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In My Life:
June 5th

1963: Performance at the Odeon Cinema, The Headrow, Leeds, Yorkshire.
This, the 18th date of The Beatles' UK tour with Roy Orbison, was the group's first appearance at Leeds' Odeon Cinema. They returned to the venue on two subsequent occasions: 3 November 1963 and 22 October 1964. On this occasion The Beatles performed a seven-song set: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.

1964: Performance at Treslong, Hillegom, Netherlands
Following the previous day's concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Beatles flew to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, arriving at 1pm. At the airport they were given flowers and traditional Dutch hats. They gave a press conference before departing for the town of Hillegom near Haarlem, 26 miles outside Amsterdam, where they were booked to record a television appearance.

 A group of Dutch non-fans at the Beatles arrival at Schiphol Airport, 5 June 1964. Photo by Hugo Van Gelderen. “Weg met de Beatles” literally means “Away with the Beatles”….

They arrived at Hillegom's Café-Restaurant Treslong, situated at Vosselaan 15, at around 4pm. From 5.30pm they rehearsed for their appearance on VARA-TV, and recording began at 8pm. In the first part of the programme they answered questions from the 150-strong audience. The Beatles were seated in the bar with Berend Boudewijn, who translated their answers and relayed them to Herman Stok, who was seated with the audience.


For the second part they mimed to the studio versions of Twist And Shout, All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Long Tall Sally, She Loves You and Can't Buy Me Love. As their microphones were left on, the group occasionally sang along to the songs.

During Long Tall Sally, members of the audience, mostly male, got onto the stage to dance with the group. Their numbers increased during She Loves You, and by Can't Buy Me Love the group was surrounded by members of the public. Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor tried in vain to clear the stage, but eventually The Beatles were forced to leave instead. As the group had been miming, the music carried on playing without them. Only Jimmie Nicol - Ringo Starr's temporary stand-in due to illness - remained on stage, resolutely continuing without the others. The performance was combined with footage from The Beatles' visit to Amsterdam the following day, and screened as The Beatles in Nederland on the Nederland 1 channel on Monday 8 June 1964 at 8.30pm.

Danish jazz musician Ib Glindemann:

The Beatles stayed at the Doelen Hotel, where this interview was conducted:

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1968: Recording at Studio Three, EMI Studios, London
“An especially noteworthy day, for it marked the start of the recording of Ringo’s debut solo composition ‘Don’t Pass Me By’. Strangely, it began the 2.30 pm-1.30 am session as ‘Ringo’s Tune ‘Untitled’ and then became, equally temporarily, ‘This is Some Friendly’. Strange because, as early as 1963, it was reported in the press and revealed in a BBC radio interview that Ringo was halfway through the writing of his own song and even then he was calling it ‘Don’t Pass Me By’.”  The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, pp 284 and 285

From “The Beatles at the BEEB”:
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Beatles Rarity Of The Week – Don’t Pass Me By (longer mono mix):

Interview with Kenny Everett: The Beatles enjoyed and preferred pirate radio stations as an alternative to BBC radio. Stations such as Radio London and Radio Luxembourg often got exclusive Beatle interviews because of this. Among their favorite disc jockeys was Kenny Everett of Radio London. Everett chatted and joked informally with John and the other Beatles in this interview which was taped at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, during the early stages of the White Album sessions.  - Jay Spangler,

I believe there will be some celebrations in Blokker, the Netherlands next year, as it will be 50 years since The Beatles performed there twice. Looking forward to it, as I live only 10 kms away from the spot.

In My Life:

--- Quote from: Bobber on June 05, 2013, 10:34:39 AM ---I believe there will be some celebrations in Blokker, the Netherlands next year, as it will be 50 years since The Beatles performed there twice. Looking forward to it, as I live only 10 kms away from the spot.

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Send pictures! I really like the monument they have there.


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