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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #460 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

Larry Williams | Slow Down | 1958


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!

9} The Beatles - Dizzy Miss Lizzie || LP Record


4} The Beatles - Bad Boy || LP Record


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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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #461 on: May 13, 2012, 01:16:07 AM »

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



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


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

John Lennon on Dick Cavett (Complete show) 2nd Appearance with live Performance
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #462 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

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 #463 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



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.

More info:
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 #464 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. As rough as it is, it’s fortunate that we at least get a glimpse at this part of Beatle history. Read the interview first and the video will make more sense.

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

Tonight Show 14.05.1968 Beatles Homerecording (The video's owner prevents external embedding)

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 #465 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.sothebys.com



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


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 #466 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

Going for a song
ONE Liverpool woman is in for a windfall thanks to the discovery of some rare 60s photos. They capture an early appearance of The Beatles on a 1963 telly show called Pops and Lenny.
More: http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/printable_version.cfm?objectid=13138745&siteid=50061


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






One more picture:
http://meandtherollingstones.com/blog/allen-klein-ringo-me

1970:  The “Let it Be” single was in its 10th week in Billboard’s Top 30.
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« Reply #467 on: May 17, 2012, 03:09:52 AM »

May 17th

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

1962: Performance at the Star-Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
 
1963:  Jaep Music Limited, music publishing company, is incorporated, with Brian and Dick James as opening directors. 

1963:  The Beatles had a photo shoot with Dezo Hoffman at his Wardour Street studio in London.







   
1963:  Performance at Grosvenor Rooms, Prince Of Wales Rd, Norwich, Norfolk.



Great stories and more pictures from that night:

http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/norwich63.html

1964:  Radio Luxembourg broadcasts the second and last part of the Beatles program “This Is Their Life”.

1967:  Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
Recording began for one of The Beatles' most bizarre songs on this day. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) was taped, mixed and edited over a number of sessions between this day and November 1969, and it remained unreleased until March 1970.  The Beatles arrived at Studio Two on this day with no songs in mind, and without the presence of producer George Martin; in his place the session was supervised by balance engineer Geoff Emerick. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was inspired by a telephone directory that John Lennon saw at Paul McCartney's London home. It was originally envisaged as a 15-minute mantra. The final recording was made up of five discrete parts, and during this session the first part was recorded. The Beatles taped 14 takes of the rhythm track, with guitars, bass and drums, and take 10 was labeled the best for the time being. The song was then set aside until 7 June 1967, when overdubs were added to take nine. BeatlesBible.com


1968:  The movie “Wonderwall”, featuring a soundtrack composed by George Harrison, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. George and Pattie attended the event, along with Ringo and Maureen.





1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 18th week while “Get Back” was in the Top 30 for the 2nd week in a row.

1975:  John Lennon sits in as guest disc jockey for Philadelphia radio station WFIL during their Helping Hand Marathon fund-raiser. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may17.html

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1980:  Paul and Linda McCartney appeared on "Saturday Night Live."
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Paul McCartney - Coming Up (The video's owner prevents external embedding)
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« Reply #468 on: May 17, 2012, 07:50:53 PM »

May 18th

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 was number 1 on the UK Record Retailer chart for the 2nd week.

1963:  Live: Adelphi Cinema, Slough - The Beatles' tour with Roy Orbison begins
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/18/live-adelphi-cinema-slough-beatles-roy-orbison-tour-begins/









http://dl.dropbox.com/u/73027501/roy_orbison_tour.doc



A terrific collection of classic signatures, acquired by a fan backstage at the Adelphi Cinema Theatre in Slough, England on May 18, 1963.
http://www.beatlesautographs.info/index.php?title=18th_May_1963

1963:  Gerry Marsden presented The Beatles with a silver disc for “From Me to You” before tonight’s show.


1964:  BBC broadcast the second edition of “From Us to You”, recorded on May 1st.


1966:   “Rubber Soul” was in the Top 10 on the New Musical Express chart for the 24th week.
 

1966:  Recording, mixing: Got to Get You into My Life
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/18/recording-mixing-got-to-get-you-into-my-life/

1967:  The Beatles signed the contract for their appearance on `Our World', the upcoming live global satellite performance.

1967:  On May 18, 1967, The Beatles had a photo session in Hyde Park with Marvin Lichtner from Time Magazine. Mal Evans was along for the ride, and a couple of his photos can be seen in The Beatles Monthly Book no. 49
http://wogew.blogspot.com/2009/04/serpentine-hyde-park-may-18th-1967.html

The last lines of this article may not be correct. I have found the date that John and Paul did back-up vocals for The Stones given as June 12th in several sources.

1970:  US LP release: “`Let It Be”.
 
1989:  Paul performed “Figure of Eight” and “Put it There” from his “Flowers in the Dirt” album for the West German TV show Mensch Meir. 
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« Reply #469 on: May 22, 2012, 05:57:03 PM »

May 19th

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 Gaumont Cinema, Hanley. (Roy Orbison tour)



1965: “Ticket to Ride” was in the New Musical Express Top 10 for the 6th week.

1966:  Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain
Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

For the imminent release of the Paperback Writer/Rain single, The Beatles were unwilling to appear on television for promotion. Instead, they took part in a two-day shoot which resulted in a total of seven promotional films for the songs. This first day's filming took place in Abbey Road's Studio One; the following day they went on location at Chiswick House, London. The crew was supplied by InterTel (VTR Services), and the director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Video tape was used on this first day, while the following day's footage was shot on film. At 10am a camera rehearsal took place. The first colour performance of Rain was filmed, after which The Beatles watched a playback to see the results. From 1.10-2pm they filmed a colour performance of Paperback Writer.Both these colour clips were for the US market, and had their première on The Ed Sullivan Show on 5 June 1966, along with a greeting filmed by The Beatles on this day between 6.15pm and 6.30pm. After lunch The Beatles recorded black-and-white footage for UK viewers, two for Paperback Writer and one for Rain, between 3.30pm and 6.15pm. The first black-and-white clip of Paperback Writer had its television début on Saturday 25 June in Goodbye Lucky Stars, the final edition of the long-running music show Thank Your Lucky Stars. The second black-and-white performance of Paperback Writer, along with the one of Rain, were first shown on Ready, Steady, Go! on Friday 3 June, which was the first time the programme had broadcast footage not from its own studio. BeatlesBible.com

The Beatles Paperback Writer/Rain on Ed Sullivan


Presented here are some photographs taken as the Beatles filmed promotional clips for their latest single, "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" in Abbey Road's spacious Studio One.
http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2009/03/abbey-road-studio-one-may-19-1966.html

Story Behind Paul McCartney’s Chipped Tooth In The Beatles “Rain” Video
http://www.feelnumb.com/2011/03/05/story-behind-paul-mccartneys-chipped-tooth-in-the-beatles-rain-video/


1966: Recording: For No One
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/19/recording-for-no-one-2/

     
1967:  Press launch for Sgt Pepper

Shortly ahead of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a press launch was held at Brian Epstein's house at 24 Chapel Street, London.  Epstein had bought the house on 20 December 1964, and lived there until his death on 27 August 1967. He hosted many parties at the house, the best-remembered of which was this press party for The Beatles' masterpiece. Around a dozen selected journalists and broadcasters were invited to attend the event. Several photographers were also present, among them Linda Eastman, who had met her future husband Paul McCartney just four days previously.

"I took my portfolio over to Brian Epstein's office and left it with his assistant, Peter Brown... Peter Brown got back in touch and said that Brian had liked my portfolio and invited me to a press launch for Sgt Pepper at Brian's home. Peter also said that Brian wanted to buy copies of two of my photos - one of Keith Moon wearing a lace cravat and one of Brian Jones at The Rolling Stones boat party. So I went to the press launch where Sgt Pepper was played for the first time to the media, to take my first photographs of The Beatles. Because I was so used to working almost exclusively with black-and-white I didn't have any color film with me, and had to get some from another photographer. I eventually sold a color print of The Beatles from this session for $100 and I thought that I had it made!" Linda McCartney, Sixties: Portrait of an Era

The Beatles were photographed in Epstein's drawing room and on the steps outside the front door. The guests were served champagne, poached salmon and caviar.

"I got one good photo that I liked, which is that thumbs-up one. The rest are just like everyone else's photographs, but for that one I said, 'Oh, come on, guys! You know?' and that shows at least they were relating, because if you believe the press you'd never think John and Paul ever related." Linda McCartney, Many Years From Now, Barry Miles



More pictures…lots more:
http://www.nemsworld.com/beatles/67pp/party.htm

Invited to the party were a number of influencial disc jockeys and journalists,... Radio personality Kenny Everett was among the invited, representing BBC-Radio. At this time, Everett was part of the program 'Where It's At,' hosted by Chris Denning. Everett would manage to record a few brief conversations with John, Paul and Ringo throughout the evening. Clips from Everett's recording would be used for a special edition of the program the next afternoon -- featuring a sneak preview of select tracks from the not-yet-released album, intercut with Everett's brief interview segments from the night before. Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1967.0519.bbc.beatles.html


Part 1 of "Where It's At":

09 - The Beatles - Where It's At (Part 1)



1968:  A housewarming party was thrown by Harold Pinter, 7 Hanover Terrace, London, with all four Beatles in attendance. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html

1968:  The probable date (though it’s long been proven impossible to corroborate) of the union of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. ….this is the night that John invited Yoko to his house in Surrey (wife Cynthia being abroad on on holiday) when they made some sound recordings together… The night warrants an entry in this book strictly because of those recordings, which were issued as an album entitled Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins on Friday 29 November, credited to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 283


1969:  The three main Northern Songs share owners and ATV signed an agreement. John Lennon and Paul McCartney lost control over the company.
http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may19.html


1969:  The single, “Get Back”/”Don’t Let Me Down” earned US gold certification.

1979:  Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the party to celebrate Eric Clapton's wedding to George's ex-wife Patty Boyd, on 19 May 1979.  They, with Clapton, performed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Patty Boyd wrote in her autobiography Wonderful Tonight that John Lennon said that he would have attended had he heard about it. She regretted that the best chance of all four being together never happened, particularly since Lennon died the following year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_reunions

But maybe they didn’t perform any Beatles songs:
http://peterdoggettbeatles.blogspot.com/2010/06/stop-press-3-claptons-wedding-1979.html


At any rate, here are Paul, George and Ringo with Lonnie Donegan:

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« Reply #470 on: May 23, 2012, 06:38:30 AM »

May 20th

1930:  George’s parents, Harold and Louise were married on this date.



They were very cool; they weren’t afraid to go to The Cavern:




1960: Town Hall, Marshill, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

The first night of the Silver Beetles’ tour backing Johnny Gentle. It was the only date fixed for the south of Scotland, the remaining six all taking place along the north-east coast, well into the Highlands. The Silver Beetles and Gentle had their first and only rehearsal-lasting just 30 minutes-before
they took to the stage at the Town Hall this Friday evening.
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 26 

The Silver Beetles were never credited by name during this one week tour:



(This photo) has been around, publicly since it was taken but no other photos showing any of The Beatles have surfaced. Surely, being the scruffy lot that they were, The Beatles were probably of little interest to any photographer. http://www.beatlesource.com/savage/1960/60.05.20%20johnny%20gentle/60.05.20johnnygentle.html




Now we were truly professional, we could do something we had been toying with for a long time, which was to change our names to real showbiz names. I became Paul Ramon, which I thought was suitably exotic. I remember the Scottish girls saying, ‘Is that his real name? That's great.’ It's French, Ramon. Ra-mon, that's how you pronounce it. Stuart became Stuart de Staël after the painter. George became Carl Harrison after Carl Perkins (our big idol, who had written ‘Blue Suede Shoes’). John was Long John. People have since said, ‘Ah, John didn't change his name, that was very suave.’ Let me tell you: he was Long John. There was none of that 'he didn't change his name': we all changed our names. So here we were, suddenly with the first of Larry's untempestuous acts and a tour of Scotland, when I should have been doing my GCE exams. A lot of my parents' hopes were going up the spout because I was off with these naughty boys who weren't doing GCEs at all.
Paul McCartney, Beatles Anthology, page 44

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

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

1963:  Performance at the Gaumont Cinema, Hampshire

After this date the Orbison tour took a one-day break, resuming on the 22nd. Lewisohn, page 110

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-at-the-gaumont-cinema-hampshire-may-20-196/


About half of this page is devoted to the show on this date:
http://www.davidstjohn.co.uk/groups11.html


1964:  The “Please Please Me” LP spent its 61st and final week in the New Musical Express Top 10, while “With the Beatles” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” were in the Top 30. The album was in its 26th week and the single was in the 9th and last week.

1964:  While The Beatles were still on vacation Brian recorded a BBC Light Programme entitled “Let’s Find Out”, answering teenager’s questions. Later this same day he appeared on Southern TV’s “For Art’s Sake”. I sure wish I could find that first one!

1966:  Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain

Following the previous day's shoot inside EMI Studios, The Beatles went on location at Chiswick House in London, to film promotional clips for their forthcoming single Paperback Writer/Rain. As on the previous day, the director was Michael Lindsay-Hogg, working with a crew supplied by InterTel (VTR Services). Unlike the previous day, which was shot on video tape, this day's footage was captured on 35mm colour film. Chiswick House is an 18th century house and gardens in west London. For the clip for Rain, The Beatles were filmed outside the gates and around a cedar tree, with the group performing as children played among the branches. For Paperback Writer the group was filmed inside the conservatory, and miming to the song in the statue garden. Some of the conservatory footage was also used in the Rain clip, and extra shots of The Beatles walking in the grounds were later edited into both films. The colour clips were first shown in black-and-white on BBC 1's Top of the Pops. Paperback Writer had its first screening on 2 June 1966, while Rain had its début on the show on 9 June.
BeatlesBible.com

The Beatles Rain (2009 Stereo Remaster) (Original Promotional Video)


The Beatles - Paperback Writer - HQ - (Remastered) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1966:  Studio 1 (control room only). 11.00am-12.30pm. Stereo mixing: `And Your Bird Can Sing' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 10, 6); `Doctor Robert' (remixes 1, 2, from take 7); `I'm Only Sleeping' (remixes 1, 2, from take 13). Editing: `And Your Bird Can Sing' (of stereo remixes 1, 2); `Doctor Robert' (of stereo remixes 1, 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Mixes for ``Yesterday'... And Today' and `Revolver'. 

1970:   UK première of Let It Be
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1970/05/20/uk-premiere-of-let-it-be/

1970:  George began working on the album “All Things Must Pass”.
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« Reply #471 on: May 23, 2012, 06:32:52 PM »

May 21st

1960:  Live: Northern Meeting Ballroom, Inverness, Scotland

The day after their Scottish debut, the Silver Beetles travelled 150 miles north to Inverness to continue their seven-date tour with Liverpudlian singer Johnny Gentle.  The group was on a bill which also featured Ronnie Watt and The Chekkers Rock Dance Band. It was advertised as The Beat Ballad Show, and lasted from 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Admission was three shillings before 8pm, and five shillings thereafter. While the Silver Beetles performed, in the main room downstairs at at the ballroom Lindsay Ross and his Famous Broadcasting Band played 'old tyme' dance music for a somewhat older clientele. In their hotel after the show, Johnny Gentle - real name John Askew - worked on a song he was writing called I've Just Fallen For Someone. John Lennon helped out on the middle eight, contributing four lines:

We know that we'll get by
Just wait and see
Just like the song tells us
The best things in life are free

The song was later recorded by Askew, under the name Darren Young. It was released as the b-side of the single My Tears Will Turn To Laughter, released on the Parlophone label with the catalogue number R4919 in August 1962. The song failed to chart, and didn't include a credit for Lennon.

DARREN YOUNG (aka JOHNNY GENTLE) I've Just Fallen for Someone (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


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

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

1963:  Radio: Saturday Club, Steppin' Out

The Beatles recorded two radio sessions for different BBC shows on this day, both at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They arrived for a 2.30pm rehearsal for a bill-topping appearance on Saturday Club - the first time they were the headline act on the programme. The Beatles chatted to presenter Brian Matthew and performed six songs: I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Boys, Long Tall Sally, From Me To You and Money (That's What I Want). The recording took place between 5.30 and 6.30pm. The edition of Saturday Club was first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 25 May 1963, between 10am and midday. The Beatles took a 45-minute break after the recording, returning to the Playhouse at 7.15 to rehearse an appearance on a new Light Programme show, Steppin' Out. The hour-long edition, first broadcast on 3 June from 10.30pm, was recorded from 10-11.15pm. Performing before a lively audience, The Beatles performed another six songs: Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Roll Over Beethoven, Twist And Shout, Thank You Girl and From Me To You. BeatlesBible.com

How could they fail with an intro like this? :

Before playing their first couple of numbers, host of (Steppin’ Out) Diz Disley, introduced the Beatles – “We have here four young fellas who, since they emerged from the trackless interior of Merseyside a mere matter of months ago, have been layin ‘em in the aisles all over the Isles – from Land’s End to John O’Groats – so mind your backs, wacks, for it’s the earth-shaking sounds of the Beatles!” The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 110

01. I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles - "Saturday Club", 21/5/1963) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

More:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FabioQueenFan/videos?query=May+21+1963



More pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/the-beatles-recording-at-the-playhouse-theatre-lon/


1964:  US single release: Sie Liebt Dich
This curious release coupled the German-language version of She Loves You with its original b-side, I'll Get You.  As Beatlemania showed no sign of abating during 1964, various record labels looked to release any material by the group that they could. Swan had released She Loves You the previous September, and duly claimed the rights to issue Sie Liebt Dich as well, even though this was a dubious claim at best. The single had the serial number Swan 4182, and peaked at number 97 in the charts during its one-week run from 27 June 1964. Clearly US listeners weren't that desperate for Beatles songs.




1971:  UK LP release: `Ram'. 
http://www.beatlesbible.com/people/paul-mccartney/albums/ram/

Remastered version released on this date in 2012
Paul McCartney - Ram Reissue Trailer 2012 [Ramming Excerpt] (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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« Reply #472 on: May 24, 2012, 06:41:45 AM »

May 22nd

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

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

1963:  “The Please Please Me” LP entered its 9th week in the New Musical Express chart’s Top 10

1963:  Performance at the Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk (Orbison Tour)


 
"Early 60s. Love Me Do had just come out. Beatles were playing at Ipswich Gaumont and I had a ticket. I was dashing home from work to get changed and go to see them. It was raining. I saw 4 fellows standing looking in the window of Footmans department store.I realised that they were the Beatles. I wandered over and pretended to be looking in the window. There was nobody else in the whole street. Finally I said to Ringo who was nearest to me 'I'm coming to see you tonight' He said 'Hope you enjoy it' and the others all said something else to that effect. My strange recollection from that encounter was that I realised that I was taller than all of them except Paul. Later at the Gaumont I could hardly hear a thing because of the screaming girls. Happy days.

Male, 65 South East England " http://www.magicalmemorytour.com


"I went to see the Beatles at Ipswich Gaumont in 1963 as a schoolgirl - I booked tickets two weeks after the box office opened and amazingly got second row seats in the stalls!

Roy Orbison was great and Louise Cordet was very good; I remember she had a hit with a song called I'm Just a Baby. The Beatles were gorgeous. There was no hysteria and no huge crowds that I can remember. In fact, in contrast to the gig at the Odeon in Romford about a month later, it was pretty low-key.  A whole lot of us schoolgirls booked a coach from Colchester to Great Yarmouth to see the Beatles a few weeks later but they did not appear. Gerry and the Pacemakers topped the bill I think. A bit of a disappointment when it should have been the Beatles. Absolutely everyone at school was talking about the Beatles. I had cousins behind the iron curtain and they were Beatles fans and wanted to know more about them. I was a member of their fan club, run by Bettina Rose in Liverpool in those days, and had that feeling that they were 'my' group. Round about this time I became conscious that they were a world-wide phenomenon..."
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1963/05/22/live-gaumont-cinema-ipswich/


1964:  Recording: You Can't Do That
While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can't Do That. The session began at 10am and lasted just one hour. Martin's piano part was added onto take nine, which was subsequently renamed take 10. Despite his efforts, however, the overdub was never used. BeatlesBible.com

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” hit number 1 on the Billboard chart. It only spent one week in this position.

1968:  John and Yoko attend press launch of Apple Tailoring

Three days after their relationship began, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in public for the first time, for the lunchtime launch party and press conference for Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical), the second boutique from Apple Corps.
It took place at Club Dell'Aretusa, at 107 King's Road, Chelsea, London. Also present at the launch were George Harrison and his wife Pattie, and a number of other celebrities.

“We're still involved in a hectic recording scene at the moment, although I've spent this week at the office. All that paperwork!”
George Harrison

After the party Lennon and Ono walked the short distance to the new Apple Tailoring shop, at 161 King's Road, for the benefit of photographers. The boutique opened the following day. BeatlesBible

It was at the press conference that John made the statement that the Vietnam War was a “matter of insane people.” 
http://www.streamingoldies.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=1451



John and George with John Crittle, who ran the shop











1969:  Ringo Starr flies from New York to the Bahamas

On 16 May 1969, Ringo Starr, his wife Maureen and various members of the cast and crew of the film The Magic Christian set sail for New York on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 luxury liner. On this day they docked in New York.  With principal photography on the film recently completed, the holiday laid on by Commonwealth United by way of thanks to the cast and crew for finishing on time and on budget. Also on board were the film's co-star Peter Sellers, director Joe McGrath, producer Denis O'Dell, their respective wives and Apple's press officer Derek Taylor. The party did not remain in New York for long; on this same day they flew to the Bahamas, where they spent two weeks in the sun.

1977:  UK LP release: `The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962'.
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« Reply #473 on: May 24, 2012, 06:23:36 PM »

May 23nd

1957:  The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group with Ritchie Starkey on drums perfomed at the Wilson Hall, Speke Rd., Garston, Liverpool.



1960:  Performance at Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Aberdeen

The Silver Beetles had a day off on 22 May from their Scottish tour with Johnny Gentle, but continued the following day with a performance in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. On the journey to Dalrymple Hall the driver Gerry Scott asked Johnny Gentle to take the wheel. Gentle crashed the small van into another car. Drummer Tommy Moore suffered concussion and loosened teeth when the group's equipment landed on him. While Moore was being treated in hospital, John Lennon and the promoter from Dalrymple Hall arrived and marched him to the venue. The heavily-sedated Moore duly played the concert, despite having little idea where he was.

“We did OK on that tour, playing church halls all over Scotland, places like Fraserburgh. It was great - we felt very professional. But we were endlessly on the phone to Larry Parnes's office, complaining that the money hadn't arrived. Years later I said this on a radio programme and Larry threatened to sue me, because his aunties had got onto him: 'Larry, you didn't pay those nice Beatle boys.' That was a true shame in his book.”  Paul McCartney
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1961:   Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 

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

1963:  Performance at the Odeon Cinema, Nottingham, Notts (Roy Orbison Tour)



Police Officer Peter Gibson of the Nottingham City Police Force was assigned to guard the Beatles dressing room. He retired in 1990 after 35 years of service to the force. He chatted about that day:
http://triumphpc.com/mersey-beat/beatles/beatles-nottingham2.shtml

On Saturday, May 18, 1963, The Beatles embarked on their third nationwide tour of Britain, supporting American singer-songwriter and rock pioneer Roy Orbison. Though Orbison began the tour as headliner, audience demand quickly necessitated a change in billing and The Beatles assumed the top spot. By the time the tour ended on June 9, 1963, the band had played twenty dates with Orbison, who The Beatles idolized immensely. On the sixth night of the tour — May 23, 1963 — they played the Odeon Cinema on Angel Row in Nottingham. A page from this autograph book, still intact, was fully signed by all four Beatles that evening. While they signed numerous autograph books for fans in 1963, few have exhibited the kind of content showcased here.
More:
http://beatlesautographs.com/album-pages.htm


©Frank Caiazzo, Beatles Autographs


1964:  “Can’t Buy Me Love” was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 8th week.

1965:   Brian appeared on ABC TV’s live program “The Eamonn Andrews Show”, where he revealed that his greatest ambition was acting.


1968: Television: Omnibus - All My Loving

In the spring of 1968 an edition of the BBC television series Omnibus was made about the British rock scene. On this day The Beatles appeared in a short sequence for the programme.
In a control room at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared in separate interviews. In his excerpt McCartney stated that "Pop music is the classical music of now," and paradoxically complained that some people over analysed The Beatles' music..
BeatlesBible.com

Also interviewed, at different times and locations, were George Martin, the new Apple press officer Derek Taylor, and George Harrison’s mother Louise, while small snippets of archive material that made their way into the finished production included news footage of the Beatles in Rishikesh, an interview with the Maharishi, Beatlemania scenes circa 1964, John and Paul on the Tonight Show on 14 May, and a few mute extracts from the Lady Madonna promo filming on 11 February. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 283


This chat with Paul McCartney appears in the program 'All My Loving - A Film of Pop Music,' directed by Tony Palmer. At the time of its airing, this 1968 BBC documentary was both highly-acclaimed and controversial. It captured the changing attitudes of the late sixties by mixing graphic news footage of police brutality and the Vietnam War with the rock music of times. Heavily interspersed throughout are interviews with many of 1968's more influential rock stars. Also appearing in this made-for-TV film were Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon and others. Tony Palmer spoke with Paul in an interview that was filmed on May 23rd 1968. The documentary was telecast on BBC television on November 3rd. As the interview segment begins, the film has drawn a comparison between the growing seriousness of rock 'n' roll and other styles of music which in the past had been taken more seriously, such as opera and the classics. - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org

A preview of the film, which is available on DVD:
Tony Palmer All My Loving DVD Promo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1968:  Apple Tailoring opens in London

The full name of Apple's second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King's Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.

“The Beatles' dress sense is quieting down now, like everyone else. They all went mad last year, but now they're all coming back to a normal way of life. We won't get teenyboppers here, because prices will be too high for them. We're pushing velvet jackets and the regency look, although The Beatles put forward plenty of suggestions. They have pretty far ahead ideas, actually. We're catering mainly for pop groups, personalities, and turned-on swingers. The teenagers seem too frightened to come in, even though they know this is The Beatles' place. Maybe it's because the place is too elegant and too expensive.” John Crittle

The premises were shared with another clothing company, Dandy Fashions (sometimes spelt Dandie), which had opened in 1966. Apple Corps' Neil Aspinall and company accountant Stephen Maltz became directors of Dandy as part of its transformation into Apple Tailoring. The basement also housed a hairdressing salon financed by Apple and run by Leslie Cavendish, The Beatles' hair stylist. Apple Tailoring lasted longer than the Baker Street boutique, but it too closed in 1968. The Beatles decided to withdraw from high street commerce and gave the business and all stock to Crittle.
BeatlesBible.com



1970:  The Beatles’ “Let it Be” single was in Billboard’s Top 30 for the 11th week while John Lennon’s “Live Peace in Toronto” was in its 20th week there.
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« Reply #474 on: May 25, 2012, 07:39:12 AM »

May 24th

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

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

1963: Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

On 30 April 1963 a BBC studio manager, Vernon Lawrence, suggested to his manager, assistant department head Donald MacLean, that The Beatles be given their own radio series. MacLean approved the idea, with four programmes commissioned and the option for a further 11 if successful. The budget for each half-hour show was £100, and producer Terry Henebery was given the task of making the shows. The first four were presented by Lee Peters - jokingly renamed Pee Litres by The Beatles - and featured a mix of music and chat. A different guest act also featured each week, chosen by the BBC and normally recorded in a different session. For this first episode the act was the Lorne Gibson Trio, who were also present at the Aeolian Hall in London. Each edition of Pop Go The Beatles began and ended with a rock 'n' roll version of the nursery rhyme Pop Goes The Weasel recorded by The Beatles on this day. The programme was recorded from 2-6pm, including rehearsals. The Beatles performed six songs, only three of which had previously been recorded for EMI: From Me To You, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Do You Want To Know A Secret, You Really Got A Hold On Me, Misery and The Hippy Hippy Shake. This first episode of Pop Go The Beatles was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on Tuesday 4 June 1963 at 5pm. BeatlesBible.com
01. Pop Go The Beatles (The Beatles - "Pop Go The Beatles", 24/5/1963) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

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1963:  Performance at the Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, London (Roy Orbison tour)

I only saw Roy Orbison the once, when he was with the Beatles on their first tour. They were appearing at the Walthamstow Granada and my father took me and 3 pals there. As it was the first Beatles tour, Orbison was the headline artist who was going to close the show, the Beatles were supposed to close the first half. This, however, was about 4 venues into the tour and Beatlemania had really taken over. It was obvious from the crowd of fans outside who THEY had come to see and so a switch had taken place, Orbison closing the first half instead. I did not hear a single note the Beatles played, the screaming was deafening to my ears. However, Orbison gave a perfect performance, which was fully appreciated by the fans.
One interesting fact. We (apparently) met the Beatles. I must admit that I did not know what any of them looked like at that time as I had ignored their music, thinking it was poor. ( In his autobiography, Mcartney said he did not think they would make it as he thought their earlier numbers were rubbish) However, as mentioned above, the five of us set out to be at the theatre about two hours before the off. I was sitting in the rear nearside passenger seat as we drew up at the traffic lights at the Cock, Palmers Green, on the North Circular Road. As we sat there a blue Bedford type van pulled up alongside us and the passenger rolled down the window. “ Do you know where the Walthamstow Granada is?” he asked. My dad told him to follow us, as we were going there. My pal Roger, who was a Beatles fan then turned round and told us that it was Paul Mcartney who had asked the way!! The van followed us to Walthamstow, until it was pulled over by a police car that had evidently been waiting for it.
http://www.idf50.co.uk/clubhouse/music-our-lives/12892-roy-orbison.html

1964: The interview with Ed Sullivan, filmed April 17th in the garden of Les Ambassadeurs club in London, was aired on his show today, along with the outtake of “You Can’t Do That” from “A Hard Day’s Night”, filmed March 31st at the Scala Theatre:

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1967: The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform in London
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/24/the-beatles-watch-procol-harum-perform-in-london/

1969: Demo recordings for the White Album
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/05/24/demo-recordings-for-the-white-album/

02. Child Of Nature (The Beatles - Esher Demo) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

1969:  The “Yellow Submarine” LP was in Billboard’s Top 100 for the 19th week. “Get Back” reached number 1 this week, during its 3rd week in the Top 100.

1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Barbados

John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew from London to Barbados on this day, hoping to hold their second bed-in for peace.  The Beatles had filmed part of Help! in Nassau in 1965, and Ringo Starr was heading there for a two-week holiday, both of which may have influenced the choice of destination. Lennon and Ono were intending to hold the bed-in at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in Freeport, but the idea was abandoned and the following day they flew to Toronto, Canada. BeatlesBible.com

1982:  UK single release: `Beatles' Movie Medley'/`I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'. 

"The Beatles' Movie Medley" is a compilation of snippets from various Beatles songs. It remains the only Beatles single not released on CD.
Parlophone Records initially refused to issue the single in the United Kingdom, regarding the medley as "tacky". But after the import demand for the US release grew, it was finally issued as Parlophone R6055. The original flip side was an interview with The Beatles about the making of the movie A Hard Day's Night. It was later re-released with "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" on the flip side. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Movie_Medley


2003:   Paul's concert at Red Square, Moscow, Russia.



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« Reply #475 on: May 26, 2012, 04:31:07 AM »

May 25th

1960:  Live: St Thomas' Hall, Keith, Scotland

The Silver Beetles had another day off from the Scotland tour with Johnny Gentle on 24 May 1960, which gave drummer Tommy Moore a chance to recover from his road accident the previous day. But they continued the next day with a performance in Keith, Banffshire.

“That was our first professional gig: on a tour of dance halls miles up in the North of Scotland, around Inverness. We felt, 'Yippee, we've got a gig!' Then we realised that we were playing to nobody in little halls, until the pubs cleared out when about five Scottish Teds would come in and look at us. That was all. Nothing happened. We didn't really know anything. It was sad, because we were like orphans. Our shoes were full of holes and our trousers were a mess, while Johnny Gentle had a posh suit. I remember trying to play to 'Won't you wear my ring around your neck?' - he was doing Elvis's 'Teddy Bear' - and we were crummy. The band was horrible, an embarrassment. We didn't have amplifiers or anything. What little pay we did get was used to take care of the hotels. And we all slept in the van. We would argue about space. There weren't enough seats in the van, and somebody had to sit on the inside of the mudguard on the back wheel. Usually Stu.” George Harrison
Anthology

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

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

1963: The “Please Please Me” LP was number 1 for the 3rd week on the UK Record Retailer shop.

1963:  Performance at the City Hall, Sheffield (Roy Orbison tour).

"When I booked tickets for the Beatles/Roy Orbison tour in early 1963, I really wanted to see the Big O, who was then the headliner over the Merseyside upstarts. By the time they reached Sheffield, the Fab Four were top of the bill, although I remained to be convinced that they deserved it. I remember the great Roy Orbison, alone on the stage, dressed all in black, winning over the audience, but nothing prepared me for the uproar when the Beatles appeared. I spent most of the set watching the people around me in disbelief. I wrote in my diary "like a Roman orgy with screaming twisting girls" . . . but I was convinced: they were magic.”

Brian Clay: Sunday Times, 7 September 2009
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1963:  The episode of “Saturday Club” taped May 21st was aired this day on BBC radio.

1965:  John Lennon spoke with television host Merv Griffin at the Cannes Film Festival in May, 1965. Director Dick Lester was also there, and spoke about the soon-to-be-released film, "Help!" The interview was shown on "The Merv Griffin Show" on June 1, 1965.
John Lennon in Cannes 1965 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)



1966: ”Rubber Soul” was in the New Musical Express Top 10 for the 25th week.

1967:  John took delivery of his psychedelic Rolls Royce.



1967:  Recording: It's All Too Much

The Beatles recorded away from EMI Studios once again on this day, moving to the independent De Lane Lea Studios, then situated at 129 Kingsway, London.  The purpose of the session was the recording of George Harrison's song It's All Too Much for the Yellow Submarine film soundtrack. Neither producer George Martin nor balance engineer Geoff Emerick were available, so the studio's in-house engineer Dave Siddle and tape operator Mike Weighell did the honours. Following considerable rehearsals the backing track for It's All Too Much was recorded in four takes on this day, though at this point the song was known simply as Too Much. It featured organ, bass guitar, distorted lead guitar and drums. The session took place from 7pm-2.30am. Work on It's All Too Much continued at De Lane Lea on 31 May and 2 June 1967. BeatlesBible.com

1969:  John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown from London to Barbados on the previous day, hoping to hold their second bed-in for peace at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in Freeport. After spending a night there, however, they came to realise that the Bahamas were further from the United States than they thought, so wouldn't attract as much publicity as hoped for. Furthermore, the prospect of spending a week in bed in the sweltering heat was far from ideal. Footage from the hotel shows Lennon attempting to arrange a hotel in Toronto, Canada. Derek Taylor, Apple Corps' press officer, then announces that he has booked a direct flight from Freeport to Toronto at 5pm. Lennon strums his acoustic guitar and sings "Good old Air Canada!" Despite being held at Toronto airport for over two hours by immigration authorities, they were eventually allowed to enter the country. They spent the night at the King Edward Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, and the following day flew to Montreal. BeatlesBible.com


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« Reply #476 on: May 27, 2012, 05:09:11 AM »

May 26th

1960:  Performance at the Town Hall, High Street, Forres, Morayshire
(Johnny Gentle tour)

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

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

1963:  Concert at the Empire, Liverpool (Roy Orbison tour). 
The Beatles’ first home-town appearance in more than six weeks. They were fast outgrowing the city. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 111


Spencer Leigh recalled: "On 26th May 1963, I caught the tour at the Liverpool Empire, where the Beatles topped the bill. I remember the cries for the Beatles as Orbison stepped out on stage. I wondered how he could cope with it, but he simply whispered, "A candy-coloured clown they call the Sandman" and he was away. The audience loved him and forgot the Beatles for thirty minutes. Roy Orbison: "I remember Paul and John grabbing me by my arms and not letting me go back to take my curtain call. The audience was yelling, 'We want Roy, we want Roy,' and there I was, being held captive by the Beatles who were saying, 'Yankee, go home.' We had a great time.""  http://www.spencerleigh.demon.co.uk

Pictures:
http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/empire-theatre-lime-street-liverpool/

1965:  It was apparent by 1965 that The Beatles no longer needed to make appearance on BBC radio in order to promote themselves, so this session was their fifty-second and last appearance on BBC radio recording music. It was transmitted on the Light Programme as a "bank holiday" special on Whit Monday, June 7. The program lasted from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM, fifteen minutes longer than usual. Because From Us To You didn't seem like an appropriate title considering how much The Beatles had changed musically since Spring 1963, they suggested a new title: The Beatles (Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride). Recording took place on this date between 2:30 and 6:30 PM, rehearsal time included. They taped seven songs, including Ticket To Ride (played twice during the program, faded out after thirty-seven seconds at the beginning and played in full later in the program), Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, I'm A Loser, The Night Before, Honey Don't, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, and She's A Woman. They also spoke with the host, musician and broadcaster Denny Piercy, but listeners generally thought that The Beatles did not speak enough when surveyed later, due to the fact that there were several guest artists in the 135-minute show. During a meeting with BBC radio executives, Brian Epstein promised that the group would record more bank holiday specials during 1965, on August 30 and December 26. However, despite this promise, The Beatles never recorded anything specifically for the BBC again.
http://beatleswiki.org/wiki/Recording_The_Beatles_(Invite_You_To_Take_A_Ticket_To_Ride)_-_May_26,_1965


04. Radio Banter ("The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride", 26/5/1965) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

More:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FabioQueenFan/videos?query=The+Beatles+%28Invite+You+To+Take+A+Ticket+To+Ride%29+

1965:  “Ticket to Ride” was in the New Musical Express Top 10 for the 7th and last week.

1965:  John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to London from Tahiti

“Three weeks after beginning their holiday in Tahiti, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd flew back to London Airport.
The sun's there if you want to go and get it - I don't give a damn about the sun. You go out to these places and waste your time lying on the beach; I did it with George for three weeks. We were as brown as berries and we got home and it had gone the next day, so what's the point? I didn't feel any healthier - I was dead beat. John Lennon, 1965 Anthology

The return journey involved a stop-over in Los Angeles, before the group departed for London.

“The holiday was fantastic, but after four weeks we'd had enough. By now we'd drifted further and further from Tahiti and didn't relish the thought of a long boat ride home, so we hopped on a flying boat and went back and spent a day around Tahiti. We then caught a Pan Am 707 coming from New Zealand which took us to Los Angeles. The four of us were the only passengers on the plane and I remember lying on the floor, sleeping, as we had so much space to ourselves. In Los Angeles we went on a bus trip that took us around Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills and all the stars' homes: 'On your left is Jayne Mansfield's house,' and all that. We were only back in London for about a week before we left for Denmark, Holland, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand on tour. Soon we were back about a stone's throw away from where we'd just been in Tahiti.” John Lennon, 1965 Anthology
BeatlesBible.com





1966:  Recording: Yellow Submarine
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/05/26/recording-yellow-submarine/


1967:  De Lane Lea Music Recording Studios. Time unknown. Recording: `Too Much' (working title of `It's All Too Much') (tape reduction take 4 into takes 1, 2, overdub onto take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Dave Siddle; 2nd Engineer: Mike Weighell. 

1968:  May 26th found Paul at Kensington Gardens directing a promotional film clip for Apple Publishing artists Grapefruit's new single, "Elevator".
http://beatlechat.blogspot.com/2011/11/miasmic-climaxes.html





1969: Zapple Records launched in the US
Following its UK launch on 9 May 1969, the Apple subsidiary Zapple Records was launched in the United States. The same two albums were released: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions, and George Harrison's Electronic Sound. Life With The Lions was released as Zapple ST 3357, with the same tracks as the UK edition. Electronic Sound - written, performed and produced by Harrison - was Zapple ST 3358.Zapple was an experimental label intended for spoken word and avant-garde recordings. It was closed in June 1969 by Allen Klein without any other records being released. BeatlesBible.com



1969:  US LP release: `Unfinished Music Number 2-Life with The Lions'. US LP release: `Electronic Sounds'. 

1969:  John and Yoko's second bed-in for peace: Montreal
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/26/john-and-yokos-second-bed-in-for-peace-montreal/

1970:  US gold certification: `Let It Be'. 
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« Reply #477 on: May 28, 2012, 12:36:51 AM »

May 27th

1960:  Performance at the Regal Ballroom in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, backing Johnny Gentle. 

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

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

1963:  Performance at the Capitol, Cardiff (Roy Orbison tour). 



The Beatles live in Cardiff, 1963




http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/beatles/pages/cardiff_630527.shtml

"I was a teenager in Cardiff in the sixties. It is impossible to exaggerate the impact of the Beatles on our attitudes, cultural experience, hairstyles and on our burgeoning hormones! I went to see them in concert with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Roy Orbison and others I can't remember (but what a line-up!) at the Capitol Cinema on 27th May 1963, as a 15th birthday treat. My first live concert, it was exciting beyond my imagination. I was sitting in the fourth row from the front and couldn't hear much because of the screaming girls. Being a rather serious bloke, I thought they were very silly indeed and couldn't think why they had paid 7/6d (37½ pence - a fortune) and not hear the music! However, the odd snatches of music I caught were very exciting. I can remember what I wore (my grey school trousers, my check tweed sports jacket - which was like Heinz sandwich spread!- and a rather non-matching red and green 'slim jim' tie, with very slightly pointed black shoes - a ghastly ensemble but I thought I was so cool!) but I cannot remember if I went with a group of male schoolfriends or with my girlfriend. I can remember a girl I knew, Wendy, running to the stage to throw her panties at Paul McCartney, but cannot remember what the weather was like! (probably a fine evening). I went home on the bus, my ears still buzzing with the screaming and the music, feeling a sense of excitement which took a few days to subside, and which was a talking point for many years - even now occasionally! Magic!  Male, 59 North East England"
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1963:  US single release: `From Me to You'/`Thank You Girl'



1964:  With the Beatles was in the New Musical Express chart’s Top 30 for the 27th week.

1966:  The transition from the “innocent” era of pop music into savvy artist-controlled rock music was well illustrated by a long sequence filmed this day involving Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

Dylan was in Britain on a memorable concert tour, the one in which he spurned his folk image, and the folk following, by performing an electric set backed by The Band. In fact, it was on this evening the tour reached the Royal Albert Hall in London, John and George cheering Dylan amid a jeering audience.

Earlier on this day, Dylan and John Lennon were filmed riding in the back of a chauffeured limousine, driving into central London – to the May Fair Hotel in Stratton Street- from John’s house in Weybridge, Surrey…..

The sequence was intended to form part of Eat the Document, a chronicle of Dylan’s latest European concert tour which had hired D A Pennebaker to direct. The US TV network ABC advanced Dylan money but he maintained artistic control, over-seeing the film-editing back in America with assistance from Robbie Robertson of The Band. But one bad experience led to another, ABC rejected the rough-cut then Dylan had his infamous motor-cycle accident, as a result of which Eat the Document bit the dust. Outside of a one-week screening at a small New York cinema in 1969, and a single showing on WNDT-TV, the educational channel in New York, it (was not officially released)….
The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, page 223

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

Part of the limo sequence with Bob and John:
Bob Dylan and John Lennon in a taxi (English subtitles) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

The whole thing:
1966-04/05-00 Eat The Document (Embedding disabled, limit reached)


1979:  On 27 May 1979 on page 20E of the New York Times, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a “Love Letter From John And Yoko To People Who Ask Us What, When And Why“.

http://imaginepeace.com/archives/2579

1995:  Westwood Radio aired the first two episodes of Paul’s show Oobu Joobo. It continued through September 10th.

http://epguides.com/OobuJoobu/

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



1997:  Paul’s Flaming Pie CD was released.
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« Reply #478 on: May 31, 2012, 07:38:31 PM »

May 28th

1960:  Performance at the Rescue Hall, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
This marked the end of the Johnny Gentle tour.

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

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

1963:  Concert at the Gaumont, Worcester (Roy Orbison tour). 


1966:  The Beatles spent the day in Bob Dylan's hotel room, watching D.A. Pennebaker's film Don't Look Back.
http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m10_1966.html

1967:   The Beatles attend a party at Brian Epstein's country house

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/05/28/beatles-attend-party-brian-epstein-country-house/


1969:  Mixing, master compilation: Let It Be, Get Back LP

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/05/28/mixing-master-compilation-let-it-be-get-back-lp/
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« Reply #479 on: May 31, 2012, 09:06:02 PM »

May 29th

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

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

1963: “Please Please Me” was in the New Musical Express chart’s Top 10 for the 10th week.

1963:  Concert at the Rialto, York (Roy Orbison tour). 

1963:  The Lennon and McCartney penned “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, recorded by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, hit number 1 on the New Musical Express chart.

1964:  The Beatles recordings of “Ain’t She Sweet” and “If You Love Me Baby”, with Tony Sheridan were released as a single in the UK.

1966:  The Beatles spent another day with Bob Dylan at the Mayfair.
http://www.mccartney2.chat.ru/books/diary/m10_1966.html

1966: In 1966, Epstein returned to Spain from 7th May until the 30th, following the bulls and attending ferias. (He had a brief interlude back in London to preview a promotional film for the Beatles’ single Paperback Writer.) On 28th May, he attended a corrida in Sevilla with Kenneth Tynan. Epstein was delighted when Miguelín doffed his montera in La Maestranza and dedicated a bull to him.
http://www.ctol.org/ladivisaarticles/The%20Aficion%20of%20Brian%20Epsteinv2.htm
 
1982:  The BBC radio special "The Beatles at the BEEB" was broadcast in the US. http://history2.absoluteelsewhere.net/May/may29.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00mc0c5
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