Thursday, May 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 May)

The Beatles
1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Tony Barrow becomes the Beatles' press agent.

1964
BBC Paris Studio, London. 6.30-9.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'From Us To You' (3rd edition): 'From Us To You'; 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'Happy Birthday'; 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget'; 'You Can't Do That'; 'Sure To Fall (In Love With You)'; 'Can't Buy Me Love'; 'Matchbox'; 'Honey Don't'; 'From Us To You'.
Only recording of 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget Her'. Last BBC session with songs never included on record.

Gerry and the Pacemakers with Brian fly to the US for their first appearance there.

1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 1st week, replacing 'Rolling Stones II' (UK Record Retailer chart).

1966
Performance in the New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, along with the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Spencer Davis Group, Roy Orbison, and others. Beatles performance not filmed.
Last Beatles performance in concert in Britain.

Premiere of 'The Beatles At The Shea Stadium', broadcast by BBC-TV.

1967
Henry Moss cuts the stereo version of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

1969
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-7.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Oh! Darling' (remixes 2-4, from take 26). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb. Studio 3. 7.00-10.45pm. 3rd stereo mix of 'John And Yoko'.

The label Zapple is incorporated.

1978
Start of sessions for 'London Town' LP at Record Plant Mobile Studio, aboard the yatch 'Fair Carol', Virgin Islands.

1993
Paul's concert in Atlanta ('The New World Tour').

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