Saturday, December 18, 2010

December 18 - Today in Beatles History

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Allen Klein is born in Newark, New Jersey.

Ron White sends an apology to Epstein, rejecting the group.

Ted Kingsize Taylor starts recordings of groups at the Star Club.

The Beatles go to Germany, for 2 weeks of performances at the Star Club (5th season).

'She Loves You', 16th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 39th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' number 1, 4th week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'I Want To Hold Your Hand' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Being an hour early for today's BBC session, the Beatles buy clothes at Simpson's, 203 Piccadilly, London. [17 December?]

BBC Paris Studio, London. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'From Us To You' (1st edition): 'From Us To You'; 'She Loves You'; 'All My Loving'; 'Roll Over Beethoven'; 'Till There Was You'; 'Boys'; 'Money (That's What I Want)'; 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport'; 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'; 'From Us To You'.

The 2nd 'Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club.

Bud Ornstein, British production head of United Artists, quits his job and announces he and Brian will form Pickfair Films Limited, film producing company.


'We Can Work It Out'/'Day Tripper' number 1. [Chart?]

Brian presents Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band in two houses at the Saville Theatre.

Warner Theatre, London. World premiere: 'The Family Way'. Paul and Jane attend.

Shortly before 1am, Tara Browne and Suki Poitier leave the friends' hous they had spent the evening at in search of a late meal. 7 minutes later their car crushes into a stationary van in Redcliffe Gardens (at Redcliffe Square).


Paul and Jane stay at Paul's High Park Farm, near Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.

Royal Albert Hall, London. 'Celebration In December---A Community Benefit', alternative Christmas event. John and Yoko appear in a white bag, act called 'Alchemical Wedding'.

John signs 3000 lythographies from his collection 'Bag One' at Ronnie Hawkins's farm.

An eighth 'Christmas Record' is sent to the members of the Fan Club. It is an LP containing all previous 7 Christmas records.

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