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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #380 on: March 10, 2012, 07:01:03 AM »




I just noticed something; this is the same picture that's the avatar for this particular part of the forums.  :)
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« Reply #381 on: March 11, 2012, 04:07:19 AM »

March 11th

1961: The Beatles performed the “Beatles Farewell Show” at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with the Night Boppers, Ray and the Del Renas, the Cliff Roberts Rockers and the Ravens. Then they performed at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Remo Four, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, the Big Three, Dale Roberts and the Jaywalkers, Derry and the Seniors, Ray and the Del Renas, the Pressman, Johnny Rocco and the Jets, and Faron and the Tempest Tornadoes. 

“The LJS engagement was a true innovation on the part of Sam Leach, certainly the most adventurous and ambitious rock dance promoter in the Merseyside area: a 12-group, 12-hour, all-night session, commencing at 8.00 Saturday night and finishing at 8.00 Sunday morning…..Although the attendance capacity of the Temple Street cellar was 1000, approximately 2000 people saw at least some part of the show. Leach was to hold similar marathon “Big Beat Sessions” over the next two years at several different venues, most (although not all) of which featured the Beatles as the main attraction.” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 41


1963: EMI House, ground floor studio. Recording for Radio Luxembourg's `The Friday Spectacular'. 

The Beatles' UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez had a rest day on 10 and 11 March 1963. On this second day, however, the group made an appearance - their fourth and final one - on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular. The group was interviewed at EMI House in London's Manchester Square. The studio versions of Please Please Me and Ask Me Why were played in between sections of interview, and the show was broadcast from 10pm on 15 March. BeatlesBible.com

1963: Brian Epstein's letter to Stowe schoolboy David Moores:

BE/J/BA:

11th March 1963


Dear David,

Thank you for your recent letter, enclosing £1. 10. 6 for the BEATLES L.P. Record; I am enclosing your receipt and, as soon as the record is available, a copy will be sent to you.

We have today written to the Green Man Hotel at Syresham to see if they can accommodate the group and, if this is possible, it would be appreciated if you could show them the way; after which they will take you back to school.

With regard to autographs, the boys will be very pleased to sign these for you during the time they are at the [?]

Looking forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,
Brian Epstein.
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1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was The Beatles' first day in Twickenham Film Studios, where they would later shoot Help!, Let It Be and a number of promotional videos and solo projects. On this day The Beatles worked from 8am to 10pm, filming the I Should Have Known Better sequence. A set was built to resemble a train guard's van, which was rocked while The Beatles mimed to the song. At one point, however, director Richard Lester had to stop the shoot because the technicians were rocking the set in time with the song.
I Should Have Known Better (High Quality)



1964: `Please Please Me' LP, 51st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 16th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1969: Paul McCartney and George Harrison produce a Jackie Lomax session
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/paul-mccartney-george-harrison-produce-jackie-lomax-session/




Jackie Lomax "Thumbin' A Ride"


1969: Mixing: Two of Us, The Long And Winding Road, Lady Madonna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/11/mixing-two-of-us-the-long-and-winding-road-lady-madonna/


1970: US single release: Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/11/us-single-let-it-be/

1997: Paul was knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II
http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9703/11/mccartney/


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« Reply #382 on: March 12, 2012, 03:54:13 AM »

March 12th

1961:  Performances at the Casbah Coffee Club and the Cassanova Club, Liverpool

1962: Performance at the Kingsway Club, Southport

1963:  Granada Cinema, Bedford
Back to the Roe/Montez tour. This was a three-man Beatles performance because a heavy cold kept John in bed. The songs, particularly “Please Please Me”, were re-arranged so that George and Paul could take over his vocal lines. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 103



1963:  “Here We Go”, taped on March 6th for the BBC was aired today from 5:00-5:30.

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles filmed the hotel room scenes of A Hard Day's Night on this day at Twickenham Film Studios.

Fan Mail


1964:  Studio 3 (control room only). 10.00am-12.00noon. Stereo mixing: `Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' (from edit of takes 5, 7); `Sie Liebt Dich' (from take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Remixes of `Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand' and `Sie Liebt Dich' for the US and Germany. 

1965:  The New York Daily news published an interview with Brian in which he states that “ten years from today The Beatles will still be popular and that The Rolling Stones are “a fine group”.

1969: George and Pattie Harrison's home is raided by the Drugs Squad
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/george-pattie-harrison-drugs-squad-raid/

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

1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/paul-mccartney-marries-linda-eastman/

Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office. Paul's brother Mike is best man, Mal Evans is a witness, and Linda's daughter, Heather, is flower girl. Magistrate E.R. Sanders performs the ceremony, which is followed by a luncheon at the Ritz Hotel. None of the other Beatles or family members are in attendance (they weren't invited). A throng of crying female fans waited outside for the newlywed couple to make their way to their car. (The fact that Paul was no longer a bachelor was not well-received at the time.)

http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html



1969:  Mixing: The Long and Winding Road, Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/12/mixing-the-long-and-winding-road-let-it-be/

1969:  `Yellow Submarine', 8th and last week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1971: A court ruling grants Paul McCartney's request that a receiver be appointed to control the finances of The Beatles & Company. James Douglas Spooner is appointed to that role. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march12.html
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« Reply #383 on: March 13, 2012, 04:34:14 AM »

March 13th

1958: Performance by the Quarrey Men at the Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Oakhill Park, Broadgreen, Liverpool

This was opening night for the short-lived venue run by 18 year old Alan Caldwell. He and his group, the Texans, as well as several other local groups were on the bill. This dark, airless club closed by April 22nd but Alan Williams’ Beatles connection didn’t end there. The following year Ringo Starr joined the band which later became known as Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. They went on to play with The Beatles at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, Germany. And then there’s Alan’s sister Iris, who dated both George and Paul. ;) (ML)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Storm

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

Night performance at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool:
"Beat Night" from 7:30pm til midnight with The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes
http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclubtimeline.html


1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club.

1963: Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/recording-mixing-thank-you-girl/

1963:  Live: Rialto Theatre, York
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/13/live-rialto-theatre-york-2/



1964:  Brian flew to the Netherlands to arrange the Beatles’ summer tour. 

1964: Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/13/mixing-komm-gib-mir-deine-hand-sie-liebt-dich/

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

Following two days at Twickenham Film Studios, work on A Hard Day's Night moved to Gatwick Airport. The Beatles arrived at 10am. The first scene to be shot was the one which closes the film, in which the group run to board a helicopter and reams of signed promotional photographs are scattered as they ascend.
A Hard Day's Night (End)



In the afternoon The Beatles were filmed fooling around on a helipad. A helicopter was flown overhead, with an airborne cameraman filming their antics. The footage was later incorporated into one of the film's two Can't Buy Me Love scenes. BeatlesBible.com




1965:  Travel: London to Austria
Two days after arriving back in the UK from the Bahamas, The Beatles boarded the 11am flight from London Airport to Salzburg, Austria to continue filming Help! Four thousand fans witnessed their arrival in Salzburg Airport, as did dozens of journalists and film crews. The group held a press conference at a nearby hotel before checking into the Hotel Edelweiss in the village of Obertauern. BeatlesBible.com

Video:
The Beatles leaving for Austria





More pictures here:
http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/trip-to-austria-1965.html

1965:  `Eight Days a Week' number 1, 1st week (Billboard). 

1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/13/recording-good-morning-good-morning-2/

1969: From  http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/archive/index.php/t-195205.html:
 …according to Lewisohn's Complete Beatles Recording Sessions p164 - Friday 17th January, 1969:

For there remains in the EMI library a master tape for a seven-inch mono EP (recently released on Mono Masters), to run at 331/2 rpm (LP Speed), compiled and banded on 13th March 1969 by Abbey Road employee Edward Gadsby-Toni, with the following line up:

Side A

1. Only A Northern Song
2. Hey Bulldog
3. Across The Universe

Side B

1. All Together Now
2. It's All Too Much

1969:  Mixing: I've Got A Feeling, Dig It, Maggie Mae, Shake Rattle And Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes, You Really Got A Hold On Me

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/13/mixing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-it-maggie-mae-shake-rattle-and-roll-kansas-city-miss-ann-lawdy-miss-clawdy-blue-suede-shoes-you-really-got-a-hold-on-me/


1976: Paul’s father Jim McCartney died on this date. 

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50140245



1981: US single release of John’s “Watching the Wheels”/”Yes I'm Your Angel”. 
 
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« Reply #384 on: March 14, 2012, 03:30:49 AM »

March 14th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club. 

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club.

1963:  First recording session of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas. Recording: `Do You Want To Know A Secret'. 

1963:  Editing, mixing: From Me to You
Although The Beatles were not present, George Martin oversaw mixes of From Me To You during a three-hour session on this day. Before he could do so, however, final edits were made to the song. It was then mixed for mono and stereo ahead of its 11 April release. BeatlesBible.com

1963:  Live: Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton
John Lennon missed a third concert on this day due to his persistent cold. He rejoined The Beatles onstage the following night in Bristol. The Beatles' setlist on this tour, in which they appeared on a bill with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez, was: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There.The group returned to Wolverhampton on 19 November 1963, again playing at the Gaumont Cinema. BeatlesBible.com

1963: Gerry and the Pacemakers had the UK release of their first single, “How Do You Do It”?  George Martin felt sure this would be a #1 hit when The Beatles recorded it but they never did release it. Instead, it proved to be Gerry and the Pacemakers only #1 record.
Beatles Anthology

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

Gerry and the Pacemakers: How Do You Do It? Video


The Beatles: How Do You Do It? Video



1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 15th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 7th and last week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 2, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 3, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 15, 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 73, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 55, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1964:  Video tape of The Beatles’ February 11th concert at the Washington Coliseum was shown in select theaters across the United States via closed circuit TV.


In mid-March 1964, the CBS filming of the Beatles’ live D.C. show – together with separate footage of performances by the Beach Boys and Lesley Gore – was shown in selected U.S. movie theaters as a closed-circuit concert. Billed in advertising as — “The Beatles: Direct From Their First American Concert” — the complete 90-minute film was then transmitted to selected U.S. theaters over telephone lines on four separate occasions over two weekends in March.



The first round of closed circuit concerts occurred on Saturday, March 14, 1964, and among the receiving theater locations on that day were: the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Hippodrome Theater in Cleveland, Ohio; the El Monte Legion Stadium in El Monte, California; the Public Auditorium in Portland, Oregon.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
EL MONTE LEGION STADIUM HOST THE BEATLES


You have to scroll down a bit to get to a mention of The Beatles but the whole topic is very interesting:
The town I live in OR Memories of El Monte


I sure hope Chuck and Chick found some wheels and made the scene…
Beatles Original TV Commercial 1964



1964:  Brian returns from Holland to England. 

Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/14/filming-help-16/

1968:   BBC-TV's Top of The Pops airs the promotional video for "Lady Madonna"

It’s really “Hey Bulldog”
http://youtu.be/Ya87u5SfK2w (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

 1970:  `Let It Be' enters the ranking as number 6 (new record), 1st week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 10th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)' number 1, 1st week; 4th week in the ranking (Billboard).   
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« Reply #385 on: March 15, 2012, 03:37:17 AM »

March 15th

1961: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Afternoon performance at the Liverpool Jazz Society

After the Beatles’ lunchtime spot at the Cavern Club (12.00 noon-1:00 pm on this occasion), they shifted their equipment over Victoria Street and into the Liverpool Jazz Society for a five-hour afternoon session alternating with Rory Storm and the Wild Ones (Rory plus assorted guest musicians) and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The Beatles’ first appearance was at 2:00 pm.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 42

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Storyville Jazz Club, Liverpool (formerly known as the Liverpool Jazz Club) This was their last performance there before their April return to Hamburg:

The Beatles' final performance was on March 15, 1962 which was dubbed the "Beatles' Farewell Party." Sue Shead remembers

"We were in the coffee bar area on the evening the Beatles were given the "Freedom of the City." Everyone was rushing out to Dale Street to see them going past. But we were upset with them, as they'd recently relocated to the London area and we figured we were their original fans and their "roots" so we stayed put. The year before, we'd queued all night outside the Empire to get tickets to see them. How fickle."
http://www.rickresource.com/irondoorclub/irondoorclub3.html

1963:   `Please Please Me' single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Colston Hall, Colston St., Bristol
John resumed performing with the Roe/Montez tour. I wonder if he caught that cold from Helen Shapiro?


1964:  Day 2 of “The Beatles: Direct From Their First American Concert”

The following day, on Sunday, March 15, 1964, the show went out again to a number of locations, including: the Norva Theater in Norfolk, Virginia; Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois; Fox Theater in San Jose, California; and the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. The Lyric Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana also received the show on March 14th and March 15th, as did a big screen theater at the State Fair Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.The total audience for the special closed-circuit broad- casts of the Beatles’ concert film was expected to exceed 500,000. The shows were seen in more than 100 theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The promoters – identified in advertising as the National General Corporation, or their subsidiary, Theater Color Vision — made millions. One 1964 estimate placed the take at some $4 million, or roughly $30 million in today’s money. This Beatles’ concert showing was apparently the first use of closed-circuit broadcasting for a rock concert, as previously this closed-circuit theater network had been used only for championship boxing matches.



http://wogew.blogspot.com/2010/12/washington-goes-big-screen.html

1965: The Beatles filming "Help!" in Austria: this day and the next spent shooting various scenes cavorting in the snow and on a ski lift.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html

1965:  Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: `Ticket To Ride' (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Mix of `Ticket To Ride' for United Artists. 

1966: The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/15/the-beatles-fail-to-win-any-grammy-awards/

1967:  Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `Within You Without You') (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Visit at the studio: Peter Blake. 

1968: In Rishikesh, The Beatles serenade Beach Boy Mike Love with a specially composed ditty Happy Birthday, Michael Love, which is preceded by another impromptu tune called Spiritual Regeneration. These acoustic performances are preserved on tape. By now, the mood of The Beatles at the Maharishi’s ashram is turning restless: Ringo Starr is missing his home cooking, and John Lennon is starting to find that the clearing of his mind, induced by meditation, is leading as often to cynicism as to inner peace.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march15.html

The Beatles - Spiritual Regeneration (Very Rare Bootleg)




1968:  UK single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'.


1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 
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« Reply #386 on: March 16, 2012, 05:01:32 AM »

March 16th

1961:  Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 

1963:  Radio: Saturday Club
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/16/radio-saturday-club-3/

The Beatles Radio Show - Saturday Club - march 16 , 1963


1963:  Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 

This autographed program from this show was discovered 45 years later in an attic:


http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-beatles-memorabilia-up-for-grabs-1-244669


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/16/filming-a-hard-days-night-11/

1964:  US single release: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'.



Advertisement:

http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html

1964:  US gold certification: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'. 

1966: Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/16/filming-help-18/

The Beatles with their skiing doubles:


1966:  `Rubber Soul', 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 
 
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Paris (moved from 3/14)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/16/john-lennon-and-yoko-ono-fly-to-paris/

1972:  John Lennon receives a deportation order to leave the United States; he appeals immediately. He and Yoko are able to persuade the US Immigration authorities to let them stay for another four weeks. Outside the court, John says: “We want to stay permanently because New York is the center of the earth; and also because we want to find Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march16.html


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« Reply #387 on: March 16, 2012, 09:34:17 AM »

13 January 1962
First mention of The Beatles name in America was January 13. 1962 issue of Cash Box.
 International Section: ,,A new rock' n' roll team Tony Sheridan and The Beatles make their debut on the Polydor label with My Bonnie. Sheridan was discovered by Polydor producer Bert Kaempfert while playing night spots in Hamburg's famous Reeperbahn”
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« Reply #388 on: March 17, 2012, 03:59:19 AM »

March 17th

1944:  Patricia Anne Boyd was born on this date and named for the holiday.

Kenya, 1952 Pattie with Jenny, Colin, Paula, and their mother Diana in Kenya in 1952:

http://iwasdreamingofthepast.blogspot.com

Celebrating her birthday in India:


1961:  Performance at Mossway Hall in Croxteth, Liverpool and at the Liverpool Jazz Society in Liverpool. 

1962:  Night performance at the Village Hall in Knotty Ash, Liverpool


Following this show The Beatles attended an engagement party for the event’s promoter, Sam Leach and his fiancée  Joan McEvoy.


More pictures and some of the juicy details:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.17%20huyton/62.03.17huyton.html

1963:  Live: Embassy Cinema, Peterborough
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/17/live-embassy-cinema-peterborough-2/


Pat tells how she got these great autographs that night:
“I went to see the Beatles in early 1963 live on stage (as a support act) at the Embassy Theatre in Peterborough. After the show my friend and I heard that they were in a pub near the theatre. We found the 'Fab Four' stood by the bar having a drink. They were pleased to give me their autographs as they were relatively new on the scene at that time.”
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1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
 http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/17/filming-a-hard-days-night-12/

1965: Help! filming:

Location: Obertauern, Austria 
    Scenes: 
        Curling sequence 
        Filming amid bushes 
http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm


The closest thing to a clip at the moment:
Stop Worrying: A Tribute to HELP!: "A Fiendish Thingy!"


1967:  Recording: She's Leaving Home
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/17/recording-shes-leaving-home/

Harpist Shelia Bromberg talks about the recording session:
Sgt Pepper 'She's Leaving Home' Harpist Meets Ringo Starr (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1969:  US single release of the Eric Clapton/George Harrison penned song “Badge”. George also played rhythm guitar but was credited as   "L'Angelo Misterioso" for contractual reasons.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badge_(song)

Badge (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1970:  US gold certification: single `Let It Be'. US gold certification: “Live Peace in Toronto 1969”. 
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« Reply #389 on: March 18, 2012, 03:51:43 AM »

March 18th

1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool

1963:  Concert at the Regal Cinema, Gloucester, Gloucestershire (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 





From the tour; not sure of the exact date:


http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/01/montezroe-tour-march-1963.html

1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 52nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 17th week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Day 13 of the shoot for A Hard Day's Night took The Beatles back to Twickenham Film Studios, where they filmed the dressing room sequences.

1964: Public Ear Interview
During a day of filming at Twickenham, The Beatles used some of their time off from filming to record a number of items for the BBC radio program The Public Ear, to be broadcast from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on March 22, 1964. It was also broadcast on the British Forces Broadcasting Service at the same time in West Germany. The Beatles interviewed themselves, instead of having a BBC announcer do so. The program opened with a letter being read from a fan, who suggested that listeners be told in advance were The Beatles to appear on the program, so fans could contact each other and let each other know to tune in. After reading this letter, Ringo announced "We're on today, later on, so don't forget, get on the phone and get your friends listening!" When The Beatles actually did appear on the program later on, George interviewed the other Beatles, faking a plum accent and discussing John's book, In His Own Write, first with Ringo, and then with John. John then read an excerpt from his book, the poem 'Alec Speaking.' George then talked about the film A Hard Day's Night with Paul, then being joined by Ringo, who read the cast and production credits. He credited themselves as producers, along with the real incumbent, John Fawcett Wilson. http://www.beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_for_The_Public_Ear_-_March_18,_1964 Source LEWISOHN M., 1992, The Complete Beatles Chronicle

Interview transcript:
http://dmbeatles.com/interviews.php?interview=13
 
1965: Filming for Help!:
“…another busy day, filming at an Olympic jump location, on the mountainside and in an après-ski cellar… The Complete Beatles, Mark Lewisohn, page 186

1967:  (John)Lennon bought Dorinish Island off the Mayo coast (on this date) in 1967 and got planning permission from Mayo County Council to build a house there for himself and Yoko Ono.

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/John-Lennons-Irish-island---Beatle-legend-was-ready-to-settle-in-his-Irish-home-says-lawyer-104403684.html#ixzz1pQKHihF6


1968: UK single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'.

1969:   John and Yoko were featured on the cover of Look magazine and in an article, which is summarized here;
http://collectingoldmagazines.com/3118/look-magazine-march-18-1969/


1969:   Lower Richmond Road, London
Location filming with Ringo for The Magic Christian, shooting outside the Star and Garter public house, by the River Thames in Putney, with Spike Milligan acting the part of a ticket-eating traffic warden. Lewisohn, page 317

And yet again ;D :
The Magic Christian (1969): Yellow Cash Road (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1969:  George and Pattie Harrison appear in court on drugs charges
George Harrison and his wife Pattie had an initial court appearance following their drugs bust six days earlier. The hearing took place at Esher and Walton Magistrates' Court. The couple charged for cannabis possession, and were released on the surety of Apple's press officer Derek Taylor. They returned for the actual trial on 31 March 1969. The court closed in 1993 and is now a youth club and theatre school. BeatlesBible.com

At least it wasn’t on her birthday.
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« Reply #390 on: March 19, 2012, 04:48:18 AM »

March 19th

1955:   Brian is appointed a director of S. E. Gadd Limited, one of two companies controlling the furniture dealing side of the family business. 

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

1962: Performance at the Kingsway Club, Southport

1963:  Performance at the Regal Cinema, Cambridge
(Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 

1964:  Filming for The Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night" continues at Twickenham Film Studios. Shooting of the "TV studio corridor" scenes (John Lennon meets a woman who thinks he looks like "him," only to change her mind, which causes John to walk away muttering and grousing). On the movie set The Beatles tape a radio interview for the BBC program "Movie-Go-Round," for broadcast on April 12. At lunchtime The Beatles rush to the Dorchester Hotel to receive an award, and that evening they tape an appearance for the most famous pop show in the UK, "Top of the Pops". An exhausting day for the much-in-demand Beatles.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march19.html

A hard days night - "Mistaken identity" (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

The Beatles with Lyn Fairhurst, Movie-Go-Round interview


Interview

1964:  The Beatles are given Variety Club awards
On this day The Beatles attended the 12th annual luncheon held by the Variety Club of Great Britain, where leader of the opposition Harold Wilson presented them with the Show Business Personalities of 1963 award. The ceremony took place at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London, and was filmed by a number of TV and news organisations. The BBC made a 30-minute show out of the footage, which was screened from 10.30pm the following day.

The Beatles and the Taxman:
The Beatles - 1964 Variety Club of Great Britain Award Ceremony (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1964: The Beatles' first Top of The Pops appearance
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/19/television-top-of-the-pops/


1965: Filming: Help!, Austria
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/19/filming-help-21/

1996:  CD release: `Anthology 2'.
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« Reply #391 on: March 20, 2012, 04:23:12 AM »

March 20th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

Night performance at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool

The Beatles 1961 Hambleton Hall Pay Receipt Books


1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club

“You could never deny that you had been at the Cavern because of the smell on your clothes. I might be sitting upstairs on the bus and I hadn't been to the Cavern and I could recognise the Cavern smell from someone sitting in front of me. Some people say it was offensive but it wasn't. It was a unique smell, it was a mixture I know of all different horrible things, but it was unique. No other club had it.”  Frieda Kelly, NEMS and Beatles Fan Club
The Cavern, The Most Famous Club in the World by Spencer Leigh

1963:  Live: ABC Cinema, Romford
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/20/live-abc-cinema-romford/

1964:  UK single release: `Can't Buy Me Love'/`You Can't Do That'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can't_Buy_Me_Love

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
A second day of filming corridor scenes at Twickenham Film Studios for A Hard Day's Night.

As on the previous day, a reporter from the BBC radio show Movie-Go-Round was present. This time only Ringo Starr was interviewed, by Lyn Fairhurst. His contribution was broadcast, along with the previous day's full group interview, on the Light Programme service on Sunday 12 April from 3-4pm
BeatlesBible.com

1964:  The Beatles' second appearance on Ready, Steady, Go!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/20/television-ready-steady-go-2/

You Can’t Do That and Can’t Buy Me Love
The Beatles on Ready Steady Go! (1964) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

It Won’t Be Long
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long [HiQ] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1965:  `Eight Days a Week' number 1, 2nd and last week (Billboard). 

1966: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher return to England from Switzerland
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/20/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-return-to-england-switzerland/

1967: John and Paul’s interviews with the BBC’s Brian Matthews:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1967.0320IN.beatles.html

1967:  Recording, mixing: She's Leaving Home
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/20/recording-mixing-shes-leaving-home/

1967:  US gold certification: `Penny Lane'/`Strawberry Fields Forever'. 

1969:  John and Yoko’s wedding took place in Gibraltar
http://oldies.about.com/od/thebeatlessongs/a/balladjohnyoko.htm

Photos:
http://photos.absoluteelsewhere.net/HippieJohn/PhotoAlbums/WeddingAlbum/wedding_album.html



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« Reply #392 on: March 21, 2012, 04:17:03 AM »

March 21st

1961:  Night performance at the Cavern Club
This was the Beatles’ first evening performance here.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/03/21/live-cavern-club-liverpool-12/

1962: Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Croydon
Shortly after recording their radio session for the BBC's On The Scene, The Beatles drove to West Croydon for a concert at the ABC Cinema. It was part of their tour with Chris Montez and Tommy Roe. The Beatles performed a six-song setlist on this tour: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There. This was The Beatles' only performance at the ABC cinema. The building opened in March 1936 as the Savoy. It closed for reconstruction in July 1958, opening later that year as the ABC. The cinema had 2,118 seats and hosted shows by a number of music stars, including Billy Fury, Cliff Richard, Gene Pitney and the Everly Brothers. The building was renamed Cannon in 1986 and Safari in the 1990s. It closed in 2004 and was demolished the following year. BeatlesBible.com


1963:  Radio: On the Scene

The Beatles arrived at the BBC's Piccadilly Studios in London in time for a 10am rehearsal for the BBC radio show On The Scene.
The studio was located at 201 Piccadilly in central London. The Beatles' session was recorded between 1pm and 2pm, and they performed three songs: Misery, Do You Want To Know A Secret and Please Please Me.
The session was first broadcast from 5pm on Thursday 28 March 1963 on the BBC Light Programme service. BeatlesBible.com


1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 16th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 2, 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 1, 1st week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 3, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 14, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 58, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 7, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Roll Over Beethoven' number 79, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `We Love You Beatles', by the Carefrees, number 63, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

The Carefrees were a British girl group, most known for their song "We Love You Beatles", a tribute to The Beatles. The song was their only charted single. The session vocalists Lynn Cornell, Barbara Kay and Betty Prescott made up the group. Interestingly, Cornell was married to Andy White, who played drums on one of the versions of the Beatles' "Love Me Do". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carefrees

The Carefrees - We love You Beatles (1964) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1964: Saturday Evening Post magazine published a special Beatles exclusive. It contained 10 pages of rare Beatle photos and stories. Also included in this issue were two pages of John Lennon's poetry called `Beatalic Graphospasms'



1965:  Filming for Help!

Location: Radstadt, Austria and Salzburg, Austria 
Scenes:  Doubles at Radstadt station and in a tunnel 
http://www.jibboo.com/beatles/help/helpsched.htm

1967:  Recording, mixing, editing: Getting Better, Lovely Rita
This session saw work continue on two Sgt Pepper songs: Getting Better and Lovely Rita. It was perhaps more notable for being the one time when John Lennon took LSD in the recording studio…
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/21/recording-mixing-editing-getting-better-lovely-rita/

1970:  `Let It Be' single, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 11th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 5th week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1985:  Yoko dedicated the “Imagine” mosaic at the Central Park, New York. 


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« Reply #393 on: March 22, 2012, 04:25:11 AM »

March 22nd

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1962: Night performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  UK LP release: Please Please Me
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/03/22/lp-release-please-please-me/







1963:  Performance at the Gaumont, Doncaster: Roe/Montez tour

1964:  John attended a private launch party for “In His Own Write” at the offices of publisher Jonathan Cope, 30 Bedford Square.



He then made sure to put it around:

The BBC's "From US to You" March 30, 1964
http://youtu.be/1rJpFmJhRhs (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
 ;D


1965: Travel: Austria to England

The Beatles flew back to England from Austria on this day, following their seven-day shoot for Help! in Obertauern. They flew back from Salzburg Airport, where they had arrived in Austria on 13 March 1965. The group landed at London Airport in the early evening. BeatlesBible.com

Home from Austria
March 22, 1965 - Ringo Starr and his bride Maureen just landed back in London from the 4:00 p.m. flight from Salzburg, Austria after the Beatles’ nine day location shoot for Help! The newlywed Starkey’s were on their way to move into their new London home at 34 Montagu Square. The flat had been renovated for them while they were away.
http://truthaboutthebeatlesgirls.tumblr.com/



Associated Press photo by Victor Boyton. Scan from the Maureen Starr Tribute group at Yahoo!


1965: Behind the Scenes of Help!: a collection of 171 photos

https://picasaweb.google.com/chechulisan/BehindTheScenesOfHelp?authkey=r04OrB4wFRU#5438815206404682146


1965:  US LP release: `The Early Beatles'

Capitol Records were still keen to wring as much money as possible out of Beatles fans in America, leading to the release of “The Early Beatles”. It contained 11 songs from Please Please Me; I Saw Her Standing There, Misery and There's A Place were omitted. The catalogue number was Capitol T-2309, and the tracklisting was as follows: Love Me Do, Twist And Shout, Anna (Go To Him), Chains, Boys, Ask Me Why, Please Please Me, PS I Love You, Baby It's You, A Taste Of Honey and Do You Want To Know A Secret. BeatlesBible.com



1967: Recording, mixing: Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/22/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you/

1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Unfinished Music Number 1-Two Virgins' number 124, its highest position (Billboard). 

1970: During an interview with a reporter from the French magazine L'Express, John Lennon states that The Beatles smoked marijuana in a restroom at Buckingham Palace on the day they were given their MBE's (in 1965). Questioned about John's comment, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace replies, "Obviously when people come along to an investiture, toilet facilities are available." http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html

1971:  US single release: John’s `Power to the People'/Yoko's`Touch Me'. 

1978: The Rutles "All You Need Is Cash," an affectionate spoof of The Beatles' career, is broadcast in the US. A copy of both the program and the soundtrack album are sent to John Lennon at the Dakota for him to give a nod of approval. He was so impressed with the film that he refused to send the samples back to Neil Innes (who played the John character, “Ron Nasty”). http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html



1982:  US single release: `Beatles Movie Medley'/`I'm Happy Just to Dance with You'. US LP release: `Reel Music'.



The Beatles Movie Medley (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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

A review of the medley:
http://thebestbeatlesblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/beatles-movie-medley.html

Kind of ironic that “Early Beatles” and “Reel Music” shared March 22nd release dates with the US premiere of “All You Need is Cash”.  ;D
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March 22nd

1978: The Rutles "All You Need Is Cash," an affectionate spoof of The Beatles' career, is broadcast in the US. A copy of both the program and the soundtrack album are sent to John Lennon at the Dakota for him to give a nod of approval. He was so impressed with the film that he refused to send the samples back to Neil Innes (who played the John character, “Ron Nasty”). http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march22.html





The Rutles were first introduced on an episode of the BBC2's Rutland Weekend Television in November 1975...

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March 23rd

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club. 

1963:  Live: City Hall, Newcastle
As part of the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour of the UK, The Beatles made their first live appearance at the City Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. They performed at the venue on three subsequent occasions.
The Beatles performed a standard six-song setlist on this tour: Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste of Honey, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Please Please Me and I Saw Her Standing There. The group's other performances at the City Hall were on 8 June 1963, 23 November 1963 and 4 December 1965.
BeatlesBible.com


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was the first day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London, where the performance finale of A Hard Day's Night took place. In all The Beatles were at the Scala for seven working days, until 31 March when the final performance in front of an audience took place. The Scala Theatre was situated at 58 Charlotte Street in central London. It was closed and demolished in 1969 after being damaged by fire, and was later replaced by an office block and a cinema. Today the television station Channel 4 Television owns Scala House, which stands on theatre's former location.
BeatlesBible.com

1964:  John Lennon's first book, "In His Own Write," is published in London by Johnathan Cape. It is a collection of John’s stories, poems and drawings, some of which go back to his teenage years. John asked old friend and Mersey Beat editor, Bill Harry, to supply copies of the poems and stories he’d sent him since 1961, and filled the rest of the book with more recent scribblings, dashed off on the bus from one gig to the next. The “Lennon style” is one of spontaneous verbal imagery presented in a truly chaotic form. Some of the pieces reveal his obsession with subjects such as violent death, family breakdown, and the crippled. Many of the images in the book have their roots in Lennon’s personal dreams and nightmares.

John Lennon appeared on the live BBC television program "Tonight" to promote the publication of his first book, "In His Own Write." John was interviewed by Kenneth Allsop for four minutes, after a few brief extracts from the book are read by Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, and Allsop. Allsop offhandedly asks Lennon why he doesn’t use the verbal dexterity and imagination of his stories in his songs, planting a seed that will begin to come to fruition in 1965. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html

1964: The first of three Beatles EPs was released on this day. Simply titled The Beatles, it was issued in mono by the Vee-Jay label as VJEP 1-903. The EP contained four songs: Misery, A Taste of Honey, Ask Me Why and Anna (Go To Him). Each of the songs, apart from Ask Me Why, had previously appeared on the Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles, which was released on 10 January 1964. Vee-Jay had the right to issue only a limited number of Beatles songs before Capitol Records began releasing the group's music. As such, once their popularity was established, the songs were repackaged a number of times in various formats. BeatlesBible.com


1964:  US single release: Do You Want to Know a Secret

A single, Do You Want to Know a Secret, was released on this day in the USA. Its b-side was Thank You Girl. The single was issued by the small US label Vee-Jay, and had the catalogue number VJ 587.
BeatleBible.com

1964:  The BBC aired its episode of "Frankly Speaking" with the March 7th Brian Epstein interview.

1964: The Beatles received two Carl-Alan awards, presented by the Duke of Edinburgh at the Empire Rooms, Leicester Square, London. These were for   Best Dancing and Dance Music. It was announced that they had also won 5 Ivor Novello awards for 1963. A special award was made to Brian Epstein and George Martin for outstanding services to British music. 


http://www.britishpathe.com/video/duke-meets-beatles


1966:  `Rubber Soul', 16th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:  Recording, mixing: Getting Better
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/23/recording-mixing-getting-better/


1967: At a ceremony held at the Playhouse Theatre in London, The Beatles are awarded three Ivor Novello awards for 1966 (Best-selling British single, Yellow Submarine; most-performed song, Michelle; and next-most-performed song, Yesterday). None of The Beatles attend, although John Lennon and Paul McCartney provide pre-taped acceptance speeches. The winning songs are played by Joe Loss and His Orchestra, and the lead vocal for Michelle is sung by Ross MacManus, whose son will go on to become a professional musician using the name Elvis Costello.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html


1968:  Ringo attended a private screening of “Around the World in 80 Days”, at the Coliseum Cinerama, hosted by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. After this, Ringo, Taylor and Burton go to the Dorchester Hotel for a supper party. 





1970:  Mixing, editing: I've Got a Feeling, Dig a Pony, One After 909, I Me Mine, Across The Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/23/mixing-editing-ive-got-a-feeling-dig-a-pony-one-after-909-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/

1970:  Studio 3 (control room only). 3.00-7.00pm. Paul and Tony Clark oversee the making of copy master tapes for LP `McCartney'. 

1973:  Release of Paul McCartney and Wings single: “My Love”

1973: New York judge Ira Fieldsteel rules that John Lennon must leave the United States within 60 days, but Yoko Ono is granted permanent residency. The US Immigration and Naturalization Bureau had decided that Lennon is "undesirable." While they cite his drug conviction as their chief objection to his remaining in the US, their real concern is his political activism. Lennon's visitor's visa had expired on February 29, 1972. John and Yoko issue a statement that they are "...not prepared to sleep in separate beds."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march23.html

1993:  Paul's concert in Paramatta, Sydney (`The New World Tour'). 
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« Reply #396 on: March 24, 2012, 03:08:40 AM »

March 24

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. 
The Beatles’ upcoming return to Hamburg will make this their last time here until July 14th.

1962:  Evening: Performance in a dance booked by the Heswall Jazz Club, at the Barnston Women's Institute, Wirral. 
The first of three Beatles’ bookings at this unusual venue. Lewisohn

HESWELL JAZZ CLUB. Barnston Women's Institute. Barnston Road, Heswell.
The Beatles were booked by the Heswell Jazz Club to play three dates in this village hall in 1962. On the first, Saturday 24 March, they wore their new stage suits for the first time. The grey suits were specially made by master tailor Beno Dorn in Birkenhead.  http://archive.today/syZG



1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool (Roe/Montez tour)
A triumphant homecoming show for The Beatles, who gave a performance at the Empire Theatre. It was their first performance in the city in over a month, and came in the same week their debut album Please Please Me was released. BeatlesBible.com


Chris Montez remembered: "I was touring England with Tommy Roe and an unknown group called the Beatles. They were booked to get the show going and they had such energy and power. They played me their album, 'Please Please Me', before it was released and I was knocked out. I couldn't stop singing 'I Saw Her Standing There'. It was such a great song. I was top of the charts and topping the bill, but when we got to Liverpool, I said, 'This is your town, you close the show, I'm not the headliner here.' They were amazed that I should say that." multiplus books


1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was The Beatles' second day of filming at the Scala Theatre in London.
In a break from shooting, John Lennon gave an interview to Australian broadcaster Dibbs Mather about In His Own Write, which was published the previous day. The interview was for the BBC Transcription Service's series Dateline London, which was syndicated to various radio stations internationally. BeatlesBible.com

1965: Following three weeks of filming in the Bahamas and Austria, work on Help! continued at Twickenham Film Studios, where much of A Hard Day's Night had been shot the previous year. The Beatles worked on Help! at Twickenham for a number of days until 16 June 1965. Filming took place until 9 May, after which a great deal post-production work was carried out. During this first week, The Beatles filmed interior temple scenes, including a sequence in which John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison escape inside a sacrificial altar and swim to safety. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  The Beatles attend the première of Alfie
Each of The Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Alfie, which was directed by Lewis Gilbert and starred Michael Caine. Paul McCartney's girlfriend Jane Asher had a minor part in the film. The première took place at the Haymarket Theatre on Great Suffolk Street, London.


http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/cynthia-lennon?before=1323309512




http://beatle-girls.blogspot.com/2009/07/alfie-premiere.html

(The entry on March 21st 1969 was incorrect. John and Yoko were still in Paris at this time.)
1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet Salvador Dali

While on their honeymoon in Paris, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had lunch with the artist Salvador Dali.

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1980:  US release of The Beatles LP, The Beatles Rarities (Capitol). Songs: Love Me Do, I'm Only Sleeping, Helter Skelter, Don't Pass Me By, I Am the Walrus, Across the Universe, Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove, Misery, There's a Place, Sie Liebt Dich, And I Love Her, Help!, Penny Lane, The Inner Light, and You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). The inside of the gatefold cover has an uncropped, full-size photo used for the notorious "butcher" cover. The "rare" selections were picked because they were either alternate versions, single B-sides, stereo/mono variations, previously unreleased versions, or songs that had relatively limited distribution. Highest position in Billboard charts: #21 http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march24.html


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March 25th

1959:  Ringo joins Rory Storm and the Hurricanes after playing with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group (1957-1958) and the Darktown Skiffle Group. 



1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963:  The Beatles spent the (Roe/Montez) tour’s one-day break on the 25th at a number of local locations with photographer Dezo Hoffman, with both stills and 8mm mute colour home-movie footage resulting. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 104

The Cavern Club



More:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles%20Dezo%20Hoffman_1/


Horne Brother’s Barbershop: Ringo getting the official haircut:



More:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles%20Dezo%20Hoffman_2/


It is commonly reported that these photos were taken at Sefton Park.
However, Rick Alan at The Cavern Beatles site has discovered that,
in fact, they were taken at Allerton Golf Course.
http://www.cavernbeatles.com/blog/dezo.htm



More:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles%20Dezo%20Hoffman_3/

The Beatles cavorting and tormenting Dezo Hoffman at the Allerton Golf course:
http://youtu.be/REd9s7UNlmk (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


20 Forthlin Road Liverpool (McCartney residence):



More:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles%20Dezo%20Hoffman_4/

All photos © Dezo Hoffman and taken from http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.03.25%20hoffman/63.03.25hoffman1.html


1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 53rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 18th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1964:  Appearance on BBC-TV's `Top of the Pops' (filmed 19 March 1964). 


1966: The Beatles contributed to the flexi-disc single “Sound of the Stars” in a recording session at the photographic studio where the Robert Whitaker photo session would later take place. They were interviewed by Radio Caroline disc jockey Tom Lodge. This disc was made to promote a venture in which Brian Epstein had a stake, the pop paper “Disc and Music Echo”. Lewisohn

This 2-sided, 3 1/3rpm flexi disc was available by mail-order only from the influential UK music paper 'Disc & Music Echo' in 1966. It features a mini-interview with: The Beatles, The Hollies, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Judith Durham, Cilla Black, the Bachelors, Dusty Springfield, Spencer Davis, The Walker Brothers (Gary & John), Pete Towshend & Sandi Shaw. The disc is introduced by Radio Caroline DJ, Tom Lodge and the interviews are conducted by Penny Valentine & Cathy MacGowan. The disc was devised and produced by Beatles/NEMS press officer, Tony Barrow. It is housed within its original mailing envelope.



http://collectorsfrenzy.com/Details.aspx?id=200591926952

Sound of the Stars:
Sound Of The Stars - The Beatles et al - Disc & Music Echo Flexi - Recorded March 1966 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1966:  The Beatles' 'butcher' photo session
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/03/25/the-beatles-butcher-photo-session/

http://www.rarebeatles.com/album2/openalbm.htm



More:
http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Beatles%20Whitaker%20Photos/

All images © Robert Whitaker and taken from multibooks

1969:  John and Yoko's first bed-in for peace: Amsterdam
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/25/john-and-yokos-first-bed-in-for-peace/

1970:   Mixing: For You Blue, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/25/mixing-for-you-blue-teddy-boy-two-of-us/
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #398 on: March 26, 2012, 03:25:45 AM »

March 26th

1961:  Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club
This was their last performance before returning to Hamburg.
 

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  Concert at the Granada, Mansfield (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour). 
Just over a month after they performed at Mansfield's Granada Cinema on the Helen Shapiro tour, The Beatles returned for the final time, as part of the Tommy Roe and Chris Montez tour. Whereas in February the group were hoping the Please Please Me single would be a success, this time around they'd just released the album of the same name, and their fortunes looked much more positive. BeatlesBible.com

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
This was the last of four consecutive days spent filming at the Scala Theatre in London. After this date The Beatles enjoyed an Easter break before returning to the Scala on 31 March. In between, John and Cynthia Lennon went with George Harrison and Pattie Boyd to Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. Ringo Starr spent the weekend at Woburn Abbey as the guest of Lord Rudolph Russell, and Paul McCartney remained in London. BeatlesBible.com
 “The fans could be a nightmare,” admits Denis O’Dell. “I realised we weren’t going to be allowed the freedom of the streets for the way we wanted to shoot… For the Scala Theatre sequence, I needed young people and that was a problem, because that’s who The Beatles’ followers were – schoolkids – and at that time the extras from the Film Artists Association were all fairly old. So what I did was agree to pay for some young people from the drama schools, put together about 80 or 90 and paid them, and surreptitiously let in all the rest. I got hauled over the coals for it but it was important to do the right thing for the picture.”
     Among their number on March 31, 1964, was a 13-year-old boy with stage school connections called Phil Collins. “I don’t even remember knowing it was going to be The Beatles,” he says. “I just remember there was a call for a film that was being shot at the Scala Theatre in Charlotte Street, and could they send 50 kids down? And I was one of them. And other schools sent kids down, so there was about two hundred of us there.
    “We were all ushered into the theatre and told where to sit, and we sat nattering amongst ourselves. Suddenly four guys came out on stage and started to play She Loves You, Tell Me Why, If I Fell... We couldn’t believe it. Everyone was screaming. Sometimes, when they were filming us, they sent four extras out dressed the same, which was a bit of a bummer as we had to pretend. But a lot of the time it *was* them. No one was *told* to scream during the filming – they just knew that it would happen. Very spontaneous, totally genuine. We were there all day – we got £15 for the day’s filming, which was standard – and then we went home.
    “I saw the film about twenty times when it came out. I fell in love with Pattie Boyd… along with George. I fell in love with her, and got to know her later, along with Eric.”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/26/filming-a-hard-days-night-19/


Beatles Concert 1964 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1966:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles continued filming Help! at Twickenham Film Studio.
Also on this day, NEMS Enterprises announced that the soundtrack to Eight Arms To Hold You, as the film was then called, would follow the format of the US edition of A Hard Day's Night, whereby The Beatles' original recordings would be presented alongside additional instrumental music. The plan was later abandoned after the group recorded a range of new songs in May and June 1965. However, Capitol Records in North America did release a version of Help! containing mixture of original and intrumental tracks, the latter composed by Ken Thorne and performed by the George Martin Orchestra. BeatlesBible.com


1966:  `Nowhere Man' number 3, 1st week (Billboard). 

1967:  Vic Lewis concludes negotiations for NEMS Enterprises to present the Monkees in concert in Britain. 

1968:  Paul McCartney leaves Rishikesh
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/03/26/paul-mccartney-leaves-rishikesh/

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0326.beatles.html

Paul McCartney & Jane Asher Interview [26th March '1968] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

http://sixties-jane.piczo.com/?g=16854963&cr=4

1969: Mixing: Get Back

Two months after the Let It Be sessions ended, EMI was keen to release a new Beatles single from the recordings. Get Back was chosen, and was mixed in mono on this day. The four mono mixes were done by balance engineer Jeff Jarratt, after which acetate discs were cut ready for the single's pressing. However, it was remixed at Paul McCartney's insistence on 7 April 1969, meaning this day's work was left unused. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  John and Yoko hold the second day of their Amsterdam "Bed-In For Peace." They give a television interview with Robbie Dale for Jam TROS TV. They also record some of the material that is eventually released as Amsterdam, one side of their third LP, The Wedding Album.

1986: Dezo Hoffman, the photographer who brought us so many wonderful images of The Beatles, died on this date. His date of birth has been given as 1918 but it is unconfirmed.



http://www.artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles1996/Articles0296/Hoffman.html

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« Reply #399 on: March 27, 2012, 04:17:51 AM »

March 27th

1961:   Some sources site this as the day that The Beatles left for their second trip to Hamburg.

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

1963:  `Please Please Me' LP number 9, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Concert at the ABC, Northampton (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). 

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1964: The Beatles take an Easter break in the filming for their first movie, "A Hard Day's Night." John and Cynthia Lennon, along with George Harrison and his new girlfriend, Pattie Boyd, spend the weekend at the remote Dromolan Castle in County Clare, Ireland. To avoid the scandal-seeking British press, Cynthia and Pattie are forced to escape the castle in baskets of dirty laundry. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney remains in London, while Ringo Starr relaxes at the country house Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. Filming resumed on “A Hard Day’s Night” on March 31. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html

1964:  The British Invasion makes it around the globe as The Beatles occupy the top six spots in the Australian pop chart. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html

1964:   US single release: “Why (Can't You Love Me Again)”/”Cry for a Shadow”
 
1968:  `Lady Madonna' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). 

1969:  In London, Ringo confirms they will not play before an audience again. 

1969:  Day 3 of John and Yoko's "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." The Lennons are given a white bicycle and the Resistentie Orchestra pays a visit and plays some music with John. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html



1970:   Mixing: Dig It
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/27/mixing-dig-it/

1970:  UK release of Ringo’s LP “Sentimental Journey”.



1978: US release of Paul McCartney’s LP “London Town”.


1979:  Wedding: Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pattie-boyd-and-eric-clapton-are-married

1987:  Footwear manufacturer, Nike, begins running US TV ads using The Beatles’ song Revolution as the soundtrack. Fans are outraged by this use of Lennon’s political anthem, although the ad campaign is sanctioned by Yoko Ono. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march27.html
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