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ON THIS DAY – A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE BEATLES

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1958
George joins the Quarrymen.

1962
Lunch at the Decca’s session executive club on Albert Enbankment, of Brian, Dick Rowe and Beecher Stevens; Rowe and Stevens communicate Brian Decca’s rejection.

1963
Concert at the Granada, Bedford (Helen Shapiro tour).

1964
Tickets for the Ed Sullivan Show sell out.

1965
Beatles ’65 number 1, fifth week (US Billboard).

Rolling Stones II replaces Beatles For Sale as number 1 (UK Record Retailer).

1967
It is announced that the Beatles have signed contracts with EMI until 1976.

1968
Studio 1. 2:30-8:00pm. Tape copying: “The Inner Light” (of take 5, numbered take 6). Recording: “The Inner Light” (overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: “The Inner Light” (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.Recording of George vocal for “The Inner Light”.
About 6:30pm. Harry Klein is contacted at home for the “Lady Madonna” session.
8:00-9:00pm. Ringo appears on Cilla Black’s live programme “Cilla”, at the BBC Television Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, London. The recording session is interrupted to see the show.
Studio 1. 9:00pm-2:00am. Recording: “Lady Madonna” (tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5, overdub onto take 5). Mono mixing: “Lady Madonna” (remixes 1, 2, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Recording of vocal brass impersonation and brasses for “Lady Madonna”.
Royal Garden Hotel, London. Paul participates in a press conference announcing the Leicester University’s art festival.

1970
UK single release: “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”/”Who Has Seen The Wind”.

1971
All Things Must Pass number 1 (UK Record Retailer).
All Things Must Pass number 1, sixth week (US Billboard).

“My Sweet Lord” number 1, second week (UK Record Retailer).

1976
UK single release: “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)”/”Maya Love” (Apple R 6012).

1981
BBC Books publishes “The Lennon Tapes”, the transcript of John’s conversation with Andy Peebles from Dec. 6, 1980.
US single release: “Walking On Thin Ice”/”It Happened” (Geffen 49683), by Yoko. The A-side featured John on guitar.
George, Paul and Ringo record “All Those Years Ago,” a tribute to John Lennon.

1984
ABC-TV show “Good Morning America” begins a four day celebratory look back at the Beatles first trip to America.

1995
Mill Studios in Sussex: Paul, George and Ringo begin work on “Real Love”.

1997
At the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Yoko’s art exhibition “Have You Seen The Horizon Lately” is on display.

1999
In Tampa, Florida, the exhibition of Linda’s pictures entitled “Sixties” is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art.

RARE PHOTOS OF BEATLE’S FIRST WORLD TOUR VISIT TO SEATTLE

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In August 1964, The Beatles had been playing together for four years and were embarking on their first official world tour. Seattle’s KeyArena, then called the Seattle Coliseum, was the third stop on their tour.

Timothy Eagan, a 19-year-old photographer from Queen Anne, was able to score a press pass from a family friend.

His photographs are now managed by MOHAI, who describes the scene: “The fearless teen elbowed his way up to the front of the stage to shoot three rolls of film.”

 

 

Eagan was one of almost 15,000, mostly teenage, fans who filled the venue. It was reported that girls outnumbered the boys 20 to 1 and the the music could barely be heard over the screaming teens.

Eagan later continued his photography career as a staff photographer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and then with an agency in New York.

During their Seattle visit, the “Fab Four” stayed at the Edgewater Hotel, marking the hotel’s place in Seattle history.

 

 

 

 

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‘YOU GAVE ME THE ANSWER’ – Louisa from the US asks…

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We love January in London. Of course, there are always two sides to every coin and we think the best thing about cold, short days is that we have the perfect excuse to stay in and cosy up with a book / album / film [delete as appropriate!].

If, like us, you have found that spending more time than usual with your loved ones over the holiday season also seems to result in more time spent in front of the telly, you are not alone! In fact, this month’s question has sparked a huge office debate over the ultimate TV programme! And if you thought those kinds of important discussions were off limits to someone like Paul… well, think again!

Louisa from the US got in touch to ask Paul:

“What are your favourite American television shows of all time?”

Paul: “Thanks for your question, Louisa. Well, you know it depends what genre. I mean, if it’s a series then I liked ‘Breaking Bad’ a lot. And then game shows? I like ‘Family Fortunes!’” (AKA ‘Family Feud’ in the US!)

PM.com: “We’ve seen you watching that on tour!”

Paul: “I nearly always have that on in the dressing room before a show because you don’t have to think too hard and it’s not depressing. You know, whereas if you’ve got the news channel something could come on that can makes me think, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then you’ve got to try and do a show!

“So, I like Steve Harvey in America doing ‘Family Fortunes’. I just like guessing at, you know [does impression] ‘100 men, were asked what…’ And I like trying to get the top answer! I just think it’s a fun show, you know. So that’s nice and light. And then as I say, series probably ‘Breaking Bad’ and I like ‘Veep’, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s very funny and I think it’s a hilarious look at her being the Vice President. It’s very like the British series ‘The Thick of It’.”

source:paulmccartney.com

ON THIS DAY: GEORGE PERFORM ‘THIS SONG’ ON ZDF-TV’s ‘DISCO’77’ 41 YEARS AGO

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George Harrison perform “This Song” at ZDF Studios in Unterföhring (Munich), West Germany, for the Feb. 5, 1977, airing of the ZDF TV music show Disco ’77 as part of a European promotional tour for his album Thirty-Three and 1/3.