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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #400 on: March 27, 2012, 04:22:44 AM »

March 27th

1979:  Wedding: Pattie Boyd and Eric Clapton





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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #401 on: March 27, 2012, 04:45:06 AM »

Layla - Derek and the Dominos





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« Reply #402 on: March 27, 2012, 05:02:27 AM »


Nice song that Layla, Eric

George was very magnanimous about the whole situation.
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« Reply #403 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)

Backbeat Trailer 1994 - The Beatles

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« Reply #404 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:
The Beatles - Help Movie (Part 3)





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


Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1982:  UK LP release: `Reel Music'.
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« Reply #405 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)


[Speech], Till There Was You // Live At The BBC // Disc 1 // Tracks 33 & 34 (MONO)


I Wanna Be Your Man // Live At The BBC // Disc 2 // Track 4 (MONO)


(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:
The Buffoons - Tomorrow Is Another Day (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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 #406 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 ) (The video's owner prevents external embedding)



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

The Beatles Medley - Stars on 45 Drive My Car, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby, Get Back, While My Guitar
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« Reply #407 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...

STARS on 45 (Beatles Medley) - [5of9]
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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

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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 #409 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/

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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 #410 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/

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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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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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April 3rd

1960:  Elvis Presley records `It's Now or Never' 

The Beatles took a crack at it in ’68 on David Frost’s show:
The Beatles David Frost Show 1968 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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That first little musical interlude is "By George! It's the David Frost Theme" by George Martin.

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

Pictures by Jürgen Vollmer:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/01%20Jergen%20Vollmer1/01vollmer.html


1963:   `Please Please Me' LP, 2nd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). `How Do You Do It?', with Gerry and the Pacemakers, number 1, 1st week (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Radio: Easy Beat
The Beatles recorded three songs for the BBC radio show Easy Beat at the Playhouse Theatre, London on this day. It was their first appearance on the programme. The recording was in front of a studio audience. The Beatles performed Please Please Me, Misery and their forthcoming third single From Me To You. John Lennon and Paul McCartney also took part in a record review with fellow guests Laura Lee and Clare O'Rourke, casting judgement on new releases by Bert Weedon, Cleo Laine, The Vernons Girls and former tour partner Tommy Roe. The panellists were paid an extra fee of £1 1 shilling for taking part. The group arrived at the Playhouse Theatre at 5.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was recorded from 8.30 to 9.45pm. It was first broadcast from 10.30am on Sunday 7 April on the BBC Light Programme service. BeatlesBible.com
http://youtu.be/j5Sg9K2B4Io (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1964: Filming: A Hard Day's Night
After spending seven days filming at London's Scala Theatre, The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios. The group filmed a cinema trailer for A Hard Day's Night on this day, which included John Lennon and George Harrison sitting in a baby pram, and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in another. In between the two prams a sign stated: "You may telephone from here". In a bizarre sequence, Lennon wrote messages on a typewriter, McCartney spoke into a microphone, and Harrison mumbled. Starr twice answered a telephone, handing it to Lennon and stating "It's For You, John", to which Lennon replied: "Don't be soft".

A Hard Day's Night - Original European Trailer (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

While at the studios, The Beatles gave an interview to the Tyne Tees Television show Star Parade, which was shown in the north east of England. Viewers had been invited to put questions to The Beatles, each of whom were filmed giving their answers straight into the camera.The production company later filmed the girls asking their questions into the camera, and the footage was edited together. The mock interview was broadcast from 10.10pm on Thursday 9 April 1964.
The Beatles' interview with fans [1964] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1965: The Beatles took a break from filming 'Help!' to record their final appearance on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' for ABC Televison on Birmingham. They mimed to 'Eight Days a Week', 'Yes It Is' and 'Ticket to Ride'. The show was broadcast on 3 April 1965 and though at least one still picture is around, the film is thought to be lost. http://www.tvtalkin.com/fab4tv/1965.htm
Filmed March 28th.

It was a gradual move away from the suits:





1966:  The Beatles appeared on the cover of Ciao Amici, a weekly Italian magazine.



1967:  Paul McCartney flies to Los Angeles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/paul-mccartney-flies-to-los-angeles/

WITH SGT. PEPPER FINISHED, PAUL DECIDED TOPAY A SURPRISE VISIT to Jane on her twenty-first birthday on 5 April. She was touring the USA with the Bristol Old Vic playing Romeo and Juliet. On 3 April 1967, two Air France officials arrived at Cavendish Avenue to pick up Paul and Mal Evans, and not long afterwards they touched down at Orly Airport, Paris. From there they took a direct flight to Los Angeles. Paul had intended to bring a copy of the photograph for the sleeve of Sgt. Pepper to show Jane but he forgot. He also forgot to check if his American visa was still valid so it took a half-hour to get him through immigration in Los Angeles. Travelling in style, they hired Frank Sinatra's private Lear jet to fly to San Francisco, which was experiencing its first snow in forty-two years. Here they showed up unannounced at the Fillmore Auditorium, where the Jefferson Airplane happened to be rehearsing. Paul accompanied Marty Balin and Jack Casady to the apartment on Oak Street they shared with their road manager Bill Thompson. Paul played them the acetate of Sgt. Pepper he was bringing for Jane and told them about a wonderful new guitarist called Jimi Hendrix. They attempted a jam session, but Paul, being left-handed, found it hard to play Casady's bass upside down. The members of the Airplane toked up on DMT mixed with pot, which Paul decided to forgo. Jack Casady drove them back to their hotel and next day Paul and Mal flew on to Denver.
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1967:  Recording, mixing: Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/03/recording-mixing-within-you-without-you-2/

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on The Eamonn Andrews Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/03/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-eamonn-andrews-show/

1970:  UK LP release: Ringo’s “Sentimental Journey” 
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April 4th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Lunchtime and night performances at the Cavern Club

1963:  Live: Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School, Buckingham
One of The Beatles' more unusual live engagements, certainly for 1963: a performance at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. Stowe School was a prestigious all-boys public school. The event came about after one of the pupils, David Moores from Liverpool, contacted Brian Epstein to see if The Beatles would consider performing. Epstein was impressed enough with Moores' approach that he agreed to the booking. The performance in the school's Roxburgh Hall was unusual for another reason: the boys sat in neat rows watching the performance, without a single scream to be heard. Dezo Hoffman, a photographer who often accompanied The Beatles in 1963, captured the event on film. A recording of The Beatles in conversation backstage after the performance was auctioned in Japan in 1997. BeatlesBible.com

The sedate audience still wanted autographs:


More pictures:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1963/63.04.04%20roxburgh/63.04.04roxburgh.html




1963:  Billy J. Kramer records `I'll Be On My Way' at EMI Studios. 
http://youtu.be/ulor0uSkBCA (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1963:  Radio: Side By Side
The Beatles had recorded two sessions for the BBC radio show Side By Side just three days earlier, but such was the demand for more music from them that they recorded a third on this day. The recording took place at the BBC's Paris Studio in London, between 11am and 2pm. The group performed Too Much Monkey Business, Love Me Do, Boys, I'll Be On My Way and From Me To You. The recording of I'll Be On My Way is the only one by The Beatles known to exist. It was written by Lennon-McCartney for Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, another act managed by Brian Epstein. The group recorded it at Abbey Road on 14 March as the b-side to their cover of The Beatles' Do You Want To Know A Secret. This episode of Side By Side was broadcast from 5pm on Monday 24 June 1963 on the BBC Light Programme. I'll Be On My Way, meanwhile, was released in 1994 on the Live At The BBC collection. BeatlesBible.com
“I’ll Be On My Way” is of particular interest for it was the only studio-environment recording and known public performance of a Lennon-McCartney song given exclusively to Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas for record release…” Lewisohn, page 105

The Beatles - I'll Be On My Way (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1964:  The Beatles occupy the Billboard Hot 100 top five

In an achievement unlikely to ever be equaled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all they had 12 places on the US chart.

The chart placings were as follows, with the respective record labels in brackets:
 •1: Can't Buy Me Love (Capitol)
 •2: Twist And Shout (Tollie)
 •3: She Loves You (Swan)
 •4: I Want To Hold Your Hand (Capitol)
 •5: Please Please Me (Vee Jay)
 •31: Saw Her Standing There (Capitol)
 •41: From Me To You (Vee Jay)
 •46: Do You Want To Know A Secret (Vee Jay)
 •58: All My Loving (Capitol)
 •65: You Can't Do That (Capitol)
 •68: Roll Over Beethoven (Capitol)
 •79: Thank You Girl (Vee Jay)
 
There were also two Beatles tribute records on the list: We Love You Beatles by The Carefrees at 42, and A Letter to the Beatles by The Four Preps at 85.
 
The following week two more Beatles singles entered the chart: There's A Place (at 74) and Love Me Do (81).
BeatlesBible.com

How the Fab Four High-Fived the Hot 100

1964:  Billboard reports: "Just about everyone is tired of The Beatles. Disc jockeys are tired of playing the hit group, the writers of trade and consumer publications are tired of writing about them, and the manufacturers of products other than The Beatles records are tired of hearing about them. Everyone's tired of The Beatles... except the listening and buying public."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april4.html

1964:  10.00-12.00am. BBC's `Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 31 March 1964). 

1965:  The first two days of this week were spent shooting the interior dining-area and kitchen sections of the “Rajahama” restaurant sequence, all on a set built at Twickenham. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 187


1967:  Paul McCartney flies to San Francisco
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/04/paul-mccartney-flies-to-san-francisco/

1967:  Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-12.45am. Mono mixing: `Within You Without You' (remixes 6-11 from `Part 1' of take 2, remix 12 from `Parts 2, 3' of take 2). Editing: `Within You Without You' (of mono remixes 10-12, with overdub). Stereo mixing: `Within You Without You' (remixes 1-3 from `Part 1' of take 2, remixes 4, 5 of `Parts 2, 3' of take 2). Editing: `Within You Without You' (of stereo remixes 3, 5 with overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of laughter for `Within You Without You'. 

Within You Without You
http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/within-you-without-you/

1970:   `Let It Be' single, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Live Peace In Toronto', 13th week in the ranking (Billboard). 
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April 5th

1946:  Jane Asher was born on this date in London. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1946/04/05/jane-asher-born/

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1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Night performance at the Cavern
A special appearance, presented by the Beatles’ fan club. For old times sake, the group played first in their black leather outfits then changed into their new Beno Dorn suits and ties for the second-half. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69



More photos and memorabilia:
http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1962/62.04.05%20cavern/62.04.05cavern.html


1963:  EMI Studios
Swimming Baths, High Rd Leyton, Leyton, London

Earlier in the evening, prior to the date at Leyton Baths, the Beatles gave a private live performance for record company executives at EMI House in central London, during a presentation ceremony to celebrate the award of their first silver disc, for the single Please, Please Me. Lewisohn, page 106







While in London, The Beatles also made their first visit to the Mayfair offices of their accounting firm, Bryce Hanmer, Isherwood & Company. Upon their arrival at Sloane Square in London, they signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.





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1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles filmed the opening sequence for A Hard Day's Night on this day at London's Marylebone Station. The station was closed to the public on Sundays, allowing The Beatles to film the necessary scenes without interruption. A scene at Boston Place was also filmed, with the group running towards the camera while being chased by fans. Filming at the station took place over two consecutive Sundays. On this first day, over a hundred fans were filmed chasing after The Beatles. The extras were paid £7 10s. On the second Sunday The Beatles acted in the empty station without the crowds. BeatlesBible.com
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [STEREO HQ Sound] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1965: Filming: Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/05/filming-help-31/


1967:  Paul McCartney visits Jane Asher in Denver
Paul McCartney flew to Denver from San Francisco on this day to pay a surprise visit to his girlfriend Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. Asher was touring with the Old Vic theatre company in a production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. McCartney had flown to America on 3 April 1967 with Mal Evans. McCartney and Evans flew from San Francisco in a hired Lear jet; they arrived at Denver Airport and were met by Bert Rosenthal, who had agreed to lend McCartney and Asher his house. Evans, meanwhile, booked into the Driftwood Motel. In the evening McCartney and Asher were reunited, and Rosenthal drove them to a hotel where a birthday party was held for her. The party had been organised by the Old Vic. BeatlesBible.com



1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 
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« Reply #414 on: April 05, 2012, 07:15:16 PM »

I'll be back after Easter. I hope all who observe them have a meaningful Easter or Passover.
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Have a happy Easter holiday, Kelley.
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April 7, 1966 - Revolver recording sessions. More recording and overdubs on 'Mark I' (working title for 'Tomorrow Never Knows') and 'Got To Get You Into My Life'.
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April 6th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

1962:  Lunchtime performance at the Cavern Club
Night performance at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
The Tower date was a two-and-a-half hour “Beatles Farewell Ball”, prior to their imminent Hamburg trip. They shared the bill with Emilie Ford and the Checkmates. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

1963: Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Derbyshire



1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film the make-up room sequence of their debut feature film A Hard Day's Night.
(even though this says “change-room”  LOL)
A Hard Days Night- Changeroom scene (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1965:  UK EP release: Beatles for Sale
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/06/uk-ep-beatles-for-sale/



1965: Filming: Help!

During a break in filming the Beatles received a “Bell” award from Radio Caroline disc-jockey Simon Dee and filmed by newsreel cameras, and Dee also took the opportunity to interview the Beatles for a broadcast on the pirate airwaves. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 187

Radio Caroline presentation:
http://youtu.be/7rKeY0pOGAA (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1966:  `Rubber Soul', 18th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966:  Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/06/recording-tomorrow-never-knows/

1967: Paul McCartney and Jane Asher holiday in Denver 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-holiday-denver/


1967:  Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, Good Morning Good Morning
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/06/mixing-sgt-pepper-crossfades-good-morning-good-morning/

1969:  After disc jockeys John Peel and Alan Freeman debut the song Get Back on their English radio program, they advise Paul McCartney to give it a final mix. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april6.html
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Have a happy Easter holiday, Kelley.

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April 7th

1961:  Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/02%20Jergen%20Vollmer2/vollmer2.html

1962:  Night performances at the Casbah Coffee Club and the Cavern Club.
The Beatles’ last three Liverpool performances until June- these two and the Casbah booking the next day- took place without George, who was unwell. Mindful of the impending Hamburg engagement, Brian Epstein would not allow him to play. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 69

1963:   10.31-11.30am. BBC's `Easy Beat' broadcast (recorded 3 April 1963). 

1963:  Live: Savoy Ballroom, Southsea, Portsmouth
The Beatles had performed at the Guildhall in Portsmouth, England on Saturday 30 March 1963 during the Tommy Roe/Chris Montez tour, but returned to the city on this day for a show at the Savoy Ballroom in the seaside resort of Southsea.  It was their only concert at the venue. In later years the Savoy became a nightclub, before being demolished in 2009 to make way for seafront apartments.

1964:   Filming: A Hard Day's Night
On this day, at Twickenham Film Studios, The Beatles filmed the scenes for A Hard Day's Night inside the police station. The exterior shots of the station were filmed in London's Notting Hill Gate on 16 April. This was one of two sequences soundtracked by Can't Buy Me Love in the film.
A Hard Day's Night - John, Paul and George find Ringo in the Police Station (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1965:  P. J. Proby recorded `That Means A Lot' at Abbey Road. 

http://youtu.be/lJMbEYuxeGw (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1965:  The pub cellar sequence for The Beatles' second feature film, Help!, was filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios in England. In the scene, Ringo Starr was confronted by a tiger, "Raja, the famous Bengal man-eater".
Meanwhile, NEMS Enterprises, The Beatles' management company run by Brian Epstein, announced that Ringo and his wife Maureen Starkey were expecting their first child. BeatlesBible.com

http://youtu.be/icVm9ZVtLhk (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1966:   Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/07/recording-tomorrow-never-knows-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/

1967:  Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/07/paul-mccartney-films-jane-asher-denver/

5:15 Paul and Mal Evans in Frank Sinatra's Lear jet 1967. 5:41 Landing at Colorado Airport 1967. 6:29 Paul with Jane Asher in Colorado 1967:

The Beatles: On Camera, Off Guard 1963-69 (Rare Footage) Part 1/2 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1967:  Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Fixing A Hole, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Stereo mixes of four Sgt Pepper songs were created during this session, which lasted from 7pm until 1am. The first task was to create crossfades from the album's title track and With A Little Help From My Friends, and from Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) into A Day In The Life. The same had been done for mono mixes on the previous day. The stereo mixes were done relatively swiftly compared with the mono ones. Three stereo mixes were made of With A Little Help From My Friends, eight of Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, one of Fixing A Hole, and five of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. BeatlesBible.com

1969:   Mixing: Get Back, Don't Let Me Down
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/07/mixing-get-back-dont-let-me-down/


1989:  John Lennon's 1970 Mercedes-Benz was sold in at Christie's in London for £137,500 or about $190,698




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