April 17 – Today in Beatles History

1953
Marriage of Elsie Gleave and Harry Graves.

1963
‘Please Please Me’ LP, 4th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

1964
Shooting for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: Beatles find Paul’s grandfather at ‘Le Circle Club’, at the Garrison, downstairs area of Les Ambassadeurs, London.

1965
Brian goes to Spain on vacation.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: ‘Doctor Robert’ (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00-10.30pm. Stereo mixing: ‘Getting Better’ (remix 1, from take 15); ‘She’s Leaving Home’ (remixes 1-6, from take 11); ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ (remix 1, from take 4); ‘Lovely Rita’ (remixes 1, 2, from take 11). Editing: ‘She’s Leaving Home’ (of remix stereo 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1970
UK LP release: ‘McCartney’.

John interview for ‘Rolling Stone’. John comments on Paul’s leaving the Beatles.

1997
Radio broadcast of ‘The World Tonight’ begins in the UK.

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