Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today in Beatles History (16 Jul)

BBC Paris Studios, London. 3.00-5.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (8th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)'; 'Crying, Waiting, Hoping'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'To Know Her Is To love Her'; 'The Honeymoon Song'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'. The only BBC recording of all these songs, except 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' and 'Twist And Shout'.

BBC Paris Studio, London. 6.00-8.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (9th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'Please Please Me'; 'She Loves You'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'I'll Get You'; 'I Got A Woman'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'. -- BBC Paris Studio, London. 8.45-10.50pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (10th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'She Loves You'; 'Words Of Love'; 'Glad All Over'; 'I Just Don't Understand'; 'Devil In Her Heart'; 'Slow Down'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'.
'She Loves You' is the same version recorded earlier today (6.00-8.30pm session). Only take of 'I Just Don't Understand', and only BBC take of 'Slow Down'.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Goes The Beatles' broadcast (2 July 1963 session, except '3 Cool Cats', 'Sweet Little Sixteen' and 'Ask Me Why').

10.00-11.55pm. BBC's 'Top Gear' broadcast (session recorded 14 July 1964).

Appearance on BBC-radio's 'Brian Matthew Introduces...

The plan by Brian Matthew and Brian Epstein to build a new theatre in Kent, the Pilgrim Theatre, comes to an end when the Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Studio 2. 4.00-9.00pm. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12). 10.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (overdub onto take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Last day of Geoff Emerick's work as Beatles engineer. He will not be back until the 'Abbey Road' sessions.

Studio 3. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15)..
Studio 2. 7.00pm-12.30am. Recording: 'Something' (overdub onto take 36, tape reduction into takes 38, 39). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

US gold certification for 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'. 

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