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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #280 on: December 28, 2011, 03:07:25 AM »

December 28th

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: `With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1963: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1963: `New Yorker' publishes a Brian Epstein interview. 1st serious article about the Beatles or Brian in the US. 



ABSTRACT:  Interview with Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles four young men from Liverpool, who have become the rage of teen-agers in England, Epstein came over here to arrange for three appearances of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February. Mr. Epstein said that Mr. Sullivan knew a good thing when he saw it. The Beatles have broken every conceivable entertainment record in England. They are the most worshipped, the most idolized boys in the country, according to Mr. Epstein.
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1963/12/28/1963_12_28_023_TNY_CARDS_000275480#ixzz1hnEZD2yj ($5.99 to access entire article; free for New Yorker subscribers)

1964: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1968: `Hey Jude', 18th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1968: The Beatles (White Album) began a nine week run as the number one US album, making it a simultaneous US/UK #1.

1971: George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sweet Lord', making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #281 on: December 28, 2011, 01:30:22 PM »

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« Reply #282 on: December 29, 2011, 02:11:12 AM »

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« Reply #283 on: December 29, 2011, 02:14:30 AM »

December 29th

1961: Evening: Performance at the Cavern, with the Yorkshire Jazz Band. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963: 12:50am. New York WMCA broadcasts `I Want to Hold Your Hand' for the first time in the USA. 

Some say it was KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa in early December (after broadcasting “I Saw Her Standing There on November 29th) or maybe it was WWDC in Washington, DC on December 17th.
http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=%E2%80%9Ci-want-to-hold-your-hand%E2%80%9D-history

This website begs to differ and goes to great lengths to prove it:
"DICK BIONDI is one of the legendary voices of rock and roll history.  He certainly deserves a place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, along side ALAN FREED, WOLFMAN JACK, DICK CLARK and some of the other pioneers of Rock's Golden Age.  His career achievements and nationwide recognition speak for themselves.  If it's ALSO true that Biondi just happens to be the first dj in the country to play a record by THE BEATLES, then this is just further proof of his rightful place in the Hall.   We were fortunate enough to speak with Mr. Biondi one-on-one prior to this article's first publication in FORGOTTEN HITS and he confirms that, based on all the information he has seen over the years, he was, in fact, the first deejay in America to play a BEATLES record back in February of 1963.  He's a little upset that "those Washington guys are getting all the credit" and acknowledges that a few people in the past have also tried to set the record straight.  We assured him that that was exactly our goal.  Hopefully, we have done so in this special series.  We gave him an advance copy of this entire article and asked him to check it for accuracy and content, assuring him that we would correct any errors he could find as well as print his own personal comments and memories ... he decided instead to let the article run exactly "as is" ... and that's EXACTLY what you've all been reading here today."
http://forgottenhits.com/who_played_the_very_first_beatles_record_in_america

Puzzly, puzzle…


1963: The Sunday Times critic Richard Buckle praises the Beatles as the greatest composers since Beethoven. 

1964:`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1964: The Liverpool Youth Employment Service announced that some school leavers were finding it difficult to get jobs because their ‘Beatle’ style haircuts and clothing were unacceptable to employers.

1966: Working at Abbey Road studios, London, Paul McCartney began work on his new song ‘Penny Lane’, recording six takes of keyboard tracks and various percussion effects.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/penny-lane-19691231
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« Reply #284 on: December 30, 2011, 03:56:26 AM »

December 30th

1961: Evening: performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool with Gerry and the Pacemakers. 

1962: Night. Performance at the Star Club. 

1963 : `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

1969 : The Desmond Morris interview with John for ATV's `Man Of The Decade', recorded on December 2nd, 1969, aired on this date.

1994: Evening: Maureen Cox dies in Seattle. Ringo, her husband Isaac Tigrett, Zak, Jason and Lee are with her.

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« Reply #285 on: December 31, 2011, 02:26:21 AM »

December 31st

Happy New Year!



1960:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club in West Derby, Liverpool.

1964  Party at EMI producer Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London. The Beatles attend. 

“What Newell produced, in the way of vocal music and pop recordings, was considered intrinsically more important to the company's mission and future than any sounds made with electric guitars.
That changed in 1963, the first full year that the Beatles -- signed to EMI's Parlophone label the previous year by George Martin -- were with EMI. They broke every sales precedent that year, and for the rest of the decade, generating revenue that was impossible not to take seriously, especially when they hit in America as well. By 1964, it was impossible not to notice the change or respect the efforts of those who work was generating that revenue. Norman Newell was never really a part of the musical world that George Martin opened up with the Beatles.” http://mog.com/artists/bio/mn165837/norman-newell

1965:  UK single release: `That's My Life (My Love and My Home)'/`The Next Time You Feel Important', for the Pye label, recorded by Alfred Lennon. 

“After Christmas, in 1965, John was embarrassed to hear that Alf had made a record: "That's My Life (My Love and My Home)", released on 31 December 1965.[39][40] John asked Epstein to do anything he could to stop it being released or becoming a hit. The record never made it into the charts.[41] In 1966 "Freddie Lennon" (the name under which Alf recorded) tried again, and issued three singles with the group Loving Kind. These records did not sell well, either. Though the public at large quickly forgot these attempts to cash in on his son's success with The Beatles, the records do command fairly high prices among collectors of rare records, with "That's My Life" being worth over £50.[42]”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Lennon

Freddie Lennon - The Singles


1965:  The Beatles appear on the front page of `Big', Italian magazine. Headline: `Beatles: Buon Natale da Londra' (`Beatles: Merry Christmas from London'). 

1966:  George is refused admission into the night club Annabel's, because he is not wearing a tie.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/12/31/george-harrison-refused-entry-annabels-nightclub-london/

1967: New Year's party at Cilla Black's flat, 9b Portland Place, London. Following a Northern tradition of “first footing” Ringo is sent out, left alone in the street.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-Foot

1970: Paul McCartney filed a suit against the rest of The Beatles to dissolve their partnership.

1996: Paul McCartney became a Sir after he was listed in the Queens New Year's Honours List.

2005: The John Lennon song Imagine was voted the nations favourite song a quarter of a century after his death. A UK radio station conducted the poll of 7,000 listeners. The Beatles were voted into second and third place with 'Hey Jude' and 'Let It Be.'
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« Reply #286 on: January 01, 2012, 07:58:40 PM »

January 1st

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Speke bus depot social club Christmas party at Wilson Hall in Garston, Liverpool.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1959/01/01/live-wilson-hall-liverpool-3/

1962: The Decca Audition….

“The Decca audition is the name given to the now-famous Beatles audition for Decca Records at their Decca Studios in West Hampstead, north London, England, before they reached international stardom. Decca's decision to reject the group is considered one of the biggest mistakes in music history.”
From defunct blog "Wings of Dream"

Set list:

    "Like Dreamers Do" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "Money (That's What I Want)" (Gordy/Bradford)
    "Till There Was You" (Meredith Willson)
    "The Sheik of Araby" (Smith/Wheeler/Snyder)
    "To Know Her Is to Love Her" (Phil Spector)
    "Take Good Care of My Baby" (King/Goffin)
    "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry)
    "Sure to Fall (In Love with You)" (Cantrell/Claunch/Perkins)
    "Hello Little Girl" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "Three Cool Cats" (Leiber/Stoller)
    "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" (Buddy Holly)
    "Love of the Loved" (Lennon–McCartney)
    "September in the Rain" (Warren/Dubin)
    "Bésame Mucho" (Consuelo Velázquez)
    "Searchin'" (Leiber/Stoller) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_Decca_audition




1963: End of last season of Star Club performances. 

1963: “In preparation for their impending Scottish tour, The Beatles flew back from Hamburg to London on 1 January 1963.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/01/travel-hamburg-to-london/

1964:`Beatles Christmas Show' at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964: The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Introduced by DJ Jimmy Saville, acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The Dave Clark Five, (Glad All Over), The Hollies, (Stay), and The Swinging Blue Jeans, (Hippy Hippy Shake). The first song played was Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You'. Also featured on disc and film, The Beatles, (I Want to Hold Your Hand), Freddie & the Dreamers, Cliff Richard and the Shadows and Gene Pitney.

"Due to the BBC's former policy of deleting old programmes, the vast majority of the episodes from the first ten years of the programme's history have been lost, including the only live appearance by The Beatles.[27]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops

http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-of-pops-aired-for-first-time.html

1965: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1971: Radio Luxembourg aired over seven hours of continuous Beatles music to celebrate the group's tenth year in the music business. Every track played was a single or LP track by The Beatles plus tracks from solo albums.

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« Reply #287 on: January 02, 2012, 11:00:12 PM »

January 2nd

1964:`Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1965:`Beatles For Sale' number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Feel Fine' number 1, 2nd week (Billboard). 

1965:`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1969:  Day 1 of the Get Back/Let it Be Sessions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/02/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-one/








1969:  Ray Coleman interviews John about problems in Apple. 

1971: The George Harrison album 'All Things Must Pass' started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album.
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« Reply #288 on: January 03, 2012, 05:30:44 AM »

January 3rd

1926: Sir George Martin is born in London.







http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/george-martin/

1962: Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club.

1963: The Beatles began their first headlining tour with four nights in Scotland appearing at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin. Two of the dates were cancelled due to bad weather.



http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/03/live-two-red-shoes-ballroom-elgin-scotland/

1964:  `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964: The Beatles were seen for the first time on US TV when a clip from the BBC's 'The Mersey Sound' showing the group playing 'She Loves You' was shown on The Jack Paar Show.



1970: Studio 2. 2.30pm-12.15am. Recording: `I Me Mine' (takes 1-16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. Last song recorded by the Beatles. During the session, George improvises a version of `Peggy Sue'.  John was away in Denmark at the time.
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« Reply #289 on: January 04, 2012, 04:01:01 AM »

January 4th

1962: The Beatles win the popularity poll in the newspaper Mersey Beat.
http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/mersey.htm

1963: Concert at Town Hall, Dingwall, Scotland

1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1964:  `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964:  Indifferent reaction of US critics after `The Jack Paar Show' transmision of a fragment of a Beatles concert. 

1965:  `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1966:  Brian flies to New York to negotiate the next tour. 

1967:  Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.45am. Recording: `Penny Lane' (overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/04/recording-penny-lane/

1970: Studio 2. 2.30pm-4.00am. Recording: `Let It Be' (overdub onto take 27, tape reduction edit of take 27 into takes 28-30 with simultaneous overdub, overdub onto take 30). Stereo mixing: `Let It Be' (remixes 1, 2, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. Recording of brasses and second guitar solo for `Let It Be' (included on the LP version). Last recording session of Paul, George and George Martin. Last recording session of the Beatles as a band. 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/let-it-be-19691231

1976:  Mal Evans dies in Los Angeles, in an unfortunate incident. The Los Angeles Police, mistaking his air pistol for a real gun, shoots him in self defense. 

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/spotlight-0105-2011/
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« Reply #290 on: January 05, 2012, 02:34:31 AM »

January 5th

1961:
The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience were  two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who had just returned from Hamburg, Germany. This was the first of 36 for promoter Brian Kelly. (Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Chronicle)
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/archives/talenthere3.shtml

1962: UK single release: `My Bonnie' (Tony Sheridan and The Beatles)
The Beatles - My Bonnie


1963: In the `Liverpool Echo', Tony Barrow announces and the release of the 2nd Beatles single, Please Please Me/Ask Me Why.

1965: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1966: `Day Tripper'/`We Can Work It Out' number 1, 5th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 5th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966: “Following their record breaking concert at New York's Shea Stadium on 15 August 1965, it was decided that extra recordings would be needed if the footage was to be released to the public.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/05/recording-overdubs-for-the-beatles-at-shea-stadium/

Most songs were overdubbed but "Act Naturally" was replaced with the disc version and "Twist and Shout" was bolstered with the Hollywood Bowl version. (ML)

1967:  “The Beatles worked on two recordings during this session: their next single Penny Lane, and a long-unreleased piece known as Carnival Of Light. “
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/05/recording-penny-lane-carnival-of-light/

1968:  George solo session at Abbey Road for `Wonderwall'. 

1968:  BBC-2 transmits `Magical Mystery Tour', this time in color.

1970: “The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns' first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/05/glyn-johns-compiles-the-second-get-back-lp/

2000: Sir Paul McCartney donates 2 million dollars in memory of his late wife Linda. The Arizona Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City were the beneficiaries.
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« Reply #291 on: January 06, 2012, 02:19:54 AM »

January 6th

1961: Performance at St. John's Hall, Bootle in Lancashire.
“….the hall was filled almost to capacity.” (ML) 

1962: Night performance at the Cavern, with the Collegians.

1963: Last date of the five-date Scottish Tour. (ML)

1964: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1965: `I Feel Fine' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1966: US Gold certification: `Day Tripper'/`We Can Work It Out'. 

Day Tripper- The Beatles


With Peter Sellers
The Music of Lennon and McCartney - Special 1965 - Part 7


1967: On this day the soundtrack to the 1966 film The Family Way was released. It was mostly composed by Paul McCartney.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/uk-release-the-family-way/

1967: Recording: Penny Lane, 7:00pm
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/06/recording-penny-lane-2/

1968: `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 2nd week (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day three
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/06/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-three/


1996: With the “Anthology 1” at number 3 on Billboard’s Top 200, other Beatles albums enjoyed high standings in the Pop Catalog. “Abbey Road” came in at number 9, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at number 10, “The Beatles 1967-1970” at number 13 and “The Beatles” (White Album) at number 15.
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« Reply #292 on: January 06, 2012, 06:21:46 PM »


What an adorable pic of a young George Martin that is in your January 3, post, Kelley! I just want to grab him and give him a kiss! That suit is darling.  :D
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« Reply #293 on: January 07, 2012, 03:18:31 AM »

What an adorable pic of a young George Martin that is in your January 3, post, Kelley! I just want to grab him and give him a kiss! That suit is darling.  :D

I was thrilled to find that picture Kathy!
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« Reply #294 on: January 07, 2012, 03:24:57 AM »

January 7th

1944: Peter Michael McCartney was born. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_McGear



Paul, taken by Mike, December 1960




1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and at the Lathom Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. Also performing are Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

1963: Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. 

1964: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964: The Playhouse Theatre, London. 2:30-4:00pm. The Beatles recorde the following songs for the BBC's `Saturday Club': `All My Loving', `Money (That's What I Want)', `The Hippy Hippy Shake', `I Want To Hold Your Hand',; `Roll Over Beethoven', `Johnnie B. Goode' and `I Wanna Be Your Man'. This is only known Beatles recording of `Johnnie B. Goode'. `I Want To Hold Your Hand' is the same version recorded 17 December 1963. 

The Beatles - Johnny B. Goode (Live at BBC)


1965:
`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1967: “Yesterday and Today” was in its  29th week in the Billboard Top 200. 

1968:
Using the pseudonym Mr Brown, George Harrison flew to India on this day, accompanied by Neil Aspinall.
He arrived in Bombay the following day, where he produced a series of sessions with local musicians. The main project was the recording of the score for the film Wonderwall, although while there the backing track for The Beatles' song The Inner Light was also recorded.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/07/george-harrison-flies-to-india/

1969: Day four of the Get Back/Let it Be sessions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/07/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-four/

2001: `Beatles 1' at number 1 for the 8th week. 
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« Reply #295 on: January 08, 2012, 04:11:47 AM »

January 8th

1935:
  Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

“Before Elvis, there was nothing.” – John Lennon

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/04/beatles-met-elvis-liverpool-exhibition

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

1963:
Before leaving Scotland at the conclusion of the Scottish tour The Beatles appeared on the children’s television program “Roundup”, miming “Love Me Do”.

1964:
`Beatles Christmas Show' at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964: `She Loves You', 19th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 42nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 7th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). After the second performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, the Beatles visit the annual Boat Show, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Building, London, after 9.00pm, public closing time. 

1966: `We Can Work It Out' number 1, 1st week (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: Day Five
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/08/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-five/

1970: George Harrison's final recording session with The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/08/george-harrison-final-recording-session-beatles/

1974:  US Gold certification: `The Early Beatles'. 
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« Reply #296 on: January 09, 2012, 06:19:42 AM »

January 9th

1964: `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964:
  `I Want To Hold Your Hand' slowly climbs up the US charts. John declares that the slow ascension of `I Want To Hold Your Hand' in the US charts was ``mere sympathy for British people'', and that he didn't expect being a hit in the US. 

1965: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 4th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Feel Fine' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard). 

1965:  `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1965:  First edition of BBC-TV's `Not Only... But Also', including appeararance of John (filmed 20 November 1964 and 29 November 1964). 

1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/09/recording-mixing-penny-lane/

1968: Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/09/recording-wonderwall-music-by-george-harrison/

1968: US magazine “Look” published photos from the August 11, 1967 Richard Avedon photo shoot of The Beatles. This is the first appearance of these photos, which were later sold as posters and used as album art. In the UK the photos debuted in The Daily Mail.



1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day six
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/09/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-six/


1970:
  UK LP release of Badfinger’s “Magic Christian Music”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Christian_Music

Badfinger - Carry On Till Tomorrow

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« Reply #297 on: January 10, 2012, 03:49:23 AM »

January 10

1958: The Quarry Men perform at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool. 

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Strangers. 

1963:  6:00 PM: Concert at the Grafton Ballroom, Liverpool. 




1964:  `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1964: The first US Beatles album, 'Introducing The Beatles', was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous "mop top" haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

1965: Sid Bernstein calls Brian, proposing a Beatles concert at the Shea Stadium. 

1966:  Brian is appointed a director of Lennon Books Limited. 

1966: The Paul McCartney song “Woman”, recorded by Peter and Gordon, was released in the US. Paul wrote the song under the name Bernard Webb.



1967: Recording: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/10/recording-penny-lane-3/

1967: Tara Brown's memorial service at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London.

1968: `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1968:
Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/10/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-2/

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day seven - George Harrison quits The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/10/george-harrison-quits-the-beatles/

1981: John Lennon's 'Imagine' started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, 'Happy Christmas, (War Is Over') and '(Just Like) Starting Over.' 'Imagine' was voted by the viewers of BBC TV as the best lyrics of all time in a poll broadcast in Oct 1999. Also on this day John and Yoko's 'Double Fantasy' album started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US chart. 'Just Like Starting Over' was at No.1 on the US singles chart.

2003: A haul of 500 Beatles tapes known as the 'Get Back sessions' stolen in the 1970's were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.
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« Reply #298 on: January 11, 2012, 03:38:19 AM »

January 11

1963: UK single release: `Please Please Me'/`Ask Me Why'.





1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool: This was the first of two live shows on this date.

1963: Live: Plaza Ballroom, Dudley
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/11/live-plaza-ballroom-dudley/

1964:`With The Beatles' number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1964: End of `Beatles Christmas Show', at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London. 

1965: `Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1968:  Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/11/recording-wonderwall-music-george-harrison-3/

1990: Paul McCartney played the first of 11 sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London, England.



2008: Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.
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« Reply #299 on: January 12, 2012, 05:30:02 AM »

January 12th

1962: Performance at the Cavern, with Mike Cotton's Jazzmen. 

1963: Live: Invicta Ballroom, Chatham, Kent



1964: 2nd appearance on BBC-TV's `Sunday Night at the London Palladium'

The Beatles made their debut on the television show Val Parnell's Sunday Night At The London Palladium on 13 October 1963. Three months later they made their return. More at Beatles Bible


Palladium Pandemonium










Autograph

This was their first meeting with Alma Cogan, who invited them back to her flat at 44 Stafford Court in Kensington High Street which she shared with her mother and younger sister. They arrived at her flat long before she did as they made a quick getaway in their Austin Princess, leaving Alma to change in her dressing room, but her sister Sandra was there to greet them. Paul recalled later that Mrs Cogan had encouraged Sandra to pay him as much attention as possible, in the hope that a suitable match might ensue. http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m08_1964.html

It did work...sort of.

Sandra and Paul

1965:`Another Beatles Christmas Show' at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances). 

1966:

`We Can Work It Out', 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 6th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

John and Cynthia Lennon, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey all flew to Port of Spain in Trinidad on this day for a winter holiday.
Beatles Bible

With Prime Minister Eric Williams and daughter Erica:


More Pictures

1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/12/recording-mixing-penny-lane-2/

1968: Recording: The Inner Light, Wonderwall Music

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/12/recording-the-inner-light-wonderwall-music/

1969: London premiere of `Wonderwall the Movie' at the Cinecenta. 

The eccentric professor Collins lives completely secluded in his chaotic apartment. When the model Penny moves in next to him, he becomes fascinated of her. He drills holes in her walls and ceiling and peeps on her day and night. He loses himself in daydreams and delusions imdb.com

WONDERWALL the movie


1981: US single release of John Lennon’s `Woman'/`Beautiful Boy'. 
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy.flv (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

2006: Alan Sytner, the man who opened Liverpool's Cavern club, died in France. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/founder-of-the-cavern-who-gave-the-beatles-their-break-dies-522763.html
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