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Title: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 12, 2011, 07:15:54 PM
June 12th

1961: Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern

1963: Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

The Beatles’ third known concert at Liverpool’s Grafton Rooms had been arranged in February 1963, and was a fundraiser for the charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). More:Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/06/12/live-grafton-rooms-liverpool-3/)

1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide

The day after they landed on Australian soil, The Beatles flew from Sydney to Adelaide in a chartered Ansett ANA jet, arriving at 11.57am. An estimated 200,000 people lined the 10-mile route between Adelaide Airport and the city centre in the hope of seeing The Beatles’ motorcade. More than 30,000 surrounded the Town Hall, where they met the city’s mayor, James Campbell Irwin, along with council members and their families. The Beatles were given toy koala bears. John Lennon told the reception, “Wherever we go, anywhere in the world, this reception which Adelaide has given us will stick in our memories. The group was shadowed by local DJ Bob Francis from 5DN, who interviewed them in a range of locations including the Town Hall balcony. Francis also booked the suite next to theirs at the Southern Australia Hotel, from where he gave listeners hourly updates.
More: Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/12/live-centennial-hall-adelaide/)

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Town Hall Balcony:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73027501/04%20Town%20Hall%20Balcony%2C%20Adelaide.mp3 (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73027501/04%20Town%20Hall%20Balcony%2C%20Adelaide.mp3)

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The above image was scanned from a 35mm slide I took in 1964 of the Beatles waving to the crowds below from the balcony of  the Adelaide Town Hall. jthonlinepics.com (http://jthonlinepics.com/plustek-opticfilm-8200i-ai-scanner/)

The title of this video is a little misleading. There's actually several interviews here.
Right after the balcony interview: 3:58-11:41

http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg (http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg)

Over 50,000 applications had been made for tickets to see The Beatles in Adelaide’s Centennial Hall, which had just 3,000 seats. The group played two sets on this day, and two more on the following day. The compère was Alan Field, and the support acts were Sounds Incorporated, Johnny Devlin, Johnny Chester and The Phantoms. The Beatles performed the same 10 songs at all their Adelaide shows: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally.

One of the lucky 3,000
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Love the matching outfits!

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr4Tgy0WHNgncrOIbph071ZgsEd3ByiUV (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr4Tgy0WHNgncrOIbph071ZgsEd3ByiUV)

A flight from London to Los Angeles finds Beatle Ringo Starr seated next to actress Vivian Lee. Landing in L.A., Ringo quickly caught a plane to Australia to rejoin the other three Beatles. Jimmy Nichol, a substitute drummer,has been playing with the Beatles since Ringo entered a London hospital with tonsillitis. Says Ms. Lee - “Ringo and I had a marvelous trip together. He is absolutely enchanting. He told me he was on his way to Australia to meet his fellow Beatles... I just can’t get used to that name (laughing). Mr. PopCulture (http://www.mrpopculture.com/june-10-1964)

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Vivian Leigh played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind

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http://www.mrpopculture.com/june-10-1964 (http://www.mrpopculture.com/june-10-1964)

1965: Recently in the news was an announcement that the Beatles would be awarded MBE medals by Queen Elizabeth in a royal ceremony later in the year. The MBE, or Members of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire, is a prestigious annual award. The ceremony was to be held on October 26th 1965 at Buckingham Palace. On June 12th following this announcement, the Beatles discussed their reactions with British Calendar News, and also with ITV. Both interviews are presented below. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org)
Transcript (http://beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0612.beatles.html)

MBE Interviews and Public Reactions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gqovrzuBDc)

Beatle John Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, arrive late for a news conference at Twickenham Studios, Middlesex, England, on June 12, 1965. WCBS Radio (http://wcbsfm.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2011/12/08/remembering-john-lennon-photos/john-lennon-through-the-years-11/address)

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1967: US album release: The Family Way
On this day the soundtrack to the 1966 film The Family Way was issued in the United States, following its release in the UK on 6 January 1967. It was mostly composed by Paul McCartney. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/06/12/us-release-the-family-way/)

Complete album
http://youtu.be/hD9N5YTnpzU (http://youtu.be/hD9N5YTnpzU)

1972: US album release: Some Time In New York City by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1972/06/12/us-album-release-some-time-in-new-york-city-john-lennon-yoko-ono-plastic-ono-band/)

Disc 1  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkrSa7FpdLM)

Disc 2 (http://youtu.be/OK8oR8N_Ozg)

As part of the promotion for Some Time In New York City, John Lennon records an interview at his Greenwich Village apartment with freelance radio journalist, Scott Johns. Among other things, he discusses his relationship with street musician David Peel. In 1980, the interview is released on a limited edition disc called The David Peel Interviews. AbsoluteElsewhere (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june12.html)

1980: John Lennon’s nine-day voyage to Bermuda comes to an end with the safe arrival of all who were aboard the sailboat. AbsoluteElsewhere (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june12.html)

How John Lennon Rediscoverd His Music in Bermuda (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/03/how-john-lennon-rediscovered-his-music-in-bermuda.html)
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2011, 04:53:15 AM
June 13th

1960: Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool

Although he had walked out of the group before their 11 June concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, drummer Tommy Moore performed one final time on this date at Allan Williams‘ Jacaranda Coffee Bar. Moore was temporarily replaced with Norman Chapman, but the line-up lasted just three weeks before Chapman began his National Service with the army. After that The Silver Beetles used various stand-ins or changed instruments within the group. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/06/13/live-jacaranda-coffee-bar-liverpool-2/)

This being a Monday, the Beatles played the basement room of Allan Williams Jacaranda Club.  They were not paid cash money for these appearances, but were given beans on toast (yum).  I guess they thought of these sessions as practice time.  Beatle +50 Blog (http://beatlesplus50.blogspot.com/2010/06/tommys-last-bow.html)

Liverpool's The Jacaranda pub to return with new look Liverpool Echo (http://www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk/2014/01/liverpools-the-jacaranda-pub-t.html)

I’m not sure if they’ve opened yet but this article has pictures and video.

1961: Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

1962: Evening performance at the Cavern Club

1963: Live: Palace Theatre Club, Stockport

The Beatles performed two concerts on this day, both in venues they hadn’t played before. The first was at the Palace Theatre Club in Turncroft Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, their only performance in the town. Afterwards they drove 10 miles to their next booking, at the Southern Sporting Club in Manchester. The Beatles played for around 30 minutes, to 300 mostly screaming fans. The booking had been made prior to the success of the Please Please Me single, but was honoured by Brian Epstein despite the group being able to command much higher fees by June.
More: Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/06/13/live-palace-theatre-club-stockport/)

Live: Southern Sporting Club, Manchester
Following their appearance in Stockport, Cheshire, The Beatles drove 10 miles to the Southern Sporting Club in Manchester for their second show of the night.
Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/06/13/live-southern-sporting-club-manchester/)


1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide

The Beatles played their second night of shows at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide. They performed two sets, as on the previous day, each to 3,000 people.
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Around 4,000 fans were camped outside the South Australia Hotel when The Beatles awoke just after midday. In the afternoon they held a small reception for the organisers of their Australian fan club.
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Meanwhile, Ringo Starr, delayed from joining the tour by illness, arrived in San Francisco en route to Australia. He gave a press conference at the airport before boarding the Qantas flight to Sydney. More:Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/13/live-centennial-hall-adelaide-2/)

0:00-3:57
http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg (http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg)


Rare Beatles poster in Adelaide garage sale  (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/music/rare-beatles-poster-in-adelaide-garage-sale/story-e6freeuu-1225872927229)
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A day in the life of a Beatles security guard

Here is a nice story of one of the men who guarded the Beatles in Adelaide 50 years ago.   This story is from the Advertiser and was written by who else but Craig Cook.  (http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com/2014/06/a-day-in-life-of-beatles-security-guard.html)

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A poster given away by Mobil gas stations. They were originally giving out cards but these were issued when the cards ran out.

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The Beatles in Adelaide 1964
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIUUsyajb6BwE4QcRH3T1mHWC8a5-awO (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIUUsyajb6BwE4QcRH3T1mHWC8a5-awO)


1975: John Lennon gave his last TV performance, singing "Imagine" and Little Richard's "Slippin' And Slidin,'" on the ABC special "A Salute to Sir Lew Grade," honoring the British impresario and media mogul. The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac  (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)

An intro to the show then John’s two songs:
http://youtu.be/wT6tm5BSY1M (http://youtu.be/wT6tm5BSY1M)

1988: George Harrison released the single "This is Love." The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac  (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)

This is Love
http://youtu.be/5HD-ygMaz-s (http://youtu.be/5HD-ygMaz-s)

2006: Activist/ex-model Heather Mills, estranged wife of Paul McCartney, announced her intention to divorce the former Beatle. The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac  (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)

Good. She’s a drag. A well-known drag.

2010: Paul McCartney closes 2010 Isle Of Wight Festival with Jimi Hendrix tribute NMR (http://www.nme.com/news/paulmccartney/51497/photo/23)

Just a sampling, in no particular order
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIUUsyajb6Bd7APdSdEfJedQxPgyJFQh (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIUUsyajb6Bd7APdSdEfJedQxPgyJFQh)
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on June 13, 2011, 09:12:22 AM
1975, John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance when he appeared on 'Salute To Sir Lew Grade', performing 'Slippin And Slidin', and 'Imagine'.

This was in April

John's pre-recorded appearance on the ATV/ITC television special^ Salute To Sir Lew Grade is aired on American TV. (The UK transmission, featuring the alternative title of Salute, occurs across the ITV network on June 20, at different times throughout the evening. See entry for April 18.  One of John's three songs, 'Imagine', is later released in 1992 on the PMI home video The John Lennon Video Collection.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: rosebud84 on June 13, 2011, 12:23:14 PM
My dad used to tell me the story of how he stood outside that hall listening to The Beatles because he couldn't get in, so so so lucky  ;D ;D

1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, This Boy, Long Tall Sally and Twist And Shout. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.
 
 
1965, The Beatles were included in the Queen's birthday honours list to each receive the MBE. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector Dupuis said 'British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls'. 

[url]http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/[/url])
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2011, 02:50:21 PM
My dad used to tell me the story of how he stood outside that hall listening to The Beatles because he couldn't get in, so so so lucky  ;D ;D


At least he got to hear them live!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 14, 2011, 04:32:12 AM
June 14th

1961: Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

1963: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey

A sensational final return to an old stomping ground-always one of The Beatles favorite venues-to play another in “The Mersey Beat Showcase” series presented by NEMS Enterprises. 1 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

This was their final appearance here.

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Wallasey historian and author Tony Franks-Buckley wrote about this popular resort.

The New Brighton Tower & Fairground  (http://historum.com/european-history/44595-new-brighton-tower-fairground.html)

Back before I was born New Brighton was a "Great" British Seaside Resort. It was more popular than Blackpool, offered many things to enjoy, and at one point in time had the highest tower in Britain. By the time I was born in 1981 it was all gone and as if it never existed. How did a booming leisure resort disapear virtually overnight?

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A year later…

New Brighton – The Rise From The Ashes (http://www.bakewellhorner.co.uk/blog/new-brighton-the-rise-from-the-ashes/)

There is once again a feel good factor about our beloved seaside resort New Brighton, something that has been missing since the day it turned into a ghost town virtually overnight in 1969. A new facelift with healthy investment has seen the phoenix rise from the ashes once more. Whilst it still holds many of the values and ideas of a Victorian Seaside Resort, it has also been given a 21stCentury facelift, ensuring that once again New Brighton is a popular seaside resort.


1964: Ringo Starr gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia

Ringo Starr arrived in Sydney on the morning of 14 June 1964, following a long flight from London Airport via San Francisco. He spent less than two hours in the city before catching a connecting flight to Melbourne, where he was reunited with the other Beatles. At the airport a press conference was held for the assembled reporters. Brian Epstein, The Beatles’ manager, was also present. More:Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/14/ringo-starr-press-conference-sydney-australia/)

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Interview Transcript here (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0614.beatles.html).

6:14
http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg (http://youtu.be/hzDLiG3GeMg)


  (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/13/live-centennial-hall-adelaide-2/)

Ringo rejoins The Beatles in Australia

After almost two weeks apart from the group due to his tonsillitis and pharyngitis, Ringo Starr finally rejoined The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia.

Meanwhile, the other three Beatles left their Adelaide hotel at 12.15 and flew to Melbourne on a chartered Ansett ANA Fokker Friendship. They were greeted by a crowd of 5,000.

http://youtu.be/mGHj7mTQpvM (http://youtu.be/mGHj7mTQpvM)

Army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people were admitted to hospital with broken bones.

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After all four Beatles had been reunited they held – along with stand-in drummer Jimmie Nicol – a press conference.

Press Conference Videos (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZIUUsyajb6BPh1HzvefjD37zv_U1IvOC)


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In the evening they held a party, without Nicol, until 4am.
 
More: Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/14/ringo-rejoins-beatles-australia/)

Southern Cross Hotel balcony
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Ringo rejoined the Beatles in Melbourne on June 14th 1964 following his ten day hospital recovery from accute tonsilitis. As Ringo Starr and Brian Epstein arrived in Melbourne, they witnessed the beginnings of the incredible gathering that would greet the other Beatles arrival later that afternoon. The car carrying Ringo and Brian pulled up to the main public entrance where 3,000 fans had already gathered. Jay Spangler

More info, including interview transcripts here (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0614b.beatles.html).

Outside the Southern Cross Hotel

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She’s still a Lady Beatle: Binny Lum’s unedited interview with The Beatles

The NFSA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ tour of Australia with the launch of an unedited interview with three of The Beatles recorded in London in April 1964, a couple of months before they arrived in Australia. The interviewer was Binny Lum, an Australian freelance radio and television personality known for her friendly conversational style. Previously heard in edited versions, release of the complete interview on our SoundCloud channel marks the first time the unedited recording has been made available.
Several months after the interview, Lum got the chance to meet the Beatles again during their Australian tour. Lum’s daughter Sharon Terry relates that the Beatles were apparently waiting for Lum at the Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne, expecting a follow-up interview with her but she never received the message. There was a lot of pressure wherever they went said Sharon. Perhaps someone made sure she didn’t get the message, or maybe it simply got lost along the way, by accident. Lum did meet them again at the official press reception on 14 June at the Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne where she posed in a photo with them.
http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=31320 (http://[url=http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=31320)]The Beatles in Melbourne[/url]

Beatles documentary takes viewers on a magical history tour  (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/beatles-documentary-takes-viewers-on-a-magical-history-tour/story-fn9n8gph-1226944244577#)

Back in England…
Suspicious of the contents, workers at a railway station in London opened a large chest addressed to the Beatles and found Carol Dryden, a 12-year-old fan who had decided to mail herself to the band.
The Olde Disc Jockey’s Almanac (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)
She didn’t know they weren’t there to receive the package.

1965: US album release: Beatles VI
The Beatles’ US label, Capitol Records, released the album Beatles VI on this day.

Recording: I’ve Just Seen A Face, I’m Down, Yesterday

Three songs were recorded on this day, the most notable of which was Paul McCartney‘s timeless classic Yesterday. More: Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/06/14/recording-ive-just-seen-a-face-im-down-yesterday/)

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What makes Paul’s recording of “Yesterday”, the supreme melodic ballad, all the more remarkable, is that it directly followed the taping of “I’m Down”, a quasi-soul/rock and roll song delivered by Paul in the most larynx-tearing, cord-shredding style.1 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

It is announced that plans to film “A Talent For Loving” as the third Beatles film have been dropped. Absolute Elsewhere (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june14.html)

In June 1965, a brief statement was circulated to the media, the contents of which explained that plans to film A Talent For Loving in the autumn had been cancelled. The reason? As most of the movie had to be filmed on location in Spain, it was now felt that the weather would not be reliable. But wasn't that the reason Spain was chosen in the first instance? The Beatles, insisted Brian Epstein somewhat vaguely, were working on alternative plans, which would be made public at a later date. Fab Four Forever (http://fabfourforever.every-little-thing.net/information/moviesneverfilmed/talentforloving.php)

1966: Recording: Here, There and Everywhere

The backing track for one of Paul McCartney‘s Revolver highlights, Here, There And Everywhere, was begun on this day. The session began at 7pm and finished at 2am the following morning. The Beatles recorded four takes of the basic track, after which vocal harmonies were overdubbed by McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. These recordings remain unreleased, however, and two days later The Beatles began a remake of the song. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/06/14/recording-here-there-and-everywhere/)

1967: Recording: All You Need Is Love

On 18 May 1967 a contract was signed committing The Beatles to represent the BBC and Britain in a worldwide satellite broadcast on Sunday 25 June. They were to be shown performing an especially-written song: All You Need Is Love. Unable to book space at EMI Studios at short notice, the group assembled at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London, on this day to record the rhythm track. They mostly used unfamiliar instruments: John Lennon played harpsichord; Paul McCartney used a double bass; George Harrison played a violin; and Ringo Starr was on drums.The Beatles recorded 33 takes, but felt that take 10 was the best. A reduction mix was then made, with all instruments copied onto track one of a new four-track tape. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/06/14/recording-all-you-need-is-love/)

1969: Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono on The David Frost Show
John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an appearance on The David Frost Show on this evening. More: Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/06/14/television-john-lennon-yoko-ono-david-frost-show/)

David Frost Show (https://youtu.be/Z5G-sDEB0vo)

1974:

During a Walls and Bridges planning session at the Record Plant Studios in New York, Al Coury, Capitol Record’s head of promotions in California, informs John Lennon that he has retrieved Phil Spector’s Rock ‘n’ Roll album tapes. Capitol had handed over $90,000 to Spector in order to get them back. Absolute Elsewhere (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june14.html)
1976: The Beatles album "Rock 'N' Roll Music" was certified Gold. The Olde Disc Jockey’s Almanac (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)

1996: Beatles producer, George Martin, is awarded a knighthood. Absolute Elsewhere (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/June/june14.html)

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2013: In Manchester, Tennessee, 70-year-old Paul McCartney played 24 Beatles classics and seven Wings songs in a two-and-a-half-hour set for 80,000 fans at the 12th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Olde Disc Jockey’s Almanac (http://oldediscjockeysalmanac.blogspot.com/)

Performance (https://youtu.be/8BoAVhDMQ0A)


 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on June 14, 2011, 05:14:55 AM
Quote
Workers at a London railway station open a tea chest addressed to the Beatles and find 12-year-old Carol Dryden, a fan who'd decided to mail herself to the group.

Crazy fan and so  young.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 15, 2011, 05:04:26 AM
June 15th

2002, A rare autographed copy of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800), more than five times the estimated price.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 16, 2011, 08:47:30 PM
June 16th

1966: The Beatles made a surprise live appearance on the UK television program Top of the Pops, performing ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’. It became The Beatles' last live musical television appearance, with the sole exception of the June 1967 worldwide transmission of ‘All You Need Is Love’.
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Post by: In My Life on June 17, 2011, 04:36:33 AM
June 17th

1964: The Beatles' final two shows in Melbourne, Australia took place on this day.

This was The Beatles' last of three consecutive nights of shows in the city's Festival Hall, Each night they gave two concerts, which were enjoyed by a total of 45,000 people.

Cameras from the Australian Channel 9 recorded the sixth and final show of the Melbourne leg of the world tour. It was screened on 1 July 1964 as an hour-long special, The Beatles Sing For Shell, named after the oil company which sponsored the broadcast.

Nine of The Beatles' Melbourne performances were included in the show: I Saw Her Standing There, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally. During Long Tall Sally, a male audience member rushed onto the stage to shake John Lennon's hand.

The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein had initially agreed to allow Channel 9 to show just 12 minutes of the performance. However, after watching the recording an hour after the show he had a change of heart and increased the limit to 20 minutes.

In the end 22 minutes of The Beatles were included, the rest of the hour being footage of Australian and international performers. The only song from the set not broadcast was This Boy. 
BeatlesArchives HQ (YouTube)


Full concert, including support acts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiEDsJz9yQ8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiEDsJz9yQ8)

updated 12/13/12

1965: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ with the overdubbing of an additional vocal track by McCartney and a string quartet. They also recorded ‘Act Naturally’ for Ringo's vocal contribution on the ‘Help!’ album and the song ‘Wait’, in four takes. ‘Wait’ will not be included on ‘Help!’, it was included on the following LP, ‘Rubber Soul’.


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Post by: In My Life on June 18, 2011, 04:35:20 AM
June 18th

Happy Birthday Paul!

1942: Born on this day, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wings, solo. The most successful rock composer of all time. First met John Lennon on July 6th 1957 who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar. With The Beatles he scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles plus McCartney has scored over 30 US & UK solo Top 40 hit singles.


1964: Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney’s 22nd birthday and after the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors “Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party” competition.

1977: The Beatles 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' went to No.1 on the UK album chart, the album featured recordings from 23rd August 1964 and 30th August 1965.

2010: John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life' sold for $1.2m (£810,000) at an auction at Sotheby's in New York. The double-sided sheet of paper with notes written in felt marker and blue ink also contained some corrections and other notes penned in red ink.

 
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Post by: In My Life on June 19, 2011, 04:31:38 AM
June 19th

1964: Touring Australia for the first and only time The Beatles played a second night at Sydney Stadium in Sydney.

1967: Having admitted to taking LSD four times during an interview with Life Magazine, Beatle Paul McCartney told The Daily Mirror that he didn’t regret that he'd spoken out and hoped that his fans would understand.
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Post by: In My Life on June 21, 2011, 04:36:40 AM
June 20th

1965: The Beatles begin a 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France. The Beatles' set list for this tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

2004: Organisers at a Paul McCartney gig hired three jets to spray dry ice into the clouds so it wouldn’t rain during the concert. The gig in Petersburg, Russia, was McCartney’s 3,000 concert appearance. He had performed 2,535 gigs with the Quarrymen and the Beatles, 140 gigs with Wings and 325 solo shows.

June 21st

1966: Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song ‘She Said She Said’. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD.

1976: Touring North America for the first time Wings played the last dates of their 31-date tour with three nights at the Los Angeles Forum.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on June 21, 2011, 09:21:57 AM
Tomorrow June 22 50 Anniversary Of recording MY Bonnie.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 22, 2011, 04:53:30 AM
June 22

1964: The Beatles played their first ever show in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. The local Chief Constable refused a police escort for The Beatles leaving just two policemen to control over 5,000 fans.

1944: Born on this day, Peter Asher, Peter and Gordon, (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'World Without Love', written by Lennon & McCartney). Producer and Head of Apple Records in late 60's.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 23, 2011, 04:06:31 AM
June 23rd

1940: Born on this day, Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist of The Beatles for eighteen months (January 1960 - June 1961). Sutcliffe was living in Hamburg, Germany at the time of his death, he died of a brain haemorrhage in an ambulance on the way to hospital on April 10th 1962, aged 21.

1966: The Beatles had their tenth consecutive UK No.1 single with 'Paperback Writer' / 'Rain'. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

1973: George Harrison started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Living In The Material World', his second US No.1.

1976: Paul McCartney and Wings played the last date on their Wings Over America tour at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on June 23, 2011, 07:20:59 AM
June 23rd

1940: Born on this day, Stuart Sutcliffe, original bassist of The Beatles for eighteen months (January 1960 - June 1961). Sutcliffe was living in Hamburg, Germany at the time of his death, he died of a brain haemorrhage in an ambulance on the way to hospital on April 10th 1962, aged 22.

Just for the record: he was 21 when he died.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on June 23, 2011, 08:17:48 AM

And also today Beatles arrived in Germany for 5 Days  Concert in Munich, Essen and Hamburg.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 23, 2011, 01:05:22 PM
Oh no! Maybe I need a better website! Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on June 23, 2011, 03:12:48 PM
Oh no! Maybe I need a better website! Any suggestions?

take a blog by wordpress.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 24, 2011, 04:06:35 AM
I'm going to give them another chance but please let me know if they're wrong again.

June 24th

1965: John Lennon's second book of poetry and drawings, 'A Spaniard In The Works', was published. The book consisted of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his 1964 book 'In His Own Write'. 

1989: Paul McCartney scored his seventh UK No.1 solo album with 'Flowers In The Dirt', featuring the single 'My Brave Face'.

 
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Post by: Badgirl66 on June 24, 2011, 09:09:47 AM
45 Anniversary Of His Last Germany Tour in 1966
Today in Munich

The Beatles - Live Circus-Krone-Bau 1966 (Full Concert Not technically RARE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4g84P2DV4#)
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Post by: In My Life on June 25, 2011, 04:27:13 AM
June 25th

1966: The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paperback Writer', the group's 12th US No.1. The track is marked by the boosted bass guitar sound throughout, partly in response to John Lennon demanding to know why the bass on a certain Wilson Pickett record far exceeded the bass on any Beatles records. It was also cut louder than any other Beatles record, due to a new piece of equipment used in the mastering process.

1967: 200 million people saw The Beatles perform 'All You Need Is Love', live via satellite as part of the TV global link- up, 'Our World', Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon and Gary Leeds provided backing vocals.

2009: A Sgt Pepper souvenir poster bearing the signatures of all four Beatles sold for $52,500 (£31,720) at a pop memorabilia auction in New York City. Other musical items that went under the hammer were a set of Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics, which made $25,000 (£15,090) and a bass guitar owned by Kurt Cobain sold for $43,750 (£26,415).

The Beatles - All You Need is Love (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4p8qxGbpOk#ws)

Original broadcast
The Beatles- All You Need is Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVnMFYZok-Q#)
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Post by: Badgirl66 on June 25, 2011, 07:46:30 AM
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone 25 June 1966 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLVbNCt4R4o#)
Today in Essen Gruga Halle
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Post by: In My Life on June 26, 2011, 04:46:17 AM
June 26th

1964:During a world tour, The Beatles played two shows at Town Hall, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. The flight from Auckland to Dunedin was tense due the receipt of an anonymous threat that a "germ bomb" had been placed on board the aircraft.

1975:Paul McCartney's version of the theme to ITV's UK weekday soap 'Crossroads', was aired for the first time.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 27, 2011, 04:29:39 AM
June 27th

1964: Peter and Gordon went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Lennon & McCartney song 'A World Without Love', also a No.1 in the UK. Peter Asher went on to become James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt's manager.

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded seven takes of ‘Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey’ for their forthcoming White album.
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Post by: In My Life on June 28, 2011, 04:01:46 AM
June 28th

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Good Night’, John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on the White Album.

1975: Wings went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'Venus And Mars', featuring the US No.1 single 'Listen What The Man Said'. 

1980: Paul McCartney's ‘Coming Up’ became one of the few 'live' recordings to reach the top of Billboard's Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record.

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Post by: In My Life on June 29, 2011, 03:49:24 AM
June 29th

1964: Touring Australia The Beatles played two shows at the Festival Hall, Brisbane. Over 8,000 fans had waited until after midnight to greet the group as they landed at Brisbane Airport.

1985: John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, (£1,768,462) at a Sotheby's auction in New York.

1996: Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood, also music promoter Harvey Goldsmith became an MBE and Van Morrison an OBE.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on June 29, 2011, 06:34:17 AM
June 29th


1996: Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood, also music promoter Harvey Goldsmith became an MBE and Van Morrison an OBE.

Just call him Sir George Martin...Beatles producer knighted: (6/15/96) Beatles producer George Martin has been knighted. He was one of 1,041 notables from the entertainment, sporting, cultural and political fields named on Queen Elizabeth's birthday honours list. The list was drawn up by Prime Minister John Major's office on behalf of the queen. In an interview on Sky TV, Martin said: "My first reaction when I heard about it was one of astonishment. I had no idea...." Martin added that he was, of course, very pleased saying that he was "knocked out. The 70-year-old Sir George, as he now becomes, produced the Beatles' records from the first hit, "Love Me Do," in 1962, to the "Beatles Anthology," over the past few months. None of the three surviving Beatles has received a knighthood, though Paul McCartney had been mentioned as a possible candidate. The queen honored the quartet in 1965 as MBEs, or Members of the Order of British Empire.
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Post by: yerblues1234 on June 29, 2011, 08:02:10 AM

In 1964 Beatles Concert in Brisbane, Australia. End of tour. Disturbances in Brisbane. Fans attack those who throw eggs and vegetables.
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Post by: In My Life on June 29, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
In 1964 Beatles Concert in Brisbane, Australia. End of tour. Disturbances in Brisbane. Fans attack those who throw eggs and vegetables.

They should have just settled down and made omelettes.  ;)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on June 29, 2011, 08:24:48 PM
They should have just settled down and made omelettes.  ;)

LOL!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on June 30, 2011, 04:35:45 AM
June 30th

1966: The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day's first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans.

1973: George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with 'Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth'. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.
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Post by: In My Life on July 01, 2011, 02:33:45 PM
July 1st

1962: Gene Vincent plus up and coming local group The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool. 
 
1963: The Beatles recorded their next single at EMI Studios, London, ‘She Loves You’ and ‘I'll Get You’, completing the two songs in less than four hours. Released in August this year, ‘She Loves You’ went on to become The Beatles' first million-selling single.
 
1967: The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', the group's 10th US No.1 album.

1969: John Lennon, Yoko Ono and family were involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland. Both John and Yoko needed hospital treatment. Lennon later had the car crushed into a cube and exhibited it on his lawn at Tittenhurst Park.

2002: Six postage stamps designed by Sir Paul McCartney went on sale in The Isle Of Man. With proceeds from their sale going to the Adopt-A- Minefield charity.
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Post by: In My Life on July 02, 2011, 05:50:32 PM
July 2nd

1969: Working at Abbey Road Paul McCartney recorded ‘Her Majesty’. Then Paul, George, and Ringo record 15 takes of ‘Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight’. John Lennon was absent, in hospital in Golspie, Scotland, following a car accident the previous day.

2001: Liverpool Airport at Speke was renamed John Lennon Airport. Yoko Ono was present to unveil a new logo that included the late Beatle's famous self- portrait and the words, 'Above Us Only Sky' taken from his 'Imagine' album.
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Post by: In My Life on July 03, 2011, 05:01:53 AM
July 3rd

1965: The Beatles played the final night of a two week European tour at the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Barcelona, Spain.

1967: A private party was held at the Speakeasy Club in London, England for the Monkees. Guests included: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton, Lulu and all the members from Manfred Mann, The Who and Procol Harum.

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Post by: In My Life on July 04, 2011, 04:42:23 AM
July 4th

1966: The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos' family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub and when Brian Epstein tries to make a televised statement, his comments are disrupted by static. The next day, as The Beatles make their way to the airport they were greeted by angry mobs, the Philippine government had retaliated by refusing police protection for The Beatles.
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Post by: In My Life on July 05, 2011, 04:07:30 AM
July 5th

1963: The Beatles played at the Plaza Ballroom in Dudley in the West Midlands. Appearing with The Beatles - Denny and the Diplomats, led by Denny Laine, who went on to join the Moody Blues and eventually, Paul McCartney's group Wings.
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Post by: Bobber on July 05, 2011, 06:34:49 AM
led by Denny Laine,

Eighteen years old at the time!
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Post by: Badgirl66 on July 05, 2011, 09:57:01 AM
London premiere of "Live And Let Die".
 Live And Let Die - 1973 - Wings ( insert inédit ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71fjlVVDjKU#normal)
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Post by: In My Life on July 06, 2011, 04:26:17 AM
July 6th
Today should be a holiday!

1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they'd been paying someone else to do for them.

1964: The Beatles film 'A Hard Days Night' premiered at The Pavilion in London.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 06, 2011, 04:32:19 AM
July 6th
Today should be a holiday!

1957: John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they'd been paying someone else to do for them.


3:49

The Rutles All You Need Is Cash: Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu3T_2GzXSo#normal)


 ;D


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 07, 2011, 04:15:41 AM
July 7th

1940: Born on this day, Richard Starkey, (Ringo Starr), drums, vocals, Rory Storm, The Beatles. Sang lead vocals on one track on most Beatles albums, (The Beatles scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles). Solo (1974 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'You're Sixteen' plus 9 other US Top 40 hits). Ringo Starr and his all Star Band, (featuring; Howard Jones, Ian Hunter, Peter Frampton, Greg Lake).


1962: The Beatles played at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, in Birkenhead. The show was a dance for the local golf club, the capacity of the hall was 450, but 500 people squeezed in to hear and see The Beatles.

1969: George Harrison recorded his new song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Abbey Road in London. John Lennon was absent recovering from a car crash in Scotland.
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Post by: Bobber on July 07, 2011, 07:18:19 AM
a car crash in Scotland.


Was that Scotland or Denmark? I'm confused.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 07, 2011, 07:50:22 AM
While holidaying in Scotland with Yoko Ono, her daughter Kyoko and his son Julian, John Lennon crashed his white British Leyland Austin Maxi car in Golspie near Loch Eriboll in the Highlands.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bvtDDyenqu8/Sm9kBRcqtEI/AAAAAAAAEG8/o9VzWvZ4F8E/s320/010769.jpg)

Lennon was a notoriously bad driver who had rarely been behind the wheel since passing his test in 1965. He was poor at navigating roads and often failed to notice other traffic.
 
The roads around Golspie were narrow, and Lennon lost control of the car, driving it into a roadside ditch. He, Ono and Kyoko sustained cuts to the face and Ono's back was injured.
 
They were taken to Golspie's Lawson Memorial Hospital where Lennon was given 17 facial stitches, Ono 14 in her forehead, and Kyoko four.
 
Julian Lennon was treated for shock but was otherwise unhurt. He was taken to stay with Lennon's Aunt Mater in Durness, around 50 miles away, before his mother Cynthia took him back to London the following day. When she arrived at the hospital to demand an explanation from Lennon he refused to see her.
 
Lennon remained in hospital for five days. He later told reporters, "If you're going to have a car crash, try to arrange for it to happen in the Highlands. The hospital there was just great."
 
Although Lennon was never intending to attend, 1 July was the first official day of recording for what became the Abbey Road album. The crash further delayed his return to London, and after being discharged from hospital he spent three days at home before finally rejoining The Beatles on 9 July.
 
Yoko Ono suffered worse injuries in the crash than Lennon, and was pregnant at the time. Keen to keep a close eye on her wellbeing, he arranged for Harrods to deliver a double bed to the studio, and had a microphone suspended above it for her to add her thoughts during the sessions that followed.

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Post by: In My Life on July 08, 2011, 04:07:10 AM
July 8th

1966: The Beatles released the ‘Nowhere Man’ 4 track EP in the UK, which included: ‘Drive My Car’, ‘Michelle’ and ‘You Won't See Me’.
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Post by: In My Life on July 09, 2011, 04:45:11 AM
July 9th:

1969: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded ‘Maxwell's Silver Hammer.’ John Lennon returned to the studio after recovering from a car crash in Scotland, and a bed was installed in the Abbey Road studio for Yoko, who was pregnant, and who had been more seriously injured in the car accident. 
 
1972: Paul McCartney and Wings kicked off a 26-date tour appearing at the French town Chateauvillon. The band travelled on a double Decker London bus with psychedelic interior.
 
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Post by: In My Life on July 10, 2011, 03:57:56 AM
July 10th

1964: 200,000 Liverpudlians took to the streets to celebrate The Beatles return to Liverpool for the northern premiere of the group's first film 'A Hard Days Night.' The group were honored in a public ceremony in front of Liverpool Town Hall.

2008: The drum skin used on the cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper album sold for £541,250 ($1m) at Christie's Memorabilia auction in London. Other items sold included John Lennon's lyrics for ‘Give Peace a Chance’ which sold for £421,250 ($832,257) and a pair of tinted prescription sunglasses belonging to Lennon, which he wore for the cover of the single ‘Mind Games’, sold for £39,650 ($79,000). A rare 1/4 inch reel to-reel master tape recording of the Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Woburn Music Festival in 1968 went for £48,050 ($95,000), a Marshall amplifier used by Hendrix in concert fetched £25,000 ($50,000) and a pair of his stripy flared trousers made £20,000 ($49,000).
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Post by: In My Life on July 11, 2011, 05:33:22 AM
July 11th

1964: The Beatles appeared live on the ABC Television program "Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)", performing ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Long Tall Sally’, ‘Things We Said Today’ and ‘You Can't Do That’. To avoid the crowd of fans waiting for them, The Beatles arrived at the Teddington Studio Centre by boat, traveling down the River Thames.

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Post by: Badgirl66 on July 11, 2011, 06:01:19 AM
1971
 Ringo publicly admits that he would be in a group with John, George and Klaus, but would not want it to be called the Beatles.
 

1991
 In Liverpool, after an eight-month closure, the new Cavern Club in Matthew Street re-opens.


 
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Post by: In My Life on July 12, 2011, 04:47:12 AM
July 12th

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour). Also in the US The Ed Sullivan Show re-broadcast The Beatles' first live television appearance on the Sullivan show (from February 9). On the way to tonight's gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.
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Post by: Bobber on July 12, 2011, 07:00:27 AM
July 12th

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles' world tour).

It's the other way round. The Beatles had already played with Jimmy on a part of their tour in early June of that year.
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Post by: In My Life on July 12, 2011, 07:08:42 AM
It's the other way round. The Beatles had already played with Jimmy on a part of their tour in early June of that year.

Thanks, Cor!
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Post by: Badgirl66 on July 12, 2011, 09:25:08 AM
Quote
On the way to tonight's gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs.


very bad car driver

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1966
 The Beatles were given three prestigious Ivor Novello awards on this day in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 1965.

Yesterday was judged to be the most outstanding song of the year. The other two awards were for sales: We Can Work It Out was the top-selling single of 1965, while Help! was the second-best selling.

 
1972
 Paul and Wings' concert at Juan Les Pins, France ("Wings Over Europe 1972 Tour").
 

1986
 In the UK, BBC2 premieres the MPL film documentary "Blankit's First Show".
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 13, 2011, 05:15:04 AM
July 13th

1965: Paul McCartney was presented with five Ivor Novello Awards at a lunch party at The Savoy, London. John Lennon refused to attend; Paul was 40 minutes late after he had forgotten about the engagement.

1969: Over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single 'The Balled Of John and Yoko' due to the line 'Christ, you know it ain't easy', calling it offensive.

1985: At 12.01 Status Quo started the 'Live Aid' extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world's biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.

1999: Paul McCartney displayed 73 paintings at the Kunstforum Lyz gallery in the German town of Siegen. McCartney had been painting for the past 16 years (since he turned 40).
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Post by: Badgirl66 on July 13, 2011, 05:16:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2wrte1ijlY&feature=player_embedded#at=29 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2wrte1ijlY&feature=player_embedded#at=29)

1981 Premiere in UK Time Bandits  Fantasy Movie Co Producer George Harrison Music :Dream Away

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Post by: In My Life on July 14, 2011, 05:10:01 AM
July 14th

1962: The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70).

1980: Allen Klein ex manager of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began serving a two-month prison sentence for falsifying tax returns.

2007: A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house 991.com.
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Post by: In My Life on July 15, 2011, 04:26:15 AM
July 15th

1958: John Lennon's mother Julia was killed by a car driven by an off-duty drunken police officer named Eric Clague (Clague was later acquitted of the offence). John was 17 at the time.

2002: Sir Paul McCartney was named the highest-earning music star of the year so far after selling tickets worth £33.9m during his recent US tour.
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Post by: In My Life on July 16, 2011, 08:55:54 PM
July 16th

1969: During recordings at Abbey Road studio’s in London The Beatles worked on two new George Harrison songs, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and 'Something.’
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 17, 2011, 04:15:55 AM
July 17th

1967: The Beatles single ‘All You Need Is Love’ / ‘Baby You’re A Rich Man’ (originally called ‘One Of The Beautiful People’) was released in the US. It became The Beatles 14th US No.1.

1968: The animated film 'Yellow Submarine' premiered at The London Pavilion. The Beatles made a cameo appearance in the film but didn't supply their own voices for the characters.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 18, 2011, 03:52:09 AM
July 18th

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded 'Cry Baby Cry' and 'Helter Skelter.' One take of 'Helter Skelter' lasted 27' 11'', the longest Beatle recording ever.
 
 
1969: During sessions at Abbey Road studios, London, Ringo Starr recorded his vocal to ‘Octopus’s Garden.’
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 18, 2011, 08:59:00 AM
1976 TV Premiere for Yellow Submarine in  the German TV Channel ZDF
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 19, 2011, 05:04:43 AM
July 19th

1967: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All You Need Is Love' the group's 12th UK No.1 single.

http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/upload/charts_uk_july_67_6270.JPG (http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/upload/charts_uk_july_67_6270.JPG)

1975: Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, a No.6 hit in the UK. Wings also had the US No.1 album chart with 'Venus And Mars'. Paul McCartney's fourth No.1 album since The Beatles.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 19, 2011, 04:43:19 PM
1973
 In London, the Beatles' films "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", "Yellow Submarine" and "Let It Be" are screened at the Classic Cinema in Piccadilly.
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 20, 2011, 05:03:23 PM
July 20th

1963: During a UK tour The Beatles played the second night at The Ritz Ballroom in Rhyl, North Wales. The Rolling Stones played at The Corn Exchange in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

1968: Jane Asher announced on the national British TV show, Dee Time, that her engagement to Paul McCartney was off. Paul reportedly was watching at a friend's home and was surprised by the news. She was said to have inspired many of McCartney's songs, such as 'All My Loving', 'And I Love Her', and 'We Can Work It Out'. Jane went on to have a career in films and television as well as becoming a successful author and business woman.

1999: Paul McCartney had an upcoming single bootlegged when ‘I Got Stung’ was taken from a BBC broadcast and distributed over the Internet. The track was from his forthcoming release ‘Run Devil Run’ album.’
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 21, 2011, 04:57:35 AM
July 21st

1969: The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song ‘Come Together’ at Abbey Road studios in London.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 22, 2011, 04:29:42 AM
July 22nd

1963: The Beatles kicked of a UK tour with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at the Odeon Cinema, Weston-Super-Mare.

1967: This week's UK Top 5 singles: No.5, 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', Procol Harum, No.4, 'She'd Rather Be With Me', The Turtles, No.3, 'It Must Be Him', Vikki Car', No.2, 'Alternate Title', The Monkees and No.1, 'All You Need Is Love', The Beatles.

Beat Club - Hit Parade - 1967-07-22 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtl3QC64Xsg#)

1971: John and Yoko spent the second day filming the ‘Imagine’ promotional film at their home in Tittenhurst Park Ascot, England. Today's footage included the morning walk on the grounds though the mist and John Lennon singing ‘Imagine’ in the white room on his white piano.

 
1972: Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 22, 2011, 05:44:46 AM
^^^
Oh, I see. I would correct my post but then your post wouldn't make sense. But consider it corrected.  :)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 23, 2011, 03:41:28 AM
July 23rd

1964: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Hard Days Night', the group's fifth UK No.1.
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/upload/beatles_harddaysnight_gum_5812.JPG (http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/upload/beatles_harddaysnight_gum_5812.JPG)

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded ‘Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey’ for their forthcoming White Album.

1989: Ringo Starr kicked off his first tour since the break-up of the Beatles with a show in Dallas. His backup band included guitarist Joe Walsh, organist Billy Preston and Bruce Springsteen's sax man Clarence Clemons.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 24, 2011, 03:08:22 AM
July 24th

1967: All four Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein signed a petition printed in The Times newspaper calling for the legalisation of marijuana.

1967: The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation (TM) they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London. TM involved the silent repetition of a word or sound to produce a state of mind that reduces stress, calms the mind, and energizes both mind and body. The Maharishi invited The Beatles to travel with him to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend more lectures. They accepted his invitation.

1969: Paul McCartney recorded a demo of his new song ‘Come and Get It’ at Abbey Road studios in London. McCartney gave the song to The Iveys, (soon to become known as Badfinger). The song was later used as the theme for the movie The Magic Christian. The Beatles also recorded ‘Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard’ for their forthcoming Abbey Road album.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 25, 2011, 01:57:38 PM
July 25th

1962: The Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool at lunchtime; at night they performed again at the Cavern Club, and then they appeared at the Cabaret Club, Liverpool. The Cabaret Club booking is Brian Epstein's attempt to get The Beatles into the cabaret circuit, but it is a miserable failure with no response from the audience.

1964: The Beatles third album 'A Hard Days Night' started a twenty-one week run at the top of the UK charts.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 26, 2011, 05:51:17 AM
July 26th

1962: The Beatles appeared at Cambridge Hall, Southport, Lancashire supporting of Joe Brown & the Bruvvers.

2006: The guitar on which Sir Paul McCartney learned his first chords sold for £330,000 at an auction at London's Abbey Road Studios. The Rex acoustic guitar helped McCartney persuade John Lennon to let him join his band, The Quarrymen, in 1957.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 26, 2011, 06:55:53 AM
1968: Night: Paul and John give the final touches to "Hey Jude", at Paul's home studio.

Opening party of the Vesubio Club. Paul attends and plays an advance pressing of "Hey Jude"/"Revolution".

1971: In New York, the first rehearsals for the Concert for Bangla Desh are held at the Nola Studios.


1977: Filming of the mockumentary of the Rutles.


1978: Ringo Starr At the Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: either of: "On The Rebound"; "She's So In Love"; "As Far As We Can Go"; "One Way Love Affair". Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
 
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 26, 2011, 10:07:21 PM
 
1968
 Apple stores close.
 

1971
 George and Ravi Shankar hold a press conference to announce the Concert for Bangla Desh at Madison Square Garden.

1972
 
The film "The Concert For Bangla Desh" opens to the general public at the Rialto Cinema.

 1976
 John's application to remain in the US as a permanent resident is approved at a special hearing. Judge Ira Fieldsteel officially hands John his "green card".
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 27, 2011, 04:01:02 AM
July 27th

1963: During a UK tour The Beatles played the last night of a six night run at The Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare. The Beatles spent the day with photographer Dezo Hoffman, who took photos and 8mm movies of The Beatles at their hotel, on the beach dressed in Victorian bathing suits, and go-karting.

1974: Wings started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Band On The Run', featuring the title-track, 'Jet' and the US hit 'Helen Wheels'. The album sold over 6 million copies world-wide
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 28, 2011, 06:47:02 AM
July 28th

1964: On their second visit to Sweden, The Beatles played two shows at an ice hockey arena, the Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm. During the first show, both Paul McCartney and John Lennon received mild electrical shocks from ungrounded microphones. Supporting acts included The Kays, The Moonlighters, and The Streaplers.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 29, 2011, 05:00:55 AM
1965: The Beatles second feature film 'Help!' had its UK premiere at The Pavilion in London.

Beatles: movie help (footage of the world premier july 29 1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8KaLkfbAxA#ws)

1966: Datebook published Maureen Cleave’s interview with John Lennon in which he said ‘We’re bigger than Jesus now.” American Christian’s reacted with outrage, organising ‘Beatle bonfires’ burning the group's records.

1968: The first recording session of The Beatles seven-minute epic 'Hey Jude' took place at Abbey Road studios London. The Paul McCartney song was written about John Lennon's son Julian.
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2ylr328.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on July 30, 2011, 04:13:11 AM
July 30th

1966: The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Yesterday...And Today', the group's 8th No.1 album.

1968: The Beatles closed their Apple Boutique in London after seven months of business, giving away all the stock to passers by and Apple staff.

1969: The Beatles continued working on their forthcoming album Abbey Road, recording overdubs on ‘Come Together’, ‘Polythene Pam/She Came In Through the Bathroom Window’, ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ and ‘Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight’. The Beatles began to assemble the "medley" that would make up side two of the album. Paul McCartney told tape operator John Kurlander to discard ‘Her Majesty’, but Kurlander tacked it onto the end of the tape, about 20 seconds after the end of ‘The End’. Hearing it like this, Paul decides to keep it, including the lengthy silence preceding it.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 30, 2011, 04:43:47 PM
1971 GEORGE HARRISON BANGLA DESH  Single appear in England.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 01, 2011, 04:25:20 AM
July 31st

1968: Working at Trident studios in London, England, (with its 8-track equipment, EMI was still using 4-track recorders), The Beatles recorded four takes of ‘Hey Jude’.

August 1st

1963: The first 'Beatles Monthly' was published. A magazine devoted to the group, it continued until 1969 and at its peak was selling over 350,000 copies a month.

1964: The Beatles scored their fifth US No.1 single in seven months when 'A Hard Day's Night' went to the top of the charts. The group had now spent seventeen weeks at the No.1 position in this year.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_hard_days_45_5763.jpg)
 
1971: The Concert For Bangla Desh, organised by George Harrison to aid victims of famine and war in Bangla Desh took place at New York's Madison Sq Garden. Featuring Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and members from Badfinger. Harrison had to shell out his own money to maintain the fund after legal problems froze all proceeds. The triple album release (the second in a row by Harrison), hit number 1 in the UK and No.2 in the US and received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/bangladesh_6856.jpg)

2007: John Lennon's "granny" sunglasses were snapped up by a British collector at auction. The sunglasses, from one of the last Beatles concerts, were expected to fetch around £1m, but auction bosses refused to say what the actual figure was. Lennon gave the gold-rimmed glasses to his Japanese interpreter in Tokyo in 1966, and the translator removed the lenses when Lennon died.

 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 01, 2011, 10:55:11 AM
Beatle Children and Grand Children Birthday


Dhani Harrison*1978 Son of George Harrison and his Wife Olivia

Elliot Donald  *2002  2nd Son of Mary McCartney and Alistair Donald
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2011, 04:28:23 AM
Beatle Children and Grand Children Birthday


Dhani Harrison*1978 Son of George Harrison and his Wife Olivia

That was a serious omission. Thanks Dirk!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 02, 2011, 04:33:23 AM
August 2nd

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

1998: Mojo Magazine published the results from a nation-wide survey asking 'Who is your favourite recording artist of all time: 5th place was Elton John 4th, Queen, 3rd, Frank Sinatra, 2nd, Elvis Presley and in 1st place, The Beatles.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on August 02, 2011, 07:14:18 AM
August 2nd

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

That's nice. About the only group that could rival The Beatles in originality imho.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 03, 2011, 05:37:55 AM
August 3rd

1939: Born on this day, Jimmy Nicol, drummer, temporary member of The Beatles for nine Australian gigs in 1964, after Ringo Starr collapsed and was hospitalised on 3 June 1964 with tonsillitis. George Martin suggested Nicol, as he had recently played on a budget label album called "Beatlemania" and knew the songs.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_jimmy_13739-1.jpg)
If he really wanted to fit in he should have worn a black coat and waved.  ;)

1963: The Beatles played their last ever performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.

1964: A documentary ‘Follow The Beatles’ filmed while the group were making ‘A Hard Days Night’ was shown on BBC1 in the UK.

1971: Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new group Wings with his wife Linda and former Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: The Swine on August 03, 2011, 12:00:13 PM
August 2nd

1964: The Beatles appeared at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a ‘new and unknown London group’, was The Kinks.

1998: Mojo Magazine published the results from a nation-wide survey asking 'Who is your favourite recording artist of all time: 5th place was Elton John 4th, Queen, 3rd, Frank Sinatra, 2nd, Elvis Presley and in 1st place, The Beatles.


you should be a moderator
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 03, 2011, 12:40:36 PM
Why???
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: The Swine on August 03, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
why not
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 03, 2011, 06:52:23 PM
why not

I might push the wrong button.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 03, 2011, 10:53:49 PM
you should be a moderator

why not

Even before I turned on my computer, I sensed you were here.  I must be downwind.   ;)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 03, 2011, 10:57:30 PM
I might push the wrong button.


(http://i36.tinypic.com/ve6ct4.jpg)

Not if you're careful.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 04, 2011, 03:47:43 AM
August 4th

1963: UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with 'From Me To You' as the single was 'bubbling under' on the charts at No.116.

1963: The Beatles appeared at the Queen's Theatre in Blackpool. So many fans crowded around the theatre, blocking every entrance, that The Beatles had to go through a construction area, up and across some scaffolding to the roof of the theatre, from where they were lowered through a trap door.

1980: John Lennon began recording what would become his final album 'Double Fantasy' at The Hit Factory, New York.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 04, 2011, 06:49:50 AM
Former Wife of Drummer Ringo Starr Maureen Cox Starkey,was Born in 1946 in Liverpool she was married with him from Februar 1965 until July 1975 and have together 2 Sons and 1 Daughter.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Maureen_Starkey.JPG)

She died at home on 30 December 1994, due to complications from leukemia
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on August 04, 2011, 07:27:28 AM
why not

Actually it's not a bad idea at all!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 04, 2011, 08:34:46 AM
Just what that would change if he is a mod?

 ;D
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 05, 2011, 04:55:26 AM
August 5th

1965: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Help!' The group's eighth consecutive UK No.1 single.

1966: The Beatles Revolver was released in the UK. The band's seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I'm Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’.

1969: George Harrison had his new Moog synthesizer brought into the studio for The Beatles to use in finishing their forthcoming album ‘Abbey Road’. Moog overdubs were recorded onto ‘Because’.

2007: Beatles fans feared the misuse of the Fab Four’s music had hit rock bottom following the decision to license ‘All You Need Is Love’ for use in a nappy advert. Procter & Gamble had purchased the rights to use the song from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which now owned Northern Songs, the Beatles’ catalogue. The ad featured a baby jumping on a teddy bear in a disposable nappy which offered “ultimate leak protection.”
(Blasphemy!)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 06, 2011, 04:02:35 AM
August 6th

1965: The Beatles released their fifth album and soundtrack to their second film ‘Help!’ which included the title track, ‘The Night Before’, ‘You've Got to Hide Your Love Away’, ‘You're Going to Lose That Girl’, ‘Ticket to Ride’ and ‘Yesterday’.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 06, 2011, 04:25:58 AM
Just what that would change if he is a mod?

 ;D


I'm confused. Who is "he"?
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/33695229.png)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 07, 2011, 04:33:09 AM
August 7th

1957: The Quarry Men played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play ‘Hound Dog’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, "Cut out the bloody rock!"

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2011, 04:40:09 AM
(without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp)


A few years earlier...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rAcZc7-UNNY/TONEZnbrA7I/AAAAAAAAAOM/gBNuSgt3v3c/s1600/Paul%2BMcCartney%2Bas%2Bboy%2Bscout.jpg)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 07, 2011, 10:10:52 AM
1963
 
Please Please Me LP, 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express).
 
Concert at the St. Helier Springfield Ballroom, Jersey.
 
1965

 Beatles VI number 1, fifth week (US Billboard).
 
5th National Jazz and Blues Festival at the Richmond Athletic Association Grounds. The festival is filmed by Subafilms Limited, in conjunction with Leon Mirrel of Selmur Productions.
 
1967

 

George and Pattie fly to San Francisco where Pattie's sister Jenny had been living.
 
"Disc and Music Echo" publishes an article by Derek Taylor, on his visit to Haight-Ashbury with George.
 
1968
 Studio 2. 3:00-7:45pm. Tape copying: "Hey Jude" (of remix mono 1).
 
Studio 2. 8:45pm-5:30am. Recording: "Not Guilty" (takes 1-46). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
 
1969
 Studio 2 (control room only). 2:30-6:00pm. Stereo mixing: "Come Together" (remixes 1-10, from take 9).
 
Studio 3. 6:00-12:00pm. Recording: "Ending" (working title of "The End") (overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
 
1971
 "Melody Maker" publishs Part Two of it's interview with Ringo while on the set of the movie "Blindman".
 
1972
 Paul and Wings' concert at Tovoli Gardens, Kungliga Hallen, Stockholm, Sweden ("Wings Over Europe 1972 Tour").
 
In Kassel, West Germany, Yoko's exhibition "Documenta 5" continues.
 
1976
 
"Got To Get You Into My Life" number 3 (US Billboard).
 

Wings At The Speed Of Sound number 3 (US Billboard).
 Wings At The Speed Of Sound number 14 (UK Record Retailer).
 

"Let 'Em In" number 4 (US Billboard).
 

"Let 'Em In" number 30 (UK Record Retailer).
 

Rock 'N' Roll Music number 6 (US Billboard).
 Rock 'N' Roll Music number 20 (UK Record Retailer).
 

"Back In The USSR" number 26 (UK Record Retailer)
 
"Here Comes The Sun", by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, number 27 (UK Record Retailer).
 

The Beatles Tapes number 45 (UK Record Retailer).
 
1980
 Day Four of Double Fantasy recordings: "I'm Stepping Out"; "Borrowed Time" and "Gone From This Place".
 
1981
 In the US, the Beatles' newsreel film "This Is The Week That Beatlemania Was" screened in limited cinema release.
 
1982
 Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, US. Mixing for LP Old Wave. Producer: Jim Nipar, assisted by Terry Nelson. Ringo and Joe Walsh are in attendance.
 
1983
 New York's Museum of Broadcasting showcase Beatles achieve clips documentary "The Beatles Early Days" and several other films from the museum's personal collection, including the "Ed Sullivan Show" appearances and excerpts from their Washington, D.C. concert on February 11, 1964.
 
Abbey Road's Number Two studio presents "The Beatles At Abbey Road", 3 times a day.
 
Linda's "Photographs" exhibition is shown at the Barry Stern galleries in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.
 
1984
 The "Art Of The Beatles" Exhibition, portraying 30 years of the group in the form of cartoons, paintings, photographs, album covers, lithographs and sculptures, continues.
 
1987
 The "Beatle City" exhibition opens at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.
 
1990

 US album release: Knebworth: The Album (Polydor 847 042-1), featuring the two tracks "Coming Up" and "Hey Jude" from Paul's concert on June 30, 1990.
 
1992
 Ringo and his All-Starr band perform at the California Mid State Fair, Paso Robles, California ("Return To Ameria Tour").
 
1995
 Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia ("North America tour").
 
1997
 At the Whatinthewhathe? Studios, Ringo continues work on the track "Good News". Former Stray Cats member Lee Rocker adds a "slap-bass" track to the song.
 
1998
 Ringo and his Fourth All-Starr Band in concert at The Helsingin Jaahalli, Helsinki, Finland ("1998 Summer Tour").
 
1999
 The photo exhibition entitled "Linda McCartney's Sixties" continues at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
2010
 Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 08, 2011, 04:13:50 AM
August 8th

1966: In response to John Lennon's remark about The Beatles being bigger than Jesus, The South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Also on this day The Beatles LP Revolver was released in the US, the bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I'm Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’. It spent 77 weeks on the Billboard chart peaking at No.1.

1969: The photo session for the cover of The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic. The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She's So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 09, 2011, 04:36:49 AM
August 9th

1968: After the other Beatles had gone home for the evening (2.00 am), Paul McCartney stayed behind and recorded ‘Mother Nature's Son’, taping 25 takes at Abbey Road studios. The song was included on the ‘White Album.’
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 10, 2011, 04:25:44 AM
August 10th

1964: The Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’, ‘Please, Please Me’, ‘Love Me Do’ and 'Twist And Shout.’
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on August 11, 2011, 06:53:05 AM
Mary McCartney -Sam Aboud first Son with Husband Simon Aboud was born in London in 2008
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 12, 2011, 03:21:35 AM
August 11th

1964: The Beatles started recording their fourth album (‘Beatles For Sale’, not yet titled), at EMI studios in London, England.

1966: At a press conference held at The Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago, John Lennon apologised for his remarks that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus". Lennon told reporters “Look, I wasn’t saying The Beatles are better than God or Jesus, I said ‘Beatles’ because it’s easy for me to talk about The Beatles. I could have said ‘TV’ or ‘Cinema’, ‘Motorcars’ or anything popular and would have got away with it…”

August 12th

1960: Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles' drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the bands next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, "The Beatles". 
 
1964: The Beatles first film ‘A Hard Days Night’ opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews.

I now declare this bridge open! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrTv2Y0cblo#)
 
1966: The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 13, 2011, 04:15:56 AM
August 13th

1965: The Beatles arrived at Kennedy International Airport for a tour of North America. The set list for the tour was ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's in Black’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Help!’, ‘I'm Down’ and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man.’ The tour was not a happy one for The Beatles, John Lennon took to screaming off-microphone obscenities at the audiences.

1966: 'Revolver' The Beatles seventh album release in three years started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK charts. It spent a total of 34 week's on the UK chart and was also a US No.1.

1971: John Lennon flew from Heathrow Airport to New York, he never set foot on British soil again.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on August 15, 2011, 02:54:18 AM
August 14th

1962, Unhappy with drummer Pete Best's role in The Beatles Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern, Liverpool. Ringo Starr who was nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at a Butlin's holiday camp received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time.
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1965: The Beatles taped an appearance for CBS-TV's ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ at Studio 50, New York City. They performed ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘I'm Down’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Yesterday’, and ‘Help!’ Also today, The Beatles fifth album 'Help!' started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.

1985: Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalogue. At $47.5m he gained the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney. McCartney had been negotiating with Yoko Ono, who had decided to withdraw her side of the deal because of ‘astrological’ reasons.

2001: A pizza-stained piece of paper signed by three of the four Beatles sold for $48,000 (£17,441) to an anonymous collector at an auction in Melbourne. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison all signed the paper during their 1964 tour of Australia. Drummer Ringo Starr had laryngitis and was not on the tour. A fan managed to get the autographs while the band was staying in a hotel in Adelaide.
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Post by: In My Life on August 15, 2011, 04:03:31 AM
1965: The Beatles set a new world record for the largest attendance at a pop concert when they played in front of 55,600 fans at Shea Stadium in New York City. Sharing the bill with The Beatles; Brenda Holloway, The King Curtis Band, The Young Rascals and Sounds Incorporated. The Beatles were paid $160,000 for the show, the set list: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She's a Woman’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby's In Black’, ‘Act Naturally’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, ‘Help!’, and ‘I'm Down’. Two of the Rolling Stones were among the audience, Mick Jagger and Keith Richard and later that evening; Bob Dylan visited The Beatles at their hotel.
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The Beatles Live At Shea Stadium (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xodm5p)

1966: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the D.C. Stadium in Washington DC to over 32,000 fans. Tickets cost $3. Five members of the Ku Klux Klan, led by the Imperial Wizard of Maryland, picketed the concert.

2002: A memorial to John Lennon was unveiled in the remote Scottish village of Durness where Lennon had spent his holidays from age seven to fifteen. The lyrics from 'In My Life' had been inscribed on three stones.
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2007: Sixteen solo John Lennon albums were made available to download on iTunes for the first time. A deal was approved by the late Beatle's widow Yoko Ono following a lengthy legal battle between the band's label Apple Corps and Apple Inc, which owned Tunes.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 15, 2011, 04:16:08 AM
Just a little note regarding Ringo's bass drum head.  When he joined The Beatles, they had not yet adopted their Drop-T logo.  Ringo's drum head looked like this at The Cavern Club on 22 August 1962:


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In late January 1963, Paul came up with these sketches for a Beatles bass drum logo...

(http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logox.jpg)  (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logo1.jpg)  (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logo2.jpg)


Tex O'Hara, a Liverpool signwriter, was enlisted to design a Beatles drum logo based upon Paul's sketches.  The result was this, seen at The Beatles' performance at The Teddington Studio Center on 17 February 1963...

(http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.02.17%20tedding/01.jpg)  (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.02.17%20tedding/02.jpg)


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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 15, 2011, 04:28:51 AM
Right.  On 14 April 1963, The Beatles were still using the Tex O'Hara drum logo...

(http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.14%20teddington/01.jpg)



The Drop-T Logo made its first appearance on 12 May 1963 at the Alpha Television Studios...

(http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.05.12%20alpha/02.jpg)
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Post by: In My Life on August 16, 2011, 03:15:42 AM
August 16th

1962: Brian Epstein told Pete Best that the other Beatles wanted him out of the group, and that he was being replaced. Epstein then asked Best to perform with The Beatles that night at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester, Cheshire. Pete Best does not show up, drummer Johnny Hutchinson of The Big Three filled in the temporary vacancy.


1966:
During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia playing their set during a huge electric storm.

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My sister had a ticket just like that but never got to use it!

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles recorded 14 takes of the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 16, 2011, 05:09:59 AM
1967-The first press screening of How I Won The War, the film starring John, was held in London.
1976-The Wings album Band On The Run is issued in the Soviet Union on the Melodiya label.
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Post by: In My Life on August 17, 2011, 03:22:19 AM
August 17th

1960: The Beatles begin their first Hamburg engagement at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany, playing the first of 48 nights at the Club. The owner, Bruno Koschmider, asked The Beatles to "Mach Shau", or really put on a show, which led to the band screaming, shouting, and leaping about the stage and sometimes playing lying on the floor. John Lennon once appeared wearing only his underwear and on another occasion, wearing a toilet seat around his neck. The Beatles lodged in a single room behind the screen of a nearby movie house.

1964: Glasgow council in Scotland announced that all boys and men with Beatle styled haircuts would have to wear bathing caps after a committee was told that hair from ‘Beatle-cuts’ was clogging the pools filters.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 17, 2011, 09:51:06 AM
Bruno the Clown of the Reeperbahn


(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6186/bkoschmider19262000.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/641/bkoschmider19262000.jpg/)


1966-Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada.

At a press conference before the show, John aroused another controversy by expressing his support for American draft-dodgers who had fled over the border into Canada to escape being sent to Vietnam.


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Post by: In My Life on August 18, 2011, 04:05:32 AM
August 18th

1962: Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

1964: Over 9,000 frenzied fans met The Beatles as they arrived in San Francisco, to begin an American tour. The Beatles were driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers could take pictures. As the 9,000 fans pressed against the fencing, it gave way, with The Beatles managing to get out split-seconds before it came crashing down.

1965: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia to a sold out crowd of 35,000. Tickets cost $5.50.
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1982: The City of Liverpool named four Streets after the fab four: John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.
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Post by: In My Life on August 19, 2011, 04:06:46 AM
August 19th

1964: The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, to a crowd of 17,130. Playing 12 songs which made up their repertoire for the entire tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘You Can't Do That’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘If I Fell’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Boys’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’. Supporting acts were The Righteous Brothers, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, and Jackie DeShannon.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_tickets_19_8_65_13510.jpg)


1967: The Beatles scored their 14th US No.1 single with 'All You Need Is Love'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Marianne Faithfull and Walker Brother Gary Leeds all sang backing vocals on the track.

1999: A TV ad featuring the late Linda McCartney urging a boycott of fishing was banned by the Advertising Clearance Centre in the UK.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 19, 2011, 04:59:02 AM
1967-Starkey's Second Son Jason was born at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London.

Jason was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in Hammersmith, London. His name was chosen by his mother.
 
In later years Jason worked in the music industry, becoming a road manager and drummer. He once described his famous family as a burden, saying: "Being Ringo Starr's son is the biggest drag of my life. It's a total pain."
 
In 1987 Jason Starkey was fined £125 after being caught stealing a car stereo, and two years later appeared twice in court on drugs charges. He played in a succession of bands including Buddy Curtis and the Grasshoppers, The People's Friend, Empire Of Sponge, and with his brother Zak, Musty Jack Sponge and the Exploding Nudists.
 
Despite his earlier problems with drugs and the law, Jason settled down in England with his wife Flora and two sons Louie and Sonny.

(http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Jason.jpg)
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Post by: In My Life on August 20, 2011, 03:41:05 AM
August 20th

1966: The Beatles, touring America for the last time, were forced to cancel and reschedule their performance in Cincinnati's open-air stadium, Crosley Field. Heavy rain (and no cover provided) made electrocution a virtual certainty if The Beatles had attempted to perform.

1969: After finishing ‘I Want You, (She’s So Heavy), The Beatles worked on the running order for the Abbey Road album. A preliminary master tape was compiled, the medley was originally slated for side one of the album, and the placement of ‘Octopus's Garden’ and ‘Oh! Darling’ were reversed from the final version. The album was to end with the slashed guitar chord that finishes ‘I Want You (She's So Heavy)’. This was the last time all four Beatles were together in Abbey Road studios.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_abbeyroad1_14198.jpg)
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 20, 2011, 10:45:11 AM
1991 Julian Lennon's 4th Studio Album"Help Yourself" published  in USA
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Post by: In My Life on August 21, 2011, 05:00:01 PM
August 21st

1966: On their last ever US tour The Beatles performed in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they performed at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they flew to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they performed under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain. It was this gig that convinced Paul McCartney that The Beatles should stop performing live.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_ticket_21_8_66_13506.jpg)

2006: A man surfing the Internet in America foiled three men who broke into a Liverpool shop in Liverpool, England. The man who had logged onto a site streaming live footage of Mathew Street and a forthcoming Beatles festival saw the men smashing a window of a shop and climbing inside. He phoned Merseyside police who arrested the men.

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Post by: In My Life on August 22, 2011, 03:30:38 AM
August 22nd

1962: The first TV appearance of The Beatles was recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club Liverpool, (it was shown on 17th October 1962).

1963: Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bad To Me.' A song John Lennon wrote for them while on holiday in Spain with Brian Epstein.
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me [HD video] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIq9NqtrzQE#)

The Beatles - Bad To Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYP4KY9rK8#)

1964: During a North American tour The Beatles appeared at the Empire Stadium, Vancouver, to over 20,000 fans. The Beatles set at the time was just 29 minutes long. tickets cost £5.25.

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1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, performed two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Between performances, The Beatles were visited in their dressing-room by Carl Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys. 

1966, New York City teenagers Carol Hopkins and Susan Richmond climbed out onto the ledge on the second floor of a city hotel and threatened to jump unless they could get to meet The Beatles. Police talked then down.

 
1968: Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during the White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. The news of Ringo's departure was kept secret, and he rejoined the sessions on September 3. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded ‘Back In the USSR’, with Paul on drums and John playing bass.

1969: The Beatles met at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home in England for their final ever photo session. Three shots from this session (by Ethan Russell) formed the front and back covers of the Capitol compilation album Hey Jude. Yoko Ono and a pregnant Linda McCartney (she was to give birth to daughter Mary six days later) appeared in some photographs with The Beatles. 
 
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 22, 2011, 05:00:18 AM
1985 Press to Play published in America
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Post by: In My Life on August 23, 2011, 03:28:09 AM
August 23rd

1962: John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office. He then played a gig that night with The Beatles at Liverpool's Riverpark Ballroom.

1966: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided 'Yellow Submarine - Eleanor Rigby'. The group's eleventh No.1.

1966: On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year's performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance. 
 
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Post by: In My Life on August 25, 2011, 04:37:26 AM
1961: After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris’ supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_boat_poster_13462.jpg)

1965: Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool.
Then what happened??

1966: During their last US tour, The Beatles, played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

2010: A selection of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles went on display in Liverpool at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The images were taken by Astrid Kirchherr the former girlfriend of original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe, who took pictures of the band's early years after meeting them in Hamburg in 1960. The exhibition included images of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife and of the making of their film A Hard Day's Night in 1964 in Liverpool.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 25, 2011, 06:42:52 AM

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1973, guitarist Henry McCullough left Paul McCartney's group, "Wings" after only a year with the band. He appeared on the album "Red Rose Speedway" and the theme from the James Bond film "Live and Let Die."

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Post by: In My Life on August 26, 2011, 05:00:50 AM
August 26th

1963: Cilla Black made her first major concert appearance at The Odeon Cinema Southport on a bill with The Beatles.

1967: Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull joined up with The Beatles in Bangor North Wales to seek guidance from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization. 
 
1993: A double sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christies, London, a world record price for a recording.

2005: A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's ‘That'll Be The Day’ and a Lennon-Harrison song, ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’ as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.
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Post by: In My Life on August 27, 2011, 03:27:47 AM
August 27th

1964: During a North American tour The Beatles, performed a show at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, in front of 14,000 fans.

1965: On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality was decidedly "unmagnetic". John Lennon remarked soon after, “Where’s Elvis? It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.”

1967, British music entrepreneur and the manager of The Beatles Brian Epstein was found dead, locked in a bedroom at his London home. A coroner's inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black and The Remo Four. The first contract between The Beatles and Epstein was auctioned in London in 2008, and was sold for £240,000.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/brian_epstein_death_4362.jpg)

1992: John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ sold at an auction for $87,000, (£47,220).
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 27, 2011, 03:41:43 AM
August 27th

1965: On the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, The Beatles, attended a recording session for The Byrds.


The Byrds and The Beatles- Nowhere To Turn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW6MWLOoRJ8#)
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Post by: Casbah on August 27, 2011, 06:20:39 AM
Interesting article in the L.A. Times about the Beatles at Dodger Stadium in 66.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-erskine-beatles-20110827,0,28732.column (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-erskine-beatles-20110827,0,28732.column)

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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 27, 2011, 08:44:20 AM
Misses Barbara Bach 64 Birthday Today

The Beatles When I'm 64 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3chFhCP5mQ#)
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Post by: In My Life on August 27, 2011, 04:56:59 PM
Interesting article in the L.A. Times about the Beatles at Dodger Stadium in 66.


[url]http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-erskine-beatles-20110827,0,28732.column[/url] ([url]http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-erskine-beatles-20110827,0,28732.column[/url])


Thanks for sharing that!
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Post by: In My Life on August 28, 2011, 04:38:36 AM
August 28th

1964: After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.
Or at least they showed them how it's really done!

1966: Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles performed one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate was found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend two hours in the back of the truck before they can leave the stadium.

1968: Working at Trident Studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Dear Prudence’. They built the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George played guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who had quit The Beatles on August 22.

1969: Born on this day, Mary McCartney, a daughter to Paul and Linda McCartney. Mary was named after Paul's mother (who he mentioned in the song 'Let It Be').
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Post by: Badgirl66 on August 29, 2011, 05:53:58 AM
Beatles: Last Concert 1966 San Francisco Candlestick Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMPSeFQBuU#)

Beatles: Last Concert 1966 RARE FILMS COMPILATION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsnM4EmV8HI#ws)

The Beatles Live In San Francisco 1966 Candlestick Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yoP8v9fVs#)

1966 Candlestick Park, San Francisco.

THE LAST EVER BEATLES CONCERT

This was the last time The Beatles performed before a paying audience. It was seen by 25,000 fans. Their last number on stage was 'Long Tall Sally", one of their Hamburg show-stoppers.

By this time the whole group, even Paul who had held out the longest for a continuation of touring, knew that the concerts had to stop. With posterity in mind, he asked the Beatles press officer to tape the performance on his hand-held cassette recorder. George expressed his relief on the plane home: "That's it. I'm no longer a Beatle," he announced.

John: "On our last tour people kept bringing blind, crippled and deformed children into our dressing room and this boy's mother would say, 'Go on, kiss him, maybe you'll bring back his sight.' We're not cruel. We've seen enough tragedy in Merseyside, but when a mother shrieks, 'Just touch him and maybe he'll walk again,' we want to run, cry, empty our pockets. We're going to remain normal if it kills us."


The radio show The Lennon and McCartney Songbook was transmitted by the BBC Light Programme.

1961  The Cavern (lunchtime).
1986 Cinema Premiere of Shanghai Surprise in Amerika - Music ,Acting and produced by George Harrison
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Post by: In My Life on August 30, 2011, 05:22:04 AM
August 29th

1959: The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men play here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A.

1966: The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During this tour, The Beatles have not played a single song from their latest album, ‘Revolver’. They finished the show with a version of Little Richards 'Long Tall Sally'.

2006: The Beatles' ‘Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was voted the best #1 album of all time by the British public. The album released in 1967, topped the poll to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart. The Beatles had a total of four albums in the top 10, with ‘Revolver’ at six, ‘Abbey Road’ at eight and The Beatles ‘White Album’ at 10.

August 30th

1962: The Beatles played at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, at lunchtime and at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester at night with Gerry & the Pacemakers.

1965: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California. Tickets cost $3.00.
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1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono played Madison Square Gardens to raise money for the One to One charity. Stevie Wonder, Sha Na Na and Roberta Flack also appeared at the event. Lennon personally bought $60,000 worth of tickets which were given to volunteer fund-raisers. Several of the performances were later included on Lennon’s, Live in New York City album.

2003: Stella McCartney married publisher Alasdhiar Willis on Scotland's Isle Of Bute. Guest's included Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Chrissie Hynde and Coldplay's Chris Martin.
 
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Post by: In My Life on August 31, 2011, 04:14:33 AM
August 31st

1965: During a North American tour The Beatles played two shows at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California to a total of 28,700 fans.

1976: George Harrison was found guilty of 'subconscious plagiarism' of the Ronnie Mack song 'He's So Fine' when writing 'My Sweet Lord'. Earnings from the song were awarded to Mack's estate; The Chiffons then recorded their own version of 'My Sweet Lord'.

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Post by: In My Life on September 01, 2011, 03:57:45 AM
September 1st

1967: The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on September 01, 2011, 04:53:33 PM
1963-ABC TV's Didsbury Studio Centre, Manchester. The group recorded an appearance on the variety show Big Night Out presented by comedians Mike and Bernie Winters. They mimed 'From Me To You', 'She Loves You' and 'Twist And Shout' before a studio audience of 600 (broadcast September 7).

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The Beatles - "Big Night Out" - 01.09.1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY_mA62PVwE#)
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Post by: In My Life on September 02, 2011, 03:01:13 AM
September 2nd

1964: On tour in the USA The Beatles appeared at The Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Days before the concert, Philadelphia had experienced race-riots, The Beatles, who were Civil Rights supporters, were shocked to see that their audience of 13,000 is completely white.

1978: George Harrison married Olivia Arias at Henley-on-Thames register office.
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Post by: In My Life on September 03, 2011, 03:56:00 AM
September 3rd

1962: After playing a lunchtime show at The Cavern in Liverpool, The Beatles played the first of three Monday night gigs at The Queen’s Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.
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1964: During a US tour The Beatles played two shows at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. They were paid $85,000 for the shows, tickets cost $4.00.
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 04, 2011, 04:27:14 AM
September 4th

1962: The Beatles' first formal recording session at EMI's Abbey Road studios took place. George Martin was unhappy with a previous session on June 6, so he called The Beatles back into the studio to try again. They recorded six songs, including ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me.’ 
 
1965: The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Help', the title of their second film and the group's ninth US No.1.
 
1968: The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras who join in singing the long refrain.

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1971: Taken from the album 'Ram', Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released 'Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey'. McCartney's first US solo No.1.

1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon Show on US television.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 05, 2011, 04:20:18 AM
September 5th

1966: John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'.
 
 
1967: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 05, 2011, 05:01:34 AM
September 5th

1966: John Lennon started work in Germany on his role as Private Gripweed in the film 'How I Won The War'.



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John Lennon's final scenes from How I Won the War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxy48n7Y9xA#)

John Lennon-How I Won The War Outtakes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_w458hovM#)



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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 06, 2011, 04:01:15 AM
September 5th

1968: Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo and became the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording and George recorded his lead vocal. 
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 07, 2011, 04:51:58 AM
1997-Derek Taylor dies at his home in Suffolk, England, of cancer of the esophagus.
He is survived by his wife Joan and their six grown-up children, Timothy, Gerard, Abigail, Vanessa, Dominic and Annabel. Following his death Paul, via his spokesman Geoff Baker, releases this brief statement: "He was a beautiful man. It is time for tears and words may follow later." Respectful obituaries are published in several newspapers.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 07, 2011, 05:01:53 AM
September 7th

1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio program ‘Saturday Club’, at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They performed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Memphis’, ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’ (arrangement credited to John Lennon), ‘I'll Get You’, ‘She Loves You’, and ‘Lucille’.
 
 
1964: On tour in North America, The Beatles performed two shows at the Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada to 21,000 fans. 

1985: Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a grandfather when his son Zak and his wife Sarah had a daughter Tatia Jayne.
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 08, 2011, 05:36:17 AM
September 8th

1968: The Beatles performed 'Hey Jude' on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience.

1977: Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left Wings to help re-form The Small Faces. McCulloch had played with Paul McCartney’s band on the Venus and Mars and Wings At the Speed of Sound albums, as well as on the Wings Over America tour. He died two years later at the age of 26. Drummer Joe English also left Wings at this time, joining Sea Level.

1997: Derek Taylor the publicist for The Beatles died aged 67. Taylor had been responsible for many of the legends surrounding their career and had also worked with The Beach Boys and The Byrds. In 1967 he helped organise the Monterey Pop Festival together with Lou Adler and John Philips. He helped launch the Beatles Anthology trilogy in the 90’s.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 08, 2011, 07:58:33 AM
September 8th


1997: Derek Taylor the publicist for The Beatles died aged 67. Taylor had been responsible for many of the legends surrounding their career and had also worked with The Beach Boys and The Byrds. In 1967 he helped organise the Monterey Pop Festival together with Lou Adler and John Philips. He helped launch the Beatles Anthology trilogy in the 90’s.

THis was a day before look  :-\ ;sorry
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 09, 2011, 04:07:57 AM

1963: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart.

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1968: Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’. John Lennon played bass and honked on a saxophone, roadie Mal Evans tried his best at playing trumpet. Paul McCartney recorded his lead vocal and George Harrison ran about the studio holding a flaming ashtray above his head.

2005: Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Dingle, was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 10, 2011, 04:14:20 AM
1939: Born on this day, Cynthia Lennon first wife of John Lennon, the couple divorced on 8th November 1968.

1963: During a chance meeting between The Rolling Stones at Studio 51 Jazz Club in London with Paul McCartney and John Lennon, the two played the Stones a partly finished song 'I Wanna Be Your Man' which the Stones later record.

I Wanna Be Your Man-The Rolling Stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgHsA53nl7Y#)

1963: The Daily Mirror published a two-page article about The Beatles. Written by Donald Zec, the feature is entitled ‘Four Frenzied Little Lord Fauntleroys Who Are Earning 5,000 Pounds A Week’ Zec, who had attended a Beatles concert in Luton on Sept. 6 and then invited them to his home to complete the interview, referred to The Beatles' haircuts as ‘A stone-age hair style’. The article provided a major boost to their career.

1966: The Beatles started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Revolver', the group's ninth US chart topper.

1968: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hey Jude', the group's 15th UK No.1 and the longest chart topper ever at seven minutes and ten seconds. The single was the first release on the group's Apple records label.

1999: Paul McCartney made headline news after being seen at a New York City party minus one of his front teeth after a crown broke off when he was eating. He'd lost the tooth in a motorcycle accident in 1967. Must have been a very slow news day.

2005: The 1967 Beatles track ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was voted the best British song of all time by music experts. The survey by Q magazine called the track "the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British". The Kinks' song ‘Waterloo Sunset’ came second in the poll and ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis was voted in third place.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 11, 2011, 03:03:29 AM
1961: After George Martin insisted that session drummer Andy White take Ringo Starr's place, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios in London for a third attempt at recording their first single. ‘Love Me Do’ was selected to be The Beatles' first A-side, with "P.S. I Love You" on the flip side (a reversal of the original plan). The single that was released on October 5th featured a version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Ringo on drums, but the album ‘Please Please Me’ included a version with Andy White on drums.

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1965: The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Help!', the group's sixth US chart topper.

1967: Filming began for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. There was no script, nor a very clear idea of exactly what was to be accomplished, not even a clear direction about where the bus was supposed to go. The ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ bus set off for the West Country in England stopping for the night in Teignmouth, Devon where hundreds of fans greeted The Beatles at their hotel.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 12, 2011, 02:54:03 AM
September 12th

1963: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You', the group's second No.1. It became the biggest seller of the year and the biggest selling Beatles single in the UK.

1967: Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge, the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 12, 2011, 04:40:38 AM
1977-Paul and Linda's son James Louis McCartney is born at the Avenue Clinic in St. John's Wood, London. He weighs 6 pounds 1 ounce.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 13, 2011, 03:44:39 AM
September 13th

1965: The Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' was released as a Beatles single in the US.

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1965: Born on this day, Zak Starkey, drummer, (son of Ringo). Formed his own band The Face and has worked with The Who, Oasis, Johnny Marr and the Spencer Davis Group.

1967: The Beatles formed an electronics company called Fiftyshapes, Ltd. appointing John Alexis Mardas (Magic Alex) to be the company's director. Alex claimed he could build a 72-track tape machine, instead of the 4-track at Abbey Road (this never materialised). One of his more outrageous plans was to replace the acoustic baffles around Ringo Starr's drums with an invisible sonic force field. George Harrison later said that employing Mardas was "the biggest disaster of all time."

1969: John and Yoko flew to Canada with the Plastic Ono Band to perform at the Rock & Roll Revival Show in Toronto, Canada. The band members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from England. Also making an appearance at the concert were Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bo Diddley, The Doors and Alice Cooper. Lennon later released his performance as the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 album.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 13, 2011, 07:23:00 AM
1971-Paul and Linda's second child, Stella Nina McCartney, is born at the King's College Hospital in London. As with the birth of Mary a year previously, Paul had moved into the hospital to be at Linda's side. Unfortunately, due to slight complications, Stella has to be delivered by Caesarean section and Paul is naturally barred from the operating theatre. Paul recalls the time: "I sat next door in my green apron praying like mad ... the name Wings just came into my head." Linda maintains he was thinking about "Wings of an angel". Paul had briefly toyed with the idea of calling his new group Turpentine, but was persuaded from doing so by a 79-year-old Beatles/McCartney fan.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 14, 2011, 04:16:00 AM
September 14th

1967: Filming continued for The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ in South West England. The Beatles searched for a quiet, secluded field in which they could conduct filming but once they'd disembarked from the bus and set up for shooting, scores of onlookers began to crowd around, causing a traffic jam that required the police to step in.

1995: The lyrics to The Beatles song ‘Getting Better’ hand-written by Paul McCartney sold for £161,000 at a Sotheby's auction in London.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 14, 2011, 08:58:06 AM
1961, the Beatles play in the Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool. In the Liverpool magazine "Mersey Beat" appears for the first time John Lennon's new column, "Around and About", he used the pseudonym for "Beatcomber".
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 15, 2011, 03:53:41 AM
September 15th

1961: Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Early evening: Performance with Cliff Roberts and the Rockers at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard and later at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

1963: Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, topping the bill for `Great Pop Prom'.

1964: The Beatles, on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on-stage. Police ordered The Beatles off-stage in the middle of a song, and the concert only resumed after Derek Taylor got on the PA system and pleaded for order to be restored so that the rest of the performance would not be cancelled by the police.

1965: `Help!' single, 8th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1967: End of shootings of `Magical Mystery Tour'.

1972 - UK LP release: `Some Time In New York City'. (John Lennon)

1994: A reel to reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party Liverpool in July, 1957, sold for £69,000, ($125,000) at a Sotheby's auction.

http://youtu.be/adV45OWx444 (http://youtu.be/adV45OWx444)

2006: The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building status after a recommendation from English Heritage. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison played in the converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 16, 2011, 03:17:00 AM
September 16th
1963: ‘She Loves You’ by The Beatles was released by Swan Records in the US. Although the song is currently number one in the UK, ‘She Loves You’ was ignored in the US until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart. 

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1964:`A Hard Day's Night' single, 10th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
 
1964: Concert at the City Park Stadium, New Orleans.

1965: US Gold certification for `Eight Days A Week'/`I Don't Want To Spoil The Party'.

1967: Working at Abbey Road studios in London The Beatles recorded 11 takes of ‘Your Mother Should Know’, giving the song a stronger beat, but this version of the song was discarded in favour of the original recording.

1998: At a Sotheby's auction a notebook belonging to former Beatles roadie Mal Evans containing the lyrics to 'Hey Jude' sold for £111,500, and a two-tone denim jacket belonging to John Lennon went for £9,200.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 17, 2011, 05:49:19 AM
September 17th

1962: The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen’s Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.

1962: Single release, Anna (Go To Him)

1964: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. The Beatles were paid $150,000 for the show, which was more than any other act had ever been paid for a live show. Tickets cost $4.50.

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1965: UK single release: `That Means A Lot', with P. J. Proby.

1969: Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 18, 2011, 04:21:01 AM
September 18th

1964: The Beatles, on tour in the USA, performed at Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming ‘White Album’, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.

1996: At Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000 (£21,000), for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, ‘Hey Jude’. At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’ sold for $103,500, (£57,500).
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 19, 2011, 05:59:06 AM
September 19th

1934: Born on this day, Brian Epstein, Beatles manager and manager of other Liverpool acts.

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1964: Brian celebrates his 30th birthday on a plane over Houston, Texas.

1964: John gives his permission for his drawing `The Fat Budgie' to be printed on Christmas cards.

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1968 - BBC-TV's `Top Of The Pops' broadcasts a documentary about the recording of `Revolution' (Thursday, 19:30-20:00), the one and only British television transmission of a 'Revolution' promotional clip.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 20, 2011, 03:37:58 AM
September 20th

1964: At the end of the North American tour The Beatles played a charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City; the 3,682 member audience each paid $100 a ticket. Performance for the Ed Sullivan Show.

1969: During a meeting in London between John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Lennon announced he was leaving The Beatles. Lennon's announcement never made it to the press because of their newly negotiated royalty contract they signed with EMI.

1972: Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested for the second time in four weeks for possession of cannabis this time at their Scottish farmhouse in Campbeltown.


1975, 'Fame' gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US, the song was co-written with John Lennon.

From Wikipedia: With the Young Americans sessions mostly concluded in late 1974, the material was delayed while Bowie extricated himself from his contract with manager Tony DeFries. During this time he was staying in New York, and met John Lennon. The pair socialised and jammed together, which led to a one-day session at Electric Lady Studios in January 1975. There, Bowie contacted several members of his tour band. First a cover of The Beatles’ "Across the Universe" was recorded. Then a new song called "Fame", inspired by a guitar riff written by Carlos Alomar and with the title from Lennon, was then hurriedly developed by Bowie, and recorded. Both tracks were then added to the Young Americans album. Despite having only a minor contribution, Lennon was given a co-writing credit due to the lyrics (bemoaning the nature of celebrity) being inspired by conversations he had with Bowie on the subject, and because Bowie acknowledged that Lennon singing "Fame!" over Alomar’s guitar riff was the catalyst for the song. The songwriting credit list order is David Bowie, Carlos Alomar, and John Lennon. Lennon's voice is also heard singing the repeated words "FAME, FAME, FAME" with his voice heard at a fast, normal, and slow playback speeds, until Bowie's voice is heard singing the final lyrics of the song before the fade.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 20, 2011, 08:55:07 PM
2011-Bob Whitaker, the photographer who took the infamous Beatles butcher cover photographer has passed away after a lengthy illness, according to reports from friends in Liverpool, the Beatles' hometown. Whitaker, born in 1939.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 21, 2011, 06:10:44 AM
September 21st

1961: The Beatles played a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. In the evening they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool with Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, admission price was 3 shillings (15 pence).

1964 - US single release: `I Don't Want To See You Again', with Peter and Gordon.
Paul McCartney introduces Peter & Gordon song on radio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFzIUEuzBeQ#ws)

1968: Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change of clothes and hair in four years.

2002: Paul McCartney kicked off the second leg of his 22 date ‘Driving USA’ North American tour at The Bradley Center, Milwaukee.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 22, 2011, 02:56:33 AM
September 22nd

1960: The Beatles played at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 22, 2011, 04:44:44 AM
September 22nd

1960: The Beatles played at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.


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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 23, 2011, 03:17:13 AM
September 23rd

1961: Performance at the Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with the Dominoes and The Saints Jazz Band.

1968: Working on new songs for their forthcoming ‘White Album’, The Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand’, (working title of 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun'). The title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed Lennon. Jim Morrison from The Doors came to visit The Beatles in the studio and watched them recording.

1969: The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was so well entrenched, that McCartney came out of seclusion at his Scottish farm to deny the story. When McCartney was asked to comment by a reporter visiting Macca’s farm, he replied, “Do I look dead? I’m as fit as a fiddle.”
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 23, 2011, 04:36:38 AM
September 23rd

1961: Performance at the Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.



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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 24, 2011, 03:58:45 AM
September 24th

1941: Born on this day, Linda McCartney, (Linda Eastman). Wife of Paul, photographer, animal rights campaigner, launched her own brand of vegetarian food. Played keyboards with Wings and solo McCartney records. 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney UK No.1 album 'Ram'. She died of breast cancer on 17th April 1998.

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1967: Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour at West Malling Air Station, Maidstone, Kent with the shooting of the ‘Your Mother Should Know’ ballroom finale. With The Beatles all dressed in white suits and shoes, gliding down a glittery staircase as 160 members of Peggy Spencer's dance team swirled round about.

1971: John is interviewed on `The Dick Cavett Show'.

1980: The mixing of the forthcoming John and Yoko album Double Fantasy moved from the Hit Factory in New York City to Record Plant East. During this session, John Lennon gave one of last ever interviews to Lisa Robinson from 97-FM in Buffalo.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on September 24, 2011, 07:24:45 AM
In 1941, Linda McCartney, wife of Paul McCartney, was born in Scarsdale, N.Y. They were married in 1969, soon after Paul broke up with Jane Asher. Linda's maiden name was Eastman and she was a photographer, but she was not, as reported at the time of her marriage, the heiress to the Eastman photographic fortune. Linda was heavily involved in Paul's 1971 album "Ram," and later that year became the keyboard player and backup vocalist with Paul's group, "Wings." Linda McCartney died of breast cancer on April 17, 1998, at a family-owned ranch near Tucson, Ariz.

Happy Birthday Linda

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 25, 2011, 02:02:38 AM
September 25th

1964: Brian reveals that while in the USA, a syndicate of businessmen offered him 3.5 million pounds for his interests in the Beatles. He rejected the offer.

1965: The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.

1967: The Beatles began recording the new Paul McCartney song ‘The Fool on the Hill’ at Abbey Road, London. John and George played harmonicas, Paul played a recorder and recorded his lead vocal and Ringo played drums.

1968: Welsh singer Mary Hopkin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Those Were The Days'. Hopkins had signed to The Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks. 
 
1969: John Lennon recorded the track 'Cold Turkey', with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko.

1976: Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 25, 2011, 02:07:58 AM
September 25th

1965: The Beatles cartoon series premiered on ABC TV in the US. The first story was titled 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' and had the group exploring the ocean floor in a diving bell where they met a lovesick octopus.


Beatles Cartoon I want to hold your hand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOep7IexkIA#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 25, 2011, 02:21:49 AM
^

Hmmmmm....  I wonder if The Beatles got the idea for Octopus's Garden from that cartoon.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 25, 2011, 02:40:13 PM
^

Hmmmmm....  I wonder if The Beatles got the idea for Octopus's Garden from that cartoon.

How's it going Hello Goodbye! Its possible! One thing's for certain, now I know where "The Love Boat" TV series came from! Take care.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 26, 2011, 04:21:19 AM
September 26

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1969: The Beatles released 'Abbey Road' in the UK, the final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.'

1970: Abbey Road. Start of recordings for `John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band' LP.

1974: US LP release: John Lennon's `Walls And Bridges'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 27, 2011, 02:52:49 AM
1963: Cilla Black made her debut on TV's' 'Ready Steady Go!' singing her new single 'Love of The Loved' which was written by Lennon and McCartney.

Sorry, I couldn't find the Ready Steady Go clip but this has to be similar.  :)
Cilla Black - Love Of The Loved (THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS '63) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPmN4-fPXI#)

1964: Brian and Ringo are among the panel of judges at `Beat Time For Oxfan', a pop talent contest with charity purposes, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London.

1967: Working on new songs The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am The Walrus’ and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Fool On The Hill.’

1986: The Beatles' 'Twist and Shout' re-entered the US singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared, after the song was featured in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 28, 2011, 05:14:03 AM
September 28th

1902: Born on this day, Ed Sullivan, TV host, The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show. The Beatles appearance on February 9th 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture; the broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers. Sullivan died on 13th October 1974.

1962: The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. That night they performed aboard the vessel MV Royal Iris on the River Mersey. The Beatles' third and final "Riverboat Shuffle".

1968: The Beatles started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hey Jude'. The Paul McCartney song written about Lennon's son Julian gave the group their 16th US No.1 and the biggest selling single of 1968.

1972: Rory Storm, leader of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, died on this date of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. Ringo Starr played drums in Storm's band from 1959-1962.

Rory Storm: A bright future that ended all too soon (http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/rory-storm-bright-future-ended-3377558)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Storm)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr)

2007: The John Lennon Northern Lights Festival was held in Durness, Scotland, the most northwesterly and remote village on mainland Britain. Lennon spent his childhood holidays between the ages of nine and 13 in the village and returned with his son Julian, Yoko Ono and her daughter Kyoko in 1969.

2010: Souvenir hunters were being condemned for "wanton vandalism" after sections of masonry were hacked off the house of Ringo Starr's birthplace. Fans who are campaigning to halt town hall plans to demolish 9 Madryn Street found that chunks of brickwork had been removed from the house.
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Post by: In My Life on September 29, 2011, 02:41:40 AM
September 29th

1967: Working at Abbey Road in London, The Beatles mixed the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’ which included the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". Lennon composed the song by combining three songs he had been working on. When he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, he added a verse of nonsense words.
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Post by: BeatlesForever on September 29, 2011, 03:00:45 AM
1967: Working at Abbey Road in London, The Beatles mixed the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’ which included the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear". Lennon composed the song by combining three songs he had been working on. When he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, he added a verse of nonsense words.

You know your BEATLES history well In My Life, I am very impressed. Take care. 
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Post by: In My Life on September 29, 2011, 03:04:26 AM
You know your BEATLES history well In My Life, I am very impressed. Take care.

No...I get this stuff from a website!
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Post by: BeatlesForever on September 29, 2011, 03:17:56 AM
No...I get this stuff from a website!

so, but you take the initiative!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on September 30, 2011, 02:58:53 AM
September 30

1960: The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Clay Ellis and the Raiders, and the Red River Jazz Men.

1967: John, George and the Maharishi appear on the TV `David Frost Show'.

1971: First stereo remix of `Penny Lane'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on September 30, 2011, 06:33:23 AM
1967: John, George and the Maharishi appear on the TV `David Frost Show'.

I don't remember I ever saw this. Is it available somewhere?
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Post by: In My Life on September 30, 2011, 06:47:59 AM
I don't remember I ever saw this. Is it available somewhere?


I looked for a clip on YouTube with no luck. I really wanted to see it.

I found the audio:

http://youtu.be/tpR65WXGX0k (http://youtu.be/tpR65WXGX0k)
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Post by: Bobber on September 30, 2011, 06:53:11 AM
I looked for a clip on YouTube with no luck.

Try a little harder! ha2ha
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Post by: In My Life on September 30, 2011, 06:58:42 AM
Try a little harder! ha2ha

Okay sir, but tomorrow. Do you know what time it is here?  ;)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Bobber on September 30, 2011, 07:02:07 AM
Time is a relative thing. ;D
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on October 01, 2011, 04:19:46 AM
October 1st

1962: A new and revised contract is signed by The Beatles and Brian.

1963: Brian writes to the `Glasgow Record and Mail', making clear that the first two hits of Gerry and the Pacemakers were not written by Lennon and McCartney, but by Mitch Murray.

1964: UK LP release: `The Beatles Versus The Four Seasons'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/62144_01_lg.jpg)

http://wcbsfm.radio.com/2011/03/21/the-beatles-vs-the-four-seasons/ (http://wcbsfm.radio.com/2011/03/21/the-beatles-vs-the-four-seasons/)

1969: US LP release: `Abbey Road'.

1988:  John is honoured with a star in the streets of Hollywood. 
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Post by: In My Life on October 02, 2011, 05:05:24 AM
October 2nd

1964: Brian Epstein's`A Cellarful Of Noise' is published in Britain.

1964: Granville Theatre, London. Rehearsal for a special British edition of the US TV show `Shindig'.

1969: John, in an interview, says that Apple is like a big black hole that takes all his benefits as an author and singer.

1971: John Lennon's 'Imagine' LP entered the US album chart, where it will reach No.3.

2001: Actor Kevin Spacey hosts Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Performers include, Alanis Morissette, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots and the Dave Mathews Band. The evening was closed with those present singing 'Give Peace A Chance'.

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Post by: Badgirl66 on October 02, 2011, 08:48:27 PM
2011-
Sir Paul and Nancy Shevell joined Ringo Starr and his Wife Barbara,Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Yoko Ono, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and Monty Python star Michael Palin on the red carpet at the British Film Institute in London.
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Post by: In My Life on October 03, 2011, 03:57:20 AM
October 3rd

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1960 - Last performance at the Indra Club, 64 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Billy Kramer and the Coasters, and the Echoes.

1968: Working at Trident Studios in London, The Beatles recorded the new George Harrison song ‘Savoy Truffle’. George, Paul, and Ringo recorded just one take of the basic track (drums, bass, and lead guitar). The song was inspired by Eric Clapton's love of chocolates, particularly Mackintosh's Good News.
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Post by: In My Life on October 04, 2011, 02:23:36 AM
October 4th

1960: The Beatles began to perform nightly at the Kaiserkeller, 36 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany. Also performing are Rory Storm and the Hurricanes with drummer Ringo Starr. After Mon. November 21st, they perform without George.

1963: The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK ITV pop show 'Ready Steady Go!'

The Beatles - "Ready, Steady, Go" - 04.10.1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTyGHhsK2zU#)

1969: The Beatles 'Abbey Road' album went to No.1 on the UK chart. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun' plus 'Come Together', 'Sun King' and 'Golden Slumbers.' The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).
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Post by: In My Life on October 07, 2011, 01:33:31 AM
October 5th

1962: The Beatles debut single 'Love Me Do' was released in the UK. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at No.4.

1962:   First radio broadcast of a Beatles record (Radio Luxemburg). 

2000: Beatles' fans across the world rushed out to buy copies of “The Beatles Anthology”. Stores in Japan and Britain opened at midnight to satisfy demand for the book, the first written by the band members. Publishers said the 350,000-word volume, at a cost of £35, had already attracted more than 1.5m orders worldwide.


October 6th

1962: First signing of records by the Beatles (`Love Me Do'/`P.S. I Love You'), at the Dawson's Music Shop, Widnes. 

1964: The Beatles spent the afternoon recording 'Eight Days A Week' at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_8_days_5877.jpg)


1968  Transmision of the `Hey Jude' clip on the US TV programme `Smothers Brothers Show' 

Beatles Hey Jude on Smothers Brothers Show 1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q6uKRQqOME#noexternalembed)

1969: George Harrison's song 'Something' was released as the "A" side of a Beatles' 45, a first for Harrison. Along with Lennon and McCartney's Come Together, the single will reach No.1 in the US next month.


October 7th

1964: Meeting of the Beatles, Brian and Walter Shenson to discuss plans for the next film.

1967: The Beatles rejected an offer of $1 million from promoter Sid Bernstein to make a second appearance at New York's Shea Stadium. Bernstein had originally brought the group to Shea in August 1965.

1975: John Lennon was awarded his ‘Green Card’ - permanent residency status, at a hearing in New York which overturned previous efforts by the US Government to deport him. The three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals ruled that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was "contrary to US ideas of due process and was invalid as a means of banishing the former Beatle from America."
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Post by: In My Life on October 08, 2011, 02:00:59 AM
1964: Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded their next single ‘She's a Woman’ in seven takes plus overdubs, recording the song from start to finish in five hours.

1964: Enfield Town Driving Test Centre, Enfield Town, Middlesex. Morning. Ringo takes his driving test, successfully.
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Post by: In My Life on October 09, 2011, 05:03:12 AM
October 9th

1940: John Lennon is born at the Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool.

Happy Birthday John Lennon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqu8b6ynT0#)

1961: John and Paul celebrate John's 21st birthday by hitchhiking to Paris. In aid in getting picked up, they purchase and wear bowler hats. They had planned to keep going to Spain, but stayed in Paris. John and Paul both claim they started the `Beatle' haircut while in Paris, copying the style from Jurgen Vollmer, whom they met on the streets.

1965: The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday', giving the group their tenth US No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976.


1975: Sean Taro Ono Lennon was born, the only child of John Lennon by Yoko Ono. John Lennon retired from music for five years to become a house-husband. Sean went on to become a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.


1980: In New York's sky, planes write congratulatory words for John and Sean, for their birthday.

1984: Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends', narrated by Ringo Starr was shown for the first time on British TV. 
 
1985: Marking what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a $1m donation from Yoko. 
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Post by: BeatlesForever on October 09, 2011, 05:16:33 AM
October 9th

1940: John Lennon is born at the Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool.

Happy Birthday John Lennon ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTqu8b6ynT0#[/url])

1961: John and Paul celebrate John's 21st birthday by hitchhiking to Paris. In aid in getting picked up, they purchase and wear bowler hats. They had planned to keep going to Spain, but stayed in Paris. John and Paul both claim they started the `Beatle' haircut while in Paris, copying the style from Jurgen Vollmer, whom they met on the streets.

1965: The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad 'Yesterday', giving the group their tenth US No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976.


1975: Sean Taro Ono Lennon was born, the only child of John Lennon by Yoko Ono. John Lennon retired from music for five years to become a house-husband. Sean went on to become a singer, songwriter, musician and actor.


1980: In New York's sky, planes write congratulatory words for John and Sean, for their birthday.

1984: Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends', narrated by Ringo Starr was shown for the first time on British TV. 
 
1985: Marking what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, Yoko Ono formally opened the three and a half acre garden at the Strawberry Fields site in New York's Central Park. The area was planted with trees, shrubs and flowers gathered from across the world and with a $1m donation from Yoko.


Hi In My Life! You sure love your BEATLES history don't you? Have you ever thought about becoming a Beatleologist? Take care.
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Post by: In My Life on October 10, 2011, 02:13:53 AM
October 10th

1939: The real Eleanor Rigby died in her sleep of unknown causes at the age of 44. The 1966 Beatles' song that featured her name wasn't written about her, as Paul McCartney's first draft of the song named the character Miss Daisy Hawkins. Eleanor Rigby's tombstone was noticed in the 1980s in the graveyard of St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, a few feet from where McCartney and Lennon had met for the first time in 1957.

1959: The Quarry Men played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool. Ken Brown, suffering from a heavy cold was unable to perform and after the show, an argument started when Paul McCartney says that Brown should not get a share of the performance fee since he had not performed. Lennon and Harrison side with McCartney and Brown quits The Quarry Men.


1964: During a UK tour The Beatles appeared at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after taking delivery of a brand new Facel Vega, apparently reaching speeds of 140 MPH on the M6 motorway.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_car_poster_13499.jpg)
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Post by: In My Life on October 11, 2011, 02:33:17 AM
October 11th

1962: `Love Me Do' enters the favorite songs ranking published by `Record Retailer'.

1965: Paul attends a session at Decca Studios, London, for Marianne Faithfull's version of `Yesterday', meeting the producer Mike Leander.

1968: during a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road six saxophonists recorded parts for 'Savoy Truffle' for the forthcoming White Album. George Harrison distorted the saxophones to get the desired sound. 
 
1991: Apple Computers settled a lawsuit launched by The Beatles' record company, Apple Corporation, over name and logo rights. The computer company reportedly paid $29 million to settle the suit.
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Post by: In My Life on October 12, 2011, 03:28:04 AM
October 12th

1962: Little Richard, The Beatles, Billy J. Kramer and other local groups all appeared at The Tower Ballroom, Wallasey, Merseyside, England.

1965: Working on their next album Rubber Soul at Abbey Road Studios, London, The Beatles recorded ‘Run For Your Life’ in its entirety, in five takes. (Lennon later admits to lifting two lines from Elvis Presley's 1955 hit ‘Baby Let's Play House’). And another new Lennon song ‘This Bird Has Flown’, later known as ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’. The track included George Harrison's double-tracked sitar part, the first appearance of that Indian instrument on a pop record.

1968: 1st showing on US television of a 7-minute promotional short called `A Mod Odyssey', including a footage of the Beatels at TVC (TV Cartoons Ltd).

Mod Odyssey plus Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMw1SfbQU1c#)

1969: A DJ on Detroit's WKNR radio station received a phone call telling him that if you play The Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever' backwards, you hear John Lennon say the words "I buried Paul." This started a worldwide rumour that Paul McCartney was dead.

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Post by: Bobber on October 12, 2011, 07:09:31 AM
^Never saw that footage before. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: In My Life on October 13, 2011, 02:42:42 AM
^Never saw that footage before. Thanks for sharing.

You're quite welcome.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on October 13, 2011, 03:06:36 AM
October 13th

1941: Neil Aspinall is born.

1963: The Beatles made their debut on ITV's 'Sunday Night at The London Palladium', topping the bill and transmitted live to an audience of 15 million viewers. They played, 'From Me To You', 'I'll Get You', 'She Loves You', and 'Twist and Shout'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/palladiumticket.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/palladium.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/palladium_2.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/palladium_3.jpg)

The Beatles leaving the London Palladium pursued by fans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYXilEvSo4#)

Ringo Starr talks about the London Palladium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkSd-J40T0Y#)

1965: Recording at Abbey Road studios for the album Rubber Soul, The Beatles begin and complete 'Drive My Car' in four takes plus overdubs.

1974: TV host Ed Sullivan died. Leader of the Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra. Introduced The Beatles and other UK acts to America via his Ed Sullivan TV show, from New York City, which ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, on CBS every Sunday night at 8pm. The Beatles appearance on February 9th 1964 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The broadcast drew an estimated 73 million viewers.

2008: In a video message on his website, Ringo Starr announced that he no longer has time to sign autographs and asked fans not to send him any mail at all. "No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing." After finishing a tour of the US and Canada, he was dividing his time between Los Angeles, the South of France and his UK home in Surrey.
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Post by: In My Life on October 14, 2011, 02:20:06 AM
October 14th

1963: Photographs of the London Palladium performance are published on the front pages of every London newspaper.

2000: The Beatles Anthology book was at No.1 on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.

2009: Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of The Year at the 29th Annual ASCAP Awards in London, England. The awards presentation honored songwriters and publishers of the most performed works in the US during 2008.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 14, 2011, 10:34:55 PM
October 10th

1964: During a UK tour The Beatles appeared at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. Ringo Starr drove himself to the venue after taking delivery of a brand new Facel Vega, apparently reaching speeds of 140 MPH on the M6 motorway.


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fvFuzf83Ck8/TelsTflqxWI/AAAAAAAAAQI/i-4-bNtX6p4/s1600/1964-Facel+Vega-Facel+II+-Ringo+Starr.jpg)
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Post by: In My Life on October 15, 2011, 02:48:59 AM
October 15th

1960: The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes (Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's ‘Summertime’ in a Hamburg recording studio. The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John, Paul, George, and Ringo together.

1961: Comedian Ken Dodd and The Beatles both appeared at a charity evening raising funds for St John's ambulance brigade at Liverpool's Albany Cinema.

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Post by: In My Life on October 15, 2011, 11:11:20 PM
([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fvFuzf83Ck8/TelsTflqxWI/AAAAAAAAAQI/i-4-bNtX6p4/s1600/1964-Facel+Vega-Facel+II+-Ringo+Starr.jpg[/url])


It looks way cooler in this picture.  :)
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Post by: In My Life on October 16, 2011, 03:54:42 AM
October 16th

1959: George Martin produces a Peter Sellers' session using sitar and tabla, for the song `Wouldn't It Be Loverly', of the `Songs For Swingin' Sellers' LP.

1963: Bernard Delfont announces the Beatles will perform at the Royal Command Performance.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=6 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=6)

1965: The Beatles recorded ‘Day Tripper’ at Abbey Road studio’s London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day.

1969: The Beatles are ready to sell their Northern Songs Ltd. shares.

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Post by: In My Life on October 17, 2011, 03:54:06 AM
1961: Performance for their fan club for the first time at the David Lewis Club in Liverpool.

1962: In between their lunchtime and night shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles traveled to Granada TV Centre in Manchester to make their television debut. They appeared live on the local magazine program People and Places performing two songs ‘Some Other Guy’ and ‘Love Me Do’.

I know there's no film of this but are there any pictures? I only found one that is labeled as such on a website but it's wrong.

1963: Lunch with the winners (Karen, Anne, Vicky, Susan) of competition in the teen magazine `Boyfriend' at the restaurant Old Vienna.
http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-date-with-beatle.html (http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2011/01/win-date-with-beatle.html)

1967: 6:00pm. Memorial service held for Brian, with the attendance of all 4 Beatles, at the New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road.

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Post by: In My Life on October 18, 2011, 04:46:38 AM
October 18th

1957:The Quarry Men perform at New Clubmoor Hall (Conservative Club), Norris Green, Liverpool. This is Paul McCartney's first appearance with the group. The line-up for The Quarry Men is John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Griffiths, Colin Hanton, and Len Garry. Paul McCartney, suffering from a case of the stage jitters, flubs his guitar solo on the song "Guitar Boogie". Upset with his playing, Paul tries to make amends by showing John a song he had written, "I Lost My Little Girl". John then shows Paul some songs that he has composed. The two start writing songs together from that moment, which marks the birth of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership. Pete Shotton, out of the group by this time, had no real musical ability and knew it; he was almost relieved when, during a drunken argument, John Lennon had smashed Pete's washboard over Pete's head. That was the end of Pete Shotton's career as a Quarry Man.
http://www.macca-central.com/macca-calendar/today_beatle_history.php?aDate=2006-10-18 (http://www.macca-central.com/macca-calendar/today_beatle_history.php?aDate=2006-10-18)

1959: The band's name is changed to Johnny and the Moondogs as they audition for Carroll Levis' `TV Star Search' show in Liverpool. Ken Brown has left the group. They perform `Think It Over' and `Rave on' but lose to a woman who plays the spoons.

1964: Taking a day off from their British tour The Beatles go into the studio and complete the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of their next single: ‘I Feel Fine’. They also complete ‘Eight Days a Week’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’, ’Mr. Moonlight’, ‘I'll Follow the Sun’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’. ‘Rock and Roll Music’ and ‘Words of Love.’

1967: Premiere of `How I Won The War' at the London Pavilion. All 4 Beatles attend. After, they attend a party at Cilla Black's flat (9 b Portland Place, London).

1968: John and Yoko were taken to Paddington Green police station and charged with obstruction, after cannabis was discovered at the apartment they were staying in. Lennon pleaded guilty the following month and was fined £150.

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Post by: In My Life on October 19, 2011, 03:48:23 AM
October 19th

1961: Performance of part of the Beatles and part of Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Cruisers, under the name of Beatmakers, at the Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.

1963: The Beatles appeared at The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, England.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/63_10_19_pavillion_gardens_3.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/63_10_19_pavillion_gardens_2.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/63_10_19_pavillion_gardens_1.jpg)

1967: The Beatles finished guitar and vocal parts for their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studio’s London.
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Post by: In My Life on October 20, 2011, 03:17:10 AM
October 20th

1939: Raymond Jones is born in Oldham.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/raymond-jones/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/raymond-jones/)
http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=7113.45;wap2 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=7113.45;wap2)

1963: Recording of performance for ABC-TV's `Thank Your Lucky Stars' in Birmingham.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/lucky_stars_10_20_63.jpg)


1965: US gold certification for `Yesterday'/`Act Naturally'.

 
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Post by: In My Life on October 24, 2011, 04:22:49 AM
October 21st

1965: Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’, finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song ‘Nowhere Man.’

October 22nd

1996: It was announced that, "The Beatles were now bigger than The Beatles". The statement was based on sales so far this year, having sold 6,000,000 albums from their back catalog and a combined total of 13,000,000 copies of ‘The Beatles Anthology 1’ and ‘The Beatles Anthology 2’. With the release of ‘The Beatles Anthology 3’ a week away, it was anticipated that total Beatles album sales for 1996 would exceed 20 million. A poll showed 41 percent of sales were to teenagers who were not born when The Beatles officially called it quits in 1970.

2000: George Michael paid £1.45m for the Steinway piano on which John Lennon wrote 'Imagine.' George said, "I know that when my fingers touch the keys of that Steinway, I will feel truly blessed. And parting with my money has never been much of a problem, just ask my accountant." The singer outbid Robbie Williams and The Oasis brothers.

2008: A homeless man claimed a £2,000 reward by returning a waxwork head of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney which had been left on a train. Anthony Silva found the item in a bin at Reading station after auctioneer Joby Carter left it under a seat at Maidenhead station. The homeless man thought it was a Halloween mask and had been using it as a pillow before realising what it was. The wax model sold the following week for £5,500 at auction.

October 23rd

1963: The Beatles completed the final session for their second album ‘With the Beatles’ recording ‘I Wanna Be Your Man.’ The group then drove to London airport for a flight to Stockholm, Sweden to start their first foreign tour. The Fab four were met at Stockholm airport by hundreds of girl fans that had taken the day of school.

1995: US `Newsweek' cover: `Meet The Beatles (Again)'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatlesnewsweek1995.jpg)

October 24th

1963: On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program entitled "The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm", (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn't screaming, played seven songs, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’ ‘Money’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Twist and Shout.’

1973: John Lennon began litigation against the US government, accusing them of tapping his telephone.

1979: Paul McCartney received a medallion cast in rhodium after being declared the most successful composer of all time. From 1962 to 1978, McCartney had written or co-written 43 songs that had sold over a million copies each.

1967:  NBC-TV broadcasts `A Hard Day's Night' in the USA.

1975: An extraordinary general meeting decrees that Triumph Investment Trust be wound up.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on October 24, 2011, 12:26:48 PM
1950 May Fung Yee Pang was born

Pang is the daughter of Chinese immigrants and grew up in New York's Spanish Harlem
She had previously worked as a personal assistant and production coordinator for Lennon and his wife,
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Post by: In My Life on October 25, 2011, 01:46:37 AM
October 25th

1963: The Beatles kicked off their first tour of Sweden by playing two shows at Nya Aulan, Sundstavagen, Karlstad, Sweden. The local pop reviewer was not impressed, saying The Beatles should be grateful to their screaming fans for drowning out the group's terrible performance, adding that The Beatles "were of no musical importance whatsoever and that their local support group, The Phantoms, decidedly outshone them."

1964: The Beatles receive 4 1963 Ivor Novello awards: `She Loves You' (most aired and most sold song); `I Want To Hold Your Hand' (second most aired song); `All My Loving' (second song of the year).

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Post by: In My Life on October 26, 2011, 02:21:19 AM
October 26th

1962: Concert at the Liverpool Empire, with Little Richard.

1965: Queen Elizabeth II invests The Beatles with their MBEs at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon, the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE's back in protest, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more." When asked how he enjoyed meeting Queen Elizabeth II, John said "She's much nicer than she is in the photos."

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/mbe.jpg)

Beatles MBE Interview #1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7YIaCaikAs#)

The Beatles Interveiw MBE 1965 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P54A3u2HMMU#)

Beatles MBE Interview #3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJCTB3g9Xdw#)

Beatles MBE Interview #4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKW4bsMFMk4#)
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Post by: In My Life on October 27, 2011, 02:49:33 AM
October 27th

1963: Touring Sweden, The Beatles performed three shows at the Cirkus in Goteborg, Sweden.

1969: US gold certification for `Abbey Road'. US gold certification for `Something'/`Come Together'.

1969: Abbey Road. Ringo begins, with George Martin, the recording of `Sentimental Journey' LP. 1st Beatle formally recording a solo LP.

2000: Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on October 27, 2011, 11:07:28 AM
1961: Liverpool ,The Beatles performed at the Village Hall, Knotty Ash

1962:
Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead. Before playing this gig the group recorded an interview with a boys' club to be broadcast to the patients of Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospitals, Wirral, on the hospital radio show, Sunday Spin.

1965:A recording session booked for this date was cancelled because John and Paul had not yet written sufficient new material.

George Martin: "We hope to resume next week. We are not waxing songs by other composers. We want this to be an all Lennon/McCartney album."

1966:Penguin Books published The Penguin John Lennon, a double volume of John's two books.
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Post by: In My Life on October 28, 2011, 04:21:31 AM
October 28th

1961: Raymond Jones went into Liverpool's NEMS Record store trying to buy Beatles records that had been released in Germany. Shop manager Brian Epstein promises to investigate further. Or did they?

1962: The Beatles perform at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. This is a major performance for The Beatles, their first at Liverpool's top theatre. They are part of an eight-act, big-name program that plays to two separate "houses" (two performances for two different audiences, one at 5:40 pm and the other at 8:00 pm). Heading the bill is Little Richard; also appearing is Craig Douglas (for whom The Beatles provide musical backing in addition to their own, separate performance), Jet Harris (ex-Shadows bass player), and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated. In Liverpudlian terms, The Beatles have hit the big time. http://www.beatlemania.ca/dayinhistory/october.htm#October 28 (http://www.beatlemania.ca/dayinhistory/october.htm#October 28)

1962: First radio interview in Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/interview_oct_28_62.jpg)

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=1 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=1)

1963: Concert at Borashallen, Boras. (Sweden)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Sweden_10_28_63.jpg)  (Photo courtesy of Lasse Bengtsson)

1996: UK CD/LP release: `Anthology 3'
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Post by: Badgirl66 on October 28, 2011, 04:22:51 AM
2003 Beatrice Milly McCartney was born in London

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Post by: In My Life on October 30, 2011, 06:41:05 PM
October 29th

1961: Performance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.

1962: The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘A Taste of Honey’.

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1964: Concerts at the ABC Theatre, Plymouth.

1996: US CD release: `Anthology 3

2005: A set of waxwork heads of The Beatles from their Sgt Pepper's album cover sold for £81,500. The "pepperheads" were auctioned off after recently being discovered in a back room at London's Madame Tussauds. They were used in 1967 by artist Sir Peter Blake in the backdrop of the "Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with the actual Beatles posing at the front.


October 30th

1961:  Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein's difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this single).

1963: On the final day of their Swedish tour, The Beatles recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Long Tall Sally.’

02 - Beatles Drop In! Sweden - She Loves You - 1963 (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxgcnE-xgkw#ws)

1971: John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Imagine'. The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, 'How Do You Sleep' and 'Crippled Inside.
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Post by: In My Life on October 31, 2011, 03:12:11 AM
October 31st

1956: Mary Patricia Mohin McCartney dies.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50140952 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50140952)

1961: Performance at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool.

1963: The Beatles returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by hundreds of screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he decided to look into getting this group to appear on his US television program.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ed-sullivan-witnesses-beatlemania-firsthand-paving-the-way-for-the-british-invasion (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ed-sullivan-witnesses-beatlemania-firsthand-paving-the-way-for-the-british-invasion)

1964: Concerts at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich.

1969 - UK single release: `Something'/`Come Together'. 1st release in the UK of a single from an already released LP.

2005: The white suit worn by John Lennon on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album sold for $118,000 (£66,385) at an auction in Las Vegas. And an Austin Princess hearse driven by the late star in the documentary Imagine sold for $150,000 (£84,388). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the items went to Amnesty International.
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Post by: In My Life on November 01, 2011, 03:15:12 AM
November 1st

1962: The Beatles and Brian fly to Hamburg. Start of 4th season of performances at the Star Club.

1963: Start of `The Beatles Autumn Tour', 4th UK tour, along with The Brooks Brothers, and Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers. Evening: Concert at the Odeon Cinema, Cheltenham.

1964: Concerts at the Astoria Theatre, Finsbury Park.

1965: Start of shootings of `The Music Of Lennon And McCartney', at the Granada Television Studios, Manchester.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/music_lennon_mccartney.jpg)

1968: George Harrison released his first solo album, 'Wonderwall Music' on the Apple label. The songs which were mostly Harrison instrumentals, featured Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees.
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Post by: Badgirl66 on November 01, 2011, 06:18:56 AM
1961 The Beatles playing in the Cavern 2 Shows afternoon and evening.
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Post by: In My Life on November 02, 2011, 03:30:54 AM
November 2nd

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. (Hamburg)


1963: Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/sheffield_11_2_63.jpg)

1963: The `Daily Express' says that this mass hysteria (over the Beatles) only serves to fill empty heads.

1964: Concert at the Ritz, Belfast.

1967: The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_walrus_singles_14543.jpg)

1974: George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.


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Post by: In My Life on November 04, 2011, 03:36:04 AM
November 3rd

1961: Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club.

1963: Concerts at the Odeon, Leeds (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_leeds_63_5721.jpg)


1967: Sunny Heights' (rock garden). Shooting for `Blue Jay Way' sequence in `Magical Mystery Tour'.

1968: Broadcast of a fragment of `Yellow Submarine' on the Ed Sullivan Show

1968:Appearance on a BBC-TV programme, with Donovan and Lulu.

November 4th

1961: Performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club.

1963:`With The Beatles' LP is cut at Abbey Road.

1963: Appearance on the `Royal Command (Variety) Performance', at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. Brian and Dezo Hoffmann attend. BBC-TV films the concert. After, the Beatles retire to the bar of the Mapleton Hotel, 39 Coventry Street, London.
THE BEATLES ROYAL VARIETY SHOW (COMPLETE) NOV 4 1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5WSTlQ3-8M#)



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Post by: In My Life on November 05, 2011, 03:25:43 AM
November 5th

1961: Performance at either the Glenpark Club in Southport or at the Three Coins Club in Manchester.

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club.

1963: Concert at the Adelphi, Slough (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). Concert at the Granada, East Ham (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/1963_autumn_tour_program.jpg)

1963: `Daily Mirror' headline: `Beatlemania!'

I didn't realize that Jack Benny and Groucho Marx were such huge Beatles fans.  ;)
Rare Beatlemania Footage! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLvTq6FdOj4#ws)

1964: Concerts at the Odeon, Nottingham.
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Post by: In My Life on November 11, 2011, 01:50:51 AM
November 6th

1963: During a UK tour, The Beatles played two shows at the ABC Cinema in Northampton.

1966: Beach Boys concert at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park. Sounds Incorporated is one of the support acts. Brian attends. While Brian is in the concert, fans demonstrate outside his Chapel Street house (thinking he was here), demanding more Beatles concerts.

1967: Working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".

1968: Joe Cocker was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with his version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.

November 7th

1957: The Quarry Men perform for `Rhythm Night' at Wilson Hall in Garston, Liverpool.


1963: The Beatles went to Ireland to make their only two appearances ever in the country playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture. Owen spent three days with The Beatles observing their hectic, lifestyle.

1967: The Beatles finished recording ‘Blue Jay Way’, ‘Flying’ and ‘Magical Mystery Tour.’ The Beatles have only six songs, not enough for an album so decided to issue a double-EP. Capitol Records didn’t think the double-EP format would be acceptable for the US market, so they decide to put out an album instead. The six "Magical Mystery Tour" songs with five of the six songs from The Beatles' 1967 singles went on side two.

1969: Life magazine with Paul McCartney on the cover photograph and Paul's interview inside issued.

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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Life_11_7_69_2.jpg)

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=68 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=68)

November 8th

1961: Brian phones to the Cavern, asking for a ticket as an important visit. The Beatles performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963:Concert at the Ritz, Belfast (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1965: The Beatles worked on a new George Harrison song ‘Think For Yourself’ at Abbey Road for their forthcoming Rubber Soul album. After rehearsing the song, they recorded the basic instrumental track in one take.

1967: New York premiere of `How I Won The War'.

1969: 'Something' the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart.

1972: Sgt Norman Pilcher is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after it is discovered that he had committed in court. He is sentenced to serve four years in prison.

1975: Elton John was named Godfather to John and Yoko Lennon's son Sean.

October 9th

1961:, Brian Epstein, with Alistair Taylor, saw The Beatles playing live for the first time during a lunchtime session at The Cavern Liverpool. Epstein went on to be the group's manager. That night they appeared at Litherland Town Hall in Liverpool.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Cavern_brian_firstmeeting_11_9_61.jpg)

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club.

1963: Two performances at the Granada, East Ham, London (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). Concert at the Adelphi, Slough (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Concerts at the City Hall, Sheffield.

1966: Brian phones Arthur Howes, telling him they won't accept more live performances.

1966: John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition 'Unfinished Paintings and Objects' at the Indica Gallery in London.

1966: Paul's “death date”.

1967:  The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ’n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john-lennon-rolling-stone-rs1-1967.jpg)

November 10th

1961: Performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton. Part of the `Operation Big Beat', a festival with Gerry and the Pacemakers, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the Remo Four, and Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes. Evening: performance at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/tower_ballroom_newbrighton_11_10_61.jpg)

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1963: Concert at the Hippodrome, Birmingham (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1966: The newspapers report there will be no more Beatles' tours.

1967, The Beatles filmed three promotional films (directed by Paul) for their new single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their "Sgt. Pepper" uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.

The Beatles Hello Goodbye (Digital Remaster 2009) [High Definition] HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-747N1QIFs#ws)

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (Promo #2) [HiQ] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek64Ai0V-Ik#)

The Beatles -hello goodbye- alternative video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzcfzEHNZDo#)
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Post by: In My Life on November 11, 2011, 05:43:29 AM
November 11th

1961: Performance in the evening at the Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.

1962: Night performance at the Star Club.

1963:The Beatles escape from the crowd at the Birmingham Hippodrome disguised as policemen.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/birmingham_11_11_11.jpg)

1963: Brian meets Ed Sullivan in New York and negotiates appearances on his show for the Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Brian gives CBS-TV one year's exclusive rights to the Beatles US television appearances.

1965: The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul's ‘You Won't See Me’ and John's ‘Girl’, the basic tracks for both songs being completed in two takes. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3 in the UK and December 6 in the US.

1966: The Beatles and Brian donate 1000 pounds to the Aberlan disaster fund.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster#The_Disaster_Fund (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberfan_disaster#The_Disaster_Fund)

1966: `The David Frost Programme', Rediffusion television. Edition with the Four Tops and an interview with Brian. Before the show Brian makes it clear that if the Beatles non-touring situation is raised, he will add nothing to the statements already made, to the effect that nothing has been decided about their future activities.

1970: Ringo's daughter Lee Parkin Starkey is born at the Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.
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Post by: In My Life on November 12, 2011, 06:09:39 AM
November 12th

1961: Performance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool with the Rockin' Climbers, Jimmy and the Midnighters and Faron and the Flamingos.

1963:Concert at the Guild Hall, Portsmouth (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). Postponed because of Paul being sick.

1965: Italy LP release: `The Beatles In Italy'.

2002, Die-hard Beatles fans were enraged after Paul McCartney altered the song writing credits on his 'Back In The US 2002' album, changing them to McCartney and Lennon from Lennon and McCartney.
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Post by: In My Life on November 21, 2011, 04:25:41 AM
November 13th

1961:  Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool

1962:  Night performance at the Star Club.

1963: Paul's got the flu. Hour after hour, bulletins report his condition.

1963: Concert at the ABC, Plymouth (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1963: The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon, for a local teen program "Move Over, Dad". Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.

1966: The front page of the `Sunday Telegraph' reports that two of the Beatles have approached Allen Klein through a third party. Klein, in London, did not announce the story himself or make himself available for comment. Brian dismisses the story as ridiculous. George and Ringo are said to be disturbed by the report; John is annoyed about the suggestion of their being disenchanted with Brian. Paul is abroad and cannot be reached for comment.

1968: New York premiere of `Yellow Submarine'.

1969: John gives an island of his called Dorinch, by the Ireland coast, so that any hippy who wishes could live there.

2000: The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com (http://www.thebeatles.com). The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective compilation '1' album.

November 14th

1961: Performance at the Merseyside Civil Service Club in Liverpool and later at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: Night. End of performances at the Star Club (4th season).

1963: Concert at the ABC, Exeter (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Teddington TV Studios, Middlesex. Filming for ABC-TV's `Thank Your Lucky Stars'
The Beatles I'm A Loser (2009 Stereo Remaster) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9H7yo0Cu7c#ws)

2000: US CD release: `Beatles 1'.

November 15th

1959: Johnny and the Moondogs, (The Beatles) played in the final heat of the 'TV Star Search' competition at The Hippodrome Theatre, Manchester, England. Judging was done by the volume of applause each group received when it is called back onto stage at the end of the night. Since the Moondogs had no money to stay overnight in Manchester, they were forced to head back to Liverpool before they were called back onto stage.

1961: Performance at noontime and in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: US release: `Hello Little Girl', with the Fourmost. UK release: `I'm In Love', with the Fourmost
Hello Little Girl - The Fourmost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMtl7xt99fw#)

1964: US TV broadcasts fragments of `Around The Beatles'.
The Beatles - Around The Beatles - UK TV Show - Complete Show - 1964 - RARE - (Part 1/4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZQTKeBQtto#ws)

1966: Brian makes declarations in response to rumors concerning the Beatles' breakup.

1969: The Beatles appear on the cover of `Rolling Stone' magazine. Last photographic session.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/rolling_stone_1969.jpg)

November 16th

1957: The Quarry Men perform at the Stanley Abattoir Social Club in Old Swan, Liverpool.

1962: The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed they played in front of a live audience. Both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You' were played.

1963: Evening. Concert at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). Filmed by US TV.
The Beatles on CBS News, 21 November 1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeolhjIWPYs#)

1964: Riverside Studios, London. Recording of performance for BBC-TV's `Top Of The Pops'.

1974: John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’ Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.

2010, The Beatles' back catalogue was finally made available on iTunes, after years of negotiations. For the first time consumers would now be able to purchase some of the Fab Four's most popular songs via the store. Apple and record label EMI had been in talks for years about getting the catalogue online. Apple chief executive and Beatles fan Steve Jobs said it had "been a long and winding road to get here. We love the Beatles and are honoured and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes."

November 17th

1961: Performances at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and in the evening at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

1962: Recording of performances for Granada TV's `People And Places', to be later broadcast.

1963: Concert at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 7.30-11.30pm. Recording for BBC's `Top Gear': `I'm A Loser'; `Honey Don't'; `She's A Woman'; `Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; `I'll Follow The Sun'; `I Feel Fine'. Only live recording of `I'll Follow The Sun'.

2000: It was reported that Andy White who played drums on The Beatles track 'Love Me Do' which was featured on the new Beatles Greatest Hits album would not earn enough from it to buy his own copy. White would get no more than his original session fee of £7.

November 18th

1961: Performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with the Mersey Beats.

1963: The Beatles received silver LP discs for 'Please Please Me' and 'With the Beatles' at a ceremony held at EMI House in London. They also received a silver EP for 'Twist and Shout' and a silver single for 'She Loves You'. The band then attend a cocktail party and a formal lunch in the EMI boardroom with company executives and invited guests.

1963: Newspapers publish that a priest of the Church of England asks the Beatles to record a Christmas song.

1963: In a press report, Brian asks the fans not to throw things to the stage during the tour in progress.

November 19th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1962:  The Beatles, played gigs at three different venues. First they performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, followed by an 85-mile drive to the Midlands, where they performed at Smethwick Baths Ballroom and then at the Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich in Staffordshire.

1963: Concert at the Gaumont, Wolverhampton (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1995: First part of `The Beatles Anthology' TV documentary is aired by ABC-TV in the USA.

2006: A guitar played by George Harrison was set to fetch more than £100,000 at a London auction. The Maton MS500 guitar was used on The Beatles first album.

November 20th

1963: Concert at the Ardwick Apollo, Manchester (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). Filmed by ABC-TV.

The Beatles come to town - RARE 1963 (color) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I91CFOCp04#)

1968: Paul McCartney gave an exclusive interview to Radio Luxembourg in which he discussing his opinions of select tracks from the new LP.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=66 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=66)

1976: Paul Simon hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were both in New York City watching the show on TV.
Paul Simon and George Harrison - Homeward Bound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0_htHcmcbE#)

1995: 11.30am. Savoy Hotel, London. Press conference for over 100 media, one per country, on occasion of the release of `Anthology 1', given by George Martin, Jeff Lynne and Neil Aspinall. Radio Zero premieres `Free As A Bird' for Chile, airing the song from London via telephonic line. During the first hours of the day, copies of `Anthology 1' are taken on planes hired by EMI, leaving from an airport in Holland to be distributed on various countries.

November 21st

1960: The Beatles played at the Kaiserkeller Club in Hamburg, Germany without George Harrison. Harrison had been deported on this day for being underage (he was 17) and not legally allowed to remain in a nightclub after midnight.

1961: Performances at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and in the evening at the Merseyside Civil Club in Liverpool.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Johnny Templer and The Hi-Cats, and the Zodiacs.

1963: Concert at the ABC, Carlisle (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1967 : 76 Old Compton Street, 1st floor, London. Norman's Film Production. Roy Benson and the Beatles session for cutting the `Magical Mystery Tour' film. They are filmed by a BBC crew.

1995: The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in the US, featuring 60 tracks including the single 'Free As A Bird.'

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 22, 2011, 03:18:41 AM
November 22nd

1961:Performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963: The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which spent 51 weeks on the UK charts.

1963: Concert at the Globe, Stockton (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').
This is a really interesting article that links this concert with the events here in the US on that day.
http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk/2008/11/the-beatles-and-a-night-to-rem.html (http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.uk/2008/11/the-beatles-and-a-night-to-rem.html)

1967: George session for `Wonderwall' film. Recording: sound effects; `India', `Swordfencing' (both working titles). First session of `Wonderwall'.

1968: The Beatles double White album was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrisons 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 23, 2011, 04:36:11 AM
November 23rd

1957: Performance at the Conservative Club in the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool.

From left to right: Colin Hanton, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, John Lennon, Eric Griffiths. Photo signed by Quarrymen members special for DM's Beatles forums in 2004 (How cool is that?!)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/quarrymen_signed.jpg)

1961: Performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1962:  Cavern lunch session: The Beatles. Evening: Concert at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton.

1962: The Beatles traveled to St. James' Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.

1963: Concert at the City Hall, Newcastle (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1963: US TV broadcasts the Bournemouth Winters Garden concert (filmed 16 November).

1964: Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Recording performance for `Ready, Steady, Go!'
"She's a Woman", "Baby's in Black," and "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey”
Beatles-Ready Steady Go November 23, 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyuR6OwxPLs#)

1965: Twickenham Film Studios, London. Shooting of clips for `I Feel Fine', `Ticket To Ride', `Help!', `Day Tripper', `We Can Work It Out'.

1968: Rolling Stone' magazine No. 22 issued with John Lennon interview.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=67 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=67)

1971: George Harrison appeared on the Dick Cavett show in New York City. Ravi Shankar also stopped in.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dick_Cavett_Show (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dick_Cavett_Show)

Part 1 of 3
(FULL) George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee8gRroI6fo#)
1976: Wings kicked off a 19-date UK tour at Liverpool’s Royal Court.

1989: During a 104-date world tour, Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum, California, his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.

1995: 3rd and last part of `The Beatles Anthology' TV documentary is aired by ABC-TV in USA.

2000: The son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 24, 2011, 05:07:14 AM
November 24th
1941: Born on this day, Pete Best, The Beatles drummer, 1960-1962.

1961: Performances at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. Evening: perfomance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasay as a part of `Operation Big Beat II'. Other acts are Gerry and the Pacemakers, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the Remo Four and others.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/towerballroom_newbrighton_11_24_62.jpg)

1962: Brian sends a birthday greetings telegram to Pete Best: `Congratulations, many happy returns, all the best, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.'

1963: Concert at the ABC, Hull (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Marriage of James McCartney (Paul’s Dad) and Angela Williams.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Angela_Ruth_and_JIm_1964.jpg)

1966: The Beatles get together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording is John's 'Strawberry Fields Forever', which will end up, not on the album, but on The Beatles' next single. This day's session is devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

1967: Abbey Road. First John's solo session, compiling sound effects for the National Theatre production for its play `Scene Three, Act One', based on the short homonymous story included on `In His Own Write'.

1973: Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Photograph'. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist.


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 25, 2011, 04:02:00 AM
November 25th
1962: Performances at the Cavern, with the Fourmost, the Dennisons, and the Zenith Six.

1963: Studio Four, Granada TV Centre, Manchester. Granada's Scene (or Scene At 6.30) and Late Scene Extra programmes. One of the last appearances where John still has his first Gibson J-160E guitar. The guitar was stolen soon afterwards

1964: Number 1 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC's `Saturday Club': `Rock And Roll Music'; `I'm A Loser'; `Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; `I Feel Fine'; `Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; `She's A Woman'. `I'm A Loser', `Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby', `I Feel Fine' and `She's A Woman' are the same versions broadcast on 26 November (recorded 17 November).

1965: Harrods department store in London closed to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.

1966: Studio, Dick James House. Time unknown. Recording: `Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas'.

The Beatles 1966 Christmas Record (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhadssOZTBM#)

1968: “The Beatles”  (the White Album) was released in the US. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrisons 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.

1969: John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

John Lennon - Returning his MBE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0glhvwhdI#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 26, 2011, 03:59:40 AM
November 26th

1961: Performance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.

1962: The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London.

1963: Concert at the ABC, Cambridge (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1967: The promotional film of The Beatles 'Hello, Goodbye' was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.

2000: The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.'
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 27, 2011, 04:19:02 AM
November 27th

1961: Performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: The Beatles recorded their first BBC radio session at the BBC Paris studio on Regent Street in London. They played 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You', the tracks were aired on the BBC Light Program 'Talent Spot.'

1963: Concert at the Rialto, York (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1963: She Loves You' has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.

1964: News from the US that Epstein could sell his Beatles' management interest are denied `at any price'.

1964: Appearance on `Ready, Steady, Go!' TV show (filmed 24 November 1964).

1964: UK single release: `I Feel Fine'/`She's A Woman'.

1966: Filming of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's BBC-TV comedy show `Not Only... But Also', with appearance of John.

John Lennon-Not Only...But Also Skit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkiTkAH7z08#)

1967: US single release: `Hello, Goodbye'/`I Am the Walrus'. US LP release: `Magical Mystery Tour'.

1970: George Harrison released All Things Must Pass. The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatle sessions, the set would go on to be certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA, making it the best selling album by a solo Beatle.

1994: Rod Stewart and the Faces appeared at The Odeon, Lewisham, London, England. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 28, 2011, 06:41:06 AM
November 28th

1961: Performance in the evening at the Merseyside Civil Club in Liverpool.

1962: The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Remo Four, and Dee Young and the Pontiacs.

1963: Concert at the ABC, Lincoln (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1963: 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to No.1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.

1966: US LP release: “George Martin Instrumentally Salutes the Beatles Girls”.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/geo_martin_beatles_girls.jpg)

1967: The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!'
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_xmas67_6342.jpg)

Lyrics: http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=401 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=401)

Christmas Time Is Here Again 1967-The Beatles [HQ AUDIO] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG12JjQOSFY#ws)

1968: John and Yoko appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court. John pleads guilty to possession of cannabis resin and is fined 150 pounds plus 20 guineas costs.

1969: Ringo continues recordings of `Sentimental Journey' LP, in London.

1974: John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_elton_msg_1974.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 29, 2011, 05:31:16 AM
November 29th

1961: Performances at noontime and in the evening in the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962 : Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

1963: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.

1963: Concert at the ABC, Huddersfield (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Studio 1. BBC Television Centre, London. John films appearance on BBC-TV's `Not Only... But Also'. (Aired January 9, 1966.)

John Lennon Not Only But Also BBC, Jan 65 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC4ipJdmH2Q#)

1965: This week's UK Top 5 albums, No.5, 'Out Of Our Heads', The Rolling Stones, No.4, 'Highway 61 Revisited', Bob Dylan, No.3, 'Help!', The Beatles, No.2, 'Mary Poppins', soundtrack and at No.1, 'Sound Of Music', soundtrack.

1966: Studio 2. 2.30-8.00pm. Recording: `Strawberry Fields Forever' (takes 5-6, tape reduction take 6 into take 7, overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: `Strawberry Fields Forever' (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967: Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Editing: `Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of unnumbered mono remix). Tape copying: `Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of master version). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Copy for print at Lyntone Records..

1968: `The Beatles' has sold 2 million copies on the first week. British record for quick sale.

1969: The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Come Together / Something', the group's 18th US No.1.

1980: John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album was released. A No.1 in the US & the UK the set featured the No.1 single 'Just Like Starting Over.'

2002: Three paintings by Sir Paul McCartney were bought for just £35 each at the Secrets Postcard Sale at London's Royal College of Art. Members of the public gambled on whether they were buying works by celebrity artists at a fraction of their value, as a picture's creator was only made known after it has sold.

2001: After a brave and valiant fight, George Harrison, known as "the quiet Beatle", succumbs to cancer. The 58 year-old songwriter, musician, reportedly died at 1:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m., U.K. time) on Thursday in the Los Angeles home of his friend and noted security expert on celebrities, Gavin de Becker. According to Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times staff reporter noted in their November 30th on-line edition that "Harrison's wife, Olivia Arias Harrison, and son, Dhani, were with him at the time of his death, which was not announced until early Friday morning.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/george_harrison_time_4871.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 30, 2011, 04:22:43 AM
November 30th

1936 : Frank Ifield is born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
http://www.frankifield.com/wack.html (http://www.frankifield.com/wack.html)

1960: Last performance at the Kaiserkeller, 36 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963: The Beatles second album 'With the Beatles' became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1963: Concert at the Empire, Sunderland (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Ringo visits `Melody Maker'.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/1964Ringo_melody_maker.jpg)

1970 : UK LP release: `All Things Must Pass'.

1994 - UK LP/CD release: `Live at the BBC'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 30, 2011, 04:28:31 AM
November 30th

1936 : Frank Ifield is born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
[url]http://www.frankifield.com/wack.html[/url] ([url]http://www.frankifield.com/wack.html[/url])

1960: Last performance at the Kaiserkeller, 36 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963: The Beatles second album 'With the Beatles' became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1963: Concert at the Empire, Sunderland (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Ringo visits `Melody Maker'.
([url]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/1964Ringo_melody_maker.jpg[/url])

1970 : UK LP release: `All Things Must Pass'.

1994 - UK LP/CD release: `Live at the BBC'.


I was wondering when you were going to update today's BEATLES history!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 30, 2011, 04:38:23 AM
I was wondering when you were going to update today's BEATLES history!

It's good to know you like it.  :)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 30, 2011, 04:57:01 AM
It's good to know you like it.  :)

Of course I like it! If I didn't, I would be sending you home with a year's supply of Turtle Wax and Mr. Clean!  ha2ha 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on November 30, 2011, 05:01:03 AM
Of course I like it! If I didn't, I would be sending you home with a year's supply of Turtle Wax and Mr. Clean!  ha2ha

Ha! You have a good memory.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: BeatlesForever on November 30, 2011, 05:06:20 AM
Ha! You have a good memory.

And then some!  ha2ha
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 01, 2011, 03:53:41 AM
December 1st

1961: The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey.

1961: Meeting of Brian Epstein with Colin Borland and Beecher Stevens, both from Decca, to negotiate a recording contract, at their London office.

1961: Performances at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool and in the evening at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton along with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, King Size Taylor and the Dominoes, Derry and the Seniors and Steve Day and the Drifters.

1962: 7.30pm-1.00am. Concert at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes, Derry and the Seniors, Steve Day and the Drifters.

1963: Concert at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964: Ringo Starr booked into University College Hospital to have his tonsils removed.

That's tonsils, not toenails.  ha2ha

From the New York Times - December 3, 1964 (http://www.rickresource.com/rrp/beatlesnewspaper5.html)

Beatles member Ringo Starr giving an interview on his upcoming throat operation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-QUCbQyNdI#)

1969: George Harrison and his wife Pattie along with Ringo Starr and Maureen attended a concert at Royal Albert Hall featuring Delaney and Bonnie and Friends. One of the friends was Eric Clapton.

Delaney and Bonnie & Friends: I Don't Want To Discuss It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1wGoCWtwF0#)

1971: US single release: `Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'/`Listen The Snow Is Falling'.

http://youtu.be/oXaLu7bvke8 (http://youtu.be/oXaLu7bvke8)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 02, 2011, 04:03:46 AM
December 2nd

1961: Performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962: Live: Embassy Cinema, Peterborough

The Beatles invented Glam Rock on this date. Well, sort of. They received a lesson in stage make-up from Ted Taylor and this was the result:

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/deember_2_1962_EmbassyCinemaPeterborough_zps8a3ae204.jpg)

It does bring out their eyes.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/12/02/live-embassy-cinema-peterborough/ (http://[url=http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/12/02/live-embassy-cinema-peterborough/)]Beatles Bible[/url]

1963: The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participated in a comedy sketch with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964.

http://youtu.be/ysfvM9uhFdg (http://youtu.be/ysfvM9uhFdg)

1964: The contract for the 1964 Australia tour is signed.

1966: Brian Epstein announced that upcoming Sunday shows at his Saville Theatre would include performances by Billy Stewart, Chuck Berry, Edwin Starr and Garner Mimms, Lee Dorsey and the Impressions.


1968: US LP release: `Wonderwall Music'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_2_1968_uswonderwall_zps064cd989.jpg)

1969: John Lennon was selected as one of only three people to be featured and interviewed as `Man of the Decade'. The interview was filmed by ATV on December 2nd as John and Yoko walked the grounds of their Tittenhurst estate in Ascot, Berkshire. The footage was broadcast in Britain on December 30th 1969.

http://youtu.be/i1GpLROy59c (http://youtu.be/i1GpLROy59c)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 03, 2011, 04:00:02 AM
December 3rd

1938: John Lennon’s parents Alfred and Julia were married. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1938/12/03/julia-stanley-marries-alfred-lennon/)

1961: Performance at the Casbah Club
 
1961: Brian Epstein presented The Beatles with his management proposal during a meeting at NEMS. In spite of Paul’s late arrival and Brian’s unhappy reaction to the delay, this meeting certainly marked a reversal of fortunes for the band.3 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

1962: The Beatles gave a mimed performance of ”Love Me Do” on the Bristol TV show Discs a Go Go. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/12/03/television-discs-a-gogo/)

1963: Performance: Guildhall, Portsmouth
The Autumn Tour continued with this show, which had been postponed from November 12th, due to Paul’s illness. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/03/live-guildhall-portsmouth-2/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_3_1963_george_guildhall_zpsd8a7de64.jpg)

1965: Rubber Soul’s UK release
Dave’s Music Blog (http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-beatles-released-rubber-soul.html)

The folks at EMI probably worked overtime to get it ready.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_3_1965_rubbersoul_zps1010f339.jpg)


Meanwhile, in Glasgow, Scotland, The Beatles kicked off their final UK tour, performing at The Odeon Theatre.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_3_1965_glasgow_zpse612b5b9.jpg)

More pictures in Glasgow and tour info: Wog Blog (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2012/03/final-uk-tour-december-1965.html)

1980: ” Photographer Annie Leibovitz takes the last known photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono together at their apartment in New York’s Dakota building”
This Week in Rock Culture (http://blog.tributapparel.com/music/week-rock-culture-december-3-december-9/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_3_1980_zpsd8662440.jpg)



Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 04, 2011, 03:34:42 AM
December 4th

1938 : Alfred Lennon leaves to go to America.

1962: The Beatles made their London-area debut on television when they appeared in a live broadcast from Wembley on ‘Tuesday Rendezvous’, on ITV station Rediffusion. The Beatles performed live, doing lip-sync performances of ‘Love Me Do’ and 45 seconds of ‘P.S. I Love You.’

Possibly from that show...

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/12_4_1962_love_me_do.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/12_4_1962.jpg)
 
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.12.04%20wembley/62.12.04wembley.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.12.04%20wembley/62.12.04wembley.html)

1962 - 5.00-5.29pm. BBC's `The Talent Spot' broadcast (recorded 2 December 1962).

1964: The Beatles released their fourth album 'Beatles For Sale'. The album featured: ‘No Reply’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Baby's in Black’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I'll Follow the Sun’, ‘Mr. Moonlight’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’, ‘Eight Days a Week’, ‘Words of Love’, ‘Honey Don't’, ‘Every Little Thing’, ‘I Don't Want to Spoil the Party’, ‘What You're Doing’, and ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’. It spent 11 weeks as the UK No.1 album.

1965: Appearance on `Thank Your Lucky Stars'.

1965: Concert at the City Hall, Newcastle.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/12_4_65.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/newcastle_12_4_65.jpg)

1968: George sends a memo to the Apple personnel announcing the arrival of the Hell's Angels.

1982: 'The John Lennon Collection' started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart.

1994: `Live At The BBC' number 1 in the UK.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on December 04, 2011, 10:38:13 AM
George sends a memo to the Apple personnel announcing the arrival of the Hell's Angels.


Also in the new Documentary
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Ovi on December 04, 2011, 01:27:41 PM
Happy birthday to "Beatles For Sale". I've always liked the album, especially this song :

The beatles. "I don't want to spoil the party" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVc6agFI0gA#)

"That was a very personal one of mine. In the early days, I wrote less material than Paul because he was more competent on guitar than I. He taught me quite a lot of guitar, really." - John Lennon




Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 05, 2011, 02:23:30 AM
December 5th

1960, Paul McCartney and Pete Best were arrested for pinning a condom to a brick wall and then igniting it. The two were told to leave Germany and The Beatles returned home, discouraged.

Some accounts give November 29th as the date for this but what’s most important is why in the heck did they do it?

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/11/29/paul-mccartney-pete-best-arrested-hamburg (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/11/29/paul-mccartney-pete-best-arrested-hamburg)

1961: The Beatles performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1965: The Beatles played their last ever show in their hometown of Liverpool when they appeared at The Liverpool Empire during the group's final UK tour. Only 5,100 tickets were available, but there were 40,000 applications for tickets. The group also had the UK No.1 single with 'We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper.'

1967: Party celebrating the opening of Apple Boutique.
Beatles Apple Boutique (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDzrLScqNGY#)

1968 film “Hot Millions” Scene from Apple Boutique
Beatles Apple Boutique, London 1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgy7zWJqAw4#)

1980: John interview with Jonathan Cott for `Rolling Stone'.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-lennons-final-interview-20101207 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-lennons-final-interview-20101207)

2006: Beatles lyrics handwritten by Sir Paul McCartney to an early version of Maxwell's Silver Hammer sold for $192,000 (£97,000) at an auction in New York. A guitar owned by Jimi Hendrix fetched $168,000 (£85,000), a notebook containing lyrics written by Bob Marley, sold for $72,000 (£36,445) and a poem penned by Doors frontman Jim Morrison made $49,000 (£25,500) at the Christie's sale.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 05, 2011, 02:26:35 AM
Happy birthday to "Beatles For Sale". I've always liked the album, especially this song :

Me too. Some people don't I guess but it has "I'll Follow the Sun" on it so therefore it's okay by me.  ;D
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 06, 2011, 04:14:31 AM
December 6th

1961 - Meeting of the Beatles and Brian Epstein at NEMS. Evening: Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963 - The members of the Beatles Fans Club receive the first Christmas record.

The Beatles - The Beatles Christmas Record (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg1VhqTrvXY#ws)

http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=397 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=397)

1965 - UK EP release: `The Beatles' Million Sellers'. US single release: `We Can Work It out'/ `Day Tripper'. US LP release: `Rubber Soul'.

1966: The Beatles recorded Christmas and New Year's greetings for pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London. Both stations were broadcasting from ships anchored off the British coastline.

http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_Session_-_December_6,_1966 (http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_Session_-_December_6,_1966)

Christmas Messages For Radio (excerpts) - The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9371-RJ7XA#)

1967: The Beatles started a seven-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Hello Goodbye' their 13th No.1 single.

1968 : US Gold certification: `The Beatles'.

1969:  Ringo's appearance on the `David Frost Show'.

Ringo Starr on the David Frost Show 1970 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWi7opnZozo#)

1994 - US LP/CD release: `Live at the BBC'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 07, 2011, 03:52:45 AM
December 7th

1963: The Beatles were a little busy this day. First they filmed “Juke Box Jury” from 2:30 to 3:15 PM at the Empire Theater in Liverpool. Then they performed a concert in the same venue for members of the Northern Area Fan Club from 3:45-4:30. Finally, they performed two shows at the Odeon Cinema as part of the Autumn Tour.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/07/live-television-its-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/07/live-television-its-the-beatles/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/juke_box_jury_12_71963.jpg)

1963 TV Concert: 'It's The Beatles' Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brwmLjD-3Hw#)

1965: Concert at the Ardwick Apollo, Manchester.

1967: The Beatles Apple boutique opened its doors at 94 Baker Street. The store closed seven months later when all the goods were given away free to passers by.

1968: The Beatles 'White Album' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1973: LP release: `Band on the Run'.

2005: The MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen was found in a royal vault at St James' Palace. Lennon returned his medal in November, 1969 with a letter accompanying saying, "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts. With Love, John Lennon." Historians were calling for the medal to be put on public display.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 08, 2011, 05:52:29 AM
December 8th

1961: Brian writes to Ron White, from the EMI sales department, in a bid to get the Beatles an EMI recording  contract. Brian has already sent him a copy of `My Bonnie'.

1961: Afternoon: the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club. Evening: show at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasay, backing up Davy Jones, a black singer from America who is living in the UK.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/cavern_12_8_1961.jpg)


1962: 7.30pm-2.00am. Concert at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, as part of `The Davy Jones Show': Davy Jones, supported by the Beatles, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Remo Four, Earl Preston and the T.T.s.

1963: Concert at the Odeon, Lewisham (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). 2 shows.

1965: Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield.

1967: UK EP release: `Magical Mystery Tour'. First double EP in the UK.

1966: Working at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney overdubbed his lead vocal for ‘When I'm Sixty-Four’. Then The Beatles set about remaking a new John Lennon song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’

1980:
http://www.hollywood.com/news/John_Lennon_Remembered_30_Years_Later/7740247 (http://www.hollywood.com/news/John_Lennon_Remembered_30_Years_Later/7740247)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 09, 2011, 03:47:41 AM
December 9th

1952: Brian Epstein began his National Service in December, possibly on this date.

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1961: John had plenty of time to relax when the Beatles played a dance at the Palais Ballroom in Aldershot. Due to an advertising mix-up a reported 14 people showed up for the evening’s festivities. They then traveled on to London where they ran out of gas. The next day wasn't much better.3 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_9_1961_john_aldershot_zps88540a4f.jpg)

More photos here: Beatles Source (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.12.09%20aldershot/61.12.09aldershot.html)

1962: This evening performance at The Cavern was attended by Parlophone producer George Martin. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/12/09/live-cavern-club-liverpool-265/)

1963: Live performance: Odeon Cinema, Southend-on-Sea

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_9_1963_OdeonCinema_zpsa772ed0d.jpg)

1965: Concert at the Odeon, Birmingham.

1966: UK release of "A Collection of Beatles Oldies" Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/09/uk-lp-a-collection-of-beatles-oldies/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_9_1966_oldies_zpsf25748ce.jpg)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 10, 2011, 03:47:48 AM
December 10th

1961: “Big Beat Beatle Boppin’!!!” was advertised at Hambleton Hall, Huyton but, thanks to yesterday’s difficulties, The Beatles only arrived in time to bop for 15 minutes at the very end of the evening. Their late arrival spelled the end of their association with the venue and promoter Vic Anton, other than the free show The Beatles played five weeks later as compensation. 3 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

Hambleton Hall was a rough place!
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/December_10_1961_Hambleton-Hall_zpswcq3bvgr.jpg)
Beatles Autographs (http://www.beatlesautographs.com/SpecialItemsImages3.htm)

1962: Concert at the Embassy Theatre, Peterborough, with Frank Ifield, Julie Grant and Ted Taylor.

1963: Concert at the Gaumont, Doncaster (`The Beatles Autumn Tour').

“At the end of the first year of sweeping Beatlemania in Britain, the Fab Four gave an entertaining and enlightening interview to Dibbs Mather during a stop in Doncaster on December 10th 1963.

John Lennon displays his brutally-cool sense of humor, and also reads his poem 'The Neville Club' well-before the release of his first book. Lennon's collection poems and short stories 'In His Own Write' would not be published for another three months”  http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1963.1210.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1963.1210.beatles.html)

1964: UK gold certification for `I Feel Fine'.

1965: Evening: two performances at the Hammersmith Odeon.

1969: John and Yoko announce a plan of producing a film called `A6' about a murder, revealing their intention to make public the case of James
Hanratty.

http://www.biography.com/people/james-hanratty-17172146?page=1 (http://www.biography.com/people/james-hanratty-17172146?page=1)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 11, 2011, 04:39:05 AM
December 11th

1961: Performance at lunchtime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963:`She Loves You', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 38th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1963: Concert at the Futurist, Scarborough (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/dec_11_1963_futurist_scotland.jpg)

1965:  Concert at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. Two houses. 

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1968: InterTel (VTR Services) Limited, Wembley, Middlesex. `Rock'n'Roll Circus', TV programme produced by the Rolling Stones, is filmed. John sings `Yer Blues'.

1969: Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London. Royal charity world premiere of `The Magic Christian', with attendance of the royal family, Princess Margaret, John and Yoko, Ringo, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie. Before the screening, John and Yoko parade outside the cinema carrying placards declaring `Britain Murdered Hanratty'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/magic_christian.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 12, 2011, 02:13:51 AM
December 12th

1963: Concert at the Odean Cinema, Nottingham. 

1965: Concert at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff. End of British tour.

1969: London premiere: `The Magic Christian'.

The Magic Christian Original Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szpXshpuAso#)

1980: March in memory of John in New York, from 23rd Street, walking down 5th Avenue, ending at the Dakota Building. 

2007: A copy of John Lennon's book, A Spaniard in the Works, which contained a lock of Lennon's hair, sold at Gorringes Auction House for £24,000, ($48,000). Lennon gave the book and the hair to Betty Glasgow, the Fab Four's hairdresser during their heyday. He wrote in the book, "To Betty, Lots of Love and Hair, John Lennon xx." The strands of hair and book had been expected to sell for between £2,000 and £4,000.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 13, 2011, 04:00:46 AM
December 13th

1961: Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Mike Smith, from Decca's A & R department, visits the Cavern. 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/12/13/live-cavern-club-liverpool-95/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/12/13/live-cavern-club-liverpool-95/)

1961:  Performance at the Casbah. 

1962: Martin arrives at Liverpool invited by Epstein. They go to the Cavern, where they meet Priscilla White (Cilla Black), who receives them at the wardrobe, where she works. 

1963: Concert at the Gaumont, Southampton. End of `The Beatles Autumn Tour'. 

1966: John appears on the cover of Look magazine which featured an interview with him conducted on the set of "How I Won the War".

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_look_cover_12_13_1966.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_look_12_13_1963.jpg)


Look Interview (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=56)


2000: Sir Paul McCartney held his first-ever London book signing at Waterstone's in Piccadilly. Sir Paul was in the store to sign copies of his new book, Paul McCartney Paintings.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 14, 2011, 04:01:41 AM
December 14th

1912: John Lennon's father Alfred Lennon was born on this date.

Alfred Lennon (always called 'Alf' by his family), was known as being happy-go-lucky, and "couldn't resist having a good time". He had rickets as a child and wore leg braces, which led to his growth being stunted at 5' 4". In 1927, he auditioned for a children's music hall act, Will Murray's Gang, at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. Having passed the audition he ran away from the orphanage and joined the show. He travelled with the troupe for a time before being discovered in Glasgow and returned to the orphanage, where he was severely punished. He was known as being always quick with a joke or a witty line, but never held a job for any length of time. When he was 15 years old he left the Bluecoat orphanage and found a job as an office-boy, but preferred to visit Liverpool's many vaudeville theatres and cinemas, where he knew the usherettes by name. His brother Sydney often lent money to him, after Sydney got a job in a tailor's shop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon)

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1963: The Beatles played a show for their Southern Area Fan Club at Wimbledon Palais, London. To prevent damage to the stage from fans the management of the Palais constructed a platform for The Beatles to perform on, surrounded by a steel cage.

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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_14_1963_WimbledonPalais_2_zps4445c167.jpg)

More photos here:Meet the Beatles (http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com/2013/12/more-from-fan-club-convention-50-years.html)

The Beatles greet fan club members from behind the relative safety of the bar.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_14_1963_WimbledonPalais_fans_zps2382f5df.jpg)

Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/14/live-wimbledon-palais-london/)

Palais Wimbledon Uncut 16mm Newsreel.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWO8WiB2L80#)

1969: John and Yoko arrive in a white bag inside a white Rolls Royce, at Hyde Park (at Cumberland Gate), to protest for James Hanratty, while Hanratty's father addresses the crowd. Later, Hanratty and the Lennons drive to 10 Downing Street, to present a petition at the Prime Minister's residence. 

1970: Gold certification: `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' Gold certification: `My Sweet Lord'. 

1971  John Sinclair is released, because Michigan's penalties for possession of drugs had been reduced.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/john-sinclair/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/john-sinclair/)
 
1980: Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George's Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial in New York's Central Park.

John Lennon Memorial in Central Park 1980 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEy0GWawNWU#)

1995: The FBI makes public, under a judge's order, archives related to its investigation about John Lennon to deport him.

http://lennonfbifiles.com/ (http://lennonfbifiles.com/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 15, 2011, 04:46:05 AM
December 15th

1961: Performances at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool and in the evening at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton along with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Cass and the Cassanovas and Derry and the Seniors. 

1962: The Beatles played two separate shows at the same venue, the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead, Merseyside. First they played a standard Majestic booking then at midnight, the first-ever "Mersey Beat" poll awards show took place. As poll winners, The Beatles closed the show (at 4:00 am).

http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.12.15%20majestic/62.12.15majestic.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.12.15%20majestic/62.12.15majestic.html)

1963: Performance for 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' Merseybeat show with host Cilla Black.  George Martin makes an appearance to present gold discs for “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

The Beatles on Thank Your Lucky Stars (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lywf)
1964: US LP release: `Beatles '65'.

1965: TV appearance, on `Here Comes The Pops'

1965, Released as a double A side The Beatles 'Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out', became their ninth UK No.1 and their third Christmas chart topper in a row. The single was a US No.1 in January 1966.

1967: The 5th `Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fans Club.
(see November 28th)

1969: Launch of `War Is Over' campaign organized by John and Yoko. Posters and billboards are displayed in 12 important cities around the world. 

1969: John Lennon played what would be his final ever gig in the UK when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF 'Peace For Christmas' benefit. George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who's drummer, Keith Moon also took part.

1969: BBC broadcasts a 1-hour documentary about John in the programme `Twenty-Four Hours'. 

Part 1 of 2
John Lennon & Yoko Ono 24 Hours 'The World of John & Yoko Part 1/2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Gswx4v41g#)
Part 2 on YouTube

1972: ABC-TV broadcasts the `One To One Concert' (filmed 30 August 1972).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_in_New_York_City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_in_New_York_City)

ONE TO ONE CONCERT (Evening Show) - Cold Turkey - John Lennon & Yoko Ono (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r_ZLr6GOsM#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 16, 2011, 05:03:15 AM
December 16th

1961: Performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1964: “I Feel Fine” held the number 1 position on the New Musical Express chart for the third week in a row.
 
1964: Ringo left the University College Hospital in London following his tonsillectomy recovery.

http://youtu.be/nmJ_8N_qcRU (http://youtu.be/nmJ_8N_qcRU)

1965: Granada TV in London presented “The Music of Lennon and McCartney”.

Part 1: (with original opening)

http://youtu.be/ZKYjpPUtkQA (http://youtu.be/ZKYjpPUtkQA)

1966: The Beatles’ fourth Christmas record, “Pantomine”, was sent out to fan club members.

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1969: John and Yoko departed from London’s Heathrow Airport en route to Toronto, Canada to continue their peace campaign. Meanwhile, “War is Over” billboards went up in 12 cities around the globe, including Toronto. The song containing that line would not be recorded for two more years.

John and Yoko at Heathrow
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/december_16_1969_yoko_john_heathrowtotoronto_forum_zpsa49cf30d.jpg)

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2005: The Beatles (Paul, Ringo and the wives of John and George) filed a royalty lawsuit against the EMI record label. Its settlement in 2007 paved the way for the 2010 release of the band’s music on iTunes.
Beatles’ Apple Corps Settles EMI Lawsuit (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18075712/ns/business-world_business/t/beatles-apple-corps-settles-emi-lawsuit/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 17, 2011, 07:36:15 AM
December 17th

1960: Returning from Hamburg, The Beatles appeared at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Chas Newby joined The Beatles on bass guitar (to replace Stuart Sutcliffe, who had remained in Hamburg), a position he would hold for only two weeks and four performances. When Newby bowed out to return to college, Paul McCartney became The Beatles' bass player.

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"I started playing acoustic guitar and then progressed to the bass guitar. I never wanted to be a professional musician – I had always longed to be a scientist." … Chas Newby
In fact, during his brief stint with the Beatles, Chas was on vacation from a university he was attending. John Lennon asked him to go with The Beatles to Germany when they were to make their second trip there, but he chose to return to the university instead. Newby would later become a Mathematics teacher at Droitwich Spa High School in Worcestershire, England … and he has never regretted his decision.
http://www.streamingoldies.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2391 (http://www.streamingoldies.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2391)


1961: In December 1961 The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein contacted a local wedding photographer, Albert Marrion, to see if he could take some pictures of the group. The session, which took place on this day, was The Beatles' first professional photography session.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/12/17/beatles-first-photo-session/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/12/17/beatles-first-photo-session/)

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Transmission of a performance for Granada TV's `People And Places'. 

1963: James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.

1963: The Playhouse Theatre, London. 3.00-6.30pm. Recording for BBC's `Saturday Club': `All I Want For Christmas'; `All My Loving'; `This Boy'; `I Want To Hold Your Hand'; `Till There Was You'; `Roll Over Beethoven'; `She Loves You'; `Crimble Medley'. Christmas special edition. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/ringo_saturday_club_12_17_1963.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/saturday_club_12_17_63.jpg)

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http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/17/radio-saturday-club-6/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/17/radio-saturday-club-6/)

Saturday Club Crimble Medley/Christmas Greetings/White Christmas - The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl8kI3_xLAE#)

1965: The 3rd `Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club.

The Beatles - Christmas Record 1965 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qgrzz2IZ7s#)
http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=399 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=399)

1967: Hanover Banquet Rooms, London. Party hosted by John and George for the Area Secretaries of the Official Beatles Fan Club and other friends. Screening of a preview of `Magical Mystery Tour' and `The Beatles at Shea Stadium'. 

1968: New York premiere of `Candy', a movie featuring an appearance by Ringo.

1969: John announces a plan for a peace festival in Toronto, to take place from 3 to 5 July 1970. 

1977: George Harrison played an unannounced live set for the regulars at his local pub in Henley-On-Thames.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/GeorgePub_Henley_on_Thames_12_17_1977.jpg)


2010: Sir Paul McCartney performed an intimate lunchtime gig at the 100 Club on London's Oxford Street, the historic music venue threatened with closure. Around 300 fans were treated to a set lasting almost two hours, in what was McCartney’s smallest gig in the UK for nearly 10 years. A campaign to keep the 100 Club open had attracted support from Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Sir Mick Jagger.

Sgt. Pepper and The End

http://youtu.be/enBsDB2-JwA (http://youtu.be/enBsDB2-JwA)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 18, 2011, 03:57:39 AM
December 18th

1931: Allen Klein is born in Newark, New Jersey. 

1961: Ron White of EMI sends an apology to Epstein, rejecting the group. 

1961: Performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1962: On their fifth visit to West Germany The Beatles played the first night of a two-week engagement at the Star-Club, Hamburg. A 13 night run, playing 3 hours each night. The final night's performance was recorded and became known as ‘The Star-Club Tapes’, released in 1977 against the wishes of the ex-Beatles themselves.

1963:  BBC Paris Studio, London. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC's `From Us To You' (1st edition): `From Us To You'; `She Loves You'; `All My Loving'; `Roll Over Beethoven'; `Till There Was You'; `Boys'; `Money (That's What I Want)'; `I Saw Her Standing There'; `Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport'; `I Want To Hold Your Hand'; `From Us To You'. 

1964:  The 2nd `Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club. 

The Beatles - Christmas Record 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_bWmbhILN8#)

http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=398 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=398)

1964:  Bud Ornstein, British production head of United Artists, quits his job and announces he and Brian will form Pickfair Films Limited, film producing company. 

1966: Warner Theatre, London. World premiere: `The Family Way'. Paul and Jane attend. 

1966: Tara Browne dies.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/18/tara-browne-dies/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/18/tara-browne-dies/)

1967:  Paul and Jane stay at Paul's High Park Farm, near Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland. 

1968:  Royal Albert Hall, London. `Celebration In December-A Community Benefit', alternative Christmas event. John and Yoko appear in a white bag, act called `Alchemical Wedding'. 

1970: An eighth `Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club. It is an LP containing all previous 7 Christmas records. 

2004: A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon sold for £294,000 ($570,000) at auction in New York. The Gibson SG guitar was used by Harrison from 1966 to 1969, including the recording of Revolver, and by Lennon during White Album sessions. Other items sold in the Christie's auction included a letter by Kurt Cobain, which fetched £10,000 ($19,400), and a school book report by Britney Spears (£1,000).
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 19, 2011, 04:20:26 AM
December 19th

1961: Performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1964: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 1st week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1969  The 7th Christmas Record is sent to the members of the Fan Club.

The Beatles - Christmas Record 1969 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDIHgjrbN3E#)

http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=403 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=403)

1969:  In a discussion filmed in Missisauga, Ontario John Lennon and Yoko Ono spoke about their latest peace effort-- the controversial 'War Is Over' billboard campaign. The interview was conducted by author and media theorist Marshall McLuhan. McLuhan is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th-century communications theorists, whose books include 'Understanding Media' (1964), 'The Medium Is the Message' (1967), and 'War and Peace in the Global Village' (1968).

                                         - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 20, 2011, 04:41:32 AM
December 20th

1958: Japage 3 was the name du jour when Paul, John and George provided the entertainment at the wedding of George's brother Harry and his bride Irene. It was loosely based on their names: "J" for John, "pa" for Paul and "ge" for George.3 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=15773.msg313115#msg313115)

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1961:  Performance in the evening at the Cavern Club in Liverpool with the Strangers and Mark Peters and the Cyclones. 

1962:  Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1968: The Beatles sixth Christmas record "The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record", was sent to fan club members in the UK and the US. It included the song ‘Nowhere Man’ sung by Tiny Tim.

The Beatles - Christmas Record 1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbrNp18MIV4#)

http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=402 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/song.php?song=402)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 21, 2011, 03:27:03 AM
December 21st

1961: Performance at noontime in the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: First `Christmas Show', at the Gaumont, Bradford, with various artists managed by Brian. 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/21/live-gaumont-cinema-bradford-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/21/live-gaumont-cinema-bradford-2/)(http://[url=http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/christmas_show_12_21_1963.jpg]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/christmas_show_12_21_1963.jpg[/url])

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1963: 10.00-12.00am. BBC's `Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 17 December 1963). 

1967: Westbourne Suite, Royal Lancaster Hotel. Party to celebrate the BBC transmision of `Magical Mystery Tour'. All Beatles attend.

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http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/12/john-lennon-pattie-boyd-and-lulu.html (http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/12/john-lennon-pattie-boyd-and-lulu.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 22, 2011, 04:52:11 AM
December 22nd

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: The Beatles appeared at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. This appearance was the second concert-only preview of their ‘The Beatles' Christmas Show’, which would open in London in two days.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/22/live-empire-theatre-liverpool-8/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/22/live-empire-theatre-liverpool-8/)

1963: ABC-TV broadcasts the concert at the Ardwick Apollo, Manchester (recorded 20 November 1963). Recording of Christmas edition of `Thank Your Lucky Stars'. 

1966: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/22/mixing-editing-strawberry-fields-forever/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/22/mixing-editing-strawberry-fields-forever/)

1981: At a rock & roll memorabilia auction in London, a stage suit worn by John Lennon sold for £2,300, a letter from Paul McCartney to a fan sold for £2,200 and a Perspex sculpture of John & Yoko was bought by singer Kate Bush for £4,200.

2010: The Abbey Road zebra crossing in north London, made famous after appearing on a Beatles album cover was given Grade II listed status. The crossing, the first of its kind to be listed, was being recognized for its "cultural and historical importance" following advice from English Heritage. The Beatles were photographed on Abbey Road in Ian Macmillan's iconic cover shot for the 1969 album ‘Abbey Road’.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 23, 2011, 04:11:34 AM
December 23rd

1961:  Performance at the Cavern. 
1962:  Night. Performance at the Star Club. 
1963:  Radio Luxembourg's `It's The Beatles' series begins. 
1966 : UK release of single “Love in the Open Air” and “Theme From the Family Way”, composed by Paul McCartney and recorded by The George Martin Orchestra.

Paul McCartney - Love In The Open Air (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFvkyFXDPnA#)

George Martin - Theme from The Family Way (1966) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d84w9x0FNgo#)

1969: 10.30am. The Ottawa press is surprised by the announcement of an imminent meeting of Lennon and Canada Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. 10.55am. A limousine takes John and Yoko into Canadian Parliament's building, for a 55-minute meeting with Pierre Trudeau. After the meeting, John and Yoko are interviewed by the press. John declares to the Canadian press about his pro-active peace movement: "Peace is no violence, no frustration, no fear," John Lennon said in a C.B.C. interview, "If I smile at you, you're liable to smile back. We're smiling at the world." From the ministerial office the Lennons are driven to the Ministery of Public Health, to meet the Minister of Public Health, John Munro, and members of his department. 


1972: Film `Imagine' is broadcast on US TV.


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 24, 2011, 06:48:26 AM
December 24th

1960: Concert at the Corporation's Grosvenor Ballroom, Grosvenor Road, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1964: Start of the daily `Beatles Christmas Shows', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black, and the Fourmost, plus the Barron Knights with the Duke D'Mond, and Rolf Harris as compere. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann attends. After the show, Brian hires a night flight to take most of the bill to Liverpool for Christmas. 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/24/the-beatles-christmas-show (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/12/24/the-beatles-christmas-show)/

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1965: Various music and entertainment newspapers publish NEMS Enterprises Christmas greetings.

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1965: The Beatles had the number one album in the US for the third Christmas in a row. 'Rubber Soul' sat atop the LP chart in '65, following 'Beatles For Sale' in 1964 and 'With The Beatles' in 1963. The Fab Four would repeat this feat again in 1968 with 'The Beatles' (The White Album) and again in 1969, with 'Abbey Road'.

1969: 6.00-7.00pm. Broadcast of Martin's `With A Little Help From My Friends' show, produced by Yorkshire Television, transmitted by IBA, with Ringo, Lulu, the Hollies, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Blue Mink, Pan's People. Ringo sings `With A Little Help From My Friends'.

2000: `Beatles 1' number 1, 6th week. 

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 24, 2011, 06:49:45 AM
December 25th

1959: Ringo receives his first drum kit, as a Christmas present.
 
1962: Night off from performances at the Star Club. 

1963: The flight hired by Brian takes the Christmas Show bill back from Liverpool, in time for this day's performance. `Beatles Christmas Show' at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. 

1965: George asks Pattie to marry him.

1965: Appearance on BBC-radio's `Saturday Club'. 

1967: Official announcement of Paul and Jane's engagement. 

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 26, 2011, 03:46:33 AM
December 26th

1961: The Beatles (billed as the Beetles) perform on the `Big Beat Ball' at the Tower Ballroom in New Brighton with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and Tony Osborne and his Band from 20:00 to 23:00.

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: Capitol Records, the EMI-affiliated company which rejected the US rights to every Beatles record that they were offered until then, finally released 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' backed with 'I Saw Her Standing There'. The song was currently topping the UK chart with 'This Boy' on the flip side. Within five weeks, the record would rise to number one in the US, where it would stay for seven weeks. The song was recorded the previous October and the hit version was take number 17.

1963: US single release: `I Want To Hold Your Hand'/`I Saw Her Standing There'. 

1963:`Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1963: 10.00-12.00am. 1st BBC's `From Us To You' broadcast (recorded 18 December 1963). 

1964: 10.00-12.00am. BBC's `Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 25 November 1964). 

1964: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2007/12/another-beatles-christmas-show-1964.html (http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2007/12/another-beatles-christmas-show-1964.html)

1965: While spending Christmas at his father's home in Cheshire, Paul McCartney crashed the moped he was riding and suffered a five-inch cut to his mouth.

1966: John appears on a Christmas sketch for the TV program `Not Only... But Also'.  (filmed November 27th)

1967: BBC-TV broadcasts the `Magical Mystery Tour' film. 

http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/mmt.htm (http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/mmt.htm)

1970: George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sweet Lord', making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.

1975: Recording of George appearance on BBC-TV's `Rutland Weekend Television' show. 

George Harrison on Rutland Weekend Television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AarhZScyuz0#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 27, 2011, 02:25:13 AM
December 27th

1958: While attending a class at the Liverpool College of Art, John Lennon meets student Cynthia Powell, later to become his first wife.

1960: Returning from their extended Hamburg stint (and without Stu Sutcliffe, who would never rejoin), the Beatles play Liverpool's Litherland Town Hall Ballroom, inciting the first flush of what was later called "Beatlemania." Part of it has to do with the billing: since the Beatles were a last-minute add, posters described them as "Direct from Hamburg," causing attendees to think this was a famous German band. The crowd rushes the stage during the opening number, "Long Tall Sally," causing the media to take note of the mass adoration for the first time.

1961:  Christmas Party performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes. 

1962:  Night. Performance at the Star Club.

1963, The music critics from the UK newspaper The Times, named John Lennon and Paul McCartney as The Outstanding Composers of 1963. Two days later, the Sunday Times' music critic Richard Buckle proclaims the same two songwriters "the greatest composers since Beethoven."

1963: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1963:  UK single release: `Love Of The Loved', with Cilla Black. 

1967:  Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. Paul is interviewed live for TV's `The Frost Programme' by David Frost.

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=63 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=63)

1980: John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. 'Just Like Starting Over' started a five-week stay at No.1 on the singles chart.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 28, 2011, 03:07:25 AM
December 28th

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: `With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1963: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1963: `New Yorker' publishes a Brian Epstein interview. 1st serious article about the Beatles or Brian in the US. 

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ABSTRACT:  Interview with Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles four young men from Liverpool, who have become the rage of teen-agers in England, Epstein came over here to arrange for three appearances of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February. Mr. Epstein said that Mr. Sullivan knew a good thing when he saw it. The Beatles have broken every conceivable entertainment record in England. They are the most worshipped, the most idolized boys in the country, according to Mr. Epstein.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1963/12/28/1963_12_28_023_TNY_CARDS_000275480#ixzz1hnEZD2yj  (http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1963/12/28/1963_12_28_023_TNY_CARDS_000275480#ixzz1hnEZD2yj) ($5.99 to access entire article; free for New Yorker subscribers)

1964: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1968: `Hey Jude', 18th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1968: The Beatles (White Album) began a nine week run as the number one US album, making it a simultaneous US/UK #1.

1971: George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sweet Lord', making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Ovi on December 28, 2011, 01:30:22 PM
Thank you, In My Life for taking daily the time to post those. Your effort is appreciated. ;)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 29, 2011, 02:11:12 AM
Thank you, In My Life for taking daily the time to post those. Your effort is appreciated. ;)

You're very welcome and I'm glad you enjoy it. I really like doing it!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 29, 2011, 02:14:30 AM
December 29th

1961: Evening: Performance at the Cavern, with the Yorkshire Jazz Band. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: 12:50am. New York WMCA broadcasts `I Want to Hold Your Hand' for the first time in the USA. 

Some say it was KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa in early December (after broadcasting “I Saw Her Standing There on November 29th) or maybe it was WWDC in Washington, DC on December 17th.
http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=%E2%80%9Ci-want-to-hold-your-hand%E2%80%9D-history (http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=%E2%80%9Ci-want-to-hold-your-hand%E2%80%9D-history)

This website begs to differ and goes to great lengths to prove it:
"DICK BIONDI is one of the legendary voices of rock and roll history.  He certainly deserves a place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along side ALAN FREED, WOLFMAN JACK, DICK CLARK and some of the other pioneers of Rock's Golden Age.  His career achievements and nationwide recognition speak for themselves.  If it's ALSO true that Biondi just happens to be the first dj in the country to play a record by THE BEATLES, then this is just further proof of his rightful place in the Hall.   We were fortunate enough to speak with Mr. Biondi one-on-one prior to this article's first publication in FORGOTTEN HITS and he confirms that, based on all the information he has seen over the years, he was, in fact, the first deejay in America to play a BEATLES record back in February of 1963.  He's a little upset that "those Washington guys are getting all the credit" and acknowledges that a few people in the past have also tried to set the record straight.  We assured him that that was exactly our goal.  Hopefully, we have done so in this special series.  We gave him an advance copy of this entire article and asked him to check it for accuracy and content, assuring him that we would correct any errors he could find as well as print his own personal comments and memories ... he decided instead to let the article run exactly "as is" ... and that's EXACTLY what you've all been reading here today."
http://forgottenhits.com/who_played_the_very_first_beatles_record_in_america (http://forgottenhits.com/who_played_the_very_first_beatles_record_in_america)

Puzzly, puzzle…


1963: The Sunday Times critic Richard Buckle praises the Beatles as the greatest composers since Beethoven. 

1964:`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1964: The Liverpool Youth Employment Service announced that some school leavers were finding it difficult to get jobs because their ‘Beatle’ style haircuts and clothing were unacceptable to employers.

1966: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, Paul McCartney began work on his new song ‘Penny Lane’, recording six takes of keyboard tracks and various percussion effects.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/penny-lane-19691231 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/penny-lane-19691231)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 30, 2011, 03:56:26 AM
December 30th

1961: Evening: performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool with Gerry and the Pacemakers. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963 : `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

1969 : The Desmond Morris interview with John for ATV's `Man Of The Decade', recorded on December 2nd, 1969, aired on this date.

1994: Evening: Maureen Cox dies in Seattle. Ringo, her husband Isaac Tigrett, Zak, Jason and Lee are with her.

Tribute For Maureen Starkey - Little Willow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuv7mc6bltw#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on December 31, 2011, 02:26:21 AM
December 31st

Happy New Year!

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1960:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1964  Party at EMI producer Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London. The Beatles attend. 

“What Newell produced, in the way of vocal music and pop recordings, was considered intrinsically more important to the company's mission and future than any sounds made with electric guitars.
That changed in 1963, the first full year that the Beatles -- signed to EMI's Parlophone label the previous year by George Martin -- were with EMI. They broke every sales precedent that year, and for the rest of the decade, generating revenue that was impossible not to take seriously, especially when they hit in America as well. By 1964, it was impossible not to notice the change or respect the efforts of those who work was generating that revenue. Norman Newell was never really a part of the musical world that George Martin opened up with the Beatles.” http://mog.com/artists/bio/mn165837/norman-newell (http://mog.com/artists/bio/mn165837/norman-newell)

1965:  UK single release: `That's My Life (My Love and My Home)'/`The Next Time You Feel Important', for the Pye label, recorded by Alfred Lennon. 

“After Christmas, in 1965, John was embarrassed to hear that Alf had made a record: "That's My Life (My Love and My Home)", released on 31 December 1965.[39][40] John asked Epstein to do anything he could to stop it being released or becoming a hit. The record never made it into the charts.[41] In 1966 "Freddie Lennon" (the name under which Alf recorded) tried again, and issued three singles with the group Loving Kind. These records did not sell well, either. Though the public at large quickly forgot these attempts to cash in on his son's success with The Beatles, the records do command fairly high prices among collectors of rare records, with "That's My Life" being worth over £50.[42]”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon)

http://youtu.be/azAiSG09FBk (http://youtu.be/azAiSG09FBk)

1965:  The Beatles appear on the front page of `Big', Italian magazine. Headline: `Beatles: Buon Natale da Londra' (`Beatles: Merry Christmas from London'). 

1966:  George is refused admission into the night club Annabel's, because he is not wearing a tie.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/31/george-harrison-refused-entry-annabels-nightclub-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/31/george-harrison-refused-entry-annabels-nightclub-london/)

1967: New Year's party at Cilla Black's flat, 9b Portland Place, London. Following a Northern tradition of “first footing” Ringo is sent out, left alone in the street.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot)

1970: Paul McCartney filed a suit against the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership.

1996: Paul McCartney became a Sir after he was listed in the Queens New Year's Honours List.

2005: The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be.'
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 01, 2012, 07:58:40 PM
January 1st

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Speke bus depot social club Christmas party at Wilson Hall in Garston, Liverpool.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1959/01/01/live-wilson-hall-liverpool-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1959/01/01/live-wilson-hall-liverpool-3/)

1962: The Decca Audition….

“The Decca audition is the name given to the now-famous Beatles audition for Decca Records at their Decca Studios in West Hampstead, north London, England, before they reached international stardom. Decca's decision to reject the group is considered one of the biggest mistakes in music history.”
From defunct blog "Wings of Dream"

Set list:

    "Like Dreamers Do" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "Money (That's What I Want)" (Gordy/Bradford)
    "Till There Was You" (Meredith Willson)
    "The Sheik of Araby" (Smith/Wheeler/Snyder)
    "To Know Her Is to Love Her" (Phil Spector)
    "Take Good Care of My Baby" (King/Goffin)
    "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry)
    "Sure to Fall (In Love with You)" (Cantrell/Claunch/Perkins)
    "Hello Little Girl" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "Three Cool Cats" (Leiber/Stoller)
    "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" (Buddy Holly)
    "Love of the Loved" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "September in the Rain" (Warren/Dubin)
    "Bésame Mucho" (Consuelo Velázquez)
    "Searchin'" (Leiber/Stoller) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_Decca_audition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_Decca_audition)


http://youtu.be/Hrw69ldm2CY (http://youtu.be/Hrw69ldm2CY)

1963: End of last season of Star Club performances. 

1963: “In preparation for their impending Scottish tour, The Beatles flew back from Hamburg to London on 1 January 1963.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/01/travel-hamburg-to-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/01/travel-hamburg-to-london/)

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

1964: The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Introduced by DJ Jimmy Saville, acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You'. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles, (I Want to Hold Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

"Due to the BBC's former policy of deleting old programmes, the vast majority of the episodes from the first ten years of the programme's history have been lost, including the only live appearance by The Beatles.[27]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops)

http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-of-pops-aired-for-first-time.html (http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-of-pops-aired-for-first-time.html)

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

1971: Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles music to celebrate the group's tenth year in the music business. Every track played was a single or LP track by The Beatles plus tracks from solo albums.

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 02, 2012, 11:00:12 PM
January 2nd

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

1965:`Beatles For Sale' number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Feel Fine' number 1, 2nd week (Billboard). 

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

1969:  Day 1 of the Get Back/Let it Be Sessions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/02/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-one/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/02/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-one/)

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1969:  Ray Coleman interviews John about problems in Apple. 

1971: The George Harrison album 'All Things Must Pass' started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 03, 2012, 05:30:44 AM
January 3rd

1926: Sir George Martin is born in London.

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http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/george-martin/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/george-martin/)

1962: Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club.

1963: The Beatles began their first headlining tour with four nights in Scotland appearing at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin. Two of the dates were cancelled due to bad weather.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/63-01-03_elgin_scotland.jpg)

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/03/live-two-red-shoes-ballroom-elgin-scotland/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/03/live-two-red-shoes-ballroom-elgin-scotland/)

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

1964: The Beatles were seen for the first time on US TV when a clip from the BBC's 'The Mersey Sound' showing the group playing 'She Loves You' was shown on The Jack Paar Show.

http://youtu.be/gJ8RfymgO8Q (http://youtu.be/gJ8RfymgO8Q)

1970: Studio 2. 2.30pm-12.15am. Recording: `I Me Mine' (takes 1-16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. Last song recorded by the Beatles. During the session, George improvises a version of `Peggy Sue'.  John was away in Denmark at the time.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 04, 2012, 04:01:01 AM
January 4th

1962: The Beatles win the popularity poll in the newspaper Mersey Beat.
http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/mersey.htm (http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/mersey.htm)

1963: Concert at Town Hall, Dingwall, Scotland

1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

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

1964:  Indifferent reaction of US critics after `The Jack Paar Show' transmision of a fragment of a Beatles concert. 

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

1966:  Brian flies to New York to negotiate the next tour. 

1967:  Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.45am. Recording: `Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/04/recording-penny-lane/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/04/recording-penny-lane/)

1970: Studio 2. 2.30pm-4.00am. Recording: `Let It Be' (overdub onto take 27, tape reduction edit of take 27 into takes 28-30 with simultaneous overdub, overdub onto take 30). Stereo mixing: `Let It Be' (remixes 1, 2, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. Recording of brasses and second guitar solo for `Let It Be' (included on the LP version). Last recording session of Paul, George and George Martin. Last recording session of the Beatles as a band. 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/let-it-be-19691231 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/let-it-be-19691231)

1976:  Mal Evans dies in Los Angeles, in an unfortunate incident. The Los Angeles Police, mistaking his air pistol for a real gun, shoots him in self defense. 

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/spotlight-0105-2011/ (http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/spotlight-0105-2011/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 05, 2012, 02:34:31 AM
January 5th

1961:
The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience were  two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who had just returned from Hamburg, Germany. This was the first of 36 for promoter Brian Kelly. (Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Chronicle)
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/archives/talenthere3.shtml (http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/archives/talenthere3.shtml)

1962: UK single release: `My Bonnie' (Tony Sheridan and The Beatles)
The Beatles - My Bonnie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2TX5ZWv4mo#)

1963: In the `Liverpool Echo', Tony Barrow announces and the release of the 2nd Beatles single, Please Please Me/Ask Me Why.

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

1966: `Day Tripper'/`We Can Work It Out' number 1, 5th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 5th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966: “Following their record breaking concert at New York's Shea Stadium on 15 August 1965, it was decided that extra recordings would be needed if the footage was to be released to the public.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/05/recording-overdubs-for-the-beatles-at-shea-stadium/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/05/recording-overdubs-for-the-beatles-at-shea-stadium/)

Most songs were overdubbed but "Act Naturally" was replaced with the disc version and "Twist and Shout" was bolstered with the Hollywood Bowl version. (ML)

1967:  “The Beatles worked on two recordings during this session: their next single Penny Lane, and a long-unreleased piece known as Carnival Of Light. “
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/05/recording-penny-lane-carnival-of-light/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/05/recording-penny-lane-carnival-of-light/)

1968:  George solo session at Abbey Road for `Wonderwall'. 

1968:  BBC-2 transmits `Magical Mystery Tour', this time in color.

1970: “The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns' first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/05/glyn-johns-compiles-the-second-get-back-lp/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/05/glyn-johns-compiles-the-second-get-back-lp/)

2000: Sir Paul McCartney donates 2 million dollars in memory of his late wife Linda. The Arizona Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City were the beneficiaries.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 06, 2012, 02:19:54 AM
January 6th

1961: Performance at St. John's Hall, Bootle in Lancashire.
“….the hall was filled almost to capacity.” (ML) 

1962: Night performance at the Cavern, with the Collegians.

1963: Last date of the five-date Scottish Tour. (ML)

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

1965: `I Feel Fine' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

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

1966: US Gold certification: `Day Tripper'/`We Can Work It Out'. 

Day Tripper- The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhdPDI9OeY8#)

With Peter Sellers
The Music of Lennon and McCartney - Special 1965 - Part 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Gc7XuqfJE#)

1967: On this day the soundtrack to the 1966 film The Family Way was released. It was mostly composed by Paul McCartney.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/uk-release-the-family-way/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/uk-release-the-family-way/)

1967: Recording: Penny Lane, 7:00pm
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/recording-penny-lane-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/recording-penny-lane-2/)

1968: `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 2nd week (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day three
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/06/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-three/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/06/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-three/)


1996: With the “Anthology 1” at number 3 on Billboard’s Top 200, other Beatles albums enjoyed high standings in the Pop Catalog. “Abbey Road” came in at number 9, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at number 10, “The Beatles 1967-1970” at number 13 and “The Beatles” (White Album) at number 15.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 07, 2012, 03:24:57 AM
January 7th

1944: Peter Michael McCartney was born. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McGear (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McGear)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/paul_and_michael.jpg)

Paul, taken by Mike, December 1960
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/paul_by_michael.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/mike.jpg)

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and at the Lathom Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. Also performing are Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

1963: Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. 

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

1964: The Playhouse Theatre, London. 2:30-4:00pm. The Beatles recorde the following songs for the BBC's `Saturday Club': `All My Loving', `Money (That's What I Want)', `The Hippy Hippy Shake', `I Want To Hold Your Hand',; `Roll Over Beethoven', `Johnnie B. Goode' and `I Wanna Be Your Man'. This is only known Beatles recording of `Johnnie B. Goode'. `I Want To Hold Your Hand' is the same version recorded 17 December 1963. 

The Beatles - Johnny B. Goode (Live at BBC) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8wzFzhr4G8#)

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

1967: “Yesterday and Today” was in its  29th week in the Billboard Top 200. 

1968:
Using the pseudonym Mr Brown, George Harrison flew to India on this day, accompanied by Neil Aspinall.
He arrived in Bombay the following day, where he produced a series of sessions with local musicians. The main project was the recording of the score for the film Wonderwall, although while there the backing track for The Beatles' song The Inner Light was also recorded.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/07/george-harrison-flies-to-india/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/07/george-harrison-flies-to-india/)

1969: Day four of the Get Back/Let it Be sessions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/07/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-four/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/07/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-four/)

2001: `Beatles 1' at number 1 for the 8th week. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 08, 2012, 04:11:47 AM
January 8th

1935:
  Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” – John Lennon

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/04/beatles-met-elvis-liverpool-exhibition (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/04/beatles-met-elvis-liverpool-exhibition)

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1963:
Before leaving Scotland at the conclusion of the Scottish tour The Beatles appeared on the children’s television program “Roundup”, miming “Love Me Do”.

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

1964: `She Loves You', 19th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 42nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 7th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

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

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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: Day Five
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/08/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-five/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/08/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-five/)

1970: George Harrison's final recording session with The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/08/george-harrison-final-recording-session-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/08/george-harrison-final-recording-session-beatles/)

1974:  US Gold certification: `The Early Beatles'. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 09, 2012, 06:19:42 AM
January 9th

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

1964:
  `I Want To Hold Your Hand' slowly climbs up the US charts. John declares that the slow ascension of `I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the US charts was ``mere sympathy for British people'', and that he didn't expect being a hit in the US. 

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

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

1965:  First edition of BBC-TV's `Not Only... But Also', including appeararance of John (filmed 20 November 1964 and 29 November 1964). 

1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/09/recording-mixing-penny-lane/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/09/recording-mixing-penny-lane/)

1968: Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/09/recording-wonderwall-music-by-george-harrison/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/09/recording-wonderwall-music-by-george-harrison/)

1968: US magazine “Look” published photos from the August 11, 1967 Richard Avedon photo shoot of The Beatles. This is the first appearance of these photos, which were later sold as posters and used as album art. In the UK the photos debuted in The Daily Mail.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/richard_avedon.jpg)

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day six
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/09/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-six/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/09/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-six/)


1970:
  UK LP release of Badfinger’s “Magic Christian Music”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Christian_Music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Christian_Music)

Badfinger - Carry On Till Tomorrow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2YKCCUeIeY#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 10, 2012, 03:49:23 AM
January 10

1958: The Quarry Men perform at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool. 

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

1963:  6:00 PM: Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/grafton_ballroom_1_10_1963.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/grafton_ballroom_liverpool_1_10_1963.jpg)

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

1964: The first US Beatles album, 'Introducing The Beatles', was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous "mop top" haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

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

1966:  Brian is appointed a director of Lennon Books Limited. 

1966: The Paul McCartney song “Woman”, recorded by Peter and Gordon, was released in the US. Paul wrote the song under the name Bernard Webb.

http://youtu.be/NFkkdmMgmpY (http://youtu.be/NFkkdmMgmpY)

1967: Recording: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/10/recording-penny-lane-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/10/recording-penny-lane-3/)

1967: Tara Brown's memorial service at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London.

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

1968:
Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/10/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/10/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-2/)

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day seven - George Harrison quits The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/10/george-harrison-quits-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/10/george-harrison-quits-the-beatles/)

1981: John Lennon's 'Imagine' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, 'Happy Christmas, (War Is Over') and '(Just Like) Starting Over.' 'Imagine' was voted by the viewers of BBC TV as the best lyrics of all time in a poll broadcast in Oct 1999. Also on this day John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. 'Just Like Starting Over' was at No.1 on the US singles chart.

2003: A haul of 500 Beatles tapes known as the 'Get Back sessions' stolen in the 1970's were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 11, 2012, 03:38:19 AM
January 11

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

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january11_Please_Please_Me_45_zps8f3ee8f6.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january11_Please_Please_Me_45_zps8f3ee8f6.jpg.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january11_please_please_me_ad_zpsb837d2d2.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january11_please_please_me_ad_zpsb837d2d2.jpg.html)

1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool: This was the first of two live shows on this date.

1963: Live: Plaza Ballroom, Dudley
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/11/live-plaza-ballroom-dudley/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/11/live-plaza-ballroom-dudley/)

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

1964: End of `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

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

1968:  Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/11/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/11/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-3/)

1990: Paul McCartney played the first of 11 sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/wembley_1990.jpg)

2008: Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 12, 2012, 05:30:02 AM
January 12th

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

1963: Live: Invicta Ballroom, Chatham, Kent

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/invicta_ballroom_63-01-12.jpg)

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

The Beatles made their debut on the television show Val Parnell's Sunday Night At The London Palladium on 13 October 1963. Three months later they made their return. More at Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/12/sunday-night-london-palladium/)


Palladium Pandemonium

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january_11_64_palladium_2_zpsee0a5985.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january_11_64_palladium_2_zpsee0a5985.jpg.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january_11_64_palladium_zpsfbb6244e.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january_11_64_palladium_zpsfbb6244e.jpg.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january_11_64_palladium_3_zpsc2a78727.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january_11_64_palladium_3_zpsc2a78727.jpg.html)



(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january_11_64_palladium_4_zpsffa8155f.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/january_11_64_palladium_4_zpsffa8155f.jpg.html)
http://youtu.be/dwDYy3bwyCo (http://youtu.be/dwDYy3bwyCo)

Autograph (http://www.beatlesautographs.info/index.php?title=12th_January_1964)

This was their first meeting with Alma Cogan, who invited them back to her flat at 44 Stafford Court in Kensington High Street which she shared with her mother and younger sister. They arrived at her flat long before she did as they made a quick getaway in their Austin Princess, leaving Alma to change in her dressing room, but her sister Sandra was there to greet them. Paul recalled later that Mrs Cogan had encouraged Sandra to pay him as much attention as possible, in the hope that a suitable match might ensue. http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m08_1964.html

It did work...sort of.

Sandra and Paul (http://sentstarr.tripod.com/beatgirls/sancar.html)

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

1966:

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

John and Cynthia Lennon, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey all flew to Port of Spain in Trinidad on this day for a winter holiday.
Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/12/john-lennon-ringo-starr-holiday-trinidad/)

With Prime Minister Eric Williams and daughter Erica:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/january_12_1966_PM_zps89a24fd3.jpg)

More Pictures (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pbjtazplaqshrv7/d4D6JO4uFP)

1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/12/recording-mixing-penny-lane-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/12/recording-mixing-penny-lane-2/)

1968: Recording: The Inner Light, Wonderwall Music

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/12/recording-the-inner-light-wonderwall-music/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/12/recording-the-inner-light-wonderwall-music/)

1969: London premiere of `Wonderwall the Movie' at the Cinecenta. 

The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions imdb.com

WONDERWALL the movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-ALx1DtLU#)

1981: US single release of John Lennon’s `Woman'/`Beautiful Boy'. 
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy.flv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5BBEOjUKrI#)

2006: Alan Sytner, the man who opened Liverpool's Cavern club, died in France. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/founder-of-the-cavern-who-gave-the-beatles-their-break-dies-522763.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/founder-of-the-cavern-who-gave-the-beatles-their-break-dies-522763.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 13, 2012, 03:12:49 AM
January 13th


1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1963: The Beatles made their most important television appearance to date, with a place on the bill for the popular show Thank Your Lucky Stars.
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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/thank_your_lucky_stars_63-01-13.jpg)

Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/13/television-thank-your-lucky-stars/)

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

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

1967: Robert Stigwood became co-manager of NEMS Enterprises with Brian Epstein.
         Stigwood: Producer extraordinaire (http://www.brothersgibb.org/reports-robert-stigwood.html)

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

1968:  Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
          Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/13/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-4/)

1969:  US LP release: `Yellow Submarine'
          Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/13/us-lp-yellow-submarine/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/TheBeatles-YellowSubmarinealbumcover.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 14, 2012, 03:12:20 AM
January 14th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. Also performing are Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/220px-Aintree_Institute_-_geograph_org_uk_-_117912.jpg)

“The institute was founded in the 1890s by Sir William Pickles Hartley. In an initial meeting in 1892, Hartley offered £1,000 (approximately £60,000 in 2005[2]) towards a project that would see "all the Churches, from the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England down to the very smallest mission room ... enter into a Christlike compact to fight against evil in every form."[3] After the institute's establishment, the hall was used by the Aintree Photographic Society as a club house and exhibition venue....In the early 1960s, promoter Bill Kelly (also of Lathom Hall) hosted concerts at the Institute billed as "sensational jive dances". The Beatles headlined a number of these evenings, billed as "The Dynamic Beatles"[6] or the "Great Boppin' Beatles".[7] The Beatles performed a total of 31 shows at the venue[8][9] between 7 January 1961[8] and 27 January 1962.[10] While at the club, it was common for some concertgoers to throw chairs at each other and at the band. The Beatles' final concert at the venue paid £15 [2], but Brian Epstein was furious when Kelly paid the group in loose change. Epstein felt this was an insult to the band, and never booked the band with Kelly again.[10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aintree_Institute (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aintree_Institute)

1963: Live: Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port
This was The Beatles’ only performance at this venue.

1964: Travel: John, Paul and George fly to Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/14/travel-john-paul-and-george-fly-to-paris/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/14/travel-john-paul-and-george-fly-to-paris/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/untitled-1.jpg)

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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/jpg_arrivaljpg_resized.jpg)

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More from Child of Nature's Beatles Blog (http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/04/beatles-in-paris.html)

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

1966: BBC buys the British exhibition rights for `The Beatles at Shea Stadium'. 

1967: `Yesterday and Today', 30th week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day nine
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/14/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-nine/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/14/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-nine/)

2001: `Beatles 1' number 1, 9th and last week. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 15, 2012, 05:48:32 AM
January 15th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern

1964: `She Loves You', 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 43rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 8th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:
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Ringo and Neil Aspinall arrive in Paris just in time for…

Live: Cinéma Cyrano, Versailles
This was a warm-up show for The Beatles and other artists on the bill for a three week season at the Paris Olympia. (ML)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/15/live-cinema-cyrano-versailles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/15/live-cinema-cyrano-versailles/)

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

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

1967: McCartney and Harrison watch Donovan in London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/15/mccartney-and-harrison-watch-donovan-in-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/15/mccartney-and-harrison-watch-donovan-in-london/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Donovan.jpg)

1969: George Harrison rejoins The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/15/george-harrison-rejoins-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/15/george-harrison-rejoins-the-beatles/)

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

         Excerpt from the Anthony Fawcett Lennon biography One Day at a Time  (http://www.johnlennon.it/showcase-bag-one-eng.htm)


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 16, 2012, 03:37:20 AM
January 16th

1957: The Cavern Club opens. 

A quick overview by decade…
http://www.cavernclub.org/1950s (http://www.cavernclub.org/1950s)

More in depth…
http://www.merseybeat.ndo.co.uk/cavern1.htm (http://www.merseybeat.ndo.co.uk/cavern1.htm)

1963: Television: People And Places

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http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/television-people-and-places/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/television-people-and-places/)

1963: Radio: Here We Go
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/radio-here-we-go/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/radio-here-we-go/)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/16/live-olympia-theatre-paris/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/16/live-olympia-theatre-paris/)

Articles on their time in Paris:

Watch Rare Color Footage of the Beatles Playing Paris in 1964 (http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2014/01/16/watch-rare-color-footage-of-the-beatles-playing-paris-in-1964/)

Revisiting The Beatles’ Three-Week Stay in Paris in 1964 (http://wzlx.cbslocal.com/2014/01/14/revisiting-the-beatles-three-week-stay-in-paris-in-1964/)

1964: King George V Hotel, Paris:
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1965: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1965: Last day of`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1965: An article by Ray Coleman in “Melody Maker” quotes Brian as saying, “I give The Beatles two or three more years at the top”.

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

1969:  Last session of rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios.

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1969: The band Marmalade was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da'.
THE MARMALADE - OB LA DI OB LA DA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kev9hhI7V8#)

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

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 16, 2012, 08:04:14 PM
If anyone has any corrections or additional information they'd like me to add to any of these posts please send them to me in a personal message and I'll modify my posts. Comments are welcome in the thread too!  :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 17, 2012, 04:13:50 AM
January 17th

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

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

1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/17/live-majestic-ballroom-birkenhead/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/17/live-majestic-ballroom-birkenhead/)

1964: Photographer Dezo Hoffman flew to Paris with John, Paul and George and documented The Beatles’ time there. He recalled that during the first show the lights went out. “Just as the catcalls started Ringo saved the day. He suddenly became Gene Krupa on his kit, pounding away like crazy. Everyone went wild, shouting Rin-Go! Rin-Go!”-Bill Harry
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-paris2.shtml (http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-paris2.shtml)
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1964:  `I Want to Hold Your Hand' number 1 (US Cashbox chart). 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/17/beatles-reach-number-one-america/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/17/beatles-reach-number-one-america/)

Success went to Brian’s head
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1964: Photographer Harry Benson took this iconic photo of The Beatles at the King George V Hotel:

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pillow_fight.jpg)

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=89620157&m=89575461 (http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=89620157&m=89575461)

1967:   Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/recording-mixing-penny-lane-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/recording-mixing-penny-lane-3/)

David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxO4nODCGD0#)

1967: John Lennon begins writing A Day in the Life.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/john-lennon-begins-writing-a-day-in-the-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/john-lennon-begins-writing-a-day-in-the-life/)

1968:  George Harrison returns to London from India, where he has been recording the Wonderwall soundtrack. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr (and wives), along with Brian Jones, Donovan, and Cilla Black attend a release party in London for the band Grapefruit's debut album, Around Grapefruit.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january17.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january17.html)

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1969: UK LP release: `Yellow Submarine'

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

1990:  Paul's concert in Wembley (`Get Back Tour'). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 17, 2012, 04:31:55 AM

1967:   Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxO4nODCGD0#[/url])



David Mason passed away about eight months ago. 

Here he is in a segment from Anthology...

Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpeter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQyBRS8Nby8#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 17, 2012, 08:28:19 PM
January 18th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1963: 6:00 pm Live: Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe
This was The Beatles' second and final performance at this venue on the Morecambe promenade. The first had taken place on 29 August 1962. The group's road manager, Neil Aspinall, was unwell with the flu on this day, so Les Hurst, Gerry and the Pacemakers' roadie, stood in for him. beatlesbible.com

With fans at the Floral Hall Ballroom
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This girl was one jostle away from having a souvenir that she probably wouldn't want!

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

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
The Beatles' residency in Paris continued with two performances at the Olympia Theatre. This was the third date of their 18-night run at the venue, for which they shared top billing at various times with French singer Sylvie Vartan and America's Trini Lopez.
The Beatles' setlist contained eight songs: From Me To You, Roll Over Beethoven, She Loves You, This Boy, Boys, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally. beatlesbible.com

With Sylvie Vartan
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1967:  Paul was interviewed by Jo Durden-Smith for Granada TV’s late night news-magazine program “Scene Special”. The show was entitled “So Far Out It’s Straight Down” and examined the counter-culture movement in London. It was to be aired on March 7th. (ML)

"Scene at 6:30" Its So Far Out Its Straight Down! (Part 1-3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnes_vtYqXE#)

1969: John admits that Apple is in trouble:
John Lennon revealed that Apple Records was in a state of chaos. He said, "Apple is losing money. If it continues like this, we'll be broke in six months." After the death of Brian Epstein, Allen Klein was hired as the Beatles' manager (over the objection of Paul, who favored Lee Eastman), and Neil Aspinall was left with supervising Apple, Ltd., although he originally did not want the job and agreed to do it only until someone permanent could be brought in. In actuality, he continued in this post until his death in 2007. BeatlesFacts.org


1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the Top 30, entering the ranking (Billboard). 

1977: Work began on The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl album
“In 1976 the Beatles’ contract with EMI expired, allowing them to exploit the group’s unreleased catalog unhindered. George Martin was asked to reappraise the tapes of ... the 1965 Hollywood Bowl show, which he did January 17, 1977, at his AIR London studios. Once he found a working three-track machine, he transferred the recordings to 24-track tape, from which he was able to assemble an entertaining if slightly phony “composite concert”, half from 1964 and half from 1965.” Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, 1957-1965  by John C. Winn
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 19, 2012, 04:50:19 AM
January 19th

1932: Richard Lester was born in Philadelphia. 
The man who "invented" the music video was the perfect film director for the Beatles. His exuberant, manic style matched theirs and brilliantly captured an era at its beginning….Despite numerous popular successes, Lester will always be linked to a particular time and place, a small but integral part of a cultural phenomenon that swept the globe. No one will ever call it Lestermania, but he never complained — in the end, Richard Lester always knew who validated his ticket to ride. http://www.salon.com/1999/06/26/lester/ (http://www.salon.com/1999/06/26/lester/)

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1961: Performance at Alexandra Hall in Crosby, Liverpool.  This was their only performance at that venue.
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http://www.harveystevens.com/BEATLESGIGS57-61.html (http://www.harveystevens.com/BEATLESGIGS57-61.html)

1963: Live: Town Hall Ballroom, Whitchurch, Shropshire
A council building now stands at this site.

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

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
1.00pm, Sunday 19 January 1964 (48 years ago)

Unusually, The Beatles played three sets at Paris' Olympia Theatre on this day. They normally performed two shows each evening during their concert residency, which began on 16 January 1964 and ended on 4 February. The matinée performance was broadcast live on the radio show Musicorama, on the Parisian radio station Europe-1, between 1pm and 2pm. The sets by Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan were broadcast first, followed by five songs by The Beatles: From Me To You, This Boy, I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Twist And Shout.This was the fourth date of The Beatles' residency at the Olympia. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/19/live-olympia-theatre-paris-4/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/19/live-olympia-theatre-paris-4/)

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

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

1967: Recording: A Day In The Life, 7:30 pm
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/19/recording-a-day-in-the-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/19/recording-a-day-in-the-life/)

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1971:  The Beatles & Co. court case opened in the Chancery division of the London High Court. beatles-discography.com

1988:  Cynthia Lennon interview with Andrew Solt for the film`Imagine: John Lennon'. 

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

1994:  Paul McCartney's speech at Lennon's Hall Of Fame induction
Paul McCartney gave a speech during John Lennon's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Among those in attendance were Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1994/01/19/mccartneys-speech-at-lennons-hall-of-fame-induction/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1994/01/19/mccartneys-speech-at-lennons-hall-of-fame-induction/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 20, 2012, 04:01:07 AM
January 20th

1961  Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. 

1962: Night performances at the Cavern Club.

1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
Events this evening led to the beginning of The Beatles’ professional association with Mal Evans. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/20/live-cavern-club-liverpool-272/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/20/live-cavern-club-liverpool-272/)

An article about Mal:
http://beatlesnumber9.com/mal.html (http://beatlesnumber9.com/mal.html)

1964, Scala Theatre, during A Hard Day's Night filming
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1964: US LP release: Meet the Beatles!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/us-lp-meet-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/us-lp-meet-the-beatles/)
 
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1964:  Brian returned to England from Paris. 

1964:  Brian is appointed a director of Subafilms Limited, a new film production company. 

1964:  Norman Weiss, an executive of the Genereal Artists Corporation(GAC) talent agency flew from the US to meet Brian. Weiss was responsible for arranging The Beatles’ first American tour.

1964: To promote the 'Meet the Beatles' album and their upcoming first American visit, Capitol Records conducted an interview with the Beatles. Discs of the recorded interview were then sent to American radio stations.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=8 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=8)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/live-olympia-theatre-paris-5/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/live-olympia-theatre-paris-5/)

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

1965: Ringo Starr proposes to Maureen Cox
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/20/ringo-starr-proposes-maureen-cox/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/20/ringo-starr-proposes-maureen-cox/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/ringo_maureen_engagement_1-20-1965.jpg)

1967:  Recording: A Day In The Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/)

McCartney recorded his lead vocals for the first time, dropping them into track two. They ended with a curse after McCartney sang 'everybody' rather than 'somebody'. The vocals were redone on 3 February 1967, but the original attempt was preserved in a rough mix and can be heard on Anthology 2.
The Beatles A Day In the Life [Version] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX-TcMIUBcM#)

1969:  The Beatles meet at Apple's basement studio
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/20/beatles-meet-apple-basement-studio/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/20/beatles-meet-apple-basement-studio/)

1969: `Wonderwall' premiere in London.
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1970: John and Yoko cut their hair in Denmark. 
Newsman: "Mr Lennon, why did you decide to cut your hair?"
John: "Because I felt like it, you know."
Newsman: "So there was no special reason?"
John: "No, I mean why do you cut yours?”
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html)

1988:  Julian Lennon interview with Andrew Solt for film `Imagine: John Lennon'. 

1996: `Anthology 1' number 11, 6th week in the Top 200 (Billboard). `Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 3 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `Abbey Road' number 4 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles/1967-1970' number 6 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles' number 10 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles/1962-1966' number 11 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 20, 2012, 04:12:03 AM
1967:  Recording: A Day In The Life
[url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/[/url] ([url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/[/url])

McCartney recorded his lead vocals for the first time, dropping them into track two. They ended with a curse after McCartney sang 'everybody' rather than 'somebody'. The vocals were redone on 3 February 1967, but the original attempt was preserved in a rough mix and can be heard on Anthology 2.
The Beatles A Day In the Life [Version] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX-TcMIUBcM#[/url])


That sort of answers the BIG question, doesn't it.



 ;)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 20, 2012, 04:28:50 AM
That sort of answers the BIG question, doesn't it.



 ;)

Hmm...now that you mention it...
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 21, 2012, 03:25:10 AM
January 21st

1961:  Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool and then at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah.

1963:  A photo session was held at the EMI house with Welsh photographer Angus McBean.
“A variety of young pop stars visited his studio in the early 1960s and one group so enjoyed their first photographic session with McBean that they later requested he should take the photograph for the cover of their first album. The photographer in turn so enjoyed their zany spontaneity that he posed them laughing over a balcony in the EMI offices in Soho. The LP was Please, Please Me, the group was The Beatles and the photograph became one of the key images in the iconography of the swinging 60s.”
http://www.leninimports.com/angus_mcbean_bio.html (http://www.leninimports.com/angus_mcbean_bio.html)

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1963: The recording for The Beatles’ third appearance on Radio Luxembourg's `The Friday Spectacular' took place in the ground floor studio of the EMI House before an audience of 100 teenagers. Tony Barrow referred to this appearance in the sleeve-notes for the “Please Please Me” album.(ML)
"It was during the recording of a Radio Luxembourg programme in the EMI Friday Spectacular series that I was finally convinced that The Beatles were about to enjoy the type of top-flight national fame which I had always believed that they deserved. The teen-audience didn't know the evening's line-up of artists and groups in advance, and before Muriel Young brought on The Beatles she began to read out their Christian names. She got as far as John ... Paul ... and the rest of her introduction was buried in a mighty barrage of very genuine applause. I cannot think of more than one other group - British or American - which would be so readily identified and welcomed by the announcement of two Christian names. To me, this was the ultimate proof that The Beatles (and not just one or two of their hit records) had arrived at the uncommon peak-popularity point reserved for discdom's privileged few. Shortly afterwards The Beatles proved their pop power when the by-passed the lower segments of the hit parade to scuttle straight into the nation's Top Ten with their second single, PLEASE PLEASE ME." http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630121.html (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630121.html)

1966:  George Harrison married Pattie Boyd
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/21/george-harrison-marries-pattie-boyd/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/21/george-harrison-marries-pattie-boyd/)

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With George's parents and Pattie's mom
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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pattie_boyd_george_harrison_paul_mccartney.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/george2-keep.jpg)





(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/george_pattie_wedding_1-21-1966.jpg)

George Harrison & Pattie Boyd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zDrCt1TIIw#)

1967: `Yesterday and Today', 31st and last week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 

1969: Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC's Scene and Heard
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/ringo-starr-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/ringo-starr-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/)

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 10
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-10/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-10/)   

1970: `Daily Express' reports that John cut his hair to be able to travel without being recognized. 

1971: The first part of a Rolling Stone interview with John and Yoko, conducted by founding editor Jann Wenner, was published on this date. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385 (http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_rolling_stone_1-21-1970.jpg)

1988:  Andrew Soltz conducted interviews with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Elliot Mintz (media consultant and publicist for John’s estate) for the film “Imagine: John Lennon”.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 22, 2012, 04:24:54 AM
January 22nd

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.
Night performance at the Kingsway Club, Promenade, Southport, Lancashire

“The Southport venue was a good illustration of Brian Epstein’s first influence over the Beatles’ direction. No longer would they be seen in the scruffy and violent suburban jive halls of 1961 but in respectable, civilised clubs, places with a real stage, curtains, dressing-rooms and even carpets, befitting their elevated status”. Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle, page 64

1963: Gerry and the Pacemakers began recording “How Do You Do It”, a song also recorded by The Beatles but unreleased until Anthology 1.

http://youtu.be/dw4gd6O3pbE (http://youtu.be/dw4gd6O3pbE)

http://youtu.be/_aIxEhX5gIQ (http://youtu.be/_aIxEhX5gIQ)

The songwriter was Mitch Murray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Murray).

1963:  The Beatles had three BBC radio engagements on this day.

Pop Inn: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-pop-inn/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-pop-inn/)

At BBC Paris Studio with fellow Pop Inn guests Shane Fenton and Joan Regan
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pop_inn_bbc_1-22-63.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pop_inn_1-22-1963_2.jpg)

Saturday Club: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-saturday-club/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-saturday-club/)

The Talent Spot: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-the-talent-spot/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-the-talent-spot/)

1964: `She Loves You', 21st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 44th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964: Two performances at the Olympia Theatre, Paris.

This clip contains footage of The Beatles taken at some point during the Paris engagement by drummer Mickey Jones, who played with Trini Lopez’s band.
Beatles - Paris - Olympia Rare Color 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl0Y3ZIPADc#)

More on Mickey's time with The Beatles as well as commentary from Sylvie Vartan:
http://youtu.be/OwtgHF8z2UU (http://youtu.be/OwtgHF8z2UU)

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

1968: Apple opens offices at 95 Wigmore Street, London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/22/apple-opens-offices-95-wigmore-street-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/22/apple-opens-offices-95-wigmore-street-london/)

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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 11
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/22/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-11/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/22/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-11/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 23, 2012, 03:37:34 AM
January 23rd

1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/23/live-cavern-club-liverpool-273/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/23/live-cavern-club-liverpool-273/)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris and a demo

John and Paul recoded the demo for "One and One is Two" in the bathroom of their hotel room on this day. It was intended for Billy J. Kramer but he rejected it. The Strangers with Mike Shannon went on to release it on May 8th, 1964. This certainly wasn't the first singing John and Paul did in such a location!

The Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/23/live-olympia-theatre-paris-7/)
Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957-1965 By John C. Winn (http://Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957-1965By John C. Winn)
45cat (http://Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957-1965
 By John C. Winn)

http://youtu.be/mFA92g0wbys (http://youtu.be/mFA92g0wbys)


http://youtu.be/1wxDDCqot0A (http://youtu.be/1wxDDCqot0A)


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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 12
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/23/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-12/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/23/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-12/)

1971: George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 when 'My Sweet Lord' went to the top of the UK single charts. The song from his 'All Things Must Pass' album stayed at No.1 for five weeks. The track returned to the top of the UK charts in 2002, following his death.

1984: John Lennon’s single “Nobody Told Me” was released this day.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/nobody-told-me/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/nobody-told-me/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 24, 2012, 03:49:37 AM
January 24th

1958: The Quarry Men perform at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/01/24/quarrymen-live-cavern-club-liverpool-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/01/24/quarrymen-live-cavern-club-liverpool-2/)

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Woolton Village Club in Woolton, Liverpool. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Woolton_Village_Club_1-24-1959.jpg)

1962: Brian Epstein officially becomes the manager of The Beatles when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best sign a management contract with Epstein. Epstein is to receive 25% of their earnings. The contract signing is witnessed by Alistair Taylor, but Brian Epstein, wanting to prove to The Beatles that he was not out to exploit them, did not sign the contract until the following October. As far as The Beatles were concerned, though, this was a mere formality and Epstein was unquestionably their manager. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january24.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january24.html)

1963: Live performance at NEMS.
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.24%20nems/63.01.24nems.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.24%20nems/63.01.24nems.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/nems.jpg)

1963: Live: Assembly Hall, Mold
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/24/live-assembly-hall-mold/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/24/live-assembly-hall-mold/)
“D.D.S. Meets The Beatles" declared the banner headlines on the "Off Beat" page of the Wrexham leader of 29 January 1963, in what was perhaps the earliest of lengthy newspaper interviews with the Fab Four.

1964: Day 8 at the Olympia Theatre, Paris
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/scan0039jpg_2.jpg)

1964: Armed Forces Radio interview
 http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0124.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0124.beatles.html)

1964: NEMS Enterprises announces plans to move from Liverpool to offices in Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London. 

1965: Gerry and the Pacemakers' first film, Ferry Cross the Mersey, premieres in the UK at the Liverpool Odeon Theater. It is the first rock musical filmed on location in Liverpool, and the era's only film document of the Merseybeat scene. The hit title track was written specifically for the movie.
http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/january24.htm (http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/january24.htm)

Lots of Brian Epstein's other artists show up in this one.
http://youtu.be/k-d0xUXdzoY (http://youtu.be/k-d0xUXdzoY)

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 13
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/24/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-13/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/24/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-13/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 25, 2012, 04:06:50 AM
January 25th

1961:  Performance: Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.
“The first of 16 engagements for promoters Wally Hill and Vic Anton at this desperate-looking municipal building at the Eastern edge of Liverpool.”
Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle page 38

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/hamblton_hall_25thjan61handbill.jpg)

1963:  Vee Jay gets US contract to release Beatles records. 

1963: Live: Co-operative Hall, Darwen
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/25/live-co-operative-hall-darwen/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/25/live-co-operative-hall-darwen/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/630125-1.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/630125d-1.jpg)

1963: 5.00-5.29pm. Transmission of BBC's `Here We Go' recorded January 16th .

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris-Day 9.
Also on this day, the radio interview the group had given to American Forces Network on the previous day was broadcast on the show Weekend World.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/25/live-olympia-theatre-paris-9/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/25/live-olympia-theatre-paris-9/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/image-5-for-gallery-the-beatles-break-up-40-years-on-rare-photographs-in-new-anniversary-publication-hello-goodbye-225326966.jpg)

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

1964: Brian wrote in the `Fabulous' magazine, speaking of the achievements of Liverpool pop groups. 

1965: John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in the Swiss Alps
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/25/john-cynthia-lennon-holiday-swiss-alps/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/25/john-cynthia-lennon-holiday-swiss-alps/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_swiss_alps_1_1965.jpg)

1967: Mixing: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/25/mixing-penny-lane/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/25/mixing-penny-lane/)

1967: The Beatles film their Yellow Submarine appearance

All four Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day to record an on-screen appearance for the end of the Yellow Submarine film. The sequence was carefully scripted, although The Beatles' natural charm recalled the witticisms of their early press conferences, group interviews and fan club recordings. Filming took place following a series of test-runs and camera rehearsals. The sequence was shown towards end of the film, to introduce All Together Now and the closing credits.

http://youtu.be/xFpW8g83g6E (http://youtu.be/xFpW8g83g6E)

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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 14
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/25/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-14/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/25/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-14/)

1984: Yoko Ono donated £250,000 ($425,000) to Liverpool old people's home Strawberry Fields.

1991: London. Paul's performance for MTV. Recording: `Unplugged'.
Paul recorded his MTV “Unplugged” performance in London.

http://youtu.be/ITgCAXvyEK0]I Lost My Little Girl (http://youtu.be/ITgCAXvyEK0)
I´ve just Seen a Face - Paul McCartney Unplugged (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0rRK1GIF-w#)

2011: A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles. Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy, 53, was one of the first students to sign up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009. The ground-breaking course looked at the studio sound and composition of The Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music as well as examining the significance of the music of The Beatles and their impact on Western culture.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/01/27/oakville_woman_earns_worlds_first_masters_in_beatles.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/01/27/oakville_woman_earns_worlds_first_masters_in_beatles.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 26, 2012, 01:27:09 AM
January 26th

1961: Performance at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool. 

1963: BBC’s Saturday Club, recorded on January 22 was aired.
Live: El Rio, Macclesfield
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-el-rio-macclesfield/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-el-rio-macclesfield/)

1963: Live: King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-kings-hall-stoke-on-trent/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-kings-hall-stoke-on-trent/)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
2 performances

1965: George Martin breaks his foot in the Swiss Alps
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/26/george-martin-breaks-foot-swiss-alps/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/26/george-martin-breaks-foot-swiss-alps/)

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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 15
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/26/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-15/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/26/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-15/)

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

1970:  Ringo and Maureen flew from London to the US to attend the `The Magic Christian' premiere. 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/ringo_mo_LA1_1970.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/ringo_maureen_magic_christian_LA_1_26_1970.jpg)

1970: George Harrison’s single “My Sweet Lord” was released in the UK.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/3911469.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 27, 2012, 04:49:33 AM
January 27th

1918: Blues guitarist Elmore James was born on this date.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/people/elmore_james.htm (http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/people/elmore_james.htm)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/elmore_james.jpg)

@1:28

For You Blue (http://youtu.be/_veq0GKyR7k)

;D

1954: Brian Epstein returned home after being discharged from the army.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/brian-army1_zps83afb0e5.jpg)

1961 and 1962:  Performances at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.
The 1962 date was “The Beatles’ last engagement at this venue, and for promoter Brian ‘Beekay’ Kelly. For Brian Epstein, who ferried the group to and from the dance in his car, the evening ended in red-faced fury when Kelly paid the Beatles’ £15 fee in handfuls of loose change. Epstein was angered at what he saw as a slight on the group’s importance and ensured that they never played for Kelly again, and he remained sufficiently piqued to mention the incident in his autobiography two years later.” Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle p. 64

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/4120.jpg)

1963: Live: Three Coins Club, Manchester
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/27/live-three-coins-club-manchester/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/27/live-three-coins-club-manchester/)

1963 membership card
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/three_coins_membership_card_1963.jpg)

1964: US single release: My Bonnie/The Saints
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/us-single-my-bonnie-the-saints/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/us-single-my-bonnie-the-saints/)

1964: The Beatles at the George V Hotel, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/george-v-hotel-paris/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/george-v-hotel-paris/)

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

1967: Brian Epstein signed a new world-wide 9 year contract with EMI on 27 January 1967, outrunning his own management contract which ended in October 1967 (he died in August 1967) http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html (http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html)

1968: Radio: The Kenny Everett Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/27/radio-the-kenny-everett-show/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/27/radio-the-kenny-everett-show/)

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/27/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-16/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/27/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-16/)

1970: Mixing: The Inner Light
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/mixing-the-inner-light/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/mixing-the-inner-light/)

1970: Recording: Instant Karma! by Plastic Ono Band
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/recording-instant-karma-plastic-ono-band/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/recording-instant-karma-plastic-ono-band/)

1970: While in the US for the premier of “The Magic Christian”, Ringo Starr recorded an appearance on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, to be aired on Monday, February 23rd.

Ringo and Maureen with Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky and Carol Channing at NBC studios in Beautiful Downtown Burbank
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/LA_laugh-in_1_27_1970.jpg)
© Corbis.  All Rights Reserved.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 27, 2012, 05:05:08 AM
11 The Beatles - For You Blue (Let It Be) Remastered (2009) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuwYIvw97sc#[/url])


For You Blue is best listened to this way...

The Beatles - For You Blue HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylUm8FlcxQI#ws)


Livin' the blues!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 27, 2012, 05:11:29 AM
For You Blue is best listened to this way...

The Beatles - For You Blue HD ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylUm8FlcxQI#ws[/url])


Livin' the blues!


That does sound nice. I don't know how I missed this when I went searching. Now that made the fifth time I've listened to this song tonight and I could still listen again. I know some people don't like this but I do.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 28, 2012, 03:12:25 AM
January 28th

1961: Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool and then at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes.

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/28/live-majestic-ballroom-newcastle/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/28/live-majestic-ballroom-newcastle/)

"Yes, I was there when the Fab Four hit The Toon. January 28, 1963, the Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle. I think this was a Monday night, with admission at the door 3/6d old money per person. I travelled from Sacriston, in County Durham, with a friend and joined the queue along Clayton Street with hundreds of others and you just had this feeling something was different. When the music started the dancing stopped as everyone moved towards the stage to listen. That night changed my choice of music. PETER SPARK, Chester-le-Street."

1964: To take advantage of The Beatles' second consecutive day off from their 18-night concert residency at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, John Lennon and George Harrison flew back to London for an overnight break.
In the evening Harrison had dinner with Phil Spector and The Ronettes. beatlesbible.com

1969:  Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 17
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/28/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-17/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/28/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-17/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john-lennon-get-back-sessions.jpg)

1969: Allen Klein meets The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/28/allen-klein-meets-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/28/allen-klein-meets-the-beatles/)

Funny, Paul looks like he's having a splendid time...
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles-and-Rolling-Stones-manager-Allen-Klein-dies.jpg)

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

1994: Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London. The couple then went on to Hard Rock Cafe, where the film star Mike Myers presented them with a cheque for LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for £25,000 ($42,500) from the sale of Linda's vegetarian burgers.

2001:  `Beatles 1' 11th week in chart, and down from number 3 to number 7 (sales now over 2,100,000 in the U.K.). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 29, 2012, 06:17:18 AM
January 29th

1961: Performances at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Kingsway Club, Southport
“The second of three consecutive block-booked appearances at this venue. As the club was licensed to sell alcohol, beat bands had to play in an upstairs ballroom, without a bar, so the under-18s could be admitted.” Mark Lewisohn, Complete Beatles Chronicle pg. 64

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Kingsway_Clubjpg_resized.jpg)

1963: BBC's `The Talent Spot', recorded 22 January 1963, was broadcast. Songs performed included “Please Please Me”, “Ask Me Why”, and “Some Other Guy”. There were no live performances which gave The Beatles a rare day off.

1964:  Recording: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich, Can't Buy Me Love
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/29/recording-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich-cant-buy-me-love/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/29/recording-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich-cant-buy-me-love/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/komm_gib_mir.jpg)

http://youtu.be/WsSrGWp-ZFE (http://youtu.be/WsSrGWp-ZFE)
http://german.about.com/library/blmus_beatles02e.htm (http://german.about.com/library/blmus_beatles02e.htm)

http://youtu.be/TJTfyCLynHw (http://youtu.be/TJTfyCLynHw)
http://german.about.com/library/blmus_beatles01e.htm (http://german.about.com/library/blmus_beatles01e.htm)


1964: `She Loves You', 22nd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 45th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

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

1966: The Vic Lewis (talent) Organization and NEMS Enterprises announce their merger.  In April Tito Burns’ agency would be acquired by the Grade Organization making Grade and NEMS the representatives of most major British pop acts at the time. Billboard, April 16, 1966

1967: The Beatles attended “Soundarama”, a concert at the Saville Theatre staged by Brian Epstein and the Robert Stigwood Organization. It featured The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kooba and The Thoughts.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/soundarama.jpg)

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

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 18
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/29/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-18/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/29/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-18/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 04:14:17 AM
January 30th

1961: Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. 

1962 and 1963: Lunchtime: Cavern Club

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

1963: On this day Brian Epstein responded to David Moores’ request to book The Beatles for a school show:

“In the early days, Beatles shows were sometimes booked for the unlikeliest of reasons-often something as simple as a schoolboy’s request. In January 1963, a student from Liverpool named David Moores wrote to Brian Epstein to book the up-and-coming band from his hometown for a show at his school…” (copyright Frank Caiazzo/Beatles Autographs)
http://beatlesautographs.com/ (http://beatlesautographs.com/)

1964: US single release: Please Please Me
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/30/us-single-please-please-me/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/30/us-single-please-please-me/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/c_85_vee_jay.jpg)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

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

1967: Mixing: A Day in the Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/30/mixing-a-day-in-the-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/30/mixing-a-day-in-the-life/)

1967: Filming: Strawberry Fields Forever
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/30/filming-strawberry-fields-forever/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/30/filming-strawberry-fields-forever/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/strawberry_fields.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/4034058593_5cc8402433.jpg)

1968:  George Harrison’s “Wonderwall Music” LP was completed at Abbey Road studios.

1969: The Beatles' rooftop concert (Apple building)


Interview with Ken Mansfield, former US manager of Apple Records, who was there on the roof:
http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-national/jan-30-1969-the-day-the-beatles-went-up-on-the-roof-with-memories-from-someone-who-was-there (http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-national/jan-30-1969-the-day-the-beatles-went-up-on-the-roof-with-memories-from-someone-who-was-there)

originally posted by pxndxed

Full Version (https://vimeo.com/95681569)

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 03:53:17 AM
January 31st

1963: Lunchtime Cavern Club

1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/31/live-majestic-ballroom-birkenhead-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/31/live-majestic-ballroom-birkenhead-2/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/0300.jpg)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

1964: Life magazine featured an article entitled “Here Come Those Beatles”:

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Page 24
http://books.google.com/books?id=_FMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA24&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=_FMEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA24&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false)

They could have had the cover:
“As part of the Beatles' autumn tour, they played Winter Gardens in Bournemouth. The three rival American television networks - NBC, CBS and ABC - were permitted to film the hysterical audience and part of the show. Paul and John were interviewed by John Darsa for the CBS coverage. Life magazine photographer Terence Spencer with his assistant also arrived at their hotel, the Branksome Towers, outside Bournemouth and was quickly accepted into the inner circle. Brian Epstein was particularly keen on the publicity that a large spread in Life would produce. However, The Beatles did not turn up for the shoot that would have given them the January 31, 1964 cover, which went to Geraldine Chaplin instead. Terence Spencer: "The Beatles must be the only people in showbiz ever to have turned down a Life cover." http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html (http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html)

1964: In England, `She Loves You' has sold 1.3 million copies, and `I Want To Hold Your Hand' over 1.5 million. 

1964:  UK single release: `Sweet Georgia Brown'/`Nobody's Child': The Beatles with Tony Sheridan

http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2011/08/29/beatles-rarity-of-the-week-sweet-georgia-brown-woriginal-sheridan-vocal/ (http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2011/08/29/beatles-rarity-of-the-week-sweet-georgia-brown-woriginal-sheridan-vocal/)

Tony Sheridan & The Beatles - Sweet Georgia Brown (1964 Vocal) (2011 Remaster) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGNOPLO1MwE#)

Tony Sheridan & The Beatles - Nobody`s Child (http://youtu.be/lOcHBZuayRE)

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

1967: Filming: Strawberry Fields Forever

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/31/filming-strawberry-fields-forever-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/31/filming-strawberry-fields-forever-2/) 

"During a break in the filming John Lennon bought a circus poster dating from 1843 in an antique shop. The poster, which advertised a circus in Rochdale, subsequently provided the inspiration for Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! on the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_for_the_benefit_of_mr_kite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being_for_the_benefit_of_mr_kite)
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1969: Billy Preston signs a contract with Apple. 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 20
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/31/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-20/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/31/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-20/)

1975: UK single release: `No. 9 Dream'/`What You Got': John Lennon
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 01, 2012, 04:11:50 AM
February 1st

1961:Performance at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.

1962:Performance at Thistle Café, Wirral, Cheshire
This was the first engagement under Brian’s management. Advertising referred to the venue as “The Beatle Club” but they never played there again. (ML) 

1963: Live: Assembly Rooms, Tamworth
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/01/live-assembly-rooms-tamworth-maney-hall-sutton-coldfield/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/01/live-assembly-rooms-tamworth-maney-hall-sutton-coldfield/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/630201j.jpg)

Live: Maney Hall, Sutton Coldfield
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/01/live-maney-hall-sutton-coldfield/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/01/live-maney-hall-sutton-coldfield/)

"Malcolm Scott (Johnny West) also has memories of those days: "I had been inducted into the rock 'n' roll world by my friend the late Terry Wallace from The Vikings. I was heavily influenced by Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, Gene Vincent and Cliff Richard, so we performed much of their material. It was 1963, we had plenty of gigs and one of our regular gigs was St Peter's Church Hall, Maney, Sutton Coldfield known locally as Maney Hall. Like many of the support bands at the time we had no stage suits, a leather jacket and jeans was the norm. Our agent contacted my father who handled our bookings and offered our group a gig at Maney Hall supporting a fairly new recording group, The Beatles. Stage suits were a must and a condition of that gig so as we had no stage suits we lost the gig. We never lost another gig due to the lads visiting a gents outfitters at Aston Cross and getting fitted with the red sparkle suits." http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630201.html (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630201.html)


1963: Preparation for first British tour
 

1963:  Three concert promoters, Arthur Howes, Paul Cave and Harold Fielding, contacted Brian, vying for the chance to present Beatles shows at seaside resorts in the summer. 

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

1964:`With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 1st week; 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1965: US EP release: `4 By The Beatles'. Tracks included “Honey Don’t”, “I’m a Loser”, “Mr. Moonlight” and “Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby”.
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1966:  Legal proceedings began in the Vic Lewis Organization/NEMS merger. Vic Lewis began his tenure as a director of NEMS Enterprises. 
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1967: Recording: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/01/recording-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/01/recording-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band/)


1968: Ringo Starr rehearses for Cilla Black's television show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/01/ringo-starr-cilla-black-television-show-rehearsal/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/01/ringo-starr-cilla-black-television-show-rehearsal/)

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1970: John Lennon ships his psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom V to the US.

It could have been 1968 but the majority of the sources say 1970. Maybe it wasn’t even exactly on this date but at any rate, it happened. ;D

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/John_Lennons_1965_Rolls-Royce_Phantom_V_0.jpg)
http://beatles.ncf.ca/rolls.html (http://beatles.ncf.ca/rolls.html)

1988: Clive Epstein, Brian’s brother, died in Austria. 

Clive(left), Queenie and Brian Epstein
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1990:  Paul's concert in Detroit (`Get Back Tour'). 

1993: UK CD release of Paul’s `Off the Ground'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 01, 2012, 11:09:58 PM
February 2nd

1955: Brian was appointed a director of NEMS Enterprises. 

1961: Performance at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at The Oasis Club, Manchester, Lancashire.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/02/02/live-oasis-club-manchester/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/02/02/live-oasis-club-manchester/)

50 years on from the Beatles first real gig in Manchester - and an old poster could be worth £10k:
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/tv_and_showbiz/s/1472521_50-years-on-from-the-beatles-first-real-gig-in-manchester---and-an-old-poster-could-be-worth-10k (http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/tv_and_showbiz/s/1472521_50-years-on-from-the-beatles-first-real-gig-in-manchester---and-an-old-poster-could-be-worth-10k)

1963:`Please Please Me' number 47 (UK Melody Market chart). 

1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Bradford (first date of The Beatles debut UK tour)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/02/live-gaumont-cinema-bradford/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/02/live-gaumont-cinema-bradford/)

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

1966:`We Can Work It Out', 9th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 9th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967: Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/02/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/02/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band/)

1968: Tape copying: Only a Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/02/tape-copying-only-a-northern-song/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/02/tape-copying-only-a-northern-song/)

1968: Ringo’s second day of rehearsal for BBC Television’s show “Cilla”.
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1969: Yoko’s divorce from Tony Cox was finalized, with custody of their daughter being granted to Yoko.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/kyoko.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 03, 2012, 04:20:29 AM
February 3rd

1961: Performance at St. John's Hall, Bootle in Lancashire.

1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/03/live-cavern-club-liverpool-276/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/03/live-cavern-club-liverpool-276/)

1963: Night performance at the Cavern. 

1964: US gold certification: `Meet The Beatles!' US gold certification: `I Want To Hold Your Hand'/`I Saw Her Standing There'. 

1965: `I Feel Fine', 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: At Shepperton Film Studios Brian recorded segments for the American TV show “Hullabaloo”. He introduced performances by The Searchers, Billy J. Kramer, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Georgie Fame, Joe Brown and The Moody Blues and also conducted interviews with these acts. These segments, as well as several others apparently recorded on an earlier date, were featured in a number of different episodes during the first three months that Hullabaloo aired; January, February and March 1965.
http://www.tv.com/shows/hullabaloo/episodes/ (http://www.tv.com/shows/hullabaloo/episodes/)

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1966: Paul McCartney meets Stevie Wonder
Paul McCartney saw Motown star Stevie Wonder perform on this day at the Scotch Of St James club in London. The Beatles were all fans of Motown's recordings, and after the performance McCartney and Wonder chatted backstage. Many years later, in 1982, the pair released a single, Ebony And Ivory, which topped the charts in both the UK and US.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/03/paul-mccartney-meets-stevie-wonder/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/03/paul-mccartney-meets-stevie-wonder/)

In 2012 they worked together on the song “Only Our Hearts” for Paul’s CD, “Kisses on the Bottom”.

Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder back in the studio together for the first time 30 years (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/9038679/Sir-Paul-McCartney-and-Stevie-Wonder-back-in-the-studio-together-for-the-first-time-30-years.html)

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1967: Recording: A Day in the Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/03/recording-a-day-in-the-life-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/03/recording-a-day-in-the-life-3/)

1968:  Recording: Lady Madonna, Across the Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/03/recording-lady-madonna-across-the-universe/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/03/recording-lady-madonna-across-the-universe/)

1969: Ringo began 13 weeks of shooting for the film “The Magic Christian”.
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1969:  Allen Klein was appointed Apple business advisor. 

1996:  `Abbey Road' number 3 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 5 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles 1967number -1970' 10 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 03, 2012, 04:50:19 AM
February 2nd

1969: Ringo began 13 weeks of shooting for the film “The Magic Christian”.
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The Magic Christian (1969) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUvjGCyQxnk#)

Silent scream, tiny face.


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 03, 2012, 04:56:54 AM
Silent scream, tiny face.

Ringo may well have been the funniest Beatle.  ;D
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on February 03, 2012, 05:56:12 AM
Today my Mother was Born in 1933
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 04, 2012, 03:49:03 AM
February 4th

1961:  Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. 

1963: Lunchtime Cavern Club
This was The Beatles’ final lunchtime performance at the Cavern.

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
The Beatles' Parisian residency ended on this day, with two concerts at the city's Olympia Theatre.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/04/live-olympia-theatre-paris-18/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/04/live-olympia-theatre-paris-18/)

1965: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher holiday in Tunisia
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/04/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-holiday-tunisia/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/04/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-holiday-tunisia/)

1965:  Maclen (Music) Limited was incorporated, with Brian Epstein as one of its opening directors. It published Lennon/McCartney songs in the US. Maclen was a part of Northern Songs, founded in 1963, by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, to publish songs written by Lennon and McCartney, as well as songs written by George Harrison and RingoStarr. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs#CITEREFCross2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs#CITEREFCross2005)

1968: Recording: Across the Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/04/recording-across-the-universe/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/04/recording-across-the-universe/)

1969: Paul McCartney hires the law firm of Eastman & Eastman, Linda Eastman's father's law firm, as general legal counsel for Apple. This was Paul's response to the hiring of Allen Klein the day before and the beginning of the end for the Fab Four.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february4.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february4.html)

1970: In a publicity stunt on a London rooftop, the newly-shorn John Lennon and Yoko Ono give Michael X (self-styled black revolutionary and civil rights activist in 1960s London) a bag of their cut hair in return for a pair of Muhammad Ali's boxing trunks. The British press ignore the latest Lennon escapades, a sign that they have grown weary of the couple’s constant quest for media attention. One thing does not go ignored however: John’s ragged physical appearance, fueling speculation that he was using heroin.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_yoko_donateHair.jpg)

http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february4.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february4.html)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_X (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_X)

1971: Part two of the December 8, 1970 Rolling Stone interview with John Lennon was released today.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/images-2.jpg)

http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385 (http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385)


1972: US Attorney General John Mitchell receives a secret memo from Senator Strom Thurmond, suggesting that John be deported. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 05, 2012, 04:03:15 AM
February 5th

1941: Barrett Strong was born in Westpoint, Mississippi.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/money-thats-what-i-want/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/money-thats-what-i-want/)
http://youtu.be/yeVx1C73o8k (http://youtu.be/yeVx1C73o8k)
http://youtu.be/xrM0alxP4bQ (http://youtu.be/xrM0alxP4bQ)

1961: Performance at Blair Hall in Walton, Liverpool. 

1962: Lunchtime: Cavern Club
Night: Kingsway Club
Although he wouldn't perform his first official show as a Beatle until 18 August 1962, on this day Ringo Starr performed with the group for possibly the first time. His normal group, the Hurricanes, had a rare day off, and Pete Best was unwell. Ringo stood in for The Beatles firstly during their lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, and again in the evening for their performance at the Kingsway Club in Southport. Beatles Bible

1963: Concert at the Gaumont, Doncaster (Helen Shapiro tour). 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/05/live-gaumont-cinema-doncaster/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/05/live-gaumont-cinema-doncaster/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/shapiro_tour.jpg)

1964: `She Loves You', 23rd week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 46th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 11th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964: Press conference: London airport
At 1pm The Beatles and their entourage returned to London Airport from Le Bourget, Paris, following their three-week residency at the Olympia Theatre, Paris. Upon their arrival The Beatles were greeted by around 100 screaming fans, after which they gave their customary press conference. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/05/press-conference-london-airport/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/05/press-conference-london-airport/)
Interview transcript:
http://www.dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=9 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=9)

1965:  Baroness Erisso approaches Brian about the possibility of his signing her daughter, Marianne Faithfull, to NEMS Enterprises. 

“In February 1965 her mother approached Brian Epstein and asked him to manage Marianne, but he told her he would not manage another female singer as long as he had Cilla Black.”
Information originally found at sixtiescity.com

1967:  Filming: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/05/filming-penny-lane/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/05/filming-penny-lane/)

1968: Ringo Starr rehearses for Cilla Black's television show
This was the final day of rehearsals, and took place at the BBC's Television Theatre on Shepherd's Bush Green in west London. Unlike the previous week's, these rehearsals took place on camera. Beatles Bible

1969: US gold certification: `Yellow Submarine' LP. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1969: Mixing: I've Got A Feeling, Don't Let Me Down, Get Back, One After 909, Dig A Pony
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/05/mixing-ive-got-a-feeling-dont-let-me-down-get-back-one-after-909-dig-a-pony/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/05/mixing-ive-got-a-feeling-dont-let-me-down-get-back-one-after-909-dig-a-pony/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 06, 2012, 04:30:35 AM
February 6th

1958: George Harrison meets the Quarrymen
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/02/06/george-harrison-meets-quarrymen/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/02/06/george-harrison-meets-quarrymen/)

1961: Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool.
This was the third appearance in a week. 

1962: After receiving the news that Decca had turned down The Beatles for a recording contract, Brian Epstein met with Decca’s Dick Rowe and Sidney Arthur Beecher-Stevens, to try and persuade them to reverse their decision.
http://www.richieunterberger.com/decca.html (http://www.richieunterberger.com/decca.html)

1963: Concert at the Granada, Bedford: Day 3 of the Helen Shapiro tour 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/shapiro_poster_2_6_1963.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/on_helenShapiro_tour.jpg)


1964: Tickets for The Beatles upcoming performance on the Ed Sullivan Show sell out. 

“For weeks, celebrities were calling in to get tickets for their kids. Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar scored seats for their girls; composer Leonard Bernstein tried but failed; while Richard Nixon’s 15-year old daughter, Julie, became one of the lucky few to get a seat. Even Sullivan himself had trouble getting extra tickets. On his show the week before The Beatles’ debut, Ed asked his audience, ‘Coincidentally, if anyone has a ticket for The Beatles on our show next Sunday, could I please borrow it? We need it very badly.’ ”
http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles/ (http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles/)

Looks like Walter’s daughter didn’t even use her ticket!
“Collectibles from this show are extremely rare. The extent of items that could be found from this show is limited to tickets and ticket rejection notices. Only one unused ticket is known from this show, and it was formerly the property of Walter Cronkite's daughter. There was no poster made to advertise the show. Fakes have been seen on Internet auction sites.”
http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg7/sull2964.htm (http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg7/sull2964.htm)

1964: Interview: John Lennon and George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/06/interview-john-lennon-george-harrison/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/06/interview-john-lennon-george-harrison/)

1965 :`Rolling Stones II' replaces `Beatles For Sale' as number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1967: It was announced that the Beatles had signed contracts with EMI until 1976. 

1968: Ringo Starr appeared on Cilla Black's television show
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1968: Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Lady Madonna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/06/recording-mixing-the-inner-light-lady-madonna/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/06/recording-mixing-the-inner-light-lady-madonna/)

1968: Royal Garden Hotel, London. Paul participates in a press conference announcing the Leicester University's art festival. 
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1970: UK single release: `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'/`Who Has Seen The Wind'. 
It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history, recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios the same day it was written, and arriving in stores only ten days later. Lennon remarked to the press, he "wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we're putting it out for dinner."[1] The record was produced by Phil Spector, the first of many recordings by the Beatles that Spector worked on that year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Karma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Karma)!

1995: For two more days, and a full year since beginning work on Free as a Bird, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr reunite at Paul’s Mill Studios in Sussex, where recordings for Real Love are started.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february6.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february6.html)

2005: Paul McCartney provided the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXIX at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. His set list included "Drive My Car", "Get Back", "Live and Let Die" and "Hey Jude". List of Super Bowl Halftime Shows (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_Bowl_halftime_shows#2000s)

http://youtu.be/_G_OZnh-OKU (http://youtu.be/_G_OZnh-OKU)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 07, 2012, 06:27:10 AM
February 7th

1961: Performance at the Merseyside Civil Services Club in Liverpool. 

1963: Concert at the Odeon, Wakefield (Helen Shapiro tour). 

1964:  Press conference at the Heathrow Airport. 6.30.

At Heathrow
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The Beatles' American invasion begins
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/07/beatles-american-invasion-begins/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/07/beatles-american-invasion-begins/)
George had the misfortune of coming down with tonsillitis at this time.

Customs at JFK Airport, New York City
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Press conference at JFK Airport
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Video (http://youtu.be/hgU6foVr-wY)

Julia Baird, John's half-sister makes an appearance at this event:
Beatles Fans Remember Arrival at JFK Airport  (http://youtu.be/rJ9hQSlJuEo)

He didn't sound very impressed:
Chet Huntley reports on The Beatles Arrival
 (http://youtu.be/Xx1SUXwKqUI)


1964: UK EP release: All My Loving
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/07/uk-ep-all-my-loving/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/07/uk-ep-all-my-loving/)
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1964: `New Musical Express' reveals that Brian turned down an £8000 offer for the Beatles to play a concert at the Madison Square Garden. It speculates that the Beatles talked Brian out of a `big deal' with Bernard Delfont. It also states that one can `discount rumours linking Alma Cogan's name romantically with Brian Epstein'. 

1967: Filming: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/07/filming-penny-lane-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/07/filming-penny-lane-2/)

1969: George Harrison was admitted to a London hospital in order to have his infected tonsils removed. He’s out of commission for about ten days. http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2006/05/george-harrison-diary-of-events-1926.html (http://lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com/2006/05/george-harrison-diary-of-events-1926.html)

1969: Ringo Starr attends the premiere of "Candy," the film adaptation of Terry Southern's satirical novel, starring Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Marlon Brando, and himself. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february7.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february7.html)

1970: Joe Cocker's version of The Beatles' classic, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, peaks at #30 on the pop chart.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february7.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february7.html)

Video (http://youtu.be/bkdjMxTdrU8)

1978: Wings: Start of `London Town' LP sessions at Abbey Road Studios (3rd period). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 08, 2012, 04:13:44 AM
February 8th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and then at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool. 

1962: Epstein visited a HMV store in Oxford Street, London, to have the Decca audition tape transferred to disc. A HMV technician named Jim Foy liked the recordings, and suggested that Epstein should contact Parlophone's George Martin. The Beatles were signed by EMI's small Parlophone label after the group had been rejected by almost every other British record company, and without Martin ever having seen them play live. Martin later explained that Epstein's enthusiasm and conviction that one day The Beatles would become internationally famous convinced him to sign them.
http://www.the-beatles-history.com/brian-epstein.html (http://www.the-beatles-history.com/brian-epstein.html)

1963: Concert at the ABC, Carlisle (Helen Shapiro tour). The Beatles are ejected from a ballroom for wearing leather jackets. 

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964: Maysles Brother film, the first US Visit:
Clips and Information (http://www.thebeatles.com/film/first-us-visit)

1964: Radio: Saturday Club
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/radio-saturday-club-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/radio-saturday-club-2/)

1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show:
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/08/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show/)

John, Paul, Vince and Ringo:
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“I remember the picture of Ed Sullivan with The Beatles' wig and his comment, when George was ill, 'He'd better show up tomorrow 'cos I'll be the fourth Beatle!' And he put the wig on.” Vince Calandra
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http://youtu.be/fTTR1FoUTKo (http://youtu.be/fTTR1FoUTKo)

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1964: Photo session in Central Park, New York, minus the ailing George.
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1965:  Once announced in 1965 as the Beatles third movie, “A Talent For Loving” would have been the Beatles experiment in the genre of the Western film. Richard Condon, the writer of “The Manchurian Candidate”, was the author of the novel “A Talent For Loving”. The script was based on a true-life horse race in the 1870’s in which the prize was a wealthy girl! The Beatles would play pioneers in the old West who had tralleled from Liverpool, so the accent problem was bypassed. The Beatles fascination with the cowboy west was evident when you see the group decked out in cowboy attire in various photo shoots from 1964-65 (and on the back of their RUBBER SOUL album). And Ringo Starr (in his pre-Beatle days) once wrote to the Houston Texas chamber of commerce about possible immigration. Although the rights to film were acquired, they finally rejected the film and “A Talent For Loving” was released by someone else in 1969. Rejected Film Projects by the Beatles, from Ear Candy.com (http://www.earcandymag.com/rrcase-6.htm)

1966: George and Pattie Harrison honeymoon in Barbados
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/08/george-pattie-harrison-honeymoon-barbados/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/08/george-pattie-harrison-honeymoon-barbados/)

1967: Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: `Good Morning Good Morning' (takes 1-8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of rhythm track for `Good Morning Good Morning'. 

1968: Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Across the Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/08/recording-mixing-the-inner-light-across-the-universe/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/08/recording-mixing-the-inner-light-across-the-universe/)

1969 :`Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1969: John Lennon: Two Virgins enters the ranking, number 158 (Billboard). 

1972: Paul and Linda McCartney, the band (Wings), wives, girlfriends, children, and even pets, climb into a caravan and head onto the motorway, stopping at whichever university town takes their fancy. Their musical instruments, along with two roadies, follow in a van. Once there, Paul will send in an assistant to ask if they can put on a show for the students the following day. Once agreed, word is spread throughout the campus and posters are put up. This happens today at Nottingham University. The road manager for this tour, Trevor Jones, remembers the historic first concert: “We went into Nottingham University Students Union at about five o’clock and fixed it up for lunchtime the next day. Nottingham was the best because they were so enthusiastic. No hassles. No one quite expected it or believed it.” Absolute Elsewhere.net (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february8.html)

2010: Ringo's star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
A star for Ringo Starr was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/2010/02/08/ringos-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-unveiled/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/2010/02/08/ringos-star-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame-unveiled/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 09, 2012, 05:32:23 AM
February 9th

1961: Live: The Beatles' first Cavern Club show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/02/09/live-cavern-club-liverpool/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/02/09/live-cavern-club-liverpool/)
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fifty-years-ago-today-the-beatles-first-played-liverpools-cavern-club-20110209 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/fifty-years-ago-today-the-beatles-first-played-liverpools-cavern-club-20110209)

1963: `Please Please Me' number 39 (UK Melody Market chart). 

1963: Live Empire Theatre, Sunderland
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/09/live-empire-theatre-sunderland/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/09/live-empire-theatre-sunderland/)

1964:
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The Ed Sullivan Show - 'The Beatles FIRST APPEARANCE on The Ed Sullivan Show' - FULL Show, includes ALL ORIGINAL Commercials. (Aired February 9, 1964) (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hi9l3)

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©2001 Bill Eppridge
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The Beatles' first Ed Sullivan Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/09/the-beatles-first-ed-sullivan-show/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/09/the-beatles-first-ed-sullivan-show/)
Just a correction to the information in the above link: the advertisement after “She Loves You” was for Anacin.

A repeat link: http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles/ (http://www.edsullivan.com/artists/the-beatles/)
http://www.iamthebeatles.com/article1036.html (http://www.iamthebeatles.com/article1036.html)


“Candace Cushing’s reaction to The Beatles’ first appearance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ …..is immortalized in a newspaper photograph subsequently used in a special edition of Life magazine. Cushing, now a college counselor at King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, said, ‘I just fell right into the hysteria.’ ”  http://boomersint.com/memory/beatlemania.htm (http://boomersint.com/memory/beatlemania.htm)
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I was disappointed when I read this but I still think there was something special going on during that hour: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/beatles.asp (http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/beatles.asp)

After the Sullivan Show…..

Dinner at the Playboy Club

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originally posted by Hello Goodbye


Then The Peppermint Lounge

Early 1960’s
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1964
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The Beatles - After the Show (http://youtu.be/hNfy6s8JMHU)


Clips of this very cool part of The Beatles First US Visit are difficult to find on YouTube. I highly recommend buying this excellent DVD.


1966:`We Can Work It Out', 10th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 10th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967: Recording: Fixing a Hole
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/09/recording-fixing-a-hole/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/09/recording-fixing-a-hole/)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/fixing-a-hole/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/fixing-a-hole/)

1967: Transmission of `Penny Lane'/`Strawberry Fields Forever' clips on BBC-TV's `Top of the Pops'. 

1982: George Harrison presented UNICEF with a check for $9 million, 10 years after the fund-raising concert for Bangladesh. He is presented with the UNICEF award by Hugh Downes, the chairman of the US committee for UNICEF. George makes this statement at a press conference: “It’s nice to know you can achieve these sort of things. Even though the concert was over 10 years ago and the public has probably forgotten about the problems of Bangladesh, the children still probably need help and the money will have significant impact.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february9.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february9.html)

1990: Paul's concert in Worcester (`Get Back Tour'). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2012, 12:31:29 AM
February 9th

Does anyone have any pictures from their dinner at the Playboy Club?



Here you go...


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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 10, 2012, 05:34:28 AM
February 10th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and then at Lathom Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. 

1963: The Helen Shapiro tour continued this evening at the Embassy Cinema in Peterborough, with Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers taking over The Beatles' spot for one night. The lads spent the day traveling to London in anticipation of a long day of recording for their first LP at EMI Abbey Road on 11 February.

Photo session with photographer Cyrus Andrews at the Royal Court Hotel lobby and in and around Sloane Square, London. Locations: 1) Royal Court Hotel lobby; 2) telephone box; 3) Ford Popular; 4) letterbox; 5) Royal Court Theatre entrance; 6) King's Arms Public House. 

1964: Press conference at the Plaza Hotel ballroom.
Interviews: Associated Press and CBS News
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/10/interviews-associated-press-cbs-news/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/10/interviews-associated-press-cbs-news/)
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0210cbs.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0210cbs.beatles.html)


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“It’s February, 1964 and WIBG jocks Hyski & Joe Niagara are knocking back complimentary beverages at a swanky “Meet the Beatles” cocktail party at the Plaza in New York . Hyski staggers out of the cocktail party with one thing on his mind: getting the Beatles to Philadelphia. The next day, Lit calls William Morris, the Beatles booking agency, and asks what it will take. “Twenty-five thousand dollars,” they say. Hy doesn’t even blink. He’ll be there tomorrow with a certified check. The Beatles will be on his doorstep on September 2nd.”
http://hylitradio.com/productlogo/yo6.htm (http://hylitradio.com/productlogo/yo6.htm)


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http://www.newseum.org/news/2009/02/the-beatles-in-america-we-loved-them--yeah--yeah--yeah.html (http://www.newseum.org/news/2009/02/the-beatles-in-america-we-loved-them--yeah--yeah--yeah.html)


A fan photo
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http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-york-press-conference.html (http://meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-york-press-conference.html)

Magazine and Television Coverage of the Beatles
http://voices.yahoo.com/magazine-television-coverage-beatles-301822.html (http://voices.yahoo.com/magazine-television-coverage-beatles-301822.html)

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The Beatles received another telegram from Elvis Presley, congratulating them on their performance.


1967: Recording: A Day in the Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/10/recording-a-day-in-the-life-4/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/10/recording-a-day-in-the-life-4/)

1968: The Beatles close Beatles U.S.A. Ltd., their American fan club and business office, and fire their US press agents, severing all American business connections. They also withdraw from the late Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises and turn all business affairs over to their newly formed record company, Apple.

1968: Paul and Jane attended a concert by the Scaffold at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. It was recorded for the LP `The Scaffold'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scaffold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scaffold)
The Scaffold - Lily The Pink (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x8D4T--0v4#)

1988: George is a guest on KLOS-FM's `Rockline' out of Los Angeles. 

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2012, 05:35:00 AM
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 10, 2012, 05:55:24 AM
These guys visited that year too...

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 11, 2012, 06:27:42 AM
February 11th

1961: The Beatles had three performances today: at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool, then evening performances at the Cassanova Club in Sampson and Barlow's New Ballroom in Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: Recording: Please Please Me LP
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/11/recording-please-please-me-lp/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/11/recording-please-please-me-lp/)

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The blog linked below states that the above pictures were taken by Dezo Hoffman on March 5, 1963 instead of February 11 and that he had mislabeled them. Is this true and if so, was he even at the Please Please Me recording sessions?
http://www.dograt.com/index.php?s=%22norman+smith%22&searchbutton=Go (http://www.dograt.com/index.php?s=%22norman+smith%22&searchbutton=Go)

 I do know for sure that these were there:
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“One of the great stories surrounding this legendary date in Beatles history is that John and Paul were both suffering from severe colds, and had to rely upon tea, milk, 'a big glass jar of Zubes throat sweets on top of the piano, rather like the ones you see in a sweet shop.' Paradoxically, by the side of that, was a big carton of Peter Stuyvesant cigarettes which they smoked incessantly.”
http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/12/1963-february-11-recording-details.html (http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/12/1963-february-11-recording-details.html)


1964: The Beatles arrival in Washington DC (This is a silent newsreel but it has great footage. You might want to mute your sound because it does have an annoying buzz.)

http://youtu.be/eKUAeA2XpC8 (http://youtu.be/eKUAeA2XpC8)
On the train from New York City to Washington:

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Live: Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/11/live-washington-coliseum/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/11/live-washington-coliseum/)

Mike Mitchell Photographs
http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/never-before-seen-beatles-photos-to-be-auctioned-1.3036884#1 (http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/never-before-seen-beatles-photos-to-be-auctioned-1.3036884#1)

“A press conference was held from the stage of Washington Coliseum before the doors were opened to the public.”
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0211pc.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0211pc.beatles.html)

Beatles Washington DC Interview 1964 - Rare! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbWfp-lAgz8#)

1965: Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/11/ringo-starr-marries-maureen-cox/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/11/ringo-starr-marries-maureen-cox/)

Maureen and Ringo's Wedding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amuw5J_5SXI#)

1966: UK single release: Woman by Peter and Gordon
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/11/uk-single-woman-peter-and-gordon/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/11/uk-single-woman-peter-and-gordon/)

“Hullabaloo”, April 11, 1966
Peter and Gordon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFkkdmMgmpY#)

1968: Recording, mixing: Hey Bulldog
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/11/recording-mixing-hey-bulldog/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/11/recording-mixing-hey-bulldog/)
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1970: `The Magic Christian' premiered in New York. 

1970: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band ( Yoko, Klaus Voorman, Alan White and Mal Evans) recorded two live performances of “Instant Karma”
for the BBC’s “Top of the Pops”. One version was aired the following night and the other on February 19th. Earlier, on February 5th, the program featured the song along with a silent 16mm film of John and Yoko. (ML)

I don’t know why Yoko was blindfolded but I suspect it was so she wouldn’t see them turning off her microphone. (:59)  ;D
Instant Karma - John Lennon - TOP OF THE POPS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k69ERAHUnaM#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 12, 2012, 04:20:42 AM
February 12th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

The Spider Room...
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/casbah_2_12_1961.jpg)

1962: The Beatles auditioned for Peter Pilbeam, BBC producer of teen radio programs. The audition consisted of four songs: Paul singing his composition “Like Dreamers Do” and “Till There Was You” and John singing “Memphis, Tennesee” and his own song “Hello Little Girl”. John was given a “yes” in Pilbeam’s notes and Paul a “no” but they still all ended up being booked for “Teenager’s Turn” on March 7th. Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle and Kevin Howlett, The Beatles at the Beeb

1963: Concerts at the Azena Ballroom, Sheffield?? and Astoria Ballroom, Oldham Lancashire
This concert (Azena Ballroom) was initially thought to have taken place on 12 February 1963; however, later evidence suggests it was, in fact, 2 April of that year. Additionally, a poster featuring The Beatles' 'drop-T' logo, and the 12 February date, is known to be a fake. BeatlesBible.com
 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/12/live-astoria-ballroom-oldham/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/12/live-astoria-ballroom-oldham/)

1964: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, meeting with British Prime Minister Home at the White House, says of the Beatles: “I like your advance guard.  But don’t you think they need haircuts?”

Pre-performance interview with Ed Rudy
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0212.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0212.beatles.html)

Live: Carnegie Hall, New York City
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/12/live-carnegie-hall-york-city/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/12/live-carnegie-hall-york-city/)

http://www.beatlesagain.com/breflib/carnegie.html (http://www.beatlesagain.com/breflib/carnegie.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/cr212642.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/blog_1964_Beatles_signed_program.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/image640x480-1.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles1964_resize.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles34resize.jpg)


`She Loves You', 24th and last week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 47th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 12th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: Brighton. Ringo and Maureen's wedding trip. Ringo receives reporters to officially announce his marriage.
Ringo and Maureen - Post Nuptials Interview, 1965 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-KtO7a4cbw#)

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=32 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=32)

1966: John Lennon and Ringo Starr paid a visit to the Scotch of St James nightclub on this evening. The Scotch, as it was known, was located at 13 Masons Yard, off Duke Street in London. The Beatles had their own table at the club, which was fitted with a brass plate bearing their name. Earlier in February 1966, Paul McCartney had met Stevie Wonder at the Scotch following a performance. BeatlesBible.com

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1990: Paul's concert in Cincinnati (`Get Back Tour'). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 13, 2012, 04:22:45 AM
February 13th

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Hull
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/13/live-majestic-ballroom-hull-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/13/live-majestic-ballroom-hull-2/)

1964:  The Beatles’ Arrival in Miami:
THE BEATLES Arrive In Miami 2-13-64 -- WQAM Home Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7BW72EYeA4#)

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/13/travel-new-york-miami/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/13/travel-new-york-miami/)

Later that evening:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_13_1964_miami_zps5313fd81.jpg)

At the other Peppermint Lounge
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_13_1964_peppermintloungemiami_zps9420afd4.jpg)

With Toledo, Ohio band The B.G. Ramblers
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_13_1964_ramblerspeppermintlounge_zpsa4ed1766.jpg)

Guitarist Bill Price clearly remembers this taking place on February 16th but I can find no mention of The Beatles being at the Lounge that night. Anyway, the whole thing was pretty traumatic for him so it's no wonder he forgot the date!
Toledo band turned down chance to open for Beatles (http://www.toledofreepress.com/2008/12/26/toledo-band-turned-down-chance-to-open-for-beatles/)

1965: Brian, Marianne Faithfull, Adrienne Posta and Ted Ray appear on `Juke Box Jury'. 

1966: The Beatles receive ten Grammy Awards nominations
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/13/the-beatles-receive-ten-grammy-awards-nominations/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/02/13/the-beatles-receive-ten-grammy-awards-nominations/)

1966: Brian throws a party at 24 Chapel Street. Guests, among others: Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers and wives, John and Cynthia, Ringo and Maureen, Paul and Peter Asher. 

1967: US single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/13/us-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/13/us-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/)

1967:  Recording, mixing: A Day in the Life, Only A Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/13/recording-mixing-a-day-in-the-life-only-a-northern-song/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/13/recording-mixing-a-day-in-the-life-only-a-northern-song/)

1969: Paul and Linda attend the launch party for Mary Hopkin’s debut album “Post Card”.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/hopkin_mary_postcard_101b.jpg)

2011: The Beatles and Paul McCartney win Grammy Awards
http://www.beatlesbible.com/2011/02/13/beatles-paul-mccartney-win-grammy-awards/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/2011/02/13/beatles-paul-mccartney-win-grammy-awards/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 14, 2012, 05:47:28 AM
February 14th

1843: The performance of Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal as advertised on John Lennon’s antique poster took place on this date. The poster was the inspiration for “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite”.

1961:  Performances at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool and Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool
An 8mm home movie, discovered in the early 1990’s is thought to have been taken at the Valentine’s Day dance at the Casanova but some speculate that it could have been taken February 10th: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.02.10%20birkenhead/62.02.10birkenhead.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.02.10%20birkenhead/62.02.10birkenhead.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/cassanova-clubPoster.jpg)


1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Live Locarno Ballroom, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/14/live-locarno-ballroom-liverpool/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/14/live-locarno-ballroom-liverpool/)

1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show (and other adventures)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/14/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/14/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show-2/)[/url]

Life Magazine Photo Shoot:
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/SwimmingPool/1swimming1.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/SwimmingPool/1swimming1.html)

The photographer was John Loengard (http://www.johnloengard.com/)
Beatles in a Swimming Pool: The Story Behind an Iconic Photo (http://life.time.com/icons/beatles-swimming-pool-story-behind-famous-photo/#1)

http://youtu.be/v-jVxtG0j7o (http://youtu.be/v-jVxtG0j7o)

Boat Tour:
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/BoatTour/1boat9.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/BoatTour/1boat9.html)


Dinner:
Sgt. Buddy Dresner of the Miami Beach Police Department was in charge of security. He had a big surprise for his family that night!

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_14_1964_zps73918736.jpg)
copyright 2014. BUDDYANDTHEBEATLES.COM


Oh yeah: Hanging with the Beatles in Miami in 1964  (http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/oh-yeah-hanging-with-the-beatles-in-miami-in-1964/2163269)

Buddy and the Beatles (http://buddyandthebeatles.com/Home.php)


1965:  Ringo returns to London following his honeymoon in Brighton.

1967: Recording, mixing: Only a Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/14/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/14/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song/)

1968: Mal Evans flies to India
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/14/mal-evans-flies-to-india/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/14/mal-evans-flies-to-india/)

1969: John Eastman (Paul’s soon-to-be father-in-law) wrote to Clive Epstein (Brian Epstein’s brother), who was now running NEMS after his brother's death: "As you know, Mr. Allen Klein is doing an audit of The Beatles affairs vis-a-vis NEMS and Nemperor Holdings Ltd. When this has been completed I suggest we meet to discuss the results of Mr. Klein's audit as well as the propriety of the negotiations surrounding the nine-year agreement between EMI, The Beatles and NEMS." 
http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m13_1969.html (http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m13_1969.html)
 
1972: Richard Kleindienst, deputy to US Attorney General John Mitchell, sent a note to Naturalization and Immigration Service (INS) Commissioner Raymond Farrell, asking when John was coming to the US and if his admittance to the country could be denied. John was already here in the US.
Come together: John Lennon in his time By Jon Wiener
 

1972: The first of five episodes of Mike Douglas’ US talk show featuring John and Yoko as co-hosts aired.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html)

The Mike Douglas Show February 14, 1972 (http://youtu.be/zqLSJNCv5Ng)


1996: Worldwide radio broadcast of the song `Real Love' begins.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1996/feb/14/beatles-return-again-with-single-real-love/ (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1996/feb/14/beatles-return-again-with-single-real-love/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 15, 2012, 04:18:33 AM
February 15th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with Derry and the Seniors and Jean Day and the Jango Beats and then at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (with Ringo) and Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes.   

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630215.html (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630215.html)

1963: The New Musical Express prints The Beatles’ “lifelines.” John Lennon lists his personal ambition as “to write a musical”; his professional ambition as “to be rich and famous”; his likes as “blondes, leather”; and his dislikes as “stupid people.”
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february15.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february15.html)

1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 11th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 3rd week; 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/15/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/15/rehearsal-ed-sullivan-show-3/)

Rehearsal:
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/RehearsalRoom/1rehearsal13.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/RehearsalRoom/1rehearsal13.html)


Fishing:
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/FishingTrip/1boat91.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/FishingTrip/1boat91.html)


1964: BBC: “Saturday Club”, recorded January 7th

The Beatles "Johnny B. Goode" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcMREnLFTwE#ws)

1965: US single release: `Eight Days a Week'/`I Don't Want To Spoil the Party'. 

1965: Recording: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/15/recording-ticket-to-ride-another-girl-i-need-you/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/15/recording-ticket-to-ride-another-girl-i-need-you/)

1965: John Lennon passes his driving test
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/15/john-lennon-passes-driving-test/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/15/john-lennon-passes-driving-test/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_license.jpg)

1967: Vic Lewis, on behalf of NEMS Enterprises, flew to the US for talks with the Monkees' manager, Bert Schneider, with a view to NEMS Presentation bringing the group over to Britain for concerts. 

1968: Mixing: Lady Madonna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/15/mixing-lady-madonna/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/15/mixing-lady-madonna/)

1968: John Lennon and George Harrison fly to India
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/15/john-lennon-and-george-harrison-fly-to-india/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/15/john-lennon-and-george-harrison-fly-to-india/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/to_India_2-25-68.jpg)

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: End of George's stay at the London College University Hospital. 

1975: Capitol Records rushed the release John's  LP `Rock And Roll' and sued Morris Levy to force him to withdraw the LP `Roots', which has already sold 3000 copies, from the market. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Levy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Levy)

1977: US gold certification for `The Best of George Harrison'. 

2010: The Beatles' Revolver tops the Vatican's best albums list

http://www.beatlesbible.com/2010/02/15/revolver-tops-vatican-best-albums-list/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/2010/02/15/revolver-tops-vatican-best-albums-list/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 16, 2012, 05:21:37 AM
February 16th

1961: Performance at the Cassanova Club, Sampson and Barlow's New Ballroom in Liverpool and then at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at the Technical College Hall, Birkenhead
Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey

1963: Live: Carfax Assembly Rooms, Oxford
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/16/live-carfax-assembly-rooms-oxford/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/16/live-carfax-assembly-rooms-oxford/)

1963: Please Please Me became the Beatles' first number one single in England.

1964: The Beatles' second Ed Sullivan Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/16/beatles-ed-sullivan-show/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/16/beatles-ed-sullivan-show/)

Dress Rehearsal Ticket
http://www.fab4collectibles.com/sa38.htm (http://www.fab4collectibles.com/sa38.htm)

Beatles Performance, an editied version

www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1r2tyx (http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1r2tyx)

Stills
http://subrealities.absoluteelsewhere.net/HouseofYeahYeahYeah/BeatlesOnSullivan/SullivanShow_2/1miami_sullivan3.html (http://subrealities.absoluteelsewhere.net/HouseofYeahYeahYeah/BeatlesOnSullivan/SullivanShow_2/1miami_sullivan3.html)

It’s too bad the show wasn’t broadcast in color. Those suits were gorgeous!


1965: Recording: I Need You, Another Girl, Yes It Is
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/16/recording-i-need-you-another-girl-yes-it-is/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/16/recording-i-need-you-another-girl-yes-it-is/)

During a break in recording, The Beatles collected various awards from EMI, presented by Sir Joseph Lockwood. Among them was the Carl Alan Award, given to the "Best Group Of 1964". The group were also given a set of traditional Japanese dolls, gifts from the Japanese arm of the EMI empire. http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m09_1965.html (http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m09_1965.html)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/sir_joseph_lockwood_2_16_1965.jpg)

1966:  `Rubber Soul' number 1, 11th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967: Recording, mixing: Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/16/recording-mixing-good-morning-good-morning/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/16/recording-mixing-good-morning-good-morning/)

1972: John’s performance with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show aired. Yoko tried to help.
The Mike Douglas Show with John Lennon, Yoko Ono & Chuck Berry [1972] (https://youtu.be/ULJZbNQRNgU)

1984: `Rolling Stone' magazine featured a picture from a June 3, 1963 photo session for the cover of its Beatles Anniversary issue.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/The_Beatles-RS_415_February_16_1984.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 17, 2012, 03:36:47 AM
February 17th

1961: Performance at St. John's Hall in Tuebrook, Liverpool with Jean Day and the Jango Beats. “Mona Best, mother of Pete and owner of the Casbah Coffee Club also ran some dances at this venue , not far from her home in West Derby. Receiving preferential treatment The Beatles were paid the handsome sum of £20.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 40

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Taping of The Beatles’ second appearance on ABC Television’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars at Teddington Studio Centre. Mark Lewisohn calls this show “the most influential TV pop programme in Britian before Top of the Pops”. They were third on the seven act bill. (ML)

1964: Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker phoned Brian in Miami with congratulations on the band’s success.

Day off in Miami
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/17/day-off-miami/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/17/day-off-miami/)


Waterskiing
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/WaterSkiing/1john_boat.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/WaterSkiing/1john_boat.html)


1964: Cilla Black reached UK number 1 with `Anyone Who Had a Heart'. Brian sent her a congratulatory telegram from the USA. 

1965: Recording: The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/17/recording-the-night-before-you-like-me-too-much/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/17/recording-the-night-before-you-like-me-too-much/)


1967: UK single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/uk-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/uk-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/)


1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/)


1969: EMI loaned The Beatles enough to buy NEMS but Allen Klein dissuaded them. Clive Epstein sold control of NEMS to Leonard Richenberg (Triumph Investment Trust) on 17 February. The Beatles instructed EMI not to pay any more royalties to NEMS and Triumph sued for NEMS’ 25%.
http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html (http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html)

1969: US release of Modern Jazz Quartet’s Under the Jasmin Tree and the James Taylor LP, James Taylor, on the Apple label. On the song Carolina in My Mind, Paul McCartney plays bass and George Harrison sings harmony vocals. Highest US chart position: #62.

Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor - Original Version - Vinyl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtlvrWz2Q1g#ws)

1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono present a showing of their 40-minute film about the controversial execution of James Hanratty in 1961. The screening is held in the crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Field Church in London. This is the only public showing of the film.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february17.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february17.html)

http://youtu.be/HGl9tzMNtpE (http://youtu.be/HGl9tzMNtpE)


1975: US release of the John Lennon LP, Rock 'n' Roll (Apple). Songs: Be-Bop-a-Lula, Stand by Me, Rip It Up / Ready Teddy, You Can't Catch Me, Ain't That a Shame, Do You Want to Dance, Sweet Little Sixteen, Slippin' and Slidin', Peggy Sue, Bring It on Home to Me / Send Me Some Lovin', Bony Moronie, Ya Ya, and Just Because. 15 weeks on Billboard chart, highest position #6. This was Lennon’s final record before a self-imposed five-year exile from the music business.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 18, 2012, 04:49:09 AM
February 18th

1933: Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1933/02/18/yoko-ono-born/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1933/02/18/yoko-ono-born/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/youngYokoOno.jpg)

1961:  Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with the Ravens, Mark Peters and the Cyclones and the Night Boppers. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Queen's Hall in Widnes - their fifth and final appearance at the venue. The concerts were promoted by Brian Epstein's NEMS company. Tickets for both the 'houses' sold out well in advance.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/18/live-queens-hall-widnes/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/18/live-queens-hall-widnes/)

1964: The Beatles meet Cassius Clay
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/18/beatles-meet-cassius-clay/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/18/beatles-meet-cassius-clay/)

When Sonny Liston decided not to meet the Beatles 40 years ago, photographer Harry Benson pulled a switcheroo
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Winner_by_a_Decision.html# (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Winner_by_a_Decision.html#)

Photos
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/CassiusClay/1clay4.html (http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/CassiusClay/1clay4.html)

1965: Recording, mixing: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You, Yes It Is, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much, If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/recording-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/recording-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see/)

1965:  Northern Songs is floated on the stock exchange
(This) eventually led to the songwriters (Lennon and McCartney) losing the rights to their songs. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/northern-songs-stock-exchange-floatation/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/northern-songs-stock-exchange-floatation/)

1980: Ringo Starr begins filming the movie "Caveman."
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/ringoCaveman.jpg)

1993: Paul's concert in Milano. Start of `The New World Tour'
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 18, 2012, 05:21:46 AM
February 18th

1980: Ringo Starr begins filming the movie "Caveman."

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Atouk aloonda Lana


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Tala   Gog pooka
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
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Atouk haraka
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
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OOL!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
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Macha




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Macha pooka
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Lana aloonda Atouk?




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Nya!  Lana aloonda ool
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 19, 2012, 04:39:16 AM
February 20th

1961:Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1963: Photo shoot in Liverpool with photographer Michael Ward

Hmmm… coincidence?
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Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/19/live-cavern-club-liverpool-278/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/19/live-cavern-club-liverpool-278/)


1964:  Brian flies from New York to England. 

1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 48th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 13th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965:  Recording: You're Going to Lose That Girl
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/19/recording-youre-going-to-lose-that-girl/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/19/recording-youre-going-to-lose-that-girl/)

1965:  A party, in honor of the Beatles, was hosted by Sir Joseph Lockwood at The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place.

1965:  UK LP release: `A Hard Day's Night', orchestral LP by George Martin. 

1967:  John, Ringo, and Brian see Chuck Berry
John, Ringo, and Brian Epstein see Chuck Berry at The Savile Theatre. Two fans climbed onto the stage, prompting the manager (who worked for Brian Epstein) to close the curtains. The fans thought that the gig was over due to this, and riots broke out. Brian then fired the manager, though The National Association of Theatrical and Kine Employers threatened to strike unles Brian hired him again. Surprisingly, he wasn't even a member of this union. Brian gave him back his job a few weeks later. http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/John,_Ringo,_and_Brian_see_Chuck_Berry_-_February_19,_1967 (http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/John,_Ringo,_and_Brian_see_Chuck_Berry_-_February_19,_1967)

1968:  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fly to India
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/19/paul-mccartney-and-ringo-starr-fly-to-india/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/19/paul-mccartney-and-ringo-starr-fly-to-india/)

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 5th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1971:  Royal Courts of Justice (Court 16), London. Beginning of Paul's trial against John, George and Ringo to seek the appointment of an official receiver to take over the Beatles' financial affairs and wrest control from Allen Klein. 

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http://www.dollyrockergirl.com/2010/04/as-she-posts-another-letter-to-sound-of.html (http://www.dollyrockergirl.com/2010/04/as-she-posts-another-letter-to-sound-of.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 20, 2012, 03:52:18 AM
February 20th

1962:  Brian writes to Bert Kaempfert, asking him to release The Beatles from their contract. 
“Brian and George Martin must have hit it off quite well, for Brian felt sufficiently boosted to send a letter on February 20 to Bert Kaempfert, the Hamburg producer, asking that The Beatles be released from their commitment to record again with Tony Sheridan1, and it would seem unlikely that a chance with Polydor Records should be dismissed so easily if Brian's faith in George Martin was not strong. Nevertheless, Martin later wrote that he most certainly would not have offered The Beatles a recording contract before an audition2. Therefore, it seems that Brian was continuing his boldness, believing firmly that, once Martin heard the lads live, a contract was forthcoming.” http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/10/1962-june-6.html (http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/10/1962-june-6.html)

1963:  Recording: Misery, Baby It's You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/recording-misery-baby-its-you/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/recording-misery-baby-its-you/)

First live radio performance:
Radio: Parade of the Pops
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/radio-parade-of-the-pops/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/radio-parade-of-the-pops/)

Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/live-st-james-swimming-baths-doncaster/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/live-st-james-swimming-baths-doncaster/)
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1965:  Recording, mixing: If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You're Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/20/recording-that-means-a-lot/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/20/recording-that-means-a-lot/)

That Means A Lot
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/that-means-a-lot/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/that-means-a-lot/)


That Means A Lot Sessions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6bhW3bCXyI#)

1967:  Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/20/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-good-morning-good-morning/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/20/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-good-morning-good-morning/)


1969:  Ringo attended the European premiere of `Candy' at the Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London. 

1970:  US single release: `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'/`Who Has Seen The Wind'. 

1976: In a New York court, Judge Griesa orders that the illegal Lennon Roots LP should be withdrawn from sale, pending final legal judgement. In fact, Capitol Records had already pressured TV stations not to take ads for the unofficial album.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february20.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february20.html)

Background
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_'n'_Roll_(John_Lennon_album) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_'n'_Roll_(John_Lennon_album))

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 21, 2012, 05:24:48 AM
February 21st

1961:   The first of many occasions when The Beatles performed three engagements in a day. (ML)
Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performances at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool and Town Hall, Litherland, Liverpool

1962: Lunchtime and night performances at The Cavern Club

1963: Two performances at The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

1964: US single release: `My Bonnie'. 

1964: Travel: Miami to New York to London
To return to England from America, The Beatles flew first from Miami to New York, where they boarded an aeroplane to take them to London. They arrived back the following day. BeatlesBible.com

Time Magazine: "The Unbarbershopped Quartet"
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook4.jpg (http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook4.jpg)


1966: US single release: `Nowhere Man'/`What Goes on'.
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1967: Recording, mixing: Fixing a Hole
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/21/recording-mixing-fixing-a-hole/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/21/recording-mixing-fixing-a-hole/)

1970: `Live Peace In Toronto', 7th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' enters the ranking; 1st week in the Top 20 (Billboard). 

1970: Recording for Paul’s debut solo album McCartney, which was started at his home and Morgan Studios, continued today at Abbey Road studios. Very few people, including the other Beatles, were aware of this project. (ML)

1975: UK LP release: John Lennon’s `Rock'n'Roll'. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 22, 2012, 04:45:10 AM
February 22nd

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool. 

1963: Performance at the Oasis Club, Manchester

1963: This day's issue of the `New Musical Express' reports, erroneously, that `Keep Your Hands Off My Baby' was recorded during sessions for `Please Please Me' LP. 

Although no record of an EMI version exists, on 22 February the New Musical Express reported that the group had taped the song at the Please Please Me session. Rumours of a studio version have existed ever since.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/keep-your-hands-off-my-baby/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/keep-your-hands-off-my-baby/)

1963: `Please Please Me' single number 1, 1st week, sharing this position with Frank Ifield's `The Wayward Wind' (UK `New Musical Express' chart). Brian invited the Beatles to a restaurant in Soho to celebrate. 

1963: Brian was made an opening director of Northern Songs Limited. 

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 12th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 4th week; 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  Interviews: London Airport
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/22/interviews-london-airport/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/22/interviews-london-airport/)

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=12 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=12)

British Pathé Newsreel
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/beatles-welcome-home/query/beatles (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/beatles-welcome-home/query/beatles)

Phone interview with BBC radio’s Brian Matthews
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/mersey/11838.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/mersey/11838.shtml)


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Not everyone got it...
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook6.jpg (http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook6.jpg)

1965:  The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to film Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/22/travel-beatles-bahamas-help/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/22/travel-beatles-bahamas-help/)

At Heathrow Airport
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1967:  Recording, mixing: A Day in the Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/22/recording-mixing-a-day-in-the-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/22/recording-mixing-a-day-in-the-life/)

Lots of pictures and why David Crosby was there
http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2007/04/so-you-wanna-be-rock-n-roll-star.html (http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2007/04/so-you-wanna-be-rock-n-roll-star.html)

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: Recording: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/22/recording-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/22/recording-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/)

John Lennon may have been inspired by this song:
http://youtu.be/TVF6kyFH1mI (http://youtu.be/TVF6kyFH1mI)

http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/The-Beatles-Songs-I-Want-You-Shes-So-Heavy.htm (http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/The-Beatles-Songs-I-Want-You-Shes-So-Heavy.htm)

1970: New York premiere: `The Magic Christian'. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 22, 2012, 05:00:00 AM
February 22nd

1965:  The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to film Help!


They just put it around that they were going there...


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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 22, 2012, 05:00:41 AM
February 22nd

1970: New York premiere: `The Magic Christian'. 




The Magic Christian Opening (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oQ_Ga8hZ6Q#ws)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 23, 2012, 05:03:00 AM
February 23

1962: Lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club
Night performances at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey and Technical College Hall, Birkenhead

1963: `Please Please Me' number 9 (UK Melody Market chart). 

1963: Concert at the Granada Cinema, West Gate, Mansfield, Notts
The Beatles had toured with Helen Shapiro in the early part of February 1963, but had temporarily dropped out to record the Please Please Me LP and undertake a series of standalone concerts. On this date, however, they rejoined the tour. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/23/live-granada-cinema-mansfield/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/23/live-granada-cinema-mansfield/)

“So began part two of the Helen Shapiro package tour. Before going on stage for the first of two “houses” the Beatles crowded into Helen’s dressing-room and watched their latest appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars, taped the previous Sunday. Being the headliner, Shapiro had the only TV among the artists.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 101

1963: First appearance on ABC's `Thank Your Lucky Stars' (filmed 17 February 1963). 
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Ringo's drum head (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=11572.msg289026#msg289026)

1964: The Beatles’ third and final consecutive appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast on this night. It had been taped before a live studio audience on the afternoon of February 9th, before their first live appearance.
http://youtu.be/JC0MEF6d1eU (http://youtu.be/JC0MEF6d1eU)


1964:  Television: Big Night Out
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/23/television-big-night-out-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/23/television-big-night-out-2/)

Beatles-Big Night Out 1964 part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJWHdqUbOp0#)

Beatles-Big Night Out 1964 part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvzTNbwY4ZY#)

1964: The Beatles attended an all night party at singer Alma Cogan’s Kensington flat the evening after they arrived back in London from America during which neighbors threatened to call for police due to the noise. Jane Asher and Paul McCartney were photographed by the press leaving the party about 4:00 a.m. (Feb. 24). Earlier that day, without even a day off to get over jet-lag, the Beatles had taped an appearance for Mike & Bernie Winters’ variety show Big Night Out before a live audience at ABC TV’s Teddington Studio Centre.
http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/post/16673041128/february-23-1964-the-beatles-attended-an-all (http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/post/16673041128/february-23-1964-the-beatles-attended-an-all)


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1965:The Beatles begin filming Help! in the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/filming-help/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/filming-help/)


1965: Mixing: Yes It Is, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, I Need You, Another Girl, Ticket To Ride, You Like Me Too Much, The Night Before, You're Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/mixing-yes-it-is-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see-i-need-you-another-girl-ticket-to-ride-you-like-me-too-much-the-night-before-youre-going-to/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/mixing-yes-it-is-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see-i-need-you-another-girl-ticket-to-ride-you-like-me-too-much-the-night-before-youre-going-to/)

1966: `Rubber Soul' number 1, 12th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966: Performance of Luciano Berio at the Italian Institute, London. Paul attends with Barry Miles. 

1967: Recording, mixing, editing: A Day in the Life, Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/23/recording-mixing-editing-a-day-in-the-life-lovely-rita/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/23/recording-mixing-editing-a-day-in-the-life-lovely-rita/)

1969: Editing: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/23/editing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/23/editing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/)

1970: Ringo’s guest appearance on NBC’s “Laugh-In”, taped on January 27th, aired today.
Ringo Starr 1970_Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQLwxebKRY#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 23, 2012, 05:29:08 AM
February 23

1963: First appearance on ABC's `Thank Your Lucky Stars' (filmed 17 February 1963). 
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The Beatles logo on Ringo's set was based on these sketches by Paul...


(http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logo1.jpg)     (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logox.jpg)     (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.22%20bbc/logo2.jpg)


Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 24, 2012, 04:08:01 AM
February 24th

1961: Peformance at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey. 

1962: Night performances at the YMCA, Hoylake, Wirral, Cheshire and the Cavern. 

1963:  Concert at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry (Helen Shapiro tour). 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/24/live-coventry-theatre-coventry/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/24/live-coventry-theatre-coventry/)


1964: The Beatles appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine and were the subject of a four page article that got right to the point.
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook5.jpg (http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook5.jpg)
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1965: Help! Filming
The Beatles had their full day of filming for their second feature film Help!, beginning the 8.30am-5.30pm schedule that was maintained throughout their two-week Bahamanian shoot. The group was filmed cycling on the lengthy Interfield Road, near to Nassau International Airport on New Providence Island. They filmed a number of other scenes on the road, which was later renamed John F Kennedy Drive, in subsequent days. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/24/filming-help-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/24/filming-help-2/)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/autographed_pic.jpg)
http://www.autographworld.com/beatles/sigstudy4.asp?sf=0 (http://www.autographworld.com/beatles/sigstudy4.asp?sf=0)

1967: Recording: Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/24/recording-lovely-rita/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/24/recording-lovely-rita/)

1967: Date planned for meeting of Brian and Nat Weiss, The Beatles’ American manager. 

1969: Tape copying: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/24/tape-copying-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/24/tape-copying-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/)

1969: Nemperor Holdings was sold to Triumph Investment Trust. Triumph will now collect Brian Epstein's 25 percent of The Beatles' performance royalties. The Beatles, claiming that they are no longer represented by NEMS, instructed EMI to pay all royalties directly to Apple Corps, not to Triumph. Triumph filed suit, freezing 1.3 million pounds in royalties due to be paid by EMI to The Beatles. The money cannot be disbursed until the lawsuit is resolved. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february24.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february24.html)

1982: John is awarded a posthumous Album of the Year Grammy for `Double Fantasy'. 
1981 Grammy - Album Of The Year - Double Fantasy by John Lennon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ojDhpzRrTk#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 25, 2012, 04:32:17 AM
February 25th

1943: Happy birthday George!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1943/02/25/george-harrison-born/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1943/02/25/george-harrison-born/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/GeorgeHarrisonBabyGeorge.jpg)

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and then at Lathom Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool with Rikki Barnes and His All Stars. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: US single release: `Please Please Me'/`Ask Me Why'.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/please_please_me_2_25_1963_us.jpg)

1963: Editing, mixing: Please Please Me LP
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/25/editing-mixing-please-please-me-lp/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/25/editing-mixing-please-please-me-lp/)

Performance at the Casino Ballroom, Lord Street, Leigh, Lancashire
1964: Recording: Can't Buy Me Love, You Can't Do That, And I Love Her, I Should Have Known Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/recording-cant-buy-me-love-you-cant-do-that-and-i-love-her-i-should-have-known-better/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/recording-cant-buy-me-love-you-cant-do-that-and-i-love-her-i-should-have-known-better/)

1964: George Harrison's 21st birthday
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/george-harrison-21st-birthday/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/george-harrison-21st-birthday/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/21st_birthday.jpg)

George Harrison--21st Birthday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RFBrlYDy28#)

1964: The Beatles Film Production Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors. 

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/25/filming-help-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/25/filming-help-3/)

1966: Northern Songs Limited buys music publishing companies Sweco Music Corp and Cole & Gale Music.

1966: George and Pattie returned to London from their honeymoon in Barbados.
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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pattie_george_honeymoon_1966.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pattie_george_honeymoonjpg_2.jpg)


1968: George celebrates his birthday in Rishikesh
http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/George_celebrates_his_birthday_in_Rishikesh_-_February_25,_1968 (http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/George_celebrates_his_birthday_in_Rishikesh_-_February_25,_1968)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/george_25_party_zps71331cb9.png)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/george_25_zps845747b6.jpg)


1969: Recording: Old Brown Shoe, All Things Must Pass, Something
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/25/recording-old-brown-shoe-all-things-must-pass-something/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/25/recording-old-brown-shoe-all-things-must-pass-something/)

1972: UK single release: Paul McCartney’s `Give Ireland Back to the Irish'. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 26, 2012, 05:43:13 AM
February 26th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Taunton
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/26/live-gaumont-cinema-taunton/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/26/live-gaumont-cinema-taunton/)

1964: Recording, mixing: You Can't Do That, Can't Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/26/recording-mixing-you-cant-do-that-cant-buy-me-love-i-should-have-known-better-and-i-love-her/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/26/recording-mixing-you-cant-do-that-cant-buy-me-love-i-should-have-known-better-and-i-love-her/)
Beatles at Abbey Road Feb 26, 1964 Recording session (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFbArd5MxtE#)

1964: US LP release: `Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage'. 
http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2012/03/10/jollywhat/ (http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2012/03/10/jollywhat/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_26_1963_jollywhat_zpscda67a0e.jpg)

The Beatles(with Ringo on drums) performing "I Remember You" in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg
http://youtu.be/g7urv0tC2Kk (http://youtu.be/g7urv0tC2Kk)

1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 49th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 14th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/26/filming-help-4/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/26/filming-help-4/)

1969:`Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1970: US LP release: Hey Jude
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/26/us-lp-hey-jude/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/26/us-lp-hey-jude/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/hey_jude.jpg)


1970: According to a New York newspaper, John Lennon slammed the Toronto Peace Festival, claiming the profits weren't being used toward peace initiatives, but to line the promoter's pockets. His album Live Peace in Toronto, however, recently went top 10.


1971: Giving evidence in High Court during The Beatles’ ongoing legal battle, Paul McCartney alleges that Allen Klein once told him: “The real trouble is Yoko. She is the one with ambition.” Paul adds: “I wonder what John would have said if he had heard that remark.”

http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february26.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february26.html)  (1970 and 1971)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 26, 2012, 06:15:34 AM
I just came across this and found it very interesting since I grew up listening to this station. It would have been pretty cool if The Beatles first US concert had been here in my area instead of Washington!

The Beatles In Buffalo? It Almost Happened!
http://www.wgrz.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1435646643001 (http://www.wgrz.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1435646643001)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 26, 2012, 06:42:39 AM
February 26th

1970: US LP release: Hey Jude
[url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/26/us-lp-hey-jude/[/url] ([url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/26/us-lp-hey-jude/[/url])
([url]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/hey_jude.jpg[/url])


As the article mentions, early pressings of this album were labeled The Beatles Again...


(http://i39.tinypic.com/9fsawi.jpg)    (http://i40.tinypic.com/34s3t6f.jpg)


The title of the album only appears on the spine.  I bought the LP the day it was released and so my record is labeled The Beatles Again.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 27, 2012, 04:52:24 AM
February 27

1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/27/live-rialto-theatre-york/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/27/live-rialto-theatre-york/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/february_27_1963_rialto_york_zps53c31c3e.jpg)
Copyright John Hattersley-Colson

This picture shows the moments before a legendary York performance by The Beatles. Taken shortly before their performance at York’s Rialto concert hall in February 1963, a fresh-faced Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are seen alongside co-manager of the Rialto John Hattersley-Colson in the never-before published photograph.

The Beatles were just beginning to create the buzz which would later turn into full-blown Beatlemania and took to the stage of the Rialto in Fishergate to a rapturous reception. Mr Hattersley-Colson, who turned 80 yesterday, was 29 at the time and remembers the band as being friendly and polite. He recalls they arrived by a big Austin Princess car, and stopped for a drink at the Edinburgh Arms.

He said: “They were nice young lads, there were no airs and graces with them. They were ordinary Lancashire lads like me. The show was fantastic, it went very well indeed. People who went never forgot it. When they became really famous I thought ‘I had a mug of tea with those lads and a laugh and a joke and a giggle with them’.”

The night saw fans disappointed when Helen Shapiro cancelled her performance due to flu. The Evening Press from February 28, however, told how the Fab Four went down a storm with the crowd.

Our reviewer at the time wrote: “Screams of delight greeted The Beatles – a Liverpool quartet who obliged with the songs they wrote themselves and which have taken them into the Hit Parade – Love Me Do and Please Please Me.”York Beatles Appreciation Society (http://yorkbeatlesappreciationsociety.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html) Published April 23, 2013

1964: Recording: And I Love Her, Tell Me Why, If I Fell
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/27/recording-and-i-love-her-tell-me-why-if-i-fell/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/27/recording-and-i-love-her-tell-me-why-if-i-fell/)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
On the fifth day of filming Help! in the Bahamas, The Beatles appeared in scenes on Balmoral Island, including the famous sequence for Another Girl. BeatlesBible

This looks fantastic in full-screen.
http://youtu.be/gxRgzlcAESU (http://youtu.be/gxRgzlcAESU)

1965: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 1st and last week, replacing `Rolling Stones II' (UK Record Retailer chart). 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_for_sale.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 28, 2012, 05:03:55 AM
February 28th

1961: The Beatles perform at noon at the Cavern Club, then at the Casanova Club, Sampson and Barlow's New Ballroom in Liverpool and finally at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool with Ray and the Del Renas. 

1962: Performance at the Cavern Club, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Searchers. 

1963: Paul and John composed `From Me to You' en route from York to Shrewsbury, the next stop on the Helen Shapiro Tour. That evening’s venue was the Granada Cinema.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/28/live-granada-cinema-shrewsbury/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/28/live-granada-cinema-shrewsbury/)

1964: UK Polydor single release: `Why (Can't You Love Me Again)'/`Cry For A Shadow'. (With Tony Sheridan)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/88.jpg)

Why (Can't You Love Me Again) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8yknYOkR0#)

http://youtu.be/UXkbpe8Vg9A (http://youtu.be/UXkbpe8Vg9A)


It ("Cry for a Shadow") was (originally, in 1961) intended to be released as the B-side of "Why", another Sheridan song with the Beatles, but the record company chose to release another song instead. In early 1964, as the Beatles were gaining popularity, the record company Polydor decided to release it, with "Why" changed to the b-side. "Cry for a Shadow"'s original title was "Beatle Bop".

"Cry for a Shadow" was the only officially released Beatles single to feature Pete Best on drums. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry_for_a_Shadow)

1964: UK single release: `A World Without Love', by Peter and Gordon. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_World_Without_Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_World_Without_Love)
Peter & Gordon - World Without Love - "Crackerjack" (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeP8QvElQKU#)
Crackerjack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crackerjack_%28TV_series%29)

1964: Radio: From Us to You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/28/radio-from-us-to-you-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/28/radio-from-us-to-you-2/)


1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/28/filming-help-6/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/28/filming-help-6/)

1967:  Recording: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/28/recording-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/28/recording-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/)

1968: Abbey Road. Cilla Black recorded `Step Inside Love'. 
Cilla Black - Step Inside Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmn2HXuf7xA#)


1970:  Mixing: For You Blue
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/28/mixing-for-you-blue-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/28/mixing-for-you-blue-2/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on February 29, 2012, 03:41:55 AM
February 29th

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 13th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 5th week; 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964: ABC TV’s “Big Night Out”, recorded on February 22nd, was broadcast.

1968:  Live: Yoko Ono and Ornette Coleman, Royal Albert Hall, London

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/29/live-yoko-ono-and-ornette-coleman-royal-albert-hall-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/29/live-yoko-ono-and-ornette-coleman-royal-albert-hall-london/)

1972: The Lennons' six-month US visitor's visas expire. They are allowed only a 15-day extension. This is the beginning of a three-and-one-half-year struggle by John Lennon to continue to reside in America.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about John Lennon and his early-Seventies battle with the FBI, the Nixon Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and more. Includes info about Jon Weiner and his struggle to get the FBI files on Lennon declassified:
http://oldies.about.com/od/johnlennonfbifaq/John_Lennon_and_the_FBI_Frequently_Asked_Questions.htm (http://oldies.about.com/od/johnlennonfbifaq/John_Lennon_and_the_FBI_Frequently_Asked_Questions.htm)

1992: Moyzes Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislavia: Recording of `The Beatles Go Baroque', with Peter Breiner and his chamber orchestra. Producer: Leos Komarek; Engineer: Otto Nopp. 

Beatles Go Baroque - Help! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp_x5Jdc9HM#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 01, 2012, 06:16:21 AM
March 1st

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1962: Lunchtime at the Cavern Club
Night at Storyville Jazz Club, Temple St., Liverpool This venue became the Iron Door Club in September of this year.

1963: Concert at the Odeon, Southport (Helen Shapiro Tour). 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/odeon_march_1_1963.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_helen_march_1_1963.jpg)


1963: `Please Please Me' single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964: Recording: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/01/recording-im-happy-just-to-dance-with-you-long-tall-sally-i-call-your-name/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/01/recording-im-happy-just-to-dance-with-you-long-tall-sally-i-call-your-name/)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/01/filming-help-7/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/01/filming-help-7/)

1966: The Beatles at Shea Stadium is premièred on BBC 1
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/01/beatles-at-shea-stadium-premiere-bbc/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/01/beatles-at-shea-stadium-premiere-bbc/)

Shea Stadium Concert playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8LM77bDi9hMvy0kWGIRkQZFvCnPGiLhm)

1967:  Recording: A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/01/recording-a-day-in-the-life-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/01/recording-a-day-in-the-life-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/)

1968:  Ringo Starr leaves India
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/03/01/ringo-starr-leaves-india/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/03/01/ringo-starr-leaves-india/)

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: Paul McCartney produces Mary Hopkin's Goodbye
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/01/paul-mccartney-produces-mary-hopkin-goodbye/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/01/paul-mccartney-produces-mary-hopkin-goodbye/)

Video (http://youtu.be/mKgu8etXXcQ)

1970: The Beatles’ final performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was on this date when clips for “Let it Be” and “The Two of Us” were aired. In addition to these, this episode, entitled "Beatles Songbook" featured live performances of other Beatles songs.

Episode Details (http://www.tv.com/shows/the-ed-sullivan-show/march-1-1970-the-beatles-songbook-107153/)

The Beatles-Two Of Us (The Ed Sullivan Show March 01 1970) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlZvrptZcDM#)

1972: Extension is granted to John's visa for temporary residence in the USA. 

1972: Recording of `Some Time in New York City' begans. 

1975: John, along with Paul Simon, presented the award for Best Song of the Year at the 17th annual Grammy Awards.

17th GRAMMYs: Paul Simon and John Lennon co-presenting the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUlR8jWUKd8#)

1976: UK single release: `Yesterday'/`I Should Have Known Better'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 02, 2012, 06:52:50 AM
March 2nd

1961: Performance at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (with Ringo) and the Dominoes. 

1962:  St. John’s Hall, Bootle
Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey

“The Bootle date was a slight reversion to habitats of old inglorious jive halls. But it was played because young promoter Dave Forshaw always saved and worked hard so that occasionally he could present a top-line act for his clientele. Later in the evening The Beatles went across the Mersey for another Tower booking, billed on this occasion as a ‘Mad March Rock Ball’.”
The Complete Beatles, Mark Lewisohn, page 66   

1963:  `Please Please Me' single number 1, 1st week (UK Melody Market chart). 

1963:  Live: City Hall, Sheffield
This was The Beatles' first appearance at Sheffield's City Hall, as part of their UK tour with Helen Shapiro. BeatlesBible
Television: ABC At Large
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/02/television-abc-at-large/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/02/television-abc-at-large/)

1964: US single release: `Twist And Shout'/`There's A Place'.

1964: The `Daily Mail' names Brian among Britain's Most Eligible Bachelors. 

1964:  The Beatles begin filming A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/04/filming-a-hard-days-night-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/04/filming-a-hard-days-night-3/)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
The Beatles filmed more scenes in the Bahamas on this day. The action took place on Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, and Victoria Beach on Rose Island, on this and the following two days, for their second feature film Help!. BeatlesBible

1966: Brian flies to New York to finish plans for the next Beatles tour. 

1966:  `Rubber Soul', 13th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:  Recording, mixing: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/02/recording-mixing-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/02/recording-mixing-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/)

1967:  9th Annual Grammy Awards
Best Rock & Roll Solo Performance: Paul McCartney, Eleanor Rigby
Song of The Year, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Michelle
Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts: Revolver

Klaus Voorman, creator of the Revolver cover
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/klaus-voormann-revolver-cover-grammy1.jpg)

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform in Cambridge
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/02/john-lennon-yoko-ono-concert-cambridge/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/02/john-lennon-yoko-ono-concert-cambridge/)

1969: Second day of production for Mary Hopkin’s “Goodbye”

Paul’s demo, recorded in February at his home in London:
Goodbye (http://youtu.be/7k3Wx3xOkfw)

1973:  Judge Ira Fieldsteel rules that John must leave the US voluntarily within the next 60 days or face deportation. Yoko is granted permanent residency. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 02, 2012, 11:45:47 PM
March 2nd

1963:  Live: City Hall, Sheffield
This was The Beatles' first appearance at Sheffield's City Hall, as part of their UK tour with Helen Shapiro. BeatlesBible
Television: ABC At Large
[url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/02/television-abc-at-large/[/url] ([url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/02/television-abc-at-large/[/url])



(http://991.com/newGallery/The-Beatles-City-Hall-Sheffie-385821.jpg)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 03, 2012, 05:08:49 AM
^^^
Thanks Barry. I had that but forgot to include it.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 03, 2012, 05:27:39 AM
March 3rd

1961:  Performance at St. John's Hall, Bootle in Lancashire. 

1962:  Performance at the Cavern, with Jim McHarg's Jazzmen. 

1963:  Live: Gaumont Cinema, Stoke-on-Trent
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/03/live-gaumont-cinema-stoke-on-trent/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/03/live-gaumont-cinema-stoke-on-trent/)

Helen Shapiro…Bigger Than the Beatles? By Marc Myers (https://www.dropbox.com/s/q89h4ursyartrys/Bigger%20Than%20the%20Beatles.pdf?dl=0)
(Signing into Dropbox or registering is not necessary; just close out of the screen if it pops up.)


The song she never recorded:
http://www.beatlesebooks.com/misery (http://www.beatlesebooks.com/misery)

1964:  Mixing: I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, Tell Me Why, And I Love Her, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, I Call Your Name
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/03/mixing-i-should-have-known-better-if-i-fell-tell-me-why-and-i-love-her-im-happy-just-to-dance-with-you-i-call-your-name/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/03/mixing-i-should-have-known-better-if-i-fell-tell-me-why-and-i-love-her-im-happy-just-to-dance-with-you-i-call-your-name/)

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/03/filming-a-hard-days-night-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/03/filming-a-hard-days-night-2/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/11540_199855711637_197421021637_3521091_2554818_n.jpg)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/03/filming-help-9/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/03/filming-help-9/)

1967:  Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/03/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/03/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/)

1973: George Harrison's album, The Concert for Bangladesh, is awarded the Grammy for 1972 "Album of the Year."

Here Comes the Sun (http://youtu.be/xfMWJi4req4)

1990:  Paul's concert in Tokyo (`Get Back Tour'). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 04, 2012, 04:54:01 AM
March 4th

1961:  Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens
This was The Beatles' fifth and final appearance at the Plaza Ballroom in St Helens, Lancashire. They had first performed there on 25 June 1962. This was the first time The Beatles were paid £100 for a performance. As an indication of how far they had come in less than a year, they were paid just £25 for their first show at the venue. Beatles Bible

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/March_4_1963_Plaza_Ballroom_StHelens.jpg)

1964:  Mixing: I Call Your Name
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/04/mixing-i-call-your-name/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/04/mixing-i-call-your-name/)

1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 50th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 15th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
As on the previous day, The Beatles travelled between Acton, in west London, and Minehead in the west of England, filming more of the train sequences in their debut film A Hard Day's Night. The train stopped briefly at Crowcombe Heathfield Station in Somerset, where The Beatles ran and cycled alongside the slow-moving train to taunt a fellow passenger, played by Richard Vernon. BeatlesBible

A Hard Day's Night Train Ride (Mister, Can We Have Our Ball Back?) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0WP8zGCqNs#)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
This was the last day of filming on Victoria Beach, Rose Island in the Bahamas, for Help!, The Beatles' second feature film. BeatlesBible

1966: UK EP release: `Yesterday'
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/yesterday.jpg)

Yesterday (http://youtu.be/AtOkjW1qxIY)

1966: John Lennon Interview: London Evening Standard, "More Popular Than Jesus" 3/4/1966:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.0304-beatles-john-lennon-were-more-popular-than-jesus-now-maureen-cleave.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.0304-beatles-john-lennon-were-more-popular-than-jesus-now-maureen-cleave.html)

Maureen Cleave Remembers John Lennon
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/the-beatles/6769205/Nowhere-Boy-Maureen-Cleave-remembers-John-Lennon.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/the-beatles/6769205/Nowhere-Boy-Maureen-Cleave-remembers-John-Lennon.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/maureen-cleave.jpg)

1967: Michael Bullock is reinstated by Brian as Saville Theatre house manager.  He was fired after the February 19th incident at the Chuck Berry concert.

1969: “It was now almost five weeks since the Get Back recording sessions, in which time, it seems, the Beatles had decided to all but wash their hands of the entire project. One day in early March John and Paul called Glyn Johns into EMI, pointed to a pile of eight-track tapes-the result of those ten January days at Apple- and offered Johns free rein in preparing a finished album. Glyn duly booked time at his favourite venue, Olympic Sound Studios, and set to work.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 316

Lewisohn goes on to say that new records uncovered at EMI in 1991 contain different and, he feels, more reliable information about Glyn John’s work on this project than he had offered in his 1988 book The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions. He also comments on the thoroughness of EMI’s records of all The Beatles recording sessions.

1969: Visitors on the set of “The Magic Christian”:
“On Tuesday, March 4, 1969, Princess Margaret made an unscheduled visit to Twickenham Film Studios to watch Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers during the filming of “The Magic Christian”. She remained on the set from 11am until 5pm. Other visitors to the set that day were Paul and Linda McCartney and Mary Hopkin”. ©Bill Harry/Mersey Beat Ltd.
(This was actually a week before their wedding so she was still Linda Eastman.)

1969: Paul and Linda attended the London premiere of the film "Isadora at the Odeon Theatre, London.
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 05, 2012, 03:37:01 AM
March 5th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Kingsway Club, Southport

1963: It was very confusing trying to find the correct date on which Angus McBean captured the photo that graced the cover of “Please Please Me”. Some sources said it happened in February, some say today and some don’t even venture a guess. I think the confusion stems from the fact that there were two sessions with different photographers in and around EMI in February and March. Both involved stairs. I believe this account may be correct:
http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/albumcovers.html (http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/albumcovers.html)

The site linked below has the photos from today’s photo session with EMI photographer John Dove, taken outside EMI and then later inside, before and during the recording session. There are two pages and also links to mp3s of the session. These are for download but can also be found on YouTube.

http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.03.05%20EMI/63.03.05emi1.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.03.05%20EMI/63.03.05emi1.html)


Recording: From Me to You, Thank You Girl, One After 909
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/05/recording-from-me-to-you-thank-you-girl-one-after-909/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/05/recording-from-me-to-you-thank-you-girl-one-after-909/)


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/05/filming-a-hard-days-night-4/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/05/filming-a-hard-days-night-4/)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/05/filming-help-11/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/05/filming-help-11/)

http://youtu.be/H8OikFB8IGA (http://youtu.be/H8OikFB8IGA)

1969: `Yellow Submarine', 7th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1990:  Paul's concert in Tokyo (`Get Back Tour'). 

1993: Paul's concert in Perth, Australia. Start of the `New World Tour'. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Badgirl66 on March 06, 2012, 04:30:47 AM
Julia,John's Oldest Halfsister  was Born 1957
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 06, 2012, 06:48:54 AM
March 6th

1961: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.
Night performance at the Liverpool Jazz Society, Temple St., Liverpool

“The LJS date marked the Beatles’ first appearance at what had previously been and would eventually re-emerge as the famous Iron Door Club”
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 41


A Famous Evening Before The Cavern
http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/ (http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/)
Scroll down to click on the article’s title.

Taken by Mike McCartney, most likely at the LJS:
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1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club

1963: Radio: Here We Go
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/06/radio-here-we-go-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/06/radio-here-we-go-2/)

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Day five of the filming for A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles' debut feature film. As on the previous three days, the group boarded a train at Acton Main Line in west London, to film railway scenes for the early part of the film. On this day their train travelled between London and Newton Abbot in the county of Devon. BeatlesBible

1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher began a skiing vacation today, during which Paul composed “For No One”.
During March 1966, Paul McCartney took a two week ski vacation in Klosters, Switzerland, with his girlfriend, Jane Asher. It was there that he wrote one of his greatest, yet somewhat overlooked, compositions. The evocative lyrics are descriptive of the end of a relationship and the melody, although simple, fits perfectly with the baroque pop style that was coming into play about this time. In The Beatles Anthology book, John Lennon is quoted as saying it was a nice piece of work and called it one of his favorites of Paul’s.
http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2011/08/15/beatles-rarity-of-the-week-for-no-one-vocal-overdub-session-may-1966/ (http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2011/08/15/beatles-rarity-of-the-week-for-no-one-vocal-overdub-session-may-1966/)

1967: Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/06/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/06/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-2/)

1970: UK single release: Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/06/uk-single-let-it-be/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/06/uk-single-let-it-be/)

1972: Five days after it was granted, the temporary extension of John Lennon's US visitor's visa is cancelled. Efforts to deport Lennon heat up. The Lennons engage specialist immigration lawyer, Leon Wildes, to handle their case. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march6.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march6.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 07, 2012, 04:55:27 AM
March 7th

1961: Performance at the Casanova Club, Sampson and Barlow's New Ballroom in Liverpool. 

1962: “On March 7 1962 the Beatles entered a BBC studio for the first time. It was the beginning of a long and productive relationship between the group and BBC radio.
Between March 1962 and June 1965 the Beatles appeared on over fifty radio shows and progressed from a group without a record contract to a group with the world at their feet.
In the three years of regular broadcasts for the Beeb, the Beatles performed eighty-eight different songs. Thirty-two of those songs were Lennon-McCartney originals; the others were cover versions-mostly American rhythm and blues songs. Thirty-six  of the songs were never issued on disc by the Beatles.” The Beatles at the Beeb, Kevin Howlett, page 10


The Beatles' first radio session
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/03/07/the-beatles-first-radio-session/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/03/07/the-beatles-first-radio-session/)

http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.07%20bbc/62.03.07bbc.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.07%20bbc/62.03.07bbc.html)

According to Beatles at the Beeb the band, with Pete Best on drums, also performed “Hello Little Girl”, which was not broadcast. page 11

1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Nottingham
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/07/live-mersey-beat-showcase-nottingham/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/07/live-mersey-beat-showcase-nottingham/)

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“In the audience that night was local lad Rob Taylor, then in his twenties. He reminisced about enjoying the show, but it was an event afterwards that stands out in his mind above everything else:

"When the show had ended I nipped off quickly to the loo before me and my mates left for home. After a while wandering around, I realized I was lost. One of the doors I randomly tried led into a sitting area where I could see some people chatting. When they heard the door open they turned around and I could see that it was the Beatles. It could have been very awkward, me walking in on them like that, but they were very nice about it. They directed me to the toilet and I went on my way." multiplusbooks.com

1964: The Beatles take the weekend off from filming their first movie, "A Hard Day's Night." http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march7.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march7.html)

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 14th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 6th week, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  Brian Epstein was interviewed today by Bill Grundy for BBC radio. This interview aired on the March 23rd edition of Frankly Speaking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/mersey/5184.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/mersey/5184.shtml)

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/07/filming-help-13/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/07/filming-help-13/)

1967:   Recording: Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/07/recording-lovely-rita-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/07/recording-lovely-rita-2/)

1967:  Broadcast of Paul McCartney’s interview on the British television program, "So Far Out It's Straight Down".  This was filmed on January 18th.

1970:  `Live Peace In Toronto', 9th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 3rd week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1982:  “On 7 March 1982, Radio One celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first Beatles’ radio broadcast with a special programme called “The Beatles at the Beeb”. Many songs, not available on disc but recorded by the BBC, were aired for the first time since the early sixties”. Howlett, page 10


1988:  CDs release: `The Beatles Past Masters, Volume One', `The Beatles Past Masters, Volume Two'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 07, 2012, 09:24:01 PM
March 8th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performances at the Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool and Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool

1962:  Yesterday’s taping at the BBC for Teenager’s Turn was aired today from 5:00 to 5:30.

http://youtu.be/4fkIbj_pkJY (http://youtu.be/4fkIbj_pkJY)

1962: Performance at the Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool

1963:  The prefix “45” is dropped off EMI singles’ catalogue numbers. 

1963: Performance at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, Yorkshire

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1963:  `Please Please Me' single number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: Help!: Filming continues at the hospital on New Providence Island.

1965: Brian attended the evening presentation of this year's Mecca Carl Alan awards at the Empire Ballroom, Leicester Square, London. He accepted awards from Princess Margaret behalf of the Beatles for best group. The awards were televised by BBC1.  This award is sometimes referred to as the Oscar of the dance world.


1969:`Yellow Submarine' LP, 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC's Scene and Heard
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/04/george-harrison-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/04/george-harrison-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/)

1971:  UK single release: `Another Day'. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Day_(Paul_McCartney_song) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Day_(Paul_McCartney_song))

1982: Startling Studios. Recording basic tracks for Ringo’s  LP `Old Wave'. Producer: Jim Nipar. 

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1982: Elton John’s tribute to John Lennon, Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny), was released.

“The track became a Top 20 hit during the spring of 1982, although Elton abandoned performing it live until the mid ‘90s because -- as the artist explained to interviewer David Frost in 1994 -- it was “simply to painful to play.” However, he did begin adding it to his repertoire later in the decade.” http://www.allmusic.com/song/empty-garden-hey-hey-johnny-t1868713 (http://www.allmusic.com/song/empty-garden-hey-hey-johnny-t1868713)

Elton John Empty Garden Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G66BPWM2_fI#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 09, 2012, 05:05:02 AM
March 9th

1962: The Beatles appeared at the Cavern today for both lunchtime and night performances.

1963:  Live: Granada Cinema, London

Just five days after their tour with Helen Shapiro ended, The Beatles embarked on another. Their second theatre tour began at the Granada Cinema on Barking Road, East Ham, London

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/09/beatles-second-theatre-tour-begins-granada-cinema-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/09/beatles-second-theatre-tour-begins-granada-cinema-london/)


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multiplusbooks


1964:  NEMS Enterprises moves location to Sutherland House, 5-6 Argyll Street, 5th floor, London. 

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/09/filming-a-hard-days-night-6/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/09/filming-a-hard-days-night-6/)

The Beatles' final day of filming in the Bahamas for Help!, their second feature film, involved a return to Paradise Island for some final scenes. The following day they left the islands to return to England.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/09/filming-help-15/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/09/filming-help-15/)

I’m not sure who everyone is in these movies but Dick Lester, director of Help!, appears at 3:28.
The Beatles in the Bahamas filming "Help!' February '65 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpBTSwF38Yg#)

Murray the K was always turning up…

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1966: `Rubber Soul', 14th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:   Recording: Getting Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/09/recording-getting-better/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/09/recording-getting-better/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 10, 2012, 06:37:19 AM
March 10th

1961: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performances at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallesy and St. John’s Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool
The Wallasey dance was the last date arranged by Allan Williams. (He hadn’t booked them anywhere other than at this hall since their return from Hamburg three months previously.) The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 41

1962: Performance at the Youth Club, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Tranmere, Birkenhead

This ticket sold for $1,195 at auction in 2007.
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HeritageAuctions
http://entertainment.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=648&lotNo=23303 (http://entertainment.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=648&lotNo=23303)

1963: Hippodrome Theater, Hurst St., Birmingham, Warks
Second date of the Roe/Montez theater package tour.

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Although The Beatles hadn't been placed on the top of the bill prior to the tour, the audience reaction after the first night in London ensured that the group closed the show on this and all subsequent tour dates. BeatlesBible.com

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
On this day Ringo Starr filmed part of his solo sequence for The Beatles' debut film A Hard Day's Night. The location was the Turks Head pub on Winchester Road in Twickenham, Middlesex. BeatlesBible.com
Ringo Starr lost (scene from "A Hard Day's Night") (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjd2M_UER8Y#)

1964: Recording, mixing: Can't Buy Me Love, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, You Can't Do That, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/10/recording-mixing-cant-buy-me-love-long-tall-sally-i-call-your-name-you-cant-do-that-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/10/recording-mixing-cant-buy-me-love-long-tall-sally-i-call-your-name-you-cant-do-that-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich/)


1965: Travel: Bahamas to London

Following a fortnight of filming on New Providence Island, Bahamas, The Beatles began their long journey back to London, flying from Nassau International Airport.
They arrived in London Airport the following day at 7.05am.

1965:  Brian reveals his plan to film the Shea Stadium concert. 

1967:  Recording: Getting Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/10/recording-getting-better-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/10/recording-getting-better-2/)

1969: Mixing: Get Back, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us, Dig A Pony, I've Got A Feeling, The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Rocker, Save The Last Dance For Me, Don't Let Me Down, For You Blue, The Walk
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/10/mixing-get-back-teddy-boy-two-of-us-dig-a-pony-ive-got-a-feeling-the-long-and-winding-road-let-it-be-rocker-save-the-last-dance-for-me-dont-let-me-down-for-you-blue-the-walk/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/10/mixing-get-back-teddy-boy-two-of-us-dig-a-pony-ive-got-a-feeling-the-long-and-winding-road-let-it-be-rocker-save-the-last-dance-for-me-dont-let-me-down-for-you-blue-the-walk/)
 
1971:  This is the alleged date on which John may or may not have thrown a brick through a window of Paul's Cavendish Avenue house.

1971:  A court names J. D. Spooner as trustee of the Beatles goods. 

1975:  US release of John’s single “Stand by Me'/`Move Over Ms. L.”. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 10, 2012, 07:01:03 AM
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I just noticed something; this is the same picture that's the avatar for this particular part of the forums.  :)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 11, 2012, 04:07:19 AM
March 11th

1961: The Beatles performed the “Beatles Farewell Show” at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with the Night Boppers, Ray and the Del Renas, the Cliff Roberts Rockers and the Ravens. Then they performed at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Remo Four, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the Big Three, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Derry and the Seniors, Ray and the Del Renas, the Pressman, Johnny Rocco and the Jets, and Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

“The LJS engagement was a true innovation on the part of Sam Leach, certainly the most adventurous and ambitious rock dance promoter in the Merseyside area: a 12-group, 12-hour, all-night session, commencing at 8.00 Saturday night and finishing at 8.00 Sunday morning…..Although the attendance capacity of the Temple Street cellar was 1000, approximately 2000 people saw at least some part of the show. Leach was to hold similar marathon “Big Beat Sessions” over the next two years at several different venues, most (although not all) of which featured the Beatles as the main attraction.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 41


1963: EMI House, ground floor studio. Recording for Radio Luxembourg's `The Friday Spectacular'. 

The Beatles' UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez had a rest day on 10 and 11 March 1963. On this second day, however, the group made an appearance - their fourth and final one - on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular. The group was interviewed at EMI House in London's Manchester Square. The studio versions of Please Please Me and Ask Me Why were played in between sections of interview, and the show was broadcast from 10pm on 15 March. BeatlesBible.com

1963: Brian Epstein's letter to Stowe schoolboy David Moores:

BE/J/BA:

11th March 1963


Dear David,

Thank you for your recent letter, enclosing £1. 10. 6 for the BEATLES L.P. Record; I am enclosing your receipt and, as soon as the record is available, a copy will be sent to you.

We have today written to the Green Man Hotel at Syresham to see if they can accommodate the group and, if this is possible, it would be appreciated if you could show them the way; after which they will take you back to school.

With regard to autographs, the boys will be very pleased to sign these for you during the time they are at the [?]

Looking forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,
Brian Epstein.
multiplusbooks

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was The Beatles' first day in Twickenham Film Studios, where they would later shoot Help!, Let It Be and a number of promotional videos and solo projects. On this day The Beatles worked from 8am to 10pm, filming the I Should Have Known Better sequence. A set was built to resemble a train guard's van, which was rocked while The Beatles mimed to the song. At one point, however, director Richard Lester had to stop the shoot because the technicians were rocking the set in time with the song.
I Should Have Known Better (High Quality) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35EhCYuEWMI#)


1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 51st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 16th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1969: Paul McCartney and George Harrison produce a Jackie Lomax session
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/paul-mccartney-george-harrison-produce-jackie-lomax-session/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/paul-mccartney-george-harrison-produce-jackie-lomax-session/)

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Jackie Lomax "Thumbin' A Ride" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGExZ_7c__Y#ws)

1969: Mixing: Two of Us, The Long And Winding Road, Lady Madonna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/mixing-two-of-us-the-long-and-winding-road-lady-madonna/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/mixing-two-of-us-the-long-and-winding-road-lady-madonna/)


1970: US single release: Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/11/us-single-let-it-be/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/11/us-single-let-it-be/)

1997: Paul was knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9703/11/mccartney/ (http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9703/11/mccartney/)

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 12, 2012, 03:54:13 AM
March 12th

1961:  Performances at the Casbah Coffee Club and the Cassanova Club, Liverpool

1962: Performance at the Kingsway Club, Southport

1963:  Granada Cinema, Bedford
Back to the Roe/Montez tour. This was a three-man Beatles performance because a heavy cold kept John in bed. The songs, particularly “Please Please Me”, were re-arranged so that George and Paul could take over his vocal lines. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 103
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1963:  “Here We Go”, taped on March 6th for the BBC was aired today from 5:00-5:30.

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles filmed the hotel room scenes of A Hard Day's Night on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.

Fan Mail (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INjRESJrrIk#)

1964:  Studio 3 (control room only). 10.00am-12.00noon. Stereo mixing: `Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (from edit of takes 5, 7); `Sie Liebt Dich' (from take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Remixes of `Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' and `Sie Liebt Dich' for the US and Germany. 

1965:  The New York Daily news published an interview with Brian in which he states that “ten years from today The Beatles will still be popular and that The Rolling Stones are “a fine group”.

1969: George and Pattie Harrison's home is raided by the Drugs Squad
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/george-pattie-harrison-drugs-squad-raid/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/george-pattie-harrison-drugs-squad-raid/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher)

1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/paul-mccartney-marries-linda-eastman/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/paul-mccartney-marries-linda-eastman/)

Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office. Paul's brother Mike is best man, Mal Evans is a witness, and Linda's daughter, Heather, is flower girl. Magistrate E.R. Sanders performs the ceremony, which is followed by a luncheon at the Ritz Hotel. None of the other Beatles or family members are in attendance (they weren't invited). A throng of crying female fans waited outside for the newlywed couple to make their way to their car. (The fact that Paul was no longer a bachelor was not well-received at the time.)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/paul_linda_wedColor.jpg)
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html)

http://youtu.be/lYxuhrJWh3I (http://youtu.be/lYxuhrJWh3I)

1969:  Mixing: The Long and Winding Road, Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/mixing-the-long-and-winding-road-let-it-be/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/mixing-the-long-and-winding-road-let-it-be/)

1969:  `Yellow Submarine', 8th and last week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1971: A court ruling grants Paul McCartney's request that a receiver be appointed to control the finances of The Beatles & Company. James Douglas Spooner is appointed to that role. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 13, 2012, 04:34:14 AM
March 13th

1958: Performance by the Quarrey Men at the Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Oakhill Park, Broadgreen, Liverpool

This was opening night for the short-lived venue run by 18 year old Alan Caldwell. He and his group, the Texans, as well as several other local groups were on the bill. This dark, airless club closed by April 22nd but Alan Williams’ Beatles connection didn’t end there. The following year Ringo Starr joined the band which later became known as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. They went on to play with The Beatles at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, Germany. And then there’s Alan’s sister Iris, who dated both George and Paul. ;) (ML)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Storm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Storm)

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

Night performance at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool:
"Beat Night" from 7:30pm til midnight with The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes
http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclubtimeline.html (http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclubtimeline.html)


1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/recording-mixing-thank-you-girl/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/recording-mixing-thank-you-girl/)

1963:  Live: Rialto Theatre, York
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/live-rialto-theatre-york-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/live-rialto-theatre-york-2/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/tour_march_13_1963.jpg)

1964:  Brian flew to the Netherlands to arrange the Beatles’ summer tour. 

1964: Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/13/mixing-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/13/mixing-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich/)

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

Following two days at Twickenham Film Studios, work on A Hard Day's Night moved to Gatwick Airport. The Beatles arrived at 10am. The first scene to be shot was the one which closes the film, in which the group run to board a helicopter and reams of signed promotional photographs are scattered as they ascend.
A Hard Day's Night (End) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIoipNsj4rQ#)


In the afternoon The Beatles were filmed fooling around on a helipad. A helicopter was flown overhead, with an airborne cameraman filming their antics. The footage was later incorporated into one of the film's two Can't Buy Me Love scenes. BeatlesBible.com

http://youtu.be/h6o4qv9pQzo (http://youtu.be/h6o4qv9pQzo)


1965:  Travel: London to Austria
Two days after arriving back in the UK from the Bahamas, The Beatles boarded the 11am flight from London Airport to Salzburg, Austria to continue filming Help! Four thousand fans witnessed their arrival in Salzburg Airport, as did dozens of journalists and film crews. The group held a press conference at a nearby hotel before checking into the Hotel Edelweiss in the village of Obertauern. BeatlesBible.com

Video:
The Beatles leaving for Austria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9esxpJeyyC8#)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/londontosalzburg_1965_zpsf61217b0.jpg) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/KelMar1963/media/londontosalzburg_1965_zpsf61217b0.jpg.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/salzburg_march_13_1965.jpg)
More pictures here:
http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/trip-to-austria-1965.html (http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/trip-to-austria-1965.html)

1965:  `Eight Days a Week' number 1, 1st week (Billboard). 

1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/13/recording-good-morning-good-morning-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/13/recording-good-morning-good-morning-2/)

1969: From  http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/archive/index.php/t-195205.html: (http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/archive/index.php/t-195205.html:)
 …according to Lewisohn's Complete Beatles Recording Sessions p164 - Friday 17th January, 1969:

For there remains in the EMI library a master tape for a seven-inch mono EP (recently released on Mono Masters), to run at 331/2 rpm (LP Speed), compiled and banded on 13th March 1969 by Abbey Road employee Edward Gadsby-Toni, with the following line up:

Side A

1. Only A Northern Song
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Across The Universe

Side B

1. All Together Now
2. It's All Too Much

1969:  Mixing: I've Got A Feeling, Dig It, Maggie Mae, Shake Rattle And Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes, You Really Got A Hold On Me

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/13/mixing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-it-maggie-mae-shake-rattle-and-roll-kansas-city-miss-ann-lawdy-miss-clawdy-blue-suede-shoes-you-really-got-a-hold-on-me/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/13/mixing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-it-maggie-mae-shake-rattle-and-roll-kansas-city-miss-ann-lawdy-miss-clawdy-blue-suede-shoes-you-really-got-a-hold-on-me/)


1976: Paul’s father Jim McCartney died on this date. 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50140245 (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50140245)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/paul-mccartney-jim-mccartney.jpg)

1981: US single release of John’s “Watching the Wheels”/”Yes I'm Your Angel”. 
 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 14, 2012, 03:30:49 AM
March 14th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club. 

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club.

1963:  First recording session of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. Recording: `Do You Want To Know A Secret'. 

1963:  Editing, mixing: From Me to You
Although The Beatles were not present, George Martin oversaw mixes of From Me To You during a three-hour session on this day. Before he could do so, however, final edits were made to the song. It was then mixed for mono and stereo ahead of its 11 April release. BeatlesBible.com

1963:  Live: Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton
John Lennon missed a third concert on this day due to his persistent cold. He rejoined The Beatles onstage the following night in Bristol. The Beatles' setlist on this tour, in which they appeared on a bill with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, was: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.The group returned to Wolverhampton on 19 November 1963, again playing at the Gaumont Cinema. BeatlesBible.com

1963: Gerry and the Pacemakers had the UK release of their first single, “How Do You Do It”?  George Martin felt sure this would be a #1 hit when The Beatles recorded it but they never did release it. Instead, it proved to be Gerry and the Pacemakers only #1 record.
Beatles Anthology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_and_the_Pacemakers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_and_the_Pacemakers)

Gerry and the Pacemakers: How Do You Do It? Video (http://youtu.be/dw4gd6O3pbE)

The Beatles: How Do You Do It? Video (http://youtu.be/_aIxEhX5gIQ)


1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 15th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 7th and last week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 2, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 3, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 15, 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 73, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 55, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  Video tape of The Beatles’ February 11th concert at the Washington Coliseum was shown in select theaters across the United States via closed circuit TV.


In mid-March 1964, the CBS filming of the Beatles’ live D.C. show – together with separate footage of performances by the Beach Boys and Lesley Gore – was shown in selected U.S. movie theaters as a closed-circuit concert. Billed in advertising as — “The Beatles: Direct From Their First American Concert” — the complete 90-minute film was then transmitted to selected U.S. theaters over telephone lines on four separate occasions over two weekends in March.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/el31464.jpg)

The first round of closed circuit concerts occurred on Saturday, March 14, 1964, and among the receiving theater locations on that day were: the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Hippodrome Theater in Cleveland, Ohio; the El Monte Legion Stadium in El Monte, California; the Public Auditorium in Portland, Oregon.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
EL MONTE LEGION STADIUM HOST THE BEATLES (http://www.elmontelegionstadium.com/the_beatles.html)

You have to scroll down a bit to get to a mention of The Beatles but the whole topic is very interesting:
The town I live in OR Memories of El Monte
 (http://www.losboulevardosmessageboard.com/showthread.php?1080-The-town-I-live-in-OR-Memories-of-El-Monte)

I sure hope Chuck and Chick found some wheels and made the scene…
Beatles Original TV Commercial 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I86zzmGoZk#)


1964:  Brian returns from Holland to England. 

Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/14/filming-help-16/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/14/filming-help-16/)

1968:   BBC-TV's Top of The Pops airs the promotional video for "Lady Madonna"

It’s really “Hey Bulldog”
http://youtu.be/Ya87u5SfK2w (http://youtu.be/Ya87u5SfK2w)

 1970:  `Let It Be' enters the ranking as number 6 (new record), 1st week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 10th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' number 1, 1st week; 4th week in the ranking (Billboard).   
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 15, 2012, 03:37:17 AM
March 15th

1961: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Afternoon performance at the Liverpool Jazz Society

After the Beatles’ lunchtime spot at the Cavern Club (12.00 noon-1:00 pm on this occasion), they shifted their equipment over Victoria Street and into the Liverpool Jazz Society for a five-hour afternoon session alternating with Rory Storm and the Wild Ones (Rory plus assorted guest musicians) and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The Beatles’ first appearance was at 2:00 pm.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 42

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool (formerly known as the Liverpool Jazz Club) This was their last performance there before their April return to Hamburg:

The Beatles' final performance was on March 15, 1962 which was dubbed the "Beatles' Farewell Party." Sue Shead remembers

"We were in the coffee bar area on the evening the Beatles were given the "Freedom of the City." Everyone was rushing out to Dale Street to see them going past. But we were upset with them, as they'd recently relocated to the London area and we figured we were their original fans and their "roots" so we stayed put. The year before, we'd queued all night outside the Empire to get tickets to see them. How fickle."
http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclub3.html (http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclub3.html)

1963:   `Please Please Me' single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Colston Hall, Colston St., Bristol
John resumed performing with the Roe/Montez tour. I wonder if he caught that cold from Helen Shapiro?


1964:  Day 2 of “The Beatles: Direct From Their First American Concert”

The following day, on Sunday, March 15, 1964, the show went out again to a number of locations, including: the Norva Theater in Norfolk, Virginia; Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois; Fox Theater in San Jose, California; and the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. The Lyric Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana also received the show on March 14th and March 15th, as did a big screen theater at the State Fair Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.The total audience for the special closed-circuit broad- casts of the Beatles’ concert film was expected to exceed 500,000. The shows were seen in more than 100 theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The promoters – identified in advertising as the National General Corporation, or their subsidiary, Theater Color Vision — made millions. One 1964 estimate placed the take at some $4 million, or roughly $30 million in today’s money. This Beatles’ concert showing was apparently the first use of closed-circuit broadcasting for a rock concert, as previously this closed-circuit theater network had been used only for championship boxing matches.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/beatles_washington_coliseum_closed_circuit.jpg)

http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/12/washington-goes-big-screen.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/12/washington-goes-big-screen.html)

1965: The Beatles filming "Help!" in Austria: this day and the next spent shooting various scenes cavorting in the snow and on a ski lift.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html)

1965:  Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: `Ticket To Ride' (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Mix of `Ticket To Ride' for United Artists. 

1966: The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/15/the-beatles-fail-to-win-any-grammy-awards/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/15/the-beatles-fail-to-win-any-grammy-awards/)

1967:  Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `Within You Without You') (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Visit at the studio: Peter Blake. 

1968: In Rishikesh, The Beatles serenade Beach Boy Mike Love with a specially composed ditty Happy Birthday, Michael Love, which is preceded by another impromptu tune called Spiritual Regeneration. These acoustic performances are preserved on tape. By now, the mood of The Beatles at the Maharishi’s ashram is turning restless: Ringo Starr is missing his home cooking, and John Lennon is starting to find that the clearing of his mind, induced by meditation, is leading as often to cynicism as to inner peace.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html)

The Beatles - Spiritual Regeneration (Very Rare Bootleg) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d91A0ShBmg#)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/rishikeh_george_john_mike_love.jpg)

1968:  UK single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/lady_madonna_inner_light_uk_3_15_1968.jpg)

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 16, 2012, 05:01:32 AM
March 16th

1961:  Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1963:  Radio: Saturday Club
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/16/radio-saturday-club-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/16/radio-saturday-club-3/)

The Beatles Radio Show - Saturday Club - march 16 , 1963 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7v4r5EoTjQ#)

1963:  Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 

This autographed program from this show was discovered 45 years later in an attic:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/autograph_sheffield_march_15_1963.jpg)

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-beatles-memorabilia-up-for-grabs-1-244669 (http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-beatles-memorabilia-up-for-grabs-1-244669)


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/16/filming-a-hard-days-night-11/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/16/filming-a-hard-days-night-11/)

1964:  US single release: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/us_cant_buy_me_love_march_16_1964.jpg)


Advertisement:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/cant_buy_me_love_ad.jpg)
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html)

1964:  US gold certification: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'. 

1966: Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/16/filming-help-18/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/16/filming-help-18/)

The Beatles with their skiing doubles:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/help_skiing_doubles.jpg)

1966:  `Rubber Soul', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 
 
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Paris (moved from 3/14)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/16/john-lennon-and-yoko-ono-fly-to-paris/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/16/john-lennon-and-yoko-ono-fly-to-paris/)

1972:  John Lennon receives a deportation order to leave the United States; he appeals immediately. He and Yoko are able to persuade the US Immigration authorities to let them stay for another four weeks. Outside the court, John says: “We want to stay permanently because New York is the center of the earth; and also because we want to find Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john-lennon-1972jpg-12262df2e7f45420_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: pinio65 on March 16, 2012, 09:34:17 AM
13 January 1962
First mention of The Beatles name in America was January 13. 1962 issue of Cash Box.
 International Section: ,,A new rock' n' roll team Tony Sheridan and The Beatles make their debut on the Polydor label with My Bonnie. Sheridan was discovered by Polydor producer Bert Kaempfert while playing night spots in Hamburg's famous Reeperbahn”
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 17, 2012, 03:59:19 AM
March 17th

1944:  Patricia Anne Boyd was born on this date and named for the holiday.

Kenya, 1952 Pattie with Jenny, Colin, Paula, and their mother Diana in Kenya in 1952:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pattie_1952.jpg)
http://iwasdreamingofthepast.blogspot.com (http://iwasdreamingofthepast.blogspot.com)

Celebrating her birthday in India:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/pattie_rishikesh_b-day_3_17_1968.jpg)

1961:  Performance at Mossway Hall in Croxteth, Liverpool and at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool. 

1962:  Night performance at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march17_1962.jpg)

Following this show The Beatles attended an engagement party for the event’s promoter, Sam Leach and his fiancée  Joan McEvoy.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/sam_leach_party_march_17_1962.jpg)

More pictures and some of the juicy details:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.17%20huyton/62.03.17huyton.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.17%20huyton/62.03.17huyton.html)

1963:  Live: Embassy Cinema, Peterborough
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/17/live-embassy-cinema-peterborough-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/17/live-embassy-cinema-peterborough-2/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/autograph_march_17_1963.jpg)
Pat tells how she got these great autographs that night:
“I went to see the Beatles in early 1963 live on stage (as a support act) at the Embassy Theatre in Peterborough. After the show my friend and I heard that they were in a pub near the theatre. We found the 'Fab Four' stood by the bar having a drink. They were pleased to give me their autographs as they were relatively new on the scene at that time.”
Multiplus books


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
 http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/17/filming-a-hard-days-night-12/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/17/filming-a-hard-days-night-12/)

1965: Help! filming:

Location: Obertauern, Austria 
    Scenes: 
        Curling sequence 
        Filming amid bushes 
http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm (http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm)


The closest thing to a clip at the moment:
Stop Worrying: A Tribute to HELP!: "A Fiendish Thingy!" (http://beatleshelp.50megs.com/summary/sum16.html)


1967:  Recording: She's Leaving Home
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/17/recording-shes-leaving-home/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/17/recording-shes-leaving-home/)

Harpist Shelia Bromberg talks about the recording session:
Sgt Pepper 'She's Leaving Home' Harpist Meets Ringo Starr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZUKhkvLMQ#ws)

1969:  US single release of the Eric Clapton/George Harrison penned song “Badge”. George also played rhythm guitar but was credited as   "L'Angelo Misterioso" for contractual reasons.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_(song) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_(song))

Badge (http://youtu.be/s7rHCYtbZRo)


1970:  US gold certification: single `Let It Be'. US gold certification: “Live Peace in Toronto 1969”. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 18, 2012, 03:51:43 AM
March 18th

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool

1963:  Concert at the Regal Cinema, Gloucester, Gloucestershire (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_18_1963_regal_cinema.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/montezmap_2.jpg)

From the tour; not sure of the exact date:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Chris_Montez_Beatles_Tommy_Roe.jpg)

http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/01/montezroe-tour-march-1963.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/01/montezroe-tour-march-1963.html)

1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 52nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 17th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Day 13 of the shoot for A Hard Day's Night took The Beatles back to Twickenham Film Studios, where they filmed the dressing room sequences.

1964: Public Ear Interview
During a day of filming at Twickenham, The Beatles used some of their time off from filming to record a number of items for the BBC radio program The Public Ear, to be broadcast from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on March 22, 1964. It was also broadcast on the British Forces Broadcasting Service at the same time in West Germany. The Beatles interviewed themselves, instead of having a BBC announcer do so. The program opened with a letter being read from a fan, who suggested that listeners be told in advance were The Beatles to appear on the program, so fans could contact each other and let each other know to tune in. After reading this letter, Ringo announced "We're on today, later on, so don't forget, get on the phone and get your friends listening!" When The Beatles actually did appear on the program later on, George interviewed the other Beatles, faking a plum accent and discussing John's book, In His Own Write, first with Ringo, and then with John. John then read an excerpt from his book, the poem 'Alec Speaking.' George then talked about the film A Hard Day's Night with Paul, then being joined by Ringo, who read the cast and production credits. He credited themselves as producers, along with the real incumbent, John Fawcett Wilson. http://www.beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_for_The_Public_Ear_-_March_18,_1964 (http://www.beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_for_The_Public_Ear_-_March_18,_1964) Source LEWISOHN M., 1992, The Complete Beatles Chronicle

Interview transcript:
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=13 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=13)
 
1965: Filming for Help!:
“…another busy day, filming at an Olympic jump location, on the mountainside and in an après-ski cellar… The Complete Beatles, Mark Lewisohn, page 186

1967:  (John)Lennon bought Dorinish Island off the Mayo coast (on this date) in 1967 and got planning permission from Mayo County Council to build a house there for himself and Yoko Ono.

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/John-Lennons-Irish-island---Beatle-legend-was-ready-to-settle-in-his-Irish-home-says-lawyer-104403684.html#ixzz1pQKHihF6 (http://www.irishcentral.com/news/John-Lennons-Irish-island---Beatle-legend-was-ready-to-settle-in-his-Irish-home-says-lawyer-104403684.html#ixzz1pQKHihF6)


1968: UK single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'.

1969:   John and Yoko were featured on the cover of Look magazine and in an article, which is summarized here;
http://collectingoldmagazines.com/3118/look-magazine-march-18-1969/ (http://collectingoldmagazines.com/3118/look-magazine-march-18-1969/)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_18_1969.jpg)

1969:   Lower Richmond Road, London
Location filming with Ringo for The Magic Christian, shooting outside the Star and Garter public house, by the River Thames in Putney, with Spike Milligan acting the part of a ticket-eating traffic warden. Lewisohn, page 317

And yet again ;D :
The Magic Christian (1969): Yellow Cash Road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUvjGCyQxnk#)

1969:  George and Pattie Harrison appear in court on drugs charges
George Harrison and his wife Pattie had an initial court appearance following their drugs bust six days earlier. The hearing took place at Esher and Walton Magistrates' Court. The couple charged for cannabis possession, and were released on the surety of Apple's press officer Derek Taylor. They returned for the actual trial on 31 March 1969. The court closed in 1993 and is now a youth club and theatre school. BeatlesBible.com

At least it wasn’t on her birthday.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 19, 2012, 04:48:18 AM
March 19th

1955:   Brian is appointed a director of S. E. Gadd Limited, one of two companies controlling the furniture dealing side of the family business. 

1961:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at the Kingsway Club, Southport

1963:  Performance at the Regal Cinema, Cambridge
(Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 

1964:  Filming for The Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night" continues at Twickenham Film Studios. Shooting of the "TV studio corridor" scenes (John Lennon meets a woman who thinks he looks like "him," only to change her mind, which causes John to walk away muttering and grousing). On the movie set The Beatles tape a radio interview for the BBC program "Movie-Go-Round," for broadcast on April 12. At lunchtime The Beatles rush to the Dorchester Hotel to receive an award, and that evening they tape an appearance for the most famous pop show in the UK, "Top of the Pops". An exhausting day for the much-in-demand Beatles.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march19.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march19.html)

A hard days night - "Mistaken identity" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USlxOnD6LLA#)

The Beatles with Lyn Fairhurst, Movie-Go-Round interview
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_19_1964_movie_go_round.jpg)

Interview (https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/03__Movie-Go-Round_.mp3?_subject_uid=73027501&w=AADYeOjpGr0IbviLgBzhwXI_p_c9e2QjdB8R96TpOzoNoQ)

1964:  The Beatles are given Variety Club awards
On this day The Beatles attended the 12th annual luncheon held by the Variety Club of Great Britain, where leader of the opposition Harold Wilson presented them with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award. The ceremony took place at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London, and was filmed by a number of TV and news organisations. The BBC made a 30-minute show out of the footage, which was screened from 10.30pm the following day.

The Beatles and the Taxman:
The Beatles - 1964 Variety Club of Great Britain Award Ceremony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyy8Pd1r-_E#ws)


1964: The Beatles' first Top of The Pops appearance
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/19/television-top-of-the-pops/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/19/television-top-of-the-pops/)


1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/19/filming-help-21/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/19/filming-help-21/)

1996:  CD release: `Anthology 2'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 20, 2012, 04:23:12 AM
March 20th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

Night performance at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool

The Beatles 1961 Hambleton Hall Pay Receipt Books  (http://www.beatlesautographs.com/SpecialItemsImages3.htm)


1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club

“You could never deny that you had been at the Cavern because of the smell on your clothes. I might be sitting upstairs on the bus and I hadn't been to the Cavern and I could recognise the Cavern smell from someone sitting in front of me. Some people say it was offensive but it wasn't. It was a unique smell, it was a mixture I know of all different horrible things, but it was unique. No other club had it.”  Frieda Kelly, NEMS and Beatles Fan Club
The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World by Spencer Leigh

1963:  Live: ABC Cinema, Romford
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/20/live-abc-cinema-romford/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/20/live-abc-cinema-romford/)

1964:  UK single release: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can't_Buy_Me_Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can't_Buy_Me_Love)

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
A second day of filming corridor scenes at Twickenham Film Studios for A Hard Day's Night.

As on the previous day, a reporter from the BBC radio show Movie-Go-Round was present. This time only Ringo Starr was interviewed, by Lyn Fairhurst. His contribution was broadcast, along with the previous day's full group interview, on the Light Programme service on Sunday 12 April from 3-4pm
BeatlesBible.com

1964:  The Beatles' second appearance on Ready, Steady, Go!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/20/television-ready-steady-go-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/20/television-ready-steady-go-2/)

You Can’t Do That and Can’t Buy Me Love
The Beatles on Ready Steady Go! (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfIJxvFMy2Y#)

It Won’t Be Long
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long [HiQ] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vQI3tTnOxM#)

1965:  `Eight Days a Week' number 1, 2nd and last week (Billboard). 

1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher return to England from Switzerland
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/20/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-return-to-england-switzerland/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/20/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-return-to-england-switzerland/)

1967: John and Paul’s interviews with the BBC’s Brian Matthews:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1967.0320IN.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1967.0320IN.beatles.html)

1967:  Recording, mixing: She's Leaving Home
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/20/recording-mixing-shes-leaving-home/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/20/recording-mixing-shes-leaving-home/)

1967:  US gold certification: `Penny Lane'/`Strawberry Fields Forever'. 

1969:  John and Yoko’s wedding took place in Gibraltar
http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/balladjohnyoko.htm (http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/balladjohnyoko.htm)

Photos:
http://photos.absoluteelsewhere.net/HippieJohn/PhotoAlbums/WeddingAlbum/wedding_album.html (http://photos.absoluteelsewhere.net/HippieJohn/PhotoAlbums/WeddingAlbum/wedding_album.html)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/wedcert.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 21, 2012, 04:17:03 AM
March 21st

1961:  Night performance at the Cavern Club
This was the Beatles’ first evening performance here.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/03/21/live-cavern-club-liverpool-12/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/03/21/live-cavern-club-liverpool-12/)

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Croydon
Shortly after recording their radio session for the BBC's On The Scene, The Beatles drove to West Croydon for a concert at the ABC Cinema. It was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. The Beatles performed a six-song setlist on this tour: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There. This was The Beatles' only performance at the ABC cinema. The building opened in March 1936 as the Savoy. It closed for reconstruction in July 1958, opening later that year as the ABC. The cinema had 2,118 seats and hosted shows by a number of music stars, including Billy Fury, Cliff Richard, Gene Pitney and the Everly Brothers. The building was renamed Cannon in 1986 and Safari in the 1990s. It closed in 2004 and was demolished the following year. BeatlesBible.com


1963:  Radio: On the Scene

The Beatles arrived at the BBC's Piccadilly Studios in London in time for a 10am rehearsal for the BBC radio show On The Scene.
The studio was located at 201 Piccadilly in central London. The Beatles' session was recorded between 1pm and 2pm, and they performed three songs: Misery, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Please Please Me.
The session was first broadcast from 5pm on Thursday 28 March 1963 on the BBC Light Programme service. BeatlesBible.com


1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 16th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 2, 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 1, 1st week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 3, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 14, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 58, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 7, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Roll Over Beethoven' number 79, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `We Love You Beatles', by the Carefrees, number 63, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

The Carefrees were a British girl group, most known for their song "We Love You Beatles", a tribute to The Beatles. The song was their only charted single. The session vocalists Lynn Cornell, Barbara Kay and Betty Prescott made up the group. Interestingly, Cornell was married to Andy White, who played drums on one of the versions of the Beatles' "Love Me Do". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carefrees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carefrees)

The Carefrees - We love You Beatles (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPQ8P2QZvKg#)

1964: Saturday Evening Post magazine published a special Beatles exclusive. It contained 10 pages of rare Beatle photos and stories. Also included in this issue were two pages of John Lennon's poetry called `Beatalic Graphospasms'
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_21_1964_the-beatles-saturday-evening-post-covers.jpg)


1965:  Filming for Help!

Location: Radstadt, Austria and Salzburg, Austria 
Scenes:  Doubles at Radstadt station and in a tunnel 
http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm (http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm)

1967:  Recording, mixing, editing: Getting Better, Lovely Rita
This session saw work continue on two Sgt Pepper songs: Getting Better and Lovely Rita. It was perhaps more notable for being the one time when John Lennon took LSD in the recording studio…
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/21/recording-mixing-editing-getting-better-lovely-rita/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/21/recording-mixing-editing-getting-better-lovely-rita/)

1970:  `Let It Be' single, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 11th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 5th week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1985:  Yoko dedicated the “Imagine” mosaic at the Central Park, New York. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/imagine.jpg)

2007: Paul McCartney left the EMI record label “to become the first artist signed to Starbucks's new record label, Los Angeles-based Hear Music, to be distributed by Concord Music Group.” Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney%27s_musical_career#cite_note-94)

He later told the London Times that "he became frustrated with what he described as the 'treadmill' approach of the company when it came to marketing music: 'You go somewhere, speak to a million journalists for one day, and you get all the same questions. It’s mind-numbing.'...(he)released his latest album 'Memory Almost Full' with coffee giant Starbucks’ newly-launched Hear Music label." (December 15, 2007)

 McCartney slams ‘boring’ EMI after split (http://www.chinapost.com.tw/news/2007/12/15/135010/McCartney-slams.htm)

 McCartney brands label 'boring' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7143851.stm)

His 2013 album “New” marked his return to EMI.

 McCartney returns to 'boring' EMI (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/mccartney-returns-to-boring-emi-29577582.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 22, 2012, 04:25:11 AM
March 22nd

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  UK LP release: Please Please Me
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/22/lp-release-please-please-me/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/22/lp-release-please-please-me/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/please_please_me_mono.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/please_please_me_back_cover.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/please_please_me_emi_.jpg)


1963:  Performance at the Gaumont, Doncaster: Roe/Montez tour

1964:  John attended a private launch party for “In His Own Write” at the offices of publisher Jonathan Cope, 30 Bedford Square.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/john_ownwrite-Copy.jpg)

He then made sure to put it around:

The BBC's "From US to You" March 30, 1964
http://youtu.be/1rJpFmJhRhs (http://youtu.be/1rJpFmJhRhs)
 ;D


1965: Travel: Austria to England

The Beatles flew back to England from Austria on this day, following their seven-day shoot for Help! in Obertauern. They flew back from Salzburg Airport, where they had arrived in Austria on 13 March 1965. The group landed at London Airport in the early evening. BeatlesBible.com

Home from Austria
March 22, 1965 - Ringo Starr and his bride Maureen just landed back in London from the 4:00 p.m. flight from Salzburg, Austria after the Beatles’ nine day location shoot for Help! The newlywed Starkey’s were on their way to move into their new London home at 34 Montagu Square. The flat had been renovated for them while they were away.
http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/ (http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/)


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_22_1965_ringo_mo_return_austria.jpg)
Associated Press photo by Victor Boyton. Scan from the Maureen Starr Tribute group at Yahoo!


1965: Behind the Scenes of Help!: a collection of 171 photos

https://picasaweb.google.com/chechulisan/BehindTheScenesOfHelp?authkey=r04OrB4wFRU#5438815206404682146 (https://picasaweb.google.com/chechulisan/BehindTheScenesOfHelp?authkey=r04OrB4wFRU#5438815206404682146)


1965:  US LP release: `The Early Beatles'

Capitol Records were still keen to wring as much money as possible out of Beatles fans in America, leading to the release of “The Early Beatles”. It contained 11 songs from Please Please Me; I Saw Her Standing There, Misery and There's A Place were omitted. The catalogue number was Capitol T-2309, and the tracklisting was as follows: Love Me Do, Twist And Shout, Anna (Go To Him), Chains, Boys, Ask Me Why, Please Please Me, PS I Love You, Baby It's You, A Taste Of Honey and Do You Want To Know A Secret. BeatlesBible.com

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/early_beatles.jpg)

1967: Recording, mixing: Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/22/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/22/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you/)

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Unfinished Music Number 1-Two Virgins' number 124, its highest position (Billboard). 

1970: During an interview with a reporter from the French magazine L'Express, John Lennon states that The Beatles smoked marijuana in a restroom at Buckingham Palace on the day they were given their MBE's (in 1965). Questioned about John's comment, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace replies, "Obviously when people come along to an investiture, toilet facilities are available." http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html)

1971:  US single release: John’s `Power to the People'/Yoko's`Touch Me'. 

1978: The Rutles "All You Need Is Cash," an affectionate spoof of The Beatles' career, is broadcast in the US. A copy of both the program and the soundtrack album are sent to John Lennon at the Dakota for him to give a nod of approval. He was so impressed with the film that he refused to send the samples back to Neil Innes (who played the John character, “Ron Nasty”). http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/rutles.jpg)

1982:  US single release: `Beatles Movie Medley'/`I'm Happy Just to Dance with You'. US LP release: `Reel Music'.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/reel_music-1.jpg)

The Beatles Movie Medley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDD0ixhXA5c#)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Music)

A review of the medley:
http://thebestbeatlesblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/beatles-movie-medley.html (http://thebestbeatlesblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/beatles-movie-medley.html)

Kind of ironic that “Early Beatles” and “Reel Music” shared March 22nd release dates with the US premiere of “All You Need is Cash”.  ;D
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 22, 2012, 04:51:46 AM
March 22nd

1978: The Rutles "All You Need Is Cash," an affectionate spoof of The Beatles' career, is broadcast in the US. A copy of both the program and the soundtrack album are sent to John Lennon at the Dakota for him to give a nod of approval. He was so impressed with the film that he refused to send the samples back to Neil Innes (who played the John character, “Ron Nasty”). [url]http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html[/url] ([url]http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html[/url])

([url]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/rutles.jpg[/url])



The Rutles were first introduced on an episode of the BBC2's Rutland Weekend Television in November 1975...

Original Rutles November 1975 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQzuZqVv5LA#noexternalembed)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 23, 2012, 03:21:11 AM
March 23rd

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club. 

1963:  Live: City Hall, Newcastle
As part of the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour of the UK, The Beatles made their first live appearance at the City Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. They performed at the venue on three subsequent occasions.
The Beatles performed a standard six-song setlist on this tour: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste of Honey, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There. The group's other performances at the City Hall were on 8 June 1963, 23 November 1963 and 4 December 1965.
BeatlesBible.com


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was the first day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London, where the performance finale of A Hard Day's Night took place. In all The Beatles were at the Scala for seven working days, until 31 March when the final performance in front of an audience took place. The Scala Theatre was situated at 58 Charlotte Street in central London. It was closed and demolished in 1969 after being damaged by fire, and was later replaced by an office block and a cinema. Today the television station Channel 4 Television owns Scala House, which stands on theatre's former location.
BeatlesBible.com

1964:  John Lennon's first book, "In His Own Write," is published in London by Johnathan Cape. It is a collection of John’s stories, poems and drawings, some of which go back to his teenage years. John asked old friend and Mersey Beat editor, Bill Harry, to supply copies of the poems and stories he’d sent him since 1961, and filled the rest of the book with more recent scribblings, dashed off on the bus from one gig to the next. The “Lennon style” is one of spontaneous verbal imagery presented in a truly chaotic form. Some of the pieces reveal his obsession with subjects such as violent death, family breakdown, and the crippled. Many of the images in the book have their roots in Lennon’s personal dreams and nightmares.

John Lennon appeared on the live BBC television program "Tonight" to promote the publication of his first book, "In His Own Write." John was interviewed by Kenneth Allsop for four minutes, after a few brief extracts from the book are read by Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, and Allsop. Allsop offhandedly asks Lennon why he doesn’t use the verbal dexterity and imagination of his stories in his songs, planting a seed that will begin to come to fruition in 1965. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html)

1964: The first of three Beatles EPs was released on this day. Simply titled The Beatles, it was issued in mono by the Vee-Jay label as VJEP 1-903. The EP contained four songs: Misery, A Taste of Honey, Ask Me Why and Anna (Go To Him). Each of the songs, apart from Ask Me Why, had previously appeared on the Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles, which was released on 10 January 1964. Vee-Jay had the right to issue only a limited number of Beatles songs before Capitol Records began releasing the group's music. As such, once their popularity was established, the songs were repackaged a number of times in various formats. BeatlesBible.com
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/souvenier_ep.jpg)

1964:  US single release: Do You Want to Know a Secret

A single, Do You Want to Know a Secret, was released on this day in the USA. Its b-side was Thank You Girl. The single was issued by the small US label Vee-Jay, and had the catalogue number VJ 587.
BeatleBible.com

1964:  The BBC aired its episode of "Frankly Speaking" with the March 7th Brian Epstein interview.

1964: The Beatles received two Carl-Alan awards, presented by the Duke of Edinburgh at the Empire Rooms, Leicester Square, London. These were for   Best Dancing and Dance Music. It was announced that they had also won 5 Ivor Novello awards for 1963. A special award was made to Brian Epstein and George Martin for outstanding services to British music. 
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march-23-1964-the-beatles-and-brian-epstein-meeting-prince-philip-at-the-carl-alan-awards.jpg)

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/duke-meets-beatles (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/duke-meets-beatles)


1966:  `Rubber Soul', 16th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:  Recording, mixing: Getting Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/23/recording-mixing-getting-better/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/23/recording-mixing-getting-better/)


1967: At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles are awarded three Ivor Novello awards for 1966 (Best-selling British single, Yellow Submarine; most-performed song, Michelle; and next-most-performed song, Yesterday). None of The Beatles attend, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney provide pre-taped acceptance speeches. The winning songs are played by Joe Loss and His Orchestra, and the lead vocal for Michelle is sung by Ross MacManus, whose son will go on to become a professional musician using the name Elvis Costello.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html)


1968:  Ringo attended a private screening of “Around the World in 80 Days”, at the Coliseum Cinerama, hosted by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. After this, Ringo, Taylor and Burton go to the Dorchester Hotel for a supper party. 

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_23_1968_80_days_2.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_23_1968_80_days.jpg)

1970:  Mixing, editing: I've Got a Feeling, Dig a Pony, One After 909, I Me Mine, Across The Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/23/mixing-editing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-a-pony-one-after-909-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/23/mixing-editing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-a-pony-one-after-909-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/)

1970:  Studio 3 (control room only). 3.00-7.00pm. Paul and Tony Clark oversee the making of copy master tapes for LP `McCartney'. 

1973:  Release of Paul McCartney and Wings single: “My Love”

1973: New York judge Ira Fieldsteel rules that John Lennon must leave the United States within 60 days, but Yoko Ono is granted permanent residency. The US Immigration and Naturalization Bureau had decided that Lennon is "undesirable." While they cite his drug conviction as their chief objection to his remaining in the US, their real concern is his political activism. Lennon's visitor's visa had expired on February 29, 1972. John and Yoko issue a statement that they are "...not prepared to sleep in separate beds."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html)

1993:  Paul's concert in Paramatta, Sydney (`The New World Tour'). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 24, 2012, 03:08:40 AM
March 24

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 
The Beatles’ upcoming return to Hamburg will make this their last time here until July 14th.

1962:  Evening: Performance in a dance booked by the Heswall Jazz Club, at the Barnston Women's Institute, Wirral. 
The first of three Beatles’ bookings at this unusual venue. Lewisohn

HESWELL JAZZ CLUB. Barnston Women's Institute. Barnston Road, Heswell.
The Beatles were booked by the Heswell Jazz Club to play three dates in this village hall in 1962. On the first, Saturday 24 March, they wore their new stage suits for the first time. The grey suits were specially made by master tailor Beno Dorn in Birkenhead.  http://archive.today/syZG (http://archive.today/syZG)

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1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool (Roe/Montez tour)
A triumphant homecoming show for The Beatles, who gave a performance at the Empire Theatre. It was their first performance in the city in over a month, and came in the same week their debut album Please Please Me was released. BeatlesBible.com
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Chris Montez remembered: "I was touring England with Tommy Roe and an unknown group called the Beatles. They were booked to get the show going and they had such energy and power. They played me their album, 'Please Please Me', before it was released and I was knocked out. I couldn't stop singing 'I Saw Her Standing There'. It was such a great song. I was top of the charts and topping the bill, but when we got to Liverpool, I said, 'This is your town, you close the show, I'm not the headliner here.' They were amazed that I should say that." multiplus books


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was The Beatles' second day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London.
In a break from shooting, John Lennon gave an interview to Australian broadcaster Dibbs Mather about In His Own Write, which was published the previous day. The interview was for the BBC Transcription Service's series Dateline London, which was syndicated to various radio stations internationally. BeatlesBible.com

1965: Following three weeks of filming in the Bahamas and Austria, work on Help! continued at Twickenham Film Studios, where much of A Hard Day's Night had been shot the previous year. The Beatles worked on Help! at Twickenham for a number of days until 16 June 1965. Filming took place until 9 May, after which a great deal post-production work was carried out. During this first week, The Beatles filmed interior temple scenes, including a sequence in which John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison escape inside a sacrificial altar and swim to safety. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  The Beatles attend the première of Alfie
Each of The Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Alfie, which was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Michael Caine. Paul McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher had a minor part in the film. The première took place at the Haymarket Theatre on Great Suffolk Street, London.

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http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/alfie-premiere.html (http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/alfie-premiere.html)

(The entry on March 21st 1969 was incorrect. John and Yoko were still in Paris at this time.)
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet Salvador Dali

While on their honeymoon in Paris, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had lunch with the artist Salvador Dali.
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BeatlesBible.com

1980:  US release of The Beatles LP, The Beatles Rarities (Capitol). Songs: Love Me Do, I'm Only Sleeping, Helter Skelter, Don't Pass Me By, I Am the Walrus, Across the Universe, Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove, Misery, There's a Place, Sie Liebt Dich, And I Love Her, Help!, Penny Lane, The Inner Light, and You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). The inside of the gatefold cover has an uncropped, full-size photo used for the notorious "butcher" cover. The "rare" selections were picked because they were either alternate versions, single B-sides, stereo/mono variations, previously unreleased versions, or songs that had relatively limited distribution. Highest position in Billboard charts: #21 http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march24.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march24.html)

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 25, 2012, 04:58:00 PM
March 25th

1959:  Ringo joins Rory Storm and the Hurricanes after playing with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group (1957-1958) and the Darktown Skiffle Group. 

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1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963:  The Beatles spent the (Roe/Montez) tour’s one-day break on the 25th at a number of local locations with photographer Dezo Hoffman, with both stills and 8mm mute colour home-movie footage resulting. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 104

The Cavern Club

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Horne Brother’s Barbershop: Ringo getting the official haircut:

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It is commonly reported that these photos were taken at Sefton Park.
However, Rick Alan at The Cavern Beatles site has discovered that,
in fact, they were taken at Allerton Golf Course.
http://www.cavernbeatles.com/blog/dezo.htm (http://www.cavernbeatles.com/blog/dezo.htm)

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The Beatles cavorting and tormenting Dezo Hoffman at the Allerton Golf course:
http://youtu.be/REd9s7UNlmk (http://youtu.be/REd9s7UNlmk)


20 Forthlin Road Liverpool (McCartney residence):

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All photos © Dezo Hoffman and taken from http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.03.25%20hoffman/63.03.25hoffman1.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.03.25%20hoffman/63.03.25hoffman1.html)


1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 53rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 18th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:  Appearance on BBC-TV's `Top of the Pops' (filmed 19 March 1964). 


1966: The Beatles contributed to the flexi-disc single “Sound of the Stars” in a recording session at the photographic studio where the Robert Whitaker photo session would later take place. They were interviewed by Radio Caroline disc jockey Tom Lodge. This disc was made to promote a venture in which Brian Epstein had a stake, the pop paper “Disc and Music Echo”. Lewisohn

This 2-sided, 3 1/3rpm flexi disc was available by mail-order only from the influential UK music paper 'Disc & Music Echo' in 1966. It features a mini-interview with: The Beatles, The Hollies, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Judith Durham, Cilla Black, the Bachelors, Dusty Springfield, Spencer Davis, The Walker Brothers (Gary & John), Pete Towshend & Sandi Shaw. The disc is introduced by Radio Caroline DJ, Tom Lodge and the interviews are conducted by Penny Valentine & Cathy MacGowan. The disc was devised and produced by Beatles/NEMS press officer, Tony Barrow. It is housed within its original mailing envelope.

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http://collectorsfrenzy.com/Details.aspx?id=200591926952 (http://collectorsfrenzy.com/Details.aspx?id=200591926952)

Sound of the Stars:
Sound Of The Stars - The Beatles et al - Disc & Music Echo Flexi - Recorded March 1966 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaF4quazrZw#)

1966:  The Beatles' 'butcher' photo session
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/25/the-beatles-butcher-photo-session/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/25/the-beatles-butcher-photo-session/)

http://www.rarebeatles.com/album2/openalbm.htm (http://www.rarebeatles.com/album2/openalbm.htm)

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All images © Robert Whitaker and taken from multibooks

1969:  John and Yoko's first bed-in for peace: Amsterdam
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/25/john-and-yokos-first-bed-in-for-peace/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/25/john-and-yokos-first-bed-in-for-peace/)

1970:   Mixing: For You Blue, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/25/mixing-for-you-blue-teddy-boy-two-of-us/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/25/mixing-for-you-blue-teddy-boy-two-of-us/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 26, 2012, 03:25:45 AM
March 26th

1961:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club
This was their last performance before returning to Hamburg.
 

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  Concert at the Granada, Mansfield (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 
Just over a month after they performed at Mansfield's Granada Cinema on the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles returned for the final time, as part of the Tommy Roe and Chris Montez tour. Whereas in February the group were hoping the Please Please Me single would be a success, this time around they'd just released the album of the same name, and their fortunes looked much more positive. BeatlesBible.com

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was the last of four consecutive days spent filming at the Scala Theatre in London. After this date The Beatles enjoyed an Easter break before returning to the Scala on 31 March. In between, John and Cynthia Lennon went with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. Ringo Starr spent the weekend at Woburn Abbey as the guest of Lord Rudolph Russell, and Paul McCartney remained in London. BeatlesBible.com
 “The fans could be a nightmare,” admits Denis O’Dell. “I realised we weren’t going to be allowed the freedom of the streets for the way we wanted to shoot… For the Scala Theatre sequence, I needed young people and that was a problem, because that’s who The Beatles’ followers were – schoolkids – and at that time the extras from the Film Artists Association were all fairly old. So what I did was agree to pay for some young people from the drama schools, put together about 80 or 90 and paid them, and surreptitiously let in all the rest. I got hauled over the coals for it but it was important to do the right thing for the picture.”
     Among their number on March 31, 1964, was a 13-year-old boy with stage school connections called Phil Collins. “I don’t even remember knowing it was going to be The Beatles,” he says. “I just remember there was a call for a film that was being shot at the Scala Theatre in Charlotte Street, and could they send 50 kids down? And I was one of them. And other schools sent kids down, so there was about two hundred of us there.
    “We were all ushered into the theatre and told where to sit, and we sat nattering amongst ourselves. Suddenly four guys came out on stage and started to play She Loves You, Tell Me Why, If I Fell... We couldn’t believe it. Everyone was screaming. Sometimes, when they were filming us, they sent four extras out dressed the same, which was a bit of a bummer as we had to pretend. But a lot of the time it *was* them. No one was *told* to scream during the filming – they just knew that it would happen. Very spontaneous, totally genuine. We were there all day – we got £15 for the day’s filming, which was standard – and then we went home.
    “I saw the film about twenty times when it came out. I fell in love with Pattie Boyd… along with George. I fell in love with her, and got to know her later, along with Eric.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/26/filming-a-hard-days-night-19/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/26/filming-a-hard-days-night-19/)


Beatles Concert 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqZTldfFX_o#)

1966:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles continued filming Help! at Twickenham Film Studio.
Also on this day, NEMS Enterprises announced that the soundtrack to Eight Arms To Hold You, as the film was then called, would follow the format of the US edition of A Hard Day's Night, whereby The Beatles' original recordings would be presented alongside additional instrumental music. The plan was later abandoned after the group recorded a range of new songs in May and June 1965. However, Capitol Records in North America did release a version of Help! containing mixture of original and intrumental tracks, the latter composed by Ken Thorne and performed by the George Martin Orchestra. BeatlesBible.com


1966:  `Nowhere Man' number 3, 1st week (Billboard). 

1967:  Vic Lewis concludes negotiations for NEMS Enterprises to present the Monkees in concert in Britain. 

1968:  Paul McCartney leaves Rishikesh
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/03/26/paul-mccartney-leaves-rishikesh/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/03/26/paul-mccartney-leaves-rishikesh/)

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0326.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0326.beatles.html)

Paul McCartney & Jane Asher Interview [26th March '1968] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZnJMsNpJsU#)

http://sixties-jane.piczo.com/?g=16854963&cr=4 (http://sixties-jane.piczo.com/?g=16854963&cr=4)

1969: Mixing: Get Back

Two months after the Let It Be sessions ended, EMI was keen to release a new Beatles single from the recordings. Get Back was chosen, and was mixed in mono on this day. The four mono mixes were done by balance engineer Jeff Jarratt, after which acetate discs were cut ready for the single's pressing. However, it was remixed at Paul McCartney's insistence on 7 April 1969, meaning this day's work was left unused. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  John and Yoko hold the second day of their Amsterdam "Bed-In For Peace." They give a television interview with Robbie Dale for Jam TROS TV. They also record some of the material that is eventually released as Amsterdam, one side of their third LP, The Wedding Album.

1986: Dezo Hoffman, the photographer who brought us so many wonderful images of The Beatles, died on this date. His date of birth has been given as 1918 but it is unconfirmed.

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Beatles Dezo Hoffmann Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwg1pFhjpwY#)

Part 2:
Beatles Dezo Hoffmann Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgS2L1YBVaY#)

http://www.silverkgallery.com.au/The%20Beatles/thebeatles.htm (http://www.silverkgallery.com.au/The%20Beatles/thebeatles.htm)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 27, 2012, 04:17:51 AM
March 27th

1961:   Some sources site this as the day that The Beatles left for their second trip to Hamburg.

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  `Please Please Me' LP number 9, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Concert at the ABC, Northampton (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). 

Autograph from this date:
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1964: The Beatles take an Easter break in the filming for their first movie, "A Hard Day's Night." John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George Harrison and his new girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, spend the weekend at the remote Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. To avoid the scandal-seeking British press, Cynthia and Pattie are forced to escape the castle in baskets of dirty laundry. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney remains in London, while Ringo Starr relaxes at the country house Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. Filming resumed on “A Hard Day’s Night” on March 31. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html)

1964:  The British Invasion makes it around the globe as The Beatles occupy the top six spots in the Australian pop chart. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html)

1964:   US single release: “Why (Can't You Love Me Again)”/”Cry for a Shadow”
 
1968:  `Lady Madonna' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1969:  In London, Ringo confirms they will not play before an audience again. 

1969:  Day 3 of John and Yoko's "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." The Lennons are given a white bicycle and the Resistentie Orchestra pays a visit and plays some music with John. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html)

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1970:   Mixing: Dig It
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/27/mixing-dig-it/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/27/mixing-dig-it/)

1970:  UK release of Ringo’s LP “Sentimental Journey”.

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1978: US release of Paul McCartney’s LP “London Town”.
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1979:  Wedding: Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton
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http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pattie-boyd-and-eric-clapton-are-married (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pattie-boyd-and-eric-clapton-are-married)

1987:  Footwear manufacturer, Nike, begins running US TV ads using The Beatles’ song Revolution as the soundtrack. Fans are outraged by this use of Lennon’s political anthem, although the ad campaign is sanctioned by Yoko Ono. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 27, 2012, 04:22:44 AM
March 27th

1979:  Wedding: Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton
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Eric Clapton - Layla HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnOj8qtIN_c#ws)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 27, 2012, 04:45:06 AM
Layla - Derek and the Dominos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th3ycKQV_4k#)


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Nice song that Layla, Eric
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 27, 2012, 05:02:27 AM

Nice song that Layla, Eric

George was very magnanimous about the whole situation.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 28, 2012, 04:31:43 AM
March 28th

1962:  Lunchtime and evening performances at the Cavern Club.

1963:  Live: ABC Cinema, Exeter
The Beatles' first trip to Exeter in Devon, England, was the 18th concert on their 1963 tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. BeatleBible.com

1963: The Beatles’ radio performance for the BBC’s “On the Scene”, recorded on March 21st, was broadcast today.

1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 17th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 2, 11th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 1, 2nd and last week; 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 4, 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 26, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 50, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 3, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Roll Over Beethoven' number 75, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `We Love You Beatles', by the Carefrees, number 57, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `A Letter To The Beatles', by the Four Preps, number 86, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 27, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Do You Want To Know A Secret' number 78, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `All My Loving' number 71, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

Four Preps - A Letter To The Beatles (1964) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxXPkFemYUc#)

Brian was not amused:

Letter To The Beatles is a song by The Four Preps. It was released on March 9, 1964 by Capitol Records. The song is about a boy who lost his girlfriend to the Beatles. On its first day, it went to number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it seemed the song would be a hit. However, the song was pulled from shelves a few days after it was released per The Beatles. The Beatles management, primarily Brian Epstein, requested the song be removed stating it labeled The Beatles as "blatantly commercial". The song is still not sold in stores as a single, but it is included in a CD by the Four Preps.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Letter_to_The_Beatles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Letter_to_The_Beatles)


1964:  Wax likenesses of The Beatles are put on display in London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Beatles are the first pop stars to be displayed at the museum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_in_music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_in_music)
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I am presenting this as a public service only. I find the whole wax figure thing to be creepy. Going to Madame Tussauds when I was five scarred me for life.  ;D

1965:  The Beatles' final Thank Your Lucky Stars appearance
The Beatles had first appeared on the ABC TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars on 13 January 1963. On this day, however, they made their final performance. They mimed to recordings of three songs before a studio audience: Eight Days A Week, Yes It Is and Ticket To Ride. They were also interviewed by presenter Brian Matthew, and the show was broadcast between 5.50pm and 6.35pm on 3 April 1965. Filming took place at Alpha Television Studios in Aston, Birmingham. Thank Your Lucky Stars was past its popularity peak by March 1965, and by the time it ended on 25 June 1966 it was no longer shown in all ITV regions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/28/television-thank-your-lucky-stars-8/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/28/television-thank-your-lucky-stars-8/)

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1967:  Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/28/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/28/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/)

1970:  `Let It Be' single, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 12th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 6th and last week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1994: The movie “Backbeat” premiered today and the soundtrack LP was also released. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backbeat_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backbeat_(film))

Backbeat Trailer 1994 - The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrLGwxh47pM#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 29, 2012, 01:13:56 AM
March 29th

1962:  Performance at the Odd Spot Club, Bold St., Liverpool
The Beatles’ first appearance at this city-centre night club which had opened on 9 December 1961. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 68

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Photographer Alan Swerdlow got some wonderful shots on this night:

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Many more here:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.29%20odd%20spot/62.03.29oddspot.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.29%20odd%20spot/62.03.29oddspot.html)


The club as it appeared more recently:

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http://www.harveystevens.com/BEATLESGIGS57-61.html (http://www.harveystevens.com/BEATLESGIGS57-61.html)


1963:  Performance at the Odeon, Lewisham (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). Two shows. 

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multiplus books

1965: The first day of the second week of studio shooting at Twickenham. Sequences such as the long laboratory scene with Professor Foot and Algernon, and the interior railway station scene were filmed during this week. Lewisohn, page 186

Lab scene @4:12:
The Beatles - Help Movie (Part 3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8o1APxKIXw#)

http://youtu.be/r-a3qIWLODo (http://youtu.be/r-a3qIWLODo)


1967:   Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!, With A Little Help From My Friends

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/29/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/29/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/)

1969:   `Yellow Submarine' LP, 11th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969:  Day 5 of John and Yoko’s "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." John sings Don't Let Me Down for Dutch radio, and Donald Zec of The Mirror talks with Lennon. The Modern Jazz Quartet are amongst the day's visitors. In the evening, John watches his interview with Robbie Dale (from March 26) and he sees Dutch group, The Buffoons, and wants to meet them.


1970:  Ringo’s second appearance in four months on a David Frost show for London Weekend Television-this time Frost on Sunday, the last edition in the present series. On the former occasion (16 December 1969) he had been plugging The Magic Christian; this time the object of promotion was Sentimental Journey, and the programme included a screening of the promotional clip filmed on 15 March at the Talk of the Town. The show was transmitted live this Easter Sunday night from LWT’s Wembley facility, 10.25-11.25. Lewisohn, page 348

Ringo Starr on the David Frost Show 1970 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWi7opnZozo#)

Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50bJ8yMJPII#)

1982:  UK LP release: `Reel Music'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on March 30, 2012, 02:17:50 AM
March 30th

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

1963:  Concert at Guildhall, The Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Roe/Montez tour)

1964:  The BBC radio program, “From Us to You”, recorded February 28th, was broadcast today. Songs performed included “From Us to You”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, "Till There Was You”, "I Wanna Be Your Man”, "Please Mr. Postman”, “All My Loving”, “This Boy”, "Can’t Buy Me Love”.

[Speech], Roll Over Beethoven // Live At The BBC // Disc 2 // Tracks 5 & 6 (MONO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km2NGP46emU#)

[Speech], Till There Was You // Live At The BBC // Disc 1 // Tracks 33 & 34 (MONO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsiWep56jQ0#)

I Wanna Be Your Man // Live At The BBC // Disc 2 // Track 4 (MONO) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3op2owM9s#)

(The “Have a Banana” speech that precedes this on “Live From the BBC” was recorded July 16, 1964.)

1964:  BBC television’s current affairs program “Panorama” featured a profile of Brian, introduced by Richard Dimbledy. Most of his artists, including The Beatles, paid tribute to him.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8570000/8570447.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8570000/8570447.stm)

1965:  Recording: That Means a Lot
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/30/recording-that-means-a-lot-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/30/recording-that-means-a-lot-2/)

1965:  Opening of the nightclub Scotch of St James, at 13 Masons Yard, London.
The Scotch of St James club was a popular meeting place for rock musicians during the mid 1960s [1] situated at 13 Masons Yard, Westminster, London SW1.[2][3] Paul McCartney frequently visited it, as well Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon, Ronnie Wood and bands like The Moody Blues and The Spencer Davis Group.[4]The club was where a then unknown Jimi Hendrix played his first gig in England on 24 September 1966, when he joined the house band for some blues standards.[5] On 19 October 1966 the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first UK gig as a private showcase at Scotch of St James.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_of_St_James (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_of_St_James)

1966:  `Rubber Soul', 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:  Cover shoot for Sgt Pepper
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/cover-shoot-for-sgt-pepper/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/cover-shoot-for-sgt-pepper/)

1967:  Recording: With a Little Help From My Friends
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/recording-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/recording-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/)

1968:  “Lady Madonna” hit number 1 in Britain. Meanwhile, the promo film for it was shown on the American TV show “Hollywood Palace Show”.

1969:  Day 6 of John and Yoko’s "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." As requested by John, The Buffoons visit the Lennons at the Hilton.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march30.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march30.html)

The Buffoons:
The Buffoons - Tomorrow Is Another Day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W9-1j8aFc0#)
http://www.alexgitlin.com/buffoon.htm (http://www.alexgitlin.com/buffoon.htm)

1970:  Mixing: For You Blue
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/30/mixing-for-you-blue/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/30/mixing-for-you-blue/)

1982:  US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound. 

1990:  The former Trident recording studio at 17 St Annes Court, London, closed on this date. 

In mid 1968 Trident Studios were among the first in the UK to use Dolby noise reduction, and employ an eight-track reel to reel recording deck.
While Abbey Road still only used four-track, Trident's Ampex eight-track machine drew The Beatles on 31 July 1968 to record "Hey Jude." (Abbey Road had taken delivery of a 3M eight-track machine earlier in the year but declared it not yet suitable for use.) The White Album tracks "Dear Prudence", "Honey Pie", "Savoy Truffle" and "Martha My Dear" were also recorded there. On 22 February 1969, The Beatles first recorded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" for the album Abbey Road. John Lennon and Yoko Ono later returned with The Plastic Ono Band to record "Cold Turkey" featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trident_Studios (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trident_Studios)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 30, 2012, 03:28:20 AM
March 30th

1982:  US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound. 



A Dutch act, they were originally called Stars On 45 and later on, Stars On in the Unted States and Starsound in the UK and Ireland.


Their Beatles Medley appeared this way on their single released in 1981...

Stars On 45 - Beatles Medley ( HQ 1080p HD Upscale ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy6wEV0w-i8#noexternalembed)



and like this later that year on an LP...

The Beatles Medley - Stars on 45 Drive My Car, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby, Get Back, While My Guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVpcGDJxDEc#ws)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on March 30, 2012, 03:39:27 AM
I've heard radio stations play an edited version of the LP track of just Beatles songs.


Here they are in concert in 1983...

STARS on 45 (Beatles Medley) - [5of9] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6mxMjs1iNo#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 01, 2012, 01:12:42 AM
March 31st

1962:  Performance at Subscription Rooms, George St., Stroud, Glos
This was The Beatles’ first southern performance under Brian Epstein. They did have a poorly promoted and attended engagement three months earlier in the south, under Sam Leach. The tickets for this performance carry this request from the Council: “No Teddy Boys and Ladies please do not wear stiletto heels.” Lewisohn
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_31_1962-Stround-poster-201x300.jpg)

1963: Performance at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester. This marked the end of the Roe/Montez tour.

1964:  By this date “Meet the Beatles”, the US album released on January 20th, sold 3,650,000 copies. On the Canadian charts, Beatles records were in 9 of the 10 #1 positions. In Australia, The Beatles hold the top six slots on the singles chart: #1 I Saw Her Standing There, #2 Love Me Do, #3 Roll Over Beethoven, #4 All My Loving, #5 She Loves You, and #6 I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London's Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day's Night film. The performance took place in front of 350 fans, each of whom was paid a standard union fee for their appearance. Among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor, but later to find fame with Genesis and as a solo artist. In the film The Beatles are shown miming to four songs: Tell Me Why, If I Fell, I Should Have Known Better and She Loves You. They also filmed others, including And I Love Her and You Can't Do That, but these were unused in the final cut. The clip of the group miming to You Can't Do That was given by United Artists to The Ed Sullivan Show, which broadcast it exclusively on 24 May.BeatlesBible.com


So just where is Phil? Well, you won’t find him here…
The Beatles (8/9): A hard day's night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wktx_bJ4jU#)

…but you might find him here, somewhere between :09 and :15, down the row from Striped Sweater Girl as I came to call her during my many attempts at seeing him. Yes, Phil’s scene was sadly deleted from the final product but I don’t think anyone would have noticed him even if it had made the cut.
http://youtu.be/XztpP9fULVY (http://youtu.be/XztpP9fULVY)

But wait! There’s 13 year old Phil, made visible for us. And if he had stuck with acting we might have never known he was there.
http://www.videodetective.com/movies/the-making-of-a-hard-days-night/5394 (http://www.videodetective.com/movies/the-making-of-a-hard-days-night/5394)

Why is Ringo the only one who looks happy?
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_31_1964_scala_theater.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_31_1964_scala_theater_2.jpg)


1964:  Radio: Saturday Club
Following their day's filming at the Scala Theatre in London, The Beatles recorded a session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club at the Playhouse Theatre. The group hadn't given a concert during the whole of March 1964, the first time they had taken such a break from live performances in at least four years. As such, this appearance managed to sound fresh and spontaneous, in contrast to many of the routine appearances they had made for the BBC in recent months. They performed seven songs, four of which were yet to appear on a Beatles release: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, I Call Your Name, I Got A Woman, You Can't Do That, Can't Buy Me Love, Sure To Fall (In Love With You) and Long Tall Sally. The session took place from 7-10.30pm, including rehearsal time. During breaks in recording, John Lennon gave two interviews to the BBC Home Service radio network. Also present was Melody Maker journalist Ray Coleman. The edition of Saturday Club was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 4 April 1964. None of the songs were included on the 1994 collection Live At The BBC.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/31/radio-saturday-club-8/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/31/radio-saturday-club-8/)

One of the BBC interviews was conducted by Brian Matthew for an edition of the program "A Slice Of Life" during which John talked about his writing and the new book "In His Own Write". http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob03.html (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob03.html)

http://youtu.be/myiti9XPT_w (http://youtu.be/myiti9XPT_w)

http://youtu.be/r-a3qIWLODo (http://youtu.be/r-a3qIWLODo)


1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles spent the last day of March 1965 at Twickenham Film Studios working on scenes for Help! - or Eight Arms To Hold You, which the production was still known as at this stage. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Brian Epstein and Tatsuji Nagashima made arrangements on this date for The Beatles’ Tokyo concerts. The first of these concerts was originally set to take place on June 28th of this year but The Beatles’ arrival was delayed due to a hurricane. Their five concerts took place between June 30th and July 5th. http://www.thebeatles.com/#/article/The_Beatles_concerts_in_Japan (http://www.thebeatles.com/#/article/The_Beatles_concerts_in_Japan)

Brian and Tatsuji are shown here, at the Tokyo Hilton, during the tour:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/march_31_epstein_tats.jpg)
http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/japanese-concert-promoter-tatsuji-tats-nagashima-talks-to-news-photo/82201930 (http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/japanese-concert-promoter-tatsuji-tats-nagashima-talks-to-news-photo/82201930)


1967:  Recording, mixing: With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/31/recording-mixing-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/31/recording-mixing-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/)

1969:  George and Pattie Harrison are fined for drugs possession
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/george-pattie-harrison-fined-drugs-possession/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/george-pattie-harrison-fined-drugs-possession/)

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono's lightning trip to Vienna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/john-lennon-and-yoko-onos-lightning-trip-to-vienna/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/john-lennon-and-yoko-onos-lightning-trip-to-vienna/)

1972:  The Beatles Fan Club in England is officially terminated. Freda Norris (nee Kelly), who had run the club for 11 years, commented, “Around 1965, the membership was 80,000...the membership now is down to 11,000.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march31.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march31.html)

1974:  Recordings were made which would comprise the bootleg recording “A Toot and a Snore in ’74”.

"This recording is the last performance by Paul & John in a studio. It happened on Sunday March 31, 1974. Although the performance is very poor, this recording is an historical moment to share.
On that day of March, John held a night music jam session at his beach house in L.A. Those in attendance included Paul McCartney (vocals, drums), Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Harry Nilsson (vocals), Stevie Wonder (electric piano) & Bobby Keys (sax). John played vocals and drums. Mal Evans and May Pang also attended the session.

A few days sooner, on Thursday March 28, Paul & Linda had dropped at Burbank Studios, California, where John Lennon started to produce the Harry Nilsson album "girl private Cats". Paul & Linda intended to watch the recording, and Paul finally joined in a jam session with John and other musicians on the track "Midnight Special", joining John for the first time in a musical environment since the split of The Beatles." http://www.maccafan.net/Bootlegs/ATootAndASnore/toot.htm (http://www.maccafan.net/Bootlegs/ATootAndASnore/toot.htm)

A Toot & A Snore in '74 - "Lucille" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4dQprvk5RY#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 01, 2012, 07:12:55 AM
April 1st

1961:  Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany

A twice-extended contract led to the Beatles staying 13 weeks at the Top Ten Club, playing a staggering total of 503 hours on stage over 92 nights. 

It was little wonder then that, just as the Beatles found with their first German trip, their stamina and musical versatility improved dramatically as the visit wore on. When they returned to Liverpool in July they were simply untouchable. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 42

The club was owned by Peter Eckhorn, who paid each of The Beatles 35DM (£3) per day. They were required to play from 7pm until 2am each weekday, and until 3am on weekends, with a 15-minute break in each hour.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/04/01/live-top-ten-club-hamburg/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/04/01/live-top-ten-club-hamburg/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_1_top_ten_club.jpg)

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963:  Radio: Side by Side
The Beatles recorded two shows for the radio series Side By Side, to be broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service. The shows were taped at the BBC's Piccadilly Studios in London, and the presenter was John Dunn. The format of the show was that each week the house band, The Karl Denver Trio, invited a guest act to perform. Both acts normally performed the theme tune together. For the first show The Beatles additionally sang I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Baby It's You, Please Please, Me, From Me To You and Misery. For the second show their songs were: From Me To You, Long Tall Sally, A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Thank You Girl and Boys. Including the rehearsals, the radio sessions took place from 2.30-5.30pm and 6.30-10.30pm. The first show was broadcast from 5pm on 22 April 1963, and the second one at the same time on 13 May.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/01/radio-side-by-side/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/01/radio-side-by-side/)

Side-by-Side Theme (http://youtu.be/OzTNvLyPwp8)

1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
More filming at the Scala Theatre.

Backstage at the Scala:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_1_1964_backstage_scala-1.jpg)

1964:  Alfred Lennon made contact with John for the first time in 17 years:

When The Beatles were filming a scene for A Hard Day's Night in the Scala Theatre in Soho in April 1964, Alf walked into Brian Epstein's NEMS office in Argyle Street with a journalist. "I'm John Lennon's father", he explained to the receptionist. When Epstein was informed, he "went into a panic", and immediately sent a car to bring John to NEMS office.[34] Alf was shabbily dressed, with his unkempt, thinning grey hair greased back. He stuck out his hand, but John did not take it, saying "What do you want?". Alf placated John somewhat by saying, "You can't turn your back on your family, no matter what they've done." Their conversation did not last long, as John soon ordered Alf and the journalist out of the NEMS office.[35] The Beatles' personal stories were kept out of the newspapers — by agreement with journalists who were offered exclusive stories in return — but one day John opened a copy of the Daily Express and saw a photo of his father.[36]

Alfred Lennon died on this date in 1976.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon)


1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 54th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 19th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965:  Brian Epstein takes over the Saville Theatre, London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/01/brian-epstein-takes-over-saville-theatre-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/01/brian-epstein-takes-over-saville-theatre-london/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_1_brian_saville.jpg)

Taken during the Fats Domino performances, March 27 - April 1, 1967:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_1_saville_bee_gees_fats_domino.jpg)

1966:  Filming for Help! continued at Twickenham Studios.

1967:  Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/01/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/01/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise/)

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono return to London:
John & Yoko Return to London (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CNc49x6lRU#)

Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviewed on Today
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/01/john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-television-today/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/01/john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-television-today/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_1_1969_eamonn_bed_show-1.jpg)

1969: Filming for The Magic Christian at London’s Theatre Royal:

Hamlet - The Magic Christian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bXAj_-LAK4#)

1970:  Recording: Across the Universe, The Long And Winding Road, I Me Mine
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/01/recording-across-the-universe-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/01/recording-across-the-universe-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine/)

1970:  The London Arts Gallery is on trial for exhibiting 'indecent' John Lennon lithographs. The defense lawyers compare John Lennon's work with that of Pablo Picasso.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april1.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april1.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 02, 2012, 04:05:44 AM
April 2nd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany. 

Information about the club and pictures:
http://www.hillmanweb.com/BEATLES/topten.html (http://www.hillmanweb.com/BEATLES/topten.html)

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Pavilion Theater, Lodge Lane, Liverpool
The Pavilion date was an unusual booking, the Beatles sharing the bill with the Royal Waterford Showband, especially flown in from Ireland for the occasion. The evening was promoted by local variety agent Jim Gretty and it marked the Beatles’ only appearance at the “Pivvy”, long established as Liverpool’s foremost striptease theatre, although the Quarry Men did play here in late-1950’s skiffle contests. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

The term "Irish showband" generally refers to a particular type of musical act popular in Ireland in the 1950's and 1960's. Irish Showbands like the Clipper Carlton, the Dixies, the Royal, and hundreds more traveled the length and breadth of Ireland playing to packed houses every night.
http://www.irish-showbands.com/ (http://www.irish-showbands.com/)

Royal Showband Waterford - Hucklebuck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cBMwzMlloI#)

1963: Live: Azena Ballroom, Sheffield
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/02/live-azena-ballroom-sheffield/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/02/live-azena-ballroom-sheffield/)

More information and recollections from concertgoers
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/07/beatles-at-azena-sheffield.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/07/beatles-at-azena-sheffield.html)


1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" number 1 in Britain. 

1964:  On Thursday the Beatles filmed the press party sequence, written by Alun Owen as an approximate re-creation of a reception the Beatles had attended at the British Embassy in Washington, DC (after their 11 February concert at the Coliseum), in which they had grown irritated by the condescending and rude line of questioning and had then walked out after someone, without warning, produced a pair of scissors and cut off a lock of Ringo’s hair. Lewisohn, page 153

Press Party Sequence (http://youtu.be/UavXw9tvd3Y)


1965:  Mixing: You're Going to Lose That Girl

While The Beatles were filming at Twickenham Film Studios, a new stereo mix of You're Going to Lose That Girl was created at EMI Studios in London in an hour-long session. This was the second stereo version of the song to be made, following two previous mixes on 23 February 1965. Today's version was unused, and the second attempt from 23 February was released on the album.

1970: Mixing, editing: The Long and Winding Road, I Me Mine, Across the Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/02/mixing-editing-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/02/mixing-editing-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/)

1970:  In an interview for the Evening Standard, Paul spoke about the state of the Beatles’ relationship. He said his first solo LP was delayed because they don't want it to be released simultaneously with `Let It Be'. 

1973:  US LP release: `The Beatles 1962-1966'. US LP release: `The Beatles 1967-1970'.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/58.jpg)(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/59.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 03, 2012, 05:55:41 AM
April 3rd

1960:  Elvis Presley records `It's Now or Never' 

The Beatles took a crack at it in ’68 on David Frost’s show:
The Beatles David Frost Show 1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_8eJpyGBpk#)
 ;D

That first little musical interlude is "By George! It's the David Frost Theme" by George Martin.

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

Pictures by Jürgen Vollmer:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/01%20Jergen%20Vollmer1/01vollmer.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/01%20Jergen%20Vollmer1/01vollmer.html)


1963:   `Please Please Me' LP, 2nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `How Do You Do It?', with Gerry and the Pacemakers, number 1, 1st week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Radio: Easy Beat
The Beatles recorded three songs for the BBC radio show Easy Beat at the Playhouse Theatre, London on this day. It was their first appearance on the programme. The recording was in front of a studio audience. The Beatles performed Please Please Me, Misery and their forthcoming third single From Me To You. John Lennon and Paul McCartney also took part in a record review with fellow guests Laura Lee and Clare O'Rourke, casting judgement on new releases by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls and former tour partner Tommy Roe. The panellists were paid an extra fee of £1 1 shilling for taking part. The group arrived at the Playhouse Theatre at 5.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was recorded from 8.30 to 9.45pm. It was first broadcast from 10.30am on Sunday 7 April on the BBC Light Programme service. BeatlesBible.com
http://youtu.be/j5Sg9K2B4Io (http://youtu.be/j5Sg9K2B4Io)

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
After spending seven days filming at London's Scala Theatre, The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios. The group filmed a cinema trailer for A Hard Day's Night on this day, which included John Lennon and George Harrison sitting in a baby pram, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in another. In between the two prams a sign stated: "You may telephone from here". In a bizarre sequence, Lennon wrote messages on a typewriter, McCartney spoke into a microphone, and Harrison mumbled. Starr twice answered a telephone, handing it to Lennon and stating "It's For You, John", to which Lennon replied: "Don't be soft".

A Hard Day's Night - Original European Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmDgYQtEIaQ#)

While at the studios, The Beatles gave an interview to the Tyne Tees Television show Star Parade, which was shown in the north east of England. Viewers had been invited to put questions to The Beatles, each of whom were filmed giving their answers straight into the camera.The production company later filmed the girls asking their questions into the camera, and the footage was edited together. The mock interview was broadcast from 10.10pm on Thursday 9 April 1964.
The Beatles' interview with fans [1964] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbbOpOpulwM#)

1965: The Beatles took a break from filming 'Help!' to record their final appearance on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' for ABC Televison on Birmingham. They mimed to 'Eight Days a Week', 'Yes It Is' and 'Ticket to Ride'. The show was broadcast on 3 April 1965 and though at least one still picture is around, the film is thought to be lost. http://www.tvtalkin.com/fab4tv/1965.htm (http://www.tvtalkin.com/fab4tv/1965.htm)
Filmed March 28th.

It was a gradual move away from the suits:
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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/April_3_1965_tyls_2.jpg)
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1966:  The Beatles appeared on the cover of Ciao Amici, a weekly Italian magazine.

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1967:  Paul McCartney flies to Los Angeles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/paul-mccartney-flies-to-los-angeles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/paul-mccartney-flies-to-los-angeles/)

WITH SGT. PEPPER FINISHED, PAUL DECIDED TOPAY A SURPRISE VISIT to Jane on her twenty-first birthday on 5 April. She was touring the USA with the Bristol Old Vic playing Romeo and Juliet. On 3 April 1967, two Air France officials arrived at Cavendish Avenue to pick up Paul and Mal Evans, and not long afterwards they touched down at Orly Airport, Paris. From there they took a direct flight to Los Angeles. Paul had intended to bring a copy of the photograph for the sleeve of Sgt. Pepper to show Jane but he forgot. He also forgot to check if his American visa was still valid so it took a half-hour to get him through immigration in Los Angeles. Travelling in style, they hired Frank Sinatra's private Lear jet to fly to San Francisco, which was experiencing its first snow in forty-two years. Here they showed up unannounced at the Fillmore Auditorium, where the Jefferson Airplane happened to be rehearsing. Paul accompanied Marty Balin and Jack Casady to the apartment on Oak Street they shared with their road manager Bill Thompson. Paul played them the acetate of Sgt. Pepper he was bringing for Jane and told them about a wonderful new guitarist called Jimi Hendrix. They attempted a jam session, but Paul, being left-handed, found it hard to play Casady's bass upside down. The members of the Airplane toked up on DMT mixed with pot, which Paul decided to forgo. Jack Casady drove them back to their hotel and next day Paul and Mal flew on to Denver.
http://www.wingspan.ru/bookseng/myfn/bmiles09.html (http://www.wingspan.ru/bookseng/myfn/bmiles09.html)

1967:  Recording, mixing: Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you-2/)

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on The Eamonn Andrews Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/03/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-eamonn-andrews-show/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/03/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-eamonn-andrews-show/)

1970:  UK LP release: Ringo’s “Sentimental Journey” 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 03, 2012, 05:30:39 PM
April 4th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

1963:  Live: Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School, Buckingham
One of The Beatles' more unusual live engagements, certainly for 1963: a performance at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. Stowe School was a prestigious all-boys public school. The event came about after one of the pupils, David Moores from Liverpool, contacted Brian Epstein to see if The Beatles would consider performing. Epstein was impressed enough with Moores' approach that he agreed to the booking. The performance in the school's Roxburgh Hall was unusual for another reason: the boys sat in neat rows watching the performance, without a single scream to be heard. Dezo Hoffman, a photographer who often accompanied The Beatles in 1963, captured the event on film. A recording of The Beatles in conversation backstage after the performance was auctioned in Japan in 1997. BeatlesBible.com

The sedate audience still wanted autographs:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_4_1963_stowe.jpg)

There was still some fooling around for Dezo Hoffman's camera and the smiling faces in the mirror show that it was well received.

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More pictures:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.04%20roxburgh/63.04.04roxburgh.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.04%20roxburgh/63.04.04roxburgh.html)




1963:  Billy J. Kramer records `I'll Be On My Way' at EMI Studios. 
http://youtu.be/ulor0uSkBCA (http://youtu.be/ulor0uSkBCA)


1963:  Radio: Side By Side
The Beatles had recorded two sessions for the BBC radio show Side By Side just three days earlier, but such was the demand for more music from them that they recorded a third on this day. The recording took place at the BBC's Paris Studio in London, between 11am and 2pm. The group performed Too Much Monkey Business, Love Me Do, Boys, I'll Be On My Way and From Me To You. The recording of I'll Be On My Way is the only one by The Beatles known to exist. It was written by Lennon-McCartney for Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, another act managed by Brian Epstein. The group recorded it at Abbey Road on 14 March as the b-side to their cover of The Beatles' Do You Want To Know A Secret. This episode of Side By Side was broadcast from 5pm on Monday 24 June 1963 on the BBC Light Programme. I'll Be On My Way, meanwhile, was released in 1994 on the Live At The BBC collection. BeatlesBible.com
“I’ll Be On My Way” is of particular interest for it was the only studio-environment recording and known public performance of a Lennon-McCartney song given exclusively to Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas for record release…” Lewisohn, page 105

The Beatles - I'll Be On My Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtJ_6clFUxw#)

1964:  The Beatles occupy the Billboard Hot 100 top five

In an achievement unlikely to ever be equaled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all they had 12 places on the US chart.

The chart placings were as follows, with the respective record labels in brackets:
 •1: Can't Buy Me Love (Capitol)
 •2: Twist And Shout (Tollie)
 •3: She Loves You (Swan)
 •4: I Want To Hold Your Hand (Capitol)
 •5: Please Please Me (Vee Jay)
 •31: Saw Her Standing There (Capitol)
 •41: From Me To You (Vee Jay)
 •46: Do You Want To Know A Secret (Vee Jay)
 •58: All My Loving (Capitol)
 •65: You Can't Do That (Capitol)
 •68: Roll Over Beethoven (Capitol)
 •79: Thank You Girl (Vee Jay)
 
There were also two Beatles tribute records on the list: We Love You Beatles by The Carefrees at 42, and A Letter to the Beatles by The Four Preps at 85.
 
The following week two more Beatles singles entered the chart: There's A Place (at 74) and Love Me Do (81).
BeatlesBible.com

How the Fab Four High-Fived the Hot 100 (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/04/02/april-4-1964-beatles-set-chart-record-with-top-five-singles/7178941/)

1964:  Billboard reports: "Just about everyone is tired of The Beatles. Disc jockeys are tired of playing the hit group, the writers of trade and consumer publications are tired of writing about them, and the manufacturers of products other than The Beatles records are tired of hearing about them. Everyone's tired of The Beatles... except the listening and buying public."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april4.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april4.html)

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

1965:  The first two days of this week were spent shooting the interior dining-area and kitchen sections of the “Rajahama” restaurant sequence, all on a set built at Twickenham. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 187


1967:  Paul McCartney flies to San Francisco
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/04/paul-mccartney-flies-to-san-francisco/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/04/paul-mccartney-flies-to-san-francisco/)

1967:  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 laughter for `Within You Without You'. 

Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/within-you-without-you/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/within-you-without-you/)

1970:   `Let It Be' single, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 13th week in the ranking (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 05, 2012, 05:45:18 PM
April 5th

1946:  Jane Asher was born on this date in London. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1946/04/05/jane-asher-born/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1946/04/05/jane-asher-born/)

1958
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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Night performance at the Cavern
A special appearance, presented by the Beatles’ fan club. For old times sake, the group played first in their black leather outfits then changed into their new Beno Dorn suits and ties for the second-half. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/cavern_april_5_1962.jpg)

More photos and memorabilia:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.05%20cavern/62.04.05cavern.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.05%20cavern/62.04.05cavern.html)


1963:  EMI Studios
Swimming Baths, High Rd Leyton, Leyton, London

Earlier in the evening, prior to the date at Leyton Baths, the Beatles gave a private live performance for record company executives at EMI House in central London, during a presentation ceremony to celebrate the award of their first silver disc, for the single Please, Please Me. Lewisohn, page 106

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While in London, The Beatles also made their first visit to the Mayfair offices of their accounting firm, Bryce Hanmer, Isherwood & Company. Upon their arrival at Sloane Square in London, they signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.

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(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_5_1963_sloane_square_4.jpg)
multiplus books

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles filmed the opening sequence for A Hard Day's Night on this day at London's Marylebone Station. The station was closed to the public on Sundays, allowing The Beatles to film the necessary scenes without interruption. A scene at Boston Place was also filmed, with the group running towards the camera while being chased by fans. Filming at the station took place over two consecutive Sundays. On this first day, over a hundred fans were filmed chasing after The Beatles. The extras were paid £7 10s. On the second Sunday The Beatles acted in the empty station without the crowds. BeatlesBible.com
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [STEREO HQ Sound] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKFsRb27VOM#)

1965: Filming: Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/05/filming-help-31/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/05/filming-help-31/)


1967:  Paul McCartney visits Jane Asher in Denver
Paul McCartney flew to Denver from San Francisco on this day to pay a surprise visit to his girlfriend Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. Asher was touring with the Old Vic theatre company in a production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. McCartney had flown to America on 3 April 1967 with Mal Evans. McCartney and Evans flew from San Francisco in a hired Lear jet; they arrived at Denver Airport and were met by Bert Rosenthal, who had agreed to lend McCartney and Asher his house. Evans, meanwhile, booked into the Driftwood Motel. In the evening McCartney and Asher were reunited, and Rosenthal drove them to a hotel where a birthday party was held for her. The party had been organised by the Old Vic. BeatlesBible.com
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_5_1967-Janes21stbday.jpg)


1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 05, 2012, 07:15:16 PM
I'll be back after Easter. I hope all who observe them have a meaningful Easter or Passover.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 06, 2012, 03:37:47 AM
Have a happy Easter holiday, Kelley.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Strawberry Field on April 07, 2012, 08:58:23 PM
April 7, 1966 - Revolver recording sessions. More recording and overdubs on 'Mark I' (working title for 'Tomorrow Never Knows') and 'Got To Get You Into My Life'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 09, 2012, 04:54:08 AM
April 6th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
The Tower date was a two-and-a-half hour “Beatles Farewell Ball”, prior to their imminent Hamburg trip. They shared the bill with Emilie Ford and the Checkmates. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

1963: Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Derbyshire

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1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the make-up room sequence of their debut feature film A Hard Day's Night.
(even though this says “change-room”  LOL)
A Hard Days Night- Changeroom scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFFDhcpoTGk#)


1965:  UK EP release: Beatles for Sale
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/06/uk-ep-beatles-for-sale/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/06/uk-ep-beatles-for-sale/)

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1965: Filming: Help!

During a break in filming the Beatles received a “Bell” award from Radio Caroline disc-jockey Simon Dee and filmed by newsreel cameras, and Dee also took the opportunity to interview the Beatles for a broadcast on the pirate airwaves. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 187

Radio Caroline presentation:
http://youtu.be/7rKeY0pOGAA (http://youtu.be/7rKeY0pOGAA)

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

1966:  Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/06/recording-tomorrow-never-knows/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/06/recording-tomorrow-never-knows/)

1967: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher holiday in Denver 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-holiday-denver/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-holiday-denver/)


1967:  Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/mixing-sgt-pepper-crossfades-good-morning-good-morning/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/mixing-sgt-pepper-crossfades-good-morning-good-morning/)

1969:  After disc jockeys John Peel and Alan Freeman debut the song Get Back on their English radio program, they advise Paul McCartney to give it a final mix. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april6.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april6.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 09, 2012, 04:56:04 AM
Have a happy Easter holiday, Kelley.

Thank you Barry. It was.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 09, 2012, 06:18:57 AM
April 7th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/02%20Jergen%20Vollmer2/vollmer2.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/02%20Jergen%20Vollmer2/vollmer2.html)

1962:  Night performances at the Casbah Coffee Club and the Cavern Club.
The Beatles’ last three Liverpool performances until June- these two and the Casbah booking the next day- took place without George, who was unwell. Mindful of the impending Hamburg engagement, Brian Epstein would not allow him to play. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

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

1963:  Live: Savoy Ballroom, Southsea, Portsmouth
The Beatles had performed at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England on Saturday 30 March 1963 during the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour, but returned to the city on this day for a show at the Savoy Ballroom in the seaside resort of Southsea.  It was their only concert at the venue. In later years the Savoy became a nightclub, before being demolished in 2009 to make way for seafront apartments.

1964:   Filming: A Hard Day's Night
On this day, at Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles filmed the scenes for A Hard Day's Night inside the police station. The exterior shots of the station were filmed in London's Notting Hill Gate on 16 April. This was one of two sequences soundtracked by Can't Buy Me Love in the film.
A Hard Day's Night - John, Paul and George find Ringo in the Police Station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOsZI42FsqA#)

1965:  P. J. Proby recorded `That Means A Lot' at Abbey Road. 

http://youtu.be/lJMbEYuxeGw (http://youtu.be/lJMbEYuxeGw)

1965:  The pub cellar sequence for The Beatles' second feature film, Help!, was filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios in England. In the scene, Ringo Starr was confronted by a tiger, "Raja, the famous Bengal man-eater".
Meanwhile, NEMS Enterprises, The Beatles' management company run by Brian Epstein, announced that Ringo and his wife Maureen Starkey were expecting their first child. BeatlesBible.com

http://youtu.be/icVm9ZVtLhk (http://youtu.be/icVm9ZVtLhk)


1966:   Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/07/recording-tomorrow-never-knows-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/07/recording-tomorrow-never-knows-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/)

1967:  Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/07/paul-mccartney-films-jane-asher-denver/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/07/paul-mccartney-films-jane-asher-denver/)

5:15 Paul and Mal Evans in Frank Sinatra's Lear jet 1967. 5:41 Landing at Colorado Airport 1967. 6:29 Paul with Jane Asher in Colorado 1967:

The Beatles: On Camera, Off Guard 1963-69 (Rare Footage) Part 1/2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFAx0oZ8VXw#)


1967:  Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Fixing A Hole, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Stereo mixes of four Sgt Pepper songs were created during this session, which lasted from 7pm until 1am. The first task was to create crossfades from the album's title track and With A Little Help From My Friends, and from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) into A Day In The Life. The same had been done for mono mixes on the previous day. The stereo mixes were done relatively swiftly compared with the mono ones. Three stereo mixes were made of With A Little Help From My Friends, eight of Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, one of Fixing A Hole, and five of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. BeatlesBible.com

1969:   Mixing: Get Back, Don't Let Me Down
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/07/mixing-get-back-dont-let-me-down/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/07/mixing-get-back-dont-let-me-down/)


1989:  John Lennon's 1970 Mercedes-Benz was sold in at Christie's in London for £137,500 or about $190,698

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http://943maxfm.com/what-would-you-pay-for-john-lennons-tooth-or-other-rock-memorabilia-photos/ (http://943maxfm.com/what-would-you-pay-for-john-lennons-tooth-or-other-rock-memorabilia-photos/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 10, 2012, 03:31:42 AM
April 8th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963:  John Charles Julian Lennon was born at the General Hospital, Sefton, Liverpool.

April 6: In the afternoon, while shopping with her friend Phyllis in Penny Lane, Cynthia had her first signs of labor. Later that evening, Cynthia arrived at Sefton General Hospital via an ambulance in labor.

April 8: At 7:45, after two days of labor, John Charles Julian Lennon is born…weighing 6lbs., 11oz…..John was on tour at the time and didn’t get to see Julian until a week following his birth.

April 15: John sneaks into Sefton General Hospital wearing a disguise consisting of a hat, fake moustache and dark glasses. He told Cynthia, “He’s bloody marvelous, Cyn. Isn’t he absolutely fantastic? Who’s going to be a famous little rocker like his dad?” http://www.julianlennon.com/biography#biography/?article_id=89&_suid=133400722545701485525645333476 (http://www.julianlennon.com/biography#biography/?article_id=89&_suid=133400722545701485525645333476)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_8_julian.jpg)
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1963:  Performance at Swimming Baths, High Road Leyton, Leyton, London?

Mark Lewisohn gives April 5th as the date for this engagement and so do the other sources I’ve checked, but this handbill suggests otherwise:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_8_1963_leyton.jpg)

Whatever the case, that same evening DJ Norman Scott took this photo:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_8_1963_toothpaste.jpg)

What Paul is trying to cover with his right hand:
http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630408.html (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630408.html)

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). 

1965:  Filming: Help!
Four scenes were filmed for Help! on this day, at Twickenham Film Studios in England, two of which featured The Beatles. The first, the washroom scene involving an overactive hand drier, involved each member of the group. The second, meanwhile, was a solo sequence featuring Ringo Starr in a bathroom, and was left out of the final cut. In the evening The Beatles attended the launch night of Downstairs At The Pickwick, a London nightclub. Situated at 15-18 Great Newport Street, London, it was often frequented by the group in the months that followed.
http://youtu.be/CC8M2MyZN_M (http://youtu.be/CC8M2MyZN_M)

1966:  Recording: Got To Get You Into My Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/08/recording-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/08/recording-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/)

1967:  Paul McCartney and Mal Evans holiday in Denver
Paul McCartney and Mal Evans continued their stay in Denver, Colorado on this day, without Jane Asher, who was appearing in a matinée performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the city. McCartney and Evans drove into the Rocky Mountains past Central City into the old Boodle Mine. During the trip their hired car got stuck in snow and mud, but they eventually made their way back to Central City and ate a meal in Paul's Café. Afterwards they watched a local country singer perform across the road in the Gilded Garter bar. The pair returned to Denver in time to see the Old Vic theatre company's performance of Romeo and Juliet. BeatlesBible.com


1967:  1967, John Lennon took his Rolls Royce to coachbuilders J.P. Fallon Ltd in Surrey to enquire if they could paint his car in psychedelic colours. This was based on an idea by Marijke Koger ("The Fool" who was a member of Dutch team of gypsy artists). J.P. Fallon commissioned Steve Weaver's pattern of scroll and flowers for the Phantom V. The cost for having the work done came in at £2,000. A custom interior/exterior sound system was also installed as well as a Sony television; telephone (WEYBRIDGE 46676) and a portable refrigerator.
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/search_result (http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/search_result)

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1968:  US gold certification: `Lady Madonna'. 

1971:  UK single release: `It Don't Come Easy' (Ringo)

1974:  Single `Band on the Run' reaches number 1 in USA.  (Paul McCartney and Wings)

1977:  Released on this date:
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The Beatles Live At The Star Club 23/29 - I'm Talking About You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plTFBX0Ni0U#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 11, 2012, 10:46:05 PM
April 9th

1932:  Carl Perkins is born in Lake City, Tennessee. 

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Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954.

During May 1964, Perkins toured England along with Chuck Berry. The Animals backed the two performers. On the last night of the tour, Perkins attended a party that turned out to be for him, and ended up sitting on the floor sharing stories, playing guitar, and singing songs while surrounded by The Beatles. Ringo Starr asked if he could record "Honey Don't". "Man," answered Perkins, "go ahead, have at it." The Beatles would cover "Matchbox", "Honey Don't" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" recorded by Perkins but adapted from a song originally recorded by Rex Griffin during 1936 with new music composed by Carl Perkins, a song with the same title also recorded by Roy Newman in 1938. The Beatles recorded two versions of "Glad All Over" in 1963.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Perkins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Perkins)


Carl Perkins

Rocker has key memory of Beatles

Carl Perkins had a notable meeting with the Beatles. The rocker was once a guest of the Fab Four in London and George Harrison asked him to play the first few bars of his Honey Don’t. Mr. Perkins obliged, then Mr. Harrison turned to fellow Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and said: “See, I told you we’ve been doing it in the wrong key.” The Beatles later recorded Honey Don’t-in the right key. Wilmington Morning Star, November 22, 1995


http://youtu.be/G070J29uAvs (http://youtu.be/G070J29uAvs)

http://youtu.be/PYH_SS_aYtA (http://youtu.be/PYH_SS_aYtA)

http://youtu.be/Rj3pkTInqeo (http://youtu.be/Rj3pkTInqeo)

Very in-depth article on Everybody's Trying to be My Baby here (http://www.beatlesebooks.com/everybodys-trying-to-be-my-baby)


The Beatles also recorded these songs from the "Rockin' Guitar Man", during BBC performances:

Glad All Over (http://youtu.be/m230-gV2rxI)

Lend Me Your Comb (http://youtu.be/3y3S94caD6A)




1985:

There's lots of shorter clips from this but it's really worth it to watch the whole thing:

Rockabilly Session: Carl Perkins and Friends (http://youtu.be/G-g-TMbFwgg)



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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html)


1963:  Radio: Pop Inn
12.30pm
The Beatles were in the BBC Paris Studio in London between 12.30 and 1.45pm for an interview on the BBC Light Programme radio show Pop Inn.
The Beatles didn't perform on the show, although their forthcoming single From Me To You was played. Pop Inn was broadcast live from 1pm, and the other guests were DJ David Jacobs, comedian Arthur Askey and pianist Winifred Atwell.

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Television: Tuesday Rendezvous
2.00pm
Following their appearance on the BBC radio show Pop Inn, The Beatles went to Wembley Studios for a booking on the children's television programme Tuesday Rendezvous.
The show was broadcast live by Associated-Rediffusion from Studio Four between 5pm and 5.55pm, although The Beatles arrived for a rehearsal at 2pm. During the show the group mimed to From Me To You, plus less than a minute of Please Please Me as the closing credits rolled.

Live: Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London
8:00pm

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Ringo Starr was the only Beatle to take part in this day's filming for A Hard Day's Night. His riverside scene was filmed along the River Thames towpath and embankment in Kew, Surrey, without the other Beatles being present. Ringo Starr was praised for his acting in the scene, although he later admitted he had been hungover after a night of heavy drinking.
“Getting up early in the morning wasn't our best talent and there's an example of that in one scene: the one for which I got really good credit, walking by the river with a camera - the 'lonely guy' piece. I had come directly to work from a nightclub (very unprofessional) and was a little hungover, to say the least. Dick Lester had all his people there, and the kid that I was supposed to be doing the scene with, but I had no brain. I'd gone.
We tried it several ways. They tried it with the kid doing his lines and someone off camera shouting mine. Then they had me doing the lines of the kid and the kid going 'blah blah blah'. Or me saying, 'And another thing, little guy...' I was so out of it, they said, 'Well' let's do anything.' I said, 'Let me just walk around and you film me,' and that's what we did. And why I look so cold and dejected is because I felt like sh*t. There's no acting going on; I felt that bad.” Ringo Starr, Anthology

The scene in which Starr trips over the tyre on the embankment had to be shot numerous times, as it failed to roll correctly. Eventually it was handed to the young boy, David Janson, with whom Ringo acted alongside the river; Janson rolled the tyre perfectly on his first attempt.
BeatlesBible.com

@8:35:
The Beatles (6/9): A hard day's night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0HrJZlKKn8#)

1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles filmed an unused scene for Help! on this day. It was set in a warehouse, and also involved Superindendent Gluck (played by Patrick Cargill), seven policemen, and a dozen gang members led by Clang (Leo McKern). BeatlesBible.com


1965:  UK single release: Ticket to Ride
The first song released to the public from The Beatles' forthcoming Help! album was the Ticket To Ride single, released as Parlophone R 5265.
The b-side was Yes It Is, John Lennon's attempt to rewrite his earlier This Boy. The single entered the UK charts on 15 April. The following week reached number one, where it remained for three weeks. In all it spent 12 weeks in the hit parade.
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1967:  Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles
On 4 April 1967, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown from England to the United States to meet Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. They spent several days on holiday in central and West Coast USA.
Asher was touring a production of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet with the Old Vic theatre company, and on this day they flew out of Denver, where they had been based for a few days. McCartney and Evans stayed behind and visited the city's Red Rocks Amphitheater, where The Beatles had performed on 26 August 1964. Bert Rosenthal, whose house McCartney and Asher had stayed in during their Denver trip, then drove them to the airport. Their hired Lear jet took them to Los Angeles, where they stayed for two nights at the home of Derek Taylor and his wife Joan. BeatlesBible.com


1969:  Voyage of the Fritz Photo Session
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More here:
http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/fritz/fritz.htm (http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/fritz/fritz.htm)
           
1969:  More location filming for Ringo in The Magic Christian, situated inside and outside Barclays Bank’s rowing club on the River Thames at Putney, in south-west London. In this scene, Sir Guy Grand bribes the Oxford University crew to lose their annual boat race against Cambridge University.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 319

@ 5:00
The Magic Christian (1969) - 7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVPS-ysumvY#)

1970:  Paul McCartney phones John Lennon at Tittenhurst (where he is undergoing Primal Scream therapy with Arthur Janov), to inform him of the release of his solo album McCartney. However, Paul avoids telling John that he is leaving The Beatles. John recalled: “Paul said to me, ‘I’m doing what you and Yoko were doing last year.’ So I said to him, ‘Good luck to yer.’” John hears of the split like everyone else when it hits the papers.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april9.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april9.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 12, 2012, 12:54:50 AM
April 10th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 
http://www.hillmanweb.com/BEATLES/ (http://www.hillmanweb.com/BEATLES/)

1962:  Stuart Sutcliffe died in Hamburg, Germany.

http://www.stuartsutcliffeart.com/about-stuart/ (http://www.stuartsutcliffeart.com/about-stuart/)

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1963:  Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
This was the Beatles’ last performance at this venue. Lewisohn

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-majestic-ballroom/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-majestic-ballroom/)


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

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the production office sequences for A Hard Day's Night.

1964:  US LP release: The Beatles' Second Album
The follow-up to Meet The Beatles! was issued on this day by the group's US label Capitol.  The Beatles' Second Album was actually their third long player in the United States, if the Introducing The Beatles, released by Vee-Jay in January 1964, is included. The album contained songs from four different UK releases: With The Beatles, Thank You Girl from the From Me To You single, both sides of She Loves You/I'll Get You, and You Can't Do That from the Can't Buy Me Love single. Two new songs, Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, were also included. The Beatles' Second Album topped the US album charts, replacing Meet The Beatles!; this was the first time an artist replaced itself at the number one spot in America.
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1965:  Television: Top of the Pops

The Beatles filmed an appearance for the BBC television show Top of the Pops on this day at Riverside Studios in London. They performed two songs: Ticket to Ride and Yes It Is.  This was the last time the group recorded a mimed performance exclusively for the show. Rehearsals and filming began at 1.30pm. The Beatles wore the fawn-coloured jackets they would later wear for their Shea Stadium concert on 15 August 1965. The edition of Top of the Pops, the BBC's flagship music programme, was shown on Thursday 15 April from 7.30-8pm. It was later wiped by the BBC, in common with their archiving rules at the time. However, a snippet of the performance was included in an episode of Doctor Who entitled The Executioners, part of a mini series known as The Chase. The episode was first screened on 22 May; although the episode of Top of the Pops did not survive, the episode of Doctor Who did, and as a result part of The Beatles' performance from this day was preserved. The episode was originally to have included The Beatles appearing as themselves in the future, wearing make-up to look older. However, Brian Epstein objected and the producers used the Top of the Pops performance instead.

Beatles on Top of the Pops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeFI3fveDzc#)


1965:  US promoter Sid Bernstein met with Brian at the Waldorf Towers, New York City and paid him a $ 100,000, advance for the upcoming Shea Stadium concert. 


1967:  Paul McCartney performs on The Beach Boys' Vegetables
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/10/paul-mccartney-performs-on-the-beach-boys-vegetables/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/10/paul-mccartney-performs-on-the-beach-boys-vegetables/)


1970:  UK LP release: `McCartney' 
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1970:  Paul McCartney announces his resignation from The Beatles, one week before the UK release of his solo album McCartney. The world is shocked. John Lennon, who had kept his much-earlier decision to leave The Beatles quiet for the sake of the others, is furious, feeling (justifiably) betrayed by McCartney's pre-emptive strike, which obviously was aimed at obtaining maximum momentum for McCartney himself. When a reporter calls Lennon for a comment upon McCartney's resignation, Lennon says, "...Paul hasn't left. I sacked him." Things get worse when McCartney issues a printed "self-interview" with advance promotional copies of the McCartney album. Some of the answers to the interview questions come across as petty and self-serving. Derek Taylor’s press release read as follows: “Ringo and John and George and Paul are alive and well and full of hope. The Beatles are alive and well and the beat goes on, the beat goes on.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april10.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april10.html)

Paul McCartney Interview: Beatles Break-up 4/9/1970

ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW:
This printed interview appeared on April 9th 1970 as a press release in advance promotional copies of Paul McCartney's first solo album entitled 'McCartney.' :
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1970.0417.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1970.0417.beatles.html)


The Beatles' final press release:
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/10/the-beatles-final-press-release/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/10/the-beatles-final-press-release/)

Article on the break-up:
http://beatlesnumber9.com/breakup.html (http://beatlesnumber9.com/breakup.html)

Time Photos: The Beatles’ Final Year:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1978942_2101115,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1978942_2101115,00.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2012, 12:16:29 AM
April 11th

1961:   Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Pete Best fly to Hamburg

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Pete Best flew out of Manchester destined for Germany on this day, for their first residency at the Star-Club in Hamburg. George Harrison was unwell at the time, and so flew to Germany the following day with The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein. Lennon, McCartney and Best were met at the airport in Hamburg by Astrid Kirchherr, whose fiancee Stuart Sutcliffe had died of a brain haemorrhage the previous day. The loss was devastating for The Beatles. The group performed at the Star-Club on Hamburg's Grosse Freiheit from Friday 13 April to Thursday 31 May, a seven-week, 48-night residency.
BeatlesBible.com

This photo of John in Stuart's loft studio, taken by Astrid Kircherr shortly after his arrival, conveys the depth of his grief better than any words could.

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More photos from that day here (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.13-05.31%20star%20club/00%20astrid%20pics/62.04-05astrid.html)

1963:  UK single release: From Me to You

The Beatles' third UK single was released on 11 April 1963. Whereas Please Please Me had only topped some of the singles charts, From Me To You was an unequivocal smash hit. Its catalogue number was Parlophone R 5015, and the b-side was Thank You Girl. Nine days after its release From Me To You began its 21-week run in the UK charts; it reached number one on 4 May, and remained there for seven weeks. BeatlesBible.com

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1963:  Live: Co-operative Hall, Middleton
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/11/live-co-operative-hall-middleton/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/11/live-co-operative-hall-middleton/)

 
1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 19th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 2nd week; 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  The Beatles had a record 14 songs in the Top 100 (Billboard). 


1965:  Live: NME Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the 1964-65 New Musical Express Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert. It was the third consecutive year they appeared at the event, held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. They performed five songs before 10,000 people: I Feel Fine, She's A Woman, Baby's In Black, Ticket To Ride and Long Tall Sally. The Beatles' set was broadcast on television in the United Kingdom on 18 April 1965. BeatlesBible.com

The Beatles in the NME Concert (http://youtu.be/uc8wtwASPhY)

1965: Television: The Eamonn Andrews Show
 
Following their third appearance at the New Musical Express Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert, The Beatles were driven from Wembley to ABC's Teddington studios to film an appearance on The Eamonn Andrews Show.
They arrived at 6.30pm, and after changing their clothes and eating a meal, The Beatles took part in a rehearsal from 7.30-8pm. A full dress rehearsal took place from 8.45-9.30, and the show was broadcast live from 11.05-11.50pm. They appeared in three parts of the show. In the first, John Lennon joined Andrews at the presenter's desk, while George Harrison and Ringo Starr sat on a sofa and Paul McCartney was in a swivel chair. They discussed the filming of Help!, the nature of their success, and the possibility of solo careers after the group split up. In the second part they mimed to Ticket To Ride and Yes It Is. For the final segment they took part in a discussion forum, for which journalist Katherine Whitehorn and critic Wolf Mankowitz were also guests. BeatlesBible.com

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http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=350 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=350)

1966:  Recording, mixing: Got to Get You into My Life, Love You To
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/11/recording-mixing-got-to-get-you-into-my-life-love-you-to/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/11/recording-mixing-got-to-get-you-into-my-life-love-you-to/)

1967:  Paul McCartney performs with Brian Wilson and John and Michelle Phillips
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/11/paul-mccartney-performs-with-brian-wilson-john-michelle-phillips/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/11/paul-mccartney-performs-with-brian-wilson-john-michelle-phillips/)

1969:  UK single release: `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'.
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1969:   The Beatles formally announce their plan to make a counter-offer against ATV's bid for Northern Songs. 

1970:  `Let It Be' single, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 14th week in the ranking (Billboard). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2012, 02:50:23 AM
April 12th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

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

1963:  Night performance at the Cavern Club

A special Good Friday return to the Cavern Club, spear-heading another eight-hour “Rhythm and Blues Marathon”.  The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 106   

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1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

A week after filming chase sequences for the opening scenes of A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles returned to Marylebone Station in London to complete the scenes. This time there were no fans present, and the station was closed to the public on Sundays. The Beatles were filmed in a number of locations in the station, including running down the length of a platform to catch a moving train. BeatlesBible.com

1965:  UK LP release: `George Martin Scores Instrumental Versions of the Hits'. 
 
1965:  Shooting of the scene, supposedly set in Buckingham Palace, in which the Beatles, running along a corridor, are triggered into slow-motion by Professor Foot’s “Relativity Cadenza”. Lewisohn, page 188

Slow Motion Scene (http://youtu.be/xCsoMny_Fdk)
Sorry...this is the best I can do right now!

1967: Paul McCartney returns to England from America
Following their week-long holiday in San Francisco, Denver and Los Angeles, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans arrived back in London, England on this day. During the flight McCartney worked on his initial ideas for the Magical Mystery Tour soundtrack and television special. The Beatles had been largely out of the public eye in recent weeks, and there had been numerous reports that they were to split. At the airport McCartney denied this, saying: "The Beatles are definitely not splitting up. We have never even thought of splitting up. We want to go on recording together. The Beatles live!" BeatlesBible.com
Paul at Heathrow Airport, London:
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1968:  John Lennon and George Harrison leave Rishikesh
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/04/12/john-lennon-and-george-harrison-leave-rishikesh/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/04/12/john-lennon-and-george-harrison-leave-rishikesh/)

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

1970:  Paul incorporates McCartney Productions Ltd. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 13, 2012, 06:06:11 AM
April 13th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Live: Star-Club, Hamburg

This date was The Beatles' first at Hamburg's Star-Club, the city's newest rock 'n' roll venue. The group spent the following seven weeks performing at the venue, notching up 172 hours of stage time over 48 nights. They finished their stint on 31 May 1962, and left Hamburg on Saturday 2 June. It was The Beatles' third residency in Hamburg within two years, but wouldn't be their last; they returned two more times to the Star-Club before the end of 1962.BeatlesBible.com

1963:  The Beatles' first national TV appearance
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/13/the-beatles-first-national-tv-appearance/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/13/the-beatles-first-national-tv-appearance/)

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
George Harrison filmed his solo scene for A Hard Day's Night on this morning at Twickenham Film Studios.
There was one piece of dialogue where I say, 'Oh, I'm not wearing that - that's grotty!' [Scriptwriter] Alun Owen made that up; I didn't. People have used that word for years now. It was a new expression: grotty - grotesque. I suppose he thought that being from Liverpool, he knew our kind of humour. If there was something we really didn't like, I don't suppose we would have done it - though by the time we got to Help! (in 1965) we were cocky enough to change the dialogue as we liked. Alun wrote a scene about us being harassed by the press - which was a real part of our daily duty. They would ask things like, 'How did you find America?' and we'd say, 'Turn left at Greenland.' George Harrison, Anthology

George: Solo Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QREeweMWTZk#)

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In the afternoon Harrison and John Lennon filmed the bathroom scene, again at Twickenham. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were not present.
Hard Days Night - John in the Bath, George "Shaving" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8ntUQm6uhs#)

I love this one:
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1964:  Although the song "A Hard Day's Night" was entirely written in 1964, its origins go back to sometime in 1963.  "Ringo would always say grammatically incorrect phrases and we'd all laugh," George Harrison recalls.  McCartney concurs, "Ringo would do these little malapropisms; he would say things slightly wrong, like people do, but his were always wonderful, very lyrical, very Lewis Carroll, lovely.  They were sort of magic even though he was just getting it wrong."
As to one particular malapropism, Paul continues, "he said after a concert, 'Phew, it's been a hard day's night.'  John and I went, 'What?  What did you just say?'  He said, 'I'm bloody knackered, man, it's been a hard day's night.'"  Ringo explains, "I seem to be better now.  I used to, while I was saying one thing, have another thing come into my brain and move down fast.  Once when we were working all day and then into the night, I came out thinking it was still day and said, 'It's been a hard day,' and looked 'round and noticing it was dark, '...'s night!"
April 13th, 1964, appears to be the day that the decision was made to name the film "A Hard Day's Night."  http://www.beatlesebooks.com/hard-days-night (http://www.beatlesebooks.com/hard-days-night)


1964:  US gold certification: `The Beatles' Second Album'. 

1964: Tickets for The Beatles' upcoming Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane concerts went on sale on this date and immediately broke the previous Australian sales record set by Johnny Ray in 1954. Demand for tickets outstripped supply many times over - for just the four shows that The Beatles performed in Adelaide there were 50,000 requests for the 12,000 tickets put on sale. http://www.milesago.com/tours/beatles.htm (http://www.milesago.com/tours/beatles.htm)


1965:  Filming: Help!

The slow-motion scene in Help!, in which The Beatles fall victim to Professor Foot's relativity cadenza, was completed on this day. The sequence had been begun on the previous day.
Filming took place at Twickenham Film Studios, England. After it was complete, director Richard Lester had no need for The Beatles to appear in the day's other scenes, which involved studio and location work. BeatlesBible.com

Radio: Pop Inn

After completing the slow-motion scene in Help! at Twickenham Film Studios in the morning, The Beatles remained on site to take part in a live radio interview for the BBC show Pop Inn.  The show took place from 1-1.55pm, although The Beatles' interview constituted only a segment of the programme. The group sat in the corporation's radio car, positioned in the studio's car park, and began their contribution at 1.45pm. BeatlesBible.com

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Interview with Brian Matthew:
Transcript (https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xyxdnvx6vwmg6pn/Interview%20with%20Brian%20Matthew%20April%2013%201965.pdf)

Recording: Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/13/recording-help/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/13/recording-help/)

1965:  Winners of the seventh annual Grammy Awards are announced. Record of the Year is The Girl from Ipanema by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. The Beatles win Best Performance by a Vocal Group for A Hard Days Night and the group is voted Best New Artists. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april13.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april13.html)


1966:  Paul McCartney buys 7 Cavendish Avenue, London

While the other Beatles were planning moves to the stockbroker belt in England's Home Counties, Paul McCartney decided to remain in the capital city. On this day he bought a house at 7 Cavendish Avenue in St John's Wood, London.  The three-storey Regency townhouse was purchased from a physician named Desmond O'Neill for £40,000. A short walk to EMI Studios on Abbey Road, it often functioned as a base for the group for meetings before or after they were recording. McCartney moved in the first week of August 1966, after he had made renovations and installed a sizeable gate and intercom system to ensure his privacy. The location was swiftly discovered by Beatles fans, however, several of whom kept a vigil at all hours and on occasion found their way inside. BeatlesBible.com

Excerpt from The Beatles London by Piet Scheuders, Mark Lewisohn and Adam Smith and a picture: http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=8149.0 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=8149.0)
Thanks, Brynjar!


1966:  Recording, mixing: Love You To, Paperback Writer
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/13/recording-mixing-love-you-to-paperback-writer/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/13/recording-mixing-love-you-to-paperback-writer/)

1969:  An article accusing Allen Klein of illegal activities is published in the Sunday Times “Insight” column. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april13.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april13.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 14, 2012, 08:05:11 AM
April 14th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany
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http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.13-05.31%20star%20club/01/62.04-05starclub1.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.13-05.31%20star%20club/01/62.04-05starclub1.html)

1963:  Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars
This was The Beatles' third appearance on the ABC Television show Thank Your Lucky Stars. It was shown in most areas covered by the ITV network on Saturday 20 April 1963 from 5.50pm. The Beatles arrived at Teddington Studios at 11am for a rehearsal. During the recording for the programme they mimed to just one song, From Me To You. The other guests on the show were the Dave Clark Five, The Vernons Girls, Bert Weedon, and Del Shannon.

The Beatles and the Vernons Girls:
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1963:  The Beatles see The Rolling Stones perform for the first time
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/14/the-beatles-see-the-rolling-stones-perform-for-the-first-time/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/14/the-beatles-see-the-rolling-stones-perform-for-the-first-time/)

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles filmed studio and on-location scenes for the A Hard Day's Night film on this day, at Twickenham Film Studios and on the nearby Arlington Road. In the scene, The Beatles were stuck in a traffic jam and were shouted at by a passenger in another car. However, it was later decided that the sequence should be omitted from the final cut.


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

1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles' first appearance in Help! was to be a scene in which their Roll-Royce dropped them in a residential street and they entered four adjacent terraced houses. The scene was filmed on this day at Ailsa Avenue in Twickenham, England. The street was located near to Twickenham Film Studios, where the bulk of the film was made. Ringo Starr entered number five, John Lennon went into number seven, Paul McCartney number nine and George Harrison number 11. A number of other street scenes were also filmed on this day at Ailsa Avenue. The interior scenes in the houses, which turned out to be an extensive living area, were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios.
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1966:  Recording, mixing: Paperback Writer, Rain
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/14/recording-mixing-paperback-writer-rain/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/14/recording-mixing-paperback-writer-rain/)

1969:  Recording, mixing: The Ballad of John and Yoko
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/14/recording-mixing-the-ballad-of-john-and-yoko/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/14/recording-mixing-the-ballad-of-john-and-yoko/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 15, 2012, 07:57:41 AM
April 15th

1941:  Jim McCartney marries Mary Mohin
Fourteen months before the birth of their eldest son Paul, James McCartney married Mary Mohin in Liverpool, England. The couple had met during an air raid on the city in June 1940. They found common ground and began courting, and took out a marriage licence at Liverpool Town Hall on 8 April 1941. The wedding took place at St Swithin's Roman Catholic church in Gillmoss in Liverpool's West Derby region. They first lived together at 10 Sunbury Road, Anfield, before moving to a succession of houses. After the birth of their sons, Mary chose to move frequently to better neighbourhoods in Liverpool, in order to give her children the best possible start in life.BeatlesBible.com

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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

As with the previous Hamburg visit in 1960, specific date information apparently does not exist. Sometime during this visit, Paul's Rosetti "bass" was allegedly smashed. As a result, he played piano and/or simply sang during performances. It has been reported that he would play Stu's Hofner bass upside-down but no photos seem to exist. As a result, it was during this trip when Paul pruchased his first now-famous Hofner "violin' bass at a local Hamburg Steinway music shop. It became the second Beatles' guitar pruchased in Hamburg that would become a world-famous Beatles' icon. BeatleSource.com


A 20-year-old John on his recently purchased Rickenbacker 325 in 1961 at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg.
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http://thehamburgbeatles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html (http://thehamburgbeatles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html) (Blog no longer available)

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany
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More of George showing off:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.13-05.31%20star%20club/62.04-05starclub.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.13-05.31%20star%20club/62.04-05starclub.html)


1963:  Live: Bridge Hotel, Tenbury Wells

This was The Beatles’ only performance in the small market town of Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. The concert took place at the Riverside Dancing Club in the Bridge Hotel. For a group clearly on the cusp of success, The Beatles wouldn't have performed in such a small venue and town, but for Brian Epstein's commitment to honour all bookings they had made. The group often resented having to perform at small venues, but such appearances helped them connect with their audiences at this crucial time. BeatlesBible.com

With The Beatles (on the Shropshire border)
They were hurtling towards number one in the pop charts and starting to generate the kind of hysteria that would make young girls and boys scream like jet planes.
It was at this moment that Tenbury Wells woman Pat Lambert sat down for supper with The Beatles.
More here (http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2009/09/18/with-the-beatles/#ixzz1s2oPZb6T)

I saw The Beatles play Tenbury Wells
by Pat Lambert (http://www.bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/content/articles/2008/11/27/music_map_beatles_tenbury_pat_lambert_feature.shtml)
The story of how The Beatles - who'd just had their first number one - came to play a tiny club, in Worcestershire, from someone who was in the audience that night.


1963:  John Lennon visits with his wife and new son Julian and names Brian Epstein as the baby's godfather.
http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-national/some-days-the-beatles-lives-april-15-let-it-be-an-oscar#ixzz1s2qcunfI (http://www.examiner.com/beatles-in-national/some-days-the-beatles-lives-april-15-let-it-be-an-oscar#ixzz1s2qcunfI)


1964:  Filming for a Hard Day’s Night
A return to the Scala Theatre in central London, although only to the outside of the building, filming scenes in Scala Street, Tottenham Street and also Charolotte Mews. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, page 155, Mark Lewisohn, page 155


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). 


1964: Television: A Degree Of Frost
Paul McCartney made his first television appearance without the other Beatles on this day. He was interviewed by David Frost for the BBC show A Degree of Frost, in Studio 4 at BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane, London. The interview was recorded before a studio audience from 8.30pm, although rehearsals had begun at 10.30am. A Degree Of Frost was a one-off chat and performance show, and was first broadcast from 10.15pm on Wednesday 18 May 1964. BeatlesBible.com
Paul McCartney Interviewed By David Frost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNYVxqJ83W8#)

1965:  The “Top of the Pops” episode taped on April 10th aired today.



Even though recording for “Taxman” did not begin until April 20, 1966, today seems like a good day to listen to it since this date automatically brings taxes to the mind of most Americans.

The Beatles - "Taxman" (Anthology Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDM4E7xm9Qk#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 16, 2012, 03:14:03 AM
April 16th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/29/9091312-remembering-george-harrison-10-years-after-his-death?lite (http://entertainment.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/29/9091312-remembering-george-harrison-10-years-after-his-death?lite)

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

http://blogs.canoe.ca/parker/general/50-years-ago-today-beatles-opened-hamburgs-star-club/ (http://blogs.canoe.ca/parker/general/50-years-ago-today-beatles-opened-hamburgs-star-club/)


1963:  BBC TV’s “625 Show”, filmed on April 13th, was broadcast today.

1963: Television: Scene At 6.30
The Beatles mimed to From Me To You on the live television programme Scene At 6.30, broadcast in the north of England. The appearance was filmed in Manchester, at Granada Television Centre's Studio Four. Rehearsals for the show took place from 3-4pm and 4.15-6pm. Scene At 6.30 was broadcast from 6.30-7pm, clashing with The Beatles' first national TV appearance, on The 625 Show, which was aired at the same time.

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
On 7 April 1964 The Beatles had filmed the interior scenes at the police station for A Hard Day's Night. On this day they shot the chase scenes outside. The interior scenes had been filmed at Twickenham Film Studios. For this day's work, The Beatles were outside St John's (Church of England) Secondary School at 83 Clarendon Road in London's Notting Hill Gate, and in the surrounding streets. The school was later demolished to make way for a housing development. A sequence was also filmed at nearby Heathfield Street, a cul-de-sac, with The Beatles running to a dead end, stopping, then returning the way they came. A still from this scene was later used on the cover of The Beatles: Rock Band. An unused scene was also shot outside the Portland Arms pub, with The Beatles running in the Portland Road entrance and leaving via the Penzance Place door. BeatlesBible.com
A Hard Day's Night - John, Paul and George find Ringo in the Police Station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOsZI42FsqA#)

1964:  Recording: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/16/recording-a-hard-days-night/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/16/recording-a-hard-days-night/)


1965:  Television: Ready, Steady, Go! 
The Beatles had performed on the popular ITV music show Ready, Steady, Go! on three prior occasions, but preferred not to do so again. In order to promote their Ticket To Ride single, John Lennon and George Harrison gave an interview at production company Rediffusion's Wembley Studios. The Good Friday show was broadcast live from 6.08-7pm. Lennon and Harrison were interviewed by the host Cathy McGowan. The other guests included Adam Faith, Doris Troy, The Kinks and Herman's Hermits. Between 2 April and 4 June, the programme's title was changed to Ready Steady Goes Live! to reflect its live music policy. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording, mixing: Rain
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/16/recording-mixing-rain/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/16/recording-mixing-rain/)


1969:  Recording, mixing: Old Brown Shoe, Something
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/16/recording-mixing-old-brown-shoe-something/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/16/recording-mixing-old-brown-shoe-something/)

1971:  UK single release: `It Don't Come Easy'/`Early 1970'. (Ringo)

1971:  Paul and Linda were featured on the cover of today’s issue of Life Magazine and also in an article.

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Article:
http://books.google.com/books?id=M0AEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA52&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false (http://books.google.com/books?id=M0AEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA52&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false)


1973:  Paul McCartney's television special "James Paul McCartney" is broadcast by ABC-TV in the US. ATV will broadcast the special in the UK on May 10. It receives very mixed reviews.     http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april16.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april16.html)


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Part 1:
James Paul McCartney TV Show: Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FenQK6N0zcA#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 17, 2012, 02:58:58 AM
April 17th

1953:  Ringo’s mother Elsie married Harry Graves on this date.
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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963: Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Luton
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/07/majestic-ballroom-luton.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/07/majestic-ballroom-luton.html)

Teenagers queuing in the rain at the Majestic Ballroom, Luton, for tickets to see the Beatles
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http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/the-beatles?before=1326100597 (http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/the-beatles?before=1326100597)


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

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

This was the second and final day of filming at the exclusive London private members' club Les Ambassadeurs, following an earlier shoot on 17 March 1964. On this day The Beatles filmed the dancing sequences at the club's Garrison Room. The scene was soundtracked by the songs I Wanna Be Your Man and Don't Bother Me. BeatlesBible.com
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles at a Disco with Paul's Grandfather at a Gambling Casino (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLMQIVD6_nk#)

1964:  To promote A Hard Day's Night in America, an exclusive outtake from the film ("You Can't Do That", shot March 31st at the Scala Theatre) was aired on The Ed Sullivan Show May 24th, 1964. The clip was prefaced by an exclusive interview with Ed, filmed April 17th in the garden of Les Ambassadeurs club in
London. http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html)

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1966:  Recording: Doctor Robert
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/17/recording-doctor-robert/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/17/recording-doctor-robert/)

1967:  Mixing: Getting Better, She's Leaving Home, When I'm Sixty-Four, Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/17/mixing-getting-better-shes-leaving-home-when-im-sixty-four-lovely-rita/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/17/mixing-getting-better-shes-leaving-home-when-im-sixty-four-lovely-rita/)

1970:  UK LP release: `McCartney'.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=72 (http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=72)

1970:  John’s interview with Rolling Stone magazine took place today.
Conducted by Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone Magazine, this important conversation was recorded shortly after The Beatles’ bitter breakup, and the emotions were still running high. Running over 3 hours, it is one of Lennon’s most extensive interviews, touching not just on the breakup, but also on art and politics, drugs, Yoko, primal therapy and more. It’s not always flattering, but it gives you a good feel for the man and the great artist. http://www.openculture.com/2011/10/the_rolling_stone_interview_with_john_lennon.html (http://www.openculture.com/2011/10/the_rolling_stone_interview_with_john_lennon.html)

Episodes 2-6 are this interview:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/john-lennon-the-rolling-stone/id408490909 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/john-lennon-the-rolling-stone/id408490909)

1998: Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 18, 2012, 05:57:43 AM
April 18th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Photo session with Fiona Adams
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/03/fiona-adams-beatles-photographer.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/03/fiona-adams-beatles-photographer.html)

Photos:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-photo-shoot-with-fiona-adams/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-photo-shoot-with-fiona-adams/)



Performance at the Royal Albert Hall aka “When Paul Met Jane”
On this day The Beatles topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, London, for a concert broadcast live by the BBC. The event, titled Swinging Sound 63, also featured Del Shannon, the Springfields, Rolf Harris, Kenny Lynch and George Melly, among others. It took place in two parts separated by an interval, with The Beatles taking the stage twice - at 8.40pm and again at 10pm, introduced both times by George Melly. The Beatles performed just two songs in their first set: Please Please Me and Misery. Neither were taped or broadcast by the BBC. For the second set, which was transmitted live, they played Twist And Shout and From Me To You. The show's finale featured The Beatles, along with all the other acts, in an instrumental version of Mack The Knife. Following the event, Paul McCartney for the first time met Jane Asher, who would become his girlfriend and later his fiancée. The actress had earlier that day posed for a Radio Times photoshoot, in which she was snapped screaming for the group. BeatlesBible.com

Photos:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-royal-albert-hall/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-royal-albert-hall/)

2 May 1963
RADIO TIMES Magazine
page 39

Now these I could scream for . . .

TONIGHT the Royal Albert Hall will be filled to capacity for the third and final Light Programme pop concert. And when the last echo of electric guitar has died away twenty-seven soloists, six vocal and instrumental groups, seven bands, and two BBC orchestras will have performed in the series. Frankie Vaughan is the compere for this show and he will be introducing, among others, the bands of Bilk and Ball, and Susan Maughan who have all appeared in previous concerts. Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Christine Campbell, and Bert Weedon are a few of the new faces. As a result of my reactions to the first pop concert I was accused of being - horror of horrors! - square and not with it. Just to prove that my heart is in the right place I invited a girl - who is anything but square - to accompany me to the second concert - for her impressions of the show. Jane Asher, a favourite Juke Box Jury panelist (David Frost, I am told, has to be dragged away from the set when she is on), has very definate views on pp music and speaks her mind with disarming frankness. As we sat in the stalls (a football-pitch length from the stage) I took down her comments - those I could hear above the roar. After a few minutes Jane turned to me; 'It's weird how the sound fills the entire hall, seeing the singers at such a distance. It gives you a funny feeling.' Or as the Vernons Girls put it vocally, 'Funny All Over.' Jane studied the faces around her: 'It seems only the girls are enjoying themselves. It really is a girl's show.' The Beatles bounded on stage and the noise of their reception reached the threshold of pain. 'Now these I could scream for,' said Jane - with a little prompting from our photographer she did, and felt better for it. (Listen tonight for the response to Gerry and the Pacemakers.) 'Isn't that fantastic (Rolf Harris's wobble board) - it sounds like bath water running out.' And as the bath water ran out, the Sun Arose. Of the show in general, Jane said: 'It ran very smoothly. It's fabulous to see all those singers together.' And in a word? 'Noisy.' Which all goes to prove that the sentiments of a square equal the sum of the sentiments of the non-square on my left. TONY ASPLER
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.18%20albert%20hall/63.04.18alberthall.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.18%20albert%20hall/63.04.18alberthall.html)

More on that night from Tony Aspler
http://beatles.ncf.ca/aspler.html (http://beatles.ncf.ca/aspler.html)


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). 

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/18/filming-a-hard-days-night-35/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/18/filming-a-hard-days-night-35/)

1964:  The episode of ATV's `Morecambe And Wise Show', filmed on December 2, 1963, was broadcast today.
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1964:  Rehearsal: Around the Beatles
Brian Epstein had negotiated a one-hour television special starring The Beatles, to be made by London-based ITV company Rediffusion. To be titled Around The Beatles, the show was filmed on 28 April 1964, but rehearsals began on this day. The working title of the show was John, Paul, George and Ringo. Also to appear were PJ Proby, the Vernons Girls, Long John Baldry, Millie, The Jets, Cilla Black and Sounds Incorporated. The Rediffusion contract stipulated that The Beatles had to attend five days of rehearsals between 17 and 27 April. However, due to the group's hectic schedule they only attended three rehearsals. The locations varied; this day's took place at the Hall Of Remembrance on Flood Street in Chelsea, London. BeatleBible.com

1965:  Mixing: Help!, The Night Before
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/18/mixing-help-the-night-before/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/18/mixing-help-the-night-before/)

1965:  ABC-TV transmits the first part of the `New Musical Express' Poll Winner's Concert which was recorded on April 11th. 

1966:  The Cavern is sold for 5,500 pounds to Joseph Davey, from Wallasey, pastry cook and owner of a restaurant.

1966:  Lennon and Harrison watch The Lovin' Spoonful in London
There was no recording session scheduled for 18 April 1966, so John Lennon and George Harrison went to the Marquee Club in London, where they saw The Lovin' Spoonful perform. Between 1964 and 1988 the Marquee Club was situated at 90 Wardour Street in Soho, London. On this night Harrison met Eric Clapton; the pair would become close friends in subsequent years. They had met once before, during Another Beatles Christmas Show at Hammersmith Odeon in 1964-65. Afterwards Lennon and Harrison visited a London nightclub in the company of Brian Jones, Spencer Davis, Stevie Winwood and Tom McGuinness. BeatlesBible.com

1968:  John and Ringo attended a launch party for Bill Records.

1969:  Recording, mixing: Old Brown Shoe, I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/18/recording-mixing-old-brown-shoe-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/18/recording-mixing-old-brown-shoe-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/)

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


1972:  An Immigration and Naturalization Service hearing is held in New York concerning the deportation order pending against John Lennon. When asked at a press conference why it is so important for him to remain in America, John says: “Well...the judge who gave us temporary custody of Kyoko said we must bring the child up on the continent of America, and we’re quite happy with that. Yoko has been here half her life. She was educated here...fifteen years she’s lived here. She has an American child, she was married to an American citizen, and now she is married to an English citizen...and that’s caused all the trouble. But we love to be here.” Evidence uncovered later will show that the Nixon administration feared that Lennon would be involved in demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Miami. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april18.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april18.html)

1975:  UK single release: `Stand By Me'/`Move Over Mrs. L'. (John)

1975:  In an appearance pre-taped in New York, John Lennon appears on the BBC television program "Old Grey Whistle Test." He sings Stand By Me and Slippin' and Slidin'. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april18.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april18.html)

John Lennon - Stand By Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISkLWgLpwRI#)

John Lennon - Slippin' and Slidin' (http://youtu.be/Wr7Ic28-9xM)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 19, 2012, 04:42:44 AM
April 19th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Performance: King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
The second “Mersey Beat Showcase” date. The first was March 7th.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 108
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1964: Recording: Around the Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/19/recording-around-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/19/recording-around-the-beatles/)

1965:  US single release: `Ticket to Ride'/`Yes It Is'.
Ticket To Ride, The Beatles' ninth Capitol Records single, was the first release from the Help! album sessions. It was issued as Capitol 5407, with Yes It Is on the b-side. The single spent a week at number one in the Hot 100. The label stated that it was from the forthcoming United Artists release Eight Arms To Hold You, which had until early April 1965 been the working title for the Help! film. In the United Kingdom the single had been released by Parlophone on 9 April 1965. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording, mixing: Doctor Robert
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/19/recording-mixing-doctor-robert/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/19/recording-mixing-doctor-robert/)

1967:  Mixing: Good Morning Good Morning, Only A Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/mixing-good-morning-good-morning-only-a-northern-song/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/mixing-good-morning-good-morning-only-a-northern-song/)

1967:  The Beatles & Co. is formed
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/the-beatles-co-is-formed/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/the-beatles-co-is-formed/)

1968:  Apple Corps advertises for new talent

Apple Music, the company set up by The Beatles to handle the musical side of their business interests, released an advertisement on this day requesting tapes from aspiring musicians. The advertisements were carried in the national music press, including the New Musical Express and Melody Maker. The response was phenomenal, with only a tiny number of recordings actually listened to by Apple employees. A picture of Alistair Taylor, Apple's general manager, was positioned underneath the words "This man has talent..." The concept was designed by Paul McCartney. The costume was hired from a Soho company, and Taylor sang When Irish Eyes Are Smiling during the photo shoot. Although the response was overwhelming, not a single contract was signed as a result of The Beatles' talent trawl.

“Coinciding with this poster campaign that blanketed London and the provinces were identical half-page ads placed in the English musical trade papers. Two weeks after the first poster hit the streets over 400 tapes had accumulated in the small office at 94 Baker Street. All with notes saying, Listen to me first. The Baker Street premises were able to function as a mailing address for the incoming musical tapes, but for the remainder of the sprouting tentacles of the empire an entire floor in an office building behind Oxford Street was rented in early February of 1968.” The Longest Cocktail Party BeatlesBible.com

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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'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 20, 2012, 06:33:13 AM
April 20th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Ballroom, Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Overton Hills, Frodsham, Cheshire

The Beatles’ only appearance at this north-west venue although other top Liverpool groups had played there regularly since 1961. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 108

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1964:    Mixing: A Hard Day's Night
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day's Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made. The mixes were made by producer George Martin without the other Beatles being present. The mixing session lasted from 2-3.15pm. Afterwards the tapes were taken away by representatives of United Artists, the company behind the A Hard Day's Night film and the US soundtrack release. The song was the last to be recorded for the soundtrack. BeatlesBible.com
 
1964:  Derek Taylor became Brian's personal assistant. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/derek-taylor/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/derek-taylor/)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_20_1964_derek_taylor.jpg)

1964:  Filming: Paul McCartney's unused scene in A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/20/filming-a-hard-days-night-36/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/20/filming-a-hard-days-night-36/)

1965:  Brian was appointed a director of Harrisongs Limited. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisongs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisongs)

1965:  Filming: Help! at Twickenham Film Studios

The resumption of shooting after the Easter break. Among the scenes shot today was the one in which a thug attempts to remove Ringo’s “Sacrificial Ring” as he puts his hand into a mail-box to post a letter. (The location element of this sequence was filmed on 9 May.)
Lewisohn, page 190


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

1966:  Recording, mixing: And Your Bird Can Sing, Taxman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/20/recording-mixing-and-your-bird-can-sing-taxman/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/20/recording-mixing-and-your-bird-can-sing-taxman/)

http://www.beatlesebooks.com/taxman (http://www.beatlesebooks.com/taxman)


1967: Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), Only a Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/20/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise-only-a-northern-song/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/20/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise-only-a-northern-song/)

1969:  Recording, mixing: I Want You (She's So Heavy), Oh! Darling
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/20/recording-mixing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy-oh-darling/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/20/recording-mixing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy-oh-darling/)

1970:  US LP release: `McCartney'. 
   
1970:  Rock Flashback: Yellow Submarine, Religious Symbol
J.A. Bartlett

Here’s another of those awesome factoids that proliferates from rock history website to rock history website without elaboration or context: “April 20, 1970: The New York Times reported that Catholic and Protestant youth groups had adopted the Beatles‘ ‘Yellow Submarine’ as a religious symbol.” In our continuing quest to flesh out such factoids, we found the article from the Times…

https://cbswnewhd.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/rock-flashback-yellow-submarine-religious-symbol/ (https://cbswnewhd.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/rock-flashback-yellow-submarine-religious-symbol/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 21, 2012, 03:48:53 AM
April 21st

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performances at the Empire Pool, Empire Way, Wembley, Middlesex
And the Pigalle Club, Piccadilly, London

The Beatles performed at the New Musical Express 1962-63 Annual Poll-Winners Concert in Wembley, even though they were not poll winners. Their recent number one hits were enough to secure them a spot. This was their most important concert to date, with 10,000 attendees. Info from Lewisohn

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-new-musical-express-poll-winners-conce/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-new-musical-express-poll-winners-conce/)

The Beatles with their Pigalle Club supporting act, The Castaways:

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1964:  Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
This was the second day of filming for Paul’s deleted scenes with Isla Blair.

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number one for the second week on the UK New Musical Express chart.

1966:  Recording: Taxman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/21/recording-taxman/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/21/recording-taxman/)

1967:  Recording, mixing: Only a Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/)

sgt pepper inner groove (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-NTbWx42K4#)

1968:  In London it was 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 Transcendental Meditation.   :o
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 21, 2012, 04:47:22 AM
April 21st

1967:  Recording, mixing: Only a Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove
[url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/[/url] ([url]http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/[/url])

sgt pepper inner groove ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-NTbWx42K4#[/url])



Oh wow!  That 15000 cycle tone is deafening!!
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2012, 06:37:48 AM
April 22nd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The BBC aired the episode of “Side by Side” recorded on April 1st.

1964:  The “Please Please Me” LP began its 57th week in the Top 10 of the New Musical Express chart. On the same chart, “With the Beatles” started week 22 in the Top 30 while “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in its 5th week in the Top Ten.

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles were filmed this morning descending the iron staircase at the back of the Hammersmith Odeon, which became the beginning of one of two Can't Buy Me Love sequences in the A Hard Day's Night film.  In the afternoon The Beatles remained in west London for more filming. The first was a scene shot in St Luke's Road in Notting Hill Gate, where they were chased by police. Afterwards Ringo Starr was filmed in Lancaster Road, where he photographed milk bottles, was chased by two female fans, and found refuge in a second-hand clothes store at 20 All Saints Road.
The day's filming ended with an unused scene in which Paul McCartney walked on the Goldhawk Road in Shepherd's Bush, and entered a door signposted 'TV Rehearsal Room'. The door was actually that of the Jack Billings TV School of Dancing, and the shot was to have preceded McCartney's solo sequence with Isla Blair, filmed on 20 April and the following day. BeatlesBible

1964:  The Beatles put in an appearance at London's Australia House, plugging their upcoming tour Down Under. As well as munching on Tasmanian apples, Ringo was filmed holding up a map of Australia and chatting with reporters.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?q=Australia+house (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?q=Australia+house)

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The Australia House is a London landmark which is the home of the Australian High Commission.


1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart.

1965:  Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day for a performance of the title track of their second feature film, Help!  The black-and-white sequence was used early on in the film, and was intended to appear as a television appearance. In the film and exasperated Clang, played by Leo McKern, threw darts at the screen while watching The Beatles' performance. The footage, minus Clang, was distributed by NEMS Enterprises to television companies to promote the Help! single, released in July 1965. Also on this day, The Beatles began filming an unused scene featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, set in a drama school. Work continued on 23 and 28 April, but the sequence was left out of the final edit.
BeatlesBible.com


1966:  Recording: Taxman, Tomorrow Never Knows
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/22/recording-taxman-tomorrow-never-knows/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/22/recording-taxman-tomorrow-never-knows/)

1968:  George returns to England from India.

1969:  John Lennon changes his middle name to Ono

John Lennon formally changed his middle name by deed poll from Winston to Ono, during a brief ceremony held on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London. The ceremony was carried out before Bueno de Mesquita, Commissioner of Oaths. Lennon had never liked his middle name, which had been given to him during a bout of wartime patriotism.
Yoko changed her name for me. I've changed mine for her. One for both, both for each other. She has a ring. I have a ring. It gives us nine 'O's between us, which is good luck. Ten would not be good luck. Technically, Lennon was unable to lose the Winston from his name, as UK law dictates that a person is unable to fully revoke a name given at birth. As a result, his official name became John Winston Ono Lennon, with the ten 'O's he wished to avoid. Afterwards Lennon and Ono went to EMI Studios at Abbey Road where they recorded the track John And Yoko which became side two of their Wedding Album. BeatlesBible.com


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1972: 
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Former Beatle John Lennon, right, gestures as he speaks at a peace rally in New York's Bryant Park on April 22, 1972. Standing beside him is his wife, Yoko Ono. The rally and march of some 30,000 persons in New York City is part of a nationwide day of protests and demonstrations against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. (AP)


1999:  At the Bonhams rock and pop auction in London, John Lennon’s Vox stage organ, used during The Beatles’ performance of I’m Down at Shea Stadium in 1965, is sold for £19,500 ($27,300). http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april22.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april22.html)

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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 23, 2012, 05:50:55 AM
April 23rd

1960:  Live: Fox and Hounds, Caversham
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/04/23/live-fox-and-hounds-caversham/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/04/23/live-fox-and-hounds-caversham/)

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1962:  US single release: `My Bonnie'.
 
1963:  Performance: Floral Hall, Southport

1964:  Mixing: A Hard Day's Night
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day's Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964. On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day's Night, and on the single. BeatlesBible.com


1964: April, 1964 finished up at a furious pace for The Beatles, as they finished filming A Hard Day's Night. The 23rd was spent filming at Thornbury Playing Fields, with John taking the afternoon off to attend a literary luncheon, and all four rehearsing for Around The Beatles that evening, all these events being covered by visiting US disc jockey Murray The "K".
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Nursing a hangover (from partying the previous night at the Ad Lib club with Murray), John accompanied his wife Cynthia to the Dorchester for a luncheon in his honor, hosted by Foyles bookshop. Despite the wit and wordplay evident in his book In His Own Write, this was all John could manage when asked to give a speech in front of the assembled guests:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/22_Foyles_Literary_Banquet.mp3 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/22_Foyles_Literary_Banquet.mp3)

http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html)
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2010/06/youve-got-lucky-face.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2010/06/youve-got-lucky-face.html)

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/john-lennon-foyle-s-luncheon/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/john-lennon-foyle-s-luncheon/)


Some sources indicate that the lucky face comment was actually made on April 28th, during filming for “Around The Beatles”.

Around The Beatles rehearsal:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/around-the-beatles-rehearsal (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/around-the-beatles-rehearsal)


1965:  Filming: Help!

Filming of the unused drama school scene for The Beatles' Help!, featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, continued on this day. Work on it had begun on the previous day, and it was completed on 28 April. BeatlesBible.com


1970:  On April 23rd, 1970, George and Derek Taylor flew to America for a 12-day visit, attending to business at Apple's newly-opened New York office on Broadway. George also dropped by Columbia Studios on May 1st to sit in on a recording session with Bob Dylan.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-really-pity.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-really-pity.html)


1977: In tonight’s edition of “Saturday Night Live,” character Ron Nasty (played by Neil Innes), who is now living in seclusion in New York, is invited out of retirement to join in a “Save Britain Telethon.” Throughout the show, viewers are jokingly asked to pledge money to “keep Britain afloat,” a cause that inspired Nasty to come on the show to perform the song Cheese and Onions. The positive audience response leads to Lorne Michaels funding the full-length Rutles TV special, to be made by Eric Idle and Gary Weiss. And thus, Rutlemania was born.*
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april23.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april23.html)

*In the US anyway.  ;D

http://www.myspace.com/video/ohnothimagen9/neil-innes-as-ron-nasty-cheese-and-onions-live-on-us-tv-39-77/20148118 (http://www.myspace.com/video/ohnothimagen9/neil-innes-as-ron-nasty-cheese-and-onions-live-on-us-tv-39-77/20148118)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 24, 2012, 06:30:28 AM
April 24th

1960:  John and Paul’s second and final performance as The Nerk Twins at the Fox and Hounds, Caversham, Berkshire.

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

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963: The “Please Please Me” LP was in its fifth week in the top ten of the UK New Musical Express chart.

1963:  Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London

Another of NEMS’ “Mersey Beat Showcase” presentations. This Top Rank ballroom was situated close by the Finsbury Park Astoria cinema where the Beatles would play on many occasions. Two thousand people attended this evening. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109

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1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

Six busy weeks spent filming A Hard Day's Night came to a close on this day, with a final scene being shot at Edgehill Road in Ealing, London.
The scene was part of Ringo Starr's solo sequence. In it, he laid his coat over puddles for a woman to walk on, doing his best impression of Sir Walter Raleigh, not realising that one of the puddles was actually a large hole. The Beatles had started work on A Hard Day's Night on 2 March 1964. This was their 40th day spent on the film, although other scenes were filmed without their involvement. To celebrate the wrap, in the afternoon The Beatles, the rest of the cast, the film crew, and visiting US radio DJ Murray the K, all attended a private party in the back of the Turks Head pub in Twickenham, where Starr's pub sequence had been filmed on 10 March. BeatlesBible.com
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1965:  Filming: Help!

The exterior shots of the Help! scene in which The Beatles sought refuge in a London pub were filmed on this day. The pub was the City Barge, at 27 Strand-on-the Green, Chiswick, London. The Beatles were filmed walking down the narrow Post Office Alley and onto the towpath by the River Thames. Realising they were being pursued by a group of bagpipe players, they run into the pub. In the scene, The Beatles eventually emerge via the glass window of the pub, without Ringo Starr, who was trapped in a cellar with a tiger. The interior shots of the pub were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios. After the scene was complete John Lennon and Paul McCartney left for the day. George Harrison and Ringo Starr filmed a brief unused scene in a telephone box, after which a sequence was filmed, without The Beatles, in the food hall of Harrods in Knightsbridge. BeatlesBible.com

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1967:  US single release: `Love in the Open Air'. (From the movie “The Family Way”)

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

1970:  US LP release: `Sentimental Journey'. (Ringo)

1971:  On this date John and Yoko were detained for questioning in Palma de Mallorca by Spanish police after Yoko’s ex-husband Tony Cox accused them of attempting to kidnap the former couples’ daughter Kyoko. In reality, Cox was in violation of the order which had awarded full custody to Yoko. John and Yoko spent much of April and May unsuccessfully attempting to retrieve her.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/04/comment-dormez-vous.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/04/comment-dormez-vous.html)
http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=27466 (http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=27466)

1969:
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1971:  Ringo's first pop single, "It Don't Come Easy", was released April 9th in the UK and a week later in the US. It rocketed up the charts, peaking in the top 5 on both sides of the pond.

This led to a remarkable situation on April 24th, when all four ex-Beatles had songs in the Melody Maker top 30: "It Don't Come Easy" (#17), Paul's "Another Day" (#14), John's "Power To The People" (#18), and George's My Sweet Lord" hanging on at #28.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=49 (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=49)

Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 25, 2012, 06:04:56 AM
April 25

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Croydon
The fourth Mersey Beat Showcase event, starring artists from Brian Epstein's management stable, took place on this evening at the Fairfield Hall ballroom in Croydon, Surrey. The event was organised by promoter John Smith in January 1963. As neither The Beatles nor support acts Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer or The Big Three had enjoyed major chart success at that time, Smith arranged for singer John Leyton to headline the concert. On the day, however, Leyton was ill and cancelled his appearance, leaving The Beatles in their rightful place at the top of the bill. BeatlesBible.com

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1964:  “With the Beatles” was number 1 for the 25th and last week on the UK Record Retailer Chart. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was number 1 for the 4th week on Billboard chart.

1964:  Peter and Gordon reach No. 1 on the UK pop chart with World Without Love, a Lennon-McCartney song. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april25.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april25.html)

1964:  Hall of Remembrance, London
Rehearsals continued for Around the Beatles. 

1965:  ABC-TV transmitted the second part of New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert, filmed April 11, 1965. 

1965:  Got To Get You Into My Life
Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Peter Vince
This hour-long session saw two mono mixes made of Got To Get You Into My Life, which The Beatles had recorded on 8 and 11 April 1966.  There was no producer present, and the only engineer in the studio was Peter Vince. Between 10 and 11am he created the rough mixes so that acetate pressings could be made for reference purposes; they were never intended for the album, and contained no echo or other effects. The mixes were numbered one and two. When the song was mixed properly on 18 May the two mixes were numbered the same. BeatlesBible

1967: Recording: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/25/recording-magical-mystery-tour/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/25/recording-magical-mystery-tour/)

1969:  Mixing: Two of Us

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Peter Mew

A rough mono mix was created of the Let It Be song Two Of Us during this hour-long late-night session.
The mix was to allow an acetate disc to be cut of the song, so that Paul McCartney could give a copy to the US trio Mortimer. In May 1969 McCartney produced the band's version for Apple, but the recording was never released. BeatleBible

1970:   The “Let it Be” single was in its 7th week in the Billboard Top 30, while “Live Peace in Toronto” was in its 16th week in that ranking.

1976:  John and Paul at the Dakota-April 24 and 25, 1976

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VreAZEu3imnVKzSgT4TFjffJl5urB1REb7xepWTnPFc/edit (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VreAZEu3imnVKzSgT4TFjffJl5urB1REb7xepWTnPFc/edit)

The Saturday Night Live video mentioned in the document is on http://vimeo.com/ (http://vimeo.com/) but I can't get the embedding or the link to work. You can search for "Lorne Michaels Beatles" and it will come up though.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 26, 2012, 04:09:50 AM
April 26th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Performance at the Music Hall, Shrewsbury

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-backstage-at-music-hall-shrewsbury/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-backstage-at-music-hall-shrewsbury/)

1963:  The stereo version of the LP “Please Please Me” was released in the UK, as well as the single “Do You Want to Know a Secret”/“I’ll Be on My Way”; the first release by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.  These Lennon/McCartney songs went to number two on the UK Singles Chart.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_J._Kramer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_J._Kramer)

Do You Want to Know a Secret? (http://youtu.be/kX3ADWQw2iw)

I'll Be On My Way
http://youtu.be/ulor0uSkBCA (http://youtu.be/ulor0uSkBCA)

1964:  Performance at Empire Pool, Wembley

The Beatles’ first live performance in Britain for 15 weeks was at The New Musical Express 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ Concert. An audience of 10,000 watched them perform “She Loves You”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Twist and Shout”, “Long Tall Sally” and “You Can’t Do That”. Even more tuned in on May 10th to watch their performance as the second part of ABC Television’s special, Big Beat ’64. Lewisohn

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_26_1964_nme_concert.jpg)

Concert (http://youtu.be/Rdg42mFX70k)

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-empire-pool-wembley/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-empire-pool-wembley/)


An American DJ visiting England, thanks to the hospitality of George Harrison's sister Louise, was Gene Loving of WGH-AM, Tidewater, Virginia. On the evening of the 25th, he interviewed George in a London hotel, and found himself backstage in Wembley the next afternoon (to interview John and Ringo). George also taped a short promo for Gene's show. http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html (http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html)

Interview with George:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Gene_Loving_w_George.mp3 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Gene_Loving_w_George.mp3)

Promo:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/15_Bonus_-_George_Promo_For_Gene_Loving.mp3 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/15_Bonus_-_George_Promo_For_Gene_Loving.mp3)

Interview with John and Ringo:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0426.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0426.beatles.html)


1965:  The Beatles had the day off from filming Help!.

1966:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). They work for over 12 straight hours on And Your Bird Can Sing. Eleven more takes of the basic rhythm track are recorded, with take 10 being selected as "best" for overdubs. The ending of take six was the best, so it was blended into the master track.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html)

1967:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Overdubs are recorded for the song Magical Mystery Tour. Bass, maracas, cowbell, tambourines, and backing vocals / shouts are taped.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html)

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in the Billboard Top 100 for the 15th week. “Get Back” was at #1.

1969:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording a lead vocal overdub onto Oh! Darling, followed by 32 takes of the basic track for Ringo's Octopus's Garden. They worked without a producer. Prior to this session, John Lennon had remixed recordings of his and Yoko Ono's heartbeats and the two of them speaking / shouting each other's names (the track John and Yoko on John and Yoko's Wedding Album) into stereo. Take 2 of Octopus's Garden (with an ending bit from Take eight) was released on The Beatles Anthology 3 (Disc two, Track 14).
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html)

Octopus's Garden:
http://youtu.be/Vm2wEsvb9eI (http://youtu.be/Vm2wEsvb9eI)

1978:  In the US NBC television aired the special “Ringo”. It was an adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”, with Ringo getting a break from stardom by switching places with a poor look-alike.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AZgzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GOkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1612%2C3333651 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AZgzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GOkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1612%2C3333651)

"Ringo", a Ringo Starr US-TV special, aired April 26, 1978 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raHA3pzB2Kk#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 27, 2012, 04:39:57 AM
April 27th  

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performance at (Victory) Memorial Hall, Northwich

The day after this performance, 28 April, Paul, George and Ringo took off for a 12-day holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. John and Brian Epstein flew to Spain.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109


(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_1963_memorial_hall.jpg)

1964:  “Around the Beatles” dress rehearsal

1964:  US single release: Love Me Do
Eighteen months after it was released in the United Kingdom, The Beatles' single / was issued in America. The single was released on the short-lived Tollie label, with the serial number 9008. Tollie was a subsidiary to Vee-Jay, which had the rights to a number of early Beatles songs initially rejected by Capitol Records. On 30 May 1964 the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining there for just one week before being displaced by Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups. BeatlesBible.com
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_1964_love_me_do.jpg)

1964:  Peter and Gordon’s first single “World Without Love” was released in the US.

Peter Asher:
Paul had played Gordon and me that song at some point, just in passing. It was really just half a song. It didn’t yet have a bridge. Gordon and I were working at clubs in London at that time, and we got offered a record deal by EMI, who saw us as an English version of The Kingston Trio, or a Peter, Paul and Mary type of thing. We did the American folk song “500 Miles,” and that was the song they were thinking would be our first single. Anyway, we signed the record deal with EMI, and set the date for our first recording session. At that point I went to Paul and asked him if that orphaned song was still up for grabs, since we needed three or four songs to record on that first day in the studio. Paul said we could have it, so I asked him to finish the bridge. And he did. As I recall, the bridge came in the nick of time for us to record “World Without Love” at that first session.  http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/peter-asher-1119.aspx (http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/peter-asher-1119.aspx)

Peter & Gordon (June 4, 1945 - July 17, 2009) A World Without Love 1964 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjIwmoASnxg#)
 
1964:  John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" was published in the US. Newsweek magazine declared that the Beatles singer-guitarist is "an unlikely heir to the English tradition of literary nonsense." http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april27.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april27.html)

1964: The share capital of NEMS Enterprises Limited was 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. 

1964:  The episode of “Ready, Steady, Go” filmed on March 20th was aired.

1965:  Filming: Help!
Two scenes for Help! were filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios. In the first The Beatles donned disguises - including an early outing for John Lennon in granny glasses and long hair - in an airport terminal as they waited to fly to the Bahamas. The second featured Ahme, played by Eleanor Bron, on a tank turret, which was used as part of the Salisbury Plain sequence.

Shades of the future…
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_disguise1.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_john_2.jpg)(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_ringo.jpg)
1969                                                       April 1975


1966:  “Rubber Soul” was in its 21st week in the New Musical Express chart.

1966:  Recording, mixing: Taxman, And Your Bird Can Sing, Tomorrow Never Knows, I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/27/recording-mixing-taxman-and-your-bird-can-sing-tomorrow-never-knows-im-only-sleeping/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/27/recording-mixing-taxman-and-your-bird-can-sing-tomorrow-never-knows-im-only-sleeping/)


1967:  Recording, mixing: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/27/recording-mixing-magical-mystery-tour/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/27/recording-mixing-magical-mystery-tour/)

1970:  The London Art Gallery in Bond Street, which had been accused of exhibiting "indecent" drawings by John Lennon, was cleared at Marlborough Street Magistrates' Court.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/jun/09/archive-lennon-prints-charge-1970 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/jun/09/archive-lennon-prints-charge-1970)

1981:  Ringo and Barbara Bach were married at the Registrar’s Office, Marylebone with Paul, Linda (and toddler James), George and Olivia in attendance.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_1981_ringostarr_barbarabach_wedding_med.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_27_1981ringo-starr_1236660c.jpg)

Ringo Starr-Wedding To Barbara Bach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9UJ0x42aX4#)

1981:  The announcement was made that Wings was disbanding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(band) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(band))
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 28, 2012, 08:32:35 PM
April 28th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  Television: Around the Beatles

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/28/around-the-beatles/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/28/around-the-beatles/)

Around The Beatles (http://youtu.be/kB4DLj1_1c4)

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was at number 1 for the 3rd week on the New Musical Express chart.

1965:  Filming: Help!
The unused scene for Help! featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard was completed on this morning. Prior work had taken place on 22 and 23 April. In the afternoon the interior pub scene was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios, which culminated with Ringo Starr falling through a trapdoor into a cellar.
During filming for the pub scene, Peter Sellers arrived at Twickenham to present The Beatles with Grammy Awards for A Hard Day's Night, which won the Best Performance By A Vocal Group award for 1964, and for Best New Artist. The brief ceremony was filmed, including an off-the-cuff rendition of It's A Long Way To Tipperary.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/28/filming-help-45/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/28/filming-help-45/)

I’m not sure why there’s a laugh track on this but it’s still very cool:
Beatles - Grandma Award (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0urJjY2JIo#)


1966:  Recording: Eleanor Rigby
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/28/recording-eleanor-rigby/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/28/recording-eleanor-rigby/)


1974:  John Lennon appears briefly with Harry Nilsson at a March of Dimes benefit concert in New York’s Central Park. John ad libs his own March of Dimes song, dances a bit, and signs autographs for the crowd (taking time to hold a baby). John’s appearance goes mostly unnoticed by the local TV news and newspapers. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_28_lennon_nilsson_MarchofDimes.jpg)

Video:
http://youtu.be/0lzJF819KZU (http://youtu.be/0lzJF819KZU)

Mark Lapidos started Beatlefest (now "The Fest for Beatles Fans") in 1974.
On April 28, 1974, Lapidos joined 100,000 others in New York's Central Park for the March of Dimes Walkathon. John Lennon and Harry Nilsson were on hand to MC the start of the event. Lapidos wore his new "10th Anniversary Beatles" shirt issued by Capitol. Lapidos saw someone else with the same shirt and asked him where he got it. The other person replied that he had helped John and Harry the night before and that John invited up to his hotel for a shirt and autograph. He then told Lapidos where John Lennon was staying and the room number.
Later, Lapidos went to the hotel. Harry Nilsson answered the knock on Lennon's door and let Lapidos in. Lapidos found himself face to face with John Lennon. Lapidos described his idea for Beatles Fans celebration ("Beatlefest"). Lennon was supportive, "I'm all for it. I'm a Beatles fan, too!"
The first Beatlefest was featured on the October 24, 1974, cover of Rolling Stone, and grew into an annual event held in multiple cities each year. http://www.harrynilsson.com/about-mark-lapidos.html (http://www.harrynilsson.com/about-mark-lapidos.html)

1975:  John Lennon and his lawyer, Leon Wilders, are interviewed by Tom Snyder on US television, on NBC-TV's "Tomorrow Show." This was John’s last major television interview. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html)

Tomorrow (http://youtu.be/3OQl10ZlfqU)

1975:  Ringo performed his “No No Song” with Tom and Dick Smothers on The Smothers Brothers Show.

No No Song - Ringo Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVGerWFYotQ#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 29, 2012, 05:00:45 AM
April 29th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:   Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  “Please Please Me” was in the New Musical Express Top Ten for 58 weeks, “With the Beatles” was in the Top 30 for 23 weeks and “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in the Top Ten for 6 weeks.

1964:  Performance at the ABC Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2u540m1.jpg)

More Pictures (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-edinburgh-1964/)

Fan petitioned the Beatles to play in Edinburgh (http://www.scotsman.com/what-s-on/music/fan-petitioned-the-beatles-to-play-in-edinburgh-1-3391906)


1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles were once again at Twickenham Film Studios on this day, to re-shoot the scene in Help! in which a night club hand drier sucks excessively in an attempt to steal Ringo Starr's ring. Another scene was re-shot on this day: Starr was tethered to a table in a room underneath The Beatles' recording studio, before being rescued by Ahme, played by Eleanor Bron. While at Twickenham, the group gave an interview to Radio Luxembourg presenter Chris Denning, the host of the station's weekly Sunday night show titled The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were recorded together, while Starr gave a separate interview after filming his scene. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording, mixing: Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/29/recording-mixing-eleanor-rigby-im-only-sleeping/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/29/recording-mixing-eleanor-rigby-im-only-sleeping/)

1967:  John Lennon attends the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream
On this day, and into the night, a benefit party for the underground newspaper International Times was held at London's Alexandra Palace. The 14 Hour Technicolour dream was a multi-artist happening featuring poets, artists and musicians. The headline act was Pink Floyd, and the other performers included Arthur Brown, Soft Machine, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things and Yoko Ono. John Lennon and John Dunbar saw a news item about the event on the television at Lennon's home in Weybridge while tripping on LSD, and decided to attend. Lennon called his driver who took them to the venue. Film footage from the event shows Lennon.
John Lennon 14 Hour Technicolour Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umTS-CTo2Ek#)

1969: Recording, mixing: Octopus's Garden
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/29/recording-mixing-octopuss-garden/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/29/recording-mixing-octopuss-garden/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on April 30, 2012, 03:16:32 AM
April 30th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

Gene Vincent and The Beatles look distressed because they're not allowed to smoke.  ;)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_30_no_smoking.jpg)

More:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html (http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html)

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964: Live: Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

The Beatles gave two concerts at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, on this evening. Prior to the concerts they were interviewed at the Roman Camp hotel in Callander, Perthshire, where they had stayed the night before, by a BBC Scotland camera crew. The interviewer was Evelyn Elliot, and the report was shown that evening on the BBC 1 news show Six Ten. That afternoon they also visited Glasgow's Theatre Royal studios, to record a contribution for the Scottish Television show Roundup. They chatted to hosts Morag Hood and Paul Young, but didn't perform. The show was first broadcast on STV from 5pm on 5 May 1964. BeatlesBible.com

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/april_30_1964_roundup_scotland.jpg)

1964:  The Beatles receive $140,000 for the rights to having their pictures included in packages of bubble gum in the USA.
http://www.classicbands.com/history.html (http://www.classicbands.com/history.html)

Topps Bubblegum Cards:

http://dollythebird.blogspot.com/2011/01/ive-just-seen-face-i-cant-forget.html (http://dollythebird.blogspot.com/2011/01/ive-just-seen-face-i-cant-forget.html)

and

http://www.mybeatles.net/cards.html (http://www.mybeatles.net/cards.html)


1965:  Filming for Help!

Filming continued at Twickenham’s, shooting the unsuccessful ring removal attempts at the jeweler’s and in the magnetized elevator. The recording session for “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” was also filmed. 

The Beatles - You're Going To Lose That Girl (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4jxuo)

1969: Recording, mixing: Let It Be, You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/30/recording-mixing-let-it-be-you-know-my-name-look-up-the-number/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/30/recording-mixing-let-it-be-you-know-my-name-look-up-the-number/)

1968:  BBC TV launched The Cilla Black Show making Cilla the first British female performer to have her own TV show. The theme song, 'Step Inside Love', was written by Paul McCartney.

1969:  Dispute between ATV and the Beatles for the control of Northern Songs Ltd. 

1969:  Promotional films for The Beatles songs Get Back and Don't Let Me Down are broadcast on US television, on the program "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html)

1973:  US release of the Paul McCartney and Wings LP Red Rose Speedway (Apple). Songs: Big Barn Bed, My Love, Get On the Right Thing, One More Kiss, Little Lamb Dragonfly, Single Pigeon, When the Night, Loup (1st Indian on the Moon), and Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut. 31 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1. (In November 1980, John Lennon will admit that this is the last album of Paul McCartney’s that he ever listened to.) US release of the Paul McCartney and Wings LP Red Rose Speedway (Apple). Songs: Big Barn Bed, My Love, Get On the Right Thing, One More Kiss, Little Lamb Dragonfly, Single Pigeon, When the Night, Loup (1st Indian on the Moon), and Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut. 31 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1. (In November 1980, John Lennon will admit that this is the last album of Paul McCartney’s that he ever listened to.)
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html (http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 01, 2012, 06:17:55 PM
May 1st

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. 

1963:  `Please Please Me' LP, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Tony Barrow became Beatles' press agent. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Barrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Barrow)

KRLA disc jockey Bob Eubanks (left) confers with Beatles publicist Tony Barrow at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 28, 1966.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_1_tony_barrow.jpg)
http://www.vcstar.com/photos/2011/aug/25/137453/#ixzz1tdq5JA12 (http://www.vcstar.com/photos/2011/aug/25/137453/#ixzz1tdq5JA12)


1964:  BBC Paris Studio, London 

The session for the Beatles’ third consecutive “bank holiday” special on BBC radio’s light programme, again titled “From Us to You” and broadcast this time on Whit Monday, 18 May, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

…the group taped eight numbers: “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey”, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Sure to Fall (In Love With You), “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Matchbox” and “Honey Don’t” (with John singing the lead vocal…) …The Beatles also engaged in the usual light-hearted banter with the host (Alan Freeman…), read requests and twice performed an off-the-cuff “Whit Monday to You”, to the tune of “Happy Birthday”.

Clearly, the Beatles remained keen to be heard performing the songs that had once been the backbone of their stage act, before the fame and enforced brevity of their concerts ensured that only released material be featured in live performance. Four of these eight numbers were vintage Sun material. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, pages 159 and 160

I Forgot to Remember to Forget (http://youtu.be/PUncJ3V9T_8)


1965:  `Beatles For Sale” hits number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart, replacing “Rolling Stones II”.

1966:  NME Poll-Winners' show: The Beatles' final UK concert
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/01/the-beatles-final-uk-concert/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/01/the-beatles-final-uk-concert/)

Award presentations:
http://youtu.be/On72ERUjAcQ (http://youtu.be/On72ERUjAcQ)

Just look at John in those shades...yow!
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_1_1966_NME66.jpg)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_1_1966_NME66_2.jpg)

1966:  Premiere of `The Beatles at Shea Stadium', broadcast by BBC-TV. 

1969:  Mixing: Oh! Darling

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

Stereo mixes of Oh! Darling were made on this day, in the control room of Studio Three.
The recording of Oh! Darling had begun on 20 April 1969, and a first rough mix had been made at the end of that session. More overdubs were added on 26 April, and it was from this that today's mixes were made.

Three stereo mixes were made, numbered 2-4, in a session lasting from 2.30-7pm. Again, none was used, as Paul McCartney re-recorded his lead vocals a number of times as the Abbey Road sessions progressed. BeatlesBible.com

1970:  George Harrison was interviewed by Howard Smith at WABC-FM radio in New York City on May 1st 1970 during a brief visit to America. At the time of this conversation, the Beatles breakup was already fresh news to a stunned public, and McCartney's solo album had just been released. George would begin the recording sessions for his solo album "All Things Must Pass" upon returning home to England from this US visit.
This intriguing interview with Harrison was originally broadcast on WABC-FM two days later on May 3rd 1970. It would be later rebroadcast on WPLJ-FM radio on January 23rd 1972. - Jay Spangler
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1970.04gh.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1970.04gh.beatles.html)


                                         
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 02, 2012, 05:09:14 PM
May 2nd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963: “From Me to You” was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart. 

1964:  John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Hawaii
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-hawaii/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-hawaii/)

The price of fame:
George Harrison Confronts Reporters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRofk37tLPY#)


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© Bettmann/CORBIS
Original caption:Honolulu: Beatles John Lennon (left) and George Harrison left Hawaii so fast they didn't get traditional floral leis. The only aloha expressed was the squeals of four high school girls. The Beatles said Hawaii hadn't treated them right. Hawaii newsmen said "good riddance."


Across the Universe
The Beatles/Hawaii connection
http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/November-2009/Across-the-Universe/ (http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/November-2009/Across-the-Universe/)


1964:  Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to Lisbon
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-lisbon/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-lisbon/)

Pictures: http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/paul-mccartney-ringo-starr-virgin-islands-1964/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/paul-mccartney-ringo-starr-virgin-islands-1964/)

1964:  The Rolling Stones’ first and self-titled LP replaced “With the Beatles” in the number 1 spot on the UK Record Retailer chart. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was at number 1 for the fifth and final week on Billboard’s Top 100.

1966:  Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones visit Dolly's nightclub, London
Dolly's nightclub, situated at 57-58 Jermyn Street in London, was a favourite haunt of The Beatles and other 1960s luminaries. On this evening Paul McCartney and Neil Aspinall paid a visit, along with Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones and Keith Richards. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  Recording: Something
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

Although The Beatles had recorded 13 takes of George Harrison's song Something on 16 April 1969, on this day they began a remake. Thirty-six takes were recorded during this session, the last of which became the basis for the released song. The line-up was Harrison and John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney playing bass guitar, Ringo Starr on drums and Billy Preston on piano. The final take lasted 7'48", and featured a lengthy piano-led jam based around the four chords for Lennon's 1970 song Remember. Although eventually removed completely, the jam was retained throughout most of the recording sessions for Something. The session took place from 7pm-3.40am, but also included a three-hour break from 11pm. BeatlesBible.com


1969:   ATV gets the support of minor share holders and obtains the 45% of Northern Songs shares. They maintain their offer of purchase for the Beatles' shares until 15 May. 

1969:  Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed for How Late It Is
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/02/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-how-late-it-is/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/02/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-how-late-it-is/)

1970:  The “Let It Be” single was in its 8th week in Billboard’s Top 30.

1972:  The New York Times runs an editorial supporting the Lennons’ bid to stay in America. The “National Committee for John and Yoko” is formed to support their campaign.
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http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may2.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may2.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 03, 2012, 04:54:50 AM
May 3rd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to the Virgin Islands
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/03/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-virgin-islands/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/03/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-virgin-islands/)


1965:   Filming for Help!
Knighton Down, Larkhill, Wiltshire

For three days filming switched to this location on cold and windswept Salisbury Plain, the Beatles arriving at their local hotel-the Antrobus Arms in Amesbury-at 11.20 pm on Sunday night and departing during the afternoon of Thursday the 6th. Considerable filming was done here, including an open-air (mimed) performance of “I Need You”, shot amid troops from the real-life 3 Division (which uses Salisbury Plain for exercises), gunners, machine-gunners and even a troop of horse-artillery. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 192

http://youtu.be/65BMMjUZyfI (http://youtu.be/65BMMjUZyfI)

http://youtu.be/I7nIWKApT30 (http://youtu.be/I7nIWKApT30)

© University of Dundee/Michael Peto
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_3_the-beatles-may-1965-ringo-starr-behind-the-camera-during-the-filming-of-help-in-salisbury-plain.jpg)

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More pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-help-filming-on-salisbury-plain-may-19/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-help-filming-on-salisbury-plain-may-19/)

The Beatles on Salisbury Plain (http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2009/03/09/the_beatles_on_salisbury_plain_feature.shtml)
Geoff Barker
Read the story of when The Beatles came to Wiltshire to film scenes from their second film Help! on Salisbury Plain in 1965.


1967:  Recording: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/03/recording-magical-mystery-tour-3/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/03/recording-magical-mystery-tour-3/)

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 16th week.

1969:  In late April of 1969, NME's Alan Smith sat down with John Lennon to discuss the release of the Beatles' next album. While the recording for the 'Let It Be' album had already been completed and work on 'Abbey Road' had just begun, John mistakenly states that the next LP should be released "in about eight weeks." What could not be known at the time was that 'Let It Be' would remain shelved until its much-delayed release on May 8th 1970, long after 'Abbey Road' had enjoyed a lengthy stay at number one. http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1969.0503.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1969.0503.beatles.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 04, 2012, 01:51:29 AM
May 4th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

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1964:  John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Tahiti
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/04/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-tahiti/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/04/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-tahiti/)

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1965: Filming for Help! continued on the Salisbury Plain.

1966: “Rubber Soul” was in its 22nd week in the New Musical Express Top 10.

1967: Mixing: Magical Mystery Tour
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Seven mono mixes of the Magical Mystery Tour song were created during this session. These were numbered 1-7, even though four previous mixes had been made on 27 April 1967. There was some uncertainty whether mix five or seven was the best, though eventually the latter was selected to be used during the Magical Mystery Tour television special. Several sound effects were later added during film editing, including applause and coach noises.
None of the day's mixes were issued on record, however, as new mixes - and an additional vocal overdub - were made on 7 November 1967. At this stage, though, the song was considered complete. BeatlesBible.com

1968:  Eighteen year old Mary Hopkin’s performance on the talent show “Opportunity Knocks” prompted British model Twiggy to bring her to the attention of Paul McCartney.

http://www.nndb.com/people/091/000089821/ (http://www.nndb.com/people/091/000089821/)

A later Apple promo for Turn, Turn, Turn:
Mary Hopkin Turn Turn Turn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjEu5vlRfiY#ws)

1968:  The Beatles, Mia Farrow, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_4_1968_post_cover.jpg)

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono buy Tittenhurst Park
 
http://tittenhurstlennon.blogspot.com/2011/10/john-lennons-tooth.html (http://tittenhurstlennon.blogspot.com/2011/10/john-lennons-tooth.html)

Beatle John Lennon's time at Tittenhurst Park in Ascot
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-13344535 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-13344535)

Filmed at Tittenhurst
John Lennon - Imagine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs#)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_4_tittenhurst.jpg)

1969:  Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney attend a wrap party for The Magic Christian

A party to celebrate the completion of principal photography for The Magic Christian was held on this evening. Ringo Starr appeared in the film, co-starring alongside Peter Sellers. The party took place at the London nightclub Les Ambassadeurs. Other guests included John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and actors Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Stanley Baker, George Peppard, Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. The party was filmed by the producers of The Magic Christian. Footage from the occasion later appeared in a BBC documentary titled Will The Real Mr Sellers..., which was narrated by Spike Milligan and broadcast in December 1969. Just 41 seconds of footage from the party was used in the documentary. Peter Sellers can be seen talking to Lennon, and in a brief interview McCartney denies his wife Linda is pregnant. Their daughter Mary was born four months later. BeatlesBible.com

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1977:  US LP release: `The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl'.
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1981: George Harrison releases a jaunty tribute to John Lennon with the song, All Those Years Ago. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also contribute to the recording.  http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html)

All Those Years Ago - John Lennon & George Harrison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7bBLE1EAIw#)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 05, 2012, 07:59:57 PM
May 5th

1958:John Lennon photographed in Liverpool (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/05/05/john-lennon-photographed-in-liverpool)

This picture of John Lennon with friend and Quarrymen manager Nigel Whalley was uncovered by the BBC during research for a 2007 episode of Inside Out. Taken on Lime Street, Liverpool on 5 May 1958, the picture was unearthed as BBC researchers attempted to track down previously undiscovered pictures of the Quarrymen onstage, while making a programme to mark the 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s first meeting with Paul McCartney. BeatlesBible

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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1965:  This week saw “Ticket to Ride” occupy the number one spot on the New Musical Express chart for the fourth week in a row.

1965:  Filming: Help!

This was the last day of The Beatles' three-day shoot for Help! on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. The cold and windy conditions were evidently taking their toll on the group, who looked weather-beaten in many scenes and stills from the shoot. After the day's work The Beatles returned to the Antrobus Arms in Amesbury, from where they left for London on 6 May 1965. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording: I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/05/recording-im-only-sleeping/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/05/recording-im-only-sleeping/)

1969:  US single release: Get Back
Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles' first single of 1969 was issued in the United States. Get Back, with Don't Let Me Down, as its b-side, was issued as Apple 2490. As in the UK, it was credited to The Beatles with Billy Preston. It was the only time such a credit featured on a Beatles release. The delay in the US release may have been due to a last-minute remix ordered by Paul McCartney on 7 April 1969, four days before the official UK release date. Copies were late in arriving in British record stores, and Apple, and the distributors Capitol, may have wished to avoid such a fate in America.Get Back began its 12-week chart run on 10 May 1969. Two weeks later it reached number one, where it remained for five weeks. The single was The Beatles' first in the US to be released in true stereo rather than mono. By 1969 there was a strong move towards releasing music in stereo only, which The Beatles wholly adopted for all their releases by the end of the year.
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1969:  Billy Preston, who played with The Beatles during several of the Get Back sessions, began recording his first LP for Apple Records at Olympic Sound Studios. His long association with the members of The Beatles began in 1962 when he was a member of Little Richard’s touring band.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Preston (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Preston)

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1969:  Recording: Something
This was the first of four consecutive Beatles recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London, and saw work continue on George Harrison's song Something. This was for overdubs onto the backing track, which had been recorded on 2 May 1969. Harrison recorded a lead guitar part, and Paul McCartney re-recorded his bass guitar line. It has been reported that Harrison later re-recorded his lead guitar part during the 15 August orchestral overdub session. However, a reduction mix known as take 37, made on 11 July 1969, contains Harrison's solo. Since he did not record lead guitar for the song between 5 May and 16 July, it is most likely that the final solo was recorded during this session at Olympic. The session lasted from 7.30pm to 4am the following morning. Something was then left alone until 11 July, and work wasn't concluded until 15 August. BeatlesBible.com
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 06, 2012, 06:13:25 PM
May 6th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1964:  Beatles records on the New Musical Express chart included the “Please Please Me” LP, in the Top 10 for the 59th week, “With the Beatles” in the Top 30 for 24th week and “Can’t Buy Me Love” in the Top Ten for the 7th and last week.

1964: “Around the Beatles” was aired.

1966:  More vocal overdubbing onto “I’m Only Sleeping” and then a reduction mix of take 11 into take 13 (creating more space for yet further sounds) occupied this 2:30 pm-1:00 am session. From then until 2:15 am, the recording was mixed into mono.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 220

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. 

1966:  The Scaffold, the comedy, poetry and musical trio that Paul’s brother Mike belonged to (as Mike McGear) released their first UK single, “Two Days Monday”.

1968:  Paul McCartney penned ”Step Inside Love”, recorded by Cilla Black, was released in the US.

Cilla and Paul's Demo:
http://youtu.be/7KyvGnJn5Ms (http://youtu.be/7KyvGnJn5Ms)

10 Stories Behind Beatles Songs (http://listverse.com/2010/05/16/10-stories-behind-beatles-songs/)

1969:  Olympic Sound Studios, London
3:00-3:30 pm: mono mix of the previous night’s “Something”; 3:30-5:00 rehearsal of “You Never Give Me Your Money”; 5:00-5:45 another mono mix of “Something”; 5:45-6:00 playback of this mix: 6:30-3:15 am recording of “You Never Give Me Your Money” (36 takes); 3:15-3:30 editing; 3:30-4:00 am overdubbing onto “You Never Give Me Your Money”. Lewisohn page 322


Medley:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/abbey-road-medley-19691231 (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/abbey-road-medley-19691231)

1977:  UK LP release: `The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl'.

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http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-the-hollywood-bowl-r1533/review (http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-the-hollywood-bowl-r1533/review)

The tickets weren’t quite right:
http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/holbowl.htm (http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/holbowl.htm)

1998:  George Harrison testifies in an English court in another attempt by The Beatles to prevent a new release of the “Star-Club tapes.” Harrison calls the recording the "crummiest" ever in the group's career, referring to the performance as "a lot of teen-agers getting drunk and playing rock and roll." The man who made the recording of The Beatles on December 31, 1962, Ed “King-Size” Taylor, had previously testified that John Lennon had given him permission to make the recording. In rebuttal, The Beatles' lawyer points out that The Beatles were contracted to EMI at the time and Harrison remarks: "One drunken person recording another bunch of drunks does not constitute business deals. The only person who allegedly heard anything about it is the one person who is dead, who can't actually come here and say it's a load of rubbish." When asked if John Lennon was the undisputed leader of The Beatles, George said: “We had a democratic thing going between us. Everyone had to agree with everything that was done, whether it was a concert in Liverpool or to go to Hamburg.” He goes on to say that John turned to him for musical advice: “He had a little guitar with three strings tuned like a banjo. I had to show him the chords. When I first met him, I was very young, but so was he. He was 17 and I was maybe 14 or 15. But by the time we were in Hamburg, I’d grown up a lot, and I could certainly hold my own against him. He was the loudest, the noisiest, and the oldest. He could be wrong about something, but try and win the argument just by being loud.” When asked what he remembered about the Star-Club, he says: “It was a really rough place and the waiters used to let off tear-gas to get rid of the sailors if a fight started. I kept well out of it. But there were also some quite nice people who went to the club. They weren’t all gangsters and transvestites...there were teenagers and art students. But by 2:00 a.m. on Saturday night, it was hell!”  http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may6.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may6.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 09, 2012, 03:22:44 AM
May 7th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1965:  Filming: Help!
Following their three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain for Help!, The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios, where much of the film had previously been completed. This day's work was on the 'exciting adventure of Paul on the floor' scene in which Paul McCartney is accidentally injected with reducing fluid, loses his clothes, and misses out on much of the action while various people make a play for Ringo Starr's ring.

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1966: Brian Epstein flies to Copenhagen, to receive gold records on behalf of The Beatles. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html)

1969:  Mixing: Get Back album inserts
Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
This 8pm-7.30am stereo mixing session saw work continue on Glyn Johns' unreleased Get Back album. The album was to present The Beatles 'warts and all', and various bits of studio chatter were intentionally left in. In some instances Johns decided to add in snippets of speech and song from other takes, which was the purpose of this session. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  The battle for control of The Beatles' Northern Songs continues. Late last month, the Beatles made a $5.1 million counter offer to Northern Songs stockholders in an attempt to thwart ATV's bid to win control of the company. Today, representatives of Warner Brothers-Seven Arts are expected in London to discuss the purchase of 15% of the company.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 11, 2012, 12:02:51 AM
May 8th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1962:  At a London HMV record store, The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is advised by engineer Ted Huntly to send the band's demo to an EMI producer named George Martin. Martin will later sign The Beatles to EMI.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html)

1963:  The “Please Please Me” LP was in the New Musical Express Top Ten for the 7th week.

1968:  It is reported that The Beatles have been warned that they will have to remove the psychedelic paintings on the Apple Boutique's wall. Public outcry about the painting from nearby businesses was quite intense.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html)

Barry Finch employed art students to paint a psychedelic style mural, designed by The Fool, across the building's facades between 10 and 12 November 1967. The concept was borrowed from the painting of the facades of the Lord John shop in Carnaby Street, albeit executed to a figurative design with greater density and color. Westminster City Council had not, however, granted consent for this, which could be construed as an advertisement, nor had a license to do this been sought from the landlord, the Portman Estate.

Between 15 and 18 May 1968 the facades were duly painted white with the word “Apple” in cursive script painted on each fascia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Boutique (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Boutique)

With the mural:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_8_boutique.jpg)

Without the mural:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_8_boutique_white.jpg)

With the mural again, projected to mark the 40th anniversary:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_8_boutique_projected.jpg)

http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/08/apple-boutique.html# (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/08/apple-boutique.html#)!/2008/08/apple-boutique.html


1968:  UK single release: `Step Inside Love', recorded by Cilla Black. 

1969: Radio: John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviewed on Scene and Heard
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/08/radio-john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/08/radio-john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/)

The track listing for The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews CD gives 8 May 1969 or June 1969 as the date for this interview.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Tapes_from_the_David_Wigg_Interviews (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Tapes_from_the_David_Wigg_Interviews)

John Lennon Speaks 1969 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9fCSQ5KPLg#)


1969:  John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr sign a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refuses to sign the agreement. Paul continues to let the Eastmans represent his interests. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html)

By 1970 George had added ABKCO to his beware of list:
George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness - Acoustic Version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBMCxD5Q2O8#)

1970:  UK LP release: Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/08/uk-lp-let-it-be/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/08/uk-lp-let-it-be/)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 12, 2012, 05:18:15 AM
May 9th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1962:  Brian Epstein and George Martin meet for the second time. Martin offers to meet with The Beatles at Abbey Road studios on June 6. Without making a firm commitment, Martin essentially offered The Beatles a recording contract, provisional upon the outcome of their June 6 audition / recording session. Although Martin gave no guarantees, Epstein was confident enough to telegraph The Beatles in Hamburg, "Congratulations boys. EMI request recording session. Please rehearse new material." Epstein then sent a telegram to Mersey Beat editor Bill Harry, saying "Have secured contract for Beatles to recorded [sic] for EMI on Parlaphone [sic] label. First recording date set for June 6." http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html)

1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 6th week.

1965:  The Beatles and Bob Dylan
After a day spent filming scenes for Help! in London and Twickenham, The Beatles saw an evening performance by Bob Dylan at London's Royal Festival Hall. After the show they visited Dylan at his suite at the Savoy Hotel. The group were accompanied by singer Alma Cogan, and also present, as Dylan's guest, was beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The atmosphere was tense at first, until Ginsberg fell into John Lennon's lap from the arm of a sofa. Asked by Ginsberg if he knew William Blake, Lennon replied that he'd never heard of him. His wife Cynthia said: "Oh John, you liar, of course you have!" The exchange broke the ice. After leaving the Savoy The Beatles spent the rest of the evening nightclubbing in London. BeatlesBible.com

1965:  Filming: Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/09/filming-help-52/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/09/filming-help-52/)

1965:  On May 9th 1965, the Beatles spoke at length with Sandy Lesberg at the Dolphin Restaurant in London, following a full day of shooting for their second feature film, 'Help!' The group appears to have an unusually comfortable and fun rapport with Lesberg, as they chat humorously about film producer Walter Shenson, and candidly about American news journalist Walter Winchell. In later years, Lesberg would describe his interview with the group as "...more like a rap session. All four Beatles were completely at ease. I tell a joke and Paul McCartney says, ‘I don’t think that’s very funny.’ There’s a lot of banter... They were running roughshod all over me, quite frankly.” At the time, Sandy Lesberg was a program host on New York radio station WOR where he also was known as a reviewer for film, theatre and music.
In this interview, the Beatles discuss their plans to perform at Shea Stadium on their upcoming 1965 North American Tour. The name of Hedda Hopper is also mentioned more than once. Hopper was an American actress, turned gossip columnist. Both John and Paul mention her favorably. Hopper would pass away less than one year later, in February 1966.
The next day the Beatles would travel to Cliveden House, one hour west of London, to shoot their 'Buckingham Palace' scenes for the film.- Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org) http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0509.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0509.beatles.html)


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Dolphin_Restaurant_w_Sandy_Lesberg.mp3 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Dolphin_Restaurant_w_Sandy_Lesberg.mp3)

1966:  Recording: For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/09/recording-for-no-one/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/09/recording-for-no-one/)

1967:  Recording: Untitled
The Beatles' recording sessions were largely focused on particular songs. On this occasion, however, they spent around seven hours, between 11pm and 6.15am, jamming instrumentals which were never released. Just 16 minutes of the session was recorded, with detuned electric guitars - one of which had a vibrato effect - plus harmonium and drums. The Beatles recorded another of these jam sessions on 1 June 1967, the day Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. BeatlesBible.com

1968:  John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Derek Taylor, “Magic” Alex Mardas, and The Beatles’ old school friend, Ivan Vaughan, meet at Apple to plan the founding of an idealistic school for the children of The Beatles and their staff. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html)

1969: Zapple Records is launched: Electronic Music and Life with the Lions
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/zapple-records-launched/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/zapple-records-launched/)

1969:  Mixing: Get Back album inserts
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/mixing-get-back-album-inserts-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/mixing-get-back-album-inserts-2/)

1969:  Paul McCartney performs on Steve Miller's My Dark Hour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/paul-mccartney-plays-drums-steve-miller-my-dark-hour/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/paul-mccartney-plays-drums-steve-miller-my-dark-hour/)

With foreshadowing of “Fly Like an Eagle”:
Steve Miller Band - My Dark Hour (Paul McCartney on Drums, Bass and Backing Vocals)) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A61i8xsFkno#)

1970:  The “Let It Be” single was in its 9th week in Billboard’s Top 30.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 12, 2012, 09:15:48 PM
May 10th

1935:  Larry Williams was born on this date in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was an important Beatles influence with three of his songs, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Bad Boy and Slow Down covered by the band.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Williams)

http://youtu.be/Q-dAKLhI5gA (http://youtu.be/Q-dAKLhI5gA)

1960:  The Silver Beatles auditioned for music promoter Larry Parnes at the
Wyvern Social Club (The Blue Candle), Liverpool.

This was an audition in search of a backing band for an upcoming Billy Fury tour. The Silver Beatles didn't win the audition. However, Larry Parnes liked what he heard and hired the band to back Johnny Gentle on a tour of
Scotland at the end of May. Tommy Moore, The Silver Beatles' drummer at this time, arrived late after a couple of songs. Johnny Hutchinson from Cass And The Cassanovas (seen in the first photo) graciously filled in on drums with a routine drum beat. These photos illustrate perfectly Stuart's tendency to play with his back to the audience. At one point during the audition, Parnes requested to hear the band without Stuart. John would have no part of it. "We're a group, all or none. That's the way it is."

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_10_1960_parnes_audition.jpg)

More pictures: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.10%20larry%20parnes/60.05.10larryparnes.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.10%20larry%20parnes/60.05.10larryparnes.html)

“In May, Larry Parnes came to town, auditioning. He was the big London agent. His acts nearly always had a violent surname. There was Ronnie Wycherley who became Billy Fury; and a less furious guy you have yet to meet. A sweet Liverpool guy - the first local man who made it, in our eyes. Marty Wilde was also in Larry's stable; he had another tempestuous surname. But Larry Parnes had some new singers and was looking for backing groups, and someone had told him there were a few groups around in Liverpool. So he came up to the Blue Angel. Billy Fury came with him.” Paul McCartney, The Beatles Anthology, page 41

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Dick Rowe (Decca) and George Harrison are co-judging the "Lancashire and Cheshire Beat Group Contest." Harrison tells Rowe about his visit to hear the Rolling Stones the previous month. Rowe leaves midway through the evening to return to London and hear the Stones for himself.
http://www.skidmore.edu/~gthompso/britrock/60brchro/60brch63.html#MAY (http://www.skidmore.edu/~gthompso/britrock/60brchro/60brch63.html#MAY)

1964:  Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the first part of This Is Their Life, a program about the Beatles. 


1965:  Shooting for Help!

The outside view of Buckingham Palace was seen in Help! (filmed on 12 May) but there was, of course, no way that permission could be obtained for the Beatles to film inside the real edifice. Instead, the Beatles went to the sumptuous Cliveden House, situated by the River Thames in leafy Berkshire, built in 1850-51 and presently owned and preserved by the National Trust.

The Beatles filmed here over two days, looking out of a window on the east side of the house, playing cards in the “French” dining room, and also shooting the brief but fascinating “Intermission” sequence in Bluebell Wood, a section of the extensive Cliveden grounds.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 193

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_10_Cliveden_June_2005.jpg)

1965:  Recording, mixing: Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/10/recording-mixing-dizzy-miss-lizzy-bad-boy/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/10/recording-mixing-dizzy-miss-lizzy-bad-boy/)

That was nice of The Beatles to record these on Larry’s birthday!

http://youtu.be/lUxWc_wtGGY (http://youtu.be/lUxWc_wtGGY)

http://youtu.be/OyGfTPy2Ef8 (http://youtu.be/OyGfTPy2Ef8)

1969:  “Get Back” entered the Billboard Top 30 at number 10. This was the “Yellow Submarine” LP’s 17th week in the Top 100.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2012, 01:16:07 AM
May 11th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The `Please Please Me' LP hit number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart. 

1963:  Performance at the Imperial Ballroom, Nelson. 
Mayhem hit this northern industrial town in a big way as 2000 frantic teenagers crammed into the enormous Imperial Ballroom to see the Beatles.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_11_1963_imperial_2.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_11_1963_imperial_3.jpg)


This item fetched over $9,000 at auction in 2010:

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/May_11_1963_imperial_ballroom.jpg)

We love this, yeah, yeah, yeah! This framed photo card was signed in person by all four Beatles on May 11, 1963, when the group was backstage at the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire, England, north east of Liverpool. According to one of the LOAs, the signatures "were obtained by the police officers on duty for their dressing room security". The publicity/promotional photo card itself measures 3.5x5.75", while the entire framed piece measures 11.5x14". John, Paul, George, and Ringo have signed their names boldly in dark blue ballpoint pen; these are some of the nicest autographs of The Beatles that we have ever seen. The photo card's condition is EX, while the signatures average an 8/10. With a piece like this, we know you should be glad!

http://www.lelands.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/65156/November-2010-Catalog/Rock-n-Roll/The-Rick-Rosen-Beatles-Collection/Lot865~The-Beatles-Signed-Parlophone-Promotional-Framed-Photo-Card (http://www.lelands.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/65156/November-2010-Catalog/Rock-n-Roll/The-Rick-Rosen-Beatles-Collection/Lot865~The-Beatles-Signed-Parlophone-Promotional-Framed-Photo-Card)


1964:  US EP release: “Four by The Beatles”.

“Four by The Beatles” was the second of three Beatles EPs released in the United States, and the first of two by Capitol Records (catalogue number EAP 1-2121). The album featured four songs that had previously been heavily imported into the US as Canadian singles. It made #92 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_by_The_Beatles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_by_The_Beatles)

http://youtu.be/drxXisxhiCk (http://youtu.be/drxXisxhiCk)

1965: The previous day’s tapes of “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” and “Bad Boy” were sent via air mail to Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California. 

1965:  This was the second day of filming at Cliveden House as well as the last day that the Beatles were filmed for Help!

At one point during their two days at Cliveden, the Beatles were challenged to a relay running-race around part of the splendid gardens. The contest was filmed with an 8mm home-movie camera by a member of the Help! film crew and the footage still exists. They competed against three other teams from the unit-the electricians, the carpenters and the camera operators-and each team had six runners, the Beatles being augmented by Neil Aspinall and their chauffeur Alf Bickell. (To the surprise of many, because they were considered unfit, the Beatles team won the race.) The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 193

During this break in the filming, Houston Disc Jockey Buddy McGregor spent time chatting casually with the Beatles. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org)
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0510.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0510.beatles.html)


(This was conducted during the same break as the race.)

This looks like a cleverly posed shot but it was actually the aftermath of a really rude comment (http://thegilly.tumblr.com/post/10927499196/cliveden-house-maidenhead-berkshire-may-1965) served up by John.

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_11_1965_beatlescliveden.jpg)

1966:  “Rubber Soul” was in the New Musical Express chart Top 10 for the 23rd week.


1967:  Recording, mixing: Baby You're A Rich Man
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/)

1968:  Lennon and McCartney promote Apple in New York
In order to launch and promote Apple Corps in the United States, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York for a four-day trip. It was the first time they had both visited the country since their final concert in August 1966.  They were joined by 'Magic' Alex, Neil Aspinall, Mal Evans and Derek Taylor, and while in the US met a number of friends business associates. Lennon and McCartney stayed with their lawyer, Nat Weiss, at his apartment at 181 East 73rd Street. During the trip they did numerous interviews, mainly at hotels. BeatlesBible.com

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_11_1968_apple_nyc.jpg)
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_11_1968_apple_nyc-2.jpg)

1969:  George played guitar on today’s recording of Jack Bruce’s “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune”. He was credited as L'Angelo Misterioso.

Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGoPzOVxjr4#)

1970:  US single release: “The Long and Winding Road”/”For You Blue”.

1972: John & Yoko's final appearance on Dick Cavett's show which was, by this time, facing the axe, but this particular transmission received a good audience/press response - perhaps largely due to the controversy surrounding the live performance of Woman Is The ****** Of The World which Cavett had insisted be shown despite the networks attempts to have it cut, as a compromise he inserted a warning/explanation before the recording was shown. Yoko's We're All Water was also performed backed by Elephant's memory. The interview touched upon the problems the Lennon's were having with their custody battle for Kyoko and Yoko's campaign to raise money for a children's hospital in Vietnam.
Recorded: 05/May/1972
Transmitted by: ABC (USA) Colour 11/May/1972
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html)

John Lennon on Dick Cavett (Complete show) 2nd Appearance with live Performance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31qVGN1gKOE#ws)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2012, 02:19:21 AM
May 12th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham
A return visit to Aston for the Beatles’ first bill-topping appearance on the ABC Television show Thank Your Lucky Stars, taped this afternoon for transmission six days later, Saturday 18 May, between 5.55 and 6.35 pm. For the first time the Beatles mimed to more than one song in a TYLS broadcast; “From Me to You” and also LP track “I Saw Her Standing There”.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109

Unfortunately, video of this performance is not available either officially or through bootleg video sources.
http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/unrvid.htm (http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/unrvid.htm)

Long before he became famous as the drummer for 1970s band Argent, back in 1963 Bob Henrit was a Trixon endorsee, playing with Adam Faith and spending a lot of time at Drum City. His long-time friend and Drum City Manager, Gerry Evans, was the man who delivered Ringo’s new Ludwig set to the Alpha Television Studios in Warwickshire where the Beatles were appearing on the show Thank Your Lucky Stars on May 12, 1963. The Premier set was already set up on stage for rehearsals, but the switch was made before the broadcast began. Ringo christened the new Ludwig kit with From Me to You, and Gerry took the Premier kit back to Drum City’s shop. He gave this simple account to Andy Babiuk in Beatles Gear; “I took his old Premier drum kit from him and brought it back to the store. We renovated it in our workshop, and then sold it. I ripped off the bit of material from the bass drum head where he’d handwritten the Beatles name and threw it away.”
http://www.ringosbeatlekits.com/Premier_Kit.html (http://www.ringosbeatlekits.com/Premier_Kit.html)

Rehearsal:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_12_1963_tyls_before.jpg)

Performance:
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_12_1963_tyls_after.jpg)

1964:  Lenmac Enterprises Limited, a music publishing company, was incorporated, with Brian as one of its opening directors. 
 
1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number 1 for the 5th and last week on the New Musical Express chart.

1965:  Filming for Help! wrapped up, with location shots around London.

1966:  Mixing: Doctor Robert, I'm Only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/12/mixing-doctor-robert-im-only-sleeping-and-your-bird-can-sing/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/12/mixing-doctor-robert-im-only-sleeping-and-your-bird-can-sing/)

1967:  Recording, mixing: All Together Now
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/)

1968:  Lennon and McCartney meet Ron Kass of Apple US

On the afternoon of 12 May 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney undertook an unusual business meeting: it took place aboard a Chinese junk, sailing around the Statue of Liberty. The meeting was with Ron Kass, the record company executive who had been recently appointed the US head of Apple. BeatlesBible.com
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 13, 2012, 04:45:23 AM
May 13th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  BBC radio broadcast the episode of “Side by Side” that was recorded on April 1st.

1964:  On the New Musical Express chart The Beatles saw their “Please Please Me” LP in the Top 10 for the 60th week, “With the Beatles” in the Top 30 for the 25th week and “Can’t Buy Me Love” in the Top 30 for the 8th week.

1969:  On a front-page article of the “Financial Times”, ATV announced it lacked less than 150,000 shares to have 47 % of Northern Songs. 

1968:  While in the New York City to promote Apple, John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave a series of interviews on this date. One of these interviews was with Larry Kane, the journalist with the distinction of being the only reporter allowed to travel with The Beatles during their 1964 and 1965 North American Tours. I think this is probably the most significant, ironic Beatles interview I’ve ever seen. Of course we now know of Apple’s failure to meet their expectations and their subsequent disenchantment with Magic Alex, but comments about the unlikeliness of the Beatle bubble bursting and especially John’s reflections on the American assassinations during the sixties are particularly poignant.

Larry Kane interviews John Lennon & Paul McCartney, 1968 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5crdcP8AWRQ#)


1969:  Photo session with Angus McBean

In the mindset of the 'back to the roots feeling' of the January 1969 sessions, it was decided that the cover for Get Back should be similar to that of their first album, Please Please Me. The photograph would produce a remarkable side-by-side comparison of how much the four men had changed in those six intervening years. Angus McBean was commissioned to make an exact replica of that famous first cover. He recalled the occasion: "(In 1963) I asked John Lennon how long they would stay as a group, and he said, "Oh, about six years, I suppose – who ever heard of a bald Beatle?". Well, it was just six years later that I was asked to repeat the shot with the Beatles as they now looked – very hairy indeed. When I got there I couldn’t retake the shot; a new porch had been built and I couldn’t get into the same position. However, EMI asked if I could come back in a week. Meanwhile, the whole new porch was pulled down and we tried again. Ringo Starr was so late that the staff of EMI was streaming down the stairs. I got the camera fixed up and John, fascinated by photography, came and lay down beside me to look at my view-finder. I can still hear the screams of the EMI girls as the realized who they were stepping over to get out the door!" The photo session took place on 13 May 1969 at 6pm.

More info:
http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/albumcovers13.html (http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/albumcovers13.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_13_1969_get_back.jpg)

1970:  The film “Let it Be” premiered in New York City.
http://www.wmmr.com/music/news/story.aspx?ID=1702218 (http://www.wmmr.com/music/news/story.aspx?ID=1702218)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_13_1970_letitbe.jpg)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 14, 2012, 03:59:56 AM
May 14th

1960:  Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly. Kelly, known as Beekay, ran a number of Liverpool venues including Litherland Town Hall, Alexandra Hall and the Aintree Institute. The Beatles performed at numerous Beekay shows in their early days. The show's other performers were The Deltones, and King Size Taylor and the Dominoes. The Silver Beats were neither advertised nor scheduled to appear, and had originally turned up at the Casanova Club. Cliff Roberts and the Rockers had been double booked for both venues that night, and Roberts suggested that the Silver Beats take their place at Lathom Hall. Kelly was impressed with the group, and booked them for a dance one week later, on 21 May, when they were to headline over King Size Taylor. However, four days later London-based promoter Larry Parnes offered them tour of Scotland as the backing group for singer Johnny Gentle. The Silver Beetles failed to tell Kelly, who advertised their expected performance and had to deal with disappointed fans on the night. As a result they received no more bookings from Kelly for several months, until Bob Wooler convinced him to change his mind. The Beatles played at Lathom Hall on 11 occasions between this date and February 1961. The hall was built in 1884 as a cinema and was situated in the Seaforth district of Liverpool. BeatlesBible.com

Two reports on how they fared differ enormously. One suggests that they were so bad that Kelly ordered them off the stage after their second song. But the local Bootle Times newspaper reported that they were “sensational”. The truth probably lies somewhere in between…
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 26

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performance at the Rink Ballroom, Sunderland, Durham
This was the only performance at this venue.

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1968: Paul and John continued with their Apple Corps promotional visit to New York City.

Press Conference
On May 11th 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney traveled to New York City, to announce the Beatles' newly-formed company, Apple. After a day of business meetings on May 12th, and a day of interviews on the 13th, they held a press conference at 1:30pm on the 14th at New York's Americana Hotel.

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514pc.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514pc.beatles.html)


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Interview
They appeared in the following interview which was videotaped by New York educational television station WNDT on May 14th. It was then aired twice on the program 'Newsfront.' The interview was conducted by host Mitchell Krause.

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514.beatles.html)

Tonight Show Appearance

This interview was conducted by Johnny Carson’s guest host, former Major League baseball catcher Joe Garagiola. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem quite up to the task and what resulted seemed very uncomfortable for all involved. His first guest, outspoken actress Tallulah Bankhead didn’t help matters. It was obvious that they just didn’t get The Beatles the way Johnny probably would have. There is no surviving official video from this, just what a fan managed to record with a home movie camera off his TV. There is also fan captured audio tape which has been put together with the video. It's been on YouTube in the past but not at the moment. (5/14/14)

The audio:
http://youtu.be/J-fprFK62dY (http://youtu.be/J-fprFK62dY)

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.05ts.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.05ts.beatles.html)

John and Paul on the Tonight Show (http://www.meetthebeatlesforreal.com/2012/07/john-and-paul-on-tonight-show.html): An article from Teen Set Magazine, August 1968 (posted on the blog Meet the Beatles for Real)

I wonder if this shot was taken before the show. I didn’t think Ed McMahon, Johnny’s usual co-host was present during the interview.
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_14_1968_johnlennonpaulmccartneytonightshow1968.jpg)

Backstage at The Tonight Show
A staff member talks about what it was like to be behind the scenes
at the historic appearance of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/TextArchive/BeatlesArchives/backstage_tonightshow.html (http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/TextArchive/BeatlesArchives/backstage_tonightshow.html)

Pictures from various events of the trip:
http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/ImagesArchive/BigApplePromotion/big_apple_promotion.html (http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/ImagesArchive/BigApplePromotion/big_apple_promotion.html)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 15, 2012, 04:43:37 AM
May 15th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The New Musical Express Top 10 included the “Please Please Me” LP for the 8th week.

1963:  Performance at the Royalty Theatre, Cheshire

The Beatles’ set list this night included “Some Other Guy”, “Thank You Girl”, “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, “Please Please Me”, “You Really Got a Hold on Me”, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “From Me to You”.

A paper napkin signed by the Beatles, 1963, with dedication and Beatles added by Paul.
According to the vendor, the signatures were obtained in a restaurant opposite the Royalty Theatre, Chester, 15th May 1963. 
http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630515.html (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630515.html)

(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/may_15_1963_royalty.jpg)

1966:  John Lennon and Paul McCartney spoke with Flip Magazine for an exclusive interview (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.05flip.beatles.html) that was published in Flip's May 1966 issue. John discusses his opinions of other artists performing Lennon/McCartney songs, while Paul mentions his interest in writing a song about Penny Lane based on inspiration from a song by The Animals. During the time of this interview, the Beatles were in the midst of the recording sessions that would produce the album, 'Revolver.'  - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org)

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.05flip.beatles.html (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.05flip.beatles.html)

1967:  Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/15/paul-mccartney-meets-linda-eastman/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/15/paul-mccartney-meets-linda-eastman/)

1969: The day before he and Linda went abroad for a holiday, Paul was back in Liverpool, visiting his family. At some point this day, at his father’s house in Heswall, he gave a long interview to former Liverpool Institute contemporary Roy Corlett, now on the staff at the BBC’s new local station Radio Merseyside. It was broadcast in the following day’s edition of the programme Light and Local or, as Paul called it, “a light at the local”.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 322

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/06__Light_And_Local_.mp3 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/06__Light_And_Local_.mp3)

1969:  John visited the US Embassy in London, attempting to obtain an American visa.


1996:  British television broadcasts for the first time a few seconds of footage of the Beatles playing at the Casanova club (filmed 14 February 1961). 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 15, 2012, 01:36:33 PM
May 16th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Television: Pops And Lenny
The Beatles made their second appearance on national BBC television, on the children's show Pops And Lenny. The group arrived at Television Theatre in London at 1.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was broadcast live in front of an audience from 5-5.30pm. The Beatles performed From Me To You and a short version of Please Please Me. At the end of the show they joined host Terry Hall and his glove puppet foil Lenny the Lion, plus regular cast members The Raindrops, Patsy Ann Noble and musicians The Bert Hayes Octet, for a one-minute rendition of the 1929 standard After You've Gone. This was the group's only appearance on Pops And Lenny. BeatlesBible.com

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There is no recording of this show, only photos captured from a TV. More about this, along with the account of a lucky fan who attended the show here (http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630516.html).

1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 7th week.

1965:  John Lennon attends a party for Johnny Mathis that is given at Norman Newell's house, in Marylebone, London. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may16.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may16.html)

1966:  Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/16/recording-mixing-taxman-for-no-one/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/16/recording-mixing-taxman-for-no-one/)

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 Starr sets sail for New York on board the QE2
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/16/ringo-starr-new-york-qe2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/16/ringo-starr-new-york-qe2/)

Ringo Starr Interview with Peter Sellers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p44TZcBZig4#)

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1970:  The “Let it Be” single was in its 10th week in Billboard’s Top 30.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 17, 2012, 03:09:52 AM
May 17th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962: Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
 
1963:  Jaep Music Limited, music publishing company, is incorporated, with Brian and Dick James as opening directors. 

1963:  The Beatles had a photo shoot with Dezo Hoffman at his Wardour Street studio in London.

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1963:  Performance at Grosvenor Rooms, Prince Of Wales Rd, Norwich, Norfolk.

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Great stories and more pictures from that night:

http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/norwich63.html (http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/norwich63.html)

1964:  Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the second and last part of the Beatles program “This Is Their Life”.

1967:  Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Recording began for one of The Beatles' most bizarre songs on this day. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) was taped, mixed and edited over a number of sessions between this day and November 1969, and it remained unreleased until March 1970.  The Beatles arrived at Studio Two on this day with no songs in mind, and without the presence of producer George Martin; in his place the session was supervised by balance engineer Geoff Emerick. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was inspired by a telephone directory that John Lennon saw at Paul McCartney's London home. It was originally envisaged as a 15-minute mantra. The final recording was made up of five discrete parts, and during this session the first part was recorded. The Beatles taped 14 takes of the rhythm track, with guitars, bass and drums, and take 10 was labeled the best for the time being. The song was then set aside until 7 June 1967, when overdubs were added to take nine. BeatlesBible.com


1968:  The movie “Wonderwall”, featuring a soundtrack composed by George Harrison, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. George and Pattie attended the event, along with Ringo and Maureen.

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1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 18th week while “Get Back” was in the Top 30 for the 2nd week in a row.

1975:  John Lennon sits in as guest disc jockey for Philadelphia radio station WFIL during their Helping Hand Marathon fund-raiser. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may17.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may17.html)

JOHN LENNON RARE VIDEOS#27 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJQhCSGlQsQ#)

1980:  Paul and Linda McCartney appeared on "Saturday Night Live."
absoluteelsewhere.net

http://youtu.be/NnHu-WLvY5U (http://youtu.be/NnHu-WLvY5U)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 17, 2012, 07:50:53 PM
May 18th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

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1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The “Please Please Me” LP was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart for the 2nd week.

1963:  Live: Adelphi Cinema, Slough - The Beatles' tour with Roy Orbison begins
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/18/live-adelphi-cinema-slough-beatles-roy-orbison-tour-begins/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/18/live-adelphi-cinema-slough-beatles-roy-orbison-tour-begins/)

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/roy_orbison_tour.doc (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/roy_orbison_tour.doc)


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A terrific collection of classic signatures, acquired by a fan backstage at the Adelphi Cinema Theatre in Slough, England on May 18, 1963.
http://www.beatlesautographs.info/index.php?title=18th_May_1963 (http://www.beatlesautographs.info/index.php?title=18th_May_1963)

1963:  Gerry Marsden presented The Beatles with a silver disc for “From Me to You” before tonight’s show.


1964:  BBC broadcast the second edition of “From Us to You”, recorded on May 1st.


1966:   “Rubber Soul” was in the Top 10 on the New Musical Express chart for the 24th week.
 

1966:  Recording, mixing: Got to Get You into My Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/18/recording-mixing-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/18/recording-mixing-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/)

1967:  The Beatles signed the contract for their appearance on `Our World', the upcoming live global satellite performance.

1967:  On May 18, 1967, The Beatles had a photo session in Hyde Park with Marvin Lichtner from Time Magazine. Mal Evans was along for the ride, and a couple of his photos can be seen in The Beatles Monthly Book no. 49
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/04/serpentine-hyde-park-may-18th-1967.html (http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/04/serpentine-hyde-park-may-18th-1967.html)

The last lines of this article may not be correct. I have found the date that John and Paul did back-up vocals for The Stones given as June 12th in several sources.

1970:  US LP release: “`Let It Be”.
 
1989:  Paul performed “Figure of Eight” and “Put it There” from his “Flowers in the Dirt” album for the West German TV show Mensch Meir. 
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 22, 2012, 05:57:03 PM
May 19th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performance at the Gaumont Cinema, Hanley. (Roy Orbison tour)

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1965: “Ticket to Ride” was in the New Musical Express Top 10 for the 6th week.

1966:  Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain
Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

For the imminent release of the Paperback Writer/Rain single, The Beatles were unwilling to appear on television for promotion. Instead, they took part in a two-day shoot which resulted in a total of seven promotional films for the songs. This first day's filming took place in Abbey Road's Studio One; the following day they went on location at Chiswick House, London. The crew was supplied by InterTel (VTR Services), and the director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Video tape was used on this first day, while the following day's footage was shot on film. At 10am a camera rehearsal took place. The first colour performance of Rain was filmed, after which The Beatles watched a playback to see the results. From 1.10-2pm they filmed a colour performance of Paperback Writer.Both these colour clips were for the US market, and had their première on The Ed Sullivan Show on 5 June 1966, along with a greeting filmed by The Beatles on this day between 6.15pm and 6.30pm. After lunch The Beatles recorded black-and-white footage for UK viewers, two for Paperback Writer and one for Rain, between 3.30pm and 6.15pm. The first black-and-white clip of Paperback Writer had its television début on Saturday 25 June in Goodbye Lucky Stars, the final edition of the long-running music show Thank Your Lucky Stars. The second black-and-white performance of Paperback Writer, along with the one of Rain, were first shown on Ready, Steady, Go! on Friday 3 June, which was the first time the programme had broadcast footage not from its own studio. BeatlesBible.com

The Beatles - Paperback Writer & Rain (Ed Sullivan) (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18b78a)

Presented here are some photographs taken as the Beatles filmed promotional clips for their latest single, "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" in Abbey Road's spacious Studio One.
http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/03/abbey-road-studio-one-may-19-1966.html (http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/03/abbey-road-studio-one-may-19-1966.html)

Story Behind Paul McCartney’s Chipped Tooth In The Beatles “Rain” Video
http://www.feelnumb.com/2011/03/05/story-behind-paul-mccartneys-chipped-tooth-in-the-beatles-rain-video/ (http://www.feelnumb.com/2011/03/05/story-behind-paul-mccartneys-chipped-tooth-in-the-beatles-rain-video/)


1966: Recording: For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/19/recording-for-no-one-2/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/19/recording-for-no-one-2/)

     
1967:  Press launch for Sgt Pepper

Shortly ahead of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a press launch was held at Brian Epstein's house at 24 Chapel Street, London.  Epstein had bought the house on 20 December 1964, and lived there until his death on 27 August 1967. He hosted many parties at the house, the best-remembered of which was this press party for The Beatles' masterpiece. Around a dozen selected journalists and broadcasters were invited to attend the event. Several photographers were also present, among them Linda Eastman, who had met her future husband Paul McCartney just four days previously.

"I took my portfolio over to Brian Epstein's office and left it with his assistant, Peter Brown... Peter Brown got back in touch and said that Brian had liked my portfolio and invited me to a press launch for Sgt Pepper at Brian's home. Peter also said that Brian wanted to buy copies of two of my photos - one of Keith Moon wearing a lace cravat and one of Brian Jones at The Rolling Stones boat party. So I went to the press launch where Sgt Pepper was played for the first time to the media, to take my first photographs of The Beatles. Because I was so used to working almost exclusively with black-and-white I didn't have any color film with me, and had to get some from another photographer. I eventually sold a color print of The Beatles from this session for $100 and I thought that I had it made!" Linda McCartney, Sixties: Portrait of an Era

The Beatles were photographed in Epstein's drawing room and on the steps outside the front door. The guests were served champagne, poached salmon and caviar.

"I got one good photo that I liked, which is that thumbs-up one. The rest are just like everyone else's photographs, but for that one I said, 'Oh, come on, guys! You know?' and that shows at least they were relating, because if you believe the press you'd never think John and Paul ever related." Linda McCartney, Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

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More pictures…lots more:
http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/67pp/party.htm (http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/67pp/party.htm)

Invited to the party were a number of influential disc jockeys and journalists,... Radio personality Kenny Everett was among the invited, representing BBC-Radio. At this time, Everett was part of the program 'Where It's At,' hosted by Chris Denning. Everett would manage to record a few brief conversations with John, Paul and Ringo throughout the evening. Clips from Everett's recording would be used for a special edition of the program the next afternoon -- featuring a sneak preview of select tracks from the not-yet-released album, intercut with Everett's brief interview  (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1967.0519.bbc.beatles.html)segments from the night before. Jay Spangler,beatlesinterviews.org



Part 1 of "Where It's At":

09 - The Beatles - Where It's At (Part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I6neH5QRh0#)


1968:  A housewarming party was thrown by Harold Pinter, 7 Hanover Terrace, London, with all four Beatles in attendance. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html)

1968:  The probable date (though it’s long been proven impossible to corroborate) of the union of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. ….this is the night that John invited Yoko to his house in Surrey (wife Cynthia being abroad on on holiday) when they made some sound recordings together… The night warrants an entry in this book strictly because of those recordings, which were issued as an album entitled Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins on Friday 29 November, credited to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 283


1969:  The three main Northern Songs share owners and ATV signed an agreement. John Lennon and Paul McCartney lost control over the company.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html (http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html)


1969:  The single, “Get Back”/”Don’t Let Me Down” earned US gold certification.

1979:  Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the party to celebrate Eric Clapton's wedding to George's ex-wife Patty Boyd, on 19 May 1979.  They, with Clapton, performed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Patty Boyd wrote in her autobiography Wonderful Tonight that John Lennon said that he would have attended had he heard about it. She regretted that the best chance of all four being together never happened, particularly since Lennon died the following year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_reunions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_reunions)

But maybe they didn’t perform any Beatles songs:
http://peterdoggettbeatles.blogspot.com/2010/06/stop-press-3-claptons-wedding-1979.html (http://peterdoggettbeatles.blogspot.com/2010/06/stop-press-3-claptons-wedding-1979.html)


At any rate, here are Paul, George and Ringo with Lonnie Donegan:
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Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 23, 2012, 06:38:30 AM
May 20th

1930:  George’s parents, Harold and Louise were married on this date.

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They were very cool; they weren’t afraid to go to The Cavern:
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1960: Town Hall, Marshill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

The first night of the Silver Beetles’ tour backing Johnny Gentle. It was the only date fixed for the south of Scotland, the remaining six all taking place along the north-east coast, well into the Highlands. The Silver Beetles and Gentle had their first and only rehearsal-lasting just 30 minutes-before
they took to the stage at the Town Hall this Friday evening.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 26 

The Silver Beetles were never credited by name during this one week tour:
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(This photo) has been around, publicly since it was taken but no other photos showing any of The Beatles have surfaced. Surely, being the scruffy lot that they were, The Beatles were probably of little interest to any photographer. http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.20%20johnny%20gentle/60.05.20johnnygentle.html (http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.20%20johnny%20gentle/60.05.20johnnygentle.html)

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Now we were truly professional, we could do something we had been toying with for a long time, which was to change our names to real showbiz names. I became Paul Ramon, which I thought was suitably exotic. I remember the Scottish girls saying, ‘Is that his real name? That's great.’ It's French, Ramon. Ra-mon, that's how you pronounce it. Stuart became Stuart de Staël after the painter. George became Carl Harrison after Carl Perkins (our big idol, who had written ‘Blue Suede Shoes’). John was Long John. People have since said, ‘Ah, John didn't change his name, that was very suave.’ Let me tell you: he was Long John. There was none of that 'he didn't change his name': we all changed our names. So here we were, suddenly with the first of Larry's untempestuous acts and a tour of Scotland, when I should have been doing my GCE exams. A lot of my parents' hopes were going up the spout because I was off with these naughty boys who weren't doing GCEs at all.
Paul McCartney, Beatles Anthology, page 44

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963:  Performance at the Gaumont Cinema, Hampshire

After this date the Orbison tour took a one-day break, resuming on the 22nd. Lewisohn, page 110

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-gaumont-cinema-hampshire-may-20-196/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-gaumont-cinema-hampshire-may-20-196/)


About half of this page is devoted to the show on this date:
http://www.davidstjohn.co.uk/groups11.html (http://www.davidstjohn.co.uk/groups11.html)


1964:  The “Please Please Me” LP spent its 61st and final week in the New Musical Express Top 10, while “With the Beatles” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” were in the Top 30. The album was in its 26th week and the single was in the 9th and last week.

1964:  While The Beatles were still on vacation Brian recorded a BBC Light Programme entitled “Let’s Find Out”, answering teenager’s questions. Later this same day he appeared on Southern TV’s “For Art’s Sake”. I sure wish I could find that first one!

1966:  Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain

Following the previous day's shoot inside EMI Studios, The Beatles went on location at Chiswick House in London, to film promotional clips for their forthcoming single Paperback Writer/Rain. As on the previous day, the director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg, working with a crew supplied by InterTel (VTR Services). Unlike the previous day, which was shot on video tape, this day's footage was captured on 35mm colour film. Chiswick House is an 18th century house and gardens in west London. For the clip for Rain, The Beatles were filmed outside the gates and around a cedar tree, with the group performing as children played among the branches. For Paperback Writer the group was filmed inside the conservatory, and miming to the song in the statue garden. Some of the conservatory footage was also used in the Rain clip, and extra shots of The Beatles walking in the grounds were later edited into both films. The colour clips were first shown in black-and-white on BBC 1's Top of the Pops. Paperback Writer had its first screening on 2 June 1966, while Rain had its début on the show on 9 June.
BeatlesBible.com

Paperback Writer: Video (http://youtu.be/ege8jJ4ZdeU)

Rain: Video (http://youtu.be/VcsM4Ku9kKE)

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'. 

1970:   UK première of Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/20/uk-premiere-of-let-it-be/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/20/uk-premiere-of-let-it-be/)

1970:  George began working on the album “All Things Must Pass”.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 23, 2012, 06:32:52 PM
May 21st

1960:  Live: Northern Meeting Ballroom, Inverness, Scotland

The day after their Scottish debut, the Silver Beetles travelled 150 miles north to Inverness to continue their seven-date tour with Liverpudlian singer Johnny Gentle.  The group was on a bill which also featured Ronnie Watt and The Chekkers Rock Dance Band. It was advertised as The Beat Ballad Show, and lasted from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Admission was three shillings before 8pm, and five shillings thereafter. While the Silver Beetles performed, in the main room downstairs at at the ballroom Lindsay Ross and his Famous Broadcasting Band played 'old tyme' dance music for a somewhat older clientele. In their hotel after the show, Johnny Gentle - real name John Askew - worked on a song he was writing called I've Just Fallen For Someone. John Lennon helped out on the middle eight, contributing four lines:

We know that we'll get by
Just wait and see
Just like the song tells us
The best things in life are free

The song was later recorded by Askew, under the name Darren Young. It was released as the b-side of the single My Tears Will Turn To Laughter, released on the Parlophone label with the catalogue number R4919 in August 1962. The song failed to chart, and didn't include a credit for Lennon. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/05/21/live-northern-meeting-ballroom-inverness-scotland/)

DARREN YOUNG (aka JOHNNY GENTLE) I've Just Fallen for Someone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ept_REJHGWg#)


1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963:  Radio: Saturday Club, Steppin' Out

The Beatles recorded two radio sessions for different BBC shows on this day, both at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They arrived for a 2.30pm rehearsal for a bill-topping appearance on Saturday Club - the first time they were the headline act on the programme. The Beatles chatted to presenter Brian Matthew and performed six songs: I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Boys, Long Tall Sally, From Me To You and Money (That's What I Want). The recording took place between 5.30 and 6.30pm. The edition of Saturday Club was first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 25 May 1963, between 10am and midday. The Beatles took a 45-minute break after the recording, returning to the Playhouse at 7.15 to rehearse an appearance on a new Light Programme show, Steppin' Out. The hour-long edition, first broadcast on 3 June from 10.30pm, was recorded from 10-11.15pm. Performing before a lively audience, The Beatles performed another six songs: Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Roll Over Beethoven, Twist And Shout, Thank You Girl and From Me To You. BeatlesBible.com

How could they fail with an intro like this? :

Before playing their first couple of numbers, host of (Steppin’ Out) Diz Disley, introduced the Beatles – “We have here four young fellas who, since they emerged from the trackless interior of Merseyside a mere matter of months ago, have been layin ‘em in the aisles all over the Isles – from Land’s End to John O’Groats – so mind your backs, wacks, for it’s the earth-shaking sounds of the Beatles!” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 110

Saturday Club
http://youtu.be/rTR1Ieet2wQ (http://youtu.be/rTR1Ieet2wQ)



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More pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-recording-at-the-playhouse-theatre-lon/ (http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-recording-at-the-playhouse-theatre-lon/)


1964:  US single release: Sie Liebt Dich
This curious release coupled the German-language version of She Loves You with its original b-side, I'll Get You.  As Beatlemania showed no sign of abating during 1964, various record labels looked to release any material by the group that they could. Swan had released She Loves You the previous September, and duly claimed the rights to issue Sie Liebt Dich as well, even though this was a dubious claim at best. The single had the serial number Swan 4182, and peaked at number 97 in the charts during its one-week run from 27 June 1964. Clearly US listeners weren't that desperate for Beatles songs. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/21/us-single-sie-liebt-dich/)

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1971:  UK LP release: `Ram'. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/paul-mccartney/albums/ram/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/paul-mccartney/albums/ram/)

2012: Remastered version of Ram was  released.
Paul McCartney - Ram Reissue Trailer 2012 [Ramming Excerpt] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5PWy_l_0E#ws)
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 24, 2012, 06:41:45 AM
May 22nd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963:  “The Please Please Me” LP entered its 9th week in the New Musical Express chart’s Top 10

1963:  Performance at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk (Orbison Tour)

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"Early 60s. Love Me Do had just come out. Beatles were playing at Ipswich Gaumont and I had a ticket. I was dashing home from work to get changed and go to see them. It was raining. I saw 4 fellows standing looking in the window of Footmans department store.I realised that they were the Beatles. I wandered over and pretended to be looking in the window. There was nobody else in the whole street. Finally I said to Ringo who was nearest to me 'I'm coming to see you tonight' He said 'Hope you enjoy it' and the others all said something else to that effect. My strange recollection from that encounter was that I realised that I was taller than all of them except Paul. Later at the Gaumont I could hardly hear a thing because of the screaming girls. Happy days.

Male, 65 South East England " http://www.magicalmemorytour.com (http://www.magicalmemorytour.com)


"I went to see the Beatles at Ipswich Gaumont in 1963 as a schoolgirl - I booked tickets two weeks after the box office opened and amazingly got second row seats in the stalls!

Roy Orbison was great and Louise Cordet was very good; I remember she had a hit with a song called I'm Just a Baby. The Beatles were gorgeous. There was no hysteria and no huge crowds that I can remember. In fact, in contrast to the gig at the Odeon in Romford about a month later, it was pretty low-key.  A whole lot of us schoolgirls booked a coach from Colchester to Great Yarmouth to see the Beatles a few weeks later but they did not appear. Gerry and the Pacemakers topped the bill I think. A bit of a disappointment when it should have been the Beatles. Absolutely everyone at school was talking about the Beatles. I had cousins behind the iron curtain and they were Beatles fans and wanted to know more about them. I was a member of their fan club, run by Bettina Rose in Liverpool in those days, and had that feeling that they were 'my' group. Round about this time I became conscious that they were a world-wide phenomenon..."
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/22/live-gaumont-cinema-ipswich/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/22/live-gaumont-cinema-ipswich/)


1964:  Recording: You Can't Do That
While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can't Do That. The session began at 10am and lasted just one hour. Martin's piano part was added onto take nine, which was subsequently renamed take 10. Despite his efforts, however, the overdub was never used. BeatlesBible.com

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” hit number 1 on the Billboard chart. It only spent one week in this position.

1968:  John and Yoko attend press launch of Apple Tailoring

Three days after their relationship began, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in public for the first time, for the lunchtime launch party and press conference for Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical), the second boutique from Apple Corps.
It took place at Club Dell'Aretusa, at 107 King's Road, Chelsea, London. Also present at the launch were George Harrison and his wife Pattie, and a number of other celebrities.

“We're still involved in a hectic recording scene at the moment, although I've spent this week at the office. All that paperwork!”
George Harrison

After the party Lennon and Ono walked the short distance to the new Apple Tailoring shop, at 161 King's Road, for the benefit of photographers. The boutique opened the following day. BeatlesBible

It was at the press conference that John made the statement that the Vietnam War was a “matter of insane people.” 
http://www.streamingoldies.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=1451 (http://www.streamingoldies.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=1451)

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John and George with John Crittle, who ran the shop
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1969:  Ringo Starr flies from New York to the Bahamas

On 16 May 1969, Ringo Starr, his wife Maureen and various members of the cast and crew of the film The Magic Christian set sail for New York on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 luxury liner. On this day they docked in New York.  With principal photography on the film recently completed, the holiday laid on by Commonwealth United by way of thanks to the cast and crew for finishing on time and on budget. Also on board were the film's co-star Peter Sellers, director Joe McGrath, producer Denis O'Dell, their respective wives and Apple's press officer Derek Taylor. The party did not remain in New York for long; on this same day they flew to the Bahamas, where they spent two weeks in the sun. Beatles Bible (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/22/ringo-starr-flies-new-york-bahamas/)

1977:  UK LP release: `The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962'.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 24, 2012, 06:23:36 PM
May 23nd

1957:  The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group with Ritchie Starkey on drums perfomed at the Wilson Hall, Speke Rd., Garston, Liverpool.

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1960:  Performance at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Aberdeen

The Silver Beetles had a day off on 22 May from their Scottish tour with Johnny Gentle, but continued the following day with a performance in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. On the journey to Dalrymple Hall the driver Gerry Scott asked Johnny Gentle to take the wheel. Gentle crashed the small van into another car. Drummer Tommy Moore suffered concussion and loosened teeth when the group's equipment landed on him. While Moore was being treated in hospital, John Lennon and the promoter from Dalrymple Hall arrived and marched him to the venue. The heavily-sedated Moore duly played the concert, despite having little idea where he was.

“We did OK on that tour, playing church halls all over Scotland, places like Fraserburgh. It was great - we felt very professional. But we were endlessly on the phone to Larry Parnes's office, complaining that the money hadn't arrived. Years later I said this on a radio programme and Larry threatened to sue me, because his aunties had got onto him: 'Larry, you didn't pay those nice Beatle boys.' That was a true shame in his book.”  Paul McCartney
BeatlesBible.com

1961:   Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963:  Performance at the Odeon Cinema, Nottingham, Notts (Roy Orbison Tour)

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Police Officer Peter Gibson of the Nottingham City Police Force was assigned to guard the Beatles dressing room. He retired in 1990 after 35 years of service to the force. He chatted about that day:
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-nottingham2.shtml (http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-nottingham2.shtml)

On Saturday, May 18, 1963, The Beatles embarked on their third nationwide tour of Britain, supporting American singer-songwriter and rock pioneer Roy Orbison. Though Orbison began the tour as headliner, audience demand quickly necessitated a change in billing and The Beatles assumed the top spot. By the time the tour ended on June 9, 1963, the band had played twenty dates with Orbison, who The Beatles idolized immensely. On the sixth night of the tour — May 23, 1963 — they played the Odeon Cinema on Angel Row in Nottingham. A page from this autograph book, still intact, was fully signed by all four Beatles that evening. While they signed numerous autograph books for fans in 1963, few have exhibited the kind of content showcased here.
More:
http://beatlesautographs.com/album-pages.htm (http://beatlesautographs.com/album-pages.htm)

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©Frank Caiazzo, Beatles Autographs


1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 8th week.

1965:   Brian appeared on ABC TV’s live program “The Eamonn Andrews Show”, where he revealed that his greatest ambition was acting.


1968: Television: Omnibus - All My Loving

In the spring of 1968 an edition of the BBC television series Omnibus was made about the British rock scene. On this day The Beatles appeared in a short sequence for the programme.
In a control room at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared in separate interviews. In his excerpt McCartney stated that "Pop music is the classical music of now," and paradoxically complained that some people over analysed The Beatles' music..
BeatlesBible.com

Also interviewed, at different times and locations, were George Martin, the new Apple press officer Derek Taylor, and George Harrison’s mother Louise, while small snippets of archive material that made their way into the finished production included news footage of the Beatles in Rishikesh, an interview with the Maharishi, Beatlemania scenes circa 1964, John and Paul on the Tonight Show on 14 May, and a few mute extracts from the Lady Madonna promo filming on 11 February. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 283


This chat with Paul McCartney appears in the program 'All My Loving - A Film of Pop Music,' directed by Tony Palmer. At the time of its airing, this 1968 BBC documentary was both highly-acclaimed and controversial. It captured the changing attitudes of the late sixties by mixing graphic news footage of police brutality and the Vietnam War with the rock music of times. Heavily interspersed throughout are interviews with many of 1968's more influential rock stars. Also appearing in this made-for-TV film were Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon and others. Tony Palmer spoke with Paul in an interview that was filmed on May 23rd 1968. The documentary was telecast on BBC television on November 3rd. As the interview segment begins, the film has drawn a comparison between the growing seriousness of rock 'n' roll and other styles of music which in the past had been taken more seriously, such as opera and the classics. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org (http://www.beatlesinterviews.org)

A preview of the film, which is available on DVD:
Tony Palmer All My Loving DVD Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktQGdLD_eSM#)

1968:  Apple Tailoring opens in London

The full name of Apple's second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King's Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.

“The Beatles' dress sense is quieting down now, like everyone else. They all went mad last year, but now they're all coming back to a normal way of life. We won't get teenyboppers here, because prices will be too high for them. We're pushing velvet jackets and the regency look, although The Beatles put forward plenty of suggestions. They have pretty far ahead ideas, actually. We're catering mainly for pop groups, personalities, and turned-on swingers. The teenagers seem too frightened to come in, even though they know this is The Beatles' place. Maybe it's because the place is too elegant and too expensive.” John Crittle

The premises were shared with another clothing company, Dandy Fashions (sometimes spelt Dandie), which had opened in 1966. Apple Corps' Neil Aspinall and company accountant Stephen Maltz became directors of Dandy as part of its transformation into Apple Tailoring. The basement also housed a hairdressing salon financed by Apple and run by Leslie Cavendish, The Beatles' hair stylist. Apple Tailoring lasted longer than the Baker Street boutique, but it too closed in 1968. The Beatles decided to withdraw from high street commerce and gave the business and all stock to Crittle.
BeatlesBible.com

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1970:  The Beatles’ “Let it Be” single was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 11th week while John Lennon’s “Live Peace in Toronto” was in its 20th week there.
Title: Re: Today in Beatles History
Post by: In My Life on May 25, 2012, 07:39:12 AM
May 24th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany.

1963: Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

On 30 April 1963 a BBC studio manager, Vernon Lawrence, suggested to his manager, assistant department head Donald MacLean, that The Beatles be given their own radio series. MacLean approved the idea, with four programmes commissioned and the option for a further 11 if successful. The budget for each half-hour show was £100, and producer Terry Henebery was given the task of making the shows. The first four were presented by Lee Peters - jokingly renamed Pee Litres by The Beatles - and featured a mix of music and chat. A different guest act also featured each week, chosen by the BBC and normally recorded in a different session. For this first episode the act was the Lorne Gibson Trio, who were also present at the Aeolian Hall in London. Each edition of Pop Go The Beatles began and ended with a rock 'n' roll version of the nursery rhyme Pop Goes The Weasel recorded by The Beatles on this day. The programme was recorded from 2-6pm, including rehearsals. The Beatles performed six songs, only three of which had previously been recorded for EMI: 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 and The Hippy Hippy Shake. This first episode of Pop Go The Beatles was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on Tuesday 4 June 1963 at 5pm. BeatlesBible.com

http://youtu.be/xZd8aWp7B2k (http://youtu.be/xZd8aWp7B2k)


1963:  Performance at the Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, London (Roy Orbison tour)

I only saw Roy Orbison the once, when he was with the Beatles on their first tour. They were appearing at the Walthamstow Granada and my father took me and 3 pals there. As it was the first Beatles tour, Orbison was the headline artist who was going to close the show, the Beatles were supposed to close the first half. This, however, was about 4 venues into the tour and Beatlemania had really taken over. It was obvious from the crowd of fans outside who THEY had come to see and so a switch had taken place, Orbison closing the first half instead. I did not hear a single note the Beatles played, the screaming was deafening to my ears. However, Orbison gave a perfect performance, which was fully appreciated by the fans.
One interesting fact. We (apparently) met the Beatles. I must admit that I did not know what any of them looked like at that time as I had ignored their music, thinking it was poor. ( In his autobiography, Mcartney said he did not think they would make it as he thought their earlier numbers were rubbish) However, as mentioned above, the five of us set out to be at the theatre about two hours before the off. I was sitting in the rear nearside passenger seat as we drew up at the traffic lights at the Cock, Palmers Green, on the North Circular Road. As we sat there a blue Bedford type van pulled up alongside us and the passenger rolled down the window. “ Do you know where the Walthamstow Granada is?” he asked. My dad told him to follow us, as we were going there. My pal Roger, who was a Beatles fan then turned round and told us that it was Paul Mcartney who had asked the way!! The van followed us to Walthamstow, until it was pulled over by a police car that had evidently been waiting for it.
http://www.idf50.co.uk/clubhouse/music-our-lives/12892-roy-orbison.html (http://www.idf50.co.uk/clubhouse/music-our-lives/12892-roy-orbison.html)

1964: The interview with Ed Sullivan, filmed April 17th in the garden of Les Ambassadeurs club in London, was aired on his show today, along with the outtake of “You Can’t Do That” from “A Hard Day’s Night”, filmed March 31st at the Scala Theatre:

http://youtu.be/Qc9OIEzrR5I (http://youtu.be/Qc9OIEzrR5I)

1967: The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform in London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/24/the-beatles-watch-procol-harum-perform-in-london/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/24/the-beatles-watch-procol-harum-perform-in-london/)

1969: Demo recordings for the White Album
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/05/24/demo-recordings-for-the-white-album/ (http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/05/24/demo-recordings-for-the-white-album/)

http://youtu.be/1ZFVC0DOrRU (http://youtu.be/1ZFVC0DOrRU)

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 19th week. “Get Back” reached number 1 this week, during its 3rd week in the Top 100.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Barbados

John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew from London to Barbados on this day, hoping to hold their second bed-in for peace.  The Beatles had filmed part of Help! in Nassau in 1965, and Ringo Starr was heading there for a two-week holiday, both of which may have influenced the choice of destination. Lennon and Ono were intending to hold the bed-in at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in Freeport, but the idea was abandoned and the following day they flew to Toronto, Canada. BeatlesBible.com

1982:  UK single release: `Beatles' Movie Medley'/`I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'. 

"The Beatles' Movie Medley" is a compilation of snippets from various Beatles songs. It remains the only Beatles single not released on CD.
Parlophone Records initially refused to issue the single in the United Kingdom, regarding the medley as "tacky". But after the import demand for the US release grew, it was finally issued as Parlophone R6055. The original flip side was an interview with The Beatles about the making of the movie A Hard Day's Night. It was later re-released with "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" on the flip side. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Movie_Medley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Movie_Medley)


2003:   Paul's concert at Red Square, Moscow, Russia.

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Back in the USSR
http://youtu.be/mh1gg7rr_SM (http://youtu.be/mh1gg7rr_SM)
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