Thursday, August 19, 2010
August 19 - Today in Beatles History
The Beatles are hired to perform 2 additional months at the Indra Club.
Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
Appearance on Granada TV's 'Scene at 6:30'.
Beginning of tour of the USA and Canada. Concert at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.
The concert is filmed.
A Kansas City impresario offers $ 350.000 for the Beatles to perform at that city, the largest amount paid to an artist in the USA until then.
'A Hard Day's Night' single, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 39th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
15.30 and 20.00. Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas.
Brian Epstein hurts his back when he is sprung from the emergency exit of an airplane into a service truck in a serious outbreak of Beatlemania at Houston (Texas) Airport.
Concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. The Ku Klux Klan mounts guard. A firecracker explodes on the stage.
Jason Starkey is born, at the Queen's Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.
Brian announces that Traffic will make their first performance in Britain, at the Saville Theatre.
The Saville Theatre autumn season is extended to 16 weeks.
Day booked for a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road (cancelled because of George's trip to Greece).
Studio 2. 2.00pm-4.00am. Stereo mixing: 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (remixes 1-3, from take 7); 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' and 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (crossfade/edit for master); 'Something' (remixes 1-10, from take 39). Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Stereo mixing: 'Here Comes The Sun' (remix 1, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
The instrumental jam in the coda of 'Something' disappears at last in today's remixes. Recording of synthesizer for 'Here Comes The Sun'.
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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