Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today in Beatles History (31 May)

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1962
Date of end of Hamburg contract.
‘Mersey Beat’ announces Beatles recording contract with EMI [?].
1963
Concert at the Odeon, Southend (3rd British tour).

Signing of agency contract of NEMS Enterprises and Freddie Starr and the Midnighters.
Another new group for Brian: the Fourmost.

1964
Two performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, for Brian’s ‘Pops Alive!’ show.

1966
‘Sunny Heights’. Photographic session of Ringo with ‘Beatles Book’ photographer Leslie Bryce for the magazine’s ‘at home’ series.

1967
‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ LP, number 1 selling LP.

1968
Studio 3. 2.30-12.00pm. Recording: ‘Revolution’ (working title of ‘Revolution 1′) (overdub onto take 18, tape reduction take 18 into take 19, overdub onto take 19). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 20th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’ number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1977
US single release: ‘Seaside Woman’.

1978
End of LP ‘London Town’ sessions at Record Plant Mobile Studio, aboard the yatch ‘Fair Carol’, Virgin Islands. End of LP ‘London Town’ recordings.

1982
Last day of radio transmision in the US of material included on BBC’s programme for the Beatles 1st BBC session 20th anniversary, plus some additional material from BBC sessions.

Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mix of ‘As Far As We Can Go’ with horns only.
1993
Paul’s concert in Kansas City (‘The New World Tour’).

Friday, May 30, 2014

Today in Beatles History (30 May)

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1963
Concert at the Odeon, Manchester (3rd British tour).
Concert at the Granada, Kingston (3rd British tour).

1964
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, 9th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
‘Love Me Do’ number 1, 1st week (Billboard).

Brian buys 5 copies of ‘Ain’t She Sweet’ at a West End record store.
1966
US single release: ‘Paperback Writer’/’Rain’, double A side.

Autograph hunters chase by car John in a Mini. John’s Rolls Royce is stopped in Bushy Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex, by the police, and fined for speeding. The Mini is also stopped. The chasers get their autographs after the police finishes with John.
Brian flies from Madrid to New York to arrange the next American tour.
1968
Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.40am. Recording: ‘Revolution’ (working title of ‘Revolution 1′) (takes 1-18). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Start of sessions for ‘The Beatles’. 1st time Yoko is present at the studio. Visit at the studio: Chris Thomas. Recording of rythm track, base for ‘Revolution 1′ and ‘Revolution 9′.

1969
UK single release: ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’/’Old Brown Shoe’, 1st single in Britain and 1st Beatles release not mixed for mono.

1970
‘Let It Be’ single, 12th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 21st week in the ranking (Billboard).

1973 – George Harrison’s album “Living in the Material World” (Apple SMAS-3410) is released in the U.S.
1975 – Paul McCartney and Wings’ LP “Venus and Mars” (Capitol PCTC-254) is released in the U.K. Tracks: “Venus and Mars,” “Rock Show,” “Love In Song,” “You Gave Me the Answer,” “Magneto and Titanium Man,” “Letting Go,” “Venus and Mars (reprise),” “Spirits of Ancient Egypt,” “Medicine Jar,” “Call Me Back Again,” “Listen to What the Man Said,” “Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People,” and “Crossroads Theme.”
1989 – The Beatles’ single “The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe” (Parlophone RP-5786) is released in the U.K. as a 20th anniversary reissue. Released as a regular single and also as a picture disc.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today in Beatles History (29 May)

1961 – The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.
1962 – The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.
1963 – The Beatles, on tour with Roy Orbison, perform at the Rialto Theatre in York.
1964 – The Beatles and Tony Sheridan single “Ain’t She Sweet/If You Love Me Baby” (Polydor NH-52317) is released in the U.K. “If You Love Me Baby” was released on singles in Germany and the U.S. under the title “Take Out Some Insurance on Me Baby.
1966 – The Beatles visit Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel, London, the second of two visits, the first being on the previous day.
1972 – Paul McCartney and Wings’ single “Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love” (Apple 1851) is released in the U.S.
1982 – The Beatles’ BBC radio special “The Beatles at the BEEB” is broadcast in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today in Beatles History (28 May)


1963
Concert at the Gaumont, Worcester (3rd British tour).

1966
The Beatles visit Dylan at the May Fair Hotel, London.

1967
Epstein throws a party at Kingsley Hill. Guests, among others: John, George, Ringo and their wives; Lionel Bart, John Pritchard, Kenny Everett, Nat Weiss, Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Robert Stigwood, Derek Taylor and his wife Joan. Paul, absent.

1969
Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: 'Let It Be' (of take 27). Master tape banding and compilation: 'Get Back' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today in Beatles History (27 May)

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1963
US single release: 'From Me To You'/'Thank You Girl'.

Concert at the Capitol, Cardiff (3rd British tour).

1964
'With The Beatles', 27th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Party thrown by Brian to celebrate Cilla Black's birthday, at his Knightsbridge apartment. His gift to her is an Austrian luggage set.

1966
Bob Dylan's concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Afternoon. Before the concert, the Beatles visit Dylan at the May Fair Hotel, London.
Evening. Paul and Neil with Dylan and members of the Rolling Stones at Dolly's night-club, London.

1967
Magazine 'Melody Maker' publishes John's declarations confirming that they will not present in concert again.

Brian celebrates Cilla Black's birthday having birthday greetings illuminated in Piccadilly Circus, London, and in Birmingham, Bristol, and Manchester.

1979
John and Yoko publish in the main newspapers of New York, London and Tokyo an open letter entitled 'A love letter from John and Yoko to people who ask us what, when and why'.

1995
Westwood One broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu', Parts 1 and 2.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Today in Beatles History (26 May)

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1963
Concert at the Empire, Liverpool (3rd British tour).

1965
Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride)': 'Ticket To Ride'; 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; 'I'm A Loser'; 'The Night Before'; 'Honey Don't'; 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy'; 'She's A Woman'; 'Ticket To Ride'.
Last BBC session.

'Ticket To Ride', 7th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: 'Yellow Submarine' (takes 1-4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Too Much' (working title of 'It's All Too Much') (tape reduction take 4 into takes 1, 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell.

1968
Albert Memorial and surrounding gardens, London. Shooting of clip for 'Elevator', by Grapefruit, directed by Paul.

1969
US LP release: 'Unfinished Music Number 2---Life With The Lions'.
US LP release: 'Electronic Sounds'.

John, Yoko and Kyoko arrive in Toronto. They spend two hours and a half in customs.
Start of 2nd John and Yoko's bed-in in Montreal, Room 1742, Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

1970
EMI Studios. Start of recording of LP 'All Things Must Pass'.

US gold certification: 'Let It Be'.

1973
Wings concert in London.

The Cavern opens for the last time.

1993
Paul's concert in Boulder ('The New World Tour').

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today in Beatles History (25 May)

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1960
The Cavern changes style and opens its doors to rock'n'roll groups.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Performance at the City Hall, Sheffield (3rd British tour). Partially recorded for BBC's 'Saturday Club'.

10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 21 May 1963).

Number 2 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall, London. 2.00-6.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'From Me To You'; 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'Misery'; 'The Hippy Hippy Shake'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.
1st performance for 'Pop Go The Beatles'.
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1964
Brian ends his Whitsun holiday in Blackpool.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 25th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
John's Rolls Royce, psychedelically painted, is delivered to John's house from J P Fallon (Coachworks).

Brian leaves the Priory Hospital, in Putney, London, and returns home to Chapel Street.
Evening: Brian attends a concert of Georgie Fame and Count Basie at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Brian announces a big party to be thrown at Kingsley Hill.

Apple Music Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'Too Much' (working title of 'It's All Too Much') (tape reduction take 4 into takes 1, 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell.
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1969
John, Yoko and Kyoko go to Canada during their campaign for peace.

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

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Today in Beatles History (24 May)

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1941
Bob Dylan is born.

1963
Concert in Harrow (3rd British tour).
Evening: Two performances at the Granada, Walthamstowe, London (3rd British tour).

1964
Transmision on the Ed Sullivan Show of the interview recorded on 16 April 1964, and playing of a song.
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1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 19th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Get Back' number 1, 1st week; 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

John, Yoko and Kyoko fly from London to Bahamas.
John, Yoko and Kyoko in Bahamas, for a campaign for peace: 'Lie-in'.

John and Yoko create Bag Productions.

1982
UK single release: 'Beatles' Movie Medley'/'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Today in Beatles History (23 May)

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1960
Johnny Gentle crashes the van carrying himself and the Beatles. Tommy Moore is hit in the mouth by a guitar.

1963
Concert at the Odeon, Nottingham (3rd British tour).
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1964
'Can't Buy Me Love', 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Brian begins a week end in Blackpool (Whitsun holiday).

1965
Brian debuts on ABC-TV's live programme 'The Eamonn Andrews Show', from Teddington Studios. During the programme he reveals that his greatest ambition is to act in a play.
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1968
John and George open Apple Tailoring (Civil And Theatrical) at 161 King's Road, London.

1970
'Let It Be' single, 11th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 20th week in the ranking (Billboard).

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 May)

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1963

'Please Please Me' LP, 9th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the Gaumont, Ipswich (3rd British tour).
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1964
Studio 2. 10.00-11.00am. Recording: 'You Can't Do That' (overdub take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln/B. T.

1965
'Ticket To Ride' number 1, 1st and last week (Billboard).

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1967
Announcement of appearance on the programme 'Our World'.

1968

John declares that the Vietnam war is matter of insane people in an interview screened in the US.

Club Dell'Aretusa, London. Lunchtime party for friends and press, on occasion of the opening of Apple Tailoring (Civil And Theatrical). Attendance of John, Yoko, George and Pattie. 1st public appearance together of John and Yoko.
After the party, John and Yoko walk along King's Road to the new Apple shop (161 King's Road) for photographers.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today in Beatles History (21 May)

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1963
The Playhouse Theatre, London. 5.30-6.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'; 'Boys'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'From Me To You'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'.

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 7.15pm. Recording for BBC's 'Steppin' Out': 'Please Please Me'; 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'Thank You Girl'; 'From Me To You'; 'Twist And Shout'.
1st BBC take of 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

1964
US single release: 'Sie Liebt Dich'/'I'll Get You'.
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1966
Morning. After partying with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton, John and Cynthia shop at the market at Portobello Road, London.
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1967
Brian temporarily leaves the Priory Hospital, in Putney, for an afternoon tea with his parents at 24 Chapel Street.

1971
UK LP release: 'Ram'.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Today in Beatles History (20 May)


1930
Marriage of Harold Harrison and Louise French.

1960
Contract with Paramount Enterprises, to play the Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey.

Start of tour of Scotland as backup band for Johnny Gentle.

1963
Concert at the Gaumont, Southampton (3rd British tour).

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 61st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 26th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 9th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Recording of BBC Light Programme 'Let's Find Out'. Brian answers teenager's questions.
Evening: Brian appears on Southern TV programme 'For Art's Sake'.

Long Distance Films Limited, film production company, is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors, alongside Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and other important film industry moguls.

1966
Studio 1 (control room only). 11.00am-12.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 10, 6); 'Doctor Robert' (remixes 1, 2, from take 7); 'I'm Only Sleeping' (remixes 1, 2, from take 13). Editing: 'And Your Bird Can Sing' (of stereo remixes 1, 2); 'Doctor Robert' (of stereo remixes 1, 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Mixes for ''Yesterday'... And Today' and 'Revolver'.

Shooting of clips for 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain' at Chiswick House and Gardens, London.

John and Cynthia attend an all-night party with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton.

1967
Epstein temporarily leaves the Priory Hospital for an afternoon tea with Ringo and his family at their Weybridge house. John and George attend. Later, Brian returns to the clinic.

1969
John and George visit Bruce Ormrod at offices of Henry Ansbacher & Co., to discuss ATV's bid with the syndicates.

1970
Premiere of 'Let It Be' at the London Pavilion and Liverpool.

Evening: George goes to the studio with Phil Spector, beginning work on LP 'All Things Must Pass'.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Today in Beatles History (19 May)

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1963
Concert at the Gaumont, Hanley (3rd British tour).

1965
Brian returns to England from his vacations in Spain.

‘Ticket To Ride’, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
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1966
Brian returns from Spain to watch the shooting of clips for ‘Paperback Writer’/’Rain’ at Chiswick House, London (EMI Studios).

Studio 1. Most of the day: shooting of clips for ‘Paperback Writer’/’Rain’.
During a lunchtime break from shooting, the Beatles go to Genevieve, French restaurant.
Studio 3. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: ‘For No One’ (overdub onto take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of horn solo for ‘For No One’.

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1967
Brian returns from the Priory Hospital in Putney, London, to host a press launch for ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ in the drawing room at 24 Chapel Street. After the party, Epstein returns to the Priory.

1968
Housewarming party thrown by Harold Pinter, 7 Hanover Terrace, London, with all Beatles in attendance.

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1969
The 3 main Northern Songs share owners and ATV sign an agreement. John and Paul lose control over the company.

US gold certification: ‘Get Back’/’Don’t Let Me Down’.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Today in Beatles History (18 May)

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 2nd week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Performance at the Granada, Slough. Start of third British tour, with Roy Orbison and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The Beatles are presented with a silver disc for 'From Me To You', at the Adelphi theatre.

John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

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1964
10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'From Us To You' (3rd edition) broadcast (recorded 1 May 1964).

BBC-radio broadcasts 'Monday Bank Holiday'.
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1966
'Rubber Soul', 24th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into takes 9-11, overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (remixes 1, 2, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
First Beatles' use of brass instruments.

1967
Signing of contract for appearance on 'Our World'.

Olympic Sound Studios, London. Rolling Stones session, recording 'We Love You'. John and Paul attend and add backing vocals. -- Serpentine Road, Hyde Park. Photographic session with Marvin Lichtner (for 'Time' magazine) and Mal Evans (for 'The Beatles Book').
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1970
US LP release: 'Let It Be'.

Premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

1989
Paul's performance for West Germany TV show 'Mensch Meir'.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Today in Beatles History (17 May)

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1963
John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

Jaep Music Limited, music publishing company, is incorporated, with Brian and Dick James opening directors.
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1964
Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the second and last part of the programme 'This Is Their Life', about the Beatles.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (Part 1, takes 1-14). Producer and Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

John Flood suggests Brian to have himself checked into the Priory Hospital, Roehampton, for a complete rest. He is admitted to it.
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1968
UK LP release: 'McGough & McGear'.

'Wonderwall' premiere in Cannes. George, Ringo, Pattie and Maureen attend.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 18th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
'Get Back', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Today in Beatles History (16 May)

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1963
John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

BBC Television Theatre, London. Appearance on BBC-TV's 'Pops And Lenny'. Transmitted live.

1964
'Can't Buy Me Love', 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1965
Party at Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London, thrown for Johnny Mathis. John attends.

1966
Article on the newspaper 'Palladium' of Richmond, Indiana: 'Beatles Will Slip In Couple Of Years Manager Says During Stopover In City'. Seemingly someone posed as Brian and gave this false news.

Studio 2. 2.30pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Taxman' (overdub onto take 12). Tape copying: 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (copies of mono remix 3, numbered mono remixes 4, 5). Mono mixing: 'Taxman' (remixes 2-5, from take 12). Recording: 'For No One' (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 13, 14 [no takes numbered 11 or 12]). Tape copying: 'Taxman' (of remix mono 4); 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (of remix mono 5); 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (of remix mono 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of 'One, two, three, four' intro for 'Taxman'.

1967
NEMS Enterprises, of the UK, and Nemperor Artists, of the USA, sign a 3-year agreement allowing for each company to exclusively represent the other in their respective territories.

1969
Ringo boards the 'Queen Elizabeth II' to sail to the USA for the filming of 'The Magic Christian'. He travels with Maureen, their two children, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie.
John and Yoko decide to live permanently in the USA. John and Yoko are scheduled to join Ringo and the others on the trip, but had to cancel at the last moment since John does not get his visa.

1970
'Let It Be' single, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 19th week in the ranking (Billboard).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today in Beatles History (15 May)

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 8th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the Royalty, Chester.

John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

1964
Gerry and the Pacemakers (Films) Limited, film production company, is incorporated, with Epstein one of its opening directors.

1967
Performance of Georgie Fame and the Blue Fames at the Bag O'Nails. Paul and Linda attend, meeting for the first time.

1968

John and Paul, in New York, appear on the TV show 'Tonight', promoting Apple. Paul and Linda meet again.
During a press conference, John and Paul announce they've ended relationships with the Maharishi.

1969
Failure of a possible meeting of the Beatles and minor Northern Songs Ltd. share owners, to avoid ATV's control over the company.

John goes to the US Embassy in London, to try an American visa.

1971
Exhibition of the films 'Apotheosis' and 'Fly' in the Film Festival of Fortnight, France.

1996
British television broadcasts for the first time footage of the Beatles playing at the Casanova club (filmed 14 February 1961).

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today in Beatles History (14 May)

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1963
Concert at the Rank, Sutherland.

John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]
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1968
The Beatles book Studio 2 for 2.30-12.00pm, from Monday to Friday, from 20 May to 26 July.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today in Beatles History (13 May)

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

John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

1964
'Please Please Me' LP, 60th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 25th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Can't Buy Me Love', 8th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
Psychiatrist John Flood writes that the main Brian's symptomms are insomnia, depression and excessive irritability.
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1969
On a front-page article of the 'Financial Times', ATV announces it lacks less than 150 000 shares to have the 47 % of Northern Songs.

EMI House. 6pm. Photographic session with Angus McBean for the 'Get Back' LP cover.
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1970
World premiere of 'Let It Be' in New York.

1982
Original 24-track tape of 'As Far As We Can Go' is sent to Joe Walsh at Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA.
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