Carl Perkins is born in Lake City, Tennessee.
Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning during 1954.
During May 1964, Perkins toured England along with Chuck Berry. The Animals backed the two performers. On the last night of the tour, Perkins attended a party that turned out to be for him, and ended up sitting on the floor sharing stories, playing guitar, and singing songs while surrounded by The Beatles. Ringo Starr asked if he could record "Honey Don't". "Man," answered Perkins, "go ahead, have at it." The Beatles would cover "Matchbox", "Honey Don't" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" recorded by Perkins but adapted from a song originally recorded by Rex Griffin during 1936 with new music composed by Carl Perkins, a song with the same title also recorded by Roy Newman in 1938. The Beatles recorded two versions of "Glad All Over" in 1963.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Perkins
Carl PerkinsRocker has key memory of Beatles
Carl Perkins had a notable meeting with the Beatles. The rocker was once a guest of the Fab Four in London and George Harrison asked him to play the first few bars of his Honey Don’t
. Mr. Perkins obliged, then Mr. Harrison turned to fellow Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and said: “See, I told you we’ve been doing it in the wrong key.” The Beatles later recorded Honey Don’t
-in the right key. Wilmington Morning Star
, November 22, 1995
Very in-depth article on Everybody's Trying to be My Baby here
The Beatles also recorded these songs from the "Rockin' Guitar Man", during BBC performances:Glad All Over
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There's lots of shorter clips from this but it's really worth it to watch the whole thing:Rockabilly Session: Carl Perkins and Friends
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Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html1963:
Radio: Pop Inn
The Beatles were in the BBC Paris Studio in London between 12.30 and 1.45pm for an interview on the BBC Light Programme radio show Pop Inn.
The Beatles didn't perform on the show, although their forthcoming single From Me To You was played. Pop Inn was broadcast live from 1pm, and the other guests were DJ David Jacobs, comedian Arthur Askey and pianist Winifred Atwell.
Television: Tuesday Rendezvous
Following their appearance on the BBC radio show Pop Inn, The Beatles went to Wembley Studios for a booking on the children's television programme Tuesday Rendezvous.
The show was broadcast live by Associated-Rediffusion from Studio Four between 5pm and 5.55pm, although The Beatles arrived for a rehearsal at 2pm. During the show the group mimed to From Me To You, plus less than a minute of Please Please Me as the closing credits rolled.
Live: Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London
Filming: A Hard Day's Night
Ringo Starr was the only Beatle to take part in this day's filming for A Hard Day's Night. His riverside scene was filmed along the River Thames towpath and embankment in Kew, Surrey, without the other Beatles being present. Ringo Starr was praised for his acting in the scene, although he later admitted he had been hungover after a night of heavy drinking.
“Getting up early in the morning wasn't our best talent and there's an example of that in one scene: the one for which I got really good credit, walking by the river with a camera - the 'lonely guy' piece. I had come directly to work from a nightclub (very unprofessional) and was a little hungover, to say the least. Dick Lester had all his people there, and the kid that I was supposed to be doing the scene with, but I had no brain. I'd gone.
We tried it several ways. They tried it with the kid doing his lines and someone off camera shouting mine. Then they had me doing the lines of the kid and the kid going 'blah blah blah'. Or me saying, 'And another thing, little guy...' I was so out of it, they said, 'Well' let's do anything.' I said, 'Let me just walk around and you film me,' and that's what we did. And why I look so cold and dejected is because I felt like sh*t. There's no acting going on; I felt that bad.” Ringo Starr, Anthology
The scene in which Starr trips over the tyre on the embankment had to be shot numerous times, as it failed to roll correctly. Eventually it was handed to the young boy, David Janson, with whom Ringo acted alongside the river; Janson rolled the tyre perfectly on his first attempt.
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The Beatles filmed an unused scene for Help! on this day. It was set in a warehouse, and also involved Superindendent Gluck (played by Patrick Cargill), seven policemen, and a dozen gang members led by Clang (Leo McKern). BeatlesBible.com1965:
UK single release: Ticket to Ride
The first song released to the public from The Beatles' forthcoming Help! album was the Ticket To Ride single, released as Parlophone R 5265.
The b-side was Yes It Is, John Lennon's attempt to rewrite his earlier This Boy. The single entered the UK charts on 15 April. The following week reached number one, where it remained for three weeks. In all it spent 12 weeks in the hit parade.1967:
Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles
On 4 April 1967, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown from England to the United States to meet Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. They spent several days on holiday in central and West Coast USA.
Asher was touring a production of Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet with the Old Vic theatre company, and on this day they flew out of Denver, where they had been based for a few days. McCartney and Evans stayed behind and visited the city's Red Rocks Amphitheater, where The Beatles had performed on 26 August 1964. Bert Rosenthal, whose house McCartney and Asher had stayed in during their Denver trip, then drove them to the airport. Their hired Lear jet took them to Los Angeles, where they stayed for two nights at the home of Derek Taylor and his wife Joan. BeatlesBible.com1969:
Voyage of the Fritz Photo Session
More here:http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/fritz/fritz.htm 1969:
More location filming for Ringo in The Magic Christian, situated inside and outside Barclays Bank’s rowing club on the River Thames at Putney, in south-west London. In this scene, Sir Guy Grand bribes the Oxford University crew to lose their annual boat race against Cambridge University.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 319
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Paul McCartney phones John Lennon at Tittenhurst (where he is undergoing Primal Scream therapy with Arthur Janov), to inform him of the release of his solo album McCartney. However, Paul avoids telling John that he is leaving The Beatles. John recalled: “Paul said to me, ‘I’m doing what you and Yoko were doing last year.’ So I said to him, ‘Good luck to yer.’” John hears of the split like everyone else when it hits the papers.http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april9.html