Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2 - Today in Beatles History

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BBC Paris Studio, London. 7.00-8.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'The Talent Spot': 'Love Me Do'; 'P.S. I Love You'; 'Twist And Shout'.

First Beatles show promoted jointly by Brian and Arthur Howes.

The contract for the 1964 Australia tour is signed.

Studio C, ATV studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Recording for ATV's 'The Morecambe and Wise Show'. Brian Epstein, Brian Sommerville and Dezo Hoffmann attend. Live performance, performance of 'On Moonlight Bay' with Morecambe and Wise, and sketch.
Evening: Performance at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, for the Stars Organization for Spastics. Last cabaret performance. Brian attends.

'I Feel Fine' reaches 800 000 copies sold in the UK. 'I Feel Fine' number 1, first week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Beginning of Ringo's stay at the University College Hospital, London, to have his tonsils removed.

Appearance on BBC-TV's 'Top Of The Pops'.

Brian announces more Sunday shows for the Saville Theatre: Billy Stewart, Chuck Berry, Edwin Starr and Garner Mimms, Lee Dorsey and the Impressions.

Abbey Road, Room 53. 9.00-12.00noon. Mono mixing and Editing: 'Pantomime---Everywhere It's Christmas' (from unknown take numbers). Producer: Tony Barrow; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

John is interviewed by Kenny Everett on BBC-radio's 'Where It's At'.

US LP release: 'Wonderwall Music'.

Studio 2 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Stereo mixing: 'Lady Madonna' (remix 1, from take 5); 'Rain' (remix 1, from take 7); 'Octopus's Garden' (remixes 1, 2, from take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Remixes of 'Lady Madonna' and 'Rain' for LP 'Hey Jude'. Remix of 'Octopus's Garden' without bass, piano, lead guitar, for use as playback on Ringo's appearance on Martin's show 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends concert in Bristol. George joins them as guitarist, on tour. First tour of a Beatle since 1966.

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