April 16 – Today in Beatles History

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1963
BBC-TV’s ‘625 Show’ broadcast (filmed 13 April 1963).

1964
Interview with Ed Sullivan in London, during ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ shootings.

Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (takes 1-9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick.
Afternoon. St John’s Secondary School (Church of England), London. Outside location filming for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: scene at police station.

Heathsfield Street, London. Shooting for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

‘The Portland Arms’ pub, London. Shooting for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (scene deleted from film).

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1965
Wembley TV Studios, Wembley, Middlesex. George and John are interviewed for the TV programme ‘Ready Steady Goes Live!’.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30pm-1.30am. Recording: ‘Rain’ (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6; takes 7-8). Mono mixing: ‘Rain’ (remixes 1-4, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Performance of the Impressions at the Saville Theatre. [?]

Performance of Bo Diddley, Ben E. King and the Alan Bown Set at the Saville Theatre.

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1969
Studio 3. 2.30-5.00pm. Recording: ‘Old Brown Shoe’ (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.45am. Recording: ‘Old Brown Shoe’ (takes 1-4); ‘Something (takes 1-13). Stereo mixing: ‘Old Brown Shoe’ (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Recording of 2nd demo (2.30-5.00pm session) and 1st proper take (7.00pm-2.45am session) of ‘Old Brown Shoe’.

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1971
UK single release: ‘It Don’t Come Easy’/’Early 1970’.

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