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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #400 on: March 20, 2012, 04:23:12 AM »

March 20th

1961:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club

Night performance at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool

Scroll down to the last entry on this page to read a very interesting piece on The Beatles’ times playing at this rough venue and to see receipts for their pay:
http://beatlesautographs.com/Special_Items.htm

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)


It Won’t Be Long
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long [HiQ]


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 #401 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)


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 #402 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.




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


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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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #403 on: March 22, 2012, 04:51:46 AM »

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...

Original Rutles November 1975 (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

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« Reply #404 on: March 23, 2012, 03:21:11 AM »

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 #405 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://magicalbeatletours.com/tour_wirral.htm#barnston



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.

BeatlesBible.com

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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« Reply #406 on: March 25, 2012, 04:58:00 PM »

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 Allan at The Cavern Beatles site has discovered that,
in fact, they were taken at Allerton Golf Course.



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

The Beatles cavorting and tormenting Dezo Hoffman at the Allerton Golf course:
The Beatles at Sefton Park - 25/3/1963 (Home Movie) [HiQ]



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


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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« Reply #407 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


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]


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

Beatles Dezo Hoffmann Part 1


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Dezo Hoffman talks about his home movies and photographs of The Beatles:
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« Reply #408 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). 

Autograph from this date:


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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« Reply #409 on: March 27, 2012, 04:22:44 AM »

March 27th

1979:  Wedding: Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton





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« Reply #410 on: March 27, 2012, 04:45:06 AM »

Layla - Derek and the Dominos





Nice song that Layla, Eric
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Nice song that Layla, Eric

George was very magnanimous about the whole situation.
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« Reply #412 on: March 28, 2012, 04:31:43 AM »

March 28th

1962:  Lunchtime and evening performances at the Cavern Club.

1963:  Live: ABC Cinema, Exeter
The Beatles' first trip to Exeter in Devon, England, was the 18th concert on their 1963 tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez. BeatleBible.com

1963: The Beatles’ radio performance for the BBC’s “On the Scene”, recorded on March 21st, was broadcast today.

1964:  `With The Beatles' number 1, 17th week (UK Record Retailer chart). `I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 2, 11th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `She Loves You' number 1, 2nd and last week; 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Please Please Me' number 4, 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `I Saw Her Standing There' number 26, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `From Me To You' number 50, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Twist And Shout' number 3, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Roll Over Beethoven' number 75, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `We Love You Beatles', by the Carefrees, number 57, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `A Letter To The Beatles', by the Four Preps, number 86, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 27, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Do You Want To Know A Secret' number 78, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `All My Loving' number 71, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

Four Preps - A Letter To The Beatles (1964)


Brian was not amused:

Letter To The Beatles is a song by The Four Preps. It was released on March 9, 1964 by Capitol Records. The song is about a boy who lost his girlfriend to the Beatles. On its first day, it went to number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it seemed the song would be a hit. However, the song was pulled from shelves a few days after it was released per The Beatles. The Beatles management, primarily Brian Epstein, requested the song be removed stating it labeled The Beatles as "blatantly commercial". The song is still not sold in stores as a single, but it is included in a CD by the Four Preps.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Letter_to_The_Beatles


1964:  Wax likenesses of The Beatles are put on display in London's Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The Beatles are the first pop stars to be displayed at the museum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_in_music

I am presenting this as a public service only. I find the whole wax figure thing to be creepy. Going to Madame Tussauds when I was five scarred me for life.  ;D

1965:  The Beatles' final Thank Your Lucky Stars appearance
The Beatles had first appeared on the ABC TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars on 13 January 1963. On this day, however, they made their final performance. They mimed to recordings of three songs before a studio audience: Eight Days A Week, Yes It Is and Ticket To Ride. They were also interviewed by presenter Brian Matthew, and the show was broadcast between 5.50pm and 6.35pm on 3 April 1965. Filming took place at Alpha Television Studios in Aston, Birmingham. Thank Your Lucky Stars was past its popularity peak by March 1965, and by the time it ended on 25 June 1966 it was no longer shown in all ITV regions.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/28/television-thank-your-lucky-stars-8/



1967:  Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/28/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/

1970:  `Let It Be' single, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 12th week in the ranking (Billboard). `Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)', 6th and last week in the ranking (Billboard). 

1994: The movie “Backbeat” premiered today and the soundtrack LP was also released. 



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backbeat_(film)

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« Reply #413 on: March 29, 2012, 01:13:56 AM »

March 29th

1962:  Performance at the Odd Spot Club, Bold St., Liverpool
The Beatles’ first appearance at this city-centre night club which had opened on 9 December 1961. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 68



Photographer Alan Swerdlow got some wonderful shots on this night:



Many more here:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.03.29%20odd%20spot/62.03.29oddspot.html


The club as it appeared more recently:


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


1963:  Performance at the Odeon, Lewisham (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour). Two shows. 


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1965: The first day of the second week of studio shooting at Twickenham. Sequences such as the long laboratory scene with Professor Foot and Algernon, and the interior railway station scene were filmed during this week. Lewisohn, page 186

Lab scene @4:12:
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Train station @6:30:
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1967:   Recording: Good Morning Good Morning, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!, With A Little Help From My Friends

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/29/recording-good-morning-good-morning-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/

1969:   `Yellow Submarine' LP, 11th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 

1969:  Day 5 of John and Yoko’s "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." John sings Don't Let Me Down for Dutch radio, and Donald Zec of The Mirror talks with Lennon. The Modern Jazz Quartet are amongst the day's visitors. In the evening, John watches his interview with Robbie Dale (from March 26) and he sees Dutch group, The Buffoons, and wants to meet them.


1970:  Ringo’s second appearance in four months on a David Frost show for London Weekend Television-this time Frost on Sunday, the last edition in the present series. On the former occasion (16 December 1969) he had been plugging The Magic Christian; this time the object of promotion was Sentimental Journey, and the programme included a screening of the promotional clip filmed on 15 March at the Talk of the Town. The show was transmitted live this Easter Sunday night from LWT’s Wembley facility, 10.25-11.25. Lewisohn, page 348

Ringo Starr on the David Frost Show 1970 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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1982:  UK LP release: `Reel Music'.
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« Reply #414 on: March 30, 2012, 02:17:50 AM »

March 30th

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

1963:  Concert at Guildhall, The Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Roe/Montez tour)

1964:  The BBC radio program, “From Us to You”, recorded February 28th, was broadcast today. Songs performed included “From Us to You”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, "Till There Was You”, "I Wanna Be Your Man”, "Please Mr. Postman”, “All My Loving”, “This Boy”, "Can’t Buy Me Love”.

[Speech], Roll Over Beethoven // Live At The BBC // Disc 2 // Tracks 5 & 6 (MONO) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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(The “Have a Banana” speech that precedes this on “Live From the BBC” was recorded July 16, 1964.)

1964:  BBC television’s current affairs program “Panorama” featured a profile of Brian, introduced by Richard Dimbledy. Most of his artists, including The Beatles, paid tribute to him.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8570000/8570447.stm

1965:  Recording: That Means a Lot
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/03/30/recording-that-means-a-lot-2/

1965:  Opening of the nightclub Scotch of St James, at 13 Masons Yard, London.
The Scotch of St James club was a popular meeting place for rock musicians during the mid 1960s [1] situated at 13 Masons Yard, Westminster, London SW1.[2][3] Paul McCartney frequently visited it, as well Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon, Ronnie Wood and bands like The Moody Blues and The Spencer Davis Group.[4]The club was where a then unknown Jimi Hendrix played his first gig in England on 24 September 1966, when he joined the house band for some blues standards.[5] On 19 October 1966 the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first UK gig as a private showcase at Scotch of St James.[6] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_of_St_James

1966:  `Rubber Soul', 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1967:  Cover shoot for Sgt Pepper
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/cover-shoot-for-sgt-pepper/

1967:  Recording: With a Little Help From My Friends
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/30/recording-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/

1968:  “Lady Madonna” hit number 1 in Britain. Meanwhile, the promo film for it was shown on the American TV show “Hollywood Palace Show”.

1969:  Day 6 of John and Yoko’s "Amsterdam Bed-In For Peace." As requested by John, The Buffoons visit the Lennons at the Hilton.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march30.html

The Buffoons:
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http://www.alexgitlin.com/buffoon.htm

1970:  Mixing: For You Blue
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/03/30/mixing-for-you-blue/

1982:  US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound. 

1990:  The former Trident recording studio at 17 St Annes Court, London, closed on this date. 

In mid 1968 Trident Studios were among the first in the UK to use Dolby noise reduction, and employ an eight-track reel to reel recording deck.
While Abbey Road still only used four-track, Trident's Ampex eight-track machine drew The Beatles on 31 July 1968 to record "Hey Jude." (Abbey Road had taken delivery of a 3M eight-track machine earlier in the year but declared it not yet suitable for use.) The White Album tracks "Dear Prudence", "Honey Pie", "Savoy Truffle" and "Martha My Dear" were also recorded there. On 22 February 1969, The Beatles first recorded "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" for the album Abbey Road. John Lennon and Yoko Ono later returned with The Plastic Ono Band to record "Cold Turkey" featuring Eric Clapton on lead guitar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trident_Studios
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« Reply #415 on: March 30, 2012, 03:28:20 AM »

March 30th

1982:  US release of a Beatles medley by Starsound. 



A Dutch act, they were originally called Stars On 45 and later on, Stars On in the Unted States and Starsound in the UK and Ireland.


Their Beatles Medley appeared this way on their single released in 1981...

Stars On 45 - Beatles Medley ( HQ 1080p HD Upscale ) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)



and like this later that year on an LP...

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« Reply #416 on: March 30, 2012, 03:39:27 AM »

I've heard radio stations play an edited version of the LP track of just Beatles songs.


Here they are in concert in 1983...

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« Reply #417 on: April 01, 2012, 01:12:42 AM »

March 31st

1962:  Performance at Subscription Rooms, George St., Stroud, Glos
This was The Beatles’ first southern performance under Brian Epstein. They did have a poorly promoted and attended engagement three months earlier in the south, under Sam Leach. The tickets for this performance carry this request from the Council: “No Teddy Boys and Ladies please do not wear stiletto heels.” Lewisohn


1963: Performance at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester. This marked the end of the Roe/Montez tour.

1964:  By this date “Meet the Beatles”, the US album released on January 20th, sold 3,650,000 copies. On the Canadian charts, Beatles records were in 9 of the 10 #1 positions. In Australia, The Beatles hold the top six slots on the singles chart: #1 I Saw Her Standing There, #2 Love Me Do, #3 Roll Over Beethoven, #4 All My Loving, #5 She Loves You, and #6 I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Following their four-day Easter break, The Beatles returned to London's Scala Theatre to film the concert performance sequence which marked the climax of the A Hard Day's Night film. The performance took place in front of 350 fans, each of whom was paid a standard union fee for their appearance. Among them was Phil Collins, then a 13-year-old child actor, but later to find fame with Genesis and as a solo artist. In the film The Beatles are shown miming to four songs: Tell Me Why, If I Fell, I Should Have Known Better and She Loves You. They also filmed others, including And I Love Her and You Can't Do That, but these were unused in the final cut. The clip of the group miming to You Can't Do That was given by United Artists to The Ed Sullivan Show, which broadcast it exclusively on 24 May.BeatlesBible.com


So just where is Phil? Well, you won’t find him here…
The Beatles (8/9): A hard day's night (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

…but you might find him here, somewhere between :09 and :15, down the row from Striped Sweater Girl as I came to call her during my many attempts at seeing him. Yes, Phil’s scene was sadly deleted from the final product but I don’t think anyone would have noticed him even if it had made the cut.
http://youtu.be/XztpP9fULVY (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

But wait! There’s 13 year old Phil, made visible for us. And if he had stuck with acting we might have never known he was there.
http://www.videodetective.com/movies/the-making-of-a-hard-days-night/5394

Why is Ringo the only one who looks happy?




1964:  Radio: Saturday Club
Following their day's filming at the Scala Theatre in London, The Beatles recorded a session for the BBC radio show Saturday Club at the Playhouse Theatre. The group hadn't given a concert during the whole of March 1964, the first time they had taken such a break from live performances in at least four years. As such, this appearance managed to sound fresh and spontaneous, in contrast to many of the routine appearances they had made for the BBC in recent months. They performed seven songs, four of which were yet to appear on a Beatles release: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, I Call Your Name, I Got A Woman, You Can't Do That, Can't Buy Me Love, Sure To Fall (In Love With You) and Long Tall Sally. The session took place from 7-10.30pm, including rehearsal time. During breaks in recording, John Lennon gave two interviews to the BBC Home Service radio network. Also present was Melody Maker journalist Ray Coleman. The edition of Saturday Club was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 4 April 1964. None of the songs were included on the 1994 collection Live At The BBC.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/03/31/radio-saturday-club-8/

One of the BBC interviews was conducted by Brian Matthew for an edition of the program "A Slice Of Life" during which John talked about his writing and the new book "In His Own Write". http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob03.html

The Beatles - I Got A Woman ("Saturday Club", 31/3/1964) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

The Beatles - You Can't Do That ("Saturday Club", 31/3/1964) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles spent the last day of March 1965 at Twickenham Film Studios working on scenes for Help! - or Eight Arms To Hold You, which the production was still known as at this stage. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Brian Epstein and Tatsuji Nagashima made arrangements on this date for The Beatles’ Tokyo concerts. The first of these concerts was originally set to take place on June 28th of this year but The Beatles’ arrival was delayed due to a hurricane. Their five concerts took place between June 30th and July 5th. http://www.thebeatles.com/#/article/The_Beatles_concerts_in_Japan

Brian and Tatsuji are shown here, at the Tokyo Hilton, during the tour:

http://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/japanese-concert-promoter-tatsuji-tats-nagashima-talks-to-news-photo/82201930


1967:  Recording, mixing: With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/03/31/recording-mixing-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-being-for-the-benefit-of-mr-kite/

1969:  George and Pattie Harrison are fined for drugs possession
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/george-pattie-harrison-fined-drugs-possession/

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono's lightning trip to Vienna
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/03/31/john-lennon-and-yoko-onos-lightning-trip-to-vienna/

1972:  The Beatles Fan Club in England is officially terminated. Freda Norris (nee Kelly), who had run the club for 11 years, commented, “Around 1965, the membership was 80,000...the membership now is down to 11,000.” http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/March/march31.html

1974:  Recordings were made which would comprise the bootleg recording “A Toot and a Snore in ’74”.

"This recording is the last performance by Paul & John in a studio. It happened on Sunday March 31, 1974. Although the performance is very poor, this recording is an historical moment to share.
On that day of March, John held a night music jam session at his beach house in L.A. Those in attendance included Paul McCartney (vocals, drums), Jesse Ed Davis (guitar), Harry Nilsson (vocals), Stevie Wonder (electric piano) & Bobby Keys (sax). John played vocals and drums. Mal Evans and May Pang also attended the session.

A few days sooner, on Thursday March 28, Paul & Linda had dropped at Burbank Studios, California, where John Lennon started to produce the Harry Nilsson album "girl private Cats". Paul & Linda intended to watch the recording, and Paul finally joined in a jam session with John and other musicians on the track "Midnight Special", joining John for the first time in a musical environment since the split of The Beatles." http://www.maccafan.net/Bootlegs/ATootAndASnore/toot.htm

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« Reply #418 on: April 01, 2012, 07:12:55 AM »

April 1st

1961:  Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany

A twice-extended contract led to the Beatles staying 13 weeks at the Top Ten Club, playing a staggering total of 503 hours on stage over 92 nights. 

It was little wonder then that, just as the Beatles found with their first German trip, their stamina and musical versatility improved dramatically as the visit wore on. When they returned to Liverpool in July they were simply untouchable. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 42

The club was owned by Peter Eckhorn, who paid each of The Beatles 35DM (£3) per day. They were required to play from 7pm until 2am each weekday, and until 3am on weekends, with a 15-minute break in each hour.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1961/04/01/live-top-ten-club-hamburg/



1962: Performance at the Casbah Coffee Club

1963:  Radio: Side by Side
The Beatles recorded two shows for the radio series Side By Side, to be broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service. The shows were taped at the BBC's Piccadilly Studios in London, and the presenter was John Dunn. The format of the show was that each week the house band, The Karl Denver Trio, invited a guest act to perform. Both acts normally performed the theme tune together. For the first show The Beatles additionally sang I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Baby It's You, Please Please, Me, From Me To You and Misery. For the second show their songs were: From Me To You, Long Tall Sally, A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Thank You Girl and Boys. Including the rehearsals, the radio sessions took place from 2.30-5.30pm and 6.30-10.30pm. The first show was broadcast from 5pm on 22 April 1963, and the second one at the same time on 13 May.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/01/radio-side-by-side/

01. "Side By Side" Theme (The Beatles - "Side By Side", 1/4/1963) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

05. Thank You Girl (The Beatles - "Side By Side", 1/4/1963) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

YouTube also has the rest of the songs from the second show, with the exception of “From Me to You”.

1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
More filming at the Scala Theatre.

Backstage at the Scala:


1964:  Alfred Lennon made contact with John for the first time in 17 years:

When The Beatles were filming a scene for A Hard Day's Night in the Scala Theatre in Soho in April 1964, Alf walked into Brian Epstein's NEMS office in Argyle Street with a journalist. "I'm John Lennon's father", he explained to the receptionist. When Epstein was informed, he "went into a panic", and immediately sent a car to bring John to NEMS office.[34] Alf was shabbily dressed, with his unkempt, thinning grey hair greased back. He stuck out his hand, but John did not take it, saying "What do you want?". Alf placated John somewhat by saying, "You can't turn your back on your family, no matter what they've done." Their conversation did not last long, as John soon ordered Alf and the journalist out of the NEMS office.[35] The Beatles' personal stories were kept out of the newspapers — by agreement with journalists who were offered exclusive stories in return — but one day John opened a copy of the Daily Express and saw a photo of his father.[36]

Alfred Lennon died on this date in 1976.

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


1964:  `Please Please Me' LP, 54th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `With The Beatles' number 1, 19th week (UK New Musical Express chart). `Can't Buy Me Love' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1965:  Brian Epstein takes over the Saville Theatre, London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/01/brian-epstein-takes-over-saville-theatre-london/



Taken during the Fats Domino performances, March 27 - April 1, 1967:


1966:  Filming for Help! continued at Twickenham Studios.

1967:  Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/01/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise/

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono return to London:
John & Yoko Return to London (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviewed on Today
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/01/john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-television-today/



1969: Filming for The Magic Christian at London’s Theatre Royal:

Hamlet - The Magic Christian (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1970:  Recording: Across the Universe, The Long And Winding Road, I Me Mine
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/01/recording-across-the-universe-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine/

1970:  The London Arts Gallery is on trial for exhibiting 'indecent' John Lennon lithographs. The defense lawyers compare John Lennon's work with that of Pablo Picasso.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april1.html
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« Reply #419 on: April 02, 2012, 04:05:44 AM »

April 2nd

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, Germany. 

Information about the club and pictures:
http://www.hillmanweb.com/BEATLES/topten.html

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Pavilion Theater, Lodge Lane, Liverpool
The Pavilion date was an unusual booking, the Beatles sharing the bill with the Royal Waterford Showband, especially flown in from Ireland for the occasion. The evening was promoted by local variety agent Jim Gretty and it marked the Beatles’ only appearance at the “Pivvy”, long established as Liverpool’s foremost striptease theatre, although the Quarry Men did play here in late-1950’s skiffle contests. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

The term "Irish showband" generally refers to a particular type of musical act popular in Ireland in the 1950's and 1960's. Irish Showbands like the Clipper Carlton, the Dixies, the Royal, and hundreds more traveled the length and breadth of Ireland playing to packed houses every night.
http://www.irish-showbands.com/

Royal Showband Waterford - Hucklebuck (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1963: Live: Azena Ballroom, Sheffield
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/04/02/live-azena-ballroom-sheffield/

More information and recollections from concertgoers
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/07/beatles-at-azena-sheffield.html


1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" number 1 in Britain. 

1964:  On Thursday the Beatles filmed the press party sequence, written by Alun Owen as an approximate re-creation of a reception the Beatles had attended at the British Embassy in Washington, DC (after their 11 February concert at the Coliseum), in which they had grown irritated by the condescending and rude line of questioning and had then walked out after someone, without warning, produced a pair of scissors and cut off a lock of Ringo’s hair. Lewisohn, page 153

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 A Hard Days Night - Part 3 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1965:  Mixing: You're Going to Lose That Girl

While The Beatles were filming at Twickenham Film Studios, a new stereo mix of You're Going to Lose That Girl was created at EMI Studios in London in an hour-long session. This was the second stereo version of the song to be made, following two previous mixes on 23 February 1965. Today's version was unused, and the second attempt from 23 February was released on the album.

1970: Mixing, editing: The Long and Winding Road, I Me Mine, Across the Universe
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/04/02/mixing-editing-the-long-and-winding-road-i-me-mine-across-the-universe/

1970:  In an interview for the Evening Standard, Paul spoke about the state of the Beatles’ relationship. He said his first solo LP was delayed because they don't want it to be released simultaneously with `Let It Be'. 

1973:  US LP release: `The Beatles 1962-1966'. US LP release: `The Beatles 1967-1970'.

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