Sunday, March 30, 2014

Today in Beatles History (30 Mar)

Performance at the Cavern, with The Dallas Jazz Band.

Concert at the Guildhall, Portsmouth (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour).

10.00am-12.00noon. BBC's 'From Us To You' (2nd edition) broadcast (recorded 28 February 1964).

BBC's television current affairs programme 'Panorama' features a profile of Brian, introduced by Richard Dimbledy. Most of his artists pay tribute to him (the Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, etc.).

Opening of performances at the Empire, Liverpool.

Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'That Means A Lot' [re-make] (takes 20-24). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender/Vic Gann.

Opening of the night-club Scotch Of St James, at 13 Masons Yard, London.

'Rubber Soul', 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Before the recording session, photographic session for LP 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' at Chelsea Manor photographic studios (Studio 4, Chelsea Manor Studios, 1-11 Flood Street, Chelsea, London).
Studio 2. 11.00pm-7.30am. Recording: 'With A Little Help From My Friends' (overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

4th performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

'Lady Madonna' number 1 in Britain.

A clip of 'Lady Madonna' is broadcast on the American TV programme 'Hollywood Palace Show'.

Abbey Road, Room 4. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: 'For You Blue' (unnumbered stereo remix). Producer: Phil Spector; Engineer: Mike Sheady/Eddie Klein; 2nd Engineer: Roger Ferris.

US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound.

Closure of recording studio at 17 St Annes Court, London, formerly Trident Studios.

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