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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #420 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

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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 Jurgen Vollmer:
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
The Beatles - From Me To You ("Easy Beat", 3/4/1963)


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


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] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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
Filmed March 28th.

It was a gradual move away from the suits:





1966:  The Beatles appeared on the cover of Ciao Amici, a weekly Italian magazine.



1967:  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

1967:  Recording, mixing: Within You Without You
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/

1970:  UK LP release: Ringo’s “Sentimental Journey” 
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #421 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:


More pictures:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.04%20roxburgh/63.04.04roxburghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWdUN7oPZ0h.html


1963:  Billy J. Kramer records `I'll Be On My Way' at EMI Studios. 

BILLY J Kramer and The Dakotas _ I'll Be On My Way.wmv


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


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

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

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

Restaurant scene @ 3:01:
Help - The Beatles part 3


1967:  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/

1970:   `Let It Be' single, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 13th week in the ranking (Billboard). 
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« Reply #422 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/

1958


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



More photos and memorabilia:
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







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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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]


1965: Filming: Help!
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



1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 
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« Reply #423 on: April 05, 2012, 07:15:16 PM »

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« Reply #424 on: April 06, 2012, 03:37:47 AM »

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« Reply #425 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'.
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« Reply #426 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



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



1965:  UK EP release: Beatles for Sale
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/06/uk-ep-beatles-for-sale/



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://www.britishpathe.com/video/beatles-win-caroline-award/query/Beatles+Radio+Caroline

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/

1967: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher holiday in 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/

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
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« Reply #427 on: April 09, 2012, 04:56:04 AM »

Have a happy Easter holiday, Kelley.

Thank you Barry. It was.
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« Reply #428 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

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


1965:  P. J. Proby recorded `That Means A Lot' at Abbey Road. 

P.J.PROBY - THAT MEANS A LOT (LIVE PERFORMANCE 1965)


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
The Beatles- Help! - Beethoven's Ode to Joy



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/

1967:  Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in 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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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/


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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« Reply #429 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





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:


Whatever the case, that same evening DJ Norman Scott took this photo:


What Paul is trying to cover with his right hand:
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/john-lennon?before=1317470618

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.
Bathroom Scene in Help! 1080p HD


1966:  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:  John Lennon took his Rolls Royce to coachbuilders J.P. Fallon Ltd in Surrey to inquire if they could paint his car in psychedelic colours.
www.thisdayinmusic.com


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:


The Beatles Live At The Star Club 23/29 - I'm Talking About You (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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« Reply #430 on: April 11, 2012, 10:46:05 PM »

April 9th

1932:  Carl Perkins is born in Lake City, Tennessee. 



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


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
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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


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.



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

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The Beatles (6/9): A hard day's night (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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.


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


More here:
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

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The Magic Christian (1,969) - 7 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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
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« Reply #431 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/

1962:  Stuart Sutcliffe died in Hamburg, Germany.

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/


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.


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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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/


1970:  UK LP release: `McCartney' 


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

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


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

Time Photos: The Beatles’ Final Year:
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1978942_2101115,00.html
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« Reply #432 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

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



1963:  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


Beatles at the NME Poll Winners Concert 1965 (1/3) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Beatles at the NME Poll Winners Concert 1965 (2/3) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Beatles at the NME Poll Winners Concert 1965 (3/3) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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





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/

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/

1969:  UK single release: `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'.


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). 
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« Reply #433 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   



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

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Beatles- movie Help Part 7 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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:


1968:  John Lennon and George Harrison leave Rishikesh
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/04/12/john-lennon-and-george-harrison-leave-rishikesh/



An article that sums up The Beatles' stay in Rishikesh:
http://www.enotes.com/topic/The_Beatles_in_Rishikesh

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 13th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1970:  Paul incorporates McCartney Productions Ltd. 
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« Reply #434 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/

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
A Hard Day's Night~Funny George Harrison Scene (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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" (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
I love this one:


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


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


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




Interview with Brian Matthew:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/Interview%20with%20Brian%20Matthew%20April%2013%201965.doc
(I'm just trying out Dropbox. This is a Word document I created so it's safe to open. If you would rather read it online it’s here, just scroll down a bit: http://beatlesdaybyday.freeforums.org/13-april-1965-london-twickenham-t4831.html)

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


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
Thanks, Brynjar!


1966:  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
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« Reply #435 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


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:



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/

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.






1966:  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/
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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

 
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.

http://thehamburgbeatles.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany


More of George showing off:
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

Photos and memorabilia:
Beatles at Tenbury Wells 16th April 1963 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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.
Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/latest/2009/09/18/with-the-beatles/#ixzz1s2oPZb6T

I saw The Beatles play Tenbury Wells
by Pat Lambert
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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/content/articles/2008/11/27/music_map_beatles_tenbury_pat_lambert_feature.shtml


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


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
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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. This is typically the deadline for filing taxes in the US but thanks to it being Sunday and Monday being an obscure national holiday celebrated only in Washington, D.C. we get two extra days.

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« Reply #437 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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1964:  Recording: A Hard Day's 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/


1969:  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.



Article:
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




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« Reply #438 on: April 17, 2012, 02:58:58 AM »

April 17th

1953:  Ringo’s mother Elise married Harry Graves on this date.


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

Teenagers queuing in the rain at the Majestic Ballroom, Luton, for tickets to see the Beatles

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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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




1966:  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/

1970:  UK LP release: `McCartney'.
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

Episodes 2-6 are this interview:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/john-lennon-the-rolling-stone/id408490909

1998: Linda McCartney lost her battle with cancer.
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« Reply #439 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

Photos:
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/

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

More on that night from Tony Aspler
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/

1964:  The episode of ATV's `Morecambe And Wise Show', filmed on December 2, 1963, was broadcast today.


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/

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/

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

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

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