Saturday, September 11, 2010
September 11 - Today in Beatles History
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: 'P.S. I Love You' (takes 1-10); 'Love Me Do' [re-make] (takes 1-18); 'Please Please Me' (takes unknown). Mono mixing: 'P.S. I Love You' (from take 10); 'Love Me Do' (from take 18). Producer: Ron Richards; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
End of sessions for the first single. Andy White on drums.
Studio 2. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording: 'I Wanna Be Your Man' (take 1); 'Little Child' (takes 1-2); 'All I've Got To Do' (takes 1-15).
Studio 2. 7.00-10.15pm. Recording: 'Not A Second Time' (takes 1-9); 'Don't Bother Me' (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
'She Loves You' number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 25th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Concert at the Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
In Jacksonville, the Beatles demand that the audience would not be colour segregated, as authorities intended.
UK single release: 'One Way Love', 1st single of Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers since Brian became their manager.
Release of the Moody Blues first single.
UK single release: 'I Don't Want To See You Again', with Peter & Gordon.
Harrisongs is incorporated.
'Help!' single number 1, 2nd week (Billboard).
10.45am. The 'Magical Mystery Tour' bus leaves from Allsop Place, London. Start of the Magical Mystery Tour. The bus visits Somerset, Cornualles; Devon; West Mailing Airport, Kent.
Day of the eventual end of Brian's stay at the Waldorf Towers, New York, during his planned trip to North America. (The alternative was 12 September.)
'All You Need Is Love' number 1 (Billboard).
US Gold certification for 'All You Need Is Love'/'Baby You're A Rich Man'.
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Glass Onion' (takes 1-34). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
'Hey Jude' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).
Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Tape copying: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remixes 1-3). Producer: Malcolm Davies; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.
Copies of 'What's The New Mary Jane' for John, to refresh his memory, in order to release it as a Plastic Ono Band single.
End of Ringo's stay for observation at the Middlesex Hospital, London.
Studio 2. End of the show 'The Beatles at Abbey Road', 3 times in the day, while the upstairs control room is being equipped with a new recording console.
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