Music, music publishing companies.

George and Pattie return to London from their honeymoon in the Caribbean Islands.

George Martin is demanded by his wife to divorce.

1968
George celebrates his birthday with the Maharishi and his disciples. The Maharishi presents him with a plastic world map.

1969
n Shoe' (takes 1, 2); 'All Things Must Pass' (takes 1, 2); 'Something' (take 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
George solo session. Recording of demos of 'Old Brown Shoe', 'All Things Must Pass' and 'Something'.

1970
De Lane Lea Sound Centre, 75 Dean Street. Ringo tapes 'You Always Hurt The One You Love'.

1972
UK single release: 'Give Ireland Back To The Irish'.

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