Thursday, March 27, 2014

Today in Beatles History (27 Mar)


1956
Paul Wickens is born.

1961
The Beatles arrive in Hamburg, for performances in the Top Ten and, later, the Star Club (2nd Hamburg season).

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 9, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the ABC, Northampton (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

1964
Beatles records are in the 6 first positions of the Australian ranking.

US single release: 'Cry For A Shadow'/'Why (Can't You Love Me Again)'.

1967
A week of Fats Domino performances at the Saville Theatre begins. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Bee Gees. The opening concert is filmed for a US State Department feature.

1968
'Lady Madonna' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

1969
In London, Ringo confirms they will not play before an audience again.

1970
Abbey Road, Room 4. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: 'Dig It' (remix 1); dialogue and miscellaneous pieces (remixes 1-8). Producer: Phil Spector; Engineer: Mike Sheady; 2nd Engineer: Roger Ferris.

UK LP release: 'Sentimental Journey'.

1979
Marriage of Pattie and Eric Clapton.

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