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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.

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

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1964
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” number 1, fourth week (UK Record Retailer).

“Beatles Christmas Show”, at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London.

1965
Beatles For Sale number 1, 3rd week (UK Record Retailer).

“I Feel Fine” number 1, 2nd week (US Billboard).

“Another Beatles Christmas Show” at the Hammersmith Odeon, London (two performances).

1967
Studio 2 (control room only). 2:30-4:00pm. Tape copying: “When I’m Sixty-Four” (of remix mono 8); “Strawberry Fields Forever” (of remix mono 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Copies of “When I’m Sixty-Four” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” for the US.

1968
Ringo and Maureen fly home to Liverpool to visit family with sons Zak and Jason, and her poodle Tiger.

1969
Meeting at Twickenham Film Studios to begin rehearsals of new songs for an (eventual) TV live show, for worldwide transmision. The rehearsals are filmed. Start of “Let It Be” shooting. 1st session of Glyn Johns as Beatles engineer.

Ray Coleman interviews John about problems in Apple.

1970
At the Kolnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, West Germany, the exhibition of Yoko’s work “Happening And Fluxus” is shown.

1971
All Thing Must Pass nº 1, 1st week (US Billboard)/”My Sweet Lord” nº 1, second week (US Billboard)

1975
Judge Richard Owen, of the US District Court, allows John and his lawyer access to the process of deportation against him, under certain conditions.

1977
In Los Angeles, an exhibition of Linda’s photographs is on display at the Jan Baum and Iris Silverman Gallery.

1983
UK premiere of Ringo’s US TV special “Ringo”.

In Los Angeles, the Linda exhibition “Photographs” is displayed at the Molly Barnes Gallery.

1987
The “Beatle City” exhibition runs at the West End marketplace in Dallas, Texas.

1990
Paul’s performs in concert at the NEC International Arena, Birmingham (“Get Back Tour”).

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

1998
In Washington, D.C., an exhibition of Beatles photographs taken by Harry Benson is on display at the Govinda Gallery.

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

2007
Cristin Keleher, who once broke into George Harrison’s Hawaii home, was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in California, aged 34.


ON THIS DAY 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.

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.