Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 1963:
The “Please Please Me” LP was 1 for the 4th week on the UK Record Retailers chart.1963:
Session at the BBC Paris Studio, London
Two performances at the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London
Another hectic day for the Beatles; eight hours inside a BBC radio studio followed by two separate “houses” at the Tooting Granada with the Roy Orbison package tour.
The BBC session was for both the second and third editions in their own series Pop Go the Beatles
. Curiously, programme three was taped first, between 9.30 am and 1:30 pm; number two was then recorded between 1.30 and 5.30. (A rehearsal element was included in these timings.) The Beatles’ guests in programme three were Carter-Lewis and the Southerners and in programme two the Countrymen.
Before the series began, the Beatles let it be known that they would use the privileged BBC airtime to broadcast songs that had formed the backbone of their pre-fame live repertoire. An article in the New Musical Express of 24 May 1963 stated: “The Beatles will sing five or six numbers in each presentation (program). R&B material will be strongly featured.” It was an interesting decision, for although they did play a few Lennon-McCartney numbers, they certainly could have featured them much more. Instead, the Beatles opted for versatility, letting the British public hear the songs they could no longer perform in live concerts now restricted to 20-25 minutes and hit material.
It was because of this decision that people have been able to hear – and preserve – studio environment, often live in-one-take recordings of rare Beatles performances, a huge cache of remarkable material.
In programme three, broadcast in the Light Programme between 5.00 and 5.29 pm on Tuesday 18 June, the group sang “A Shot of Rhythm and Blues”, “Memphis, Tennessee”, A Taste of Honey”, “Sure to Fall (in Love With You)”, “Money (That’s What I Want)” and “From Me to You”.
In programme two, transmitted in the Light Programme between 5.00 and 5.29 pm on Tuesday, 11 June, the Beatles performed “Too Much Monkey Business”, “I Got to Find My Baby”, “Till There Was You” and “Love Me Do”.The Complete Beatles Chronicle
, Mark Lewisohn, page 112
Two performances at the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London (Roy Orbison tour).
'Were you at Beatles Tooting gig?', asks authorhttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/southlondon/wandsworthnews/4738291._Were_you_at_Beatles_gig____asks_author/?ref=rss1964:
Recording: Matchbox, I'll Cry Instead, Slow Down, I'll Be Backhttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/06/01/recording-matchbox-ill-cry-instead-slow-down-ill-be-back/1964:
Brian announced plans for the Beatles 1964 Christmas Show, to be presented at the Odeon, Hammersmith. 1966:
“Rubber Soul” was in the Top 10 on the New Musical Express chart for the 26th week.1966:
Recording: Yellow Submarinehttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/06/01/recording-yellow-submarine-2/1966:
While in New York, Brian criticized the imposition of a new mimic ban on television by the Musicians' Union. 1967:
UK LP release: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Heralded upon its release as The Beatles' masterpiece, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was issued in the UK on this day. It was released as PMC 7027 (mono) and PCS 7027 (stereo). A 4" reel-to-reel tape was also issued in 1967, with the catalogue number TA-PMC 7027 (3Â¾ ips twin-track mono tape). Sgt Pepper entered the UK charts on 3 June 1967. The following week it was at number one, where it remained for 23 weeks. It returned to the top spot for another week on 25 November, for two weeks from 23 December, and for a final week on 3 February 1968. In all it spent 148 consecutive weeks in the charts. Sgt Pepper sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK in its first week of release, and by the end of June had sold over half a million. It remains in the top 10 best-selling albums of all time, both in the UK and worldwide. BeatlesBible.com
Released on 1st June, 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the band’s eighth album became the soundtrack to the “summer of love” but its appeal is timeless.http://www.thebeatles.com/#/albums/Sgt_Peppers_Lonely_Hearts_Club
When listening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, you’ll notice the dreamy, whimsical, almost psychedelic quality of the album. This recording marked a turning point for the Beatles; it was the first time they were free of time constraints and able to fully focus on studio experimentation. Part of this was the exploration of pitch and time manipulation achieved by speeding up or slowing down tape machines. In “When I’m Sixty-Four”, Paul McCartney performed the song at a slower speed so that the normally timed vocals would be higher in pitch; closer to the childlike tone of the song. Sometimes pitch shifting was used to pull off seemingly impossible musical feats; during a particularly difficult piano pass, producer George Martin decided to play the part in half time and later return it to normal speed for the final mix. Perhaps most miraculously, pitch shifting made it possible to combine two seemingly disparate tracks into one. The classic track Strawberry Fields Forever was created by pitch shifting two takes, each in different keys and tempos, until they flowed together seamlessly.http://aquirkyblog.com/tag/recording/1967:
John Lennon argues with Al Capp in Montrealhttp://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/06/01/john-lennon-argues-al-capp-montreal/
Al Capp, was an American cartoonist and humorist best known for the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner.
Capp's increasingly controversial remarks at his campus speeches and during TV appearances cost him his semi-regular spot on the Tonight Show. His contentious public persona during this period was captured on a late sixties comedy LP called Al Capp On Campus.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Capp1969:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance”http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/06/01/john-lennon-and-yoko-ono-record-give-peace-a-chance/
George and Pattie Harrison holiday in Sardinia
The Beatles and their wives all took holidays in the early summer of 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney in Corfu; Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey on a cruise aboard the QE2 then on to the Bahamas; John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their second bed-in in Montreal; and George and Pattie Harrison in Sardinia. The Harrisons were the last of the four couples to leave England. They flew on this day from London Airport to Sardinia, returning on 23 June 1969. BeatlesBible.com1973:
Single release: `Live And Let Die', Paul McCartney and Wings