‘Please Please Me’ LP, 15th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 8.00-9.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘The Beat Show’: ‘From Me To You’; ‘A Taste Of Honey’; ‘Twist And Shout’.
EMI audition of The Fourmost.
The press of Madrid says that the Beatles performance in this city was a failure before a serious and sober audience, unlike other countries’ ones, which are said to be civilized.
Arrival in Barcelona. Concert at the Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, with the Sirex as support act. End of tour of France, Italy and Spain. Broadcast of John’s interview on BBC-radio’s ‘World Of Books’.
Trip to Manila. On arriving, from the airport they are taken to a dock and separated from their luggage for half an hour. The New York ‘Times Magazine’ publishes an article about the Beatles by Maureen Cleave.
Studio 2. 8pm-3.15am. Recording: ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ (takes 1-7, overdub onto take 3, overdub onto take 7) Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Studio 2. 3pm-8.30pm. Editing: ‘Golden Slumbers'(working title of ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’) (of takes 13, 15, called take 13). Recording: ‘Golden Slumbers'(working title of ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’) (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 16, 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.
Media launch of the Plastic Ono Band. Press reception for the release of ‘Give Peace A Chance’, at the Chelsea Town Hall. John and Yoko do not attend, due to their being hospitalised in Scotland; Ringo and Maureen substitute them.
Beginning of peace festival in Toronto.
Evening: Julian sings in Liverpool for the first time.
Westwood One radio broadcasts ‘Oobu Joobu’ Part 8.
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