March 21 – Today in Beatles History

1961
First performance at the Cavern, as support act of the Bluegenes.

1963
Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 1.00-2.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘On The Scene’: ‘Misery’; ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’; ‘Please Please Me’.

Concert at the ABC, Croydon (Chris Montez and Tommy Roe Tour).

1964
‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 16th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ number 2, 10th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘She Loves You’ number 1, 1st week; 9th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Please Please Me’ number 3, 8th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘I Saw Her Standing There’ number 14, 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘From Me To You’ number 58, 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Twist And Shout’ number 7, 2nd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Roll Over Beethoven’ number 79, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘We Love You Beatles’, by the Carefrees, number 63, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘A Letter To The Beatles’, by the Four Preps, number 87, 1st week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1965
Epstein and Lionel Bart end their week end in the south of France.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.45am. Recording: ‘Getting Better’ (tape reduction take 12 into takes 13, 14, overdub onto take 14); ‘Lovely Rita’ (overdub onto take 11). Mono mixing: ‘Lovely Rita’ (remixes 1-15, from take 11). Editing: ‘Lovely Rita’ (of mono remixes 11, 14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of vocals for ‘Getting Better’ and piano solo for ‘Lovely Rita’.
Ringo does not attend the session. He is called to re-record the drum track, but this is later cancelled. John gets in an LSD trip, is taken to the roof and left alone, and later fetched down by Paul and George.
1st visit of Hunter Davies, authorized biographer.
11.00pm approx. visit of Norman Smith with Pink Floyd, whose 1st LP, ‘The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’, he is producing in other sector of Abbey Road the same night.

1969
John and Yoko fly to Amsterdam.

1970
‘Let It Be’ single, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 11th week in the ranking (Billboard).
‘Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)’, 5th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1985

Yoko dedicates the ‘Imagine’ mosaic at the Central Park, New York.

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