Friday, March 14, 2014

Today in Beatles History (14 Mar)


1963
First recording session of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. Recording: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'.

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Editing: 'From Me To You' (of unknown take number). Mono mixing: 'From Me To You' (from edit of unknown take number). Stereo mixing: 'From Me To You' (from edit of unknown take number). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: unknown; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
End of work on 'From Me To You'/'Thank You Girl'.

Gerry Marsden is fined 60 pounds at Uxbridge Magistrates Court for attempting to evade customs duty on a guitar bought in Germany when arriving at London Airport from Hamburg, on 1 December 1962.

Concert at the Gaumont, Wolverhampton (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 15th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 7th and last week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You' number 2, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Please Please Me' number 3, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'I Saw Her Standing There' number 15, 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'From Me To You' number 73, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Twist And Shout' number 55, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Film from the Washington Coliseum concert is broadcast via cable TV to American movie theaters. (Recorded 11 February 1964).

Brian returns from Holland to England.

1968
BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops' transmits a clip of 'Lady Madonna'.

1970
'Let It Be' enters the ranking as number 6 (new record), 1st week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 10th week in the ranking (Billboard).
'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' number 1, 1st week; 4th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1982
Startling Studios. Recording basic tracks for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

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