Monday, December 20, 2010

December 20 - Today In Beatles History

Beatles, Beatles Christmas

The first signing of an actor for NEMS Enterprises: John Gillespie. Brian agrees on British contracts for the New Christy Minstrels, including an appearance on the 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' TV show.

Brian buys a house at 24 Chapel Street, London.

Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.00am. Recording: 'When I'm Sixty-Four' (overdub onto take 2, tape reduction take 2 into takes 3, 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Recording of vocal harmonies and bells for 'When I'm Sixty-Four'.

Brian writes to Wendy Hanson, accepting her departure as his personal assistant.

'Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).


Avant-garde festival, 'Alchemical Wedding', at the Royal Albert Hall. John and Yoko appear, coming out a white sac.

The 6th Christmas Record is sent to the Fan Club.

'The Wedding Album', 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard).

End of John and Yoko's stay at Ronnie Hawkins's farm.

23.10-24.10. TVN broadcasts 5th part of 'The Beatles Anthology' in Chile.

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