Thursday, July 22, 2010
July 22 - Today in Beatles History
Peter Asher is born. [22 June 1944?]
US LP release: 'Introducing The Beatles'.
Beatles' English tour begins, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at Weston-Super-Mare, Odeon Cinema. Tommy Quickly's debut on stage. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.
'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 35th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Brian, suffering from glandular fever, cancels a trip to the USA planned for the weekend of 23-24 July.
Photographer Michael Cooper opens his studio at Chelsea Manor Studios, London.
John and Julian fly from the Heathrow Airport for a holiday in Greece.
Studio 1. 7.00pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Don't Pass Me By' (edit pieces takes 1-4); 'Good Night' (takes 23-34, overdub onto take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of intro for 'Don't Pass Me By' and of 'A Beginning'.
7.00-10.30pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (orchestra).
10.30-11.50pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (choir).
11.50pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Good Night' (lead vocal).
Studio 3. 2.30-9.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Recording of lead vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'.
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).
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