March 1 – Today in Beatles History

1963
Concert at the Odeon, Southport (Helen Shapiro Tour).

UK single release: ‘How Do You Do It’, debut of Gerry and the Pacemakers.

‘Please Please Me’ single number 1, 2nd week (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.30pm. Recording: ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’ (takes 1-4); ‘Long Tall Sally’ (take 1); ‘I Call Your Name’ (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Start of sessions for ‘Long Tall Sally’ EP.
1st Sunday session.

1966
BBC-TV transmits ‘The Beatles At The Shea Stadium’ film.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: ‘A Day In The Life’ (overdub onto take 6); ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ (take 1-7, tape reduction take 7 into take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Day planned for Brian’s vacation trip to Mexico.

1968
Fans occupy the Cavern, protesting against its closing.

Ringo and Maureen return to London.

1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1970
Transmission, on the Ed Sullivan Show, of ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Two Of Us’ clips. Last time, in life of the group, they appear in the program.

1972
Extension is granted to John’s visa for temporary residence in the USA.

Recording of ‘Some Time In New York City’ begins.

1975
John and Yoko attend the ceremony of Grammy Awards.

1992
Moyzes Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislavia. End of recording of ‘The Beatles Go Baroque’, with Peter Breiner and his chamber orchestra. Producer: Leos Komarek; Engineer: Otto Nopp.

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