Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today in Beatles History (30 Apr)

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1964
Concert at the Odeon, Glasgow.

1965
The Fourmost move into cabaret, with bookings set for the Flamingo in Darlington, the Cabaret Club in Manchester, and La Dolce Vita in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1969
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.15pm. Playback of recently recorded titles.
Studio 3. 7.15pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Let It Be' (overdub onto take 27); 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (overdub onto take 30). Mono mixing: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (remixes 1-3, from take 30). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
Recording of single version lead guitar solo for 'Let It Be'. John and Paul record vocals and sound effects for 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'.

Dispute between ATV and the Beatles for the control of Northern Songs Ltd.

1997
Abbey Road Studios. Recording of 'Standing Stone' by theLondon Symphony Orchestra begins. Paul attends.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today in Beatles History (29 Apr)

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1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 58th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 23rd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Morning. Photographic session with Beatles' wax figures at Madame Tussaud's.
Evening. Concert in Edinburgh.

Gene Loving ends stay at the Harrison household in Liverpool.[28 April?]

1966
Studio 3. 5.00pm-1.00am. Recording: 'Eleanor Rigby' (over dub onto take 15). Mono mixing: 'Eleanor Rigby' (remixes 1-3, from take15). Recording: 'I'm Only Sleeping' (overdub onto take 11). Producer:George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
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1967
6th and last performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

Alexandra Palace and Pavilion, London. Evening. '14 Hour Technicolor Dream', benefit event for 'International Times',underground newspaper. Yoko Ono is one of the performers. John attends part of the event.
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1969
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: 'Octopus's Garden'(overdub onto take 32). Stereo mixing: 'Octopus's Garden' (remixes1-4, from take 32). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt;2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.30pm. Playback of recently recorded titles.

1972
John Lindsay, New York mayor, asks the federal authorities permission for John and Yoko's permanent residence in the US and the deportation processes to be canceled.
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Today in Beatles History (28 Apr)

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1963
Brian and John fly to Spain for a 12-day vacation.

1964
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Filiming for Associated-Rediffusion's 'Around The Beatles'.

The Pilgrim Theatre Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of the opening directors.

Gene Loving ends stay at the Harrison household in Liverpool.[29 April?]
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1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Studio 2. 5.00-7.50pm. Recording: 'Eleanor Rigby' (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 14 into take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Henry Moss cuts the mono version of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

5th performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

1974
Mark Lapidos approaches John with an idea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the US, to become the Chicago Beatlefest. John answers him: 'I'm all for it. I'm a Beatle fan too.'
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1975
Ringo sings 'No No Song' with Dick and Tom Smothers, for the US TV show 'Smothers Brothers Show'.

1997
UK single release: 'Young Boy'.
Germany single release: 'Young Boy'.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Today in Beatles History (27 Apr)

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1964
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Rehearsal for 'Around The Beatles'.

US single release: 'Love Me Do'/'P.S. I Love You'.
US single release: 'A World Without Love', 1st of Peter and Gordon.

'In His Own Write' is published in the USA.

The Searchers, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Cilla Black, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, Dusty Springfield and Gerry and the Pacemakers promise to give their services in a series of concerts to raise money for the building of the Pilgrim Theatre.

The share capital of NEMS Enterprises Limited is increased from the original 100 pounds to 10,000 pounds, with the creation of 9,900 ordinary shares. Each Beatle receives 250, Brian 4950 and Clive 3950 of them.

Broadcast of performance for 'Ready Steady Go' (filmed 20 March 1964).

Gene Loving stays at the Harrison household in Liverpool.
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1965
The Paramounts sign an agency contract with NEMS Enterprises.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 21st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 3 (control room only). 6.00-11.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Taxman' (remix 1, from take 12); 'And Your Bird Can Sing' (remix 6, from take 10); 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (remixes 1-9, from take 3).
Studio 3. 11.30pm-3.00am. Recording: 'I'm Only Sleeping' (takes 1-11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
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1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-12.45am. Recording: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (remixes 1-4, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
A session is booked for May 3. Emerick and Townsend excuse themselves for being booked for other session, with the Wurzels, that same day.

4th performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

1969
Abbey Road. Recording: 'John And Yoko' [re-make].
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1970
John is cleared of the indecency charge in the High Court and the case is dismissed. John's lithographies return to the London Arts Gallery.

1981
Marriage of Ringo and Barbara Bach, at the Registrar's Office, Marylebone Road, London. Paul, Linda, George and Olivia attend.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Today in Beatles History (26 Apr)

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1963
UK LP release: 'Please Please Me' (stereo version).
UK single release: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'/'I'll Be On My Way', 1st record by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
Performance for the New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Filmed by ABC-TV.
Other acts: The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Dave ClarkFive, Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Gene Loving, Louise Harrison Caldwell and George's motherpresent at the concert and the Beatles dressing room before the show,Gene records interviews with the Beatles, and after the show thethree go to Liverpool.
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1966
Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.45am. Recording: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' [re-make] (takes 3-13, overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

3rd performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.
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1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 15th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Get Back', number 1.

Richard Asher disappears.

2.30-4.15pm. 2nd stereo mix of 'John and Yoko'. 1st work of Richard Langham back with the Beatles.
Studio 2. 4.30pm-4.15am. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Octopus's Garden' (takes 1-32). Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Recording of 1st Paul's vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'. 1st session of Richard Langham back as 2nd engineer, returning from Europe.

1978
Recording of NBC-TV's show 'Ringo'.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Today in Beatles History (25 Apr)

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1963
Performance at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey ('Mersey Beat Showcase' banner).

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 21st and last week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 4th week; 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Hall Of Remembrance, Chelsea Manor Buildings, London. Rehearsal for 'Around The Beatles'.
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1965
ABC-TV transmits the 2nd part of New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert (filmed 11 April 1965).

1966
Abbey Road, Room 65. 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Peter Vince; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.
Remix without echo, for cutting acetates.
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1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'Magical Mystery Tour' (tape loop of coach noise, takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into takes 4-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of rythm track and tape loop of car noise for 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Decision of adding trumpets.
Start of sessions for 'Magical Mystery Tour'.

2nd evening of Donovan performances at the Saville Theatre.

1969
Abbey Road, Room 4. 11.30am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: 'On Our Way Home' (working title of 'Two Of Us') (remix 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Peter Mew; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.
Remix of 'Two Of Us' for Paul to present it to the New York trio Mortimer, whom he intended to give it to record, which didn't materialize.

Premiere of 'Rape', during the Montreaux film festival.
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1970
'Let It Be' single, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 16th week in the ranking (Billboard).

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today in Beatles History (24 Apr)

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1960
John and Paul perform as a duet at Caversham, Berkshire, calling themselves the Nerk Twins.

1961
Brian arrives in Hamburg to attend a course in record retailing management, run by Deutsche Grammophon.

1963

'Please Please Me' LP, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London ('Mersey Beat Showcase' banner).

1964
Morning. 1 Lakeside, Edgehill Road, West Ealing, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night'. Ringo and woman by a manhole. Last sequence shot for film.
Winchester Hall, Turks Head, St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. The Beatles celebrate completion of 'A Hard Day's Night' shooting.

1965
The City Barge, London. Shooting for 'Help!'.
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1967
1st evening of Donovan performances at the Saville Theatre.

Jeff Beck signs an agency deal with NEMS Enterprises.

US single release: 'Love In The Open Air'.

1969
Clive and Queenie Epstein sell their Nemperor Holdings shares to Triumph Investment Trust. Paul and John make a counter-offer for Northern Songs Ltd.

1970
US LP release: 'Sentimental Journey'.

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1971
Spanish police retains John and Yoko in Palma de Mallorca, after Anthony Cox's accusation that they are trying to kidnap Kyoko, after Cox has recovered her.

1972

US single release: 'Woman Is The Nigger Of The World'/'Sisters, O Sisters'.

John and Elephant's Memory Band appear on the 'Dick Cavett Show', to launch 'Woman Is The Nigger Of The World'/'Sisters, O Sisters'.
After the show, John declares in an interview that he is being followed by agents of the US government and that his phone is tapped.
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1993
The 'Club Beatlemaniaco de El Salvador' (Beatlemaniac Club of El Salvador) is founded in San Salvador, El Salvador.

1997
UK Book Release: 'Abbey Road: The Book'.

Lunch party in Studio Two. Guests, among others: George Martin,Geoff Emerick, Martin Benge, Mark Lewisohn, Ken Townsend, ChrisPerry, Peter Vince, Allan Rouse.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today in Beatles History (23 Apr)

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1960
John and Paul perform as a duet at Caversham, Berkshire, calling themselves the Nerk Twins.

1962

US single release: 'My Bonnie'.

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1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 4.30-5.45pm. Mono mixing: 'A Hard Day's Night' (remix '10', from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: David Lloyd.
Remix for the record.

John, with Brian and Cynthia, attends a literary lunch in his honour, organized by Christina Foyle, at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Brian makes a speech.

Thornbury Playing Fields, Isleworth, Hounslow, Middlesex. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': 'Can't Buy Me Love' sequence.
Morning: the Beatles arrive.
John leaves before filming is complete to attend the Foyle's literary luncheon.
After John leaves, shooting of sequence with man admonishing the Beatles after 'Can't Buy Me Love' scene.
1.00pm approx. End of shooting. The Beatles leave.

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1966
1st issue of 'Disc And Music Echo'. A half-page advertisement run by NEMS Enterprises confirms that Brian has terminated/failed to renew management contracts of Michael Haslam and the Rustiks.

1982

Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 Apr)

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Side By Side' broadcast (recorded 1 April 1963).

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 57th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 22nd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

St Lukes Road, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night'. Car stealing scene.

Notting Hill, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': start of Ringo solo walkabout (St Lukes Road, Lancaster Road, All Saints Road).

Early morning. Hammersmith Odeon, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': running down the iron staircase.
Evening. Australia House, London. Cocktail party thrown in the Beatles' honour by the Right Honourable Sir Eric Harrison, Australian High Commissioner.

1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

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1966
Brian Epstein Automobiles Limited changes name to Brydor Cars Limited.

Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Taxman' (tape reduction take 11 into take 12, overdub onto take 12); 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Addition of 'Mr Wilson, Mr Heath' backing vocals to 'Taxman'.

1968
George returns to England.

1969
John changes his name to John Ono Lennon, on the roof of 3 Savile Row.

11.00pm-4.30am. Studio 2. John and Yoko record 'John and Yoko'.

1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Today in Beatles History (21 Apr)

1963
Afternoon. Empire Pool, Wembley, Middlesex. Performance for the 'New Musical Express' Poll Winner's concert.

Concert at the Pigalle night club, London.

1964
Palace Theatre, Manchester. Brian with Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer, the Fourmost, the Dakotas, and the Remo Four.

Jack Billing's TV School Of Dancing, Shepherds Bush, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': conversation between Paul and Isla Blair. (Deleted from film.)

1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Studio 2. 2.30pm-12.50am. Recording: 'Taxman' (takes 1-11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Mono mixing: 'Only A Northern Song' (remixes 1-11, from takes 3, 11). Recording: 'Edit for LP end' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of 'Sgt Pepper's' inner groove. Last session for LP 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

1968
In London it is reported that the Beatles did not receive the diplomas crediting them as 'gurus', since they didn't pass the 3 obligatory tests of the Maharishi's Academy of Trascendental Meditation.

1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

1990
2nd Paul's concert at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ('Get Back' tour). It is attended by 180-184,000 people, world record as the largest payed stadium concert for a single artist in the history of rock'n'roll.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today in Beatles History (20 Apr)

1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-3.15pm. Mono mixing: 'A Hard Day's Night' (from take 9). Stereo mixing: 'A Hard Day's Night' (from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Remixes of 'A Hard Day's Night' for United Artists.

Derek Taylor becomes Brian's personal assistant.

1st night of a week of shows at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, including: Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Cilla Black, the Fourmost, Sounds Incorporated, Tommy Quickly, and the Remo Four.

Jack Billing's TV School Of Dancing, Shepherds Bush, London. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': conversation between Paul and Isla Blair. (Deleted from film.)

1965
Brian is appointed a director of Harrisongs Limited.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.30am. Recording: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' (takes 1-2); 'Taxman' (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' (remixes 1-5, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Studio 3 (control room only). 5.00-6.15pm. Stereo mixing: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)' (remix 1-10, from take 9). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: 'Only A Northern Song' (overdub onto take 3, overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1968
John and Cynthia return from India.

1969
Meeting at Henry Ansbacher & Co. offices. Inventory of Northern Songs stocks. Paul attends.

Studio 3. 7.00pm-12.45am. Recording: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto take 1); 'Oh! Darling (I'll Never Do You No Harm)' (working title of 'Oh! Darling') (takes 1-26). Stereo mixing: 'Oh! Darling (I'll Never Do You No Harm)' (working title of 'Oh! Darling') (remix 1, from take 26). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
US LP release: 'McCartney'.

1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Today in Beatles History (19 Apr)

1964
Session at IBC Studios, 35 Portland Place, London. Pre-recording of soundtrack for 'Around the Beatles'. First Beatles session of Glyn Johns, 2nd engineer this time.

1965
US single release: 'Ticket To Ride'/'Yes It Is'.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-12.00pm. Recording: 'Doctor Robert' (overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: 'Doctor Robert' (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Martin Landau, in association with Brian, presents 'On The Level', at the Saville Theatre, London.

1967
Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-12.30am. Mono mixing: 'Good Morning Good Morning' (remixes 10-23, from take 11); 'Only A Northern Song' (remix 4, from take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Mix of end hen crow in 'Good Morning Good Morning' with the first guitar note of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)'. 'Only A Northern Song' mixed to restart work on it later.

Incorporation of The Beatles and Company.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 14th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1973
UK LP release: 'The Beatles/1962-1966'.
UK LP release: 'The Beatles/1967-1970'.

1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP 'Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar.

1990

1st Paul's concert at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ('Get Back' tour).

1996
'Anthology 2' number 18, 2nd week in the Top 30 (chart based on record stores sales in Santiago, Chil

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today in Beatles History (18 Apr)


1963
The Royal Albert Hall, London. 9.10-10.15pm. Broadcasting live BBC's 'Swingin' Sound '63': 'Twist And Shout'; 'From Me To You'.
Only appearance on live concerts at the Albert Hall transmitted by the BBC. The bill includes Del Shannon, who decides to record a Beatles' song.
Jane attends 'Swingin' Sound '63' with reporter Tony Aspler, of 'Radio Times', to give him her impressions of the show. After the concert at the Albert Hall, Paul meets Jane.

1964
'With The Beatles' number 1, 20th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 3rd week; 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Appearance on ATV's 'Morecambe And Wise Show'.

Chelsea Manor Buildings (Hall Of Remembrance). Rehearsal for 'Around The Beatles'.

1965
Abbey Road, Room 65. 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Help!' (remixes 1-3, from take 12). Stereo mixing: 'Help!' (remix 1, from take 12); 'The Night Before' (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Mono remix of 'Help!' for United Artists.

Cilla Black's debut on 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium'.

ABC-TV transmits the first part of the 'New Musical Express' Poll Winner's Concert (recorded 11 April 1965).

1966
Opening of Cilla Black's season at the Savoy Hotel, London. Brian presents her with a portable television to celebrate the event.

Chris Curtis joins Pye Records as discographic producer.

The Cavern is sold for 5,500 pounds to Joseph Davey, from Wallasey, pastry-cook and owner of a restaurant.

Evening. John and George see the Lovin' Spoonful at the Marquee club, London. George meets Eric Clapton for the second time.

1968
Lunchtime. Club Le Prince, discoteque Revolution. John and Ringo attend a party to launch Bill Records.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Old Brown Shoe' (overdub onto take 4).
Studio 3 (control room only). 10.30pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Old Brown Shoe' (remixes 5-23, from take 4).
Studio 2. 1.00-4.30am. Recording: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master; reduction of unnumbered Trident master, called take 1; overdub onto take 1). Stereo mixing: 'I Want You' (later known as 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (unnumbered rough remix, from take 1). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
'Let It Be' single, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 15th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1975
UK single release: 'Stand By Me'/'Move Over Mrs. L'.

John is interviewed for BBC's 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today in Beatles History (17 Apr)

1953
Marriage of Elsie Gleave and Harry Graves.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': Beatles find Paul's grandfather at 'Le Circle Club', at the Garrison, downstairs area of Les Ambassadeurs, London.

1965
Brian goes to Spain on vacation.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Doctor Robert' (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00-10.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Getting Better' (remix 1, from take 15); 'She's Leaving Home' (remixes 1-6, from take 11); 'When I'm Sixty-Four' (remix 1, from take 4); 'Lovely Rita' (remixes 1, 2, from take 11). Editing: 'She's Leaving Home' (of remix stereo 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1970
UK LP release: 'McCartney'.

John interview for 'Rolling Stone'. John comments on Paul's leaving the Beatles.

1997
Radio broadcast of 'The World Tonight' begins in the UK.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Today in Beatles History (15 Apr)

1963
John escapes to Liverpool to visit Cynthia and see Julian for the first time at the General Hospital, Sefton. He announces he chose Brian as godfather, and that he will soon leave with him on vacation to Spain.

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 56th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 21st and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Photographic session at the walled garden of Les Ambassadeurs.

Interview with Ed Sullivan for his TV show at Les Ambassadeurs.

Studio 4. BBC Television Centre, London. Paul films appearance for BBC-TV's 'A Degree Of Frost'.

1965
Appearance on BBC's 'Top Of The Pops'.

1969
Allen Klein, John and Yoko return to Henry Ansbacher & Co.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today in Beatles History (14 Apr)

1963
Teddington TV Studios, Middlesex. Filming for ABC-TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.
After they drive to the Crawdaddy Club.
Evening. The Beatles see the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club, Richmond, Surrey, London.
After the show, party at Jagger, Jones and Richards's flat (102 Edith Grove, West Brompton, London). The Beatles attend, staying until 4am.

1964
Arlington Road (at Rosslyn Road), St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': traffic jam scene (deleted from film).

1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Ailsa Avenue, St Margaret's, Twickenham, Middlesex. Shooting for 'Help!': the Beatles get into 4 houses.

1966
Studio 3. 2.30-7.30pm. Recording: 'Paperback Writer' (overdub onto take 2).
Studio 3 (control room only). 7.30-8.00pm. Mono mixing: 'Paperback Writer' (remixes 1, 2, from take 2).
Studio 3. 8.30pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Rain' (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (takes 1-11). Studio 3 (control room only). 9.00-11.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (remixes 1-5, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
1st session for 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/'Old Brown Shoe'.

1990
Paul's concert in Miami ('Get Back' tour).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Today in Beatles History (13 Apr)

1962
Start of Star Club performances.

1963
Studio E, BBC Lime Grove Studios, London. Filming appearance on BBC-TV's 'The 625 Show'. 1st BBC-TV appearance.
Evening. Home of Bruce Welch, 157 Headstone Lane, North Harrow, Middlesex. Party thrown by Welch. The Beatles attend. They meet Cliff Richard for the first time.

1964
The title of the new film, 'A Hard Day's Night', is announced to the press.

US gold certification: 'The Beatles' Second Album'.

1965
Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Help!' (takes 1-12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

The Beatles receive two Grammy Awards for 1964: Best New Artist Of 1964 and Best Performance by a Vocal Group ('A Hard Day's Night').

1966
'Rubber Soul', 19th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 3. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (tape reduction take 6 into take 7, overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Editing: 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (of mono remixes 1-3).
Studio 3. 8.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Paperback Writer' (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Article accusing Allen Klein is published on 'Sunday Times' 'Insight' column.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today in Beatles History (12 Apr)

1962
Brian and George travel to Hamburg, for Star Club performances.

1963
Performance at the Cavern, with Faron's Flamingos, the Roadrunners and the Dennisons.

1964
Shooting of opening scenes of 'A Hard Day's Night', at the Marylebone Railway Station.

1965
UK LP release: 'George Martin Scores Instrumental Versions Of The Hits'.

1967
Last day of Paul's stay in the US, according to initial plans.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 13th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

John and Yoko go to the offices of Henry Ansbacher & Co., to put order in their accounts.

1970
Paul incorporates McCartney Productions Ltd.

1996
'Anthology 2' number 17, 1st week in the Top 30 (chart based on record stores sales in Santiago, Chile).
'Anthology 2' number 2, 2nd and last week in the Top 5 ('Feria del Disco' record stores English music sales, Chile)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today in Beatles History (10 Apr)


1962
Stuart Sutcliffe dies.

The Beatles leave to Hamburg.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 3rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
US LP release: 'The Beatles' Second Album'.

Brian announces that Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas will make their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show on 7 June.

1965
Sid Bernstein phones Brian to the Waldorf Towers, and visits him to pay him $ 100,000, in advance for the Shea Stadium concert.

Riverside Studios, London. Recording for BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops'.

1967
Start of six days of Donovan performances at the Saville Theatre.

1970
UK LP release: 'McCartney', according to Paul initial plans.

Paul announces to the press that he quits the Beatles.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 Apr)


1932
Carl Perkins is born in Lake City, Tennessee.

1963
Gaumont State Cinema, West Hampstead, London. Ballroom. 1-hour show.

Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Live appearance on Associated-Rediffusion's 'Tuesday Rendezvous'.

1964
Thames tow-path, Kew, Surrey. Shooting for 'A Hard Day's Night': Ringo walking along the riverbank.

1965
UK single release: 'Ticket To Ride'/'Yes It Is'.
UK single release: 'Blood Red River', 1st of the Silkie.

Brian and Cilla return from the US.

1966
Epstein and Lionel Bart go together to see a package tour bill headed by the Walker Brothers, at the Granada Cinema, East Ham, London.

1968
Francie Schwarz cuts her hair like Mia Farrow. She receivesa note from Paul, and meets him at Apple. Paul and Francie havetheir first walk together.

1969
Twickenham, Middlesex. Photographic session with 3 photographers. Locations: 1) Madingley Club; 2) aboard the boat 'Fritz Otto Maria Anna', across the River Thames; 3) an island in the middle of River Thames.

Ringo shoots scenes for 'The Magic Christian' at the Boathouse, the Embankment, Putney, London.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Joe Walsh, Jim Nipar and Joe Vitale meet to work on 'As Far As We Can Go'. Recording of piano demo.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today in Beatles History (08 Apr)


1963
Morning: John Charles Julian Lennon is born at the General Hospital, Sefton, Liverpool. John phones to the hospital.

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 55th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 20th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Brian and Derek Taylor conclude preparatory work on Brian's autobiography.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (takes 6-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Brian stays in a private clinic.

J P Fallon (Coachworks), Chertsey, Surrey. John visit to investigate the feasibility of having his Rolls-Royce psychodelically painted.

1968
US gold certification: 'Lady Madonna'.

Francie Schwarz goes to Apple offices at Wigmore Street. She meetsPaul.

1971
UK single release: 'It Don't Come Easy'.

1973
Pablo Picasso dies.

1974
Single 'Band On The Run' reaches number 1 in USA.

1977
Germany LP release: 'The Beatles Live! At The Star Club In Hamburg; 1962'..

Monday, April 7, 2014

Today in Beatles History (07 Apr)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with the Saints Jazz Band.

1963
10.31-11.30am. BBC's 'Easy Beat' broadcast (recorded 3 April 1963).

1965
P. J. Proby records 'That Means A Lot' at Abbey Road.

1966
Studio 3. 2.30-7.15pm. Recording: 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (overdub onto take 3). Studio 3. 8.15pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Dub of effects for 'Tomorrow Never Knows'.

1967
Paul flies to Los Angeles.

Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: Crossfades for LP; 'With A Little Help From My Friends' (remixes 1-3, from take 11); 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!' (remixes 1-8, from take 9); 'Fixing A Hole' (remix 1, from take 3); 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (remixes 1-5, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Abbey Road, Studio unknown. Mono mixing: 'Get Back' (remix 5); 'Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1). Stereo mixing: 'Get Back' (remix 1); 'Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1). Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Session booked by Paul to improve the 'Get Back' mix. The stereo mixes are, initially, for use in the US. End of sessions for 'Get Back'/'Don't Let Me Down'.

1989
A Mercedes Benz made in 1970 for John is auctioned at 'Christie's'.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Today in Beatles History (06 Apr)


1962
While shopping in Penny Lane, Cynthia begins feeling labor pains.

1965
UK EP release: 'Beatles For Sale'.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 18th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 3. 8.00pm-1.15am. Recording: 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
1st session for 'Revolver'. 1st session of Geoff Emerick as balance engineer. 1st non-conventional use of Leslie speakers and 1st use of ADT.

1967
Evening: Paul watches Jane perform in a play of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-1.00am. Mono mixing: Crossfades for LP; 'Good Morning Good Morning' (remixes 1, 2, from take 11). Stereo mixing: 'Good Morning Good Morning' (remixes 1-5, from take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1968
Francie Schwarz leaves her hotel room and moves to a friend's flat in Notting Hill Gate.

1969
Disc-jockeys John Peel and Alan Freeman broadcast copies of 'Get Back', announcing its release as single on 11 April. They convince Paul that the song needs a final mix.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Today in Beatles History (05 Apr)


1946
Jane Asher is born, in London.

1962
Performance at the Cavern.

1963
EMI House, ground floor studio. Performance before EMI executives, journalists and photographers from British pop newspapers. The Beatles are presented with awards.
Evening. New Public Baths, Leyton, London. Main Bath Hall. Beatles live performance.

1964
‘El club de los Beatles’ (‘The Beatles Club’), 1st Chilean radio programme dedicated to the Beatles, is first broadcast.

Shooting of opening scene of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, at Boston Place, London, and other opening scenes at the Marylebone Station.

1967
Paul and Jane spend the day in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and go to the theatre in Denver.

1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Dick James does not convince the Beatles to sell their shares to ATV. John and Paul reject 900,000 pounds for them.

1996
‘Anthology 2′ number 3, 1st week in the Top 5 (‘Feria del Disco’ record stores English music sales, Chile).

Friday, April 4, 2014

Today in Beatles History (04 Apr)


1962
Performance at the Cavern, with the Four Jays and The Dominoes.

1963
BBC Paris Studio, London. 11.00am-2.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Side By Side': 'Side By Side'; 'Too Much Monkey Business'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Boys'; 'I'll Be On My Way'; 'From Me To You'.
After BBC session, photographic sessions with Dezo Hoffmann at mens-wear store Cecil Gee, London, and outside the BBC Paris Studio.
After BBC session, the Beatles drive to Stowe School, Buckinghamshire.
Performance at the Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School. Photographer David Magnus takes pictures of the performance, and at the Marble Hall.
The Beatles spend the night at the Green Man Hotel, in the village of Syresham, Buckinghamshire.

Billy J. Kramer records 'I'll Be On My Way' at EMI Studios.

1964
The Beatles occupy the 1st 5 positions of the US ranking, 15 songs in the Top 100, and positions 1 and 2 in the album chart (Billboard).
Billboard affirms that almost everyone is tired of the Beatles: disc-jockeys, of playing their records; editors, of writing about them; and product manufacturers, of hearing about them.

'With The Beatles' number 1, 18th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 4, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'She Loves You' number 3, 11th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Please Please Me' number 5, 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'I Saw Her Standing There' number 31, 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'From Me To You' number 41, 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Twist And Shout' number 2, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Roll Over Beethoven' number 68, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'We Love You Beatles', by the Carefrees, number 42, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'A Letter To The Beatles', by the Four Preps, number 85, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 1st week; 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Do You Want To Know A Secret' number 46, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'All My Loving' number 58, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'You Can't Do That' number 65, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Thank You Girl' number 79, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 31 March 1964).

End of performances at the Empire, Liverpool.

1965
John and Paul compose 'Help!'

Cilla Black appears on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1967
Paul flies from San Francisco to Denver.

Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-12.45am. Mono mixing: 'Within You Without You' (remixes 6-11 from 'Part 1' of take 2, remix 12 from 'Parts 2, 3' of take 2). Editing: 'Within You Without You' (of mono remixes 10-12, with overdub). Stereo mixing: 'Within You Without You' (remixes 1-3 from 'Part 1' of take 2, remixes 4, 5 of 'Parts 2, 3' of take 2). Editing: 'Within You Without You' (of stereo remixes 3, 5 with overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of laughters for 'Within You Without You'.

1968
Morning. Francie Schwartz calls Apple, making a date with anemployee.

1970
'Let It Be' single, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 13th week in the ranking (Billboard).