August 1 This Day In Beatle History
 
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Wednesday, August 1, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

Thursday, August 1, 1963: The Beatles, at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, record editions nos. 11 and 12 in their radio series "Pop Go the Beatles". For program #11, The Beatles perform "Ooh! My Soul", "Don't Ever Change", "Twist and Shout", "She Loves You", "Anna", and "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues". Their guests are Cyril Davies' Rhythm and Blue All-Stars featuring Long John Baldry. Broadcast on August 27. For program #12, The Beatles perform "Lucille", "From Me to You", "I'll Get You", "Money", "Baby It's You", "There's a Place", "Honey Don't" (with John Lennon singing the lead vocal), and "Roll Over Beethoven". [Note: "Lucille" and "Baby It's You" were omitted from the broadcast tape]. The Beatles guests are Brian Poole & the Tremeloes. Broadcast on September 3. Several of this day's recordings are included on the 1994 Beatles double-CD "Live at the BBC". From show #11, "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues" (Disc one, Track nine); "Ooh! My Soul" (Disc two, Track 30); and "Don't Ever Change" (Disc two, Track 32). From show #12, "Honey Don't" (Disc two, Track 34).

Thursday, August 1, 1963: A British monthly Beatles fan magazine, "The Beatles Book", publishes its first issue.

Saturday, August 1, 1964: "A Hard Day's Night" becomes the #1 single in the US (Billboard).

Sunday, August 1, 1965: The Beatles perform live on the ABC Television program "Blackpool Night Out", broadcast from the ABC Theatre in Blackpool. They play "I Feel Fine", "I'm Down", "Act Naturally", "Ticket to Ride", "Yesterday", and "Help!" During Paul's solo performance of "Yesterday", John and George leave the stage (Ringo stays sitting behind his drum kit while the stage lights go down and a spotlight focuses on Paul). Returning at the song's completion, John announces, "Thank you, Ringo, that was wonderful!" Allen Wiener reports that The Beatles also performed a song called "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside". "The Beatles Anthology 2" includes this night's performances of "I Feel Fine", "Ticket to Ride", "Yesterday", and "Help!" (Disc one, Tracks 9-12). [Note: Mark Lewisohn reports that Ringo left the stage during Paul's performance of "Yesterday", but a close viewing of the "Anthology 4" video proves otherwise. Thanks to Esther Jacobo for catching the discrepancy].

Thursday, August 1, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). Overdubbing bass and vocals for "Hey Jude". Then a 36-piece orchestra overdubs George Martin's arrangement for the song. The musicians are then asked to join in singing the song's refrain (nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, Hey Jude)--most are happy to do so, but one huffs out, sneering, "I'm not going to clap my hands and sing Paul McCartney's bloody song!"

Friday, August 1, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording John's song "Because" - 23 takes (take 16 being selected as 'best') and the first of three sets of vocals overdubs.

Sunday, August 1, 1999: The August 1999 issue of UK magazine "Q" publishes the results of its readers' poll for the "100 Greatest Stars of the 20th Century". Voted #1 is John Lennon. Paul McCartney is next at #2, with Ringo Starr at #26 and George Harrison at #36.

Thursday, August 1, 1991: UK release of Beatles cassette singles set (EMI). The 22 original Beatles UK singles released on cassettes. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 2 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 2, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

Friday, August 2, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Grafton Rooms in Liverpool. This is their first performance in Merseyside in seven weeks, and will be their final performance at the Grafton.

Sunday, August 2, 1964: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth. One of the supporting acts, billed as a "new and unknown London group", is The Kinks.

Monday, August 2, 1965: Release in Sweden of Beatles LP "HELP!" (Parlophone).

Friday, August 2, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). Completion of "Hey Jude".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 3 This Day In Beatle History

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Thursday, August 3, 1961: The Beatles perform at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool.

Friday, August 3, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Grafton Rooms, West Derby Rd., Liverpool. The Beatles are the headliners, with supporting acts Gerry & the Pacemakers and The Big Three.

Saturday, August 3, 1963: The Beatles perform a night show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. Although Brian Epstein promised after the show that The Beatles would be back at the Cavern one day, this would prove to be their final appearance at the club that has become synonymous with The Beatles' early years. Tickets for the show had gone on sale on July 21 at 1:30 pm and were sold-out by 2:00 pm. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been five pounds, receive a fee of 300 pounds for this performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 4 This Day In Beatle History

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Friday, August 4, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a lunchtime show. That night they appear at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool.

Saturday, August 4, 1962: The Beatles perform at Victoria Hall, Wirral, Cheshire.

Sunday, August 4, 1963: The Beatles perform at Queen's Theatre in Blackpool. So many fans are crowded around the theatre, blocking every entrance, that The Beatles have to go through a construction area, up and across some scaffolding to the roof of the theatre, from where they are lowered through a trap door.

Friday, August 4, 1967: UK re-release of 1964 album "The Beatles First" (Polydor). No change in track listing.

Friday, August 4, 1967: Re-release in Sweden of Beatles LP "The Beatles First" (Polydor).

Monday, August 4, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording vocal overdubs for "Because". George Harrison asks George Martin to arrange an orchestral score for "Something". "The Beatles Anthology 3" has the vocal overdub track, without any instrumentation, for "Because" (Disc two, Track 20).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 5 This Day In Beatle History

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Saturday, August 5, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night show. Jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball also appears.

Sunday, August 5, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night show.

Monday, August 5, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Urmston Show, Urmston, Lancashire. The Beatles head a four-act show for this annual event in south Manchester.

Friday, August 5, 1966: US release of Beatles single "Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine" (Capitol). It will spend 9 weeks on the Billboard chart, its highest position #2. In the UK it will spend 8 weeks on the charts, its highest position #1.

Friday, August 5, 1966: UK release of Beatles LP "Revolver" (Parlophone). The Beatles' seventh album. Songs: "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "I'm Only Sleeping", "Love You To", "Here, There and Everywhere", "Yellow Submarine", "She Said She Said", "Good Day Sunshine", "And Your Bird Can Sing", "For No One", "Dr. Robert", "I Want to Tell You", "Got to Get You Into My Life", and "Tomorrow Never Knows". Highest chart position: #1.

Friday, August 5, 1966: UK release of Beatles single "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" (Parlophone). It will spend 8 weeks on the charts, its highest position #1.

Friday, August 5, 1966: Release in Sweden of Beatles LP "Revolver" (Parlophone).

Tuesday, August 5, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). George has his new Moog synthesizer brought into the studio for The Beatles to use in finishing up "Abbey Road". Moog overdubs are recorded onto "Because". Then vocals are overdubbed onto "The End". Paul had brought along tape loops to use in creating the transition sounds linking "You Never Give Me Your Money" and "Sun King".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 6 This Day In Beatle History

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Sunday, August 6, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

Tuesday, August 6, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Springfield Ballroom in St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands. This is the first of five nights playing in the Channel Islands, four of them at this venue.

Tuesday, August 6, 1963: Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Twist and Shout/Boys" (Odeon). Seven weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #3.

Friday, August 6, 1965: UK release of Beatles LP "Help!" (Parlophone). The Beatles' fifth album. Songs: "Help!", "The Night Before", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Need You", "Another Girl", "You're Going to Lose That Girl", "Ticket to Ride", "Act Naturally", "It's Only Love", "You Like Me Too Much", "Tell Me What You See", "I've Just Seen a Face", "Yesterday", and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy". Highest chart position: #1. [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" is spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" on some CD copies of this album.]

Wednesday, August 6, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). With all of the basic tracks for "Abbey Road" recorded, and only overdubs left, there will be only a few more instances where all four Beatles are in the studio together. On this day, George Harrison records an acoustic guitar overdub for "Here Comes the Sun", and Paul records Moog synthesizer onto "Maxwell's Silver Hammer".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

August 7 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 7, 1957: The Quarry Men perform at the Cavern Club, Mathew St., Liverpool. Paul McCartney isn't with them, because he is away at Boy Scout summer camp. The Cavern is a jazz club, but skiffle is tolerated. However, when John Lennon dares to play "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes", the club owner sends him a note saying "Cut out the bloody rock!" The booking had been arranged by ex-Quarry Man Nigel Whalley, who acted as the group's manager until he was forced to resign at the end of the year when he contracted tuberculosis.

Monday, August 7, 1961: The Beatles perform at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool.

Tuesday, August 7, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night.

Wednesday, August 7, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Springfield Ballroom, St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Wednesday, August 7, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording begins for George's song "Not Guilty". It turned out to be a problematic song. Out of 46 takes for the rhythm track, only 5 hold together to the end of the song. The Beatles will end up devoting over 100 hours to rehearsing and recording the song (a first), yet it will never be released as a finished track.

Thursday, August 7, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, London). Creating a stereo mix of "Come Together". Then recording vocals and guitars onto "The End". The sparkling guitar play is outstanding, with Paul, George, and John trading solos.

Monday, August 7, 1989: US re-release of Beatles singles on 3-inch CDs: "Hello Goodbye/I Am the Walrus", "The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe", "Get Back/Don't Let Me Down", "All You Need is Love/Baby You're a Rich Man", and "Something/Come Together" (all Capitol/Parlophone).

Monday, August 7, 1989: UK re-release of Beatles singles on 3-inch CDs: "Get Back/Don't Let Me Down" and "The Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe" (which was the first 3-inch CD Beatles single issued in stereo). Both released by Parlophone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 8 This Day In Beatle History

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Tuesday, August 8, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime.

Wednesday, August 8, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Co-op Ballroom, St. Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, Yorkshire. The Beatles usually play at the Cavern Club on Wednesday nights, but they are excused so they can appear in Doncaster, which is 86 miles from Liverpool.

Thursday, August 8, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Auditorium in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. The third of five nights playing in the Channel Islands. The first two nights had been on the island of Jersey. This day they travel 30 miles to Guernsey in a 12-seater plane, while their equipment is transported by ferry.

Saturday, August 8, 1964: "A Hard Day's Night" is the #1 single in the US for the second week in a row.

Sunday, August 8, 1965: The Beatles' album "Help!" is #1 in the UK charts.

Monday, August 8, 1966: US release of Beatles LP "Revolver" (Capitol). Songs: "Taxman", "Eleanor Rigby", "Love You To", "Here There and Everywhere", "Yellow Submarine", "She Said She Said", "Good Day Sunshine", "For No One", "I Want to Tell You", "Got to Get You Into My Life", "Tomorrow Never Knows". This is the last Beatles album to contain different songs on the European and American versions. 77 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

Monday, August 8, 1966: Beatles records are banned from South Africa's airwaves, in a punitive response to the "Beatles bigger than Jesus" fiasco.

Monday, August 8, 1966: Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" (Parlophone). Six weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #2.

Thursday, August 8, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Final mixing for "Hey Jude" and "Revolution", the next Beatles' single, which will be released in the UK on August 30. The single will go on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide. Then the Beatles spend the remainder of the 12-hour session working on "Not Guilty", going up to take 101. Take 99 is determined to be the best at this point.

Friday, August 8, 1969: Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of Abbey Road, takes photographs of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing (pedestrian cross-walk) just outside Abbey Road studios. The Beatles cross several times, McMillan taking six shots while a policeman holds up traffic for them.

Friday, August 8, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording drums and bass overdubs for "The End". Then Ringo adds drums while John records an overdub of synthesizer and white-noise onto "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". In another studio, Paul records lead guitar and tambourine overdubs onto "Oh! Darling".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 9 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 9, 1961: The Beatles perform a night show at the Cavern Club.

Thursday, August 9, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime.

Friday, August 9, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Springfield Ballroom, St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands. The Beatles' fourth night playing in the Channel Islands, returning to Jersey after the previous night's performance on the island of Guernsey.

Sunday, August 9, 1964: The Beatles perform at the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough.

Friday, August 9, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Take 99 of "Not Guilty" from the previous night's session is given a reduction mixdown to create take 102. Drum, guitar, and bass tracks are then overdubbed, but the song is not completed. After the other Beatles go home for the evening (2:00 am), Paul stays behind and records "Mother Nature's Son", taping 25 takes. A brass overdub will be added later. Like Paul's song "Blackbird", no other Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 10 This Day In Beatle History

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Thursday, August 10, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime. That night they play at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 10, 1962: The Beatles perform aboard the vessel MV 'Royal Iris', on the River Mersey. Another Cavern-sponsored "Riverboat Shuffle". Also appearing are Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (who'd had a #1 hit two years previously, "Shakin' All Over") and the Dakotas (an instrumental group, in the days before Brian Epstein teamed them up with Billy J. Kramer). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 10, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Springfield Ballroom, St. Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands. This is the last of five nights playing in the Channel Islands, four of them at this venue. The Beatles' fee for the five nights of performing is one thousand pounds. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 10, 1964: US release of singles "Do You Want to Know a Secret/Thank You Girl", "Please Please Me/From Me to You", "Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You", and "Twist and Shout/There's A Place" (Oldies 45). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 11 This Day In Beatle History

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Friday, August 11, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night show. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 11, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Odd Spot Club, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 11, 1963: The Beatles perform at the ABC Theatre in Blackpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 11, 1964: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Works begins on The Beatles' fourth album ("Beatles For Sale", not yet titled). They begin and complete recording of the track "Baby's in Black", in 14 takes of the full song and 13 additional takes of the guitar intro. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 11, 1964: The Beatles' first feature film, "A Hard Day's Night", opens in the US. It is a big hit with fans, and critics give it very favorable reviews. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 11, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). John, Paul, and George record the "She's so heavy" harmony vocals for "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". Then backing vocals are overdubbed for "Oh! Darling" and 'Here Comes the Sun". Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 12 This Day In Beatle History

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Friday, August 12, 1960: Pete Best auditions to become The Silver Beatles' drummer. He is asked to travel to Hamburg with them as their new drummer. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles change their name to simply, "The Beatles". Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 12, 1961: The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 12, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at night. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 12, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. This is the first of a six-night engagement at this venue. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 12, 1966: The Beatles perform two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This is the first stop on what will turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts are the Remains, Bobby Hebb, the Cyrkle, and the Ronettes. Although they'd just released a new album, The Beatles didn't bother rehearsing any new songs, using the same repertoire as they'd used on their tour of West Germany, Japan, and the Philippines. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 12, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). George's lead vocal for "Not Guilty" is recorded. The song is mixed into mono and is shelved until the "Anthology" series is released. It appears on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 18). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 13 This Day In Beatle History

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Sunday, August 13, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 13, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime, and that night they perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Crewe, Cheshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 13, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 13, 1963: The Beatles' Parlophone EP "Twist and Shout" reaches sales of 250,000 copies, making it the first EP to earn a silver disc. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 13, 1965: US release of Beatles soundtrack LP "Help!" (Capitol). Songs: "Help!", "The Night Before", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Need You", "Another Girl", "Ticket to Ride", and "You're Gonna Lose That Girl". The remainder of the album is filled with orchestral instrumentals from the movie soundtrack. 44 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1. [Note: On re-releases, the song "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" is listed as "You're Going to Lose That Girl". "The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia" by Bill Harry states that the song "is often wrongly called 'You're Gonna Lose That Girl'"; however, the song's title is clearly listed using the word "Gonna" on my original 1965 US "Help!" LP (on both the album cover and the record label).] Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 13, 1965: The Beatles arrive at Kennedy International Airport for a tour of North America. The support acts for the tour are Brenda Holloway & The King Curtis Band, Cannibal & the Headhunters, and Sounds Incorporated. The Beatles' song list for the tour is "Twist and Shout", "She's a Woman", "I Feel Fine", "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", "Ticket to Ride", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Baby's in Black", "Act Naturally", "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", and "I'm Down" ("I Wanna Be Your Man" is occasionally substituted for "Act Naturally"). The tour will not be a happy one for The Beatles, whose safety requires that their arrival, performance, and departure from concert locations be conducted like military operations. Press conferences become an ordeal as The Beatles are forced to answer a barrage of inane questions. As the interaction with their audiences becomes almost completely severed, The Beatles' playing will suffer terribly, to the point where they no longer rehearse. Frustrated at the absurdity of it all, John begins screaming off-microphone obscenities at the audiences. Yet the public remains oblivious to the discontent of the not-so-happy-go-lucky "Fab Four". When the tour is over, The Beatles will go home one million dollars richer, but they will be completely disillusioned about performing live. They veto Brian Epstein's suggestions for a fall tour of Britain, a return to the Royal Variety Show, and a third Christmas show. Epstein is later able to persuade The Beatles to tour the UK, but it will be a short one. [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" is often spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".] Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 13, 1966: The Beatles perform two shows at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, during their final American tour. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 13, 1966: The Beatles' LP "Revolver" is #1 in the UK charts. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 13, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The Beatles set about making a second re-make of "Sexy Sadie". Eight takes are recorded, followed by four reduction mixdowns. Then recording begins for "Yer Blues" (14 takes, followed by reduction mixdowns for takes 15-17). The finished song is an edit of takes 16 and 17--the beginning of take 17 is spliced onto the end of take 16. The splice occurs 3 mins 17 secs into the song. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 14 This Day In Beatle History

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Monday, August 14, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a lunchtime show. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 14, 1962: Ringo Starr is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at Butlin's holiday camp when he receives a telephone call from John Lennon, who confirms Ringo's invitation to join The Beatles. John and Paul had previously met Ringo in secret to discuss it, and now it was really happening. The Beatles need Ringo right away, and he has been interested in joining The Beatles for some time, so Ringo gives Rory Storm three days notice and, on August 18, Ringo appears as a member of The Beatles for the first time--"that night the Fab Four were born" (Lewisohn). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 14, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 14, 1963: The Beatles tape two songs for delayed broadcast on Granada TV's program "Scene at 6:30". They are not dressed in their suits, as usual, but in black polo-neck sweaters and jeans. They tape two songs, "Twist and Shout", which is broadcast later the same day, and "She Loves You", which will be broadcast on August 19. Recording is at the Granada TV Centre in Manchester. After the taping, The Beatles return to Llandudno in North Wales for the evening's performances. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 14, 1964: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, Emi Studios, London). Recording songs for their fourth album ("Beatles For Sale"). "I'm a Loser" is recorded in eight takes, and "Mr. Moonlight" is recorded in four takes. The Beatles also record five takes of "Leave My Kitten Alone", but they are unhappy with the results and abandon the song. "The Beatles Anthology 1" includes a combination of Takes 1 and 4 of "Mr. Moonlight" and the completed Take 5 of "Leave My Kitten Alone" (Disc 2, Tracks 21-22). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 14, 1965: The Beatles, in the US for a tour of North America, tape an appearance for CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show". Recording at Studio 50, New York City, New York, they perform "I Feel Fine", "I'm Down", "Act Naturally", "Ticket to Ride", "Yesterday", and "Help!" During Paul's performance of "Yesterday", accompanied by a pre-taped track of three violins, the other three Beatles leave the stage. After the song, they return to the stage, and John comments, "Thank you, Paul, that was just like him." The program is broadcast on September 12, for the season-opener of "The Ed Sullivan Show". Also appearing on this show are Cilla Black, Soupy Sales, Allen and Rossi, and Fantasio the Magician (sorry, no Topo Gigio). The Beatles' performance of the song "Help!" is included as part of a US television special titled "Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary", broadcast by CBS-TV on May 18, 1998. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 14, 1966: On their final tour of America, The Beatles perform a concert at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The show is interrupted when 2,500 fans flood onto the field where The Beatles are playing. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 14, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). "Yer Blues" is brought nearly to completion with the recording of a second John Lennon lead vocal. Then recording begins for "What's the New Mary Jane" (4 takes). This song is very nearly included on "The Beatles", but is cut at the last minute. John and George are the only Beatles who perform on the song, and John is the only singer. But Yoko Ono and Mal Evans join John and George in making the recordings. The 'best' recording from this session was released on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 22). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 14, 1978: US release of Beatles single "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With A Little Help From My Friends/A Day in the Life" (Capitol). Songs not previously released as a single. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 14, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night. The night show is Pete Best's final appearance with The Beatles, although he is completely unaware of it at the time. The next day he is summoned to Brian Epstein's office, where he receives a bombshell - the other Beatles no longer want him in the group. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15 This Day In Beatle History

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Thursday, August 15, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 15, 1965: The Beatles perform what may be the most famous live performance of their career, their first concert at New York's Shea Stadium. The audience of 55,600 fans is the largest ever to attend a pop music concert up to that time. The Beatles are paid $160,000 for this one performance. New York City authorities veto The Beatles' planned arrival inside the stadium by helicopter, so a Wells Fargo armored truck transports them into the stadium and they run out onto the stage, located at second base. The Beatles play "Twist and Shout", "She's a Woman", "I Feel Fine", "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", "Ticket to Ride", "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Baby's In Black", "Act Naturally", "I Wanna Be Your Man", "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", and "I'm Down". In addition to the support acts that were accompanying The Beatles on their North American tour, an additional group was added for this concert--the Young Rascals. The concert is filmed by Sullivan Productions, in association with NEMS Enterprises and Subafilms, for a one-hour color television special, "The Beatles at Shea Stadium", for the US market. In fact, though, it is first broadcast (in black and white) in the UK, by the BBC, who transmit the show on March 1, 1966, and again on August 27, 1966. The film is first shown in the US, in color, on January 10, 1967, on the ABC-TV network. "The Beatles at Shea Stadium" opens with the closing number from the concert, "I'm Down". "She's a Woman" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" aren't included in the film at all. Also, some of the other tracks have studio overdubs added to the live audio track to "sweeten" it up. Two of the Rolling Stones are among the audience at Shea Stadium--Mick Jagger and Keith Richard. Later that evening, Bob Dylan visits The Beatles at their hotel. "The Beatles Anthology 2" includes the Shea Stadium performance of "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" (Disc one, Track 13). [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" is often spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".] Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 15, 1966: The Beatles, on their final tour of America, perform one show at DC Stadium, Washington, D.C., in front of a crowd of 32,164. Five members of the Ku Klux Klan, led by the Imperial Wizard of Maryland, picket the concert. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 15, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording "Rocky Raccoon". George Harrison sits in the control booth while Paul, John, and Ringo record 9 takes of the basic track. Later, John overdubs harmonica and George Martin records a piano solo. John, Paul, and George Harrison then overdub backing vocals. Take 8 is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 21). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 15, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording orchestral tracks for "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight", "The End", "Something", and "Here Comes the Sun". George records a new lead guitar solo for the mid-section of "Something". Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 16 This Day In Beatle History

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Tuesday, August 16, 1960: Pete Best leaves the Blackjacks and becomes The Silver Beetles' drummer. The band's current line-up would now included John, Paul, George, Pete and Stuart Stutcliffe.

Wednesday, August 16, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club - a night performance. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 16, 1962: Brian Epstein summons Pete Best to his NEMS Whitechapel shop for an 11:00 am meeting. Brian tells Pete that the other Beatles want him out of the group, and that he is being replaced. Amazingly, Brian Epstein asks Pete to perform with The Beatles that night; stunned by the news he has just received, Pete agrees. Upon further thought, and with a clearer head, Pete later decides against appearing, and he does not show up for the night's performance. A lot of The Beatles' fans are partial to Pete, who is their favorite. For a few days, Brian Epstein needs protection to walk down Mathew Street, and his new automobile is scratched. As much as Pete's abrupt dismissal seems in hindsight to have been a smart move for The Beatles, the timing and the cruel way in which it was done are troubling indeed. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 16, 1962: The Beatles perform at Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, Cheshire. Pete Best, who had been told earlier in the day that he was being booted out of The Beatles, does not show up. Although he had told Brian Epstein that he would perform with The Beatles for this appearance, he understandably changed his mind after he'd had some time to think about it. Drummer Johnny Hutchinson of The Big Three fills in the temporary vacancy. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 16, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 16, 1964: The Beatles perform at the Opera House in Blackpool. One of the support acts is the High Numbers, who will later change their name to The Who. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 16, 1966: The Beatles, touring the US for the final time, perform a concert at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lightning flashes throughout the open-air concert, but the rain holds off until the show is finished. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 16, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", taking the song from its early acoustic version into an electric version. Fourteen takes are recorded. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 17 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 17, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. The Beatles begin their first Hamburg engagement, the first of 48 nights at the seedy Indra Club, which was frequented by prostitutes and their clients, most in various states of inebriation. The owner, Bruno Koschmider, urges The Beatles to "Mach Shau", or really put on a show, and John Lennon complies by screaming, shouting, and leaping about the stage. The others followed his example, sometimes playing lying on the floor. Lennon once appears wearing only his underwear and, on another occasion, wearing a toilet seat around his neck. It works--The Beatles begin to draw in larger crowds, and their musical abilities are sharpened by their arduous schedule: four and one-half hours on weeknights and six hours on weekends. To keep up their energy and to compensate for insufficient sleep, all of The Beatles, except for Pete Best, start using stimulant drugs. The audiences, who know little English, applaud as John Lennon shouts out "Sieg Heil" and calls them "fucking Nazis". The Beatles lodge in a single room behind the screen of a nearby moviehouse. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 17, 1961: The Beatles perform at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool. For this performance The Beatles add bass guitar player Johnny Gustafson (bassist with The Big Three, who were also on the bill), leaving Paul McCartney without a guitar and free to cavort around the stage and even venture into the audience, singing into a microphone like a solo singer. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 17, 1961: The first Beatles fan letters are printed in "Mersey Beat". Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 17, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead, and at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey. With Ringo Starr not due to arrive until the following day, The Beatles again call upon The Big Three's drummer Johnny Hutchinson to sit in as drummer for one more night, which he does. His own group, The Big Three, also have a booking that night, and they are forced to find a replacement drummer themselves. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 17, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire. This is the last night of a six-night stand. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 17, 1965: The Beatles, on a tour of North America, perform two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. The attendance for each show is 18,000. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 17, 1966: The Beatles, veering into Canada during their final tour of America, perform two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 18 This Day In Beatle History

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Thursday, August 18, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 18, 1961: The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club. That night they appear at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 18, 1962: The Beatles perform at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight, Birkenhead. The 17th annual dance for the local Horticultural Society. Ringo Starr appears for the first time as a member of The Beatles, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This is the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them--John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 18, 1963: The Beatles perform two shows at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devonshire. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 18, 1963: The Beatles, on their way to Torquay for two evening performances, stop at Alpha Studios in Birmingham to tape an appearance for ABC Television's program "Lucky Stars (Summer Spin)". They perform lip-sync to both sides of their forthcoming single "She Loves You/I'll Get You". Broadcast on August 24, the day after the release of the single. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 18, 1964: The Beatles arrive in San Francisco, USA, to begin an American tour. They are met at the airport by 9,000 frenzied fans. The Beatles are driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers can take pictures. As the 9,000 fans press against the fencing, it gives way, and The Beatles manage to get out split-seconds before it comes crashing down. The Beatles, unmistakably shaken, are shuttled to their hotel suite, locked in under armed guard. Several floors below them, a woman is beaten and robbed, her cries for help mistaken as just another crazy Beatles fan. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 18, 1965: The Beatles, on a tour of North America, play one performance for a crowd of 30,000 at Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 18, 1966: The Beatles, touring in the US for the last time, perform a concert at Suffolk Downs Racetrack, East Boston, Massachusetts. The concert is held in the middle green of a horse-racing course, before a crowd of 25,000. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 18, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Paul records a piano overdub for "The End". "The Beatles Anthology 3" includes Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 19 This Day In Beatle History

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Friday, August 19, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 19, 1961: The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Sunday, August 19, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at night, their first appearance at the Cavern with Ringo as drummer. A fight breaks out with fans of Pete Best as The Beatles enter the club, and George Harrison gets a black eye. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 19, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth. The first of six nights, two shows per night, at this location. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Monday, August 19, 1963: Photographer Robert Freeman shoots the half-shadow Beatles photo that will become the album cover for their second LP, "With the Beatles" (and also the cover for the American LP "Meet the Beatles). Freeman takes the photo at The Beatles' hotel in Bournemouth, the Palace Court. The exact date is not known for certain, but it is one of the six days of The Beatles' engagement at the Gaumont Cinema in Bournemouth (August 19-24). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Wednesday, August 19, 1964: The Beatles open their tour of the USA with a performance at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, for a crowd of 17,130. They perform the 12 songs which make up their repertoire for the entire tour: "Twist and Shout", "You Can't Do That", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Things We Said Today", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Can't Buy Me Love", "If I Fell", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Boys", "A Hard Day's Night", and "Long Tall Sally". There will be some variation in song selection or order, but not much. What was the difference anyway, when no one, not even The Beatles themselves, could hear the music? The supporting acts are the Bill Black Combo, the Exciters, the Righteous Brothers, and Jackie DeShannon. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Thursday, August 19, 1965: The Beatles, touring North America, perform two shows at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas. The Beatles earn $85,000 for the two performances, each with an audience of 12,000. Beatlemania was":at possibly its most acute level yet witnessed" (Lewisohn). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Friday, August 19, 1966: The Beatles, touring America for the last time, perform two shows at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee. An anonymous phone caller threatens that one or all of The Beatles will be assassinated during one of their performances. Midway through the second show, someone in the audience throws a lighted firecracker onto the stage, and it explodes, causing The Beatles a moment of alarm. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Saturday, August 19, 1967: "All You Need Is Love" becomes the #1 single in the US (Billboard). Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

Tuesday, August 19, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). A synthesizer overdub for "Here Comes the Sun" is recorded. Beatle will contribute to the finished track. Take 2 of "Mother Nature's Son" is included on "The Beatles Anthology 3" (Disc one, Track 19).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 20 This Day In Beatle History

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Saturday, August 20, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Sunday, August 20, 1961: The Beatles perform at Hambleton Hall, Huyton, Liverpool.

Monday, August 20, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Crewe.

Tuesday, August 20, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth.

Thursday, August 20, 1964: On a tour of America, The Beatles perform two shows at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendance for both concerts is 16,000. The Beatles add the song "Till There Was You" to their song list for one of the shows.

Friday, August 20, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform two shows at White Sox Park, Chicago, Illinois. Total attendance is 62,000 and The Beatles earn $155,000.

Saturday, August 20, 1966: The Beatles, touring America for the last time, are forced to cancel/reschedule their planned performance in Cincinnati's open-air stadium, Crosley Field, when heavy rain (and no cover provided) makes electrocution a virtual certainty were The Beatles to attempt to perform.

Saturday, August 20, 1966: "Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" is the #1 single in the UK charts.

Tuesday, August 20, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Two separate sessions, with John and Ringo in Studio Three and Paul in Studio Two. George is in Greece, having left suddenly on a four-day trip. John and Ringo complete "Yer Blues", recording Ringo's intro ("two, three:"). Paul works on "Mother Nature's Son", adding overdubs that include the recording of two trumpets and two trombones. Engineer Ken Scott will later recall that John and Ringo walked in during Paul's session and that the sudden negative tension that immediately developed between Paul and the others was striking. When John and Ringo left, things returned to normal. Late in Paul's session, he records the demo for a song named "Etcetera". This is followed by "Wild Honey Pie", which is recorded in its entirety.

Wednesday, August 20, 1969: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Completion of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". A preliminary master tape of "Abbey Road" is compiled. The medley is slated for side one, and the placement of "Octopus's Garden" and "Oh! Darling" are reversed from the final version. The album ends with the slashed guitar chord that finishes "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". All four Beatles attended this session. This is the last time that all four Beatles will be together at the EMI Abbey Road studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21 This Day In Beatle History

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Sunday, August 21, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Monday, August 21, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a lunchtime show.

Wednesday, August 21, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth.

Wednesday, August 21, 1963: Release in Sweden of Beatles single "She Loves You/I'll Get You" (Parlophone). Fourteen weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #1.

Friday, August 21, 1964: The Beatles give a 29-minute performance for 14,720 fans at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington.

Saturday, August 21, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform one show at Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a crowd of 25,000.

Sunday, August 21, 1966: The Beatles, on their last tour of the US, perform in two cities due to a cancellation due to rain the previous day. First they perform at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then they fly to St. Louis, Missouri, for a concert at Busch Stadium, where they must perform under a tarpaulin due to heavy rain.

Wednesday, August 21, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Numerous overdubs (including another John Lennon lead vocal, backing vocals, organ, bass, and tambourine) bring "Sexy Sadie" to completion. George Harrison, who returned from Greece on this day, may not have been at the recording session.

Monday, August 21, 1978: US re-release of Beatles LP "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Capitol Limited Edition). Picture disc.

Monday, August 21, 1978: US re-release of Beatles double LP "The Beatles" (Capitol Limited Edition). White vinyl discs.

Monday, August 21, 1978: US re-release of Beatles compilation double LP "The Beatles 1962-1966" (Capitol Limited Edition). Red vinyl discs.

Monday, August 21, 1978: US re-release of Beatles compilation double LP "The Beatles 1967-1970" (Capitol Limited Edition). Blue vinyl discs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 22 This Day In Beatle History

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Monday, August 22, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Wednesday, August 22, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again at night. During the lunchtime session, a film crew from Granada TV films the performance of two songs ("Some Other Guy" and "Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey") for the television program "Know the North". At the end of "Some Other Guy" the microphone picks up a fan's shout, "We want Pete!", it having been less than a week since Pete Best's dismissal from The Beatles. Unfortunately, the conditions in the club are not suitable for good filming, and the footage will be judged unsatisfactory for broadcast. The film is shelved, but it is exhumed for broadcast (Nov. 6, 1963, on the show "Scene at 6:30") once The Beatles have become famous. Since then, it has been widely shown. Some of the film footage has disappeared over the years, but "Some Other Guy" is largely intact. For many years this was the only known film of a Beatles performance before they achieved national fame, and the only film of them performing in the Cavern Club. In 1996, a 35-second color, soundless film of The Beatles performing at the Cassanova Club on Feb. 14, 1961, will be discovered by the son of the fan who filmed it.

Thursday, August 22, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth.

Thursday, August 22, 1963: The Beatles tape an appearance for the Southern Television program "Day by Day", broadcast locally from Southampton. They perform lip-sync to "She Loves You". Recording is done at Southern Independent Television Centre, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire. Broadcast that same evening.

Saturday, August 22, 1964: Veering into Canada on their first American tour, The Beatles perform for an audience of 20,261 at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. The concert is also broadcast live by a local radio station.

Sunday, August 22, 1965: The Beatles' airplane, flying to Portland, Oregon, catches fire, but luckily no one is injured.

Sunday, August 22, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform two shows at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Total attendance is 20,000. Between performances, The Beatles are visited in their dressing-room by Carl Wilson and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.

Tuesday, August 22, 1967: The Beatles in the recording studio (Chappell Recording Studios, Maddox St., London). Recording Paul's song "Your Mother Should Know".

Thursday, August 22, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). The constant bickering and tension finally becomes too much for Ringo--he quits The Beatles and walks out, leaving the country to think about his future. The news of Ringo's departure is kept secret, and the press does not hear about it. Ringo will rejoin The Beatles on September 3. After Ringo leaves, the remaining Beatles record "Back In the USSR", with Paul on drums and John playing bass. Five takes are recorded.

Friday, August 22, 1969: The Beatles get together at John's Tittenhurst Park home for their final photo session.

Monday, August 22, 1983: UK re-release of Beatles single "She Loves You/I'll Get You" (Parlophone). 20th anniversary reissue. Issued as a regular single and also as a picture disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 23 This Day In Beatle History

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Tuesday, August 23, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Wednesday, August 23, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime and then again that night.

Thursday, August 23, 1962: The Beatles perform at Riverpark Ballroom, Chester. It is John Lennon's wedding night.

Thursday, August 23, 1962: "Mersey Beat" announces the change in drummers for The Beatles. Pete Best fans react violently, and protest petitions are signed. The Beatles are jeered by Best supporters when they next appear at the Cavern Club.

Friday, August 23, 1963: UK release of Beatles single "She Loves You/I'll Get You" (Parlophone). 24 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.

Friday, August 23, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth.

Sunday, August 23, 1964: The Beatles, on a tour of the USA, perform a 29-minute concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California. Attendance is 18,700. Since Capitol Records was planning to release a live Beatles album in the US, the Hollywood Bowl concert is recorded. They had wanted to record the February 12 Carnegie Hall performance, but the American Federation of Musicians had refused. Now, with permission in hand, a Beatles concert is recorded on three-track equipment. Both Capitol Records and The Beatles gave the resulting tapes the thumbs-down--the quality of the recording was too poor to release, and the tapes were shelved. However, in 1977 the tapes would be resurrected, and six songs from the 1964 concert would be combined with seven tracks from the 1965 Hollywood Bowl concert, creating the album "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl". The mixing of 1964 and 1965 tapes was necessary to get enough good performances of songs for the album. Since The Beatles and their fans couldn't really hear the music being played, The Beatles were finding it increasingly difficult to care whether they played well or not. Yet these tracks show that The Beatles were still playing at a very high level, high enough for the "Hollywood Bowl" album to reach #1 on the charts on June 18, 1977, almost 13 years after the 1964 Hollywood Bowl concert had been recorded. Before 1977, the only uses of this material were a 48-second extract of "Twist and Shout' that appeared on the Capitol album "The Beatles Story", and the audience applause and screaming that links the songs "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "With a Little Help From My Friends" on the 1967 "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.

Tuesday, August 23, 1966: On their final tour of America, The Beatles perform at Shea Stadium in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year's performance, which had sold out, there are 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. Nonetheless, The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance.

Wednesday, August 23, 1967: The Beatles in the recording studio (Chappell Recording Studios, Maddox St., London). Recording Paul's song "Your Mother Should Know". The song will be re-recorded at EMI's Abbey Road studios, but the Chappell Studios version is the one that will end up on record. Brian Epstein attends the recording session, which is a bit unusual these days. This is the last Beatles recording session before Brian's death--he will be found dead in his home on August 27.

Friday, August 23, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). With Ringo having quit the group (temporarily), John, Paul, and George complete "Back In the USSR", adding numerous overdubs which include jet airplane sounds taken from the EMI tape library: 'Volume 17: Jet and Piston Engine Aeroplane".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 24 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 24, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Thursday, August 24, 1961: The Beatles perform at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool.

Friday, August 24, 1962: The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club; that night they perform at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

Saturday, August 24, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Gaumont Cinema, Bournemouth. This is the final night of a six-night engagement at the Gaumont, playing two shows per night.

Monday, August 24, 1964: US release of Beatles single "Slow Down/Matchbox" (Capitol). 8 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #17.

Thursday, August 24, 1967: The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose lecture on Transcendental Meditation (TM) they had gone to hear at the Hilton Hotel in London. TM involves the silent repetition of a word, short phrase, or sound to produce a state of mind that reduces stress, calms the mind, and energizes both mind and body. The Maharishi invites The Beatles to travel with him to Bangor, in North Wales, to attend more lectures. They accept his invitation.

Monday, August 24, 1987: US re-release of Beatles album "The Beatles" (The White Album) on double CD (Capitol).

Monday, August 24, 1987: US re-release of Beatles album "Yellow Submarine" on CD (Capitol).

Monday, August 24, 1987: UK release of Beatles albums on CD: "Yellow Submarine" and "The Beatles" [the 'White Album', issued as a double CD] (EMI).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 25 This Day In Beatle History

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Thursday, August 25, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Friday, August 25, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club during lunchtime. That night they appear on the Mersey River ferry boat the "Royal Iris", for one of Cavern Club owner Ray McFall's "Riverboat Shuffles". The headline group is Acker Bilk, clarinetist and leading proponent of the trad jazz scene.

Saturday, August 25, 1962: The Beatles perform at Marine Hall Ballroom, Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Sunday, August 25, 1963: The Beatles perform at the ABC Theatre in Blackpool.

Thursday, August 25, 1966: The Beatles, on tour in America for the last time, perform two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. They had flown in from Los Angeles, having departed for Seattle at 10:00 am in the morning, and they will take a return flight to Los Angeles at 11:00 pm. The first show (3:00 pm) at the Coliseum is attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seats 15,000), but the evening show (8:00 pm) is a sell-out.

Friday, August 25, 1967: The Beatles travel with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to Bangor (in North Wales).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 26 This Day In Beatle History

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Friday, August 26, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Saturday, August 26, 1961: The Beatles perform at Aintree Institute, Aintree, Liverpool.

Sunday, August 26, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at night. Also appearing is Mike Berry, who'd had a Top 30 hit the preceding October with his song "Tribute to Buddy Holly".

Monday, August 26, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport. This is the first of six nights, with two shows per night. The Beatles' song list for this residency is "Roll Over Beethoven", "Thank You Girl", "Chains", "A Taste of Honey", "She Loves You", "Baby It's You", "From Me to You", "Boys", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "Twist and Shout".

Wednesday, August 26, 1964: The Beatles perform one show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, Colorado. Attendance is 7,000 (surprisingly, there were 2,000 empty seats).

Saturday, August 26, 1967: At University College in Bangor, North Wales, The Beatles hold a press conference with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announce that they have become disciples of the guru and that they have renounced the use of drugs. They become members of the Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement', which obligates them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization. They soon decide to visit the guru's Transcendental Meditation (TM) academy in Rishikesh, India, for meditation and study. The Beatles plan on becoming teachers of TM.

Monday, August 26, 1968: US release of Beatles single "Hey Jude/Revolution" (Apple). 19 weeks on Billboard chart; highest position #1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 27 This Day In Beatle History

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Saturday, August 27, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Sunday, August 27, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool.

Tuesday, August 27, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport.

Tuesday, August 27, 1963: The Beatles filming for a documentary being made to explore the "Mersey Beat" boom. Their contract with the producer stipulates that they will not appear in a rival documentary being made, to be called "Beat City". To avoid the difficulties of filming a live Beatles' concert, filming is done in a studio with The Beatles performing "Twist and Shout" and "She Loves You", the group wearing grey collarless suits. Later, they perform "Love Me Do" wearing black collarless suits. The studio performances are intercut with scenes of The Beatles' hysterical fans taped the previous night at the Odeon Cinema in Southport. For the "Love Me Do" segment, the released single version of the song is dubbed onto the film, scrapping the "live" studio version.

Thursday, August 27, 1964: The Beatles, touring the USA, perform a show at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, in front of 14,000 fans. The Beatles fly to New York City right after their performance, and even though they arrived at 2:55 am, they were greeted at the airport by 2,000 fans.

Friday, August 27, 1965: The Beatles, on the last day of a five-day break from their North American tour, attend a recording session for The Byrds. Later that afternoon, The Beatles meet Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It is an awkward meeting, one that leaves The Beatles with the impression that Presley's personality is decidedly "unmagnetic".

Wednesday, August 27, 1969: Each of The Beatles sells his remaining shares in NEMS Enterprises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 28 This Day In Beatle History

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Sunday, August 28, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Monday, August 28, 1961: The Beatles perform a lunchtime show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

Tuesday, August 28, 1962: The Beatles perform a night show at the Cavern Club, Liverpool.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963: The Beatles filming for a documentary being made to explore the "Mersey Beat" boom. The Beatles are filmed in a dressing room, including shots of them applying stage make-up and then walking around backstage with their guitars, as if preparing for a live performance.

Friday, August 28, 1964: The Beatles, on tour in the USA, perform at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, New York. One show in front of 16,000 fans.

Saturday, August 28, 1965: Resuming their North American tour after a five-day break, The Beatles perform one concert at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California.

Sunday, August 28, 1966: Nearing the end of their final tour of America, The Beatles perform one show at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, before a wild crowd of 45,000. The Beatles' attempt to escape from the stadium in an armored truck is thwarted when the main gate is found to be locked, and The Beatles have to spend a miserable two hours in the back of the truck.

Wednesday, August 28, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). John, Paul, and George start recording of John's song "Dear Prudence". They build the song instrument by instrument, utilizing the 8-track equipment at Trident. John and George play guitars, while Paul plays drums to compensate for Ringo, who quit The Beatles on August 22.

Wednesday, August 28, 1968: Release in Sweden of Beatles single "Hey Jude/Revolution" (Parlophone). Eleven weeks in the Swedish charts; highest position #1.

Friday, August 28, 1970: Re-release in Sweden of Beatles LP "Let It Be" (Apple) in standard album sleeve. Previously only the deluxe boxed edition had been available.

Friday, August 28, 1987: The Beatles movie "Yellow Submarine" is released on videocassette in the UK. The "Hey Bulldog" segment is omitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 29 This Day In Beatle History

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Saturday, August 29, 1959: The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) perform at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in the spacious cellars of a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best. This is the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men will play here. Originally, the booking was for the Les Stewart Quartet, the group with which George Harrison had been playing. Les Stewart and Ken Brown had gotten into a serious argument and Stewart walked out, swearing he'd never come back. Brown asked George Harrison if he knew of anyone who could step in and save the day. George got in touch with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and The Quarry Men play the club's opening performance, resurrecting The Quarry Men from a brush with disbanding.

Monday, August 29, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Tuesday, August 29, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a lunchtime show.

Wednesday, August 29, 1962: The Beatles perform at Floral Hall Ballroom, Morecambe, Lancashire.

Thursday, August 29, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport.

Thursday, August 29, 1963: The Beatles filming for a documentary being made to explore the "Mersey Beat" boom. The Beatles are filmed walking on the top deck of a ferry boat and signing autographs. Later, at Speke Airport in south Liverpool, they act out an airplane arrival, descending steps from an airplane.

Saturday, August 29, 1964: The Beatles, on tour in the USA, perform at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, New York. One show in front of 16,000 fans.

Sunday, August 29, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform a show at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California. The first of two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. The Beatles' performance is recorded for possible release on record, but technical problems (most especially Paul's microphone going out) render the recordings unusable.

Monday, August 29, 1966: The Beatles play their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. A crowd of 25,000 is in attendance. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) bring cameras on stage and take pictures between songs. During their final tour, The Beatles have not played a single song from their newest album, "Revolver", accentuating the incompatibility between their current musical interests and performing live. As The Beatles fly out of San Francisco, George comments, "Well, that's it, I'm not a Beatle anymore." While that is technically inaccurate, it gives proof to the fact that The Beatles have evolved and are no longer the "Fab Four". The Beatles will go their own separate ways for several months, giving rise to editorials lamenting the demise of The Beatles. However, in late November they will get back into the studio together and forge a new, stunning identity.

Thursday, August 29, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). Overdubbing vocals, handclaps, tambourine, piano, and flugelhorn onto "Dear Prudence".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 30 This Day In Beatle History

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Tuesday, August 30, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Wednesday, August 30, 1961: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool - a night performance.

Thursday, August 30, 1962: The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, at lunchtime and at Riverpark Ballroom, Chester, at night. Also appearing for this night of "Non-Stop Twist & Jive" is Gerry & the Pacemakers.

Friday, August 30, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport.

Friday, August 30, 1963: The Beatles filming for a documentary being made to explore the "Mersey Beat" boom. Shooting outside of Ringo's house--Ringo is filmed leaving his house, having to fight his way through the crowd of teenagers gathered outside, and making his way to George's open-top sports car, which speeds away with fans hanging onto the back. Ringo then shoots a solo scene, visiting a women's beauty parlor in recognition of his comments about wanting to be a lady's hairdresser. This is the final day of filming for the documentary, which was originally going to be called "The Beatles", but which was changed to "The Mersey Sound", since other groups were included in the film. A limited-area broadcast of the completed film will be made on October 9 to London and the north. A nationwide transmission is broadcast on November 13. "The Mersey Sound" was well-liked by both critics and the public, and copy prints are requested by (and provided to) the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and the National Film Archive in London. Extracts from this documentary have appeared many times over the years. One very important clip was exported to America--a segment with The Beatles performing "She Loves You" was sold to the US television network NBC for "The Jack Paar Show". Brian Epstein is quite upset over this, because he does not want to jeopardize his exclusive Beatles contract with Ed Sullivan. Nonetheless, this clip of The Beatles is broadcast on the Paar show, becoming the first appearance of The Beatles on American television (except for news reports). The television critic for "The New York Times", Jack Gould, is unimpressed with The Beatles. He comments, "It would not seem quite so likely that the accompanying fever known as Beatlemania will also be successfully exported. On this side of the Atlantic it is dated stuff" (Lewisohn).

Sunday, August 30, 1964: The Beatles, on tour in the USA, perform at Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, for 18,000 fans.

Monday, August 30, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform one show at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California. The concert is recorded, and seven tracks will be included on the 1977 album "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" ("Twist and Shout", "She's a Woman", "Dizzy Miss Lizzie", "Ticket to Ride", "Can't Buy Me Love", "A Hard Day's Night", and "Help!"). For their two consecutive nights at the Hollywood Bowl, The Beatles earn $90,000. [Note: the song "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" is often spelled "Dizzy Miss Lizzy".]

Friday, August 30, 1968: UK release of Beatles single "Hey Jude/Revolution" (Apple). First single (and first record) released on the Apple label. 11 weeks on the charts; highest position #1.

Friday, August 30, 1968: The Beatles in the recording studio (Trident Studios, London). Mono and stereo mixes are made for "Dear Prudence".

Tuesday, August 30, 1988: UK re-release of Beatles single "Hey Jude/Revolution" (Apple). 20th anniversary reissue. Released as a regular 7-inch single and also as a 7-inch picture disc. A 12-inch single and a 12-inch picture disc single were also released (on the Parlophone label).

Monday, August 30, 1999: The world premiere of the restored animated Beatles film "Yellow Submarine" is held in Liverpool, England. George Martin and Neil Aspinall attend the premiere. The Liverpool City Council have declared this day as "Yellow Submarine Day", the climax of International Beatles Week (August 25-31). The Beatles' 1968 motion picture has been digitally remastered, including its soundtrack. Both the movie (home video on VHS and DVD) and the album ("Yellow Submarine Songtrack", on CD and cassette) are scheduled for release on September 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 31 This Day In Beatle History

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Wednesday, August 31, 1960: The Beatles perform at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.

Thursday, August 31, 1961: The Beatles perform at St. John's Hall, Tuebrook, Liverpool.

Friday, August 31, 1962: The Beatles perform at Town Hall, Lydney, Gloucestershire.

Saturday, August 31, 1963: The Beatles perform at the Odeon Cinema in Southport. The is the final night of a six-night engagement at the Odeon, The Beatles performing two shows each night.

Tuesday, August 31, 1965: The Beatles, on tour in North America, perform two shows at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Total attendance: 28,700. This is the final date on The Beatles' 10-stop tour of North America. They fly back to England the following day, enjoying the next six weeks off from working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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