Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Today in Beatles History (06 Aug)


1960
The Beatles visit the Casbah Coffee Club, seeing Pete Best performing with the Blackjacks.

1962
Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and The Big Three.

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 16 July 1963, 3.00-5.00pm).

NEMS Enterprises, Brian and a staff of 3 move to new premises in Liverpool, at 24 Moonfields.

Concert at the St Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.

1965
UK LP release: 'Help!' (mono and stereo versions).

Opening of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

John buys a house for aunt Mimi in Bournemouth.

1966
Brian leaves his holidays at the village of Portmeirion, North Wales, to fly to New York and give a televised press conference defending Lennon in the 'Bigger than Jesus' controversy.

'Evening Star', London: 'The idyl of the United States with the Beatles sours.'
'Evening News', London: 'A clamour against the Beatles spreads over the US'.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Paul appears on David Frost's 'Phonograph', broadcast by BBC-radio.

1968
Trident Studios. 5.30-7.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remix 1, from remix stereo 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-11.00pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Abbey Road, Room 43 and Studio 2 (control room). 2.30-11.00pm. Recording: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (tape reduction take 21 into takes 22-27, with simultaneous overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Studio 2 (control room only). 11.00pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 14-26, from take 27). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Recording of synthesizer for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer'.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Recording: 'Everybdody's In A Hurry But Me' (3 lead vocal takes). Mixing for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.
Rough assembly of LP masters, with final running order. It is decided that 'As Far As We Can go' needs further work.

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

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