Beatles history
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Today in Beatles history
1961 - Brian writes to Ron White, from the EMI sales department, to get them an EMI record contract. Brian has already sent him a copy of `My Bonnie'.
1961 - Afternoon: the Beatles perform at the Cavern Club. Evening: show at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasay, backing up Davy Jones, a black singer from America who is living in the UK.
1962 - 7.30pm-2.00am. Concert at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, as part of `The Davy Jones Show': Davy Jones, supported by the Beatles, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Remo Four, Earl Preston and the T.T.s.
1963 - Concert at the Odeon, Lewisham (`The Beatles Autumn Tour'). 2 shows.
1963 - End of 1st tour promoted jointly by Brian and Arthur Howes, with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, and support acts, at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff.
1965 - Concert at the City Hall, Sheffield.
1965 - `Day Tripper'/`We Can Work It Out' number 1, 1st week, entering the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).
1966 - Studio 1. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: `When I'm Sixty-Four' (overdub onto take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.40am. Recording: `Strawberry Fields Forever' [re-make] (takes 9-24). Editing: `Strawberry Fields Forever' (of takes 15, 24). Producer: Dave Harries/George Martin; Engineer: Dave Harries/Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of rythm track of `Strawberry Fields Forever' for the version with cellos and trumpets.
1967 - UK EP release: `Magical Mystery Tour'. First double EP in the UK.
Magical Mystery Tour (EP)
1967 - Robert Stigwood and David Shaw resign their directorships in NEMS.
1969 - Studio 2. 10.00am-12.15pm. Tape copying with simultaneous recording: `Octopus's Garden' (takes 1-10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Martin Benge; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Re-recording of Ringo vocal for `Octopus's Garden', bass, lead guitar and piano with outside musicians, for his appearance on the show `With A Little Help From My Friends'.
1980 - John and Yoko give an interview to Dave Sholin for New York KFRC RKO Radio. 17.00. John and Yoko leave from the Dakota Hotel to Record Plant. 22.50. John and Yoko return to the Dakota Hotel. 23.07. John Lennon is murdered.
1995 - `Anthology 1' number 1, 1st week in the ranking (`Feria del Disco' record stores English music chart, Chile). `Anthology 1' number 21, 1st week in the Top 30 (chart based on Santiago record stores sales, Chile).
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