Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Apr)

1963
Performance in the 'Poll Winner's Concert', at the Wembley Empire Pool, organized by 'New Musical Express'.

Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Side By Side': 'Side By Side'; 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'; 'Baby It's You'; 'Please Please Me'; 'From Me To You'; 'Misery'.
1st 'Side By Side' performance.

Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 6.30-10.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Side By Side': 'Side By Side'; 'From Me To You'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'A Taste Of Honey'; 'Chains'; 'Thank You Girl'; 'Boys'.

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 54th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 19th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1965
Brian becomes a controlling director of Japspic Productions Limited, the lessees of the Saville Theatre, and of Stramsact Limited. Brian thus becomes leaseholder of the Saville Theatre.

1967
Studio 1. 7.00pm-6.00am. Recording: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)' (takes 1-9). Mono mixing: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)' (remixes 1-9, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

6th and last performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Bee Gees.

1969
John speaks about his idea of sending acorns of peace to the world leaders.
John reveals that his fortune is about 50,000 pounds.

John and Yoko return to London.
Television House, London. John and Yoko appear live on Associated-Rediffusion's 'Today', with Eamonn Andrews. Reconstitution of their bed-in.

Theatre Royal, London. Shooting for 'The Magic Christian'.

1970
Studio 1 and control room Studio 3. 7.00pm-? Recording: 'Across The Universe' (tape reduction take 8 into take 9, overdub onto take 9); 'The Long And Winding Road' (tape reduction of 31 January 1969 recording into takes 17-19, overdub onto take 18); 'I Me Mine' (tape reduction extended edit of take 16 into takes 17, 18, overdub onto take 18). Producer: Phil Spector; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Orchestra and choir overdub. Last session of Ringo. Last recording session for a Beatles album.

The London Art Gallery appeals for the closing of John's exhibition.

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