Thursday, April 3, 2014

Today in Beatles History (03 Apr)

Elvis Presley records 'It's Now Or Never'

'Please Please Me' LP, 2nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'How Do You Do It?', with Gerry and the Pacemakers, number 1, 1st week (UK New Musical Express chart).

The Playhouse Theatre. 8.30-9.45pm. Recording for BBC's 'Easy Beat': 'Please Please Me'; 'Misery'; 'From Me To You'.
Only live take of 'Misery'.

Cilla Black records 'You're My World'. Brian attends.
Later, performance of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas on Associated-Rediffusion's 'Ready Steady Go!'. Brian and Derek Taylor attend.
Later, Brian and Derek are chauffeur-driven to the Imperial Hotel, Torquay, where they will work on the writing of Brian's autobiography.

Appearance on ITV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.

The Beatles appear on the cover of 'Ciao Amici', weekly Italian magazine: 'Beatles: le storie pazze delle loro canzoni.' ('Beatles: the crazy stories of their songs.')

Paul, with Mal, flies to North America to visit Jane.

Studio 1. 7.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'Within You Without You' (overdub onto take 2). Studio 2 (control room only). 3.00-6.30am. Mono mixing: 'Within You Without You' (remixes 1-3 from 'Part 1' of take 2, remixes 4, 5 from 'Parts 2 and 3' of take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of sitar and strings for 'Within You Without You'.

Arrival of Francie Schwartz in London. She checks into a hotel, and after a short stay in her room goes to the Bag O'Nails.

UK single release: 'Badge'.

Edition of Thames Television's 'The Eamonn Andrews Show', featuring John and Yoko, broadcast from the Cafe Royal, London.

UK LP release: 'Sentimental Journey'.

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