Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31 - Today in Beatles History

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1964
Concert at the Imperial Ballroom, Nelson.

1967
The Lord Chief Justice dismisses the charges against Keith Richards and gives Mick Jagger a conditional discharge, with respect to the trial on drugs charges of them and Robert Fraser.

Radio London office, 17 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London. Ringo records a farewell message from the Beatles.

1968
Morning. Apple boutique gives away its inventory.

Trident Studios. 2.00pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' [re-make] (takes 1-4, overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Recording of rythm track for 'Hey Jude'. First 8-track Beatles recording.

1969
Mal Evans takes the tape containing the 'Abbey Road' medley compiled on 30 July to Apple for acetate cutting purposes. He returns the tape this same day to EMI.
Malcom Davies, at Apple, cuts a lacquer of the complete medley sequence. On his own he decides to include the 'Her Majesty' piece, although it had been placed detached from the main sequence to make it clear it was not intended to be part of the medley.

Studio 2. 2.30pm-1.15am. Recording: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30); 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
Cynthia marries Roberto Bassanini.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1995

Westwood One radio broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu', Part 12.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.30pm. Recording: 'Please Mister Postman' (takes 1-9); 'It Won't Be Long' (takes 1-10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 10 July 1963, 1.30-3.30pm).

The Playhouse Theatre, London. Much earlier than 5.30-6.30pm, the contracted time. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'Long Tall Sally'; 'She Loves You'; 'Glad All Over'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'I'll Get You'.

Studio 2. 5.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Money (That's What I Want)' (piano test, plus takes 8-14); 'Till There Was You' [re-make] (takes 4-8); 'Roll Over Beethoven' (takes 1-8); 'It Won't Be Long' (takes 11-23); 'All My Loving' (takes 1-14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.

UK single release: 'Tip Of My Tongue', Tommy Quickly's debut.

1964
W. A. Wilson & Farquharson (Investments) Limited changes name to Harreen Limited, to reflect Harry and Queenie Epstein interests.

1965
Saville Theatre. Private rehearsal for a forthcoming TV appearance.

1966
Brian goes to Portmeirion village, North Wales, with George Martin, to recover from his glandular fever.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1968
Studio 2. 7.30pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' (takes 7-23, tape reduction take 23 into takes 24, 25). Stereo mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remix 1, from take 25). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Rehearsal for 'Hey Jude'.
During the session, a documental for the British National Music Council is filmed.

Public announcement of Apple stores closing.

1969
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-3.30pm. Recording: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (tape reduction take 30 into takes 37-42). Studio 3. 3.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (overdub onto take 40); 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 40) ; 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17). Studio 2 (control room only). 10.30pm-2.30am. Stereo mixing: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (remix 1, from take 40); 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (remix 1, from take 35); 'Her Majesty' (remix 1, from take 3); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (remix 1, from take 40); 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (remix 1, from take 17); 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (remix 1, from take 7). Editing, crossfading and tape compilation: 'You Never Give Me Your Money'; 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard'; 'Her Majesty'; 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'; 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight'; 'Ending' (working title of 'The End'). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Rough compilation to judge the progress of the medley. Paul decides to eliminate 'Her Majesty'. The piece of tape is cut carelessly, leaving on it the end of 'Mean Mr Mustard' and missing the last chord of 'Her Majesty', but since this was just a rough mix, things went on. John Kurlander, second engineer for this session, disobeying Paul, conserved the tape, appending it to the end of the complete tape, but clearly apart from the rest, 15 seconds after 'The End'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
4pm. Washington Hotel, London. 32 photographs taken by 'Radio Times' photographer Don Smith in a bedroom.
Later, photo session with Marc Sharratt on the hotel roof, and individual photos (order: George, Ringo, John, Paul).

1964
Concert at the Ice Hockey Stadium, Stockholm. John and Paul suffer an electric discharge when they touch the microphones while playing 'Long Tall Sally'.

Brian resigns his directorship with NEMS Limited.

'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 3rd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 36th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1965
'Help!' premiere at the London Pavilion. The Beatles and Brian attend.
After, party at the Dorchester Hotel.

1966
US 'Datebook' magazine publishes John declarations on Christianism.

1968
Night: John and Yoko arrive at the Apple stores. Yoko takes various articles.

Studio 2. 8.30pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' (takes 1-6). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Rehearsal of 'Hey Jude'.
During 'Hey Jude' recording: filming for 'Experiment In Television'.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-10.45pm. Recording: 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (overdub onto take 35). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Recording of guitar solo for 'Come Together'.

1983

Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1990
Paul's concert in Chicago. End of 'Get Back' tour.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead. Performance at the Cavern, with The Red River Jazzmen, and Dee Fenton and The Silhouettes.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Great Yarmouth.

1964
The Beatles fly to Sweden.
Concert at the Ice Hockey Stadium, Stockholm.

1965
'Help!' single number 1, 1st week; 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

BBC-TV broadcasts the programme 'Songwriters', about Lennon and McCartney.

1967
Brian returns from London to Liverpool.

1968
Afternoon and early evening. Various London locations. 'Mad Day'. Photographic session with Don McCullin, Ronald Fitzgibbon, Stephen Goldblatt, Tony Bramwell and Mal Evans, and spectators Mal Evans's son Gary, Yoko and Francie Schwartz.
1) Thomson House.
2) Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill. The Beatles park around the corner, near the Horbury Chapel, and then wait in the dance studio. Locations: 1) Posing with parrot near one theatre's exit; 2) on stage, 1st John and then Paul as central figure; 3) change of clothes; 4) jam session; 5) 4.30pm approx. Paul and George eat at the bar; pictures of John with silvery jacket and Ringo; 6) outside the Theatre, holding a hoarding worded 'International Theatre Club'. Then the Beatles drive to the Highgate location.
3) Highgate cementery. Locations: 1) Bench outside 79 Swain's Lane; 2) in front of house at 59 Swain's Lane.
4) 5.00-6.00pm. St Pancras Old Church and Gardens, London. Locations: 1) Flower display; 2) Bench; 3) Drinking fountain; 4) John Soane's mausoleum; 5) St Pancras Coroner's Court; 6) Hollyhocks; 7) Bench; 8) Church; 9) Railings. 'The Beatles 1962-1966' and 'The Beatles 1967-1970' gatefold sleeves photographs taken.
5) Old Street Station. 6.00pm approx. Arrival at the Old Street Station.
6) Wapping. Late afternoon. Arrival at Wapping Pier Head. Locations: 1) Corner of Wapping High Street and Sampson Street; 2) wasteland; 3) stopping concrete bed; John and Yoko go away briefly; 4) John plays dead; 5) posing on east quay; 6) posing on west quay; later, signing of autographs; 7) John laying on the ground.
7) Sunhouse at Paul's house, 7 Cavendish Avenue, St John's Woods.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-8.00pm. Recording: 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (overdub onto take 39).
Studio 2 (control room only). 8.00-8.30pm. Recording: 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (tape reduction take 39 into take 40). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1973
'Live And Let Die' LP number 17 (Billboard).

1978
Daniel De Vore roughly mixes 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'; 'As Far As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Brian presents Joe Brown and his Bruvvers, heading a bill including the Beatles, at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton. A big fight rises during the concert.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 12th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

End of English tour with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at the Odeon Cinema, Weston-Super-Mare. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

1964
Brian flies to New York to negotiate US tours for Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, all to commence at the end of February 1965.

Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers sign for NEMS Enterprises.

Brian represents pop music in the 1964 list of the 10 best dressed men in Britain. According to the selectors: 'his sartorial taste hits the mark as surely as his eye for talent. He is one of the moderates.'

1968
Apple stores close.

1970
Opening of the revue 'Oh! Calcutta!', at the Roundhouse, London. Pattie Harrison and Eric Clapton attend.

1976
John's application to remain in the US as a permanent resident is approved at a special hearing.

1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: either of: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'; 'As Far As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Monday, July 26, 2010

July 26 - Today in Beatles History

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1961
Performance at the Cavern, with The Four Jays and Remo Four.

1962
Brian presents Joe Brown and his Bruvvers, heading a bill including the Beatles, at the Cambridge Hall, Southport.

1964
Concert at the Opera House, Blackpool.

1967
Brian returns to London from Liverpool.
Brian has a meeting with psychiatrist Dr John Flood, from thePriory Hospital.

1968
Night: Paul and John give the final touches to 'Hey Jude', at Paul'shome studio.

Opening party of the Vesubio Club. Paul attends and plays anadvance pressing of 'Hey Jude'/'Revolution'.

1969
'Get Back', 12th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Give Peace A Chance', 3rd week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: eitherof: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'; 'As Far As We Can Go'; 'OneWay Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25 - Today in Beatles History

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1961
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Bluegenes, and others.
1963
Test session of Cilla Black for EMI.
1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, replacing 'Rolling Stones' LP (UK Record Retailer chart).
Billboard comments that 'A Hard Day's Night' LP has already sold enough copies to cover all the films costs. A record in the subject.
Studio 4. BBC Television Centre, London. George appears on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'. Broadcast live.
Studio 4. BBC Television Centre, London. Ringo films appearance on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'.
1965
Cilla Black begins 3 weeks of performances at the Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York.
Epstein flies to New York to attend Cilla's debut.
1967
Brian writes to Nat Weiss. Subjects: Brian's father recent death, the Beatles, including their project to buy a Greek island, and his next trip to New York (a trip he never took---it was planned for 2 September 1967).
1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.15am. Recording: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of acoustic demo for 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.
1969
Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun-King' (working title of 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard') (overdub onto take 35); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (takes 1-39). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
10.30pm-2.30am. Re-recording of bass and drums, and recording of lead vocal for 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'.
1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 29th week in the ranking (Billboard).
Magazine 'Record World' publishes that the incorporation of Ono Music Ltd., to publish Yoko's music, is false.
1973
George pays taxes amounting to 1 million pounds in relation to the concert for Bangla Desh.
1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: either of: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'; 'As Far As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

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July 24 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 18th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
1965
Ringo buys 'Sunny Heights', at St George's Hill Estate, Weybridge, Surrey.
1966
Brian was supposed to fly back to England from the USA this day, a trip to prepare the next Beatles' North American tour.
1967
London 'The Times' publishes an advertisement signed by the Beatles, Epstein and other famous personalities, calling for the legalization of marijuana.
The Beatles appear on front cover of magazine 'Life' (Asia Edition), with the headline: 'The New Far-Out Beatles'.
1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Sexy Sadie' [re-make] (takes 25-47); 'Untitled' (one unnumbered take of sound effects). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
1969
Studio 2. 2.30-3.30pm. Recording: 'Come And Get It' (take 1). Stereo mixing: 'Come And Get It' (remix 1, from take 1). Tape copying: 'Come And Get It' (of remix stereo 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Studio 2. 3.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun-King' (working title of 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard') (takes 1-35). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Paul's solo session, recording a demo of 'Come And Get It' for Badfinger. During recording of 'Sun King', jam of 'Be-Bop-A-Lula', 'Who Slapped John?' and 'Ain't She Sweet'.
1973
L. A. Sunset Studios. Mixing for 'Ringo' LP: 'I'm The Greatest'; 'Have You Seen My Baby'; 'Six O'Clock'; 'You're Sixteen'; 'Oh My My'; 'Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)'; 'Photograph'.
1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: either of: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'; 'As Far As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).
1991
Paul's concert at the Copenhagen Falkoner Theatre, Denmark.
BBC Television Centre at Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, London, ends use as a television studio.

1995
Westwood One radio broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu' Part 11.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (6th edition) broadcast (recorded 10 July 1963, 10.30am-1.30pm).

1964
Charity performance on 'The Night Of 100 Stars', at the London Palladium. The Beatles meet Lawrence Olivier. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

1965
UK single release: 'Help!'/'I'm Down'.

1966
Harold Wilson re-opens the Cavern Club. Brian sends a congratulatory telegram and declines an invitation to attend the proceedings.

Brian was supposed to fly to USA this day to prepare the next Beatles North American tour.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12, overdub onto take 12). Mono mixing: 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (remixes 1-5, from take 12); 'Good Night' (remixes 1-6, from take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Ending' (working title for 'The End') (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording of lead vocal (released version) for 'Oh! Darling'. 11.30pm-12.30am. Playback of finished titles for 'Abbey Road' LP.

1973
Paul's concert in Edinburgh.Recording of 'Paul McCartney In Scotland' LP.

Platinum disc certification: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.

1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: 'As Fas As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
Orchestra overdub.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1989
Start of Ringo's and his 'All Stars' band tour. Concert in Dallas.


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1963
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (6th edition) broadcast (recorded 10 July 1963, 10.30am-1.30pm).

1964
Charity performance on 'The Night Of 100 Stars', at the London Palladium. The Beatles meet Lawrence Olivier. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

1965
UK single release: 'Help!'/'I'm Down'.

1966
Harold Wilson re-opens the Cavern Club. Brian sends a congratulatory telegram and declines an invitation to attend the proceedings.

Brian was supposed to fly to USA this day to prepare the next Beatles North American tour.

''Yesterday'... And Today', 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1968
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12, overdub onto take 12). Mono mixing: 'Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (remixes 1-5, from take 12); 'Good Night' (remixes 1-6, from take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Ending' (working title for 'The End') (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording of lead vocal (released version) for 'Oh! Darling'. 11.30pm-12.30am. Playback of finished titles for 'Abbey Road' LP.

1973
Paul's concert in Edinburgh.Recording of 'Paul McCartney In Scotland' LP.

Platinum disc certification: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.

1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: 'As Fas As We Can Go'; 'One Way Love Affair'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
Orchestra overdub.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1989
Start of Ringo's and his 'All Stars' band tour. Concert in Dallas.


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

July 22 - Today in Beatles History

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1944
Peter Asher is born. [22 June 1944?]

1963
US LP release: 'Introducing The Beatles'.

Beatles' English tour begins, with Gerry and the Pacemakers and Tommy Quickly, at Weston-Super-Mare, Odeon Cinema. Tommy Quickly's debut on stage. Photographer Dezo Hoffmann present.

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 35th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1966
Brian, suffering from glandular fever, cancels a trip to the USA planned for the weekend of 23-24 July.

Photographer Michael Cooper opens his studio at Chelsea Manor Studios, London.

1967
John and Julian fly from the Heathrow Airport for a holiday in Greece.

1968
Studio 1. 7.00pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Don't Pass Me By' (edit pieces takes 1-4); 'Good Night' (takes 23-34, overdub onto take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of intro for 'Don't Pass Me By' and of 'A Beginning'.
7.00-10.30pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (orchestra).
10.30-11.50pm. Recording: 'Good Night' (choir).
11.50pm-1.40am. Recording: 'Good Night' (lead vocal).

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-9.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Recording of lead vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'.

1978
Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recording: 'On The Rebound'; 'She's So In Love'. Producer: Russ Ballard; Engineer: David De Vore.
Orchestra overdub.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21 - Today in Beatles History

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1961
1st midday session. Performance at the Cavern.

1963
10.31-11.30pm. BBC's 'Easy Beat' broadcast (recorded 17 July 1963).

Concert at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool.

1964
First recording session of the Rustiks.

Brian announces that Michael Haslam will record his first record for Parlophone with George Martin in September.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-9.30pm. Recording: 'Come Together' (takes 1-8). Studio 2 (control room only). 9.30-10.00pm. Tape copying: 'Come Together' (of take 6, called take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Copy of 'Come Together' from 4-track to 8-track tape.
First full day of Geoff Emerick back as Beatles' balance engineer.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1987
Paul's private studio. Recording: 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore'; 'Ain't That A Shame'; 'Crackin' Up'. End of recordings for Paul's Russian album.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20 - Today in Beatles History

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1961
'Mersey Beat' front page: 'Beatles Sign Recording Contract' (with Bert Kaempfert).

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

Brian parts company with the Big Three.

1964
US single release: 'I'll Cry Instead'/'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You.
US single release: 'And I Love Her'/'If I Fell'.
US LP release: 'Something New'.

The press announces the issue of Beatles Ltd. shares.

1967
Paul attends a session at Chappell Recording Studios, during which Chris Barber Band records a version for 'Catcall'. Paul contributes shouts and howls, and some piano.

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1968
Jane Asher announces through the BBC the end of her engagement with Paul.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1987
Beginning of recordings for Paul's Russian album. Recording: 'Kansas City'; 'Twenty Flight Rock'; 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'; 'I'm In Love Again'; 'Bring It On Home To Me'; 'Lucille'; 'I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday'; 'That's All Right Mama'; 'Summertime'; 'Just Because'; 'Midnight Special'.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

July 19 - Today in Beatles History

John Lennon Swimming

1964
Brian presents a five-minute BBC1 television charity appeal, seeking contributions to the British Polio Fellowship.

Epstein sacks guitarist Ray Jones from the Dakotas after a row about the group's future.

Blackpool. Appearance on the programme 'Big Night Out'.

1965
US single release: 'Help!'/'I'm Down'.

1967
'All You Need Is Love' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

1968
Studio 2. 7.30pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Sexy Sadie' (takes 1-21). Producer: George Martin; Enginer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
During the session, John improvises a satyric song about Brian and Clive.

BBC-TV's 'How It Is' screens a part of 'Yellow Submarine'.

1969
'Get Back', 11th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 'Unfinished Music No. 2---Life With The Lions' number 179 (Billboard).
'Give Peace A Chance', 2nd week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

1976
UK LP release: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.

US gold certification: 'Rock'n'Roll Music'.

1983
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).

1991
Paul's concert at the Southend Cliffs Pavilion, England.

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July 18 - Today in Beatles History



1963
Studio 2. 7.00-10.45pm. Recording: 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' (takes 1-11); 'Money (That's What I Want)' (takes 1-7); 'Devil In Her Heart' (takes 1-6); 'Till There Was You' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
First session for 'With The Beatles' LP.

1966
Epstein announces that Cilla Black is to co-star with Frankie Howerd in the review 'Way Out In Piccadilly'.

1968
Studio 2. 2.30-9.30pm. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (overdub onto take 12).
Studio 2. 10.30pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Helter Skelter' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Take 3 of 'Helter Skelter' lasted 27'11'', the longest Beatle recording ever. (It was not used for the released version.)

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-8.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); 'Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32).
Studio 2 (control room only). 8.00-10.30pm. Mono mixing: 'Octopus's Garden' (remixes 1-7, from take 32). Stereo mixing: 'Octopus's Garden' (remixes 10-14, from take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Recording of Paul's vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling'.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 28th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1983
Studio 2. Start of the show 'The Beatles at Abbey Road', 3 times in the day, while the upstairs control room is being equipped with a new recording console. It runs until 11 September 1983.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
Epstein signs a contract for the Beatles to perform at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, in January 1964.

The Playhouse Theatre, London. 8.45-9.45pm. Recording for BBC's 'Easy Beat': 'I Saw Her Standing There'; 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'; 'There's A Place'; 'Twist And Shout'. Only live take of 'A Shot Of Rythm And Blues'.

'Please Please Me' LP, 17th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
BBC Paris Studio, London. 2.45-6.15pm. Recording for BBC's 'From Us To You' (4th edition): 'From Us To You'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'If I Fell'; 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'; 'Things We Said Today'; 'I Should Have Known Better'; 'Boys'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'A Hard Day's Night'; 'From Us To You'. Only live take of 'I'm Happy Just To Dance With You'.

UK single release: 'From A Window', with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1965
ABC-TV broadcasts a part of 'Help!'.

1967

US single release: 'All You Need is Love'/'Baby, You're A Rich Man'.

Harry Epstein dies, in Bournemouth. Clive, from Liverpool, calls Brian to Chapel Street.

1968
London Pavilion. 'Yellow Submarine' premiere. Ringo, Maureen, Paul, John, Yoko and George attend.
After the premiere, party at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, which named its new discoteque 'Yellow Submarine' for the event.

1969

Studio 3. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: 'Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 16).
Studio 2. 6.30-11.15pm. Recording: 'Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
Recording of Paul's lead vocal trial for 'Oh! Darling' and vocals and sound effects for 'Octopus's Garden'.

1974
The US Immigration and Naturalization Service Board denies John's appeal and orders him to leave the country within sixty days or face deportation.

1995
Westwood One broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu', Part 10.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
BBC Paris Studios, London. 3.00-5.00pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (8th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)'; 'Crying, Waiting, Hoping'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'To Know Her Is To love Her'; 'The Honeymoon Song'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'. The only BBC recording of all these songs, except 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!' and 'Twist And Shout'.

BBC Paris Studio, London. 6.00-8.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (9th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'Long Tall Sally'; 'Please Please Me'; 'She Loves You'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'I'll Get You'; 'I Got A Woman'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'. -- BBC Paris Studio, London. 8.45-10.50pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' (10th edition): 'Pop Goes The Beatles'; 'She Loves You'; 'Words Of Love'; 'Glad All Over'; 'I Just Don't Understand'; 'Devil In Her Heart'; 'Slow Down'; 'Pop Goes The Beatles'.
'She Loves You' is the same version recorded earlier today (6.00-8.30pm session). Only take of 'I Just Don't Understand', and only BBC take of 'Slow Down'.

5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Goes The Beatles' broadcast (2 July 1963 session, except '3 Cool Cats', 'Sweet Little Sixteen' and 'Ask Me Why').

1964
10.00-11.55pm. BBC's 'Top Gear' broadcast (session recorded 14 July 1964).

Appearance on BBC-radio's 'Brian Matthew Introduces...

1965
The plan by Brian Matthew and Brian Epstein to build a new theatre in Kent, the Pilgrim Theatre, comes to an end when the Estates Committee of Bromley Borough Council refuses to give planning permission.

1966
''Yesterday'... And Today', 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1968
Studio 2. 4.00-9.00pm. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12). 10.00pm-2.00am. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (overdub onto take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Last day of Geoff Emerick's work as Beatles engineer. He will not be back until the 'Abbey Road' sessions.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-7.00pm. Recording: 'Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15)..
Studio 2. 7.00pm-12.30am. Recording: 'Something' (overdub onto take 36, tape reduction into takes 38, 39). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

US gold certification for 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko'.


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15 - Today in Beatles History

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1964
'A Hard Day's Night' single number 1, 1st week (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles', 24th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

ABC-TV's 'The Road To Beatlemania' broadcast.

John buys 'Kenwood', St George's Hill Estate, Weybridge, for 20,000 pounds.

1966
Klaus Voorman is released from his NEMS contract by Epstein so that he can join Manfred Mann as bassist.

NEMS, acting as agents, cancels Freddie and the Dreamers' concerts in the Philippines, due to have started on 5 August.

Georgie Fame's management decline an offer from Epstein for Fame to star in an autumn concert tour of the UK.

1967
Brian attempts to bring Tim Buckley over from the USA for a concert appearance at the Saville Theatre.

1968
Studio 2. 3.30-8.00pm. Mono mixing: 'Revolution' (remixes 20, 21, from take 16). Recording: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 23). Mono mixing: 'Revolution' (remixes 12-21, from take 23).
Studio 2. 9.00pm-3.00am. Recording: 'Cry Baby Cry' (approximately 30 unnumbered takes). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

The Apple staff moves in 3 Savile Row. Some departments remain at 95 Wigmore Street.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-6.00pm. Recording: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30).
Studio 2 (control room only). 6.00-11.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (remixes 1-6, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of bell sounds for 'You Never Give Me Your Money'.

1971
Yoko signs copies of her book 'Grapefruit' at the store Selfridges, on occasion of its re-release. John attends.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14 - Today in Beatles History

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1961
Welcome to the Beatles at the Cavern Club. First performance at the Cavern after the return from Hamburg.

1964
Brian resigns his directorship with I. Epstein & Sons (Liverpool) Limited.

Studio 2, Broadcasting House, London. 7.00-11.00pm.
Recording for BBC's 'Top Gear': 'Long Tall Sally'; 'Things We Said Today'; 'A Hard Day's Night'; 'And I Love Her'; 'I Should Have Known Better'; 'If I Fell'; 'You Can't Do That'. 'I Should have Known Better' is the commercially released version.

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1965
Palace Theatre, Watford, Hertfordshire. Paul attends to see Jane Asher perform.

1966
'Revolver' goes to the disc cutting room. George Martin phones Geoff Emerick, telling him to replace remix 11 of 'Tomorrow Never Knows', marked 'best', by the original best, remix 8.

US gold certification for 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain'.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 10th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

End of performances at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

A contest is run on this day's issue of teen magazine 'Boyfriend'. Prize: a lunch with the Beatles and attendance to a Beatles recording session.
'Boyfriend' first publishes photograph from its Euston Road session.

1964
US single release: 'A Hard Day's Night'/'I Should Have Known Better'.

1965
Savoy Hotel, London. Annual Ivor Novello awards lunch. Paul attends, to receive awards on behalf of the Beatles.

1967
End of European Song Cup in the Casino at the Belgium coastal resort of Knokke-le-Zoute. Brian attends. England beats France in the final. Roger Whittaker, with his version of 'If I Were A Rich Man', is declared the best individual act.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
UK EP release: 'Twist And Shout'. UK EP release: 'My Bonnie'.

A new concert promotion company, NEMS Presentations Limited, is incorporated, with Brian one of the opening directors.

Performance at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.

1964

In London, the 'Observer' publishes a praiseful review of 'A Hard Day's Night' film, specially of Ringo's work.

While on his way to the concert in Brighton in his E-type Jaguar, George is involved in a car accident in New King's Road at Munster Road, London.
Performance at the Hippodrome, Brighton, with Jimmy Nicol and the Fourmost.

Broadcast of parts of 'A Hard Day's Night' on the Ed Sullivan show.

1966
The Beatles receive 3 1965 Ivor Novello prizes: 'Yesterday' (most broadcast song), 'We Can Work It Out' (most sold song) and 'Help!' (2nd most sold song).

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1967
Brian flies to Belgium.

1968
Studio 2. 3.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Don't Pass Me By' (overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: 'Don't Pass Me By' (remixes 1-4, from take 7); 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remixes 10, 11, from take 23).
Studio 2. 12.00pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Revolution' (overdub onto take 16). Mono mixing: 'Revolution' (remixes 10-13, from take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of violin solo for 'Don't Pass Me By'.
John and Paul take home remixes of 'Ob-La=Di, Ob-La-Da' and 'Revolution'.

John puts his house up to sale, for 96,000 pounds.

1969
Ringo expresses his opinion about the banning of 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko' decided by some US radios.

'Get Back', 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
'Give Peace A Chance', 1st week in the Top 28; 1st week in the ranking (Billboard).

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
Performance at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
George is photographed by 'Beatles Book' photographer Leslie Bryce, showing off his new E-type Jaguar in front of Whaddon House, William Mews, London.

To avoid fans, the Beatles cross the Thames on a boat to get to the ABC Studios in Teddington, from London. Teddington TV Studios, Middlesex. Live appearance on ABC-TV's 'Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)'.

1965
Dario Argento writes for the weekly Italian magazine 'Sogno': 'Questi sono in realita i Beatles, i favolosi Beatles, il piu imprevisto, incredible fenomeno musicale dei tempi moderni.' ('These really are the Beatles, the fabulous Beatles, the most unexpected, incredible musical phenomenon of modern times.')

1966
It is reported that the company that took the Beatles to Manila was adjudicated a bankrupt.

Brian buys Bernard Delfont and Tom Arnold's part of Saville Theatre shares, getting complete control over its leasing.

1968
Midday. St Sophia's Church, London. Marriage of John Alexis Mardas and Eufrosyne Doxiades. John, Yoko, George and Pattie attend.

Studio 3. 4.00-7.00pm. Recording: 'Revolution' (take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Studio 3. 7.00pm-3.45am. Recording: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 22); 'Revolution' (tape reduction take 15 into take 16, overdub onto take 16); 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (tape reduction take 22 into takes 23, 24, overdub onto take 23). Mono mixing: 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remixes 1, 2, from take 23). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of electric piano for 'Revolution' and saxes for 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-12.00pm. Recording: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (overdub onto take 21); 'Something' (overdub onto take 36). Stereo mixing: 'Something' (remixes 1-4, from take 36). Recording: 'Something' (tape reduction take 36 into take 37); 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
'Live Peace In Toronto', 27th week in the ranking (Billboard).

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10 - Today in Beatles History

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1963
'Please Please Me' LP, 16th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Number 2 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall. 10.30am-1.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Sweet Little Sixteen'; 'A Taste Of Honey'; 'Nothin' Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)'; 'Love Me Do'; 'Lonesome Tears In My Eyes'; 'So How Come (No One Loves Me)'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

Number 2 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall. 1.30-3.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles': 'Pop Go The Beatles'; 'Memphis, Tennessee'; 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'; 'Till There Was You'; 'Matchbox'; 'Please Mister Postman'; 'The Hippy Hippy Shake'; 'Pop Go The Beatles'.

Concert at the Winter Gardens, Margate, with Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
UK LP release: 'A Hard Day's Night'. UK single release: 'A Hard Day's Night'/'Things We Said Today'.
UK LP release: 'Off The Beatles Track'.

Evening: Liverpool premiere of 'A Hard Day's Night' at the Odeon Cinema. The Beatles and Brian attend.

1968
Art exhibition sponsored by John: 'You Are Here'.

Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Revolution' (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11-13, overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 14, 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1969
Studio 2. 2.30-11.30pm. Recording: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (overdub onto take 21). Stereo mixing: 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 1-13, from take 21). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
Louise French's body is cremated.

1994
George attends the UK Grand Prix in Silverstone.

1995
Westwood One radio broadcasts 'Oobu Joobu' Part 9.

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