March 31 – Today in Beatles History

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1962
1st professional performance in the South of England (Stroud), organized by Jack Fallon.

1963
Concert at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester (end of Chris Montez and Tommy Roe tour).

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1964
Beatles records are in 9 of the 10 1st positions of the Canadian charts.

‘Meet The Beatles’ has sold 3,650,000 copies.

The Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Saturday Club’: ‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’; ‘I Call Your Name’; ‘I Got A Woman’; ‘You Can’t Do That’; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’; ‘Sure To Fall (In Love With You)’; ‘Long Tall Sally’.
Only BBC take of ‘I Call Your Name’.

Epstein flies with Gerry and the Pacemakers to Australia, to oversee their arrival for a concert tour.

Shooting of the Beatles performing live at the Scala Theatre, for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

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1965
Cilla Black flies to New York with Brian.

1966
New York. Epstein and Tatsuji Nagashima arrange the Tokyo concerts, and Brian secures the UK representation of the Japanese company Nagashima directs, Kyodo Kikaku Inc.

1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Mono mixing: ‘With A Little Help >From My Friends’ (remixes 1-15, from take 11). Recording: ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (overdub onto take 9). Mono mixing: ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (remixes 1-7, from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

5th performance of Fats Domino and his orchestra at the Saville Theatre. Support acts: Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Bee Gees.

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1969
George and Pattie appear on Esher and Walton Magistrates’ Court, walton-On-Thames, Surrey. Trial for possession of cannabis resin. They plead guilty and are fined 250 pounds each, plus 10 guineas costs.

End of John and Yoko’s bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton. John and Yoko leave the Amsterdam Hilton.
Premiere of a TV documentary produced by John and Yoko, with their attendance, in Vienna: ‘Rape’. They comment the film in a press conference at the Hotel Sacher, Vienna. The film is broadcast by the Austrian National Network Television.

1978
End of 3rd period of LP ‘London Town’ sessions at Abbey Road Studios.

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