Friday, August 8, 2014

Today in Beatles History (08 Aug)


1962

Concert at the Cavern, with The Big Three, and Shane Fenton and the Fentones.


1963

Yoko's daughter, Kyoko Cox, is born.

Concert at the St Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.


1964

'A Hard Day's Night' LP, number 1, 3rd week (UK 'Record Retailer' chart).


1965

Closing of the 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds, Richmond, Surrey. John, George, Cynthia and Pattie attend. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.

Paddy, Klaus & Gibson sign to a management contract with Brian.


1966

US LP release: 'Revolver'. 

US single release: 'Eleanor Rigby'/'Yellow Submarine'.


1967

John and Julian pose for fans photographs at their house at St George's Hill State, near Cavendish Road, Weybridge, Surrey.


1968

Studio 2. 6.40pm-6.30am. Mono mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remixes 2-4, from take 1). Recording: 'Not Guilty' (takes 47-101). Tape copying: 'Hey Jude' (of remix mono 4, numbered 5); 'Revolution' (of remix mono 21, numbered 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. 

Re-equalization of the 'Hey Jude' tapes recorded at Trident Studios. Copies of 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution' for Martin.


1969

11.35am. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the 'Abbey Road' cover. 

After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. 

Before the recording session, Paul takes John home, at Cavendish Avenue, George and Mal go to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, and Ringo goes shopping.

Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (overdub onto take 7); 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Studio 3. 5.30-9.45pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. 

Recording synthesizer for 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'.


1970

'Live Peace In Toronto', 31st week in the ranking (Billboard).


1983

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

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