April 13 – Today in Beatles History

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1962
Start of Star Club performances.

1963
Studio E, BBC Lime Grove Studios, London. Filming appearance on BBC-TV’s ‘The 625 Show’. 1st BBC-TV appearance.
Evening. Home of Bruce Welch, 157 Headstone Lane, North Harrow, Middlesex. Party thrown by Welch. The Beatles attend. They meet Cliff Richard for the first time.

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1964
The title of the new film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, is announced to the press.

US gold certification: ‘The Beatles’ Second Album’.

1965
Studio 2. 7.00-11.00pm. Recording: ‘Help!’ (takes 1-12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.

The Beatles receive two Grammy Awards for 1964: Best New Artist Of 1964 and Best Performance by a Vocal Group (‘A Hard Day’s Night’).

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1966
‘Rubber Soul’, 19th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 3. 2.30-6.30pm. Recording: ‘Granny Smith’ (working title of ‘Love You To’) (tape reduction take 6 into take 7, overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: ‘Granny Smith’ (working title of ‘Love You To’) (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Editing: ‘Granny Smith’ (working title of ‘Love You To’) (of mono remixes 1-3).
Studio 3. 8.00pm-2.30am. Recording: ‘Paperback Writer’ (takes 1-2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

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1969
Article accusing Allen Klein is published on ‘Sunday Times’ ‘Insight’ column.

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