Sunday, March 2, 2014

Today in Beatles History (02 Mar)

Performance at the Cavern.

'Please Please Me' single number 1, 1st week (UK Melody Market chart).

Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield (Helen Shapiro tour).

US single release: 'Twist And Shout'/'There's A Place'.

The 'Daily Mail' names Brian among Britain's Most Eligible Bachelors.

Start of work on 'A Hard Day's Night' film, at Twickenham Studios. Shooting at Paddington Station, on board a train leaving from it.
6.43pm. After spending all day filming, the Beatles jump off the train at Acton (Main Line) Station, and speed away in a limousine.

[Some day between 2 and 6 March 1964.] After a day of filming in the West Country for 'A Hard Day's Night', the Beatles return to Westbourne Park Station, London.

George and Pattie meet.

Brian flies to New York to finish plans for the next Beatles tour.

'Rubber Soul', 13th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (overdub onto take 8). Mono mixing: 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (remixes 1-11, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

The Beatles are awarded two Grammys ('Eleanor Rigby' and 'Revolver'). [11 March?]

John and Yoko perform at the Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, in a Jazz Festival. Recording: 'Let's Go On Flying'; 'Snow Is Falling All The Time'; 'Don't Worry Kyoko'; 'Song For John'; 'Cambridge 1969'.
1st solo performance of a Beatle, and 1st public performance of John and Yoko. Partially included on 'Unfinished Music Number 2--Life With The Lions'.

Judge Ira Fieldsteel rules that John must leave the US voluntarily within the next 60 days or face deportation. Yoko is granted permanent residency.

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