Friday, January 31, 2014

Today in Beatles History (31 Jan 2014)


1963
Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

1964
Day booked for a 2nd session at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France; cancelled.

In England, 'She Loves You' has sold 1,3 million copies, and 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' over 1,5 million.

UK single releae: 'Sweet Georgia Brown'/'Nobody's Child'.

1966
Wyndham's Theatre, London. Premiere of the play 'How's The World Treating You?'. Paul, Jane, George and Pattie attend.

1967
Shooting for 'Strawberry Fields Forever' clip, in Sevenoaks, Kent. Here, in an antique shop, John buys a poster announcing a circus near Richdale, Lancashire, in February 1843.

1969
Billy Preston signs a contract with Apple.

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'The Long And Winding Road'; 'Lady Madonna'; 'Let It Be'; 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Final recording of numbers not apt for performance on the roof. Versions of 'The Long And Winding Road' and 'Let It Be' for 'Get Back' LP. Versions of 'The Long And Winding Road', 'Let It Be' and 'Two Of Us' for 'Let It Be' LP.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 4th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1975
UK single release: '# 9 Dream'/'What You Got'.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today in Beatles History (30 Jan 2014)


1963
'Please Please Me' number 17, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
US single release: 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

Start of Cilla Black British tour.

1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 7th and last week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1967
John, Paul and Brian attend a concert by the Who and Jimy Hendrix.

Studio 3 (control room only). 7.00-8.30pm. Mono mixing: 'A Day In The Life' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Remix of 'A Day In The Life' only for demostration.

Night shootings for 'Strawberry Fields Forever' clip, in Sevenoaks, Kent.

With Brian's permission, the Jimi Hendrix Experience return to the Saville Theatre to shoot a promotional film for their new single.

Production commences on 'Work Is A Four-Letter Word', Cilla Black's 1st non-singing film role.

1968
Abbey Road. George finishes the LP 'Wonderwall'.

1969
Apple Studios (Roof). Time unknown. Recording: 'Get Back' (2 versions); 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'The One After 909'; 'Dig A Pony'; 'God Save The Queen'; 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'Get Back'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
'I've Got A Feeling', 'The One After 909', 'Dig A Pony', John's and Paul's comments at the end of 3rd version of 'Get Back': versions for 'Let It Be' LP. Version of 'The One After 909' for 'Get Back' LP.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Today in Beatles History (29 Jan 2014)


1963
BBC's 'The Talent Spot' broadcast (recorded 22 January 1963).

1964
EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris, France. Late morning/afternoon. Recording: 'Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (takes 1-11); 'Sie Liebt Dich' (takes 1-14); 'Can't Buy Me Love' (takes 1-4). Editing: 'Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (of takes 5, 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Jacques Esmenjaud.
1st session outside Abbey Road.

'She Loves You', 22nd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 45th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
'We Can Work It Out' number 1, 3rd week, recovering this position for one week only (Billboard).

The Vic Lewis Organization and NEMS Enterprises announce their merger.

1967
On a Sunday 'Soundarama' presentation at the Saville Theatre, Brian presents, in two houses, the Who, the Jimi Hendrix Experience (on their theatre debut), the Koobas, and the Thoughts.
Epstein and the Beatles attend.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'); 'The One After 909'; 'Not Fade Away'; 'Mailman Bring Me No More Blues'; 'Teddy Boy'; 'Besame Mucho'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today in Beatles History (28 Jan 2014)


1967
It is reported that the Who will star in a 30-minute pilot television project produced by Epstein Subafilms for NEMS Enterprises, 1st of a possible series of shows for worldwide television.

1969
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Dig A Pony'; 'Get Back'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Get Back'; 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'The One After 909'; 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'The One After 909'; 'Billy's Song (1)'; 'Billy's Song (2)'; 'Teddy Boy'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Versions of 'Get Back' and 'Don't Let Me Down' for the single. End of 'Get Back' not included on the single, but on the 'Get Back' LP and film end titles.

Evening: John and Yoko meet Allen Klein for the first time, at the Dorchester Hotel, London.

1970
End of John's lithographies exhibition at the London Arts Gallery.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today in Beatles History (27 Jan 2014)


1964
US LP re-release: 'Introducing The Beatles'.
US single release: 'My Bonnie'.

1965
'I Feel Fine', 9th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

John flies to the Alpes to practice ski for 10 days. He goes with Cynthia, George Martin and Judy Martin.

1967
Signing of 9-year contract with EMI.

Start of UK Four Tops tour, at the Gaumont Cinema, Southampton.

1969
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Untitled Jamming'; 'Get Back'; 'Oh! Darling'; 'Get Back'; 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'The Walk'; 'I've Got A Feeling'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Recording of LP 'Get Back' version.

1970
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.30am. Stereo mixing: 'The Inner Light' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: Geoff Emerick; Engineer: Peter Bown/Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Barrett.
Remix of 'The Inner Light' for eventual future use. Last session of Emerick.

Studio 3. 7.00pm. John starts recording of 'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'.
Upon George's suggestion, Phil Spector produces the session.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Today in Beatles History (26 Jan 2014)



1963
10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 22 January 1963).

1966
'We Can Work It Out', 8th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Rubber Soul' number 1, 8th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1969
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Dig It' (version 2); 'Shake Rattle And Roll'; 'Kansas City'; 'Miss Ann'; 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'; 'Blue Suede Shoes'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'Tracks Of My Tears'; 'Let It Be'; 'George's Demo' (working title of 'Isn't It A Pity'); 'Let It Be'; 'The Long And Winding Road'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond.
Visit at the studio: Heather Eastman.

The idea of the performance on the Apple roof is conceived. This day's 'Let It Be' sequence shows that Ringo composed 'Octopus's Garden' during this period.

1970
Morning: John composes 'Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'.

Ringo and Maureen fly from London to the US to attend the 'The Magic Christian' premiere.

UK single release: 'My Sweet Lord'. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today in Beatles History (25 Jan 2014)


1963
Vee Jay gets US contract to release Beatles records.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Here We Go' broadcast (all 16 January 1963 session but 'Three Cool Cats').

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 8th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 3, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Brian writes in the 'Fabulous' magazine, proud of the achievements of Liverpool pop groups.

Performance at the Hambleton Hall, Liverpool, with Derry and the Seniors, and Faron and The Tempest Tornadoes.

1967
Studio 1 (control room only). 6.30-8.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 12-14, from take 9). Studio 1 (control room only). 9.00-10.00pm. Tape copying: 'Penny Lane' (of remix mono 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Remix, omitting some bits of piccolo trumpet at the end of 'Penny Lane'.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Untitled Jamming'; 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'); 'Bye Bye Love'; 'George's Blues (Because You're Sweet And Lovely' (working title of 'For You Blue'); 'Let It Be'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

1980
Paul flies from Tokyo to Amsterdam.

1991
Paul's performance for MTV. Recording: 'Unplugged'. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Today in Beatles History (24 Jan 2014)


1962
Signing of a management contract of Brian and the Beatles, at Brian's office at the NEMS record store in Whitechapel.

1964
Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00-10.45am. Tape copying: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' (of take 17). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln/Geoff Emerick.
Copy of rythm track of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', for sessions in Paris.

Brian signs Sounds Incorporated to a management and agency contract with NEMS Enterprises. First 'Southern' signing. He clinches for them a deal with EMI, and adds them to the Gerry and the Pacemakers tour.

NEMS Enterprises announces plans to move from Liverpool to offices in Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London.

1965
'Ferry Cross The Mersey' Liverpool premiere, at the Odeon Cinema, on aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain.

1967
Brian writes to Nat Weiss about his next trip to Mexico.

1969
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'); 'Teddy Boy'; 'Maggie Mae'; 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us'); 'Dig It' (version 1) ; 'Dig A Pony'; 'I've Got A Feeling'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond.
'Dig It' (version 1) includes John's child like spoken message.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 3rd week in the ranking (Billboard).

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Today in Beatles History (23 Jan 2014)


1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

1969
Apple Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Get Back'; 'Blues'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Alan Parsons debut as Beatles second engineer.

1978
End of 'London Town' LP sessions at Abbey Road Studios (2nd period).

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 Jan 2014)


1963
First session of Gerry and the Pacemakers. Recording: 'How Do You Do It?'.

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 4.00-5.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'Some Other Guy'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Please Please Me'; 'Keep Your Hands Off My Baby'; 'Beautiful Dreamer'.
BBC Paris Studio, London. 7.00-8.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'The Talent Spot': 'Please Please Me'; 'Ask Me Why'; 'Some Other Guy'.

1964
Brian, Lionel Bart and Alun Owen go to the Cavern Club, looking for an actress for Bart-Owen's play 'Maggie Mae'.

'She Loves You', 21st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 44th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Performances at the Olympia, Paris. Filmed by French television.

1966
'We Can Work It Out' number 2 (Billboard).

1968
Apple Corps opens first London headquarters at 95 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, 4th floor.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row. Time unknown. Recording: 'Going Up The Country'; 'All I Want Is You' (working title of 'Dig A Pony'); 'I've Got A Feeling'; 'Don't Let Me Down'; 'Rocker'; 'Save The Last Dance For Me'; 'Bathroom Window' (working title of 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Start of 'Let It Be' sessions.
Start of shootings at 3 Savile Row.
Billy Preston is casually at the Apple reception area, and is convinced by George to join the sessions. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Today in Beatles History (20 Jan 2014)


1964
US LP release: 'Meet The Beatles!'.

Epstein returs to England from Paris.

Brian is appointed a director of Subafilms Limited, a new film production company.

Norman Weiss of the GAC agency flies from the US to meet Brian.

1965
'I Feel Fine', 8th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Broadcast of the programme 'Shindig' in the US (recorded 9 October).

1966
Robert and Jean-Claude Lambot say they would wish to change the Beatles haircut style.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.10am. Recording: 'A Day In The Life' (tape reduction take 4 into takes 5-7, overdub onto take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of Paul's vocal for 'A Day In The Life'.

1969
'Let It Be' shootings move to the 3 Savile Row basement, where a new studio has been installed.

'Wonderwall' premiere in London.

1970
John and Yoko cut their hair in Denmark. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Today in Beatles History (19 Jan 2014)


1932
Richard Lester is born in Philadelphia.

1963
Transmision of performance in 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' (recorded 13 January 1963)

1964
Performances at the Olympia, Paris. Recorded by French radio.

1965
Brian flies to New York to negotiate dates and details for the next Beatles North American tour. Also for promotional visits of Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1966
'We Can Work It Out', 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Rubber Soul' number 1, 7th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
Studio 2. 7.30pm-2.30am. Recording: 'In The Life Of...' (working title of 'A Day In The Life') (takes 1-4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of rythm track, John's vocal and clock alarm for 'A Day In The Life'.

1971
End of trial after Paul's action.

1990
Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour').

1994
Evening: ceremony in New York; John is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Yoko, Sean and Paul attend. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Today in Beatles History (18 Jan 2014)

1963
Recording for Radio Luxembourg: 'Carol', 'Lend Me Your Comb', and others.

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 7th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 45, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1965
Brian Epstein Automobiles takes out mortgages on a car showroom and a nearby workshop in Hounslow, Middlesex.

1966
Brian returns to England from the Virgin Islands.

1969
John speaks about important financial problems in Apple, warning it goes to wrack because of its continuous losses.

'Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the Top 30, entering the ranking (Billboard).

1977
AIR Studios, London. Cleaning and reprocessing of tapes for 'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Nigel Walker. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Today in Beatles History (17 Jan 2014)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with the Remo Four, and Ian and the Zodiacs.

1963
'Please Please Me' enters the UK Record Retailer chart.

1964
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1 (US Cashbox chart).

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-12.30am. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 9-11, from take 9). Tape copying: 'Penny Lane' (of remix mono 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of the B flat piccolo trumpet solo for 'Penny Lane', performed by David Mason.

Article published in the 'Daily Mail': 'The holes in our roads'.

Agreement between Epstein and Ashley Kozak, Donovan's manager: he will play a 6-day engagement at the Saville Theatre.

1968
George returns to London.

RCA House, London. Lunchtime reception in honour of Grapefruit, attended by John, Paul and Ringo.

1969
UK LP release: 'Yellow Submarine'.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard).

1990
Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour'). 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Today in Beatles History (16 Jan 2014)


1963
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.45-9.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Here We Go': 'Chains'; 'Please Please Me'; 'Ask Me Why'; 'Three Cool Cats'.

Recording of several interviews for the BBC.

1964
News arrive from the USA at the George V hotel, Paris, that 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' is number 1 (US Cashbox chart). The celebrations that follow are so exultant that Brian allows himself to be photographed wearing a chamber-pot on his head.

Performance at the Olympia, Paris, with Silvie Vartan and Trini Lopez.

1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). Last day.

Article in 'Melody Maker': interview to Brian Epstein by Ray Coleman, under the title 'Brian Epstein predicts: 'I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top'.'

1967
Jane Asher leaves England for a 3-month tour of the US with the Old Vic.

1969
Last session of rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios.

1970
The police closes John's exhibition at the Arts Gallery, London, under the charge of obscenity.

1980
Paul is arrested in Tokyo for possession of marijuana.

1990
Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour'). 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Today in Beatles History (15 Jan 2014)


1964
Brian considers a big film for Gerry and the Pacemakers.

'She Loves You', 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 43rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 8th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Ringo arrives at the Orly Airport, Paris.
Performance at the Cyrano Theatre, Versailles, Paris, with Trini Lopez.

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1966
'We Can Work It Out' number 1, 2nd and last continued week (Billboard).

1967
Brian attends a Donovan concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1970
John inaugurates 'Bag One', an exhibition of some of his lithographies and drawings at the London Arts Gallery.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Today in Beatles History (14 Jan 2014)


1964
John, Paul and George leave from the London Airport to France. Ringo is delayed by the fog at the Speke Airport, Liverpool. They arrive at the Orly Airport, Paris. Photographer present: Dezo Hoffmann.

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1966
BBC buys the British exhibition rights for 'The Beatles At Shea Stadium'.

1967
'Sounds Incorporated' changes name to 'Sounds Inc'.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 30th week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Today in Beatles History (13 Jan 2014)


1963
Trip to Birmingham, with Brian. Recording of performance for 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', at ABC-TV's Birmingham Studios. National TV debut. During the recording, Brian meets Andrew Oldham.

'Please Please Me' premiere. [What does this mean?]

1964
Pacermusic Limited, new publishing company for Gerry Marsden, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

1965
'I Feel Fine', 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1967
NEMS Enterprises and the Robert Stigwood Organization amalgamate. NEMS becomes representation or management agency of: the Who, Cream, the Merseys, Crispian St Peters, Lord Sutch, Oscar. Brian becomes chairman of the board of directors of NEMS, and is made a director of the Robert Stigwood Organization Limited and Drapleaf Limited.

Evening: Brian goes to the club Bag O'Nails to see the Jimmy Hendrix Experience perform.

1968
'Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).

EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm approx. George session.

1969
US LP release: 'Yellow Submarine'.

1990
Paul's concert in Wembley ('Get Back Tour'). 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Today in Beatles History (12 Jan 2014)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Mike Cotton's Jazzmen.

1964
2nd appearance on BBC-TV's 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium'.

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1966
'We Can Work It Out', 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Rubber Soul' number 1, 6th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
Studio 3. 2.30-11.00pm. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 7, 8, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of trumpets, oboes, cor anglais and double-bass for 'Penny Lane'.

1968
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm approx. Recording: 'Untitled' (working title of 'The Inner Light') (takes 1-5). Producer: George Harrison; Engineer: J. P. Sen/S. N. Gupta; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

1969
London premiere of 'Wonderwall' at the Cinecenta. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Today in Beatles History (11 Jan 2014)


1963
UK single release: 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

Appearance on ABC TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

End of 'Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1968
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm approx. George session. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Today in Beatles History (10 Jan 2014)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Strangers.

1963
Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool.

1964
'Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

1965
Sid Bernstein calls Brian, proposing him a Beatles concert at the Shea Stadium.

1966
Brian is appointed a director of Lennon Books Limited.

US single release: 'Woman', with Peter and Gordon.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of various effects (scat singing, bell) for 'Penny Lane'.

1968
'Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm approx. George session.

New Delhi. The General Secretary of the Movement for the Spiritual Regeneration announces the Beatles will visit India to attend a trascendental meditation course.

1969
George leaves the Beatles.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', number 136, 1st week in the ranking (Billboard).

1971
Start of the trial after Paul's action.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 Jan 2014)


1964
'Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

'I Want To Hold Your Hand' slowly climbs up the US charts.

John declares that the slow ascention of 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the US charts was ''mere sympathy for British people'', and that he didn't expect being a hit in the US.

1965
'Beatles For Sale' number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Feel Fine' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard).

'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

John appears on BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also', reading one of his poems.

'Daily Express' publishes a photograph of the Beatles at the Boat Show, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building.

1966
Brian flies from New York to Bahamas.
Brian flies from Bahamas to the Virgin Islands, on vacation. [?]

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.45am. Recording: 'Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Penny Lane' (remixes 5, 6, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of flutes, trumpets, piccolos and flugelhorn for 'Penny Lane'.

1968
EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. 10.00am-7.00pm., approx. George session.

John appears on the from page of the US magazine 'Look'. 'Look' publishes pictures taken on the 11 August 1967 photographic session with Richard Avedon at Thomson House. 1st publishing of photos from this session.

1969
End of exhibition 'Guildford Minus 40' at the Royal Institute Galleries, London.

1970
UK LP release: 'The Magic Christian'.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Today in Beatles History (08 Jan 2014)


1964
'Beatles Christmas Show' at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London.

'She Loves You', 19th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 42nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 7th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).
After the second performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Beatles visit the annual Boat Show, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building, London, after 9.00pm, public closing time.

1966
'We Can Work It Out' number 1, 1st week (Billboard).

Party hosted by Mick Jagger at his house, 13a Bryanston Mews East, Marylebone, London, attended by John, George and Ringo.

1967
Brian, dressed as a clown, attends a fancy dress party thrown by Georgie Fame at the Cromwellian club, celebrating the 21st birthday of his bride, Carmen Jim

1973
US LP release: 'Approximate Infinite Universe', by Yoko.

1974
US Gold certification: 'The Early Beatles'. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Today in Beatles History (07 Jan 2014)


1944
Michael McCartney is born.

1963
Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

1964
'Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 2.30-4.00pm. Recoding for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'All My Loving'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'The Hippy Hippy Shake'; 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'Johnnie B. Goode'; 'I Wanna Be Your Man'.
Only known recording of 'Johnnie B. Goode'. 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' is the same version recorded 17 December 1963.

1965
'Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

The New Christy Minstrels arrive in the UK from America. 1st American act presented in the UK by Brian. Reception in their honour at the US Embassy in London. Brian attends.

1967
Epstein applies for a special license to show cinema films at the Saville Theatre at midnight on Sundays, after the concerts.

Newspapers report that Epstein, Robert Stigwood and Georgie Fame were spotted deep in conversation at the Bag O'Nails club, London, recently.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 29th week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

1968
George flies to India for 5 days of sessions for 'Wonderwall'.