Saturday, August 14, 2010
August 14 - Today in Beatles History
Brian approaches Ringo as substitute for Pete Best.
'Please Please Me' LP, 21st week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Concert at the Odeon, Llandudno, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
Studio 2. 7.00-9.00pm. Recording: 'I'm A Loser' (takes 1-8); 'Mister Moonlight' (takes 1-4). Studio 2 (control room only). 9.00-10.00pm. Mono mixing: 'I'm A Loser' (remix 1, from take 8); 'Baby's In Black' (remix 1, from take 14). Studio 2. 10.00-11.15pm. Recording: 'Leave My Kitten Alone' (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
Kenneth Partridge and an assistant present drawings, clothes and colours for Kenwood's decoration. [?]
'Help!' LP number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Recording of a performance for the Ed Sullivan Show, along with Cilla Black, at the CBS Studios, New York.
Evening: End of Cilla Black performances at the Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York. Brian attends.
Screening in New York of the British programme 'Big Night Out'.
Morning: a lightning destroys the transmision antenna of the North American radio station KOOB; the news Director is hurt, and severe damages to the technical equipment are caused. According to a 'New York Times' article, 'L'Observatore Romano' has accepted John's apollogizes for his declarations on Christianism. The 'Catholic Herald' affirms John's statement is 'arrogant' but, as Lennon himself had declared recently, it was probably true.
Concert at the Municipal Stadium, Cleveland. 24,000 people attend. It is held up for 30 minutes when 2500 fans invade the field.
Queenie Epstein arrives in London to stay with Brian at his Chapel Street house.
Studio 2. 7.00pm-4.30am. Recording: 'Yer Blues' (overdub onto edit of takes 16 and 17). Mono mixing: 'Yer Blues' (remixes 1-4, from edit of takes 16, 17). Recording: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 1, from take 4). Tape copying: 'Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3); 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of remix mono 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.30pm-2.30am. Stereo mixing: 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (remixes 20-24, from take 35); 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (edit piece remix 37, from take 27); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (remixes 20-32, from take 40); 'You Never Give Me Your Money' into 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (stereo crossfade remixes 1-11, from sound effects take 5 of 'You Never Give Me Your Money'). Mono recording: John Lennon interviewed by Kenny Everett. (The only interview documented on a recording sheet, because studio equipment and tape was used. Everett took away the only copy.) Editing: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of stereo remixes 34, 37); 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (of remix stereo 22) joined to 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (of remix stereo 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
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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