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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #440 on: April 19, 2012, 04:42:44 AM »

April 19th

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

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

1963:  Performance: King’s Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
The second “Mersey Beat Showcase” date. The first was March 7th.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 108


1964: Recording: Around the Beatles
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/19/recording-around-the-beatles/

1965:  US single release: `Ticket to Ride'/`Yes It Is'.
Ticket To Ride, The Beatles' ninth Capitol Records single, was the first release from the Help! album sessions. It was issued as Capitol 5407, with Yes It Is on the b-side. The single spent a week at number one in the Hot 100. The label stated that it was from the forthcoming United Artists release Eight Arms To Hold You, which had until early April 1965 been the working title for the Help! film. In the United Kingdom the single had been released by Parlophone on 9 April 1965. BeatlesBible.com

1966:  Recording, mixing: Doctor Robert
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/19/recording-mixing-doctor-robert/

1967:  Mixing: Good Morning Good Morning, Only A Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/mixing-good-morning-good-morning-only-a-northern-song/

1967:  The Beatles & Co. is formed
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/19/the-beatles-co-is-formed/

1968:  Apple Corps advertises for new talent

Apple Music, the company set up by The Beatles to handle the musical side of their business interests, released an advertisement on this day requesting tapes from aspiring musicians. The advertisements were carried in the national music press, including the New Musical Express and Melody Maker. The response was phenomenal, with only a tiny number of recordings actually listened to by Apple employees. A picture of Alistair Taylor, Apple's general manager, was positioned underneath the words "This man has talent..." The concept was designed by Paul McCartney. The costume was hired from a Soho company, and Taylor sang When Irish Eyes Are Smiling during the photo shoot. Although the response was overwhelming, not a single contract was signed as a result of The Beatles' talent trawl.

“Coinciding with this poster campaign that blanketed London and the provinces were identical half-page ads placed in the English musical trade papers. Two weeks after the first poster hit the streets over 400 tapes had accumulated in the small office at 94 Baker Street. All with notes saying, Listen to me first. The Baker Street premises were able to function as a mailing address for the incoming musical tapes, but for the remainder of the sprouting tentacles of the empire an entire floor in an office building behind Oxford Street was rented in early February of 1968.” The Longest Cocktail Party BeatlesBible.com



1969:  `Yellow Submarine' LP, 14th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). 

1973:  UK LP release: `The Beatles/1962-1966'. UK LP release: `The Beatles/1967-1970'.
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #441 on: April 20, 2012, 06:33:13 AM »

April 20th

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

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

1963:  Ballroom, Mersey View Pleasure Grounds, Overton Hills, Frodsham, Cheshire

The Beatles’ only appearance at this north-west venue although other top Liverpool groups had played there regularly since 1961. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 108



1964:    Mixing: A Hard Day's Night
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day's Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made. The mixes were made by producer George Martin without the other Beatles being present. The mixing session lasted from 2-3.15pm. Afterwards the tapes were taken away by representatives of United Artists, the company behind the A Hard Day's Night film and the US soundtrack release. The song was the last to be recorded for the soundtrack. BeatlesBible.com
 
1964:  Derek Taylor became Brian's personal assistant. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/derek-taylor/



1964:  Filming: Paul McCartney's unused scene in A Hard Day's Night
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/04/20/filming-a-hard-days-night-36/

1965:  Brian was appointed a director of Harrisongs Limited. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisongs

1965:  Filming: Help! at Twickenham Film Studios

The resumption of shooting after the Easter break. Among the scenes shot today was the one in which a thug attempts to remove Ringo’s “Sacrificial Ring” as he puts his hand into a mail-box to post a letter. (The location element of this sequence was filmed on 9 May.)
Lewisohn, page 190

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The Beatles - Help (Clips)



1966:   `Rubber Soul', 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). 

1966:  Recording, mixing: And Your Bird Can Sing, Taxman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/20/recording-mixing-and-your-bird-can-sing-taxman/

http://www.beatlesebooks.com/taxman


1967: Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), Only a Northern Song
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/20/recording-mixing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-reprise-only-a-northern-song/

1969:  Recording, mixing: I Want You (She's So Heavy), Oh! Darling
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/20/recording-mixing-i-want-you-shes-so-heavy-oh-darling/

1970:  US LP release: `McCartney'. 
   
1970:  Rock Flashback: Yellow Submarine, Religious Symbol
J.A. Bartlett

Here’s another of those awesome factoids that proliferates from rock history website to rock history website without elaboration or context: “April 20, 1970: The New York Times reported that Catholic and Protestant youth groups had adopted the Beatles‘ ‘Yellow Submarine’ as a religious symbol.” In our continuing quest to flesh out such factoids, we found the article from the Times…

http://wnew.radio.com/2011/04/20/rock-flashback-yellow-submarine-religious-symbol/#ixzz1sWRzfyBz 
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #442 on: April 21, 2012, 03:48:53 AM »

April 21st

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

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

1963:  Performances at the Empire Pool, Empire Way, Wembley, Middlesex
And the Pigalle Club, Piccadilly, London

The Beatles performed at the New Musical Express 1962-63 Annual Poll-Winners Concert in Wembley, even though they were not poll winners. Their recent number one hits were enough to secure them a spot. This was their most important concert to date, with 10,000 attendees. Info from Lewisohn

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-new-musical-express-poll-winners-conce/

The Beatles with their Pigalle Club supporting act, The Castaways:



1964:  Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
This was the second day of filming for Paul’s deleted scenes with Isla Blair.

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number one for the second week on the UK New Musical Express chart.

1966:  Recording: Taxman
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/21/recording-taxman/

1967:  Recording, mixing: Only a Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/

sgt pepper inner groove


1968:  In London it was reported that the Beatles did not receive the diplomas crediting them as `gurus', since they didn't pass the 3 obligatory tests of the Maharishi's Academy of Transcendental Meditation.   :o
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #443 on: April 21, 2012, 04:47:22 AM »

April 21st

1967:  Recording, mixing: Only a Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/21/recording-mixing-only-a-northern-song-sgt-pepper-run-out-groove/

sgt pepper inner groove



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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #444 on: April 22, 2012, 06:37:48 AM »

April 22nd

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

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

1963:  The BBC aired the episode of “Side by Side” recorded on April 1st.

1964:  The “Please Please Me” LP began its 57th week in the Top 10 of the New Musical Express chart. On the same chart, “With the Beatles” started week 22 in the Top 30 while “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in its 5th week in the Top Ten.

1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles were filmed this morning descending the iron staircase at the back of the Hammersmith Odeon, which became the beginning of one of two Can't Buy Me Love sequences in the A Hard Day's Night film.  In the afternoon The Beatles remained in west London for more filming. The first was a scene shot in St Luke's Road in Notting Hill Gate, where they were chased by police. Afterwards Ringo Starr was filmed in Lancaster Road, where he photographed milk bottles, was chased by two female fans, and found refuge in a second-hand clothes store at 20 All Saints Road.
The day's filming ended with an unused scene in which Paul McCartney walked on the Goldhawk Road in Shepherd's Bush, and entered a door signposted 'TV Rehearsal Room'. The door was actually that of the Jack Billings TV School of Dancing, and the shot was to have preceded McCartney's solo sequence with Isla Blair, filmed on 20 April and the following day. BeatlesBible

1964:  The Beatles put in an appearance at London's Australia House, plugging their upcoming tour Down Under. As well as munching on Tasmanian apples, Ringo was filmed holding up a map of Australia and chatting with reporters.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?q=Australia+house





The Australia House is a London landmark which is the home of the Australian High Commission.


1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart.

1965:  Filming: Help!

The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios on this day for a performance of the title track of their second feature film, Help!  The black-and-white sequence was used early on in the film, and was intended to appear as a television appearance. In the film and exasperated Clang, played by Leo McKern, threw darts at the screen while watching The Beatles' performance. The footage, minus Clang, was distributed by NEMS Enterprises to television companies to promote the Help! single, released in July 1965. Also on this day, The Beatles began filming an unused scene featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, set in a drama school. Work continued on 23 and 28 April, but the sequence was left out of the final edit.
BeatlesBible.com

The dartless clip:
The Beatles - "Help" (Without Credits)


1966:  Recording: Taxman, Tomorrow Never Knows
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/04/22/recording-taxman-tomorrow-never-knows/

1968:  George returns to England from India.

1969:  John Lennon changes his middle name to Ono

John Lennon formally changed his middle name by deed poll from Winston to Ono, during a brief ceremony held on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London. The ceremony was carried out before Bueno de Mesquita, Commissioner of Oaths. Lennon had never liked his middle name, which had been given to him during a bout of wartime patriotism.
Yoko changed her name for me. I've changed mine for her. One for both, both for each other. She has a ring. I have a ring. It gives us nine 'O's between us, which is good luck. Ten would not be good luck. Technically, Lennon was unable to lose the Winston from his name, as UK law dictates that a person is unable to fully revoke a name given at birth. As a result, his official name became John Winston Ono Lennon, with the ten 'O's he wished to avoid. Afterwards Lennon and Ono went to EMI Studios at Abbey Road where they recorded the track John And Yoko which became side two of their Wedding Album. BeatlesBible.com





1972: 

Former Beatle John Lennon, right, gestures as he speaks at a peace rally in New York's Bryant Park on April 22, 1972. Standing beside him is his wife, Yoko Ono. The rally and march of some 30,000 persons in New York City is part of a nationwide day of protests and demonstrations against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. (AP)


1999:  At the Bonhams rock and pop auction in London, John Lennon’s Vox stage organ, used during The Beatles’ performance of I’m Down at Shea Stadium in 1965, is sold for £19,500 ($27,300). http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april22.html


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« Reply #445 on: April 23, 2012, 05:50:55 AM »

April 23rd

1960:  Live: Fox and Hounds, Caversham
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1960/04/23/live-fox-and-hounds-caversham/

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

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

1962:  US single release: `My Bonnie'.
 
1963:  Performance: Floral Hall, Southport

1964:  Mixing: A Hard Day's Night
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day's Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964. On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day's Night, and on the single. BeatlesBible.com


1964: April, 1964 finished up at a furious pace for The Beatles, as they finished filming A Hard Day's Night. The 23rd was spent filming at Thornbury Playing Fields, with John taking the afternoon off to attend a literary luncheon, and all four rehearsing for Around The Beatles that evening, all these events being covered by visiting US disc jockey Murray The "K".


Nursing a hangover (from partying the previous night at the Ad Lib club with Murray), John accompanied his wife Cynthia to the Dorchester for a luncheon in his honor, hosted by Foyles bookshop. Despite the wit and wordplay evident in his book In His Own Write, this was all John could manage when asked to give a speech in front of the assembled guests:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/22_Foyles_Literary_Banquet.mp3


http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2010/06/youve-got-lucky-face.html

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/john-lennon-foyle-s-luncheon/


Some sources indicate that the lucky face comment was actually made on April 28th, during filming for “Around The Beatles”.

Around The Beatles rehearsal:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/around-the-beatles-rehearsal


1965:  Filming: Help!

Filming of the unused drama school scene for The Beatles' Help!, featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard, continued on this day. Work on it had begun on the previous day, and it was completed on 28 April. BeatlesBible.com


1970:  On April 23rd, 1970, George and Derek Taylor flew to America for a 12-day visit, attending to business at Apple's newly-opened New York office on Broadway. George also dropped by Columbia Studios on May 1st to sit in on a recording session with Bob Dylan.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-really-pity.html


1977: In tonight’s edition of “Saturday Night Live,” character Ron Nasty (played by Neil Innes), who is now living in seclusion in New York, is invited out of retirement to join in a “Save Britain Telethon.” Throughout the show, viewers are jokingly asked to pledge money to “keep Britain afloat,” a cause that inspired Nasty to come on the show to perform the song Cheese and Onions. The positive audience response leads to Lorne Michaels funding the full-length Rutles TV special, to be made by Eric Idle and Gary Weiss. And thus, Rutlemania was born.*
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april23.html

*In the US anyway.  ;D

http://www.myspace.com/video/ohnothimagen9/neil-innes-as-ron-nasty-cheese-and-onions-live-on-us-tv-39-77/20148118
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« Reply #446 on: April 24, 2012, 06:30:28 AM »

April 24th

1960:  John and Paul’s second and final performance as The Nerk Twins at the Fox and Hounds, Caversham, Berkshire.

1961:  Brian arrived in Hamburg to attend a course in record retailing management, run by Deutsche Grammophon. 

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

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

1963: The “Please Please Me” LP was in its fifth week in the top ten of the UK New Musical Express chart.

1963:  Performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park, London

Another of NEMS’ “Mersey Beat Showcase” presentations. This Top Rank ballroom was situated close by the Finsbury Park Astoria cinema where the Beatles would play on many occasions. Two thousand people attended this evening. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 109




1964:  Filming: A Hard Day's Night

Six busy weeks spent filming A Hard Day's Night came to a close on this day, with a final scene being shot at Edgehill Road in Ealing, London.
The scene was part of Ringo Starr's solo sequence. In it, he laid his coat over puddles for a woman to walk on, doing his best impression of Sir Walter Raleigh, not realising that one of the puddles was actually a large hole. The Beatles had started work on A Hard Day's Night on 2 March 1964. This was their 40th day spent on the film, although other scenes were filmed without their involvement. To celebrate the wrap, in the afternoon The Beatles, the rest of the cast, the film crew, and visiting US radio DJ Murray the K, all attended a private party in the back of the Turks Head pub in Twickenham, where Starr's pub sequence had been filmed on 10 March. BeatlesBible.com



1965:  Filming: Help!

The exterior shots of the Help! scene in which The Beatles sought refuge in a London pub were filmed on this day. The pub was the City Barge, at 27 Strand-on-the Green, Chiswick, London. The Beatles were filmed walking down the narrow Post Office Alley and onto the towpath by the River Thames. Realising they were being pursued by a group of bagpipe players, they run into the pub. In the scene, The Beatles eventually emerge via the glass window of the pub, without Ringo Starr, who was trapped in a cellar with a tiger. The interior shots of the pub were filmed at Twickenham Film Studios. After the scene was complete John Lennon and Paul McCartney left for the day. George Harrison and Ringo Starr filmed a brief unused scene in a telephone box, after which a sequence was filmed, without The Beatles, in the food hall of Harrods in Knightsbridge. BeatlesBible.com





1967:  US single release: `Love in the Open Air'. (From the movie “The Family Way”)

1969:  Clive and Queenie Epstein sold their Nemperor Holdings shares to Triumph Investment Trust. Paul and John made a counter-offer for Northern Songs Ltd. 

1970:  US LP release: `Sentimental Journey'. (Ringo)

1971:  On this date John and Yoko were detained for questioning in Palma de Mallorca by Spanish police after Yoko’s ex-husband Tony Cox accused them of attempting to kidnap the former couples’ daughter Kyoko. In reality, Cox was in violation of the order which had awarded full custody to Yoko. John and Yoko spent much of April and May unsuccessfully attempting to retrieve her.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2012/04/comment-dormez-vous.html
http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=27466

1969:




1971:  Ringo's first pop single, "It Don't Come Easy", was released April 9th in the UK and a week later in the US. It rocketed up the charts, peaking in the top 5 on both sides of the pond.

This led to a remarkable situation on April 24th, when all four ex-Beatles had songs in the Melody Maker top 30: "It Don't Come Easy" (#17), Paul's "Another Day" (#14), John's "Power To The People" (#18), and George's My Sweet Lord" hanging on at #28.
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2012-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2013-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=49

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« Reply #447 on: April 25, 2012, 06:04:56 AM »

April 25

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

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

1963:  Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Croydon
The fourth Mersey Beat Showcase event, starring artists from Brian Epstein's management stable, took place on this evening at the Fairfield Hall ballroom in Croydon, Surrey. The event was organised by promoter John Smith in January 1963. As neither The Beatles nor support acts Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer or The Big Three had enjoyed major chart success at that time, Smith arranged for singer John Leyton to headline the concert. On the day, however, Leyton was ill and cancelled his appearance, leaving The Beatles in their rightful place at the top of the bill. BeatlesBible.com




1964:  “With the Beatles” was number 1 for the 25th and last week on the UK Record Retailer Chart. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was number 1 for the 4th week on Billboard chart.

1964:  Peter and Gordon reach No. 1 on the UK pop chart with World Without Love, a Lennon-McCartney song. http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april25.html

1964:  Hall of Remembrance, London
Rehearsals continued for Around the Beatles. 

1965:  ABC-TV transmitted the second part of New Musical Express Poll Winner's Concert, filmed April 11, 1965. 

1965:  Got To Get You Into My Life
Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Peter Vince
This hour-long session saw two mono mixes made of Got To Get You Into My Life, which The Beatles had recorded on 8 and 11 April 1966.  There was no producer present, and the only engineer in the studio was Peter Vince. Between 10 and 11am he created the rough mixes so that acetate pressings could be made for reference purposes; they were never intended for the album, and contained no echo or other effects. The mixes were numbered one and two. When the song was mixed properly on 18 May the two mixes were numbered the same. BeatlesBible

1967: Recording: Magical Mystery Tour
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/04/25/recording-magical-mystery-tour/

1969:  Mixing: Two of Us

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Peter Mew

A rough mono mix was created of the Let It Be song Two Of Us during this hour-long late-night session.
The mix was to allow an acetate disc to be cut of the song, so that Paul McCartney could give a copy to the US trio Mortimer. In May 1969 McCartney produced the band's version for Apple, but the recording was never released. BeatleBible

1970:   The “Let it Be” single was in its 7th week in the Billboard Top 30, while “Live Peace in Toronto” was in its 16th week in that ranking.

1976:  John and Paul at the Dakota-April 24 and 25, 1976

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VreAZEu3imnVKzSgT4TFjffJl5urB1REb7xepWTnPFc/edit

The Saturday Night Live video mentioned in the document is on http://vimeo.com/ but I can't get the embedding or the link to work. You can search for "Lorne Michaels Beatles" and it will come up though.
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« Reply #448 on: April 26, 2012, 04:09:50 AM »

April 26th

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

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

1963:  Performance at the Music Hall, Shrewsbury

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-backstage-at-music-hall-shrewsbury/

1963:  The stereo version of the LP “Please Please Me” was released in the UK, as well as the single “Do You Want to Know a Secret”/“I’ll Be on My Way”; the first release by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.  These Lennon/McCartney songs went to number two on the UK Singles Chart.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_J._Kramer

Do You Want to Know a Secret? Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas


I'll Be on My Way:
BILLY J Kramer and The Dakotas _ I'll Be On My Way.wmv (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1964:  Performance at Empire Pool, Wembley

The Beatles’ first live performance in Britain for 15 weeks was at The New Musical Express 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ Concert. An audience of 10,000 watched them perform “She Loves You”, “You Can’t Do That”, “Twist and Shout”, “Long Tall Sally” and “You Can’t Do That”. Even more tuned in on May 10th to watch their performance as the second part of ABC Television’s special, Big Beat ’64. Lewisohn



Concert, Part 1:
The Beatles (NME-1964) - Part 1 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Concert, Part 2:
The Beatles (NME-1964) - Part 2 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-empire-pool-wembley/


An American DJ visiting England, thanks to the hospitality of George Harrison's sister Louise, was Gene Loving of WGH-AM, Tidewater, Virginia. On the evening of the 25th, he interviewed George in a London hotel, and found himself backstage in Wembley the next afternoon (to interview John and Ringo). George also taped a short promo for Gene's show. http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-your-loving-man-can-do.html

Interview with George:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/02_Gene_Loving_w_George.mp3


Promo:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/15_Bonus_-_George_Promo_For_Gene_Loving.mp3


Interview with John and Ringo:
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1964.0426.beatles.html

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-empire-pool-wembley/

1965:  The Beatles had the day off from filming Help!.

1966:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). They work for over 12 straight hours on And Your Bird Can Sing. Eleven more takes of the basic rhythm track are recorded, with take 10 being selected as "best" for overdubs. The ending of take six was the best, so it was blended into the master track.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html

1967:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Overdubs are recorded for the song Magical Mystery Tour. Bass, maracas, cowbell, tambourines, and backing vocals / shouts are taped.
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in the Billboard Top 100 for the 15th week. “Get Back” was at #1.

1969:  The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording a lead vocal overdub onto Oh! Darling, followed by 32 takes of the basic track for Ringo's Octopus's Garden. They worked without a producer. Prior to this session, John Lennon had remixed recordings of his and Yoko Ono's heartbeats and the two of them speaking / shouting each other's names (the track John and Yoko on John and Yoko's Wedding Album) into stereo. Take 2 of Octopus's Garden (with an ending bit from Take eight) was released on The Beatles Anthology 3 (Disc two, Track 14).
http://history.absoluteelsewhere.net/April/april26.html

The Beatles - Octopus's Garden (Anthology 3 Disc 2) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1978:  In the US NBC television aired the special “Ringo”. It was an adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper”, with Ringo getting a break from stardom by switching places with a poor look-alike.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AZgzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GOkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1612%2C3333651

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« Reply #449 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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« Reply #450 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 rare Apr-28-64


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:
http://fortheloveofharry.blogspot.com/2009/12/harry-john-live-in-central-park-1974.html

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

Sorry about the poor quality but these are the most complete ones I could find:
(Part 1 of 5)
John Lennon On The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder - Part 1


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

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« Reply #451 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/


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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1969: Recording, mixing: Octopus's Garden
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/04/29/recording-mixing-octopuss-garden/
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« Reply #452 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 Gonna Lose That Girl 3D (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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. www.thisdayinmusic.com#513RjYum2k3WHbJJ.99


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.)
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« Reply #453 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

The Beatles - "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Live At the BBC) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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: (Beatles @ 7:23)
NME-1966 Award Presentations (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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 #454 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 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)



© 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.

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« Reply #455 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

Hoteloogle.com - The Antrobus Hotel Amesbry (England) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

The Beatles I Need You (2009 Stereo Remaster) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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

http://beatlesdaybyday.freeforums.org/03-may-1965-salisbury-plain-t4872.html


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.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wiltshire/content/articles/2009/03/09/the_beatles_on_salisbury_plain_feature.shtml

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 #456 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
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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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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #457 on: May 05, 2012, 07:59:57 PM »

May 5th

1958:
 

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1958/05/05/john-lennon-photographed-in-liverpool/

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 #458 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:  The McCartney penned ”Step Inside Love”, recorded by Cilla Black, was released in the US.

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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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #459 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.
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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.
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