April 18 – Today in Beatles History

1963
The Royal Albert Hall, London. 9.10-10.15pm. Broadcasting live BBC’s ‘Swingin’ Sound ’63’: ‘Twist And Shout’; ‘From Me To You’.
Only appearance on live concerts at the Albert Hall transmitted by the BBC. The bill includes Del Shannon, who decides to record a Beatles’ song.
Jane attends ‘Swingin’ Sound ’63’ with reporter Tony Aspler, of ‘Radio Times’, to give him her impressions of the show. After the concert at the Albert Hall, Paul meets Jane.

1964
‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 20th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ number 1, 3rd week; 3rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Appearance on ATV’s ‘Morecambe And Wise Show’.

Chelsea Manor Buildings (Hall Of Remembrance). Rehearsal for ‘Around The Beatles’.

1965
Abbey Road, Room 65. 10.00am-12.30pm. Mono mixing: ‘Help!’ (remixes 1-3, from take 12). Stereo mixing: ‘Help!’ (remix 1, from take 12); ‘The Night Before’ (remix 2, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
Mono remix of ‘Help!’ for United Artists.

Cilla Black’s debut on ‘Sunday Night At The London Palladium’.

ABC-TV transmits the first part of the ‘New Musical Express’ Poll Winner’s Concert (recorded 11 April 1965).

1966
Opening of Cilla Black’s season at the Savoy Hotel, London. Brian presents her with a portable television to celebrate the event.

Chris Curtis joins Pye Records as discographic producer.

The Cavern is sold for 5,500 pounds to Joseph Davey, from Wallasey, pastry-cook and owner of a restaurant.

Evening. John and George see the Lovin’ Spoonful at the Marquee club, London. George meets Eric Clapton for the second time.

1968
Lunchtime. Club Le Prince, discoteque Revolution. John and Ringo attend a party to launch Bill Records.

1969
Studio 3. 2.30-10.30pm. Recording: ‘Old Brown Shoe’ (overdub onto take 4).
Studio 3 (control room only). 10.30pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: ‘Old Brown Shoe’ (remixes 5-23, from take 4).
Studio 2. 1.00-4.30am. Recording: ‘I Want You’ (later known as ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’) (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master; reduction of unnumbered Trident master, called take 1; overdub onto take 1). Stereo mixing: ‘I Want You’ (later known as ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’) (unnumbered rough remix, from take 1). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
‘Let It Be’ single, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 15th week in the ranking (Billboard).

1975
UK single release: ‘Stand By Me’/’Move Over Mrs. L’.

John is interviewed for BBC’s ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’.

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