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

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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« Reply #162 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. 



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.
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« Reply #163 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.



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.
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« Reply #164 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 #165 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 #166 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 #167 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 #168 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


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 #169 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 #170 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 #171 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 #172 on: September 23, 2011, 04:36:38 AM »

September 23rd

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





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« Reply #173 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 #174 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 #175 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 #176 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 #177 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 #178 on: September 25, 2011, 02:34:51 AM »

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

Or Yellow Submarine.
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« Reply #179 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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