Friday, May 2, 2014

Today in Beatles History (02 May)

The Beatles, Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

'From Me To You' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

Issue of 'Radio Times', with Tony Aspler's report on the show 'Swingin' Sound '63' and picture of Jane screaming for the Beatles.
'Rolling Stones', 1st Rolling Stones LP, replaces 'With The Beatles' as number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 5th and last week; 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
Richard Asher is found dead at his Wimpole Street house basement.

Studio 3. 7.00pm-3.40am. Recording: 'Something' [re-make] (takes 1-36). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nde Engineer: Nick Webb.
11.00pm-1.00am. Session break.

ATV gets the support of minor share holders and obtains the 45% of Northern Songs shares. They maintain their offer of purchase for the Beatles' shares until 15 May.

Studio G, BBC Lime Grove Studios, London. John and Yoko appear on BBC-TV's 'How Late It Is'.
Few hours later, BBC-TV's 'How Late It Is' is broadcast, with appearance of John and Yoko.
'Let It Be' single, 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 17th week in the ranking (Billboard).

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