Sunday 14 June 2015


1949--Alan White, who drummed with John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and the progressive rock group, Yes, is born in Britain.

George at Top Ten
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963--The Beatles perform at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey. Another Brian Epstein "Mersey Beat Showcase," and the last time The Beatles will perform here. Their appearance is sensational.

1964--Ringo flying in from Sydney, rejoins The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia. The Beatles give a five-Beatle press conference, with temporary drummer, Jimmy Nicol, sharing the spotlight for the last time with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and the now-recuperated Ringo. Nicol's job of filling in for Ringo until he was well enough to join The Beatles on tour is done, and he departs for England.

1964--In England, a tea chest addressed to The Beatles is opened, and twelve-year-old Beatlemaniac, Carol Dryden, is discovered inside.
1965--US release of The Beatles’ LP, Beatles VI (Capitol). Songs: Kansas City, Eight Days a Week, You Like Me Too Much, Bad Boy, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, Words of Love, What You're Doing, Yes It Is, Dizzy Miss Lizzie, Tell Me What You See, and Every Little Thing. 41 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

1965--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording I've Just Seen a Face (six takes) and I'm Down (seven takes). During the session, Paul McCartney makes mention several times of a term he heard black musicians apply to Mick Jagger, "plastic soul." Then John Lennon and Ringo Starr leave the studio. George Harrison remains, as Paul begins recording his song Yesterday. Take 1 of I'm Down is included on The Beatles Anthology 2 (Disc two, Track 3). It also includes Take 1 of Yesterday, which lacks the string arrangement (Disc one, Track 7).

1965--It is announced that plans to film “A Talent For Loving” as the third Beatles film have been dropped.

1966--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording Here, There and Everywhere. Getting down the basic track and initial vocal overdubs.

1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (Olympic Sound Studios, London). Recording a rhythm track for the song they will perform for the “Our World” worldwide satellite-linked television broadcast, All You Need Is Love. The Beatles record 33 takes of the basic track and some vocals. George Martin produces, and Eddie Kramer is the balance engineer. John Lennon plays harpsichord, Paul McCartney plays double-bass, and George Harrison tries his hand at violin ( Ringo Starr stuck to the necessary drums). From the very beginning, the start of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, is used to kick off the song, partly to emphasize the theme of international brotherhood.

1969--John and Yoko Ono tape an interview for US television, for "The David Frost Show." The interview is recorded in England and will be broadcast on July 10.

1969--The Beatles' single, Get Back, is #1 in the US charts for the fourth straight week.

1971--The first Hard Rock Cafe opens in London.

1974--During a Walls and Bridges planning session at the Record Plant Studios in New York, Al Coury, Capitol Record’s head of promotions in California, informs John Lennon that he has retrieved Phil Spector’s Rock ‘n’ Roll album tapes. Capitol had handed over $90,000 to Spector in order to get them back.

1976--Six years after their breakup, The Beatles garner yet another gold album with their Rock 'n' Roll Music LP.
1996--Beatles producer, George Martin, is awarded a knighthood.

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