June 3 – Today in Beatles History

1963
10.00-11.15pm. BBC’s ‘Steppin’ Out’ broadcast (recorded 21 May 1963).

Two performances at the Granada, Woolwich (3rd British tour). Concert at the Granada, Walthamstow (3rd British tour).

1964
‘With The Beatles’, 28th week in the Top 30 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Morning. Prospect Studios, London. Photographic session with photographer John Launois for the US magazine ‘Saturday Evening Post’.
Ringo collapses, suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis. A local doctor is summoned. Ringo is taken to the private patients’ wing of the University College Hospital, London. Brian and George Martin come up with Jimmy Nicol as Ringo’s replacement.

Studio 2. 3.00-4.00pm. Rehearsal: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’; ‘She Loves You’; ‘I Saw Her Standing There’; ‘This Boy’; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’; ‘Long Tall Sally’. Rehearsal with Jimmy Nicol.

Brian is the subject of the 1st programme in a new Redifussion (ITV) series, ‘Celebrity Game’.

1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: ‘Laxton’s Superb’ (also ‘I Don’t Know’, both working titles of ‘I Want To Tell You’) (overdub onto take 4). Mono mixing: ‘Laxton’s Superb’ (also ‘I Don’t Know’, both working titles of ‘I Want To Tell You’) (remixes 1-4, from take 4); ‘Yellow Submarine’ (remixes 1-5, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer; Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
‘Laxton’s Superb’ changes name to ‘I Don’t Know’ during the session. For the first time, bass is separately overdubbed in a Beatles session (‘I Want To Tell You’). It is discarded Ringo’s spoken intro for ‘Yellow Submarine’.

Date of end of recording contract with EMI Records.

1967
‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, number 1 in Britain.

1969
John, Yoko and Kyoko leave Canada.

1987
Mary Elizabeth Smith interview with Andrew Solt for film ‘Imagine: John Lennon’.

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