Sunday, May 16, 2010

May 16 - Today in Beatles History

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John and Cynthia register Julian. [Some day between 12 and 18 May.]

BBC Television Theatre, London. Appearance on BBC-TV's 'Pops And Lenny'. Transmitted live.

'Can't Buy Me Love', 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Party at Norman Newell's house, 40 Montagu Mansions, Marylebone, London, thrown for Johnny Mathis. John attends.

Article on the newspaper 'Palladium' of Richmond, Indiana: 'Beatles Will Slip In Couple Of Years Manager Says During Stopover In City'. Seemingly someone posed as Brian and gave this false news.

Studio 2. 2.30pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Taxman' (overdub onto take 12). Tape copying: 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (copies of mono remix 3, numbered mono remixes 4, 5). Mono mixing: 'Taxman' (remixes 2-5, from take 12). Recording: 'For No One' (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 13, 14 [no takes numbered 11 or 12]). Tape copying: 'Taxman' (of remix mono 4); 'Granny Smith' (working title of 'Love You To') (of remix mono 5); 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (of remix mono 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of 'One, two, three, four' intro for 'Taxman'.

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.

Ringo boards the 'Queen Elizabeth II' to sail to the USA for the filming of 'The Magic Christian'. He travels with Maureen, their two children, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie.
John and Yoko decide to live permanently in the USA. John and Yoko are scheduled to join Ringo and the others on the trip, but had to cancel at the last moment since John does not get his visa.

'Let It Be' single, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Live Peace In Toronto', 19th week in the ranking (Billboard).

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