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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #160 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).
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« Reply #161 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.



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.
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« Reply #162 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.

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« Reply #163 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.
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« Reply #164 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.
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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.

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« Reply #165 on: September 22, 2011, 02:56:33 AM »

September 22nd

1960: The Beatles played at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
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« Reply #166 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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« Reply #167 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.”
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« Reply #168 on: September 23, 2011, 04:36:38 AM »

September 23rd

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





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« Reply #169 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.
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« Reply #170 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.

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« Reply #171 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.

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« Reply #172 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.


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« Reply #173 on: September 25, 2011, 02:21:49 AM »

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Hmmmmm....  I wonder if The Beatles got the idea for Octopus's Garden from that cartoon.
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« Reply #174 on: September 25, 2011, 02:40:13 PM »

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

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« Reply #175 on: September 26, 2011, 04:21:19 AM »

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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'.
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« Reply #176 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)


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
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« Reply #177 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

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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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« Reply #178 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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« Reply #179 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.

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