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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #480 on: June 20, 2012, 05:58:34 AM »

Another one from June 3, 1964:



I will be back to wrap this thread up as soon as I can. I hope it will still get some views.
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #481 on: June 20, 2012, 08:03:09 AM »

I will be back to wrap this thread up as soon as I can. I hope it will still get some views.

I check it out almost every day!
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #482 on: June 25, 2012, 03:42:27 AM »

The Beatles- All You Need is Love
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Re: Today in Beatles History
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #484 on: July 11, 2012, 07:37:53 AM »

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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #485 on: June 05, 2013, 05:15:23 AM »

June 5th

1963: Performance at the Odeon Cinema, The Headrow, Leeds, Yorkshire.
This, the 18th date of The Beatles' UK tour with Roy Orbison, was the group's first appearance at Leeds' Odeon Cinema. They returned to the venue on two subsequent occasions: 3 November 1963 and 22 October 1964. On this occasion The Beatles performed a seven-song set: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout. beatlesbible.com

1964: Performance at Treslong, Hillegom, Netherlands
Following the previous day's concerts in Copenhagen, Denmark, The Beatles flew to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands, arriving at 1pm. At the airport they were given flowers and traditional Dutch hats. They gave a press conference before departing for the town of Hillegom near Haarlem, 26 miles outside Amsterdam, where they were booked to record a television appearance.







 A group of Dutch non-fans at the Beatles arrival at Schiphol Airport, 5 June 1964. Photo by Hugo Van Gelderen. “Weg met de Beatles” literally means “Away with the Beatles”…. http://thegilly.tumblr.com/page/183:










They arrived at Hillegom's Café-Restaurant Treslong, situated at Vosselaan 15, at around 4pm. From 5.30pm they rehearsed for their appearance on VARA-TV, and recording began at 8pm. In the first part of the programme they answered questions from the 150-strong audience. The Beatles were seated in the bar with Berend Boudewijn, who translated their answers and relayed them to Herman Stok, who was seated with the audience.

The Interview:




More: http://childofnaturebeatles.blogspot.com/2011/06/holland-june-1964.html

For the second part they mimed to the studio versions of Twist And Shout, All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Long Tall Sally, She Loves You and Can't Buy Me Love. As their microphones were left on, the group occasionally sang along to the songs.

The Show:
The Beatles in Nederland




During Long Tall Sally, members of the audience, mostly male, got onto the stage to dance with the group. Their numbers increased during She Loves You, and by Can't Buy Me Love the group was surrounded by members of the public. Mal Evans, Neil Aspinall and Derek Taylor tried in vain to clear the stage, but eventually The Beatles were forced to leave instead. As the group had been miming, the music carried on playing without them. Only Jimmie Nicol - Ringo Starr's temporary stand-in due to illness - remained on stage, resolutely continuing without the others. The performance was combined with footage from The Beatles' visit to Amsterdam the following day, and screened as The Beatles in Nederland on the Nederland 1 channel on Monday 8 June 1964 at 8.30pm. beatlesbible.com


Danish jazz musician Ib Glindemann:



The Beatles stayed at the Doelen Hotel, where this interview was conducted:

! Private video



1968: Recording at Studio Three, EMI Studios, London
“An especially noteworthy day, for it marked the start of the recording of Ringo’s debut solo composition ‘Don’t Pass Me By’. Strangely, it began the 2.30 pm-1.30 am session as ‘Ringo’s Tune ‘Untitled’ and then became, equally temporarily, ‘This is Some Friendly’. Strange because, as early as 1963, it was reported in the press and revealed in a BBC radio interview that Ringo was halfway through the writing of his own song and even then he was calling it ‘Don’t Pass Me By’.”  The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, pp 284 and 285

From “The Beatles at the BEEB”:
! Private video (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Beatles Rarity Of The Week – Don’t Pass Me By (longer mono mix):
http://www.thebeatlesrarity.com/2011/05/23/beatles-rarity-of-the-week-dont-pass-me-by-longer-rm4-mix/

Interview with Kenny Everett: The Beatles enjoyed and preferred pirate radio stations as an alternative to BBC radio. Stations such as Radio London and Radio Luxembourg often got exclusive Beatle interviews because of this. Among their favorite disc jockeys was Kenny Everett of Radio London. Everett chatted and joked informally with John and the other Beatles in this interview which was taped at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, during the early stages of the White Album sessions.  - Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org
http://www.beatlesinterviews.org/db1968.0605.beatles.html
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #486 on: June 05, 2013, 10:34:39 AM »

I believe there will be some celebrations in Blokker, the Netherlands next year, as it will be 50 years since The Beatles performed there twice. Looking forward to it, as I live only 10 kms away from the spot.
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #487 on: June 06, 2013, 03:43:12 AM »

I believe there will be some celebrations in Blokker, the Netherlands next year, as it will be 50 years since The Beatles performed there twice. Looking forward to it, as I live only 10 kms away from the spot.

Send pictures! I really like the monument they have there.
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« Reply #488 on: June 06, 2013, 04:31:13 AM »

June 6th

1960: Performance at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
To celebrate the Whitsun ‘bank holiday’, Les Dodd presented a special Monday jive and rock session, booking the two groups who would eventually become Liverpool’s most successful, the Silver Beetles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. This was the first of many occasions they appeared together on the bill. The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Mark Lewisohn, p. 27

Les Dodd, who ran the ballroom, had resisted anything but ballroom dancing since 1936 but he reluctantly agreed to this “Big Beat” dance with the bands he advertised as “jive and rock” specialists. info from “Shout” by Philip Norman

Grosvenor Ballroom in 2000


1961: Live- Top Ten Club, Hamburg
This was the 67th night of The Beatles' lengthiest residency in Hamburg, during which they played a total of 92 nights at the Top Ten Club. The club was owned by Peter Eckhorn, who paid each of The Beatles 35DM (£3) per day. They were required to play from 7pm until 2am each weekday, and until 3am on weekends, with a 15-minute break in each hour. The performances at the Top Ten were so successful that Eckhorn twice extended The Beatles' contract. They eventually left Germany following their final show at the club on 1 July 1961, having performed on stage for 503 hours during their stay. beatlesbible.com

1962: Recording-First Abbey Road session

6 June 1962 was the date of The Beatles’ historic first visit to EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London.
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1962/06/06/the-beatles-first-abbey-road-recording-session/

Love Me Do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqPNvxuTdNY


Bésame Mucho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc4FxrWWMJo



1964: Live-Blokker, the Netherlands
Prior to performing two concerts in the village of Blokker in the Netherlands - their only two shows on Dutch soil - The Beatles and Jimmie Nicol toured the canals of Amsterdam in a glass-topped tourist boat. 50,000 people turned out to see them in Amsterdam, and police leave was cancelled so all 15,000 officers were on duty. Some fans dived into the canals to try and reach the group, but were quickly dealt with by police. While on their canal tour The Beatles saw some local students wearing capes, which later inspired their look for the Help! album cover and film.

"We were boating along the canals, waving and being fab and we saw a bloke standing in the crowd with a groovy-looking cloak on. We sent Mal to find out where he got it from. Mal jumped off or swam off the boat and about three hours later turned up at our hotel with the cloak, which he'd bought from the guy. When we flew from there to Hong Kong we all had copies made, but they were in cheap material which melted in the rain storm at Sydney Airport." George Harrison, Anthology

http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-sightseeing-in-amsterdam-june-6-1964/


Following their Amsterdam jaunt, The Beatles performed two shows in Veilinghal Op Hoop Van Zegen, an auction hall situated on Veilingweg in Blokker, a village 40km north of Amsterdam. The first show was a matinee for 2,000 fans beginning at 2.30pm, after which they gave an evening performance to a sell-out crowd of 7,000. In between the two shows The Beatles had been expected to attend a civic reception held in their honour at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to a traditional Dutch village. Unaware of the plans, they slept in their dressing room and inadvertently insulted the people of Blokker. The Beatles took to the stage following eight support acts. They played for around 25 minutes, and their stage times were 4.30pm and 10.05pm. The second show was filmed with television and newsreel cameras.






More: http://pinterest.com/kelmar63/beatles-in-the-netherlands-blokker-june-6-1964/

Afternoon Show

Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_-Nyvbzm3k

I Saw Her Standing There
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVHYI-jAv6w

She Loves You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRj1PCCCQSA

Twist and Shout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHJlnUxvlFY

I Want to Hold Your Hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sofqEyrV4z8&list=PLr4Tgy0WHNgmY9nxOm5w7MloPPP4559pt

Long Tall Sally
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsiZrjDrEw

Evening Show:

I Saw Her Standing There/Intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv5F7KbvLjc&list=PLr4Tgy0WHNgmaU-ryiTOnZxx0uC3O6sA_&index=1

All My Loving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03F_MyJ-EyU

I Want to Hold Your Hand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdO9e_PEPmw

Long Tall Sally
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsiZrjDrEw

Before their performances on June 6th, the group climbed aboard the Royal Yacht, taking a boating tour of Amsterdam's canals. The shores and bridges were swarming with Beatlemaniacs -- the more out of control fans jumping into the channel and swimming toward the boat that carried the Beatles. John and Paul attempted to physically protect a few of the fans from the Amsterdam police, who were brandishing hard rubber police clubs. As the craft passed under bridges, the Beatles were showered with gifts from the fans above. Due to the crowds and general chaos, the Beatles arrived late for the first of their two shows in Blokker at Veilinghal. Jay Spangler, www.beatlesinterviews.org

British Pathé


1966: Recording, mixing: And Your Bird Can Sing, For No One, I'm Only Sleeping, Tomorrow Never Knows, Eleanor Rigby
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1966/06/06/recording-mixing-and-your-bird-can-sing-for-no-one-im-only-sleeping-tomorrow-never-knows-eleanor-rigby/

1968: Recording, Mixing “Don’t Pass Me By”
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/06/06/recording-mixing-dont-pass-me-by/

Radio: The Kenny Everetts Show
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/06/06/radio-the-kenny-everett-show-2/

BBC interview with John Lennon and Victor Spinetti
http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/06/06/bbc-interview-with-john-lennon-and-victor-spinetti/
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #489 on: June 10, 2013, 06:27:10 AM »

I'm trying to get caught up but in the meantime I added more to June 5th, 1964, including an interview at the Doelen Hotel in Amsterdam.
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« Reply #490 on: June 10, 2013, 07:54:14 AM »

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1963 US single release: 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'/'I'll Be On My Way', 1st record of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.


 
 
     


 

1964 'With The Beatles', 29th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00-11.00am. Mono mixing: 'I'll Be Back' (remix 1, from take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.


Brian Epstein Publications Limited is incorporated.


Two performances at the Princess Treatre, Hong Kong. Jimmy Nicol on drums.

1966 UK single release: 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain'.
1967 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
1968 Studio 3. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: 'Revolution 9' (sound effects takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
1976 UK LP release: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.
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« Reply #491 on: October 11, 2013, 12:06:12 PM »

Hey! I found a new TV network where you can watch The Beatles 24 hours a day for free:
http://www.watzon.tv/The-Beatles
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Re: Today in Beatles History
« Reply #492 on: March 13, 2014, 05:14:56 PM »

Anyone else notice that this time next week (Thursday 20th) is the 50th anniversary of arguably the most anticipated record in the Beatles' catalogue ('Can't Buy Me Love'). I believe in the U.S. it's actually 50 on Sunday!

I rather wish that Apple had elected to mark each 45 with a 50th anniversary pressing. maybe with a new picture sleeve, and more information on the back.

Still, given the dire job they did of 'Love Me Do', maybe it's a good job they didn't.
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« Reply #493 on: March 16, 2014, 05:17:24 AM »

In order to make this thread easier to use I've begun work on another thread, an index that will give links to each day in chronological order. I will also be cleaning up dead links and, in some cases, expanding the entries. I also need to finish what I started here by adding about a month and a half that I never got to. This may take a while!
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« Reply #494 on: March 16, 2014, 06:04:42 AM »

In order to make this thread easier to use I've begun work on another thread, an index that will give links to each day in chronological order. I will also be cleaning up dead links and, in some cases, expanding the entries. I also need to finish what I started here by adding about a month and a half that I never got to. This may take a while!


Your labours are much appreciated

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« Reply #495 on: March 16, 2014, 07:06:25 AM »

Your labours are much appreciated

Thanks Moog.
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« Reply #496 on: May 13, 2014, 10:04:02 PM »

Your labours are much appreciated

I second that !!!

great job Kelley   ;yes
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« Reply #497 on: May 13, 2014, 10:05:08 PM »

Aw, thanks Kev! It's really quite fun.
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« Reply #498 on: June 08, 2014, 01:37:56 AM »

June 7th

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

1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Glasgow

“The Beatles had a rare day off on 6 June, but resumed the Roy Orbison tour the following day with a concert at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland. This was The Beatles’ first concert in Glasgow. They quickly warmed to the enthusiastic reception from the fans, and always enjoyed their four subsequent visits to the city – three of which were also at the Odeon. The Beatles performed the same seven-song set throughout the Roy Orbison tour: Some Other Guy, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Love Me Do, From Me To You, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There and Twist And Shout.” Beatles Bible.com

1964: Travel: Amsterdam to Hong Kong

“On the morning of 7 June 1964 The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, a journey which took in refueling stops in several countries and lasted more than 24 hours.”
It sounds like a rough trip but George seemed to have enjoyed it: Beatles Bible.com

From 4:56-5:27

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When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport. This Day in Music

1965: The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride, recorded on May 26th, aired today on the BBC’s Light Programme.

1966: The Capitol version of Paperback Writer came in at number 7 on the WABC All American Survey for the week of June 7th.

Survey collector Ken Williamson notes that “In a sharp departure from past music policy, this would be the only week to feature album cuts from the newly-released Beatles LP, "'Yesterday'...and Today."  The following week, all LP cuts would be dropped from the music rotation.” Note that this would have actually been an advance release of the album, as the official release was June 14th…or 15th…or 20th, depending on what article you read! At any rate, they would have received the coveted (by future fans) Butcher Cover.

“WABC kept weekly surveys of the best selling records in New York City throughout its years as a Top 40 Music station. These surveys were based on the record sales of local record stores in New York City. The lists are an accurate reflection of what songs were played each week on WABC. This was the "heyday" of Top 40 music and these surveys are fascinating.” WABC Weekly Music Surveys

There’s lots of great information on WABC here for those who are interested in the history of American Top 40 stations. This station found its way to my radio only at night, when the ionosphere was just right.

1967: Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
“This was the second session for one of The Beatles’ most bizarre recordings: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), following initial work on 17 May 1967.” Beatles Bible.com

1968: George Harrison and Ringo Starr fly to America

George and Pattie Harrison, Ringo Starr, Maureen Starkey and Mal Evans all flew to California on this day. The purpose of the visit was for Harrison to make a guest appearance in Ravi Shankar’s film Raga. The scene was filmed on 10 and 11 June in the Big Sur area of San Francisco, but the party stayed in Monterey during their visit. The film was originally made under the working title East Meets West, and later known as Messenger Out Of The East before the eventual title was settled upon. The party remained in America until until 18 June; in their absence John Lennon and Paul McCartney continued work on the White Album. Beatles Bible.com

More on the film, which was released in 1971, here.

Trailer


1969: `Yellow Submarine' LP, 21st and last week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Get Back' number 1, 3rd week; 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 2



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« Reply #499 on: June 08, 2014, 08:06:28 PM »

June 8th

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

1963: Live: City Hall, Newcastle

The penultimate date of The Beatles’ tour with Roy Orbison took place at Newcastle’s City Hall. It was the second time the group had performed at the venue. Beatles Bible

1964: The Beatles arrive in Hong Kong

“More than 1,000 fans were waiting for The Beatles at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport when they arrived on 8 June. They were allowed to bypass customs and immigration procedures and were swiftly taken to the President Hotel in Kowloon, where they were booked to stay on the 15th floor.” More: Beatles Bible

Yesterday’s video at a different spot:
6:09-6:39
http://youtu.be/GtU4Ku-x0_E (Embedding disabled, limit reached)





John, barely awake, greeting the Miss Hong Kong beauties:


Lots of info on the Beatles’ visit and also on the Hong Kong music scene at the time: When The Beatles Came to Hong Kong


Press conference transcript here

Audio: 29:38
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73027501/18%20Hong%20Kong%20Press%20Conference.mp3 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)





“Wes (Epae) was a member of a New Zealand band, the Maori Hi-Five. The band was the one of the supporting acts for the Beatles' shows at the Princess Theatre the next day. When Wes visited the Beatles in their hotel suite at the President Hotel, he asked for their autographs.”

Autograph and more info here

1965: Mixing: I Want To Hold Your Hand

“Balance engineer Norman Smith created a new stereo mix of I Want To Hold Your Hand in a half-hour studio session beginning at 10am. The mix was intended for compilation albums issued by EMI’s partner labels in Australia and the Netherlands. It was numbered remix two, and was created from take 17 of the song.” Beatles Bible

1966: Recording: Good Day Sunshine

“The backing track for Paul McCartney‘s song Good Day Sunshine was recorded during a 12-hour session which began at 2.30pm…..At this stage the song had the working title A Good Day’s Sunshine.” Beatles Bible


1967: Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Paul McCartney had invited Brian Jones of the Stones to the session, although it was expected that he would bring his normal musical instrument.

“It was Brian Jones of the Stones. He turned up very, very nervous with a sax, and we said ‘Oh, we thought you’d bring a guitar!’ and he’d brought a sax. I invited him to the session. Absolutely definitely Brian of the Stones. Unequivocably, as they say.” Paul McCartney Beatles Bible

1968: Paul McCartney served as best man at his brother Michael’s wedding.



Paul McCartney kisses his new sister in law Angela Fishwick who married his brother Mike in Carrog North Wales 8 June 1968:


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More Paul and Jane pictures here



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