Thursday 16 July 2015


1960--The Silver Beatles perform at the Grosvenor Ballroom, Liscard, Wallasey.

1961--The Beatles perform at Blair Hall, Walton, Liverpool.
1962--The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and at the Plaza Ballroom, St. Helens, at night.
1963--The Beatles record three editions of their BBC radio series, "Pop Go the Beatles" at the BBC Paris Studio in London. The recording of 10 tracks for The Beatles' first album in one day (Feb. 11,1963) is widely known, but the group recorded 18 tracks on this day, and in less time. For show #8, The Beatles perform I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You), Crying Waiting Hoping, Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey, To Know Her Is To Love Her, The Honeymoon Song, and Twist and Shout. Their guests are The Swinging Blue Jeans. Broadcast on August 6. For show #9, The Beatles perform Long Tall Sally, Please Please Me, She Loves You, You Really Got a Hold On Me, I'll Get You, and I Got a Woman. Their guests are The Hollies. Broadcast on August 13. For show #10, The Beatles perform She Loves You (but they prefer the version performed on the 9th show and use that one again instead), Words of Love, Glad All Over, I Just Don't Understand, Devil In Her Heart, and Slow Down. Their guests are Russ Sainty and the Nu-Notes. Broadcast on August 20. [Note: a number of tracks recorded this day are included on the 1994 Beatles double-CD Live at the BBC. From show #8, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) (Disc one, Track 20); Crying Waiting Hoping (Disc one, Track 21); To Know Her Is To Love Her (Disc one, Track 24); The Honeymoon Song (Disc one, Track 28); and Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey (Disc two, Track 24). From show #9, I Got a Woman (Disc one, Track 4); and Long Tall Sally (Disc one, Track 26). From show #10, Glad All Over (Disc two, Track 15); I Just Don't Understand (Disc two, Track 16); and Slow Down (Disc two, Track 33).]

1964--The trade paper Film Daily gives The Beatles’ movie, "A Hard Day's Night," horrible reviews.
1968--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording Cry Baby Cry (10 takes). Then harmonium (played by George Martin) and piano (played by John Lennon) are overdubbed. Engineer, Geoff Emerick, no longer able to stand the tension, bickering, and flaring tempers between The Beatles, decides to no longer work with them. Take 1 was released on The Beatles Anthology 3 (Disc one, Track 13).
1969--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Here Comes the Sun.

1971--UK release of the Elastic Oz Band single, God Save Us / Do the Oz (Apple). John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote the song to raise money for Oz magazine's obscenity trial defense fund. Lead vocalist on God Save Us is Bill Elliot. John Lennon sang lead on Do the Oz.
1971--John Lennon makes a statement supporting Oz magazine and sings The End of the Road, at a press conference dealing with the Oz obscenity case in the UK. The recording is released as a flexi-disc in Oz magazine.
1974--John Lennon and May Pang take up residence in a small apartment at Eddie Germano’s two-story building at East 52nd Street in New York. Two of their first visitors are Paul and Linda McCartney. According to John, they spent a couple of “Beaujolais evenings, reminiscing about old times.” Sharing the apartment with John and May are two kittens (one black, one white) named Major and Minor. A seven-inch single often played on John’s record player is a bootleg disc of How Do You Do It?, recorded by The Beatles back in 1962.

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