Monday, June 30, 2014

Today in Beatles History (30 Jun)

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1963
Concert at the Regal, Yarmouth.

1964
Return to London, at the Heathrow airport.

1965
Concert at the Palais des Fetes, Niza, France.

1966
Concert at the Budokan Hall, Tokyo.

1967
1st concert of the Monkees at the Empire Pool, Wembley, presented by NEMS Enterprises.

'The Times' editorial headlined 'Who Breaks a Butterfly on a Wheel?' leads a strong public outcry for the trial on drugs charges of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Robert Fraser.

1978
UK single release: 'Tomorrow'.

1990
Paul's performance for the Knebworth concert.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Today in Beatles History (29 Jun)

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1962
Brian politely responds to Ron White's letter (written 26 June 1962) with another letter.

Concert at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 8th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Broadcast of 'Juke Box Jury', with John's appearance as judge (recorded 22 June 1963).

Broadcast of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', with recording of the Beatles and other Liverpool groups, under the name 'Mersey Beat'.

10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 24 June 1963).

1964
Concert in Brisbane, Australia. End of tour. Disturbances in Brisbane. Fans attack those who throw eggs and vegetables. The police prevents a lynching.

1966
'Paperback Writer' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967
3rd and last day of trial on drugs charges of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Robert Fraser at West Sussex Quarter Sessions.

'Kenwood'. Photographic session of John with 'Beatles Book' photographer Leslie Bryce for the magazine's 'at home' series.

1969
John, Yoko, Kyoko and Julian go to Scotland on holiday.

1991
Second presentation of the 'Liverpool Oratorio', with the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, at the Liverpool Cathedral.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Today in Beatles History (28 Jun)

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1962
Performance at the Majestic, Birkenhead.

1963
Concert at the Queen’s Hall, Leeds.

1965
Two concerts at the Cinema Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy.

1966
Arrival in Tokyo.

1967
The Monkees arrive in the UK for their concerts at the Empire Pool, Wembley.
2nd day of the trial on drugs charges of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Robert Fraser at West Sussex Quarter Sessions.

New York premiere of ‘The Family Way’.
1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.30am. Recording: ‘Untitled’ (working title of ‘Good Night’) (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 24th and last week in the Top 200 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’, 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1974
Single ‘Band On The run’ reaches number 3 in Britain.

1990
Paul’s concert in Liverpool, before 50,000 people. 1st Paul’s public performance of Lennon originals (‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, ‘Help!’, ‘Give Peace A Chance’).

1991
Premiere of the ‘Liverpool Oratorio’, with the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, at the Liverpool Cathedral.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Today in Beatles History (27 Jun)

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1962
Performance at the Cavern, with the Big Three.

1963
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas record 'Bad To Me'/'I Call Your Name' at Abbey Road. Paul attends.

1964
Concert in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Broadcast of BBC-1 radio's 'Roundabout', with interview to the Beatles (recorded 20 June 1964).

1965
4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concerts at the Cinema Teatro Adriano, Rome, Italy.

Press conference in Rome.

Broadcast on 'Musicorama', French radio programme, of the afternoon Beatles show at the Palais des Sports, Paris (recorded 20 June 1965).

1966
Flight from Hamburg to Tokyo. The plane must land in Anchorage, Alaska, to avoid a typhoon.

1967
Trial on drugs charges of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Robert Fraser begins at West Sussex Quarter Sessions.

1968
Studio 2. 5.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'Untitled' (working title of 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey') (takes 1-6, tape reduction take 6 into takes 7, 8, overdub onto take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Ringo and Maureen go on holiday to the south of France. Mary Hopkin arrives in Chile.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 25th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1976
John receives his 'Green Card', number A17-597-321. Later John affirms that he will record again only when Sean is 5 years old.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today in Beatles History (26 Jun)

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1962
Brian and Clive form NEMS Enterprises Limited, in which they are directors and shareholders.

Ron White writes Brian, on knowing of the Beatles' contract with George Martin.

Joe Flannery forms his booking agency Carleton Brook Management.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 14th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

John and Paul compose 'She Loves You' at their hotel room in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1964
US LP release: 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Concert in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1966
Arrival in Hamburg. Concert at the Erns Merck Halle, Hamburg. End of tour of Germany.
In downtown, fans face the police hours before the show.

John visits Astrid, who gives him some letters written by Stuart shortly before dying.

1967

Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-5.00pm. Mono mixing: 'All You Need Is Love' (remixes 2-10, from take 58). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Untitled' (working title of 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey') (rehearsal only). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1995

Westwood One broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu', Part 7.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today in Beatles History (25 Jun)

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1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (all 17 June 1963 session but 'A Taste Of Honey').

1964
Concert in Auckland, New Zealand.
The producing company Fourmost Productions Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

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1965
Brian begins negotiations to present the next UK tour of the Everly Brothers.
The Beatles, with Brian and Wendy Hanson, stay at a hotel in Geneva.
4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concerts at the Palazzo dello Sport, Geneva, Italy.

Mr. Quintieri, member of the Italian Parliament, in the Chamber of Deputies, asks the Minister of Finance if 'appropriate measure has been taken to guarantee the payment of taxes on the fees paid to the Beatles and what was the amount declared and assessed.'

1966
Arrival and concert in Essen, at the Grugahalle. The press announces that a Japanese nationalist group has threatened to cut the Beatles' hair during their next visit to Japan, protesting for their performance at the Budokan Hall.
'Paperback Writer', number 1.
''Yesterday'... And Today', 1st week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Transmision on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' of clips of 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'.
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1967
'Our World' is broadcast. Premiere of 'All You Need Is Love'.
Studio 1. 2.00pm-1.00am. Recording: 'All You Need Is Love' (takes 48-50; BBC rehearsal takes 1-3; takes 51-53; takes 54-58 (58 being live BBC broadcast); overdub onto take 58). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush/Martin Benge. Recording of snare drum roll and re-done John vocal for 'All You Need Is Love'. Visits at the studio: Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richard, Keith Moon, Eric Clapton, Pattie Harrison, Jane Asher, Mike McCartney, Graham Nash and wife, Gary Leeds, Hunter Davies.
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1968
Paul returns from the US.
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-8.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'Revolution 1' (remixes 8-12, from take 22). Editing: 'Revolution 9' (of remix stereo 2). Tape copying: 'Revolution 1' (of remix stereo 12); 'Revolution 9' (of edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: George Martin;
Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Copies of 'Revolution 1' and 'Revolution 9' for John and Apple Corps.

Studio 3. George produces and plays guitar on Jackie Lomax session, recording 'Sour Milk Sea'.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Today in Beatles History (24 Jun)

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1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Side By Side' broadcast (recorded 4 July 1963).

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 5.30-6.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club'; 'I Got To Find My Baby'; 'Memphis, Tennessee'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'Till There Was You'; 'From Me To You'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'.

1964
'With The Beatles', 31st week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert in Auckland, New Zealand.

Broadcast of 'Let's Find Out', with appearance of Brian, recorded 20 May 1964.

1965
'A Spaniard In The Works' is published.

Morning. Press conference in Milan. 4.30pm, 9.30pm. Concert at the Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy.

An interview to John about 'A Spaniard In The Works' is broadcast on ITV's 'Today'.

1966
Marriage of George Martin and Judy.

Arrival in Munich. Start of tour of Germany. Concert at the Circus-Krone-Bau, Munich.
Hours before the concert, the police discovers a ticket falsification.

It is reported that Klaus Voormann may replace Jack Bruce in the group Manfred Mann.

1967
'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' LP number 8 in USA.

Alley to the left of Abbey Road Studios. Photographic session of the Beatles wearing sandwich boards, promoting 'All You Need Is Love'.

Studio 1. 5.00-8.00pm. Recording: 'All You Need Is Love' (takes 44-47 as overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Late morning. Abbey Road studios are opened to over 100 reporters and photographers.
2.00-4.00pm. Recording for the BBC.
5.00-8.00pm. Today's session intended for orchestra overdub, due to the decision---taken this day--- of releasing 'All You Need Is Love' as a single.
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1968
Start of George's sessions producing Jackie Lomax.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Today in Beatles History (23 Jun)

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1940
Stuart Sutcliffe is born, in Edinburgh.

1963
10.31-11.30am. BBC's 'Easy Beat' broadcast (recorded 19 June 1963).
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1964
Concert in Wellington, New Zealand.

1965
Broadcast of 'Londra Ultima Ora', Italian radio programme, with interview to the Beatles (recorded 18 June 1965).

Night. The Beatles arrive in Milan central starion, platform 3, on the Trans Europe Express from Lyon, France. A car takes them to the hotel.

1966
Flight to Munich, with Brian and Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, also included in the tour.

Opening night of the club Sibylla's, London.
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1967
Studio 1. 8.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'All You Need Is Love' (tape reduction take 10, takes 34-43 as overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Orchestra overdub for 'All You Need Is Love'.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studios, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing for 'Old Wave' [either of these: 'Alibi', 'I Keep Forgettin' ', 'Going Down'; 'Everybody's In A Hurry But Me'; 'In My Car']. Producer: Jim Nipar (assisted by Terry Nelson). Joe Walsh is in attendance.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today in Beatles History (22 Jun)

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1944
Peter Asher is born.

1962
Performance at the Cavern, with The Cyclones.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 7th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Paul, George and Ringo leave from London to Abergavenny in the group's van.
London. Mid-evening. Westland Heliport. John boards a chartered chopper and flies to Abergavenny.
Couple of hours later. Performance at the Town Hall, Abergavenny.

BBC Television Theatre, London. John tapes an appearance as jury on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'.
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1964
Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00-11.30am. Mono mixing: 'Any Time At All' (remix 2, for the UK, from take 11); 'Any Time At All' (remix 3, from the USA, from take 11); 'When I Get Home' (remix 2, for the UK, from take 11); 'When I Get Home' (remix 3, for the USA, from take 11); 'I'll Be Back' (remix 2, for the UK, from take 16); 'I'll Be Back' (remix 3, for the USA, from take 16); 'And I Love Her' (remix 2, from take 21).
Studio 1 (control room only). 11.30am-1.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'And I Love Her' (from take 21); 'When I Get Home' (from take 11); 'Any Time At All' (from take 11); 'I'll Be Back' (from take 16); 'If I Fell' (from take 15); 'A Hard Day's Night' (from take 9); 'I Should Have Known Better' (from take 22); 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You' (from take 4); 'I Call Your Name' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 5, 7). Editing: 'I Call Your Name' (from stereo remixes 1, 2).
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Can't Buy Me Love' (from take 4); 'You Can't Do That' (from take 9); 'Tell Me Why' (from take 8); 'Things We Said Today' (from take 3); 'Matchbox' (from take 5); 'Slow Down' (from take 6); 'Long Tall Sally' (from take 1); 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section A) (from take 6); 'I'll Cry Instead' (Section B) (from take 8). Editing: 'I'll Cry Instead' (of stereo remixes from takes 6, 8).
Studio 2 (control room only). 5.45-9.00pm. Tape copying: 'Slow Down' (copy of 4 June mono remix); 'Matchbox' (copy of 4 June mono remix); 'Things We Said Today' (copy of June 22 stereo remix). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick. End of 'A Hard Day's Night' sessions.

Concert in Wellington, New Zealand.

1965
Concert at the Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, France.
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1966
'Rubber Soul', 29th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Paperback Writer' number 1, 1st week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Private launch party for the club Sibylla's, London, with attendance of the Beatles.

Studio 3 (control room only). 7.00pm-1.30am. Mono mixing: 'Eleanor Rigby' (remixes 4, 5, from take 15); 'She Said She Said' (remix 4, from take 4); 'Good Day Sunshine' (remix 7, from take 1). Stereo mixing: 'Eleanor Rigby' (remix 1, from take 15); 'She Said She Said' (remix 1, from take 4); 'Good Day Sunshine' (remix 1, from take 1); 'Yellow Submarine' (remixes 1, 2, from take 5); 'Tomorrow Never Knows' (remixes 1-6, from take 3); 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (remix 1, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
End of 'Revolver' sessions.

UK single release: 'You Make Me Feel Like Someone', with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
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1968
John interview for BBC-TV. Among other subjects, he explains the different stages he lived when writing his two books.

Apple purchases the freehold of 3 Savile Row for 500,000 pounds, from band-leader Jack Hylton.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Today in Beatles History (21 Jun)


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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1962
Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, as one of the support acts for Bruce Channel, who heads the bill of the first pop dance/concert promoted by Brian.

1963
Performance at the Surrey Odeon Cinema.

1964
Arrival at the Wellington airport, New Zealand.

1965
John is interviewed about 'A Spaniard In The Works' on BBC radio's 'Today' (recorded 16 June 1965).

1966
Studio 3 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Stereo 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 stereo remixes 1-3). Stereo mixing: 'I Want To Tell You' (remixes 1, 2, from take 4); 'Here, There And Everywhere' (remixes 1, 2, from take 14). Mono mixing: 'Here, There And Everywhere' (remixes 2, 3, from take 14).
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.30pm. Mono mixing: 'For No One' (remixes 7, 8, from take 14); 'Doctor Robert' (remixes 4-6, from take 7); 'Taxman' (remixes 5, 6, from take 12). Editing: 'Doctor Robert' (of remix mono 6); 'Taxman' (of mono remixes 5, 6). Stereo mixing: 'For No One' (remix 1, from take 14); 'Taxman' (remixes 1, 2, from take 12). Editing: 'Taxman' (of stereo remixes 1, 2).
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'Untitled' (working title of 'She Said She Said') (takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
'She Said She Said' gets its title during the session.

1967
Abbey Road, Room 53. 4.30-5.00pm. Mono mixing: 'All You Need Is Love' (remix 1, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Malcolm Addey; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Studio 3 (control room only). 7.00-11.30pm. Mono mixing: 'All You Need Is Love' (demo remix, unnumbered). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Demo remix of 'All You Need Is Love' for Derek Burrell Davis, director of the BBC crew for the transmision of 'Our World'.

1968
Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: 'Revolution' (working title of 'Revolution 1') (overdub onto take 20, tape reduction take 20 into takes 21, 22, overdub onto take 22). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush/Nick Webb. Studio 2. 10.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Revolution 9' (overdub onto master version). Stereo mixing: 'Revolution 1' (remixes 1-7, from take 22); 'Revolution 9' (remixes 1, 2, from master version). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of brasses for 'Revolution 1'.

Paul announces that the next records will be edited by the label Apple throughout the world, at Capitol's convention in Hollywood.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 23rd week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 'Get Back' number 1, 5th and last week; 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1976
Ringo walks out on stage at Wings' concert, gives Denny Laine some flowers, kisses Linda's hand, and grabs Paul's bass guitar as they walk off arm in arm.

1982
Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Mixing titles for 'Old Wave'. [Either of these: 'I Keep Forgettin' ', 'Going Down', 'Everybody's In A Hurry But Me'; 'In My Car'.] Producer: Jim Nipar (assisted by Terry Nelson). Joe Walsh is in attendance.

1989
John's 1956 four door Bentley S1 featuring a psychedelic paint job, purple leather interior, pink door-to-door carpeting, and purple/green paisley curtains is auctioned at Christie's.

1992
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band's concert at the Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Today in Beatles History (20 Jun)

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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1962
Lunch time, evening. Performances at the Cavern, with The Strangers and The Sorrals.

1963
The production company The Beatles Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

[Probably.] Dezo Hoffmann's Studio, 29 Wardour Street, London. Session of formal individual portraits of John, Paul and Ringo.

1964
Epstein flies from Australia to Waikiki, Honolulu, for a short holiday.

Concert at the Stadium, Rushcutter's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

A critic in the London Times reacts to John's 'In His Own Write' by claiming that he thought John was ''In a pathetic state of near illiteracy".

The Beatles are interviewed by telephone from Australia for BBC-1's 'Roundabout' radio programme.

1965

Start of tour of France, Italy and Spain.
Two performances at the Palais des Sports, Paris.
Afternoon show recorded for 'Musicorama', French radio programme. Evening show broadcast live on 'Les Beatles (en direct du Palais des Sports)', French radio programme, and taped for 'Les Beatles', French TV programme.

1966
US LP release: ''Yesterday'... And Today', with the new cover.

Studio 1 (control room only). 6.00-8.30pm. Mono mixing and Recording: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (tape copy of remix 7 into remix 8 with overdub added from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1968

Studios 1, 2, 3. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Revolution 9' (sound effects, takes 1, 2, compilation of master version, with overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Master version compilation for 'Revolution 9'.

About 6.00pm. Paul flies from the London Airport to the USA on Apple Corp business.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 24th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1992

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band's concert at the Radio City Music Hall, New York.

1994
'Daily Express' reports that Paul, George and Ringo have met to record instrumental themes for 'The Beatles Anthology' in London, citing George Martin.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today in Beatles History (19 Jun)

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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1962
Lunch time, evening. Performances at the Cavern, with the Bluegenes, and Ken Dallas and the Silhouettes.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 13th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 8.45-9.45pm. Recording for BBC's 'Easy Beat': 'Some Other Guy'; 'A Taste Of Honey'; 'Thank You Girl'; 'From Me To You'.
1st time Ringo uses his Ludwig drum kit in a live performance. Photographer present: Dezo Hoffmann.

1964
UK EP release: 'Long Tall Sally'. US LP release: 'The Beatles' First'.

Two performances at the Stadium, Rushcutter's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.45am. Tape copying: 'All You Need Is Love' (of take 10). Recording: 'All You Need Is Love' (overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Paul admits on a TV program [or the 'Daily Mirror'?] he has experimented with LSD.

1970
UK LP release: 'Delaney And Bonnie On Tour'.

1992
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band's performance at the Radio City Music Hall, New York.

1995
Westwood One radio broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu' Part 6.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today in Beatles History (18 Jun)

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1942
Paul McCartney is born.

1960
Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Grosvenor Road, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire.

1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1963

Paul's birthday party, at aunt Jin's house, in Huyton. John has a fight with Bob Wooler.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 1 June 1963).

Concert at the Winters Garden, Margate.
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1964
Placards reading 'We love you Ruby Baby, yes we do' and 'Artur's Smarter', a show of support for 75 year-old pianist Artur Rubenstein who was in town for a concert, greet the Beatles arriving in Sydney.

Concert at the Sydney Stadium, Sydney, Australia.

1965

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: 'I've Just Seen A Face' (from take 6); 'I'm Down' (from take 7); 'It's Only Love' (from take 6); 'Act Naturally' (from take 13); 'Wait' (remix 1, from take 4); 'Help!' (remix 4, from take 12). Studio 2 (control room only). 12.30-1.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'I've Just Seen A Face' (from take 6); 'I'm Down' (from take 7); 'Yesterday' (from take 2); 'It's Only Love' (from take 6); 'Act Naturally' (from take 13); 'Help!' (remix 2, from take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
End of sessions for single and LP, mono and stereo, 'Help!'.

BBC Lime Grove Studios. John appearance on BBC-TV's 'Tonight'. Broadcast live. John presents and speaks about 'A Spaniard In The Works'.

The Beatles are interviewed for the Italian radio programme 'Londra Ultima Ora'.
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1966
Appearance on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.

1967
Paul comments he has had 4 LSD trips this year, describing his impressions to the press.

Pop charity concert at the Saville Theatre, presented by Brian, starring Manfred Mann, the New Vaudeville Band, the Zombies, the Yardbirds, and the Settlers.

Apple Corp. is officially formed.

Studio, Dick James House. Paul, Mike McGear and Roger McGough begin sessions for 'McGough & McGear'.
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1968
John, Yoko and Neil attend the opening night of the Old Vic Theatre adaptation of 'In His Own Write', in London. First public appearance of John and Yoko together.

George and Ringo return from the US.

Press reception on occasion of the release of the 1st single by Grapefruit. John, Paul and Ringo attend.

1971
UK LP release: 'The Early Years'.

1977
'The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl' number 1, 1st week

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today in Beatles History (17 Jun)

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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1963
Studio Number 5, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London. 10.30am-1.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Anna (Go To Him)'; 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Boys'; 'Chains'; 'P.S. I Love You'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'A Taste Of Honey'.
Last programme of the series 'Pop Go The Beatles', according to the initial plans. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann takes pictures of the Beatles during the session and having lunch in the BBC staff restaurant.
After the recording session, Hoffmann photographs the Beatles 'bumping' Paul (celebrating his 21st birthday) in the middle of Delaware Road.
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1964
'With The Beatles' 30th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Two performances at the Melbourne Festival Hall. Taped for the Australian television programme 'The Beatles Sing For Shell'.

1965
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: 'Act Naturally' (takes 1-13). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'Wait' (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: 'Yesterday' (remixes 1, 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

General Sir William Oliver declares: 'I know the Beatles deserve the Order of the British Empire'.
Jack Berg, Former Member of Canada's Parliament, Hector Dupuis, Stanley Ellis, Cyril Hearns, Douglas Moffit, Richard Pape, RAF Squadrom Leader Paul Pearson, David Evan Rees, and World War Veteran Col. George Wagg, return their MBE's in protest of The Beatles receiving theirs. The first recorded instances of anyone returning an MBE.
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1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Here, There And Everywhere' (overdub onto take 14); 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (remixes 3-7, from take 9); 'Here, There And Everywhere' (remix 1, from take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Paul buys a farm in Kintyre, Scottland.

Appearance on BBC-2's 'Line-up Review', re-broadcast of previous night's live appearance on 'Top Of The Pops'.

1996
Ringo and his All-Stars band's concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Today in Beatles History (16 Jun)

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1960
Performance at the Neston Institute, Hinderton Road, Neston, Wirral, Cheshire.

1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1962
Evening: Performance at the Cavern, with Tony Smith's Jazzmen.

1963
Performance at the Odeon, Romford, with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

1964
Two performances at the Festival Hall, Melbourne.
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1965
Recording of vocal overdubs for 'Help!' at Twickenham Film Studios.

John is interviewed about 'A Spaniard In The Works' for the BBC radio programmes 'The World Of Books', 'The Teen Scene', 'Pick Of The Week' and 'Today'.

1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Here, There And Everywhere' (takes 5-13, tape reduction take 13 into take 14, overdub onto take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of second set of vocal harmonies.

Early afternoon. BOAC air terminal at Victoria Station, London. The Beatles receive vaccinations against cholera. Later, the Beatles go on John's Rolls Royce to the BBC Television Centre, London.
BBC Television Centre, London. Rehearsal for appearance on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops' later this day.
Studio 2, BBC Television Centre, London. Surprise live appearance on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops', miming 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'.

Martha is born, in High Wycombe.

1967

The Beatles appear on the front page of 'Life' magazine.

1968
Paul is interviewed, introducing Mary Hopkin, for the American television programme 'David Frost presents... Frankie Howerd'.
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1975
John files suit in a New York Federal Court against two former Attorneys General, John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst, due to the barassment associated with the Government's attempts at deportation, and allegations concerning illegal wire taps.

1992
Ringo and his All-Stars band's concert at the Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple, Ontario, Canada.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Today in Beatles History (15 Jun)

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1961
Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg.

1962
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Here We Go' broadcast (recorded 11 June 1962).

Lunch and evening: Performance at the Cavern, with the Soiderman.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Performance at City Hall, Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
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1964
US single release: 'Nobody I Know', with Peter and Gordon. US LP release: 'Souvenir Of Their American Visit'.

A tape of the Beatles in concert is played on an Australian radio programme called 'Beatles Show' (recorded 12 June 1964, in Adelaide).

Two performances at the Festival Hall, Melbourne. Ringo is back on drums.

1965
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: 'It's Only Love' (takes 1-6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

'Daily Mirror' headline: 'Two MBEs sent back because of Beatles'.

1966
'Rubber Soul', 28th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Paperback Writer', 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). [?]

US LP release: ''Yesterday'... And Today', with original butcher's cover.
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1967
US gold certification: 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'.

1968
John and Yoko appear on the 'National Sculpture Exhibition', at the Coventry Cathedral. Peace acorns are planted outside Coventry Cathedral.

Arts Lab, Drury Lane, London. End of exhibition of John and Yoko's first joint venture. [?]

1969
'The Ballad Of John And Yoko' number 1.

1974
Wings' Denny Seiwell is replaced by Geoff Britton on drums.

1992
Ringo and his All-Stars band's concert at the Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, Michigan.

1993
Paul's concert at the Blockbuster Pavillion, Charlotte, North Carolina ('The New World Tour', end of American tour). Televised live.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Today in Beatles History (14 Jun)

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1963

7.30pm, 11.30pm. Concert at the New Brighton Tower, Liverpool, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, plus 5 support groups.

1964
Melbourne, Australia. Ringo re-joins the Beatles. 5-Beatle press conference.

1965
US LP release: 'Beatles VI'.

Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: 'I've Just Seen A Face' (takes 1-6); 'I'm Down' (takes 1-7). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'Yesterday' (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
During 'I'm Down' sessions Paul frequently repeats 'Plastic soul, man, plastic soul', revealing it as a negro musicians' sentence to refer to Mick Jagger.
1st use of a string quartet ('Yesterday').

It is announced that plans to film 'A Talent For Loving' have been dropped.
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1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Here, There And Everywhere' (takes 1-4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of vocal harmonies for 'Here, There And Everywhere'.
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1967
Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. Time unknown. Recording: 'All You Need Is Love' (takes 1-33, tape reduction of take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Eddie Kramer; 2nd Engineer: George Chkiantz.

1968
Recording session, cancelled due to Ringo and George's abscence.

1969
'Yellow Submarine' LP, 22nd week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 'Get Back' number 1, 4th week; 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

John and Yoko appear on the 'David Frost Show'.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Today in Beatles History (13 Jun)

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1963
The production company Gerry and the Pacemakers Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

1964
Concert at the Centennial Hall, Adelaida, Australia. Jimmy Nicol on drums.

1966
NEMS Enterprises announces that Paddy, Klaus & Gibson have split up.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 23rd week in the ranking (Billboard).

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

1991
BBC Lime Grove Studios, London, end active use as BBC TV studios.

1992
Ringo and his All Starr Band's concert at the Montreaux Jazz Festival. Recorded for 'Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band. Volume 2'.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today in Beatles History (12 Jun)

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 12th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

The London 'Daily Sketch' reproduces charts of 'Melody Maker' (Britain) and 'Cash Box' (USA).

Acts managed by Brian occupy places 1, 2 and 3 of the New Musical Express chart.

Charity performance at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool.

1964
Arrival in Australia. 300,000 people welcome them on Adelaida's streets.
Ringo, with Brian, flies to Australia. Concert at the Centennial Hall, Adelaida, Australia. Jimmy Nicol on drums. Taped for 'Beatles Show', Australian radio programme.

1965
A spokesman of the British government announces the Beatles have been named to the MBE.
'Daily Mirror' headline: 'Beatles, MBE!'.
Morning: Beatles parents receive flowers sent by Brian.
Morning: Brian is interviewed on BBC's Light Programme 'Late Night Extra' by telephone from his Blackpool hotel room.
Later, Brian flies from Blackpool to London and then drives to Weybridge to collect John, who is very late for the press conference.
Lunchtime: press conference at Twickenham Film Studios. Brian attends. Paul affirms that MBE must stand for 'Mister Brian Epstein'.

1968

Recording session cancelled due to George and Ringo's abscenses.

1972
US LP release: 'Some Time In New York City'.

1995
Westwood One radio broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu' Part 5.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Today in Beatles History (11 Jun)

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1962
The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.00-9.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Here We Go': 'Ask Me Why'; 'Besame Mucho'; 'A Picture Of You'.
Last available recording with Pete Best on drums. 1st available take of 'Ask Me Why'. Only BBC take of 'Besame Mucho'. Only recording of 'A Picture Of You', and 1st documentation of George taking the lead vocal.

1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 1 June 1963).
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1964
End of Ringo's stay at the University College Hospital, London.

1965
The Beatles are named to the Order of the British Empire on the Queen Elizabeth II's birthday honours list published this day.

Night: Brian flies to Blackpool to see Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas play at the North Pier Theatre. Before leaving, he orders flowers for the parents of each Beatle, to coincide with the lifting of the news embargo that the Beatles have been awarded the MBE.
Paul returns from holiday in Portugal, at Brian's request, to attend the next day's press conference.

1966
Brian receives the article published in the 'Palladium' of Richmond, Indiana.

1968
Studio 2. 6.30pm-12.15am. Recording: 'Blackbird' (takes 1-32). Mono mixing: 'Blackbird' (remixes 1-6, from take 32). Studio 3. 7.00-10.15pm. Recording: 'Revolution 9' (unnumbered takes of sound effects). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Visit at the studio: Francie Schwarts. While recording 'Blackbird', Paul is filmed for a BBC Australia video.
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1969
'The Ballad Of John And Yoko' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

1970
John and Yoko announce they will continue their vacations in the state of California for some time.

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Today in Beatles History (10 Jun)

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1963
US single release: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'/'I'll Be On My Way', 1st record of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
'With The Beatles', 29th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: 'I'll Be Back' (remix 1, from take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

Brian Epstein Publications Limited is incorporated.

Two performances at the Princess Treatre, Hong Kong. Jimmy Nicol on drums.
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1966
UK single release: 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain'.

1967
'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
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1968
Studio 3. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: 'Revolution 9' (sound effects takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1976
UK LP release: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Today in Beatles History (09 Jun)

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1955
World-famous Beatles webmaster Dave Haber is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1962
7.00-12.00pm. 1st performance at the Cavern after returning from Germany, along with The Red River Jazzmen, Ken Dallas and the Silhouettes, and the Four Jays.

1963
Concert at the King George Hall, Blackburn. End of 3rd British tour.

Vacations in Liverpool begin.
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1964
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.00-5.45pm. Mono tape copying: 'I Should Have Known Better'; 'If I Fell'; 'Tell Me Why'; 'And I Love Her'; 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'; 'I'll Cry Instead'; 'Can't Buy Me Love'; 'A Hard Day's Night'. Mono mixing: 'A Hard Day's Night' (from take 9); 'Things We Said Today' (from take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Copies for Capitol and United Artists. Mix of 'A Hard Day's Night' with extended end, just for the film.

UK interview LP release: 'The Beatles American Tour With Ed Rudy'.

1965
'Ticket To Ride', 9th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Broadcast on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops' of clips of 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain'.

Studio 2. 2.30-8.00pm. Recording: 'A Good Day's Sunshine' (working title of 'Good Day Sunshine') (overdub onto take 1). Mono mixing: 'A Good Day's Sunshine' (working title of 'Good Day Sunshine') (remixes 1-6, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
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1967
Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00-11.00pm. Editing: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (take 30, consisting of take 9 of part 1, take 12 of part 2, take 4 of part 3, take 6 of part 4 and take 1 of part 5). Mono mixing: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (remix 1, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer; Richard Lush.
Editing of the 5 existing rythm parts of 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'.