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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #300 on: January 13, 2012, 03:12:49 AM »

January 13th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1963: The Beatles made their most important television appearance to date, with a place on the bill for the popular show Thank Your Lucky Stars.



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1965: `I Feel Fine', 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

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

1967: Robert Stigwood became co-manager of NEMS Enterprises with Brian Epstein.
         Stigwood: Producer extraordinaire

1968:`Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard). 

1968:  Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison
          Beatles Bible

1969:  US LP release: `Yellow Submarine'
          Beatles Bible


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« Reply #301 on: January 14, 2012, 03:12:20 AM »

January 14th

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



“The institute was founded in the 1890s by Sir William Pickles Hartley. In an initial meeting in 1892, Hartley offered £1,000 (approximately £60,000 in 2005[2]) towards a project that would see "all the Churches, from the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England down to the very smallest mission room ... enter into a Christlike compact to fight against evil in every form."[3] After the institute's establishment, the hall was used by the Aintree Photographic Society as a club house and exhibition venue....In the early 1960s, promoter Bill Kelly (also of Lathom Hall) hosted concerts at the Institute billed as "sensational jive dances". The Beatles headlined a number of these evenings, billed as "The Dynamic Beatles"[6] or the "Great Boppin' Beatles".[7] The Beatles performed a total of 31 shows at the venue[8][9] between 7 January 1961[8] and 27 January 1962.[10] While at the club, it was common for some concertgoers to throw chairs at each other and at the band. The Beatles' final concert at the venue paid £15 [2], but Brian Epstein was furious when Kelly paid the group in loose change. Epstein felt this was an insult to the band, and never booked the band with Kelly again.[10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aintree_Institute

1963: Live: Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port
This was The Beatles’ only performance at this venue.

1964: Travel: John, Paul and George fly to Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/14/travel-john-paul-and-george-fly-to-paris/








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

1966: BBC buys the British exhibition rights for `The Beatles at Shea Stadium'. 

1967: `Yesterday and Today', 30th week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day nine
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/14/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-nine/

2001: `Beatles 1' number 1, 9th and last week. 
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« Reply #302 on: January 15, 2012, 05:48:32 AM »

January 15th

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

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern

1964: `She Loves You', 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 43rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 8th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:


Ringo and Neil Aspinall arrive in Paris just in time for…

Live: Cinéma Cyrano, Versailles
This was a warm-up show for The Beatles and other artists on the bill for a three week season at the Paris Olympia. (ML)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/15/live-cinema-cyrano-versailles/

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

1966: `We Can Work It Out' number 1, 2nd and last continued week (Billboard). 

1967: McCartney and Harrison watch Donovan in London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/15/mccartney-and-harrison-watch-donovan-in-london/


1969: George Harrison rejoins The Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/15/george-harrison-rejoins-the-beatles/

1970: John inaugurates `Bag One', an exhibition of some of his lithographs and drawings at the London Arts Gallery. 

         Excerpt from the Anthony Fawcett Lennon biography One Day at a Time
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« Reply #303 on: January 16, 2012, 03:37:20 AM »

January 16th

1957: The Cavern Club opens. 

A quick overview by decade…
http://www.cavernclub.org/1950s

More in depth…
http://www.merseybeat.ndo.co.uk/cavern1.htm

1963: Television: People And Places



http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/television-people-and-places/

1963: Radio: Here We Go
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/16/radio-here-we-go/

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/16/live-olympia-theatre-paris/

Articles on their time in Paris:

Watch Rare Color Footage of the Beatles Playing Paris in 1964

Revisiting The Beatles’ Three-Week Stay in Paris in 1964

1964: King George V Hotel, Paris:


1965: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 5th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

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

1965: An article by Ray Coleman in “Melody Maker” quotes Brian as saying, “I give The Beatles two or three more years at the top”.

1967: Jane Asher leaves England for a 3-month tour of the US with the Old Vic acting troupe. 

1969:  Last session of rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios.



1969: The band Marmalade was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song 'Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da'.
THE MARMALADE - OB LA DI OB LA DA


1970: The police closes John's exhibition at the Arts Gallery, London, under the charge of obscenity. 

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« Reply #304 on: January 16, 2012, 08:04:14 PM »

If anyone has any corrections or additional information they'd like me to add to any of these posts please send them to me in a personal message and I'll modify my posts. Comments are welcome in the thread too!  :) Thanks!
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« Reply #305 on: January 17, 2012, 04:13:50 AM »

January 17th

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

1963: `Please Please Me' enters the UK Record Retailer chart. 

1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/17/live-majestic-ballroom-birkenhead/

1964: Photographer Dezo Hoffman flew to Paris with John, Paul and George and documented The Beatles’ time there. He recalled that during the first show the lights went out. “Just as the catcalls started Ringo saved the day. He suddenly became Gene Krupa on his kit, pounding away like crazy. Everyone went wild, shouting Rin-Go! Rin-Go!”-Bill Harry
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-paris2.shtml


1964:  `I Want to Hold Your Hand' number 1 (US Cashbox chart). 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/17/beatles-reach-number-one-america/

Success went to Brian’s head


1964: Photographer Harry Benson took this iconic photo of The Beatles at the King George V Hotel:



http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=89620157&m=89575461

1967:   Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/recording-mixing-penny-lane-3/

David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter


1967: John Lennon begins writing A Day in the Life.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/17/john-lennon-begins-writing-a-day-in-the-life/

1968:  George Harrison returns to London from India, where he has been recording the Wonderwall soundtrack. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr (and wives), along with Brian Jones, Donovan, and Cilla Black attend a release party in London for the band Grapefruit's debut album, Around Grapefruit.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january17.html



1969: UK LP release: `Yellow Submarine'

1970: `Live Peace in Toronto', 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1990:  Paul's concert in Wembley (`Get Back Tour'). 
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« Reply #306 on: January 17, 2012, 04:31:55 AM »


1967:   Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

David Mason Penny Lane Trumpeter



David Mason passed away about eight months ago. 

Here he is in a segment from Anthology...

Penny Lane Piccolo Trumpeter
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« Reply #307 on: January 17, 2012, 08:28:19 PM »

January 18th

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. 

1963: 6:00 pm Live: Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe
This was The Beatles' second and final performance at this venue on the Morecambe promenade. The first had taken place on 29 August 1962. The group's road manager, Neil Aspinall, was unwell with the flu on this day, so Les Hurst, Gerry and the Pacemakers' roadie, stood in for him. beatlesbible.com

With fans at the Floral Hall Ballroom


This girl was one jostle away from having a souvenir that she probably wouldn't want!

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 7th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want to Hold Your Hand' number 45, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
The Beatles' residency in Paris continued with two performances at the Olympia Theatre. This was the third date of their 18-night run at the venue, for which they shared top billing at various times with French singer Sylvie Vartan and America's Trini Lopez.
The Beatles' setlist contained eight songs: From Me To You, Roll Over Beethoven, She Loves You, This Boy, Boys, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist And Shout and Long Tall Sally. beatlesbible.com

With Sylvie Vartan

 
1967:  Paul was interviewed by Jo Durden-Smith for Granada TV’s late night news-magazine program “Scene Special”. The show was entitled “So Far Out It’s Straight Down” and examined the counter-culture movement in London. It was to be aired on March 7th. (ML)

"Scene at 6:30" Its So Far Out Its Straight Down! (Part 1-3)


1969: John admits that Apple is in trouble:
John Lennon revealed that Apple Records was in a state of chaos. He said, "Apple is losing money. If it continues like this, we'll be broke in six months." After the death of Brian Epstein, Allen Klein was hired as the Beatles' manager (over the objection of Paul, who favored Lee Eastman), and Neil Aspinall was left with supervising Apple, Ltd., although he originally did not want the job and agreed to do it only until someone permanent could be brought in. In actuality, he continued in this post until his death in 2007. BeatlesFacts.org


1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the Top 30, entering the ranking (Billboard). 

1977: Work began on The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl album
“In 1976 the Beatles’ contract with EMI expired, allowing them to exploit the group’s unreleased catalog unhindered. George Martin was asked to reappraise the tapes of ... the 1965 Hollywood Bowl show, which he did January 17, 1977, at his AIR London studios. Once he found a working three-track machine, he transferred the recordings to 24-track tape, from which he was able to assemble an entertaining if slightly phony “composite concert”, half from 1964 and half from 1965.” Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, 1957-1965  by John C. Winn
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« Reply #308 on: January 19, 2012, 04:50:19 AM »

January 19th

1932: Richard Lester was born in Philadelphia. 
The man who "invented" the music video was the perfect film director for the Beatles. His exuberant, manic style matched theirs and brilliantly captured an era at its beginning….Despite numerous popular successes, Lester will always be linked to a particular time and place, a small but integral part of a cultural phenomenon that swept the globe. No one will ever call it Lestermania, but he never complained — in the end, Richard Lester always knew who validated his ticket to ride. http://www.salon.com/1999/06/26/lester/




1961: Performance at Alexandra Hall in Crosby, Liverpool.  This was their only performance at that venue.

http://www.harveystevens.com/BEATLESGIGS57-61.html

1963: Live: Town Hall Ballroom, Whitchurch, Shropshire
A council building now stands at this site.

1963: Transmision of performance: `Thank Your Lucky Stars' (recorded 13 January 1963) 

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
1.00pm, Sunday 19 January 1964 (48 years ago)

Unusually, The Beatles played three sets at Paris' Olympia Theatre on this day. They normally performed two shows each evening during their concert residency, which began on 16 January 1964 and ended on 4 February. The matinée performance was broadcast live on the radio show Musicorama, on the Parisian radio station Europe-1, between 1pm and 2pm. The sets by Trini Lopez and Sylvie Vartan were broadcast first, followed by five songs by The Beatles: From Me To You, This Boy, I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Twist And Shout.This was the fourth date of The Beatles' residency at the Olympia. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/19/live-olympia-theatre-paris-4/

1965:  Brian flies to New York to negotiate dates and details for the next Beatles North American tour and also for promotional visits for Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers. 

1966:  `We Can Work It Out', 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 7th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967: Recording: A Day In The Life, 7:30 pm
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/19/recording-a-day-in-the-life/



1971:  The Beatles & Co. court case opened in the Chancery division of the London High Court. beatles-discography.com

1988:  Cynthia Lennon interview with Andrew Solt for the film`Imagine: John Lennon'. 

1990:  Paul's concert in Wembley (`Get Back Tour'). 

1994:  Paul McCartney's speech at Lennon's Hall Of Fame induction
Paul McCartney gave a speech during John Lennon's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Among those in attendance were Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1994/01/19/mccartneys-speech-at-lennons-hall-of-fame-induction/
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« Reply #309 on: January 20, 2012, 04:01:07 AM »

January 20th

1961  Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool. 

1962: Night performances at the Cavern Club.

1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
Events this evening led to the beginning of The Beatles’ professional association with Mal Evans. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/20/live-cavern-club-liverpool-272/

An article about Mal:
http://beatlesnumber9.com/mal.html

Undated Early Photo


1964: US LP release: Meet the Beatles!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/us-lp-meet-the-beatles/
 


1964:  Brian returned to England from Paris. 

1964:  Brian is appointed a director of Subafilms Limited, a new film production company. 

1964:  Norman Weiss, an executive of the Genereal Artists Corporation(GAC) talent agency flew from the US to meet Brian. Weiss was responsible for arranging The Beatles’ first American tour.

1964: To promote the 'Meet the Beatles' album and their upcoming first American visit, Capitol Records conducted an interview with the Beatles. Discs of the recorded interview were then sent to American radio stations.
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=8

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/20/live-olympia-theatre-paris-5/




1965: `I Feel Fine', 8th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: Ringo Starr proposes to Maureen Cox
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/20/ringo-starr-proposes-maureen-cox/


1967:  Recording: A Day In The Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/

McCartney recorded his lead vocals for the first time, dropping them into track two. They ended with a curse after McCartney sang 'everybody' rather than 'somebody'. The vocals were redone on 3 February 1967, but the original attempt was preserved in a rough mix and can be heard on Anthology 2.
The Beatles A Day In the Life [Version]


1969:  The Beatles meet at Apple's basement studio
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/20/beatles-meet-apple-basement-studio/

1969: `Wonderwall' premiere in London.


1970: John and Yoko cut their hair in Denmark. 
Newsman: "Mr Lennon, why did you decide to cut your hair?"
John: "Because I felt like it, you know."
Newsman: "So there was no special reason?"
John: "No, I mean why do you cut yours?”
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html

1988:  Julian Lennon interview with Andrew Solt for film `Imagine: John Lennon'. 

1996: `Anthology 1' number 11, 6th week in the Top 200 (Billboard). `Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 3 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `Abbey Road' number 4 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles/1967-1970' number 6 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles' number 10 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). `The Beatles/1962-1966' number 11 in the Pop Catalog (Billboard). 
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1967:  Recording: A Day In The Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/20/recording-a-day-in-the-life-2/

McCartney recorded his lead vocals for the first time, dropping them into track two. They ended with a curse after McCartney sang 'everybody' rather than 'somebody'. The vocals were redone on 3 February 1967, but the original attempt was preserved in a rough mix and can be heard on Anthology 2.
The Beatles A Day In the Life [Version]


That sort of answers the BIG question, doesn't it.



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« Reply #311 on: January 20, 2012, 04:28:50 AM »

That sort of answers the BIG question, doesn't it.



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Hmm...now that you mention it...
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« Reply #312 on: January 21, 2012, 03:25:10 AM »

January 21st

1961:  Performance at Latham Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool and then at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah.

1963:  A photo session was held at the EMI house with Welsh photographer Angus McBean.
“A variety of young pop stars visited his studio in the early 1960s and one group so enjoyed their first photographic session with McBean that they later requested he should take the photograph for the cover of their first album. The photographer in turn so enjoyed their zany spontaneity that he posed them laughing over a balcony in the EMI offices in Soho. The LP was Please, Please Me, the group was The Beatles and the photograph became one of the key images in the iconography of the swinging 60s.”
http://www.leninimports.com/angus_mcbean_bio.html



1963: The recording for The Beatles’ third appearance on Radio Luxembourg's `The Friday Spectacular' took place in the ground floor studio of the EMI House before an audience of 100 teenagers. Tony Barrow referred to this appearance in the sleeve-notes for the “Please Please Me” album.(ML)
"It was during the recording of a Radio Luxembourg programme in the EMI Friday Spectacular series that I was finally convinced that The Beatles were about to enjoy the type of top-flight national fame which I had always believed that they deserved. The teen-audience didn't know the evening's line-up of artists and groups in advance, and before Muriel Young brought on The Beatles she began to read out their Christian names. She got as far as John ... Paul ... and the rest of her introduction was buried in a mighty barrage of very genuine applause. I cannot think of more than one other group - British or American - which would be so readily identified and welcomed by the announcement of two Christian names. To me, this was the ultimate proof that The Beatles (and not just one or two of their hit records) had arrived at the uncommon peak-popularity point reserved for discdom's privileged few. Shortly afterwards The Beatles proved their pop power when the by-passed the lower segments of the hit parade to scuttle straight into the nation's Top Ten with their second single, PLEASE PLEASE ME." http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630121.html

1966:  George Harrison married Pattie Boyd
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/01/21/george-harrison-marries-pattie-boyd/



With George's parents and Pattie's mom










George Harrison & Pattie Boyd


1967: `Yesterday and Today', 31st and last week in the Top 200 (Billboard). 

1969: Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC's Scene and Heard
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/ringo-starr-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 10
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/21/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-10/   

1970: `Daily Express' reports that John cut his hair to be able to travel without being recognized. 

1971: The first part of a Rolling Stone interview with John and Yoko, conducted by founding editor Jann Wenner, was published on this date. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385



1988:  Andrew Soltz conducted interviews with Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Elliot Mintz (media consultant and publicist for John’s estate) for the film “Imagine: John Lennon”.
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« Reply #313 on: January 22, 2012, 04:24:54 AM »

January 22nd

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

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.
Night performance at the Kingsway Club, Promenade, Southport, Lancashire

“The Southport venue was a good illustration of Brian Epstein’s first influence over the Beatles’ direction. No longer would they be seen in the scruffy and violent suburban jive halls of 1961 but in respectable, civilised clubs, places with a real stage, curtains, dressing-rooms and even carpets, befitting their elevated status”. Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle, page 64

1963: Gerry and the Pacemakers began recording “How Do You Do It”, a song also recorded by The Beatles but unreleased until Anthology 1.





The songwriter was Mitch Murray.

1963:  The Beatles had three BBC radio engagements on this day.

Pop Inn: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-pop-inn/

At BBC Paris Studio with fellow Pop Inn guests Shane Fenton and Joan Regan



Saturday Club: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-saturday-club/

The Talent Spot: http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/22/radio-the-talent-spot/

1964: `She Loves You', 21st and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Please Please Me' LP, 44th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 9th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964: Two performances at the Olympia Theatre, Paris.

This clip contains footage of The Beatles taken at some point during the Paris engagement by drummer Mickey Jones, who played with Trini Lopez’s band.
Beatles - Paris - Olympia Rare Color 1964


More on Mickey's time with The Beatles as well as commentary from Sylvie Vartan:
http://youtu.be/OwtgHF8z2UU (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1966: `We Can Work It Out' number 2 (Billboard). 

1968: Apple opens offices at 95 Wigmore Street, London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/22/apple-opens-offices-95-wigmore-street-london/

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 11
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/22/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-11/
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« Reply #314 on: January 23, 2012, 03:37:34 AM »

January 23rd

1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/23/live-cavern-club-liverpool-273/

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris and a demo

John and Paul recoded the demo for "One and One is Two" in the bathroom of their hotel room on this day. It was intended for Billy J. Kramer but he rejected it. The Strangers with Mike Shannon went on to release it on May 8th, 1964. This certainly wasn't the first singing John and Paul did in such a location!

The Beatles Bible
Way Beyond Compare: The Beatles' Recorded Legacy, Volume One, 1957-1965 By John C. Winn
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1965: `Beatles For Sale' number 1, 6th week (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 12
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/23/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-12/

1971: George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 when 'My Sweet Lord' went to the top of the UK single charts. The song from his 'All Things Must Pass' album stayed at No.1 for five weeks. The track returned to the top of the UK charts in 2002, following his death.

1984: John Lennon’s single “Nobody Told Me” was released this day.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/john-lennon/songs/nobody-told-me/
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #315 on: January 24, 2012, 03:49:37 AM »

January 24th

1958: The Quarry Men perform at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/01/24/quarrymen-live-cavern-club-liverpool-2/

1959: The Quarry Men perform at the Woolton Village Club in Woolton, Liverpool. 



1962: Brian Epstein officially becomes the manager of The Beatles when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best sign a management contract with Epstein. Epstein is to receive 25% of their earnings. The contract signing is witnessed by Alistair Taylor, but Brian Epstein, wanting to prove to The Beatles that he was not out to exploit them, did not sign the contract until the following October. As far as The Beatles were concerned, though, this was a mere formality and Epstein was unquestionably their manager. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/January/january24.html

1963: Live performance at NEMS.
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.01.24%20nems/63.01.24nems.html



1963: Live: Assembly Hall, Mold
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/24/live-assembly-hall-mold/
“D.D.S. Meets The Beatles" declared the banner headlines on the "Off Beat" page of the Wrexham leader of 29 January 1963, in what was perhaps the earliest of lengthy newspaper interviews with the Fab Four.

1964: Day 8 at the Olympia Theatre, Paris


1964: Armed Forces Radio interview
 http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0124.beatles.html

1964: NEMS Enterprises announces plans to move from Liverpool to offices in Sutherland House, Argyll Street, London. 

1965: Gerry and the Pacemakers' first film, Ferry Cross the Mersey, premieres in the UK at the Liverpool Odeon Theater. It is the first rock musical filmed on location in Liverpool, and the era's only film document of the Merseybeat scene. The hit title track was written specifically for the movie.
http://oldies.about.com/od/oldieshistory/a/january24.htm

Lots of Brian Epstein's other artists show up in this one.


1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 13
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/24/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-13/
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« Reply #316 on: January 25, 2012, 04:06:50 AM »

January 25th

1961:  Performance: Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool.
“The first of 16 engagements for promoters Wally Hill and Vic Anton at this desperate-looking municipal building at the Eastern edge of Liverpool.”
Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle page 38



1963:  Vee Jay gets US contract to release Beatles records. 

1963: Live: Co-operative Hall, Darwen
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/25/live-co-operative-hall-darwen/



1963: 5.00-5.29pm. Transmission of BBC's `Here We Go' recorded January 16th .

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris-Day 9.
Also on this day, the radio interview the group had given to American Forces Network on the previous day was broadcast on the show Weekend World.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/25/live-olympia-theatre-paris-9/



1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 8th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 3, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964: Brian wrote in the `Fabulous' magazine, speaking of the achievements of Liverpool pop groups. 

1965: John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in the Swiss Alps
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/25/john-cynthia-lennon-holiday-swiss-alps/


1967: Mixing: Penny Lane
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/01/25/mixing-penny-lane/

1967: The Beatles film their Yellow Submarine appearance

All four Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day to record an on-screen appearance for the end of the Yellow Submarine film. The sequence was carefully scripted, although The Beatles' natural charm recalled the witticisms of their early press conferences, group interviews and fan club recordings. Filming took place following a series of test-runs and camera rehearsals. The sequence was shown towards end of the film, to introduce All Together Now and the closing credits.

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1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 14
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/25/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-14/

1984: Yoko Ono donated £250,000 ($425,000) to Liverpool old people's home Strawberry Fields.

1991: London. Paul's performance for MTV. Recording: `Unplugged'.
Paul recorded his MTV “Unplugged” performance in London.

http://youtu.be/ITgCAXvyEK0 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
I´ve just Seen a Face - Paul McCartney Unplugged (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

2011: A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles. Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy, 53, was one of the first students to sign up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009. The ground-breaking course looked at the studio sound and composition of The Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music as well as examining the significance of the music of The Beatles and their impact on Western culture.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2011/01/27/oakville_woman_earns_worlds_first_masters_in_beatles.html
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« Reply #317 on: January 26, 2012, 01:27:09 AM »

January 26th

1961: Performance at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool. 

1963: BBC’s Saturday Club, recorded on January 22 was aired.
Live: El Rio, Macclesfield
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-el-rio-macclesfield/

1963: Live: King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/26/live-kings-hall-stoke-on-trent/

1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
2 performances

1965: George Martin breaks his foot in the Swiss Alps
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/01/26/george-martin-breaks-foot-swiss-alps/

1966: `We Can Work It Out', 8th and last week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `Rubber Soul' number 1, 8th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 15
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/26/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-15/

1970:  Morning: John composed `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'. 

1970:  Ringo and Maureen flew from London to the US to attend the `The Magic Christian' premiere. 



1970: George Harrison’s single “My Sweet Lord” was released in the UK.

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« Reply #318 on: January 27, 2012, 04:49:33 AM »

January 27

1918: Blues guitarist Elmore James was born on this date.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/delta/blues/people/elmore_james.htm



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1954: Brian Epstein returned home after being discharged from the army.



1961 and 1962:  Performances at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool.
The 1962 date was “The Beatles’ last engagement at this venue, and for promoter Brian ‘Beekay’ Kelly. For Brian Epstein, who ferried the group to and from the dance in his car, the evening ended in red-faced fury when Kelly paid the Beatles’ £15 fee in handfuls of loose change. Epstein was angered at what he saw as a slight on the group’s importance and ensured that they never played for Kelly again, and he remained sufficiently piqued to mention the incident in his autobiography two years later.” Mark Lewisohn, The Complete Beatles Chronicle p. 64



1963: Live: Three Coins Club, Manchester
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/01/27/live-three-coins-club-manchester/

1963 membership card


1964: US single release: My Bonnie/The Saints
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/us-single-my-bonnie-the-saints/

1964: The Beatles at the George V Hotel, Paris
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/27/george-v-hotel-paris/

1965:  `I Feel Fine', 9th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967: Brian Epstein signed a new world-wide 9 year contract with EMI on 27 January 1967, outrunning his own management contract which ended in October 1967 (he died in August 1967) http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html

1968: Radio: The Kenny Everett Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/01/27/radio-the-kenny-everett-show/

1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/27/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-16/

1970: Mixing: The Inner Light
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/mixing-the-inner-light/

1970: Recording: Instant Karma! by Plastic Ono Band
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/01/27/recording-instant-karma-plastic-ono-band/

1970: While in the US for the premier of “The Magic Christian”, Ringo Starr recorded an appearance on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, to be aired on Monday, February 23rd.

Ringo and Maureen with Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky and Carol Channing at NBC studios in Beautiful Downtown Burbank

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« Reply #319 on: January 27, 2012, 05:05:08 AM »

11 The Beatles - For You Blue (Let It Be) Remastered (2009)


For You Blue is best listened to this way...

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