Friday, May 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 May)

Mid-morning: Meeting of Brian and George Martin at Abbey Road.
Brian sends the Beatles a telegram to Hamburg with the news, from Wellington Road.

'Can't Buy Me Love', 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

First of 2 performances of Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall, ending his European tour. The Beatles and Donovan attend the show and spend the evening with him.

Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'For No One' (takes 1-10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Studio 2. 11.00pm-6.15am. Recording: 'Untitled' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Instrumental jamming.

It is announced that Gerry Marsden will lead the team representing England in this year's European Song Cup competition. The team consists of Gerry Marsden, Dodie West, Roger Whittaker, Lois Lane and Oscar.

UK LP release: 'Unfinished Music Number 2---Life With The Lions'.
UK LP release: 'Electronic Sounds'.

Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. 3.00-11.00pm. Stereo mixing: Inserts for the 'Get Back' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.
Besides, playback of complete and mixed titles.

'Let It Be' single, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 18th week in the ranking (Billboard)

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