April 26 – Today in Beatles History

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1963
UK LP release: ‘Please Please Me’ (stereo version).
UK single release: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’/’I’ll Be On My Way’, 1st record by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1964
Performance for the New Musical Express Poll Winner’s Concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Filmed by ABC-TV.
Other acts: The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Dave ClarkFive, Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Gene Loving, Louise Harrison Caldwell and George’s motherpresent at the concert and the Beatles dressing room before the show,Gene records interviews with the Beatles, and after the show thethree go to Liverpool.

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1966
Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.45am. Recording: ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ [re-make] (takes 3-13, overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1967
Studio 3. 7.00pm-2.00am. Recording: ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

3rd performance of Donovan at the Saville Theatre.

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1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 15th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Get Back’, number 1.

Richard Asher disappears.

2.30-4.15pm. 2nd stereo mix of ‘John and Yoko’. 1st work of Richard Langham back with the Beatles.
Studio 2. 4.30pm-4.15am. Recording: ‘Oh! Darling’ (overdub onto take 26); ‘Octopus’s Garden’ (takes 1-32). Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Recording of 1st Paul’s vocal trial for ‘Oh! Darling’. 1st session of Richard Langham back as 2nd engineer, returning from Europe.

1978
Recording of NBC-TV’s show ‘Ringo’.

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