Friday, March 7, 2014

Today in Beatles History (07 Mar)


1962
The Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester. 8.00-8.45pm. Recording for BBC's 'Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)': 'Hello Little Girl'; 'Memphis Tennessee'; 'Dream Baby'; 'Please Mister Postman'.
1st BBC session. In front of a live audience. 1st public performance in the Beno Dorn worsted stage suits.
Pete Best on drums.
1st live show preserved on tape, only recording of 'Dream Baby', and only live performances of 'Memphis Tennessee' and 'Please Mister Postman'.

1963
Brian organizes the 1st of the new concert series, 'Mersey Beat Showcase', with The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, and the Big Three.

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 14th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 6th week, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You', 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Please Please Me', 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'I Saw Her Standing There', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'From Me To You', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Recording of an extense interview to Brian for 'Frankly Speaking', programme of the BBC North-East Home Service.

1st issue of 'Gerry and the Pacemakers', edited by Sean O'Mahoney, is published.

1966
Mike Millward, founder and member of the Fourmost, dies in the Bromborough Hospital, Cheshire.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Lovely Rita' (overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Miscellaneous overdubs for the end.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 9th week in the ranking (Billboard).
'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 3rd week in the ranking (Billboard).

1972
The process of expulsion of John from the USA begins. Federal authorities indicate John Lindsay, New York prefect, how to proceed in the case.

1982
BBC broadcasts a 2-hour radio programme, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Beatles 1st BBC session.

Startling Studios. 1st session, recording basic tracks for LP'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

1994
UK single release: 'Money (That's What I Want)', with the Backbeat band.

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