Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today in Beatles History (08 Jul)



1963
1st recording session of Tommy Quickly.

Beginning of performances at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
'With The Beatles', 33rd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Apearance on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops' (recorded 7 July 1964).

1966
UK EP release: 'Nowhere Man'.

Arrival at the London Airport, with Brian, who says: 'I am cancelling tours to the Philippines by Cilla Black and Sounds Incorporated'.
6.30am. Press conference at the London Airport.

US gold certification: ''Yesterday'... And Today'.

The Cyrkle reach number 2 on the Billboard chart with 'Red Rubber Ball'.

1968
Studio 2. 3.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' [re-make] (takes 1-12, tape reduction take 12 into take 13, overdub onto take 13). Mono mixing: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 13). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
1st time that a recording with outside musicians is rejected. Re-make with piano intro. Mix for Paul.

Press preview of 'Yellow Submarine' at the Bowater House Cinema. Paul, George and Ringo attend, and pose for photographers with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of their 'Yellow Submarine' persona.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-10.45pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 14, 15). Studio 2 (control room only). 10.45-11.45pm. Mono mixing: 'Here Comes The Sun' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Mix for George.

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