‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 11th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ number 1, 3rd week; 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘She Loves You’, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Please Please Me’, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘I Saw Her Standing There’, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
10.00-12.00am. BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’ broadcast (recorded 7 January 1964).
US single release: ‘Eight Days A Week’/’I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party’.
Studio 2. 2.30-5.45pm. Recording: ‘Ticket To Ride’ (takes 1-2). Studio 2. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording: ‘Another Girl’ (take 1, and 10 [unnumbered] edit pieces); ‘I Need You’ (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Jerry Boys.
Start of ‘Help!’ sessions. A new recording technique is used: i) Rehearsals with tape running, spooling back it to record properly; ii) Making themes in one or two takes, with numerous overdubs on a rythm track.
Brian escorts Cilla Black to the Royal Film Performance.
John passes his drivers test.
Vic Lewis, on behalf of NEMS Enterprises, flies to the US for talks with the Monkees’ manager, Bert Schneider, with a view to NEMS Presentation bringing the group over to Britain for concerts.
Studio 3 (control room only). 4.30-6.00pm. Mono mixing: ‘Lady Madonna’ (remixes 3-10, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Martin Benge.
John, George, Cynthia and Pattie go to India. [16 February?]
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
End of George’s stay at the London College University Hospital.
Capitol Records hurries to release the LP ‘Rock And Roll’ and sues Morris Levy to force him to withdraw the LP ‘Roots’, which has already sold 3,000 copies, from the market.
US gold certification for ‘The Best Of George Harrison’.
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