Monday, November 29, 2010

November 29 - Today in Beatles History

john lennon, two virgins album cover

Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

UK single release: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'/'This Boy'.

'I Want To Hold Your Hand' has sold 950 000 copies in advance: a new mark and gold record.

Concert at the ABC, Huddersfield ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').


Conversations in London held by Gary Smith, Vic Lewis and Lester Gottlieb about a new American TV show, 'Hullaballoo'.

John and George meet two members of the Miracles at the Crazy Elephant restaurant, London.

Studio 1. BBC Television Centre, London. John films appearance on BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also'.

Studio 1, BBC Television Centre, London. John, Dudley Moore and Norman Rossington film for BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also'.

Studio 2. 2.30-8.00pm. Recording: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (takes 5-6, tape reduction take 6 into take 7, overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Chris Curtis produces 'Sorry', the next single of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.


Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Editing: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of unnumbered mono remix). Tape copying: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of master version). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Copy for print at Lyntone Records.

UK LP release: 'Unfinished Music Number 1--Two Virgins'.

'The Beatles' has sold 2 million copies on the first week. British record for quick sale.

'Cold Turkey', 5th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). [?]


23.00-24.15. TVN broadcasst 2nd part of 'The Beatles Anthology' in Chile. Premiere of 'Real Love' in Chile.

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