Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11 - Today in Beatles History

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Concert at the ABC, Blackpool.

Peter Brown moves to London.

Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Baby's In Black' (takes 1-14, and 13 [unnumbered] edit pieces). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
First session for 'Beatles For Sale'.

'A Hard Day's Night' film New York premiere.

'Help!' single number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

The Beatles arrive in the Logan Airport, Boston. 500 people receive them.
Flight from the Logan Airport, Boston, to the O'Hare Airport, Chicago. 250 people receive them. Brief John's declarations at the airport.
Evening: Press conference at the hotel, in which John explains his declarations on Christianity.

Thomson House, London. Photographic session with Richard Avedon, for a set of 'solarised' prints, and other left unsolarised. Photograph of gatefold sleeve of LP 'Love Songs' taken.

Studio 3 (control room only). 1.00-2.00pm. Mono tape copying: 'Dig It' (of 13 March stereo mix); 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of remix stereo 18). Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (overdub onto take 1); 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Tape copying: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of take 1). Editing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (from take 1 into unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Mal Evans takes the copies of 'Dig It' and 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' to Malcolm Davies, at Apple, for acetate cutting purposes. Re-recording of 'She's So Heavy' vocal harmonies. The song gets its complete title.

John and Yoko move to 'Tittenhurst'.


Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. Opening of 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.

Santa Barbara Sound studio, Santa Barbara, USA. Recording: 'As Far As We Can Go' (piano).

Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

Ringo's concert in Holmdel, New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen joins him on stage in 4 songs.

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