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This day in Beatles History: October 9th
- 1940: 6:30PM John Lennon is born at the Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool.
- 1961: John and Paul celebrate John’s 21st birthday by hitchhiking to Paris. In aid in getting picked up, they purchase and wear bowler hats. They had planned to keep going to Spain, but stayed in Paris. John and Paul both claim they started the ‘Beatle’ haircut while in Paris, copying the style from Jurgen Vollmer, whom they met on the streets.
- 1962: Visit to the editorial office of ‘Record Mirror’, 116 Shaftesbury Avenue, London.
- 1963: Recording for BBC’s ‘The Public Ear’.
- 1963: ‘She Loves You’, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). ‘Please Please Me’ LP, 29th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
- 1963: The Beatles see a Ronald Kirk performance at the Ronnie Scott Club, London.
- 1963: BBC Paris Studio, London. 10:00-11:00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘The Ken Dodd Show’: ‘She Loves You’.
- 1963: Broadcast of ‘The Mersey Sound’ television BBC documentary. It includes images and an interview with Brian.
- 1964: 6:15pm and 8:20pm. Concert at the Gaumont Theater, Bradford. Start of UK tour, with Mary Wells, Tommy Quickly, Sounds Incorporated, Michael Haslam, the Remo Four, the Rustiks, and Bob Bain.
- 1965: Party organized by Lionel Bart to celebrate the opening of his new musical ‘Twang!’. Brian and all 4 Beatles among the guests. A separate birthday celebration for John is also held at Lionel Bart’s home. Brian, The Beatles, Lionel Bart, Cynthia, Pattie Boyd, childhood friend Pete Shotton and his wife Beth attend.
- 1968: Studio 2. 7:00pm-5:30am. Stereo mixing: ‘The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill’. Mono mixing: ‘The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill’. Recording: ‘Long Long Long’. Tape copying: ‘Helter Skelter’. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Studio 1. Time unknown. Recording: ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’. Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Townsend. Copy of take 3 of ‘Helter Skelter’, for Paul. Paul works alone on ‘Why Don’t We Do It In The Road’.
- 1969: Yoko is taken to the King’s College Hospital, London. She suffers a miscarriage.
- 1970: Abbey Road. End of recordings for ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’.
- 1971: Opening of Yoko’s exhibition ‘This Is Not Here’ at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. John is guest artist.
- 1971: John, Yoko, Ringo, Mal Evans, Allen Ginsberg, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, Klaus Voorman, Neil Aspinal and Jim Keltner celebrate John’s birthday in a New York hotel room. Drunken jam session.
Watch some of the video of his birthday here
- 1975: 1:00am. Yoko has throes of childbirth. New York Hospital. Morning: Sean Taro Ono Lennon is born.
- 1979: John and Sean’s birthdays are celebrated at the restaurant Tavern on the Green, Central Park, New York.
- 1980: In New York’s sky, planes write congratulatory words for John and Sean, for their birthday.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This day in Beatles History: September 13th
- 1961: Performance at noontime at the Cavern Club. Evening: Performance with the Remo Four and the Pressman.
- 1963: Concert at the Public Hall, Preston.
- 1964: NEMS Enterprises Limited buys a controlling stake in the ‘Mersey Beat’.
- 1964: Concert at the Civic Center, Baltimore.
- 1965: 8:00am. Zak Starkey is born, at the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.
- 1965: US single release: ‘Yesterday’/’Act Naturally’.
- 1966: The ‘Melody Maker’ editor signs the certificate of the Beatles as winners in the 1966 poll in British and International Sections of the magazine.
- 1966: ‘Star Scene ‘66’, Brian’s promotion tour, is cancelled.
- 1967: George Harrison interview for the BBC Radio program ‘Scene and Heard’.
- 1968: US Gold certification for ‘Hey Jude’/’Revolution’.
- 1968: Studio 2. 8:00pm-1:45am. Recording: ‘Glass Onion’. Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
- 1968: The Beatles appear on cover of magazine ‘Life’, under the headline: ‘The Days In The Lives Of The Beatles’.
- 1969: Trip of the Plastic Ono Band to Toronto. Rock and Roll Festival at the Varsity Stadium, Toronto. Filmed. John and Yoko perform live with Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, and Alan White. Together, at this performance, the band records an Apple album later released as “The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace in Toronto 1969”.
On the plane:
- 1971: Stella Nina McCartney is born at the King’s College Hospital, London.
- 1999: UK CD release: ‘Yellow Submarine’.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This day in Beatles History: September 7th
- 1961: Performances at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and at night at the Town Hall in Litherland, Liverpool.
- 1963: ‘Please Please Me’ LP number 1, 18th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
- 1963: 28 Maitland Court, home address of Donald Zec. The Beatles are interviewed by Donald Zec (published on the ‘Daily Mirror’, 10 September 1963).
- 1963: Concert at the Fairfield Halls, Croydeon, Surrey.
- 1963: Broadcast of ABC-TV’s ‘Big Night Out’, with performance recorded 01 September 1963.
- 1963: The Playhouse Theater, London. 1:00-4:00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’: ‘I Saw Her Standing There’; ‘Memphis, Tennessee’; ‘Happy Birthday Saturday Club’; ‘I’ll Get You’; ‘She Loves You’; ‘Lucille’. Recording for the 5th anniversary edition of ‘Saturday Club’.
- 1964: Concert at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto.
John at the hotel wearing PJ’s that a fan sent to him:
- 1965: Brian attends an evening at the Finchley Jewish Youth Club, presenting various cups and trophies.
- 1966: ‘Yellow Submarine’, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). ‘Eleanor Rigby’, 5th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
- 1967: Studio 2. 7:00pm-3:15am. Recording: ‘Blue Jay Way’. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Vince; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
- 1968: ‘Hey Jude’, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
- 1976: George is found guilty of unconscious plagerism of ‘He’s So Fine’ on ‘My Sweet Lord’, and given a fine of 587,000 dollars for damages.
- 1995: UK LP release: ‘Help’, charity album to raise money for War Child, British organization working in Mostar, Bosnia.
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The Beatles, Brian Epstein & George Martin in Paris, 1964.
Friday, August 19, 2011
This day in Beatles History: August 19th
- 1960: The Beatles are hired to perform 2 additional months at the Indra Club.
- 1961: Performance at Aintree Institute Longmoore Lane, Aintree, Liverpool.
- 1963: Appearance on Granada TV’s ‘Scene at 6:30’.
- 1963: Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
- 1964: A Kansas City impresario offers $350,000 for the Beatles to perform at that city, the largest amount paid to an artist in the USA until then.
- 1964: Beginning of tour of the USA and Canada. Press conference then concert at the Cow Palace, San Fransisco, California. The concert is filmed.
Backstage with Shirley Temple and her daughter Lori:
- 1964: ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ single, 6th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart). ‘With The Beatles’, 39th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).
- 1965: 3:30pm and 8:00pm. Concerts at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas. Epstein hurts his back when he is sprung from the emergency exit of an airplane into a service truck in a serious outbreak of Beatlemania at Houston (Texas) Airport.
- 1966: Concert at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. The Ku Klux Klan mounts guard. A firecracker explodes on the stage.
- 1967: Jason Starkey is born, at the Queen’s Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Hammersmith, London.
- 1968: Day booked for a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road but was cancelled because of George’s trip to Greece.
- 1969: Studio 2. 2:00pm-4:00am. Stereo mixing: ‘Ending’ (working title of ‘The End’) (remixes 1-3, from take 7); ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’ and ‘The End’ (crossfade/edit for master); ‘Something’ (remixes 1-10, from take 39). Recording: ‘Here Comes The Sun’ (overdub onto take 15). Stereo mixing: ‘Here Comes The Sun’ (remix 1, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. The instrumental jam in the coda of ‘Something’ disappears at last in today’s remixes. Recording of synthesizer for ‘Here Comes The Sun’.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
This day in Beatles History: August 18th
- 1961: Performances at noontime at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and at night at the Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool with Steve Bennett and the Syndicate.
- 1962: First performance of Ringo as Beatles’ drummer. Performance at the Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Cheshire. Performance at the Cavern. First photographed line up of the Beatles with Ringo.
- 1963: Concert at the Princess Theater, Torquay.
- 1964: The Beatles and Brian fly to Los Angeles International Airport, holding a press conference. Then from Los Angeles, they arrive in San Fransisco. Beginning of 34-day tour of USA and Canada. On arriving, Brian receives a telegram from Colonel Tom Parker, sending felicitations to the Beatles party on behalf of Elvis Presley. A ticket-tape welcome in San Fransisco had been announced, not materialized.
Press conference in LA:
Arriving in San Fransisco:
- 1965: ‘Help!’ single number 1, 4th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart).
- 1965: Press conference and in the evening, concert at the Atlanta Stadium.
During their flight to Atlanta:
- 1966:Concert at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston.
- 1967: UK single release: ‘We Love You’, by the Rolling Stones (backing vocals by John and Paul).
- 1967: Brian tells his mother and Peter Brown he will soon travel to the USA and Canada to appear in some TV programs.
- 1969: Studio 2. 2:30-10:30pm. Stereo mixing: ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’ (remixes 1, 2, from take 17). Recording: ‘Ending’ (working title of ‘The End’) (overdub onto take 7). Stereo mixing: ‘Ending’ (working title of ‘The End’) (remixes 1-6, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of 4 seconds of piano for ‘The End’.