Friday, August 1, 2014

Today in Beatles History (01 Aug)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Mersey Beats.

1963
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 1.30-4.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Ooh! My Soul'; 'Don't Ever Change'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'She Loves You'; 'Anna (Go To Him)'; 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 4.00-6.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'From Me To You'; 'I'll Get You'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'There's A Place'; 'Honey Don't'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'Lucille'; 'Baby It's You'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

1st issue of 'The Beatles Monthly Book', published by Sean O'Mahony.

Concert at Southport.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 2nd week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).

Ringo appears on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury' (filmed 25 July 1964).

1965
Performance for the 'Blackpool Night Out', broadcast live on TV.

1966
Beatles burn-in" organized by two radio announcers.

1967
George and Pattie Harrison, Neil Aspinall, Alex the Magician and Jennie Boyd visit the Haight-Ashbury district, San Francisco.

Premiere of 'Film Number 4', by Yoko.

1968
Trident Studios. 5.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
5.00-8.00pm. Recording bass, lead and backing vocals.
8.00-11.00pm. Recording orchestra.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Because' (takes 1-23, overdub onto take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
First of three 3-part vocal recordings.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 30th week in the ranking (Billboard).

Yoko suffers a miscarriage.

1971
First concert for Bangla Desh, at the Madison Square Garden.

John flies from New York to London.

1978
Dhani Harrison is born.

1980
George starts Hand Made Films.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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