Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 24 - Today in Beatles History

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'Please Please Me' LP, number 1, 16th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Saturday Club' broadcast (recorded 30 July 1963).

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

Appearance on ABC-TV's 'Thank Your Lucky Stars'.

US single release: 'Matchbox'/'Slow Down'.

First meeting between Brian and Colonel Parker, Elvis Presley's manager. They lunch in the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles.

US Gold certification for LP 'Something New'.

Livingston Garden, Los Angeles. Reception organized by the Foundation against hemophilia. paul holds Rebel Lee Robinson (daghter of Edward G. Robinson) in his arms.

2nd concert at the Shea Stadium, New York.

'Yellow Submarine', 3rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Eleanor Rigby', 3rd week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Queenie leaves from London to Liverpool, by train.

8.00pm. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's public lecture in the Hotel Hilton's ballroom. John, Cynthia, Paul, Jane, Michael McCartney, George, Patti, and Jenny Boyd attend.

Ringo visits Maureen and Jason at Queen's Charlotte Hospital.

Long conversation of the Beatles with Brian about the 'Magical Mystery Tour' film.

Morning: John writes 'Cold Turkey'.
Afternoon: John rehearses 'Cold Turkey'.
Evening: John records 'Cold Turkey'.

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).

Start of Lee Starkey's stay at a private medical centre, London.

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