Thursday, August 12, 2010
August 12 - Today in Beatles History
Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
Brian throws a party, celebrating the first major US tour, at Whaddon House, William Mews, London. Guests (among others): Judy Garland, Cilla Black, Peter and Gordon, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, the Beatles, Tommy Steele, the Searchers, Lionel Bart, the Fourmost, Russ Conway, Tito Burns, George Martin, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Brian Matthew, Peter Gormley, Tony Barrow, Alma Cogan.
'A Hard Day's Night'/'Things We Said Today', 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 38th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
US single release: 'From A Window', with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
500 US cinemas start exhibiting 'A Hard Day's Night'.
Brian Epstein and Johnny Hamp of Granada TV meet to discuss arrangements for a programme based on the music of Lennon and McCartney.
Opening of the last US tour. Concert at the International Amphitheater, Chicago. It is filmed.
The 'Globe And Mail' of Toronto publishes a declaration of George defending John.
'You Make Me Feel Like Someone', single of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, is re-released.
Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.15am. Recording: 'Not Guilty' (overdub onto take 102). Mono mixing: 'Not Guilty' (remix 1, from take 102). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-2.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Oh! Darling' (remixes 5-9, from take 26); 'Because' (remixes 1, 2, from take 16); 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 27-36, from take 27). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Second concert for Bangla Desh at the Madison Square Garden.
Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. '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'.
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).
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