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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #440 on: April 27, 2012, 04:39:57 AM »

April 27th  

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performance at (Victory) Memorial Hall, Northwich

The day after this performance, 28 April, Paul, George and Ringo took off for a 12-day holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. John and Brian Epstein flew to Spain.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109




1964:  “Around the Beatles” dress rehearsal

1964:  US single release: Love Me Do
Eighteen months after it was released in the United Kingdom, The Beatles' single / was issued in America. The single was released on the short-lived Tollie label, with the serial number 9008. Tollie was a subsidiary to Vee-Jay, which had the rights to a number of early Beatles songs initially rejected by Capitol Records. On 30 May 1964 the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining there for just one week before being displaced by Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups. BeatlesBible.com


1964:  Peter and Gordon’s first single “World Without Love” was released in the US.

Peter Asher:
Paul had played Gordon and me that song at some point, just in passing. It was really just half a song. It didn’t yet have a bridge. Gordon and I were working at clubs in London at that time, and we got offered a record deal by EMI, who saw us as an English version of The Kingston Trio, or a Peter, Paul and Mary type of thing. We did the American folk song “500 Miles,” and that was the song they were thinking would be our first single. Anyway, we signed the record deal with EMI, and set the date for our first recording session. At that point I went to Paul and asked him if that orphaned song was still up for grabs, since we needed three or four songs to record on that first day in the studio. Paul said we could have it, so I asked him to finish the bridge. And he did. As I recall, the bridge came in the nick of time for us to record “World Without Love” at that first session.  http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/peter-asher-1119.aspx

Peter & Gordon (June 4, 1945 - July 17, 2009) A World Without Love 1964

 
1964:  John Lennon's book "In His Own Write" was published in the US. Newsweek magazine declared that the Beatles singer-guitarist is "an unlikely heir to the English tradition of literary nonsense." http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april27.html

1964: The share capital of NEMS Enterprises Limited was increased from the original 100 pounds to 10,000 pounds, with the creation of 9,900 ordinary shares. Each Beatle receives 250, Brian 4950 and Clive 3950 of them. 

1964:  The episode of “Ready, Steady, Go” filmed on March 20th was aired.

1965:  Filming: Help!
Two scenes for Help! were filmed on this day at Twickenham Film Studios. In the first The Beatles donned disguises - including an early outing for John Lennon in granny glasses and long hair - in an airport terminal as they waited to fly to the Bahamas. The second featured Ahme, played by Eleanor Bron, on a tank turret, which was used as part of the Salisbury Plain sequence.

Shades of the future…


1969                                                       April 1975


1966:  “Rubber Soul” was in its 21st week in the New Musical Express chart.

1966:  Recording, mixing: Taxman, And Your Bird Can Sing, Tomorrow Never Knows, I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/27/recording-mixing-taxman-and-your-bird-can-sing-tomorrow-never-knows-im-only-sleeping/


1967:  Recording, mixing: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/27/recording-mixing-magical-mystery-tour/

1970:  The London Art Gallery in Bond Street, which had been accused of exhibiting "indecent" drawings by John Lennon, was cleared at Marlborough Street Magistrates' Court.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/jun/09/archive-lennon-prints-charge-1970

1981:  Ringo and Barbara Bach were married at the Registrar’s Office, Marylebone with Paul, Linda (and toddler James), George and Olivia in attendance.





Ringo Starr-Wedding To Barbara Bach


1981:  The announcement was made that Wings was disbanding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(band)
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #441 on: April 28, 2012, 08:32:35 PM »

April 28th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  Television: Around the Beatles

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/28/around-the-beatles/

Around The Beatles


1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was at number 1 for the 3rd week on the New Musical Express chart.

1965:  Filming: Help!
The unused scene for Help! featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard was completed on this morning. Prior work had taken place on 22 and 23 April. In the afternoon the interior pub scene was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios, which culminated with Ringo Starr falling through a trapdoor into a cellar.
During filming for the pub scene, Peter Sellers arrived at Twickenham to present The Beatles with Grammy Awards for A Hard Day's Night, which won the Best Performance By A Vocal Group award for 1964, and for Best New Artist. The brief ceremony was filmed, including an off-the-cuff rendition of It's A Long Way To Tipperary.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/04/28/filming-help-45/

I’m not sure why there’s a laugh track on this but it’s still very cool:
Beatles - Grandma Award



1966:  Recording: Eleanor Rigby
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/28/recording-eleanor-rigby/


1974:  John Lennon appears briefly with Harry Nilsson at a March of Dimes benefit concert in New York’s Central Park. John ad libs his own March of Dimes song, dances a bit, and signs autographs for the crowd (taking time to hold a baby). John’s appearance goes mostly unnoticed by the local TV news and newspapers. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html



Video:


Mark Lapidos started Beatlefest (now "The Fest for Beatles Fans") in 1974.
On April 28, 1974, Lapidos joined 100,000 others in New York's Central Park for the March of Dimes Walkathon. John Lennon and Harry Nilsson were on hand to MC the start of the event. Lapidos wore his new "10th Anniversary Beatles" shirt issued by Capitol. Lapidos saw someone else with the same shirt and asked him where he got it. The other person replied that he had helped John and Harry the night before and that John invited up to his hotel for a shirt and autograph. He then told Lapidos where John Lennon was staying and the room number.
Later, Lapidos went to the hotel. Harry Nilsson answered the knock on Lennon's door and let Lapidos in. Lapidos found himself face to face with John Lennon. Lapidos described his idea for Beatles Fans celebration ("Beatlefest"). Lennon was supportive, "I'm all for it. I'm a Beatles fan, too!"
The first Beatlefest was featured on the October 24, 1974, cover of Rolling Stone, and grew into an annual event held in multiple cities each year. http://www.harrynilsson.com/about-mark-lapidos.html

1975:  John Lennon and his lawyer, Leon Wilders, are interviewed by Tom Snyder on US television, on NBC-TV's "Tomorrow Show." This was John’s last major television interview. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april28.html

Tomorrow (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1975:  Ringo performed his “No No Song” with Tom and Dick Smothers on The Smothers Brothers Show.

No No Song - Ringo Star (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #442 on: April 29, 2012, 05:00:45 AM »

April 29th

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

1962:   Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  “Please Please Me” was in the New Musical Express Top Ten for 58 weeks, “With the Beatles” was in the Top 30 for 23 weeks and “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in the Top Ten for 6 weeks.

1964:  Performance at the ABC Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-edinburgh-1964/

Fan petitioned the Beatles to play in Edinburgh


1965:  Filming: Help!
The Beatles were once again at Twickenham Film Studios on this day, to re-shoot the scene in Help! in which a night club hand drier sucks excessively in an attempt to steal Ringo Starr's ring. Another scene was re-shot on this day: Starr was tethered to a table in a room underneath The Beatles' recording studio, before being rescued by Ahme, played by Eleanor Bron. While at Twickenham, the group gave an interview to Radio Luxembourg presenter Chris Denning, the host of the station's weekly Sunday night show titled The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were recorded together, while Starr gave a separate interview after filming his scene. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording, mixing: Eleanor Rigby, I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/29/recording-mixing-eleanor-rigby-im-only-sleeping/

1967:  John Lennon attends the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream
On this day, and into the night, a benefit party for the underground newspaper International Times was held at London's Alexandra Palace. The 14 Hour Technicolour dream was a multi-artist happening featuring poets, artists and musicians. The headline act was Pink Floyd, and the other performers included Arthur Brown, Soft Machine, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things and Yoko Ono. John Lennon and John Dunbar saw a news item about the event on the television at Lennon's home in Weybridge while tripping on LSD, and decided to attend. Lennon called his driver who took them to the venue. Film footage from the event shows Lennon.
John Lennon 14 Hour Technicolour Dream


1969: Recording, mixing: Octopus's Garden
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/29/recording-mixing-octopuss-garden/
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« Reply #443 on: April 30, 2012, 03:16:32 AM »

April 30th

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

They look distressed because they're not allowed to smoke.  ;)


More:
http://beatlesource.com/savage/1961/61.03.27%2007.02%20top%20ten/03%20Gerd%20Mingram/mingram.html

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964: Live: Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

The Beatles gave two concerts at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, on this evening. Prior to the concerts they were interviewed at the Roman Camp hotel in Callander, Perthshire, where they had stayed the night before, by a BBC Scotland camera crew. The interviewer was Evelyn Elliot, and the report was shown that evening on the BBC 1 news show Six Ten. That afternoon they also visited Glasgow's Theatre Royal studios, to record a contribution for the Scottish Television show Roundup. They chatted to hosts Morag Hood and Paul Young, but didn't perform. The show was first broadcast on STV from 5pm on 5 May 1964. BeatlesBible.com



1964:  The Beatles receive $140,000 for the rights to having their pictures included in packages of bubble gum in the USA.
http://www.classicbands.com/history.html

Topps Bubblegum Cards:

http://dollythebird.blogspot.com/2011/01/ive-just-seen-face-i-cant-forget.html

and

http://www.mybeatles.net/cards.html


1965:  Filming for Help!

Filming continued at Twickenham’s, shooting the unsuccessful ring removal attempts at the jeweler’s and in the magnetized elevator. The recording session for “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” was also filmed. 

The Beatles - You're Going To Lose That Girl


1969: Recording, mixing: Let It Be, You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/30/recording-mixing-let-it-be-you-know-my-name-look-up-the-number/

1968:  BBC TV launched The Cilla Black Show making Cilla the first British female performer to have her own TV show. The theme song, 'Step Inside Love', was written by Paul McCartney.

1969:  Dispute between ATV and the Beatles for the control of Northern Songs Ltd. 

1969:  Promotional films for The Beatles songs Get Back and Don't Let Me Down are broadcast on US television, on the program "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour."
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html

1973:  US release of the Paul McCartney and Wings LP Red Rose Speedway (Apple). Songs: Big Barn Bed, My Love, Get On the Right Thing, One More Kiss, Little Lamb Dragonfly, Single Pigeon, When the Night, Loup (1st Indian on the Moon), and Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut. 31 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1. (In November 1980, John Lennon will admit that this is the last album of Paul McCartney’s that he ever listened to.) US release of the Paul McCartney and Wings LP Red Rose Speedway (Apple). Songs: Big Barn Bed, My Love, Get On the Right Thing, One More Kiss, Little Lamb Dragonfly, Single Pigeon, When the Night, Loup (1st Indian on the Moon), and Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut. 31 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1. (In November 1980, John Lennon will admit that this is the last album of Paul McCartney’s that he ever listened to.)
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april30.html
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« Reply #444 on: May 01, 2012, 06:17:55 PM »

May 1st

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. 

1963:  `Please Please Me' LP, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1963:  Tony Barrow became Beatles' press agent. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Barrow

KRLA disc jockey Bob Eubanks (left) confers with Beatles publicist Tony Barrow at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 28, 1966.

http://www.vcstar.com/photos/2011/aug/25/137453/#ixzz1tdq5JA12


1964:  BBC Paris Studio, London 

The session for the Beatles’ third consecutive “bank holiday” special on BBC radio’s light programme, again titled “From Us to You” and broadcast this time on Whit Monday, 18 May, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

…the group taped eight numbers: “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey”, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Sure to Fall (In Love With You), “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Matchbox” and “Honey Don’t” (with John singing the lead vocal…) …The Beatles also engaged in the usual light-hearted banter with the host (Alan Freeman…), read requests and twice performed an off-the-cuff “Whit Monday to You”, to the tune of “Happy Birthday”.

Clearly, the Beatles remained keen to be heard performing the songs that had once been the backbone of their stage act, before the fame and enforced brevity of their concerts ensured that only released material be featured in live performance. Four of these eight numbers were vintage Sun material. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, pages 159 and 160

I Forgot to Remember to Forget



1965:  `Beatles For Sale” hits number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart, replacing “Rolling Stones II”.

1966:  NME Poll-Winners' show: The Beatles' final UK concert
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/01/the-beatles-final-uk-concert/

Award presentations:


Just look at John in those shades...yow!




1966:  Premiere of `The Beatles at Shea Stadium', broadcast by BBC-TV. 

1969:  Mixing: Oh! Darling

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

Stereo mixes of Oh! Darling were made on this day, in the control room of Studio Three.
The recording of Oh! Darling had begun on 20 April 1969, and a first rough mix had been made at the end of that session. More overdubs were added on 26 April, and it was from this that today's mixes were made.

Three stereo mixes were made, numbered 2-4, in a session lasting from 2.30-7pm. Again, none was used, as Paul McCartney re-recorded his lead vocals a number of times as the Abbey Road sessions progressed. BeatlesBible.com

1970:  George Harrison was interviewed by Howard Smith at WABC-FM radio in New York City on May 1st 1970 during a brief visit to America. At the time of this conversation, the Beatles breakup was already fresh news to a stunned public, and McCartney's solo album had just been released. George would begin the recording sessions for his solo album "All Things Must Pass" upon returning home to England from this US visit.
This intriguing interview with Harrison was originally broadcast on WABC-FM two days later on May 3rd 1970. It would be later rebroadcast on WPLJ-FM radio on January 23rd 1972. - Jay Spangler
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1970.04gh.beatles.html


                                         
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« Reply #445 on: May 02, 2012, 05:09:14 PM »

May 2nd

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963: “From Me to You” was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart. 

1964:  John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Hawaii
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-hawaii/

The price of fame:
George Harrison Confronts Reporters




© Bettmann/CORBIS
Original caption:Honolulu: Beatles John Lennon (left) and George Harrison left Hawaii so fast they didn't get traditional floral leis. The only aloha expressed was the squeals of four high school girls. The Beatles said Hawaii hadn't treated them right. Hawaii newsmen said "good riddance."


Across the Universe
The Beatles/Hawaii connection
http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/November-2009/Across-the-Universe/


1964:  Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to Lisbon
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/02/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-lisbon/

Pictures: http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/paul-mccartney-ringo-starr-virgin-islands-1964/

1964:  The Rolling Stones’ first and self-titled LP replaced “With the Beatles” in the number 1 spot on the UK Record Retailer chart. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was at number 1 for the fifth and final week on Billboard’s Top 100.

1966:  Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones visit Dolly's nightclub, London
Dolly's nightclub, situated at 57-58 Jermyn Street in London, was a favourite haunt of The Beatles and other 1960s luminaries. On this evening Paul McCartney and Neil Aspinall paid a visit, along with Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones' Brian Jones and Keith Richards. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  Recording: Something
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt

Although The Beatles had recorded 13 takes of George Harrison's song Something on 16 April 1969, on this day they began a remake. Thirty-six takes were recorded during this session, the last of which became the basis for the released song. The line-up was Harrison and John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney playing bass guitar, Ringo Starr on drums and Billy Preston on piano. The final take lasted 7'48", and featured a lengthy piano-led jam based around the four chords for Lennon's 1970 song Remember. Although eventually removed completely, the jam was retained throughout most of the recording sessions for Something. The session took place from 7pm-3.40am, but also included a three-hour break from 11pm. BeatlesBible.com


1969:   ATV gets the support of minor share holders and obtains the 45% of Northern Songs shares. They maintain their offer of purchase for the Beatles' shares until 15 May. 

1969:  Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed for How Late It Is
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/02/john-lennon-yoko-ono-television-interview-how-late-it-is/

1970:  The “Let It Be” single was in its 8th week in Billboard’s Top 30.

1972:  The New York Times runs an editorial supporting the Lennons’ bid to stay in America. The “National Committee for John and Yoko” is formed to support their campaign.

http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may2.html
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« Reply #446 on: May 03, 2012, 04:54:50 AM »

May 3rd

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1964:  Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to the Virgin Islands
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/03/paul-mccartney-jane-asher-ringo-starr-maureen-cox-holiday-virgin-islands/


1965:   Filming for Help!
Knighton Down, Larkhill, Wiltshire

For three days filming switched to this location on cold and windswept Salisbury Plain, the Beatles arriving at their local hotel-the Antrobus Arms in Amesbury-at 11.20 pm on Sunday night and departing during the afternoon of Thursday the 6th. Considerable filming was done here, including an open-air (mimed) performance of “I Need You”, shot amid troops from the real-life 3 Division (which uses Salisbury Plain for exercises), gunners, machine-gunners and even a troop of horse-artillery. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 192





© University of Dundee/Michael Peto











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http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-help-filming-on-salisbury-plain-may-19/

The Beatles on Salisbury Plain
Geoff Barker
Read the story of when The Beatles came to Wiltshire to film scenes from their second film Help! on Salisbury Plain in 1965.


1967:  Recording: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/03/recording-magical-mystery-tour-3/

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 16th week.

1969:  In late April of 1969, NME's Alan Smith sat down with John Lennon to discuss the release of the Beatles' next album. While the recording for the 'Let It Be' album had already been completed and work on 'Abbey Road' had just begun, John mistakenly states that the next LP should be released "in about eight weeks." What could not be known at the time was that 'Let It Be' would remain shelved until its much-delayed release on May 8th 1970, long after 'Abbey Road' had enjoyed a lengthy stay at number one. http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1969.0503.beatles.html
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« Reply #447 on: May 04, 2012, 01:51:29 AM »

May 4th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany



1964:  John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Tahiti
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/05/04/john-cynthia-lennon-george-harrison-pattie-boyd-holiday-tahiti/



1965: Filming for Help! continued on the Salisbury Plain.

1966: “Rubber Soul” was in its 22nd week in the New Musical Express Top 10.

1967: Mixing: Magical Mystery Tour
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Seven mono mixes of the Magical Mystery Tour song were created during this session. These were numbered 1-7, even though four previous mixes had been made on 27 April 1967. There was some uncertainty whether mix five or seven was the best, though eventually the latter was selected to be used during the Magical Mystery Tour television special. Several sound effects were later added during film editing, including applause and coach noises.
None of the day's mixes were issued on record, however, as new mixes - and an additional vocal overdub - were made on 7 November 1967. At this stage, though, the song was considered complete. BeatlesBible.com

1968:  Eighteen year old Mary Hopkin’s performance on the talent show “Opportunity Knocks” prompted British model Twiggy to bring her to the attention of Paul McCartney.

http://www.nndb.com/people/091/000089821/

A later Apple promo for Turn, Turn, Turn:
Mary Hopkin Turn Turn Turn (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1968:  The Beatles, Mia Farrow, and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html



1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono buy Tittenhurst Park
 
http://tittenhurstlennon.blogspot.com/2011/10/john-lennons-tooth.html

Beatle John Lennon's time at Tittenhurst Park in Ascot
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-13344535

Filmed at Tittenhurst
John Lennon - Imagine (Embedding disabled, limit reached)



1969:  Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney attend a wrap party for The Magic Christian

A party to celebrate the completion of principal photography for The Magic Christian was held on this evening. Ringo Starr appeared in the film, co-starring alongside Peter Sellers. The party took place at the London nightclub Les Ambassadeurs. Other guests included John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and actors Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Stanley Baker, George Peppard, Roger Moore and Christopher Lee. The party was filmed by the producers of The Magic Christian. Footage from the occasion later appeared in a BBC documentary titled Will The Real Mr Sellers..., which was narrated by Spike Milligan and broadcast in December 1969. Just 41 seconds of footage from the party was used in the documentary. Peter Sellers can be seen talking to Lennon, and in a brief interview McCartney denies his wife Linda is pregnant. Their daughter Mary was born four months later. BeatlesBible.com



1977:  US LP release: `The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl'.


1981: George Harrison releases a jaunty tribute to John Lennon with the song, All Those Years Ago. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also contribute to the recording.  http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may4.html

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« Reply #448 on: May 05, 2012, 07:59:57 PM »

May 5th

1958:John Lennon photographed in Liverpool

This picture of John Lennon with friend and Quarrymen manager Nigel Whalley was uncovered by the BBC during research for a 2007 episode of Inside Out. Taken on Lime Street, Liverpool on 5 May 1958, the picture was unearthed as BBC researchers attempted to track down previously undiscovered pictures of the Quarrymen onstage, while making a programme to mark the 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s first meeting with Paul McCartney. BeatlesBible



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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1965:  This week saw “Ticket to Ride” occupy the number one spot on the New Musical Express chart for the fourth week in a row.

1965:  Filming: Help!

This was the last day of The Beatles' three-day shoot for Help! on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. The cold and windy conditions were evidently taking their toll on the group, who looked weather-beaten in many scenes and stills from the shoot. After the day's work The Beatles returned to the Antrobus Arms in Amesbury, from where they left for London on 6 May 1965. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording: I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/05/recording-im-only-sleeping/

1969:  US single release: Get Back
Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles' first single of 1969 was issued in the United States. Get Back, with Don't Let Me Down, as its b-side, was issued as Apple 2490. As in the UK, it was credited to The Beatles with Billy Preston. It was the only time such a credit featured on a Beatles release. The delay in the US release may have been due to a last-minute remix ordered by Paul McCartney on 7 April 1969, four days before the official UK release date. Copies were late in arriving in British record stores, and Apple, and the distributors Capitol, may have wished to avoid such a fate in America.Get Back began its 12-week chart run on 10 May 1969. Two weeks later it reached number one, where it remained for five weeks. The single was The Beatles' first in the US to be released in true stereo rather than mono. By 1969 there was a strong move towards releasing music in stereo only, which The Beatles wholly adopted for all their releases by the end of the year.


1969:  Billy Preston, who played with The Beatles during several of the Get Back sessions, began recording his first LP for Apple Records at Olympic Sound Studios. His long association with the members of The Beatles began in 1962 when he was a member of Little Richard’s touring band.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Preston



1969:  Recording: Something
This was the first of four consecutive Beatles recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London, and saw work continue on George Harrison's song Something. This was for overdubs onto the backing track, which had been recorded on 2 May 1969. Harrison recorded a lead guitar part, and Paul McCartney re-recorded his bass guitar line. It has been reported that Harrison later re-recorded his lead guitar part during the 15 August orchestral overdub session. However, a reduction mix known as take 37, made on 11 July 1969, contains Harrison's solo. Since he did not record lead guitar for the song between 5 May and 16 July, it is most likely that the final solo was recorded during this session at Olympic. The session lasted from 7.30pm to 4am the following morning. Something was then left alone until 11 July, and work wasn't concluded until 15 August. BeatlesBible.com
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« Reply #449 on: May 06, 2012, 06:13:25 PM »

May 6th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1964:  Beatles records on the New Musical Express chart included the “Please Please Me” LP, in the Top 10 for the 59th week, “With the Beatles” in the Top 30 for 24th week and “Can’t Buy Me Love” in the Top Ten for the 7th and last week.

1964: “Around the Beatles” was aired.

1966:  More vocal overdubbing onto “I’m Only Sleeping” and then a reduction mix of take 11 into take 13 (creating more space for yet further sounds) occupied this 2:30 pm-1:00 am session. From then until 2:15 am, the recording was mixed into mono.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 220

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. 

1966:  The Scaffold, the comedy, poetry and musical trio that Paul’s brother Mike belonged to (as Mike McGear) released their first UK single, “Two Days Monday”.

1968:  Paul McCartney penned ”Step Inside Love”, recorded by Cilla Black, was released in the US.

Cilla and Paul's Demo:
http://youtu.be/7KyvGnJn5Ms (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

10 Stories Behind Beatles Songs

1969:  Olympic Sound Studios, London
3:00-3:30 pm: mono mix of the previous night’s “Something”; 3:30-5:00 rehearsal of “You Never Give Me Your Money”; 5:00-5:45 another mono mix of “Something”; 5:45-6:00 playback of this mix: 6:30-3:15 am recording of “You Never Give Me Your Money” (36 takes); 3:15-3:30 editing; 3:30-4:00 am overdubbing onto “You Never Give Me Your Money”. Lewisohn page 322


Medley:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-beatles-songs-20110919/abbey-road-medley-19691231

1977:  UK LP release: `The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl'.



http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-the-hollywood-bowl-r1533/review

The tickets weren’t quite right:
http://www.rarebeatles.com/photopg2/holbowl.htm

1998:  George Harrison testifies in an English court in another attempt by The Beatles to prevent a new release of the “Star-Club tapes.” Harrison calls the recording the "crummiest" ever in the group's career, referring to the performance as "a lot of teen-agers getting drunk and playing rock and roll." The man who made the recording of The Beatles on December 31, 1962, Ed “King-Size” Taylor, had previously testified that John Lennon had given him permission to make the recording. In rebuttal, The Beatles' lawyer points out that The Beatles were contracted to EMI at the time and Harrison remarks: "One drunken person recording another bunch of drunks does not constitute business deals. The only person who allegedly heard anything about it is the one person who is dead, who can't actually come here and say it's a load of rubbish." When asked if John Lennon was the undisputed leader of The Beatles, George said: “We had a democratic thing going between us. Everyone had to agree with everything that was done, whether it was a concert in Liverpool or to go to Hamburg.” He goes on to say that John turned to him for musical advice: “He had a little guitar with three strings tuned like a banjo. I had to show him the chords. When I first met him, I was very young, but so was he. He was 17 and I was maybe 14 or 15. But by the time we were in Hamburg, I’d grown up a lot, and I could certainly hold my own against him. He was the loudest, the noisiest, and the oldest. He could be wrong about something, but try and win the argument just by being loud.” When asked what he remembered about the Star-Club, he says: “It was a really rough place and the waiters used to let off tear-gas to get rid of the sailors if a fight started. I kept well out of it. But there were also some quite nice people who went to the club. They weren’t all gangsters and transvestites...there were teenagers and art students. But by 2:00 a.m. on Saturday night, it was hell!”  http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may6.html
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« Reply #450 on: May 09, 2012, 03:22:44 AM »

May 7th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1965:  Filming: Help!
Following their three-day shoot on Salisbury Plain for Help!, The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios, where much of the film had previously been completed. This day's work was on the 'exciting adventure of Paul on the floor' scene in which Paul McCartney is accidentally injected with reducing fluid, loses his clothes, and misses out on much of the action while various people make a play for Ringo Starr's ring.



1966: Brian Epstein flies to Copenhagen, to receive gold records on behalf of The Beatles. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html

1969:  Mixing: Get Back album inserts
Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
This 8pm-7.30am stereo mixing session saw work continue on Glyn Johns' unreleased Get Back album. The album was to present The Beatles 'warts and all', and various bits of studio chatter were intentionally left in. In some instances Johns decided to add in snippets of speech and song from other takes, which was the purpose of this session. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  The battle for control of The Beatles' Northern Songs continues. Late last month, the Beatles made a $5.1 million counter offer to Northern Songs stockholders in an attempt to thwart ATV's bid to win control of the company. Today, representatives of Warner Brothers-Seven Arts are expected in London to discuss the purchase of 15% of the company.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may7.html
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« Reply #451 on: May 11, 2012, 12:02:51 AM »

May 8th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1962:  At a London HMV record store, The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, is advised by engineer Ted Huntly to send the band's demo to an EMI producer named George Martin. Martin will later sign The Beatles to EMI.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html

1963:  The “Please Please Me” LP was in the New Musical Express Top Ten for the 7th week.

1968:  It is reported that The Beatles have been warned that they will have to remove the psychedelic paintings on the Apple Boutique's wall. Public outcry about the painting from nearby businesses was quite intense.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html

Barry Finch employed art students to paint a psychedelic style mural, designed by The Fool, across the building's facades between 10 and 12 November 1967. The concept was borrowed from the painting of the facades of the Lord John shop in Carnaby Street, albeit executed to a figurative design with greater density and color. Westminster City Council had not, however, granted consent for this, which could be construed as an advertisement, nor had a license to do this been sought from the landlord, the Portman Estate.

Between 15 and 18 May 1968 the facades were duly painted white with the word “Apple” in cursive script painted on each fascia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Boutique

With the mural:


Without the mural:


With the mural again, projected to mark the 40th anniversary:


http://wogew.blogspot.com/2008/08/apple-boutique.html#!/2008/08/apple-boutique.html


1968:  UK single release: `Step Inside Love', recorded by Cilla Black. 

1969: Radio: John Lennon and Yoko Ono interviewed on Scene and Heard
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/08/radio-john-lennon-yoko-ono-interview-bbc-scene-and-heard/

The track listing for The Beatles Tapes from the David Wigg Interviews CD gives 8 May 1969 or June 1969 as the date for this interview.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Tapes_from_the_David_Wigg_Interviews

John Lennon Speaks 1969 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1969:  John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr sign a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refuses to sign the agreement. Paul continues to let the Eastmans represent his interests. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may8.html

By 1970 George had added ABKCO to his beware of list:
George Harrison - Beware Of Darkness - Acoustic Version (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1970:  UK LP release: Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/08/uk-lp-let-it-be/
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« Reply #452 on: May 12, 2012, 05:18:15 AM »

May 9th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1962:  Brian Epstein and George Martin meet for the second time. Martin offers to meet with The Beatles at Abbey Road studios on June 6. Without making a firm commitment, Martin essentially offered The Beatles a recording contract, provisional upon the outcome of their June 6 audition / recording session. Although Martin gave no guarantees, Epstein was confident enough to telegraph The Beatles in Hamburg, "Congratulations boys. EMI request recording session. Please rehearse new material." Epstein then sent a telegram to Mersey Beat editor Bill Harry, saying "Have secured contract for Beatles to recorded [sic] for EMI on Parlaphone [sic] label. First recording date set for June 6." http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html

1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 6th week.

1965:  The Beatles and Bob Dylan
After a day spent filming scenes for Help! in London and Twickenham, The Beatles saw an evening performance by Bob Dylan at London's Royal Festival Hall. After the show they visited Dylan at his suite at the Savoy Hotel. The group were accompanied by singer Alma Cogan, and also present, as Dylan's guest, was beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The atmosphere was tense at first, until Ginsberg fell into John Lennon's lap from the arm of a sofa. Asked by Ginsberg if he knew William Blake, Lennon replied that he'd never heard of him. His wife Cynthia said: "Oh John, you liar, of course you have!" The exchange broke the ice. After leaving the Savoy The Beatles spent the rest of the evening nightclubbing in London. BeatlesBible.com

1965:  Filming: Help!
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/09/filming-help-52/

1965:  On May 9th 1965, the Beatles spoke at length with Sandy Lesberg at the Dolphin Restaurant in London, following a full day of shooting for their second feature film, 'Help!' The group appears to have an unusually comfortable and fun rapport with Lesberg, as they chat humorously about film producer Walter Shenson, and candidly about American news journalist Walter Winchell. In later years, Lesberg would describe his interview with the group as "...more like a rap session. All four Beatles were completely at ease. I tell a joke and Paul McCartney says, ‘I don’t think that’s very funny.’ There’s a lot of banter... They were running roughshod all over me, quite frankly.” At the time, Sandy Lesberg was a program host on New York radio station WOR where he also was known as a reviewer for film, theatre and music.
In this interview, the Beatles discuss their plans to perform at Shea Stadium on their upcoming 1965 North American Tour. The name of Hedda Hopper is also mentioned more than once. Hopper was an American actress, turned gossip columnist. Both John and Paul mention her favorably. Hopper would pass away less than one year later, in February 1966.
The next day the Beatles would travel to Cliveden House, one hour west of London, to shoot their 'Buckingham Palace' scenes for the film.- Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0509.beatles.html


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Dolphin_Restaurant_w_Sandy_Lesberg.mp3 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1966:  Recording: For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/09/recording-for-no-one/

1967:  Recording: Untitled
The Beatles' recording sessions were largely focused on particular songs. On this occasion, however, they spent around seven hours, between 11pm and 6.15am, jamming instrumentals which were never released. Just 16 minutes of the session was recorded, with detuned electric guitars - one of which had a vibrato effect - plus harmonium and drums. The Beatles recorded another of these jam sessions on 1 June 1967, the day Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. BeatlesBible.com

1968:  John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Derek Taylor, “Magic” Alex Mardas, and The Beatles’ old school friend, Ivan Vaughan, meet at Apple to plan the founding of an idealistic school for the children of The Beatles and their staff. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may9.html

1969: Zapple Records is launched: Electronic Music and Life with the Lions
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/zapple-records-launched/

1969:  Mixing: Get Back album inserts
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/mixing-get-back-album-inserts-2/

1969:  Paul McCartney performs on Steve Miller's My Dark Hour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/09/paul-mccartney-plays-drums-steve-miller-my-dark-hour/

With foreshadowing of “Fly Like an Eagle”:
Steve Miller Band - My Dark Hour (Paul McCartney on Drums, Bass and Backing Vocals)) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1970:  The “Let It Be” single was in its 9th week in Billboard’s Top 30.
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« Reply #453 on: May 12, 2012, 09:15:48 PM »

May 10th

1935:  Larry Williams was born on this date in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was an important Beatles influence with three of his songs, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Bad Boy and Slow Down covered by the band.

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

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1960:  The Silver Beatles auditioned for music promoter Larry Parnes at the
Wyvern Social Club (The Blue Candle), Liverpool.

This was an audition in search of a backing band for an upcoming Billy Fury tour. The Silver Beatles didn't win the audition. However, Larry Parnes liked what he heard and hired the band to back Johnny Gentle on a tour of
Scotland at the end of May. Tommy Moore, The Silver Beatles' drummer at this time, arrived late after a couple of songs. Johnny Hutchinson from Cass And The Cassanovas (seen in the first photo) graciously filled in on drums with a routine drum beat. These photos illustrate perfectly Stuart's tendency to play with his back to the audience. At one point during the audition, Parnes requested to hear the band without Stuart. John would have no part of it. "We're a group, all or none. That's the way it is."



More pictures: http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.10%20larry%20parnes/60.05.10larryparnes.html

“In May, Larry Parnes came to town, auditioning. He was the big London agent. His acts nearly always had a violent surname. There was Ronnie Wycherley who became Billy Fury; and a less furious guy you have yet to meet. A sweet Liverpool guy - the first local man who made it, in our eyes. Marty Wilde was also in Larry's stable; he had another tempestuous surname. But Larry Parnes had some new singers and was looking for backing groups, and someone had told him there were a few groups around in Liverpool. So he came up to the Blue Angel. Billy Fury came with him.” Paul McCartney, The Beatles Anthology, page 41

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Dick Rowe (Decca) and George Harrison are co-judging the "Lancashire and Cheshire Beat Group Contest." Harrison tells Rowe about his visit to hear the Rolling Stones the previous month. Rowe leaves midway through the evening to return to London and hear the Stones for himself.
http://www.skidmore.edu/~gthompso/britrock/60brchro/60brch63.html#MAY

1964:  Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the first part of This Is Their Life, a program about the Beatles. 


1965:  Shooting for Help!

The outside view of Buckingham Palace was seen in Help! (filmed on 12 May) but there was, of course, no way that permission could be obtained for the Beatles to film inside the real edifice. Instead, the Beatles went to the sumptuous Cliveden House, situated by the River Thames in leafy Berkshire, built in 1850-51 and presently owned and preserved by the National Trust.

The Beatles filmed here over two days, looking out of a window on the east side of the house, playing cards in the “French” dining room, and also shooting the brief but fascinating “Intermission” sequence in Bluebell Wood, a section of the extensive Cliveden grounds.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 193



1965:  Recording, mixing: Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Bad Boy
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1965/05/10/recording-mixing-dizzy-miss-lizzy-bad-boy/

That was nice of The Beatles to record these on Larry’s birthday!

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1969:  “Get Back” entered the Billboard Top 30 at number 10. This was the “Yellow Submarine” LP’s 17th week in the Top 100.
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May 11th

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

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The `Please Please Me' LP hit number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart. 

1963:  Performance at the Imperial Ballroom, Nelson. 
Mayhem hit this northern industrial town in a big way as 2000 frantic teenagers crammed into the enormous Imperial Ballroom to see the Beatles.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109





This item fetched over $9,000 at auction in 2010:



We love this, yeah, yeah, yeah! This framed photo card was signed in person by all four Beatles on May 11, 1963, when the group was backstage at the Imperial Ballroom in Nelson, Lancashire, England, north east of Liverpool. According to one of the LOAs, the signatures "were obtained by the police officers on duty for their dressing room security". The publicity/promotional photo card itself measures 3.5x5.75", while the entire framed piece measures 11.5x14". John, Paul, George, and Ringo have signed their names boldly in dark blue ballpoint pen; these are some of the nicest autographs of The Beatles that we have ever seen. The photo card's condition is EX, while the signatures average an 8/10. With a piece like this, we know you should be glad!

http://www.lelands.com/Auction/AuctionDetail/65156/November-2010-Catalog/Rock-n-Roll/The-Rick-Rosen-Beatles-Collection/Lot865~The-Beatles-Signed-Parlophone-Promotional-Framed-Photo-Card


1964:  US EP release: “Four by The Beatles”.

“Four by The Beatles” was the second of three Beatles EPs released in the United States, and the first of two by Capitol Records (catalogue number EAP 1-2121). The album featured four songs that had previously been heavily imported into the US as Canadian singles. It made #92 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_by_The_Beatles

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1965: The previous day’s tapes of “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” and “Bad Boy” were sent via air mail to Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California. 

1965:  This was the second day of filming at Cliveden House as well as the last day that the Beatles were filmed for Help!

At one point during their two days at Cliveden, the Beatles were challenged to a relay running-race around part of the splendid gardens. The contest was filmed with an 8mm home-movie camera by a member of the Help! film crew and the footage still exists. They competed against three other teams from the unit-the electricians, the carpenters and the camera operators-and each team had six runners, the Beatles being augmented by Neil Aspinall and their chauffeur Alf Bickell. (To the surprise of many, because they were considered unfit, the Beatles team won the race.) The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 193

During this break in the filming, Houston Disc Jockey Buddy McGregor spent time chatting casually with the Beatles. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1965.0510.beatles.html


(This was conducted during the same break as the race.)

This looks like a cleverly posed shot but it was actually the aftermath of a really rude comment served up by John.



1966:  “Rubber Soul” was in the New Musical Express chart Top 10 for the 23rd week.


1967:  Recording, mixing: Baby You're A Rich Man
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/

1968:  Lennon and McCartney promote Apple in New York
In order to launch and promote Apple Corps in the United States, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York for a four-day trip. It was the first time they had both visited the country since their final concert in August 1966.  They were joined by 'Magic' Alex, Neil Aspinall, Mal Evans and Derek Taylor, and while in the US met a number of friends business associates. Lennon and McCartney stayed with their lawyer, Nat Weiss, at his apartment at 181 East 73rd Street. During the trip they did numerous interviews, mainly at hotels. BeatlesBible.com




1969:  George played guitar on today’s recording of Jack Bruce’s “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune”. He was credited as L'Angelo Misterioso.

Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1970:  US single release: “The Long and Winding Road”/”For You Blue”.

1972: John & Yoko's final appearance on Dick Cavett's show which was, by this time, facing the axe, but this particular transmission received a good audience/press response - perhaps largely due to the controversy surrounding the live performance of Woman Is The ****** Of The World which Cavett had insisted be shown despite the networks attempts to have it cut, as a compromise he inserted a warning/explanation before the recording was shown. Yoko's We're All Water was also performed backed by Elephant's memory. The interview touched upon the problems the Lennon's were having with their custody battle for Kyoko and Yoko's campaign to raise money for a children's hospital in Vietnam.
Recorded: 05/May/1972
Transmitted by: ABC (USA) Colour 11/May/1972
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob18.html

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« Reply #455 on: May 13, 2012, 02:19:21 AM »

May 12th

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

1962:  Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany

1963:  Alpha Television Studios, Aston, Birmingham
A return visit to Aston for the Beatles’ first bill-topping appearance on the ABC Television show Thank Your Lucky Stars, taped this afternoon for transmission six days later, Saturday 18 May, between 5.55 and 6.35 pm. For the first time the Beatles mimed to more than one song in a TYLS broadcast; “From Me to You” and also LP track “I Saw Her Standing There”.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109

Unfortunately, video of this performance is not available either officially or through bootleg video sources.
http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/unrvid.htm

Long before he became famous as the drummer for 1970s band Argent, back in 1963 Bob Henrit was a Trixon endorsee, playing with Adam Faith and spending a lot of time at Drum City. His long-time friend and Drum City Manager, Gerry Evans, was the man who delivered Ringo’s new Ludwig set to the Alpha Television Studios in Warwickshire where the Beatles were appearing on the show Thank Your Lucky Stars on May 12, 1963. The Premier set was already set up on stage for rehearsals, but the switch was made before the broadcast began. Ringo christened the new Ludwig kit with From Me to You, and Gerry took the Premier kit back to Drum City’s shop. He gave this simple account to Andy Babiuk in Beatles Gear; “I took his old Premier drum kit from him and brought it back to the store. We renovated it in our workshop, and then sold it. I ripped off the bit of material from the bass drum head where he’d handwritten the Beatles name and threw it away.”
http://www.ringosbeatlekits.com/Premier_Kit.html

Rehearsal:


Performance:


1964:  Lenmac Enterprises Limited, a music publishing company, was incorporated, with Brian as one of its opening directors. 
 
1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number 1 for the 5th and last week on the New Musical Express chart.

1965:  Filming for Help! wrapped up, with location shots around London.

1966:  Mixing: Doctor Robert, I'm Only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/12/mixing-doctor-robert-im-only-sleeping-and-your-bird-can-sing/

1967:  Recording, mixing: All Together Now
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/11/recording-mixing-baby-youre-a-rich-man/

1968:  Lennon and McCartney meet Ron Kass of Apple US

On the afternoon of 12 May 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney undertook an unusual business meeting: it took place aboard a Chinese junk, sailing around the Statue of Liberty. The meeting was with Ron Kass, the record company executive who had been recently appointed the US head of Apple. BeatlesBible.com
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« Reply #456 on: May 13, 2012, 04:45:23 AM »

May 13th

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

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  BBC radio broadcast the episode of “Side by Side” that was recorded on April 1st.

1964:  On the New Musical Express chart The Beatles saw their “Please Please Me” LP in the Top 10 for the 60th week, “With the Beatles” in the Top 30 for the 25th week and “Can’t Buy Me Love” in the Top 30 for the 8th week.

1969:  On a front-page article of the “Financial Times”, ATV announced it lacked less than 150,000 shares to have 47 % of Northern Songs. 

1968:  While in the New York City to promote Apple, John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave a series of interviews on this date. One of these interviews was with Larry Kane, the journalist with the distinction of being the only reporter allowed to travel with The Beatles during their 1964 and 1965 North American Tours. I think this is probably the most significant, ironic Beatles interview I’ve ever seen. Of course we now know of Apple’s failure to meet their expectations and their subsequent disenchantment with Magic Alex, but comments about the unlikeliness of the Beatle bubble bursting and especially John’s reflections on the American assassinations during the sixties are particularly poignant.

Larry Kane interviews John Lennon & Paul McCartney, 1968 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1969:  Photo session with Angus McBean

In the mindset of the 'back to the roots feeling' of the January 1969 sessions, it was decided that the cover for Get Back should be similar to that of their first album, Please Please Me. The photograph would produce a remarkable side-by-side comparison of how much the four men had changed in those six intervening years. Angus McBean was commissioned to make an exact replica of that famous first cover. He recalled the occasion: "(In 1963) I asked John Lennon how long they would stay as a group, and he said, "Oh, about six years, I suppose – who ever heard of a bald Beatle?". Well, it was just six years later that I was asked to repeat the shot with the Beatles as they now looked – very hairy indeed. When I got there I couldn’t retake the shot; a new porch had been built and I couldn’t get into the same position. However, EMI asked if I could come back in a week. Meanwhile, the whole new porch was pulled down and we tried again. Ringo Starr was so late that the staff of EMI was streaming down the stairs. I got the camera fixed up and John, fascinated by photography, came and lay down beside me to look at my view-finder. I can still hear the screams of the EMI girls as the realized who they were stepping over to get out the door!" The photo session took place on 13 May 1969 at 6pm.

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http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/albumcovers13.html



1970:  The film “Let it Be” premiered in New York City.
http://www.wmmr.com/music/news/story.aspx?ID=1702218


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« Reply #457 on: May 14, 2012, 03:59:56 AM »

May 14th

1960:  Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly. Kelly, known as Beekay, ran a number of Liverpool venues including Litherland Town Hall, Alexandra Hall and the Aintree Institute. The Beatles performed at numerous Beekay shows in their early days. The show's other performers were The Deltones, and King Size Taylor and the Dominoes. The Silver Beats were neither advertised nor scheduled to appear, and had originally turned up at the Casanova Club. Cliff Roberts and the Rockers had been double booked for both venues that night, and Roberts suggested that the Silver Beats take their place at Lathom Hall. Kelly was impressed with the group, and booked them for a dance one week later, on 21 May, when they were to headline over King Size Taylor. However, four days later London-based promoter Larry Parnes offered them tour of Scotland as the backing group for singer Johnny Gentle. The Silver Beetles failed to tell Kelly, who advertised their expected performance and had to deal with disappointed fans on the night. As a result they received no more bookings from Kelly for several months, until Bob Wooler convinced him to change his mind. The Beatles played at Lathom Hall on 11 occasions between this date and February 1961. The hall was built in 1884 as a cinema and was situated in the Seaforth district of Liverpool. BeatlesBible.com

Two reports on how they fared differ enormously. One suggests that they were so bad that Kelly ordered them off the stage after their second song. But the local Bootle Times newspaper reported that they were “sensational”. The truth probably lies somewhere in between…
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 26

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

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Performance at the Rink Ballroom, Sunderland, Durham
This was the only performance at this venue.



1968: Paul and John continued with their Apple Corps promotional visit to New York City.

Press Conference
On May 11th 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney traveled to New York City, to announce the Beatles' newly-formed company, Apple. After a day of business meetings on May 12th, and a day of interviews on the 13th, they held a press conference at 1:30pm on the 14th at New York's Americana Hotel.

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514pc.beatles.html





Interview
They appeared in the following interview which was videotaped by New York educational television station WNDT on May 14th. It was then aired twice on the program 'Newsfront.' The interview was conducted by host Mitchell Krause.

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0514.beatles.html

Tonight Show Appearance

This interview was conducted by Johnny Carson’s guest host, former Major League baseball catcher Joe Garagiola. Unfortunately, he didn’t seem quite up to the task and what resulted seemed very uncomfortable for all involved. His first guest, outspoken actress Tallulah Bankhead didn’t help matters. It was obvious that they just didn’t get The Beatles the way Johnny probably would have. There is no surviving official video from this, just what a fan managed to record with a home movie camera off his TV. There is also fan captured audio tape which has been put together with the video. It's been on YouTube in the past but not at the moment. (5/14/14)

The audio:
http://youtu.be/J-fprFK62dY (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.05ts.beatles.html

John and Paul on the Tonight Show: An article from Teen Set Magazine, August 1968 (posted on the blog Meet the Beatles for Real)

I wonder if this shot was taken before the show. I didn’t think Ed McMahon, Johnny’s usual co-host was present during the interview.


Backstage at The Tonight Show
A staff member talks about what it was like to be behind the scenes
at the historic appearance of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/TextArchive/BeatlesArchives/backstage_tonightshow.html

Pictures from various events of the trip:
http://archives.absoluteelsewhere.net/ImagesArchive/BigApplePromotion/big_apple_promotion.html
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« Reply #458 on: May 15, 2012, 04:43:37 AM »

May 15th

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

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  The New Musical Express Top 10 included the “Please Please Me” LP for the 8th week.

1963:  Performance at the Royalty Theatre, Cheshire

The Beatles’ set list this night included “Some Other Guy”, “Thank You Girl”, “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, “Please Please Me”, “You Really Got a Hold on Me”, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “From Me to You”.

A paper napkin signed by the Beatles, 1963, with dedication and Beatles added by Paul.
According to the vendor, the signatures were obtained in a restaurant opposite the Royalty Theatre, Chester, 15th May 1963. 
http://www.multiplusbooks.com/630515.html



1966:  John Lennon and Paul McCartney spoke with Flip Magazine for an exclusive interview that was published in Flip's May 1966 issue. John discusses his opinions of other artists performing Lennon/McCartney songs, while Paul mentions his interest in writing a song about Penny Lane based on inspiration from a song by The Animals. During the time of this interview, the Beatles were in the midst of the recording sessions that would produce the album, 'Revolver.'  - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org

http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1966.05flip.beatles.html

1967:  Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/15/paul-mccartney-meets-linda-eastman/

1969: The day before he and Linda went abroad for a holiday, Paul was back in Liverpool, visiting his family. At some point this day, at his father’s house in Heswall, he gave a long interview to former Liverpool Institute contemporary Roy Corlett, now on the staff at the BBC’s new local station Radio Merseyside. It was broadcast in the following day’s edition of the programme Light and Local or, as Paul called it, “a light at the local”.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 322

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/06__Light_And_Local_.mp3 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1969:  John visited the US Embassy in London, attempting to obtain an American visa.


1996:  British television broadcasts for the first time a few seconds of footage of the Beatles playing at the Casanova club (filmed 14 February 1961). 
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« Reply #459 on: May 15, 2012, 01:36:33 PM »

May 16th

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

1962:  Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963:  Television: Pops And Lenny
The Beatles made their second appearance on national BBC television, on the children's show Pops And Lenny. The group arrived at Television Theatre in London at 1.30pm for a rehearsal, and the show was broadcast live in front of an audience from 5-5.30pm. The Beatles performed From Me To You and a short version of Please Please Me. At the end of the show they joined host Terry Hall and his glove puppet foil Lenny the Lion, plus regular cast members The Raindrops, Patsy Ann Noble and musicians The Bert Hayes Octet, for a one-minute rendition of the 1929 standard After You've Gone. This was the group's only appearance on Pops And Lenny. BeatlesBible.com



There is no recording of this show, only photos captured from a TV. More about this, along with the account of a lucky fan who attended the show here.

1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 7th week.

1965:  John Lennon attends a party for Johnny Mathis that is given at Norman Newell's house, in Marylebone, London. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may16.html

1966:  Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/16/recording-mixing-taxman-for-no-one/

1967:  NEMS Enterprises, of the UK, and Nemperor Artists, of the USA, sign a 3-year agreement allowing for each company to exclusively represent the other in their respective territories. 

1969:  Ringo Starr sets sail for New York on board the QE2
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/16/ringo-starr-new-york-qe2/

Ringo Starr Interview with Peter Sellers (Embedding disabled, limit reached)






1970:  The “Let it Be” single was in its 10th week in Billboard’s Top 30.
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