Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20 - Today in Beatles History

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5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 16 July 1963, 8.45-10.50pm).

Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

Concert at the Convention Hall, Las Vegas.

Concert at the Comiskey Park, Chicago.

It is announced that George Martin will form his own company, AIR Productions.

Concert at the Crosley Field, Cincinnati (cancelled because of heavy rain).

'Yellow Submarine', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
''Yesterday'... And Today', 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Date booked for Tim Buckley's performance at the Saville Theatre.

Cream flies to the USA, beginning a tour.

Cilla Black flies to Portugal, beginning her holiday.

Studio 3. 5.00-5.30pm. Recording: 'Yer Blues' (edit piece take 1). Editing: 'Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3 and edit piece take 1). Mono tape copying: 'Revolution 9' (of mono copy 1, from edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Studio 2. 8.00pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Mother Nature's Son' (overdub onto take 24; tape reduction take 24 into take 26, overdub onto take 26); 'Etcetera' (take 1); 'Wild Honey Pie' (take 1). Mono mixing: 'Mother Nature's Son' (remixes 1-8, from take 26); 'Wild Honey Pie' (remixes 1-6, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Editing: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Recording of count-in for 'Yer Blues', brasses for 'Mother Nature's Son' and demo of 'Etcetera'.


Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (remixes 1-8, from take 1, remixes 9, 10, from unnumbered Trident master). Editing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of stereo remixes 8, 10). Studio 2 (control room only). 6.00pm-1.15am. Master tape banding and tape copying: 'Abbey Road' LP. Producer: George Martin; Editing: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Last reunion of all 4 Beatles in the studio.

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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