March 13 – Today in Beatles History

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1963
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: ‘Thank You Little Girl’ (working title of ‘Thank You Girl’) (overdub takes 14-28). Editing: ‘Thank You Little Girl’ (working title of ‘Thank You Girl’) (of takes 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23). Mono mixing: ‘Thank You Little Girl’ (working title of ‘Thank You Girl’) (from edit of takes 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23). Stereo mixing: ‘Thank You Little Girl’ (working title of ‘Thank You Girl’) (from edit of takes 6, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.

Concert at the Rialto, York (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

1964
Brian flies to the Netherlands to arrange the Beatles visit.

Gatwich Airport South, West Sussex. Shooting for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.
10.00am. The Beatles arrive. They change clothes at the Beehive, Room 64.
Shooting of final sequence of the film (running to a helicopter and lifting).
Lunchtime. Crew spreads rumour that there would be no more filming. Most equipment is loaded up and driven away. Few spectators remain.
Afternoon. Shooting ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ sequence, at launch-pad.
Gatwick railway station. Photographic session with David Hurn for the film, not used.
5.30pm. Beatles and crew leave.

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1965
The Beatles, Cynthia, Maureen and Pattie, fly from London to Austria to shoot scenes for ‘Eight Arms To Hold You’ (working title of ‘Help!’) at the village of Obertauern (Austrian Alps). While in Obertauern, the Beatles stay at the Hotel Edelweiss.

‘Eight Days A Week’ number 1, 1st week (Billboard).

1966
Brian presents the first concert by Herp Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in Britain, at the Odeon Cinema, Hammersmith, London. Support acts: the Silkie, and Sounds Incorporated.

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1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of brasses for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’.

Brian flies to Mexico, on vacation.

1969
Compilation and banding of an EP containing the new tracks on ‘Yellow Submarine’, plus ‘Across The Universe’. Never released.

Olympic Sound Studios. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’; ‘Dig It’ (version 1); ‘Dig It’ (version 2); ‘Maggie Mae’; ‘Shake Rattle And Roll’; ‘Kansas City’; ‘Miss Ann’; ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy’; ‘Blue Suede Shoes’; ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

1970
End of sessions for LP ‘Sentimental Journey’.

1976
Jim McCartney dies.

1981
US single release: ‘Watching The Wheels’/’Yes I’m Your Angel’.

1990
Paul’s concert in Tokyo (‘Get Back Tour’).

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