Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today in Beatles History (31 May)

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Date of end of Hamburg contract.
‘Mersey Beat’ announces Beatles recording contract with EMI [?].
Concert at the Odeon, Southend (3rd British tour).

Signing of agency contract of NEMS Enterprises and Freddie Starr and the Midnighters.
Another new group for Brian: the Fourmost.

Two performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, for Brian’s ‘Pops Alive!’ show.

‘Sunny Heights’. Photographic session of Ringo with ‘Beatles Book’ photographer Leslie Bryce for the magazine’s ‘at home’ series.

‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ LP, number 1 selling LP.

Studio 3. 2.30-12.00pm. Recording: ‘Revolution’ (working title of ‘Revolution 1′) (overdub onto take 18, tape reduction take 18 into take 19, overdub onto take 19). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 20th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’ number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

US single release: ‘Seaside Woman’.

End of LP ‘London Town’ sessions at Record Plant Mobile Studio, aboard the yatch ‘Fair Carol’, Virgin Islands. End of LP ‘London Town’ recordings.

Last day of radio transmision in the US of material included on BBC’s programme for the Beatles 1st BBC session 20th anniversary, plus some additional material from BBC sessions.

Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mix of ‘As Far As We Can Go’ with horns only.
Paul’s concert in Kansas City (‘The New World Tour’).

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