Thursday, March 20, 2014

Today in Beatles History (20 Mar)

Concert at the Ritz, Romford (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

UK single release: 'Can't Buy Me Love'/'You Can't Do That'.

'Can't Buy Me Love' has already sold 2,100,000 copies in advance: world record for sales in advance, and instantaneous gold disc in Britain and the US.

Jack Good flies to London to discuss with Brian the Associated-Rediffusion TV show with the Beatles and Cilla Black. Brian is negotiating to sell the show throughout the world.

Television House, London. Performance for Associated-Rediffusion's 'Ready, Steady, Go!'. Transmitted live.

Epstein and Lionel Bart begin a weekend in the south of France.

'Eight Days A Week' number 1, 2nd and last week (Billboard).

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Beatle Talk' (take 1); 'She's Leaving Home' (tape reduction take 1 into takes 7-9, tape reduction take 6 into take 10, overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'She's Leaving Home' (remixes 1-6, from take 9). Editing: 'She's Leaving Home' (of remix mono 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Recording of 'Beatle Talk', a spoken fragment for LP 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', not used, and vocals for 'She's Leaving Home'.

US gold certification: 'Penny Lane'/'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

John and Yoko fly to Gibraltar.
Marriage of John and Yoko in Gibraltar.

End of recordings of 'Sometime In New York City' and 'Live Jump'. 

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