Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Today in Beatles History (04 Jun)

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1962
Signing of 1st recording contract with EMI.

1963
John Profumo declares he lied about his relationship with Christine Keller. He leaves his charge as Minister of War and member of the Parliament.

Concert at the Town Hall, Birmingham (3rd British tour).

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 25 May 1963).

1964
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Mono mixing: 'Long Tall Sally' (from take 1); 'Matchbox' (from take 5); 'I Call Your Name' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 5, 7). Editing: 'I Call Your Name' (of mono remixes 1, 2). Recording: 'Slow Down' (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: 'Slow Down' (from take 6); 'When I Get Home' (remix 1, from take 11); 'Any Time At All' (remix 1, from take 11); 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section A) (from take 6); 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section B) (from take 8). Editing: 'I'll Cry Instead' (of mono remixes from takes 6, 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. End of work on EP 'Long Tall Sally'.

End of shootings of film 'A Hard Day's Night'.

19.00. Concert at the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhague. Jimmy Nicol on drums. Start of world tour. Recorded live by AVRO radio, Hilversum. [5 June?]

1965
UK EP release: 'Beatles For Sale (No 2)'.

The 'Daily Mirror' informs that Tommy Quickly will not have his recording contract with Pye Records renewed when it expires in July. Epstein says he has not had good material, and that will very soon sign to another company.

1966
Appearance on BBC-radio's 'Saturday Club'.

1967
Epstein presents the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Denny Laine and his Electric String Band (in their 1st ever appearance), Procol Harum (full concert debut), and the Chiffons, in 2 houses in a Saville Theatre Sunday presentation. Morning: before the show, Procol Harum are told they are number 1 in the next week's chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'. As only present they received a bottle of champagne from Brian.
After the concert, it is announced that Procol Harum will return to the Saville Theatre to headline in a Brian Epstein Sunday presentation.

1968
Studio 3. 2.30pm-1.00am. Recording: 'Revolution' (working title of 'Revolution 1') (overdub onto take 19, creation of tape loops takes 1, 2, tape reduction take 19 into take 20, overdub onto take 20). Mono mixing: 'Revolution' (working title of 'Revolution 1') (unnumbered rough remix, from take 20). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Mix for John. Recording of John's vocal, lying on the floor.

1969
US single release: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/'Old Brown Shoe'.

Single release: 'Give Peace A Chance'. [?]

1976
UK LP release: 'The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan'.

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