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ON THIS DAY IN BEATLES HISTORY

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25 July

1961
Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Bluegenes, and others.

1963
Test session of Cilla Black for EMI.

Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

1972
In Kassel, West Germany, Yoko’s exhibition “Documenta 5” continues.

1973
George pays taxes amounting to £1 million in relation to the concert for Bangla Desh.

1977
Filming of the mockumentary of the Rutles.

1978
At the 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.

1981
“Stars On 45 Medley” number 1, 8th week (Canadian RPM magazine).

1983
In London, Paul, George and Ringo are seen together in the bar of the Gore Hotel in Queen’s Gate, Kensington.

New York’s Museum of Broadcasting showcase Beatles achieve clips documentary “The Beatles Early Days” and several other films from the museum’s personal collection, including the “Ed Sullivan Show” appearances and excerpts from their Washington, D.C. concert on February 11, 1964.

Abbey Road’s Number Two studio presents “The Beatles At Abbey Road”, 3 times a day.

Linda’s “Photographs” exhibition is shown at the Barry Stern galleries in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia.

1984
The “Art Of The Beatles” Exhibition, portraying 30 years of the group in the form of cartoons, paintings, photographs, album covers, lithographs and sculptures, continues.

1985
In the UK, CBS/Fox release “Give My Regards To Broad Street” on home video.

1989
Ringo and his All-Starr Band concert at the Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, Illinois (“North American Tour”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In London, George and Olivia attend a special screening of the Handmade film “How To Get Ahead In Advertising” at the Lumiere Cinema.

1990
In Foxboro, Massachusetts, Paul and his band take a break in the tour to film additional scenes for the concert movie “Get Back”.

1992
“Instant Karma” number 15 (Dutch Top 40).

1995
Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at Warwick Musical Theater, Warwick, Rhode Island (“North America Tour”).

1997
George and his son, Dhani, attend the Ravi Shankar performance at the Womad Festival concert in Reading.

1998
Ringo makes a live appearance on the BBC Radio 2 program “The Steve Wright Show”.

1999
Paul’s art exhibition at the Kunstforum Lyz in Hamburg with 75 of his 500 private paintings.

An exhibition by Cynthia Lennon and Phyllis McKenzie at the KDK Gallery in London continues.

The photo exhibition entitled “Linda McCartney’s Sixties” continues at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

2010
Ringo and his All-Starr Band perform at Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MN.

Paul’s former wife, Heather Mills, told the press that the trauma and pain she went through after losing her leg in a traffic accident was nothing compared to the way she felt after she and Paul split up.

2013
The exhibit Linda McCartney retrospective is displayed at the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna, Austria. The new exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Linda McCartney’s work featuring 190 of her iconic photographs.


PUT A PLAQUE IN STANLEY STREET LIVERPOOL WHERE HESSYS MUSIC CENTRE WAS SITUATED WHERE THE BEATLES BOUGHT THEIR FIRST INSTRUMENTS

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The Iconic shop where the Beatles bought their first instruments from and many famous musicians met and formed bands through the notice board. This shop was part of Liverpool and Merseyside’s musical heritage equally as important to the great ‘music City’ as other landmarks in the area. The proof of the importance is written in the history books and even the fact that the ‘Beatles Story’ at the Albert dock has a mock up version of the Hessys shop.

Photo/plaque Courtesy by Snelly BBC Radio


17 JULY 1968: BEATLES’ YELLOW SUBMARINE PREMIERE

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The animated feature film inspired by and adapted from themes and ideas in songs by The Beatles and starring cartoon characters based on John, Paul, George and Ringo made its world premiere at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus on July 17, 1968.

All four Beatles were in attendance: John Lennon with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr with wife Maureen Starkey and George Harrison accompanied by his spouse Pattie. Paul McCartney came solo; three days later his fiance Jane Asher announces that their engagement has ended.

Also at the premiere were Keith Richards and members of The Who and Status Quo. As was typical of any event in the 1960s where the Beatles were present, a mob scene ensued on the street outside.

The Beatles themselves only appeared in a short live-action snippet at the end of Yellow Submarine and their characters were voiced by professional actors. The film has come to be recognized as a genre-changing work that led to animation gaining greater respect as an art form and Time magazine noted that it “turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and esthetes alike” Although the band members were initially skeptical about the film, in 1995 all three surviving Beatles expressed an appreciation for it in The Beatles Anthology documentary series.

THE CUTTING EDGE: THE STORY OF THE BEATLES’ HAIRDRESSER

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The Cutting Edge: The Story of the Beatles’ Hairdresser Who Defined an Era, will be published on 24 August 2017. A special limited edition is also available.

The Beatles’ hair changed the world. As their increasingly wild, untamed manes grew, to the horror of parents everywhere, they set off a cultural revolution as the most tangible symbol of the Sixties’ psychedelic dream of peace, love and playful rebellion. At the centre of this epochal change was Leslie Cavendish, hairdresser to the Beatles and designer of the four iconic men’s hairstyles, a brand image as immediately recognizable as the Nike swoosh or the Coca-Cola bottle. But just how did a fifteen-year-old Jewish school dropout from an undistinguished North London suburb, with no particular artistic talent or showbusiness connections, end up literally at the cutting edge of Sixties’ fashion in just four years? His story – honest, always entertaining and inspiring – parallels the meteoric rise of the Beatles themselves, and is no less astounding.

PAUL AT CENTURYLINK CENTER DRIVE, BOSSIER CITY

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Paul at CenturyLink Center Drive, Bossier City – July 15, 2017

 

SETLIST
A Hard Day’s Night
Junior’s Farm
Can’t Buy Me Love
Jet
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love Her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
The Fool on the Hill
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your Man
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude
Encore:
Yesterday
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Hi, Hi, Hi
I Saw Her Standing There
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

 

 


“EIGHT DAYS A WEEK” DOCUMENTARY NABS 5 EMMY NOMINATIONS

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The nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards were аnnounced, the Ron Howard-directed rock doc The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years came away with a fab five nods, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
The film, which got its TV premiere on Hulu in September, will also compete for Emmys in four other Nonfiction Program categories: outstanding writing, picture editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
“I’m truly honored with the Television Academy’s recognition today, and I am thrilled to share these nominations with Paul [McCartney], Ringo [Starr], and a brilliant team of producers,” says Howard in a statement. “I know I’m not alone when I say that The Beatles have inspired me creatively and professionally for many years, so to receive this type of recognition for a project that is both personal to me and nostalgic for people all around the world, is truly humbling.”
Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years takes an in-depth look at the Fab Four’s history from 1962 to 1966, while showcasing the band’s live performances during that period.
The movie, which features rare and previously unseen footage of The Beatles, was produced with the full cooperation of surviving members McCartney and Starr, and from the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison: Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
HBO’s Westworld and NBC’s Saturday Night Live lead the Emmy nominees this year, with 22 nods each. The Emmys ceremony, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live, September 17, on CBS.
Source: ABC Radio