Feb 16 – Today in Beatles History

1963
‘Please Please Me’ number 21 (UK Melody Market chart).
‘Please Please Me’ number 1 [chart?].

London. Recording for ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’.

EMI House. Photographic session with Angus Mc Bean for ‘Please Please Me’ LP cover. [20 February?]

1964
2nd performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, at the Deauville’s Hotel Mau Mau Club, Miami Beach.
1st act performing twice on this programme. Dezo Hoffmann attends. Brian watches the Ed Sullivan Show performance at his hotel room in Miami.
The Beatles have a brief rest in Miami.

1965
Studio 2. 2.30-5.00pm. Recording: ‘I Need You’ (overdub onto take 5); ‘Another Girl’ (overdub onto take 1). Studio 2. 5.00-7.00pm. Recording: ‘Yes It Is’ (takes 1-14). Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: ‘Yes It Is’ (overdub onto take 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott/Jerry Boys.
1st use (in ‘I Need You’) of foot controlled tone pedal.

EMI Manchester Square, Ground floor studio. Morning: The Beatles receive prizes from Sir Joseph Lockwood, including Japanese dolls, silver and gold discs.

1966
‘Rubber Soul’ number 1, 11th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

Brian presents ‘A Smashing Day’ at the New Arts Theatre, London.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-1.45am. Recording: ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into takes 9, 10). Mono mixing: ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (remix 1, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Re-transmision of ‘Penny Lane’/’Strawberry Fields Forever’ clips on BBC-TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’.

1968
John, George, Cynthia and Pattie go to Rishikesh. [15 February?]

1970
The ‘Beatles Book’ ends being published.

1972

John and Yoko share hosting duties on ‘The Mike Douglas Show’. Recording of John and Chuck Berry performance.

1973

UK LP release: ‘Approximately Infinite Universe’, by Yoko.

1984
‘Rolling Stone’ cover features a picture taken on the 1st part of the 3 June 1963 photographic session at Prospect Studios, London.

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