Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18 - Today in Beatles History

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First performance of Ringo as Beatles' drummer. Performance at the Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Cheshire.
Performance at the Cavern.

Concert at the Princess Theatre, Torquay.

The Beatles and Brian fly to San Francisco. Beginning of 34-day tour of USA and Canada.
On arriving, Brian receives a telegram from Colonel Tom Parker, sending felicitations to the Beatles party on behalf of Elvis Presley.
A ticket-tape welcome in San Francisco had been announced, not materialized.

Concert at the Atlanta Stadium.

'Help!' single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston.

Brian tells his mother and Peter Brown he will soon travel to the USA and Canada to appear in some TV programmes.

UK single release: 'We Love You', by the Rolling Stones (backing vocals by John and Paul).

Studio 2. 2.30-10.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (remixes 1, 2, from take 17). Recording: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (overdub onto take 7). Stereo mixing: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (remixes 1-6, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Recording of 4 seconds of piano for 'The End'.

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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