Saturday, October 16, 2010
October 16 - Today in Beatles History
George Martin produces a Peter Sellers' session using sitar and tabla, for the song 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly', of the 'Songs For Swingin' Sellers' LP.
'She Loves You', 7th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 30th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
Bernard Delfont announces the Beatles will perform at the Royal Command Performance.
Evening: Concert at the Floral Hall, Southport.
The Playhouse Theatre, London. 9.00-10.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Easy Beat': 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Please Please Me'; 'From Me To You'; 'She Loves You'.
Last BBC performance of 'Love Me Do' and 'Please Please Me'.
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Mono mixing: 'No Reply' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
18.15, 20.30. Concerts at the ABC Theatre, Hull.
Appearance on the TV programme 'Ready Steady Go'.
Studio 2. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: 'Day Tripper' (takes 1-3). Studio 2. 7.00-12.00pm. Recording: 'Day Tripper' (overdub onto take 3); 'If I Needed Someone' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
Abbey Road, Rooms 41, 42, Studios 1, 2, 3. 5.00pm (Wednesday 16)-5.00pm (Thursday 17). Mono mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Stereo mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Studio 2 (control room only). Time unknown. Tape copying: 'It's All Too Much' (of take 2, called take 196). Mono mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Stereo mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Dave Harries.
Copy of 'It's All Too Much' for 'Yellow Submarine'. Copy of take 2 called 196, the highest Beatle take number.
George flies to Los Angeles to produce the first Jackie Lomax record.
The Beatles are ready to sell their Northern Songs Ltd. shares.
Second and last day of auction of old Abbey Road Studios recording stuff.
Concert in homage of Bob Dylan. Guests, among others, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty.
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