Sunday, June 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Jun)

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1926
Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe) is born in Los Angeles, USA.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Two performances at the Granada, Tooting, London (3rd British tour).

BBC Paris Studio, London. 1.30-5.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Too Much Monkey Business'; 'I Got To Find My Baby'; 'Youngblood '; 'Baby It's You'; 'Till There Was You'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'. Only available take of 'Youngblood'.

BBC Paris Studio, London. 9.30am-1.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'; 'Memphis Tennessee'; 'A Taste Of Honey'; 'Sure To Fall (In Love With You)'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'From Me To You'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

Brian, present at BBC Paris Studio, London, for the recording of 'Pop Go The Beatles', meets Sean O'Mahoney and discusses the possibility of a weekly magazine dedicated to the Beatles being published.

1964
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: 'Matchbox' (takes 1-5); 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section A) (takes 1-6) 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section B) (takes 7-8); 'Slow Down' (takes 1-6). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'I'll Be Back' (takes 1-16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

US single release: 'You're My World', 1st US single of Cilla Black.
US single release: 'Sweet Georgia Brown'/'Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby'.

Brian announces plans for the Beatles 1964 Christmas Show, to be presented at the Odeon, Hammersmith, by him and Joe Collins.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 26th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Yellow Submarine' (overdub onto take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of sound effects for 'Yellow Submarine'.

From New York, Brian criticizes the imposition of a new mimic ban on television by the Musicians' Union.

1967
UK LP release: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Untitled' (no numbered takes). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell. Recording of instrumental jamming.

Press reception, on occasion of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' release.

1969
Recording of 'Give Peace A Chance'. End of bed-in in Montreal.

1973
Single release: 'Live And Let Die'.

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