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« Reply #340 on: February 17, 2012, 03:36:47 AM »

February 17th

1961: Performance at St. John's Hall in Tuebrook, Liverpool with Jean Day and the Jango Beats. “Mona Best, mother of Pete and owner of the Casbah Coffee Club also ran some dances at this venue , not far from her home in West Derby. Receiving preferential treatment The Beatles were paid the handsome sum of £20.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 40

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Taping of The Beatles’ second appearance on ABC Television’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars at Teddington Studio Centre. Mark Lewisohn calls this show “the most influential TV pop programme in Britian before Top of the Pops”. They were third on the seven act bill. (ML)

1964: Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker phoned Brian in Miami with congratulations on the band’s success.

Day off in Miami
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/17/day-off-miami/


Waterskiing
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/WaterSkiing/1john_boat.html


1964: Cilla Black reached UK number 1 with `Anyone Who Had a Heart'. Brian sent her a congratulatory telegram from the USA. 

1965: Recording: The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/17/recording-the-night-before-you-like-me-too-much/


1967: UK single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/uk-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/


1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/


1969: EMI loaned The Beatles enough to buy NEMS but Allen Klein dissuaded them. Clive Epstein sold control of NEMS to Leonard Richenberg (Triumph Investment Trust) on 17 February. The Beatles instructed EMI not to pay any more royalties to NEMS and Triumph sued for NEMS’ 25%.
http://www.bemuso.com/articles/beatlesbusiness.html

1969: US release of Modern Jazz Quartet’s Under the Jasmin Tree and the James Taylor LP, James Taylor, on the Apple label. On the song Carolina in My Mind, Paul McCartney plays bass and George Harrison sings harmony vocals. Highest US chart position: #62.

Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor - Original Version - Vinyl


1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono present a showing of their 40-minute film about the controversial execution of James Hanratty in 1961. The screening is held in the crypt of St. Martin-in-the-Field Church in London. This is the only public showing of the film.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february17.html




1975: US release of the John Lennon LP, Rock 'n' Roll (Apple). Songs: Be-Bop-a-Lula, Stand by Me, Rip It Up / Ready Teddy, You Can't Catch Me, Ain't That a Shame, Do You Want to Dance, Sweet Little Sixteen, Slippin' and Slidin', Peggy Sue, Bring It on Home to Me / Send Me Some Lovin', Bony Moronie, Ya Ya, and Just Because. 15 weeks on Billboard chart, highest position #6. This was Lennon’s final record before a self-imposed five-year exile from the music business.
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« Reply #341 on: February 18, 2012, 04:49:09 AM »

February 18th
1933: Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1933/02/18/yoko-ono-born/



1961:  Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with the Ravens, Mark Peters and the Cyclones and the Night Boppers. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: The Beatles performed two shows on this day at the Queen's Hall in Widnes - their fifth and final appearance at the venue. The concerts were promoted by Brian Epstein's NEMS company. Tickets for both the 'houses' sold out well in advance.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/18/live-queens-hall-widnes/

1964: The Beatles meet Cassius Clay
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/18/beatles-meet-cassius-clay/

When Sonny Liston decided not to meet the Beatles 40 years ago, photographer Harry Benson pulled a switcheroo
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Winner_by_a_Decision.html#

Photos
http://1stusvisit.absoluteelsewhere.net/Miami/CassiusClay/1clay4.html

1965: Recording, mixing: Ticket To Ride, Another Girl, I Need You, Yes It Is, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much, If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/recording-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see/

1965:  Northern Songs is floated on the stock exchange
(This) eventually led to the songwriters (Lennon and McCartney) losing the rights to their songs. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/18/northern-songs-stock-exchange-floatation/

1980: Ringo Starr begins filming the movie "Caveman."


1993: Paul's concert in Milano. Start of `The New World Tour'
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February 18th

1980: Ringo Starr begins filming the movie "Caveman."







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February 19th

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

1963: Photo shoot in Liverpool with photographer Michael Ward

Hmmm… coincidence?


Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/19/live-cavern-club-liverpool-278/


1964:  Brian flies from New York to England. 

1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 48th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 13th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965:  Recording: You're Going to Lose That Girl
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/19/recording-youre-going-to-lose-that-girl/

1965:  A party, in honor of the Beatles, was hosted by Sir Joseph Lockwood at The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place.

1965:  UK LP release: `A Hard Day's Night', orchestral LP by George Martin. 

1967:  John, Ringo, and Brian see Chuck Berry
John, Ringo, and Brian Epstein see Chuck Berry at The Savile Theatre. Two fans climbed onto the stage, prompting the manager (who worked for Brian Epstein) to close the curtains. The fans thought that the gig was over due to this, and riots broke out. Brian then fired the manager, though The National Association of Theatrical and Kine Employers threatened to strike unles Brian hired him again. Surprisingly, he wasn't even a member of this union. Brian gave him back his job a few weeks later. http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/John,_Ringo,_and_Brian_see_Chuck_Berry_-_February_19,_1967

1968:  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fly to India
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/02/19/paul-mccartney-and-ringo-starr-fly-to-india/

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 5th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1971:  Royal Courts of Justice (Court 16), London. Beginning of Paul's trial against John, George and Ringo to seek the appointment of an official receiver to take over the Beatles' financial affairs and wrest control from Allen Klein. 



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« Reply #350 on: February 20, 2012, 03:52:18 AM »

February 20th

1962:  Brian writes to Bert Kaempfert, asking him to release The Beatles from their contract. 
“Brian and George Martin must have hit it off quite well, for Brian felt sufficiently boosted to send a letter on February 20 to Bert Kaempfert, the Hamburg producer, asking that The Beatles be released from their commitment to record again with Tony Sheridan1, and it would seem unlikely that a chance with Polydor Records should be dismissed so easily if Brian's faith in George Martin was not strong. Nevertheless, Martin later wrote that he most certainly would not have offered The Beatles a recording contract before an audition2. Therefore, it seems that Brian was continuing his boldness, believing firmly that, once Martin heard the lads live, a contract was forthcoming.” http://comprehensivebeatles.blogspot.com/2010/10/1962-june-6.html

1963:  Recording: Misery, Baby It's You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/recording-misery-baby-its-you/

First live radio performance:
Radio: Parade of the Pops
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/radio-parade-of-the-pops/

Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/20/live-st-james-swimming-baths-doncaster/


1965:  Recording, mixing: If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You're Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/20/recording-that-means-a-lot/

That Means A Lot
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/that-means-a-lot/


That Means A Lot Sessions


1967:  Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/20/recording-mixing-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-good-morning-good-morning/


1969:  Ringo attended the European premiere of `Candy' at the Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London. 

1970:  US single release: `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)'/`Who Has Seen The Wind'. 

1976: In a New York court, Judge Griesa orders that the illegal Lennon Roots LP should be withdrawn from sale, pending final legal judgement. In fact, Capitol Records had already pressured TV stations not to take ads for the unofficial album.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february20.html

Background
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_'n'_Roll_(John_Lennon_album)

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February 21st

1961:   The first of many occasions when The Beatles performed three engagements in a day. (ML)
Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performances at the Cassanova Club, Liverpool and Town Hall, Litherland, Liverpool

1962: Lunchtime and night performances at The Cavern Club

1963: Two performances at The Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead

1964: US single release: `My Bonnie'. 

1964: Travel: Miami to New York to London
To return to England from America, The Beatles flew first from Miami to New York, where they boarded an aeroplane to take them to London. They arrived back the following day. BeatlesBible.com

Time Magazine: "The Unbarbershopped Quartet"
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook4.jpg


1966: US single release: `Nowhere Man'/`What Goes on'.


1967: Recording, mixing: Fixing a Hole
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/21/recording-mixing-fixing-a-hole/

1970: `Live Peace In Toronto', 7th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' enters the ranking; 1st week in the Top 20 (Billboard). 

1970: Recording for Paul’s debut solo album McCartney, which was started at his home and Morgan Studios, continued today at Abbey Road studios. Very few people, including the other Beatles, were aware of this project. (ML)

1975: UK LP release: John Lennon’s `Rock'n'Roll'. 
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« Reply #352 on: February 22, 2012, 04:45:10 AM »

February 22nd

1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and at Hambleton Hall in Huyton, Liverpool. 

1963: Performance at the Oasis Club, Manchester

1963: This day's issue of the `New Musical Express' reports, erroneously, that `Keep Your Hands Off My Baby' was recorded during sessions for `Please Please Me' LP. 

Although no record of an EMI version exists, on 22 February the New Musical Express reported that the group had taped the song at the Please Please Me session. Rumours of a studio version have existed ever since.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/keep-your-hands-off-my-baby/

1963: `Please Please Me' single number 1, 1st week, sharing this position with Frank Ifield's `The Wayward Wind' (UK `New Musical Express' chart). Brian invited the Beatles to a restaurant in Soho to celebrate. 

1963: Brian was made an opening director of Northern Songs Limited. 

1964: `With The Beatles' number 1, 12th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 4th week; 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You', 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me', 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There', 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  Interviews: London Airport
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/22/interviews-london-airport/

http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=12

British Pathé Newsreel
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/beatles-welcome-home/query/beatles

Phone interview with BBC radio’s Brian Matthews
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/mersey/11838.shtml






Not everyone got it...
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook6.jpg

1965:  The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to film Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/22/travel-beatles-bahamas-help/

At Heathrow Airport


1967:  Recording, mixing: A Day in the Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/22/recording-mixing-a-day-in-the-life/

Lots of pictures and why David Crosby was there
http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2007/04/so-you-wanna-be-rock-n-roll-star.html

1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969: Recording: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/22/recording-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/

John Lennon may have been inspired by this song:


http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/The-Beatles-Songs-I-Want-You-Shes-So-Heavy.htm

1970: New York premiere: `The Magic Christian'. 
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February 22nd

1965:  The Beatles fly to the Bahamas to film Help!


They just put it around that they were going there...


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February 22nd

1970: New York premiere: `The Magic Christian'. 




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February 23

1962: Lunchtime performance at The Cavern Club
Night performances at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey and Technical College Hall, Birkenhead

1963: `Please Please Me' number 9 (UK Melody Market chart). 

1963: Concert at the Granada Cinema, West Gate, Mansfield, Notts
The Beatles had toured with Helen Shapiro in the early part of February 1963, but had temporarily dropped out to record the Please Please Me LP and undertake a series of standalone concerts. On this date, however, they rejoined the tour. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/23/live-granada-cinema-mansfield/

“So began part two of the Helen Shapiro package tour. Before going on stage for the first of two “houses” the Beatles crowded into Helen’s dressing-room and watched their latest appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars, taped the previous Sunday. Being the headliner, Shapiro had the only TV among the artists.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 101

1963: First appearance on ABC's `Thank Your Lucky Stars' (filmed 17 February 1963). 


Ringo's drum head

1964: The Beatles’ third and final consecutive appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was broadcast on this night. It had been taped before a live studio audience on the afternoon of February 9th, before their first live appearance.



1964:  Television: Big Night Out
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/23/television-big-night-out-2/

Beatles-Big Night Out 1964 part 1


Beatles-Big Night Out 1964 part 2


1964: The Beatles attended an all night party at singer Alma Cogan’s Kensington flat the evening after they arrived back in London from America during which neighbors threatened to call for police due to the noise. Jane Asher and Paul McCartney were photographed by the press leaving the party about 4:00 a.m. (Feb. 24). Earlier that day, without even a day off to get over jet-lag, the Beatles had taped an appearance for Mike & Bernie Winters’ variety show Big Night Out before a live audience at ABC TV’s Teddington Studio Centre.
http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/post/16673041128/february-23-1964-the-beatles-attended-an-all






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1965:The Beatles begin filming Help! in the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/filming-help/


1965: Mixing: Yes It Is, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, If You've Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, I Need You, Another Girl, Ticket To Ride, You Like Me Too Much, The Night Before, You're Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/23/mixing-yes-it-is-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away-if-youve-got-trouble-tell-me-what-you-see-i-need-you-another-girl-ticket-to-ride-you-like-me-too-much-the-night-before-youre-going-to/

1966: `Rubber Soul' number 1, 12th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966: Performance of Luciano Berio at the Italian Institute, London. Paul attends with Barry Miles. 

1967: Recording, mixing, editing: A Day in the Life, Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/23/recording-mixing-editing-a-day-in-the-life-lovely-rita/

1969: Editing: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/23/editing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/

1970: Ringo’s guest appearance on NBC’s “Laugh-In”, taped on January 27th, aired today.
Ringo Starr 1970_Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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February 23

1963: First appearance on ABC's `Thank Your Lucky Stars' (filmed 17 February 1963). 




The Beatles logo on Ringo's set was based on these sketches by Paul...


          


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February 24th

1961: Peformance at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey. 

1962: Night performances at the YMCA, Hoylake, Wirral, Cheshire and the Cavern. 

1963:  Concert at the Coventry Theatre, Coventry (Helen Shapiro tour). 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/24/live-coventry-theatre-coventry/


1964: The Beatles appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine and were the subject of a four page article that got right to the point.
http://www.beatlefan.net/scrapbook/scrapbook5.jpg


1965: Help! Filming
The Beatles had their full day of filming for their second feature film Help!, beginning the 8.30am-5.30pm schedule that was maintained throughout their two-week Bahamanian shoot. The group was filmed cycling on the lengthy Interfield Road, near to Nassau International Airport on New Providence Island. They filmed a number of other scenes on the road, which was later renamed John F Kennedy Drive, in subsequent days. http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/24/filming-help-2/



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1967: Recording: Lovely Rita
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/24/recording-lovely-rita/

1967: Date planned for meeting of Brian and Nat Weiss, The Beatles’ American manager. 

1969: Tape copying: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/24/tape-copying-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy/

1969: Nemperor Holdings was sold to Triumph Investment Trust. Triumph will now collect Brian Epstein's 25 percent of The Beatles' performance royalties. The Beatles, claiming that they are no longer represented by NEMS, instructed EMI to pay all royalties directly to Apple Corps, not to Triumph. Triumph filed suit, freezing 1.3 million pounds in royalties due to be paid by EMI to The Beatles. The money cannot be disbursed until the lawsuit is resolved. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february24.html

1982: John is awarded a posthumous Album of the Year Grammy for `Double Fantasy'. 
1981 Grammy - Album Of The Year - Double Fantasy by John Lennon

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February 25th

1943: Happy birthday George!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1943/02/25/george-harrison-born/


1961: Performance at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool and then at Lathom Hall in Seaforth, Liverpool with Rikki Barnes and His All Stars. 

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

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


1963: Editing, mixing: Please Please Me LP
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/25/editing-mixing-please-please-me-lp/

Performance at the Casino Ballroom, Lord Street, Leigh, Lancashire
1964: Recording: Can't Buy Me Love, You Can't Do That, And I Love Her, I Should Have Known Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/recording-cant-buy-me-love-you-cant-do-that-and-i-love-her-i-should-have-known-better/

1964: George Harrison's 21st birthday
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/25/george-harrison-21st-birthday/



George Harrison--21st Birthday


1964: The Beatles Film Production Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors. 

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/25/filming-help-3/

1966: Northern Songs Limited buys music publishing companies Sweco Music Corp and Cole & Gale Music.

1966: George and Pattie returned to London from their honeymoon in Barbados.





1968: George celebrates his birthday in Rishikesh
http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/George_celebrates_his_birthday_in_Rishikesh_-_February_25,_1968





1969: Recording: Old Brown Shoe, All Things Must Pass, Something
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/02/25/recording-old-brown-shoe-all-things-must-pass-something/

1972: UK single release: Paul McCartney’s `Give Ireland Back to the Irish'. 
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #359 on: February 26, 2012, 05:43:13 AM »

February 26th

1961: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963: Live: Gaumont Cinema, Taunton
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/02/26/live-gaumont-cinema-taunton/

1964: Recording, mixing: You Can't Do That, Can't Buy Me Love, I Should Have Known Better, And I Love Her
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/02/26/recording-mixing-you-cant-do-that-cant-buy-me-love-i-should-have-known-better-and-i-love-her/
Beatles at Abbey Road Feb 26, 1964 Recording session


1964: US LP release: `Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield On Stage'. 
http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2012/03/10/jollywhat/



The Beatles(with Ringo on drums) performing "I Remember You" in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg


1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 49th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 14th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/02/26/filming-help-4/

1969:`Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1970: US LP release: Hey Jude
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/02/26/us-lp-hey-jude/



1970: According to a New York newspaper, John Lennon slammed the Toronto Peace Festival, claiming the profits weren't being used toward peace initiatives, but to line the promoter's pockets. His album Live Peace in Toronto, however, recently went top 10.


1971: Giving evidence in High Court during The Beatles’ ongoing legal battle, Paul McCartney alleges that Allen Klein once told him: “The real trouble is Yoko. She is the one with ambition.” Paul adds: “I wonder what John would have said if he had heard that remark.”

http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/February/february26.html  (1970 and 1971)
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