Performance at the Corporation's Grosvernor Ballroom in Liscard. 1961:
Performance at the Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany. 1962:
The Beatles signed their first contract with Parlophone.EMI Music History1963:
Performance at the Town Hall, Birmingham (Roy Orbison tour). 1963:
The first in the “Pop Go the Beatles” series, recorded May 25th, was aired on BBC radio between 5:00 and 5:29 pm1964:
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Mono mixing: `Long Tall Sally' (from take 1), `Matchbox' (from take 5) `I Call Your Name' (remixes 1, 2, from takes 5, 7). Editing: `I Call Your Name' (of mono remixes 1, 2). Recording: `Slow Down' (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: `Slow Down' (from take 6), `When I Get Home' (remix 1, from take 11), `Any Time At All' (remix 1, from take 11), I'll Cry Instead (Section A) (from take 6), `I'll Cry Instead' Section B from take 8. Editing: `I'll Cry Instead' of mono remixes from takes 6 and 8 Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham. End of work on EP `Long Tall Sally'. 1964:
The Beatles' world tour begins in Copenhagen, Denmark
For all the concerts they played between 1963 and 1966, The Beatles only undertook one world tour. It began on this day in Copenhagen, Denmark, and continued in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
In the morning The Beatles were driven by their chauffeur, Bill Corbett, to London Airport where they were taken to their aeroplane ahead of the other passengers. There they signed autographs for the captain and crew. More than 6,000 fans awaited their arrival in Copenhagen, and Danish police had to quell crowds of around 10,000 who brought the city centre to a standstill. As they checked in to the Royal Hotel fans attempted to storm the doors. Ringo Starr remained in London, having been hospitalised with tonsillitis and pharyngitis the previous day. His temporary replacement, Jimmie Nicol, had to swiftly adjust to life in the whirlwind of Beatlemania for the next five dates of the tour. The group rehearsed their set in the afternoon, and Mal Evans taped the setlist to their guitars to help them remember the running order. They were also visited by the British ambassador to Denmark. The Beatles performed two shows as the KB Hallen venue, at 6pm and 9.30pm, with 4,400 fans seeing each. The set list for the first concert was: I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, This Boy and Long Tall Sally. The order of the first two songs was switched for the second show of the night, and for all subsequent dates in the tour. At the end of the evening the stage announcer told the audience that The Beatles would not return to the stage, and a potted delphinium was thrown in protest. As the tour progressed, occasionally Twist And Shout replaced Long Tall Sally as the closer. At the Royal Hotel after the second show The Beatles were treated to a local delicacy, smorrebrodsseddel, a type of jam sandwich. Paul McCartney also sent Ringo a telegram which read: "Didn't think we could miss you so much. Get well soon." BeatlesBible.com
More watermarked images, including lots of concert shots are here
UK EP release: `Beatles For Sale (No 2)'
McCartney and Harrison watch Jimi Hendrix in London
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had first seen The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing on 11 January 1967 at the Bag O'Nails club in London. On this day McCartney, George Harrison, Jane Asher and Pattie Boyd watched them headline a bill at the city's Saville Theatre. The bill also included Denny Laine & His Electric String Band, The Chiffons and Procol Harum. Hendrix opened his set with a version of the title track from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, which had been released just three days before.
“It would be one of his first gigs in London. Jimi was a sweetie, a very nice guy. I remember him opening at the Saville on a Sunday night, 4 June 1967. Brian Epstein used to rent it when it was usually dark on the Sunday. Jimi opened, the curtains flew back and he came walking forward, playing 'Sgt. Pepper', and it had only been released on the Thursday so that was like the ultimate compliment. It's still obviously a shining memory for me, because I admired him so much anyway, he was so accomplished. To think that that album had meant so much to him as to actually do it by the Sunday night, three days after the release. He must have been so into it, because normally it might take a day for rehearsal and then you might wonder whether you'd put it in, but he just opened with it. It's a pretty major compliment in anyone's book. I put that down as one of the great honours of my career. I mean, I'm sure he wouldn't have thought of it as an honour, I'm sure he thought it was the other way round, but to me that was like a great boost.”
Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, Barry Miles
They also performed "Day Tripper"
, just as they would on BBC Radio's "Top Gear" on December 15, 1967:
Recording, mixing: Revolution 1http://www.beatlesbible.com/1968/06/04/recording-mixing-revolution-1/1969:
US single release: `The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/`Old Brown Shoe'. 1976:
UK LP release: `The Beatles Featuring Tony Sheridan'.